Wikileaks Reveal CIA Spying Through TVs, Phones; DNC Fabricating Russian Ties
Kinect Spying
(Last Updated On: March 7, 2017)

Wikileaks revealed their Vault 7 stash earlier today. It contains a number of documents revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency had (or still has) programs that are used to spy on everyday people through their televisions, their computers, their cell phones, and even their cars.

Over on the Wikileaks website they rolled out a press release discussing all the major topics in the leaks. There’s so much information to parse through that there TL;DR snippets floating around Twitter that gives you a basic idea of what the leaks contain. Twitter user General Halley offers a nice little visual chart of what you’ll find in Vault 7.

The CIA’s hacking programs included purposefully infiltrating consumer products with malware. All those conspiracy theories about the CIA spying on you through your consumer electronic device? Well, they’re no longer theories… they’re a fact… according to these Wikileaks documents.

In one document from October 2014 they reveal a program on how to remotely take control of vehicles. Wikileaks presumes this could be used for covert assassinations, but the document focuses not just on vehicles but also taking control of BSD, Linux, network routers, Solaris and more. They discuss whether or not they have or need a “flagship product” in which to distribute their stealth control systems.

They also link to their mobile development branch program, but the file is empty. The iOS, iPhone and iPad file is not.

The iOS hacking was fairly far along, showing ways that the CIA could manipulate and control Apple’s smart devices through remote access. If you think Apple’s products were the only ones at risk, think again. Google’s Android devices were also targeted, according to an android directory document.

The CIA could also take control of social media accounts, utilize webcams, and generally peep into the everyday lives of just about everyone. This isn’t too surprising given that we knew about some of this stuff based on previous leaks by Edward Snowden, some of which revealed that even seemingly harmless devices like the Xbox Kinect were susceptible to manipulation for spying purposes, as reported by Eurogamer.

Speaking of which… Snowden also chimed in and shared his expertise on the matter, pointing laymen to one of the more important and oftentimes overlooked documents… such as one that shows the USG attempting to keep software sold in the United States “unsafe”.

There are red lines in the image, so if you’re a Social Justice Warrior… you’ll probably get triggered.

The Free Thought Project also pointed to documents of the CIA interfering with French elections, and that they have been pulling the strings like puppeteers “for years”.

Additionally, users pointed to the Democratic National Committee sharing an e-mail from April 27th, 2016 where they discussed how they would use the Donald Trump and Russia connection as a means of propaganda, well before Trump won the primaries. Kelly Roberts from the Democratic National Committee writes in the e-mail…

“We don’t have a ton on Simes, but the pro-Russia stuff ties in pretty well to idea that Trump is too friendly with Putin/weak on Russia”

Roberts was keeping track of everyone Trump hired and where he was going to be campaigning. Roberts also popped up in previous reports about the Wikileaks e-mails, where Roberts mentioned that Clinton didn’t want the people to know about her ties to Wall Street bankers, as reported by Super Station 95.

This all puts the Russian propaganda into perspective, fitting alongside their other underhanded tactics such as hiring people to participate in “bird dogging”.


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  • durka durka

    Didnt they say they used smart tvs as well? Which means sony’s smart tvs are also hacked.

    • Yep, all smart TVs. Anything with a camera. Anything hooked up to the internet. Anything with remote wi-fi signals.

  • ItEotWaWKI

    “LOLZ! TIN FOIL HAT CONSPIRATARDS!”

    Morons… Fucking dipshits… Everyone that used ‘tin foil hat’ as a counter argument to LEGITIMATE CONCERNS over the past 15 fucking years is a goddamned idiot… That goes double for those mother fuckers that thought “Well Obama’s the president so everything’s fine now” or worse yet “Well it’s okay when Obama does it”…

    • Disqusted

      Yeah, can’t wait to just laugh in their face all the time. We’re living through the dawn of the digital age, a first in the entire history of the human species, with no proper protections and safetys in place, and they think nobody’s gonna exploit it? Naive as shit.

      People seem to look at Obama and go “We’re so progressive we have a black president, there’s no way anything bad will come of it! There’s no way he will do anything bad! It’s progressive! He’s progressive!”

      • ItEotWaWKI

        They’re just going to fall back on the equally stupid, yet far more dangerous, “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”, argument… If they can’t deny the fucked up reality, they’ll simply attempt to justify, rationalize, and/or normalize it.

        • Disqusted

          Yeah. I keep telling them, “how do they know you have nothing to hide if they don’t spy on you first?” but I don’t think they understand basic logic.

      • Smug

        “History repeats itself when people don’t learn from their past mistakes.”

        More like who controls the (narrative of the) past controls the future

        • Disqusted

          That too. I’m often surrounded by people who keep saying “it’s over now, look forward to the future, stop being negative” and then they do the same shit over and over.

