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The CIA Wants To Compromise Your Router

While WikiLeaks isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, if you’re in the IT field and haven’t investigated the Vault 7 release, this article will be of interest to you. In 2017, WikiLeaks published a series of documents describing hacking tools allegedly in use by the CIA. The release published June 15th …

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Snowden: the CIA did not ‘accidentally’ destroy torture report

American whistle blower and Russian resident Edward Snowden, doesn’t believe the CIA when it claims it “accidentally,” destroyed a 6,700 page torture report, claiming that it never does anything like that without proper consideration. “When the CIA destroys something, it’s never a mistake,” he said. The CIA was recently quoted in the …

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Twitter blocks sale of mass user data to FBI, CIA

Most companies strictly control the data that they put out there into the world and that includes what goes to intelligence and law enforcement agencies, especially if they don’t have a warrant. Twitter has just entrenched that ideal, by blocking a loophole that the FBI and CIA had been using …

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Facebook takes down Syrian groups selling ‘CIA’ weapons

Facebook is playing whack-a-mole with a number of specific groups on its social networking site that claim to be selling weapons in the Middle East. There’s even a suggestion that they were supplied by agencies like the CIA. The pages offered everything from small arms to grenade launchers, with admins …

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CIA backtracks, admits it spied on US senate

Despite denying it for months, the director of the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), admitted yesterday that his organisation had spied on senate staff members while they were using specific systems set up to allow them to investigate claims of torture at the CIA. Email searchers and keyword filtering took …

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Secure storage gravitates to Swiss data banks

Since the Middle Ages, Swiss Banks have had a reputation for keeping your most valuable assets safe. The country also has a ton of secrecy laws enshrined into its national identity. Cue the 21st Century. KitGuru gets Bourne again. The Cypriot government decided to snatch money directly from bank customer’s …

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NSA whistleblow outs himself

Edward Snowden, an ex-computer security admin for the US’ CIA has revealed himself as the one that leaked internal government documents to the Guardian newspaper, in an effort to expose the controlling stake the US government had in the online interactions of not only its citizens, but those of foreign …

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Lulzsec take down CIA site

Lulzsec, one of the highest profile hacking groups have continued their campaign of site takedowns by breaching the US Central Intelligence Agencies homepage. Lulzsec announced the attack with a comment on their twitter page which read “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz.”. Lulzsec seem to be unstoppable right …

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