[Shadow Govt Sidebar] C.I.A. Scrambles to Contain Damage From WikiLeaks Documents

The New York Times

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN
3 hrs ago (3/8/2017)

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“WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. scrambled on Wednesday to assess and contain the damage from the release by WikiLeaks of thousands of documents that cataloged the agency’s cyberspying capabilities, temporarily halting work on some projects while the F.B.I. turned to finding who was responsible for the leak. . . .”

“. . . The documents, taken at face value, suggest that American spies had designed hacking tools that could breach almost anything connected to the internet — smartphones, computers, televisions — and had even found a way to compromise Apple and Android devices. But whether the C.I.A. had successfully built and employed them to conduct espionage remained unclear on Wednesday. . .” Read Complete Report

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