Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bloviators Anonymous? The CIA nods to blogs

That bumbling firm for spooks in Langley, Virginia, now takes bloggers seriously, even if most professional hacks still tend to look askance at aggregators with cyberlinks and ranters with agendas. Check out this and learn how the CIA watches anyone who files as a 'citizen journalist' on a weblog and especially monitors officials who might leak to them. The intelligence agency has updated its regulations and now releases formerly classified information to bloggers under the Freedom of Information Act. (Hat tip to abc's "the blotter".) What's more, an online tool has traced edits on the Wikipedia website to the CIA's office network (and also to the Vatican.) Beware cyber-moles. You can be traced.

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