Social-media savvy teenage girls targeted for recruitment by security services

Social-media savvy teenage girls are being targeted by security services in a bid to broaden their appeal and tackle their image as “male, pale and stale”. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) will launch a nationwide competition next month for schoolgirls aged 13 to 15, as part of a plan to recruit more female spies, dubbed Jane Bonds, to its ranks. The initiative, which is part of CyberFirst, is the first of its kind to be set up by the eavesdropping agency. Spy chiefs hope that it will attract thousands of teenage girls,…

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