WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has optimized his timing again, releasing the Vault 7 documents that have had Twitter and his mass following contemplating over the last month the exact punch the world governments would likely encounter.
The impressive trove of released documents is essentially a blueprint to the CIA’s extensive hacking capabilities covering tools such as iPhones, Android and Smart TVs. If the leaks are authentic, (Assange has never let us down in the past), the electronic gadgets we own are the CIA’s gateway to our privacy, more than we’ve ever thought or cared to contemplate. Nothing is safe.
…cyber weapons customised for the intent purpose of CIA spying; malware designed to infiltrate and bypass encryption; smart gadgets recording our conversations…Nothing. Is. Safe.
This is parallel to Snowden’s whistleblowing on the NSA those few years back, revealing then Big Brother surveillance watching over anything and everything if they so desired. But with these recent 8,761 pages of documents and files cyber-dumped on our doorstep, courtesy of the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence ‘high-security network’, in Langley, Virginia, Vault 7 has exposed something more sinister. This is a cyber weapons program customised for the intent purpose of CIA spying; malware is specifically designed to infiltrate and bypass encryption, all the while our smart gadgets are recording our conversations.
The CIA of course won’t commit themselves to comment on the matter, but would we believe them if they did? The CIA created its own exploits, weaponizing them against our devices, while setting unprecedented, uncontrolled hacking standards and “proliferation of such ‘weapons’, which results from the inability to contain them combined with their high market value, and the global arms trade,” so says Assange.
And let’s not underestimate history in the making. This is by far, the biggest release of its kind to go public. This is only “Part One” of the Vault 7 release, and it’s a damn fine cliffhanger.
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