Sunday, March 12, 2006

Not how I would have done it

The identities of 2,600 CIA employees and the locations of two dozen of the agency's covert workplaces in the United States can be found easily through Internet searches, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper obtained the information from data providers who charge fees for access to public records and reported on its findings in Sunday editions. It did not publish the identities or other details on its searches, citing concern it could endanger the CIA employees.
If I was the editor-in-chief at the Tribune, I would not have published this information, but would have turned it over to the CIA directly.

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