The Senate released a 528-page executive summary of its study on the CIAâ€™s detention program, more than eight years after the secret overseas prisons were shut down. The report rejected many of the agencyâ€™s claims on the effectiveness of harsh interrogation techniques.
Read it yourself.
The Senate Intelligence Committeeâ€™s report on the CIAâ€™s detention and interrogation program – Washington Post.
Did the CIA fund creative writing in America? The idea seems like the invention of a creative writer. Yet once upon a time (1967, to be exact), Paul Engle received money from the Farfield Foundation to support international writing at the University of Iowa. The Farfield Foundation was not really a foundation; it was a CIA front that supported cultural operations, mostly in Europe, through an organization called the Congress for Cultural Freedom
How Iowa Flattened Literature – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Beware the ‘vengeful librarians’ [which is pretty much an oxymoron, if you ask me]
In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets â€” up to 5 million a day.
At the agency’s Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the “vengeful librarians” also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms â€” anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.
via AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook – Yahoo! News.