Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED

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rick nineg : She wore a mask as she briefed Bush. What a badass. I didn't even guess!

Jessica Joy : 1:48 she just snatched her own wig like that Weird weird flex

Wurmin' : I’m surprised she’s even allowed to talk about this.

SengirShowsU : She should update her european posture data :D

BOXINEGAY I'm gay : I want to disguise to remove my social anxiety

Squirmy and Grubs : Not a single person in my extensive network of family, friends, and acquaintances has yet realized that this wheelchair I’ve been using for 24 years is just a part of my disguise. Truthfully, I can walk just fine. But the enemy must never find out!

Apples : When she says it’s almost impossible to (convincingly) turn a man into a woman, this is because the effects of male puberty are relatively more additive in nature. For example, it’s much more difficult to conceal things like broad shoulders, muscle definition and size, strong jawlines, etc. Overall height is often problematic as well, especially in men with heavy builds. You can’t make a man shorter or proportionately smaller, but you CAN put lifts in a woman’s shoes, pad her waist and shoulders, and apply facial prosthetics to enlarge existing features.

Sakkehattu : What you guys are missing, is that "she" is actually a 6´8, 260lb Asian-African man.

Kimzii Hodges : She's sharing these details as these were archaic methods of disguising persons. Now they have more advanced methods of disguising persons and more intricate methods of spotting an individual dressed in disguise.

Chatter Formerly Known As John Smith : This is old school with the coming facial recognition. That is why the CIA lets her talk, this is all obsolete. .

Creativ Brian : Plot twist she’s wearing a disguise

Melody : Am i the only one who thinks the disguised people look incredibly suspicious?

whats poppin : Marvel: just put a baseball cap and some shades on

Amber Chatterton : I was waiting the whole time for her to take a mask off

allie baba : "We can't turn a man into a woman" *enters Ru Paul*

Anchor Bait : I want a job title that sounds like that.

BighypeBeats : @3:27 "it is almost impossible to turn a man into a woman". She clearly never been to tailand

sara helvest : I bet the only reason she hasn't been killed yet for sharing this information is probably simple.. she's the master of disguise, are we even seeing her orrr is this interview done with a current spy o.O a spy reading all these comments .. /cue xfiles theme

DarkDutchman : Which country does she refer to with "Europe" ? As a native Dutchman I am European and as far as I know people's behaviour in Europe is different per country you go to.

sarah mc hugh : But the disguised person doesn't look right. Her eyes make her look like a young woman.

Kenna Parker : I actually traveled to europe and blended in so well, people mistakenly took me as a german, asking me for directions. I tried to dress the way they would and act the way they would and I can say, it truly is effective.

ayan Nuur : Americans are usually recognized in other countries because they're loud, entitled slobs who think they're the smartest person in the room but are almost always the stupidest 😂

El Presidente : I don't know if anybody knows this but Trump is not actually orange that's just a disguise.

ハーミピュン : "I would mention that it's almost impossible to turn men into women" Japanese: Nop

Paul Evans : An over-abundance of stereotyping and American paranoia! She makes it sound as though Parisians prey upon American tourists. The reality is that pick-pockets and other criminals will target FOREIGN TOURISTS, because they know that they are likely to be far less Paris-street-wise than French people. I hate to tell you, but the biggest give-away is when you speak. As soon as they hear English (so you can be American, Australian, British or whatever), they think "Tourist. Money. Target". They don't care about your baseball cap or if you lean when you stand.

Comet with Bleach : Now that I edited my comment, no ones reply makes sense.

Sarah Cofer : Fake disguises are always noticeable. The best disguises are the people who naturally blend into the background. The people you never look twice at. Meaning you can't be too pretty. You can't be too ugly. Your features have to be bland. A fake disguise can fall off or be yanked off. A womans body will always be paid more attention to so to alter it will be more easily noticeable. You have to be a brilliant linguist to speak a foreign language perfectly or mimic an accent. Ghosts don't wear disguises. They just get in and get out without ever being noticed. They are the epitome of nondescript.

Bianca Aletti : best people to hire: androgynous people lol

Maya Rouillard : I can always tell an American because of their teeth. Especially Californians, somebody with really nice and white teeth is usually American. Not that dental hygiene is overlooked in other countries, but it's more of a health thing than a cosmetic thing. I've noticed that most Americans pay to have their teeth whitened or straightened (with braces) just to get that "movie star" smile look, where it just isn't as big of a deal to have perfectly straight or white teeth anywhere else, as long as you brush 2x a day you're fine. But yeah, I'm afraid that's a bit harder to change, but perfect teeth is a dead giveaway.

aa a : who changes hands with utensils? I have never seen that.

Victor Chang : Kept thinking about Inglorious Basterds and that bar scene. THREE FINGERS

Zarpin : Just weird to think the last stranger you walked past or talked to could be the president in disguise, or a foreign country looking to attack, who knows...

Satan, The Skinny Whale Legend : What if it’s a actually a younger guy disguised as an old woman…

ShowS : I'm European (Italian, specifically) and I do move the fork between my hands.

CheesecakeLasagna : Pfft. White Chicks has better disguises.

Rockas360 : She's the Master of Disguise!


Plickiper : Plot Twist: She was Sniped after that inerview, she knows too much.

J. Montrice : This is the most fascinating thing I've ever watched on YouTube I had no desire to look at my iPhone the whole time. I could have watched another hour of this. Amazing!

Meme Meme : 4:35 shroud, is that you?

Andrew Christoffel : So I guess I'm going to try quick changing in literally every crowd I'm in now...

Acid Lamb : people in europe often do not stand perfectly straight but in contrapost just like americans cause its more comfy we also do not smoke like that cause its less practical

ChildeHaroldsKillgrimage : I heard it all comes down to whether or not you're turtley enough for the Turtle Club.

Maeve Aitken : Become another person... Become another person... Become another person... (Slowly changes accent) Become another person... Become another person...

Akashdeep Singh : **watches the video in disguise**

Spørg Casper : So all my smoking friends smoke as americans, they must be americans or secret agents then!

Stefanoss Gameplay : Bush got bamboozled

Zom Bee Nature : It was kinda interesting, but I wonder what prompted this being made

J Chastain : This was extremely interesting! Awesome!

Bobby Bob-Bob : European here - the bit about how we hold cigarettes is nonsense unless you're a caricature of the French - most people hold a cigarette the same as in the US. However for some reason we do hold a spliff between the thumb and index finger which now I come to think about it is a bit weird :D