Facebook has saved the CIA millions of dollars; Twitter still worthless

CIA Director is astounded so many people would willingly publicize such private information

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WASHINGTON — Since Facebook was launched in 2004, it has replaced almost every CIA information-gathering program, saving the agency millions of dollars.

A CIA Director said the agency is astounded so many people would willingly publicize private information such as where they live.

“It is truly a dream come true,” he said. “They also post their religious and political views and alphabetized lists of all their friends.”

Watch the full report below.

CIA's 'Facebook' Program Dramatically Cut Agency's Costs

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