updated Wed. November 23, 2022
February 28, 2018
Former CIA agents Philip Agee and John Stockwell documented how it was done decades ago, secretly planting “black propaganda” and covertly funding media outlets to influence events around the world, with much of the fake news blowing back into the American media. In more recent decades, the U.S.ÃâÃÂ ...
February 9, 2018
The people who created Facebook and Google must be smart. They're billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these smart people, because of Congressional pressure, have swallowed the stories about “fake news”. FacebookÃâÃÂ ...
November 2, 2016
Before Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, there lived the godfather of whistleblowers, Phillip Agee, ex-CIA. Phil named names, exposed CIA agents and brought down whole agency operations back when he published his book Inside the Company: CIA Diary in 1975. The difference with back then andÃâÃÂ ...
January 9, 2008
The now senior ODNI officer supposedly confronted Agee in the hotel, instead of reporting it up the chain of command, and Agee fled before he could be captured. The Mexico City episode is more fully recounted by James Risen in his 1997 Los Angeles Times report, “Once Again, Ex-Agent Philip AgeeÃâÃÂ ...
The Cipher Brief
December 31, 1999
Bottom Line: A spy's tradecraft must constantly evolve because of the rapid changes of the digital age – especially the tools and skills required to maintain a legend, or cover identity. Virtual recordkeeping, modern surveillance technology and the vast amounts of a person's background accessible onÃâÃÂ ...
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