Brits Recruit Spies on Facebook

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By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 29, 2008 10:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) Single, love rock 'n roll and lip piercings, and seeking employment as 007. That could be exactly the kind of Facebook profile Britain's spy agency is seeking as it tries to recruit a more "diverse" type of spook with a new ad campaign on the social networking site. Three different pop-up ads target university grads, those bored with their jobs, and people with a hankering to "influence world events," reports the Guardian.

"Public channels are used to promote job opportunities and Facebook is a recent example," said a spokeswoman for MI6, which usually recruits from snooty universities. "There has been a very good response."