A trove of documents released by WikiLeaks allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA.” Everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens.
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I am the daughter of conspiracy theorists. So feel free to take this with a grain of salt; my parents had a friend who worked for the CIA back in the 80’s who confirmed the development and use of similar programs designed to covertly spy on American citizens. This, of course, was two decades before mobile tech became readily available to moderate income consumers but they could see it was trending in that direction.
I have my doubts that this is the entire capacity of the CIA hacking ability. But then again, I have no proof. I summize that this government (any government) should be afraid of the wrath of their constituents after continually selling them out. I’d be watching my back too.
Stigmom: Your comments are well thought out and appreciated. As to whether or not “this is the entire capacity of the CIA hacking ability,” one never knows. The only thing for sure is that nothing is for sure.
In this age of electronic communications, probably the only secure communications are those whispered into the ear of a confidante. Do you have any secrets to share?
My mother’s friend from the CIA was the extent of my family’s affiliation with any government intel, and unfortunately, she disappeared a few short weeks after that discussion. One can speculate on the reason for her disappearance but certainly, an intelligence agent with loose lips isn’t in the best interest of any government.