For Real?

Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Department

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On a car outside Barnes and Noble.

The Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division, or SHIELD, was created by Marvel Comics‘ Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Not real.

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Information Awareness Office

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Created post-9/11 under the auspices of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

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After William Safire pointed out that the IAO was planning to eavesdrop on Americans, the public became alarmed and Congress cut off funding.

The IAO’s data mining programs, however, were transferred to ARDA (Advanced Research and Development Activity), which was renamed the DTO (Disruptive Technology Office).

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Office address: “Crypto City,” NSA (National Security Agency) headquarters in Fort Meade, MD.  Real.

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Not real. From Electronic Freedom Foundation, defending our rights in the digital world.

 

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