Spy craft is awesome, but there’s something about old spy technology that really captures the imagination. Spy technology from before the Internet just seems rougher and more dangerous, requiring an agent to put their life in harm’s way behind enemy lines. Microfilm, listening devices, and special smuggling procedures were just some of the tricks of the trade that made up the old spy gadgets employed by intelligence services across the globe.
Before the age of computers and hacking, organizations such as the CIA had to be very clever with how their agents operated. Movements, dead drops, and devices had to be concealed perfectly or they would be discovered, and in the intelligence business the last thing you want is for your rivals to know your movements. In fact, the CIA was so dedicated to developing new methods of espionage they tried to develop robotic animals that could be controlled wirelessly. What kinds of spy tech were used before computers and the Internet changed the game? Read below to see all kinds of cool historical spy technology.
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