CIA Helped the Justice Dept. Build Spy Planes to Snoop on Phones

There are rules barring the CIA from getting involved in matters of domestic surveillance. But here's some news: The CIA played a key role in developing a sketchy domestic dragnet phone snooping technology used by the Justice Department, according to a Wall Street Journal report. » 3/10/15 5:49pm 3/10/15 5:49pm

When The CIA Proved That A Boeing 727 Can Perform Air Drops

The CIA, via its contractor Southern Air Transport, operated four 727s during the Vietnam War. These jets were "convertible" from cargo to passenger configurations and featured a cargo door in the forward fuselage. Yet the CIA figured out that they could not only haul cargo and passengers, but they could also drop… » 4/22/14 7:26pm 4/22/14 7:26pm

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 6/23/13 4:03pm 6/23/13 4:03pm

How To Fly A U-2 Spy Plane

Got your eye on a sweet used '59 U-2 spy plane you saw on Craigslist? Would you go ahead and take the plunge if you just, you know, knew how to fly it? Then boy, are you in luck. » 1/08/13 2:00pm 1/08/13 2:00pm

Vintage CIA Training Videos Teach You To Stalk Like A Pro

It's well known that the Jalopnik demographic is pretty much equally split between car enthusiasts and chronic stalkers. Today, thanks to our friends at Autominded, we have something that will make everyone happy. » 5/30/12 2:00pm 5/30/12 2:00pm

The Piracy Lawsuit That Could Ground The CIA's Deadly Predator Drones

Al Qaeda and the Taliban haven't been able to bring down the CIA's Predator drones. But a new lawsuit alleging parts of their targeting software are pirated (and faulty) could. » 10/18/10 9:32pm 10/18/10 9:32pm