CIA Watching Your Internet Videos

Feb 7th, 2008 | By | Category: General

CIA Watching YouTubeInformationWeek reports that the US Central Intelligence Agency is watching YouTube – and they’re not just trying to figure out the lyrics to Chocolate Rain on their lunch break.

Spies under the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) are looking on YouTube for intelligence; according to the report, spies have become major consumers of social media.

“We’re looking at YouTube, which carries some unique and honest-to-goodness intelligence,” said Doug Naquin, director of the DNI Open Source Center (OSC).

The CIA’s intelligence gathering isn’t limited to YouTube, though.

“We’re looking at chat rooms and things that didn’t exist five years ago, and trying to stay ahead. We have groups looking at what they call ‘Citizens Media’: people taking pictures with their cell phones and posting them on the Internet.”

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One Response to “CIA Watching Your Internet Videos”

  1. lol says:

    Great now they freely admit it, spose thats why most valuable public media has been removed from youtube latly now they are going to control the internet i feel worried making this post.

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