Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The NSA's 'Twitter For Spies' Has Over 60,000 Users

Last week, the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks made headlines once more for publishing a large cache of alleged secret files about the CIA's hacking operations. Those files apparently came from a little-known service for the US intelligence community known as Intellipedia.

Many probably still don't know of the "Wikipedia for spies," as Wired called it. And many probably don't know that there's also a Twitter for spies, called eChirp.

The service, which was originally pitched as a "microblogging application" that provides "a fast, informal messaging system to enhance and promote information sharing and collaboration," is widely used among American spies. In fact, thanks to data obtained by a Motherboard through a Freedom of Information Act request, we now know just how many people, and how many posts, there were on eChirp.


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