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It looks like the CIA & FBI (and other US intelligence agencies) are getting on the social networking bandwagon. The project sounds interesting. From CNN:
The program is called A-Space, and it’s a social-networking site for analysts within the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies.
Instead of posting thoughts about the new Avenged Sevenfold album or Jessica Alba movie, CIA analysts could use A-Space to share information and opinion about al Qaeda movements in the Middle East or Russian naval maneuvers in the Black Sea.
The new A-Space site has been undergoing testing for months and launches officially for the nation’s entire intelligence community September 22.
“It’s a place where not only spies can meet but share data they’ve never been able to share before,” Wertheimer said. “This is going to give them for the first time a chance to think out loud, think in public amongst their peers, under the protection of an A-Space umbrella.”
I don’t expect the government to publicize too much about this project, but I suspect eventually this social network will be opened up, at least in some capacity, to strong allies in the intelligence community such as the UK and Israel.