Secret CIA spy gadgets go public: photos

Secret CIA spy gadgets go public: photos

Summary: When you think CIA, the last word likely to come to mind is "open". And yet the US spy organisation has begun to lift the lid — albeit ever so slightly — in a bid to cultivate public support. In fact, the agency recently launched a retooled website, complete with YouTube and Flickr channels.

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  • (Credit: CIA)

    A miniature 35mm film camera concealed in a tobacco pouch.

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    In the 1950s, the CIA had its own semi-submersible. It couldn't travel very far and needed to be hauled around by a larger mother vessel, but its relatively small size allowed the spy sub to operate undetected in areas that would have proved impossible for larger ships.

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    Another view of the semi-submersible.

Topics: Government, Government AU, Privacy, Security

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