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Buzz on Lie Detectors Is All a Lie, Nsa Video Says

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The National Security Agency wants job applicants to know that its polygraph test is nothing to sweat.

The eavesdropping and code-breaking organization has produced a 10-minute video designed to soothe applicants' anxiety over the notoriously grim experience.

"The Truth About the Polygraph" (publicly available on the Defense Security Service's training Web site) opens with various applicants--or actors playing them, it's not clear--describing everything bad they had heard about the test, the implication being that none of it is true.

From The Washington Post
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