The “information age” has led to less and less privacy, and most Americans see this as a serious problem.
It’s even more disturbing when the government apparently keeps tabs on anyone and everyone, all the time…it’s not only beyond creepy, it hints at something dark and sinister beneath the surface.
Sure, the Crooked Clintons have been thoroughly exposed, as have their significant Russian ties. That’s certainly newsworthy and a little frightening.
And what we’re finding out about the Barack Obama administration is enough to give an American citizen nightmares. God only knows how much taxpayer money went overseas, or to leftist-oriented organizations.
But this affects absolutely everyone, regardless on which side of the political sphere you happen to reside.
As reported by The Independent, WikiLeaks has just busted a colossal CIA scandal WIDE open. And if you’re one of those people who are a little paranoid about the government spying on Americans, well, it seems you have every right to be paranoid.
Check it out:
“The files are the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public, according to Julian Assange. In all, there are 8,761 documents that account for ‘the entire hacking capacity of the CIA’, Mr Assange claimed in a release, and the trove is just the first of a series of ‘Vault 7’ leaks.
Already, the files include far more pages than the Snowden files that exposed the vast hacking power of the NSA and other agencies.
In publishing the documents, WikiLeaks had ensured that the CIA had ‘lost control of its arsenal’, he claimed. That included a range of software and exploits that if real could allow unparalleled control of computers around the world.
It includes software that could allow people to take control of the most popular consumer electronics products used today, claimed WikiLeaks.”
“Year Zero” is all about the CIA’s global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal, and dozens of “zero day” weaponized exploits, which can be used against all sorts of devices and platforms, including the iPhone, Android, and Microsoft Windows.
It can turn your devices into covert microphones, which means the CIA could listen to JUST ABOUT ANYTHING!
How were these files made available, you ask?
They were leaked by a source who wanted the country to address whether or not the CIA had gained too much power.
“In a statement to WikiLeaks the source details policy questions that they say urgently need to be debated in public, including whether the CIA’s hacking capabilities exceed its mandated powers and the problem of public oversight of the agency. The source wishes to initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.”
Cyber warfare is indeed the next generation of danger…and it’s already here.
But should the CIA really have this much control? Even if they’re theoretically trying to protect us?
If we have to live this way, it might be a better idea to just go off the grid for a while. Everyone got a log cabin to which they can retreat?
Source: The Independent