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CIA strikes deal with SafeWeb

The Central Intelligence Agency has made an investment in SafeWeb, an Oakland, Calif.-based start-up that developed technology that cloaks a customer's identity and movements as they scan the Web, SafeWeb executives said Tuesday. The CIA made the investment through In-Q-Tel, a venture capital group founded by the agency two years ago to invest in technology that could aid it in the spy game. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. SafeWeb's founder, Stephen Hsu, said the CIA is interested in SafeWeb's Triangle Boy software, which prevents companies, schools, and governments from blocking Web users from accessing certain sites.

The Central Intelligence Agency has made an investment in SafeWeb, an Oakland, Calif.-based start-up that developed technology that cloaks a customer's identity and movements as they scan the Web, SafeWeb executives said Tuesday. The CIA made the investment through In-Q-Tel, a venture capital group founded by the agency two years ago to invest in technology that could aid it in the spy game. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. SafeWeb's founder, Stephen Hsu, said the CIA is interested in SafeWeb's Triangle Boy software, which prevents companies, schools, and governments from blocking Web users from accessing certain sites.