Social web training new spies

Who woulda thunk? Even the CIA is getting into social networking now (do parents need more evidence that this is not a passing fad?). The agency's "working on a social networking site so its spies can swap spycraft tips and enjoy some of that online/social fun that us civvies so love," according to It'll be called "A-Space" ("sadly not SpySpace," Pocket-Lint says), and "any employee of the US's 16 security agencies will be allowed to sign up and virtually network with their colleagues and counterparts." A way to attract new recruits? Maybe, but this article says "the CIA is apparently hoping that the site will help relationships between the agencies, and stop veils of secrecy from hindering work." Here's the Financial Times, which broke the story.


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