CIA plans “MySpace for spies”
Any teenager could tell you that social networks are great for spying. Now the CIA has created an international communications tool called A-Space, which has been dubbed “MySpace for Spies.” The idea for the network was actually inspired by the Newscorp site. From the Financial Times:
A female employee who had arranged a high-school reunion on MySpace asked why the community had not created a similar tool. That prompted a response that she wasn’t thinking big enough. But Mr Wertheimer says two other people immediately jumped in with concerns about a “counter-intelligence nightmare” that could cost US lives.