Regular people like you and I might use Twitter and Facebook to vent and share adorable cat pics, but according to the Associated Press, the CIA is combing through millions of our digital scraps for counterterrorism and counterproliferation purposes. Big Brother, is that you?
Previously on DVICE, we examined once-secret FBI documents from the Bureau's investigations into freaky, unexplained phenomena. These glimpses into the real-life X-Files were made public via various Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) requests and subsequently posted for all to peruse on the agency's online "Vault". As it turns out, the FBI isn't the only government body with a history of investigating mysterious activity. FoIA-liberated documents from the Central Intelligence Agency show how America's stealthy strike force has had a keen interest in strange "aerial phenomena" from all around the world. We're talking UFOs!
Try going to the CIA's website today? Probably not. As of a handful of minutes ago, you wouldn't have been able to, either. It's been down for hours.
Cats are perfect spies. They're small, they're stealthy, and they excel at seducing humans, who can't help but pet them while blathering on about state secrets. This is exactly why the CIA decided to implant listening devices into cats and train them to go where they were told. This is no joke, it's Project Acoustic Kitty.