CIA http://www.kplu.org en CIA vanishes from list of federal agencies with fictitious Wash. IDs http://www.kplu.org/post/cia-vanishes-list-federal-agencies-fictitious-wash-ids <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s Department of Licensing has released a list of federal agencies that have received fictitious driver’s licenses for undercover operations. But the list made public Friday does not include the Central Intelligence Agency even though the state agency previously acknowledged its work with CIA.</span></p><p> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:31:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 8824 at http://www.kplu.org CIA vanishes from list of federal agencies with fictitious Wash. IDs Inslee: 'Broad' definition of law enforcement for false IDs http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-broad-definition-law-enforcement-false-ids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay&nbsp;</span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says he would apply a “broad” interpretation to the term “law enforcement” when issuing fictitious driver’s licenses to undercover agents. The governor’s comment follows <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/cia-obtains-false-ids-wash-dept-licensing">our report</a> that the CIA has obtained nearly 300 so-called confidential Washington driver’s licenses since 2007.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:11:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 8456 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee: 'Broad' definition of law enforcement for false IDs House authorizes fake driver’s license program over objections http://www.kplu.org/post/house-authorizes-fake-driver-s-license-program-over-objections <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18px;">The Washington House has voted to allow the Department of Licensing to continue to issue fictitious driver’s licenses to undercover police officers. But with new safeguards. Even so, the vote late Tuesday came over the objections of some Republicans.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18px;">The Department of Licensing has issued so-called confidential driver’s licenses for decades. But it never had direct authorization from the Legislature to do so.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 05:54:51 +0000 Austin Jenkins 8430 at http://www.kplu.org House authorizes fake driver’s license program over objections CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye http://www.kplu.org/post/cia-tracks-public-information-private-eye Secrets: the currency of spies around the world.<p>The rise of social media, hash-tags, forums, blogs and online news sites has revealed a new kind of secret — those hiding in plain sight. The CIA calls all this information "open source" material, and it's changing the way America's top spy agency does business.<p>NPR recently got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the CIA's Open Source Center. It operates on the down-low, though it deals with public material. We aren't allowed to tell you where the Open Source Center is. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:50:58 +0000 Rachel Martin 3863 at http://www.kplu.org CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye Did CIA's fake vaccination program undermine global health? http://www.kplu.org/post/did-cias-fake-vaccination-program-undermine-global-health <p>One of the chronic problems the international community has with almost every disease-fighting campaign has been the need to overcome mistrust &mdash; mistrust of government, of foreign health workers or outsider do-gooders in general.</p><p>This is, for a variety of reasons, especially true of vaccines.</p><p>So many worry that such global health efforts will suffer from the revelation, reported first in The Guardian and later by the New York Times and others, that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) set up a fake vaccination program in Pakistan in order to collect DNA samples.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/07/has-the-cia-compromised-global-health-in-hunt-for-bin-laden/"><strong>Read more</strong></a>.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:18:01 +0000 Tom Paulson 2069 at http://www.kplu.org Did CIA's fake vaccination program undermine global health?