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CIA admits smartphones made traditional espionage more difficult



As Burns explained, a CIA agent used to be able to cross the border with a bunch of fake passports and confidently travel to foreign cities unnoticed. Now agents are faced with digital obstacles: ubiquitous surveillance cameras and biometric border controls. Smartphones, watches and cars, which constantly determine the location, interfere. There is always some kind of personal data on the Internet that interferes with complete anonymity.

Burns asked a rhetorical question: how can an agent in the modern world apply for a job in another government agency or private enterprise, if his mobile phone is not regularly present in the city of the organization, there are no records that he withdrawn money from ATMs or paid for lunch from with a credit card nearby and there are no camcorders?

Now the spies have to not just disguise themselves as someone, but to fully live the life of their character.

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