Friday, February 8, 2008

YouTube, MySpace ... In search for foreign intelligence

Among the most valuable sources, one top spook says, are blogs, MySpace and other Web 2.0 hallmarks.

The speech was posted this week on SecrecyNews, the blog of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy.

"I would not have thought of You Tube as an obvious source of intelligence," Steven Aftergood, the project's director, told InfromationWeek, "but I think it's a good sign that the Open Source Center is looking at it, and at other new media." reviews: 1 and 2

"We're looking now at YouTube, which carries some unique and honest-to-goodness intelligence," Doug Naquin, director of the CIA's Open Source Center said in a recent speech to CIA retirees.

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