        • More like who controls the (narrative of the) past controls the future

          This.

          We’re seeing history being rewritten before our very eyes. A lot of history books will continue to chronicle and rewrite what the facts are and what the truth was in order to fit their distorted agendas.

          There’s no good future when the integrity of the past can’t be protected.

    • durka durka

      Let me tell you something, every time i confronated an american with a “conspiracy theory” the response was “nah you are anti american, MURICA is bringing freedom and democracy”

      Maybe you have to admit that your government is fucked to the world and not just when you are on your own and you cant use the “anti american” argument to each other.

      In the past anyone who dissagreed was a communist, then it became a terrorist, now its “LOL RUSSIA HACKED US”

  • Bitterbear
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  • Disqusted

    I was waiting for a writeup to comment on it. Thanks.

    So yeah. None of this is particularly surprising to anybody who actually looks anything up. They’ve been blatantly using the super-convenient remote plane and car crashes for a long while now. It’s nice to be vindicated instead of labelled a crazy conspiracy theorist, as if humans wouldn’t ever try to kill or remove someone who gets in the way of their success.

    I hear CNN is now spinning all this as “CIA’s hacking tools stolen!”. Keeping it classy. The blatant lying, that is. I also heard people are saying Wikileaks is just Russia trying to make the US look bad, so it doesn’t matter how many evil things the US does, because… Russia! Russia, Russia, Russia! Russia! If it really is Russia, all they’re doing is showing what the US and its allies have been up to behind closed doors. That’s so… diabolically evil and fascist! Nazis! KKK! White supremacist! Misogyny! REEEEEEEEEEEE

    What I’m worried about is if the assholes get cornered too much, they might do something crazy to make everyone regret ever going after them. You know how sick and depraved they must be. Just hope it doesn’t come to that. Trump better take good care of those launch codes.

    • Disqusted

      Oh yeah, and the funniest part of all this is all the mainstream media outlets who just outed themselves as fake news for saying shit like “spying doesn’t happen”, on top of their own articles talking about spying on Trump a few months ago.

  • Grim Cube

    The thought about CIA faking russian malware i definitely something to keep in mind.

    • Disqusted

      Oldest trick in the book. Commit a crime, leave a note saying someone else did it. Who the f**k falls for that shit?

      • Mr.Towel

        If I’m not mistaken, the “smoking gun” they had to show it was Russian hackers was that there was cyrilic letters on the hacking code, as if your general hacker couldn’t use a russian keyboard or just turn the russian language on the OS language settings.

        “smoking gun”

        • Disqusted

          Hahahahaa!!!

  • Keystone

    These days I’d sooner believe Alex Jones than the likes of CNN when it comes to news.

    But for real, this is a huge story for sure. Let’s go to the MSM’s live coverage:
    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/1gjdAX7.gif

    • Disqusted

      Paste a thousand pictures of Putin’s face, captioned with “Russia, Russia, Russia!” and there’s the MSM’s narrative in a nutshell. The Russia angle never gets old.

      • Mr.Towel

        Call of Duty generation.

  • Mr.Towel

    Hey, maybe there’s a black market for CIA spied homemade porn after all.

  • Hawk Hopper

    This doesn’t have that much to do with this article, but it’s about Wikileaks, the CIA, and Russian intelligence.

    I keep hearing from detractors that Wikileaks is ran by the Russians and that it’s a part of Russian intelligence. If that’s true, the Russians are really kicking the ass of the CIA. I mean Wikileaks has a website, a Twitter account, other accounts and its main guy locked in an embassy and they are still absolutely smashing American politics. If Wikileaks is really ran by the Russians, it shows that the CIA is useless and weak.

    • Disqusted

      I heard the head of the Department of Homeland Security just publically announced that he only heard about spying from CNN. Just like Obama only heard about all the crimes he committed, from the news.

      American intelligence is either so incompetently stupid that they rely entirely on their own propaganda outlets for news and information, or they are lying assholes doing crazy nasty shit.

      • American intelligence is either so incompetently stupid that they rely entirely on their own propaganda outlets for news and information, or they are lying assholes doing crazy nasty shit.

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH8VOD0CEAAzeUP.jpg

        • Disqusted

          Have to wonder how long the “Russians” or whoever the hell they are, have been sitting on all these “revelations”. Snowden apparently already revealed a decent amount, and people still just buried their heads in the sand.

      • Mr.Towel

        Maybe is that situation in which someone lies so much, all the damn time, that they start to believe in their own bullshit.

        • Disqusted

          That’s possible too. Especially with how so many of them seem to be senile and demented, like the living fossil Pelosi who uses government security forces to run red lights so she can buy shoes, and thinks Trump is Bush.

      • Jeff