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CIA spies shun computers

In the movies, spies and intelligence agents are the ones with the cool gadgets and state-of-the-art equipment, but their real life counterparts are far behind. A recently declassified study said the CIA was five years behind the rest of the world when it came to using technology to do its job. It found that workers in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence made little use of the internet, used primitive, inflexible databases to catalogue information and had none of the software tools common in the business world. The report said the CIA regarded computer technology as a “bogeyman” rather than an ally. Full Story

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