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One of the jurors who convicted Whitey Bulger started up a strange pen pal friendship with him

I was on Cape Cod this past weekend — specifically, the town of Eastham, which is way up by the wrist and fairly desolate in winter. What I didn't know at the time was that Janet Uhlar, one of the juror's from Whitey Bulger's trial, was right around the corner from me the whole time. ...

One of the CIA’s waterboarding torturers called himself “The Preacher” and shouted religious nonsense while performing executions

More word from the ongoing attempt to bring the people responsible for years of CIA torture to justice: one of the three waterboarding specialists at Guantanamo was called "The Preacher" because while he was drowning suspects to the point of near death, he "would at random times put one hand on the forehead of ...

The CIA is offering…privacy advice? For trick-or-treaters? ***?

Need some last-minute advice to make a costume so good, no one will recognize you?

Check out these 5 tips to remain incognito this #Halloween with the help of our spy dog, Calliope.https://t.co/JZNiqiU9kN#SpyKids pic.twitter.com/1F8Zc6ihzq

— CIA (@CIA) October 28, 2019

I don't think I ever related to the ...

US sues Edward Snowden, ‘Permanent Record’ violates NDAs ‘signed with CIA & NSA’ says Justice Department

Well, pretty much everyone saw this lawsuit coming. The United States government is suing Edward Snowden, whose new book Permanent Record was released today, September 17, 2019.

The Justice Department says Snowden's book contents are “in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA.”

Read DOJ's full statement today from ...

The creepy chemist behind CIA’s search for a mind control drug

In the 1950s and 1960s, chemist Sidney Gottlieb headed the CIA's efforts to find a mind control drug. They thought LSD held the most promise and ran numerous horrible experiments on unwitting civilians to test its efficacy. A deeply creepy chemist named Sidney Gottlieb ran the program, called MK-ULTRA. Journalist Stephen Kinzer tells the tale ...

The CIA finally launched its Instagram, and its first post is an ‘eye spy’

04.25.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Welcome to the 'gram, CIA fam! Ok, I'm sorry for that rhyme. But sometimes you've gotta roll out the welcome mat for your friendly shady government agency with a problematic legacy, right? SEE ALSO: The CIA is very interested in your tweets and Insta... ...

CIA director promises agency will soon launch an Instagram account

04.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Espionage it for the 'gram! During an address at Auburn University in Alabama, CIA Director Gina Haspel unveiled some de-classified information about the CIA's next big move: it's launching an Instagram page. SEE ALSO: Instagram verification will mak... ...

Phone scammer tried to con William Webster, the only person ever to serve as director of both the CIA and FBI: it did not go well

Keniel A Thomas is part of the wave of violent phone scam gangs that have led to chaos in cities across the island; he made the mistake of trying to con the 90-year-old William Webster out of $50,000 with a hamfisted advance-fee fraud scam, not realizing that Webster is a top US *****, the ...

This CIA toolkit is built for concealing in a spy’s ****

Everyday carry? From Atlas Obscura:

This CIA-issued tool kit was issued to CIA officers during the height of the Cold War. It was a way for spies to get themselves out of sticky situations: to pick a lock, carve a tunnel, etc. Watch the video above to learn more about the tool kit from historian ...