The CIA can be in your living room any time it wants.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released the “Vault 7” files which allegedly allows the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to hack everyday electronics. The agency reportedly has access to hacking tools they could use to spy on targets; tools that include various malwares, trojans, and even remote control systems.
Officially, the CIA cannot legally use those tools against US citizens. But will that stop them?
These hacking tools allow the user to take backdoor control of smart phones, televisions, gaming systems and more and turn them into live microphones.
One of the program called “Weeping Angels” which is named after a Dr. Who villain, makes television owners think their television is off when it’s really recording audio.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve already read about this before in the classic novel 1984.
Why has your TV been programmed to have the ability to listen to your conversations? Could it be to incrementally acclimate people to living in a society where privacy no longer exists?
How far off are we from these things recording everything we say and do?