NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account to Communicate With Foreign Spies [Updated]

During the first Cold War, American and British spies would sometimes place coded messages in newspaper classified ads to communicate with each other. And according to new reports in the New York Times and The Intercept, the National Security Agency (NSA) has updated the tactic, using its public Twitter account to…

Report: Peter Thiel Up for Key Intelligence Position, Wants to Limit Google's Power

According to a long-in-the-works report from Vanity Fair, Peter Thiel is in discussions to head what one insider described as the “only meaningful executive-branch oversight of the intelligence community.” Numerous officials, including Steve Bannon, confirmed this, and one of Thiel’s chief concerns is reportedly the…

Lawsuit Against CIA Psychologists Who Compared Themselves to Nazi Gas Manufacturer Headed to Trial

A lawsuit against two former Air Force psychologists who developed the CIA’s post-September 11, 2001 “enhanced interrogation” torture techniques, James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, appears to be all set to go to trial after the defendants ignored repeated exhortations to settle—including from the judge.

This Snack Machine Conspiracy Is the Greatest Operation in CIA History

There’s more than one moment in the 2006 thriller The Good Shepherd, when any rational movie watcher thinks, “Shit, does Matt Damon know what he’s doing, setting up the CIA as the most powerful spy agency in the world?” Those doubts, however, seem quaint thanks to the recent revelation that a crew of CIA contractors…