Amidst a trove of records released by WikiLeaks this week that purportedly contain “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling proof that everyday gadgets like smart TVs and personal devices are vehicles used in the push to keep an eye on American citizens.
The technology shared divulges how the CIA remotely identifies users’ geolocations and clandestinely initiates cameras and receivers on phones and other electronics.
WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange said the Central Intelligence Agency lost control of an extensive stockpile of cyber warfare material that was not adequately secured. He said WikiLeaks is now working with manufacturers like Apple and Microsoft to better secure gadgets. However, as a byproduct of this revelation, digital spy techniques are now in the hands of programmers around the world.
Various cybersecurity specialists are calling the information released outdated, but even that begs the question, what is state of surveillance technology and possible breaches at present?
During his campaign, Trump said, “We love WikiLeaks!” in response to its massive email dumps highlighting the Democrat Party’s indiscretions and lack of integrity.
After WikiLeaks’ latest revelation, many Americans are concerned about Assange’s motives, particularly from a global perspective.
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