CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix: WikiLeaks

/ Mar 24, 2017

CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix: WikiLeaks

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They ...

Mar 14, 2017

Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes, report says

U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of ...

Mar 9, 2017

Contractors likely behind CIA leak: U.S. officials

Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Two officials said intelligence agencies have been aware since the end of last year of ...

Trump said no longer likes WikiLeaks, has long feared wiretaps

/ Mar 9, 2017

Trump said no longer likes WikiLeaks, has long feared wiretaps

When WikiLeaks published the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager last year, then-candidate Donald Trump had one thing to say: “I love WikiLeaks.” But there wasn’t a lot of love from the Trump administration Wednesday, after WikiLeaks published thousands of documents described as ...

CIA offers up review of popular anti-virus programs and their flaws

/ Mar 9, 2017

CIA offers up review of popular anti-virus programs and their flaws

Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world’s most popular anti-virus products. The hackers are quoted taking potshots at anti-virus firms, suggesting the American intelligence agencies are keenly aware of ...

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had ...