CIA-type data net planned by private, nonspy team
Imagine having the vast information resources of the CIA at your disposal. That's exactly the kind of thing a private information agency plans to offer, according to the Washington Post. Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath and US publisher Anthony Stout plan to join forces to form a private computerized intelligence service that will supposedly rival the capability of the CIA.Skip to next paragraph
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Secrecy has shrouded the new company, called International Reporting and Information Systems, causing some reports to refer to the venture as a ''private spy agency.''
A company spokesman said there will be nothing clandestine about the service. It will gather only open information available to the public. The difference will be its computer capacity.