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With Administration Fretting Over Security, Feds Probe Polygraph-Beaters

Frantic to detect the next Snowden

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WASHINGTON — Federal agents have launched a criminal investigation of instructors who claim they can teach job applicants how to pass lie detector tests as part of the Obama administration's unprecedented crackdown on security violators and leakers.

The criminal inquiry, which hasn't been acknowledged publicly, is aimed at discouraging criminals and spies from infiltrating the U.S. government by using the polygraph-beating techniques, which are said to include controlled breathing, muscle tensing, tongue biting and mental arithmetic.

So far, authorities have targeted at least two instructors, one of whom has pleaded guilty to federal charges, several people familiar with the investigation told McClatchy. Investigators confiscated business records from the two men, which included the names of as many as 5,000 people who'd sought polygraph-beating advice. U.S. agencies have determined that at least 20 of them applied for government and federal contracting jobs, and at least half of that group was hired, including by the National Security Agency.

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  1. Has anyone told them that ‘lie detectors’ are so much hooey?

  2. Exactly what “crime” are these instructors committing? Teaching people how to control their emotions is now illegal?

  3. The solution for poly-graph-thwarting service providers is simple: Re-label themselves as, not polygraph-thwarting services, but “Church” of Scientology “E-meter” thwarting services instead! The IRS (fed tax-man) in the USA has recognized this “Church” as being legitimate, and so any training in dealing with the poly-graph-like “E-Meter” (Scientology “religious device”) would then fall under religious freedom! This excellent idea brought to you by the Church of Scienfoology, see http://www.churchofsqrls.com/ ?

  4. this is an important move by the govt cuz obama is so transparent.

    honestly he is the most transparently deceptive politician in decades.

  5. upto I saw the draft 4 $7918, I have faith that my mom in-law was like actualy taking home money part time from their laptop.. there neighbour has been doing this 4 only about 12 months and a short time ago took care of the dept on their home and bought Toyota. go to, http://www.jobs76.com

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