Revealed: FBI chief's secret Twitter account

  31 March 2017    Read: 1453
Revealed: FBI chief's secret Twitter account

When Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey teased that he had joined the world of social media with secret Facebook and Twitter accounts, tech writer Ashley Feinberg took the dare.

After four hours of FBI-level sleuthing, she was pretty sure she had the answer: On both he was using the name of US Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. Embarrassing: He had only one Twitter follower.

All it took, Feinberg said on the Gizmodo website where she is a senior reporter, was for Comey to tell an audience of security professionals Wednesday night that he had very cautiously joined the social networking age to keep up with family.

“I care deeply about privacy, treasure it. I have an Instagram account with nine followers. Nobody is getting in. They’re all immediate relatives, and one daughter’s serious boyfriend,” Comey let slip.

Feinberg was piqued. “Who am I to say no to a challenge?” she wrote. She tracked down Comey’s family members, eventually discovering his son Brien’s Instagram account by way of a photo of him with an Instagram tag.

/Gulf news/

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