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WikiLeaks Publishes 'Biggest Ever Leak of Secret CIA Documents' [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-3-9 13:42:23 |Display all floors
The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeakspublished what it described as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices.
The documents focus mainly on techniques for hacking, including how the CIAcooperated with British intelligence to engineer a way to compromise smart televisions and turn them into improvised surveillance devices.

  • CIA hackers targeted smartphones and computers.
  • The US consulate in Frankfurt, the biggest in the world, is home to a “sensitive compartmentalised information facility” that used digital specialists from the CIA and other US intelligence agencies.
  • A programme called Weeping Angel describes how to attack a Samsung F800 TV set so that it appears to be off but can still be used for monitoring.

Will they be fined???

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Post time 2017-3-9 17:03:40 |Display all floors
I'm afraid NOT.

After all,

there are 21 US military bases in Germany according to our database which is being updated all the time. ... It really doesn’t matter what system you have: at some point, a hacker is going to be able to crack in and grab your data.

Existing installations
US military bases in Germany as of 2008.

    Artillery Kaserne, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Barton Barracks, Ansbach (scheduled to close)[1]
    Bismarck Kaserne, Ansbach
    Bleidorn Housing Area, Ansbach
    Dagger Complex, Darmstadt Training Center Griesheim (scheduled to close after the new one in Wiesbaden is built)
    Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Gen. Lucius D. Clay Kaserne (former Wiesbaden Army Airfield, renamed 2012), Wiesbaden
    Germersheim Army Depot, Germersheim
    Grafenwöhr Training Area, Grafenwöhr/Vilseck
    Hohenfels Training Area/Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels (Upper Palatinate)
    Husterhoeh Kaserne, Pirmasens
    Kaiserslautern Military Community
    Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach
    Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart
    Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern Military Community
    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl
    Merrill Barracks , Nurnberg
    McCully Barracks, Wackernheim
    Miesau Army Depot, Miesau
    Oberdachstetten Storage Area, Ansbach
    Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart
    Patch Barracks, Stuttgart
    Pulaski Barracks, Kaiserslautern
    Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern
    Robinson Barracks, Stuttgart
    Rose Barracks, Vilseck
    Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern
    Sheridan Barracks, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Shipton Kaserne, Ansbach
    Smith Barracks, Baumholder
    Storck Barracks, Illesheim
    Stuttgart Army Airfield, Filderstadt
    Mainz-Kastel Storage Station (scheduled to close in 2022)
    USAG Wiesbaden Military Training Area, Mainz, Gonsenheim/Mombach
    USAG Wiesbaden Training Area, Mainz Finthen Airport
    USAG Wiesbaden Radar Station, Mainz Finthen Airport
    Urlas Housing and Shopping Complex, Ansbach (converted from Urlas Training Area in 2010-2011)

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Post time 2017-3-9 19:56:17 |Display all floors
FBI director on privacy, electronic surveillance. The following is a script of "The Director" which aired on Oct. 12, 2014. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. ... James Comey, the director of the FBI, says the Internet is the most dangerous parking lot imaginable.Oct 12, 2014

"There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America,” said FBI Director James Comey at a conference on cybersecurity on Wednesday. “There is no place in America outside of judicial reach.”

Speaking at the event hosted by Boston College, Comey explained that Americans should be wary of their privacy expectations as a result of the "bargain" our Founders made long ago:

"That’s the bargain, and we made that bargain over two centuries ago to achieve two goals: to achieve the very important goal of privacy and to achieve the very important goal of security," he said.

Comey said, however, that Americans have “a reasonable expectation of privacy,” wherein “the government cannot invade our privacy without good reason.”

"Americans have a reasonable expectation of privacy in our homes, in our cars, in our devices,” he said. “It is a vital part of being an American. The government cannot invade our privacy without good reason, reviewable in court."

Comey did not address Trump's controversial claim that the Obama adminisration ordered electronic surveillance of his campaign headquarters ahead of the 2016 election, nor did the FBI director make mention of his request to the Justice Department that it refute the president's accusation.

An order for electronic surveillance would require court review and approval. If any wiretapping did occur without explicit approval by a FISA Court judge, it would be considered illegal.
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