Wednesday, January 24, 2007

CIA Gets in Your Face(book)

Gone are the days of Wild Bill Donovan rounding up movie stars and ivy leaguers for a romantic life of spycraft.

The CIA has a brand new recruiting tool --

Since December, the Agency's been using it, along with a YouTube based recruiting video (below) to round up a new generation of spooks. reports:

Every Facebook user has her or his own page, and users can choose to join Facebook "groups," which can be created by individuals or sponsored by companies as paid promotions. The NCS-sponsored Facebook group was launched on Dec. 19, 2006 and will stay active for two months."

The group rounded up 200 members it's first week on the site. It's up to 2,100 members now. (

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