Julian Assange : WikiLeaks to share CIA hacking tools with tech companies

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Julian Assange speaks to the media from a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, 05 February 2016 (reissued 13 January 2017).

Julian Assange : WikiLeaks to share CIA hacking tools with tech companies


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In a statement made today, 9 March, during a Facebook Live broadcast, the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, said his organization plans on providing technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools. This would allow the companies to patch any existent software flaws.

This past week, the non-profit organization WikiLeaks published documents in which secret CIA hacking tools are described, as well as snippets of computer codes were divulged.

The documents, however, did not include any full computer programs that would be needed to actually conduct cyber exploits against phones, computers, and Internet-connected televisions, Reuters has reported.

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