The CIA web presence, enhanced for the year 2011!
February 9, 2011 12:06 PM Subscribe
The Central Intelligence Agency launched several enhancements
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, attempting to make a more public-friendly internet presence. Their outreach efforts also include Flickr
accounts, where you can watch CIA Director Panetta deliver his keynote address
at a foreign language summit
, if you have an hour to kill. Or marvel at a silver dollar
that is actually a hollow container
! They even have a few pictures of a dragonfly
and a fake fish
. Wait, what? That dragonfly is a tiny gas-powered machine
that actually flew
in the 1970s, and that fake fish is a functional Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
.Charlie the robo-carp and the gas-powered dragonfly were shown off in 2003
at an exhibit that wasn't open to the public
. News reports have blurry pictures at best
, but now you can see the fake tiger dropping Seismic Intruder Detection Device
in all it's glory, along with other relics of the sneaky past.
Wired is not impressed
, but they did find The CIA K-9 CAM: The Headquarters Tour
, in which an explosive detection canine officer guides you through the CIA headquarters. Warning: she's a dog, with a cutesy human voice.