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The CIA, which has traditionally relied on secret operatives or high technology for its information, is opening a new unit…

The CIA, which has traditionally relied on secret operatives or high technology for its information, is opening a new unit to gather and analyze “open source” information – stuff that’s already public somewhere. But “open source” doesn’t mean available to the public, Security News reports. It’s director, Stephen Aftergood, submitted a FOIA request for the published statements of Osama bin Laden between 1994 and 2004. The CIA acknowledged that it had collected bin Laden’s comments but said the release would compromise “intelligence sources and methods.” (10/6/05)

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