Recently, Wikileaks published a series of documents titled Vault 7, disclosing the government’s scope of mass surveillance.
We’re not just talking about collecting personal metadata, which the US government already does through the NSA’s program called Prism. We’re talking the ability to spy into people’s homes and workplaces.
According to those Vault 7 documents, through a program called “Weeping Angel,” CIA computer hackers were given access to Samsung Smart TVs.
And it doesn’t just end with Samsung Smart TVs.
According to Vault 7’s documents, the CIA has access to smartphones as well. The agency has reportedly hacked into cellular carriers like AT&T & Verizon, as well phones produced by Microsoft, Apple and Google.
Law enforcement officials were already aware of all this since last year. But, we, the people, are just now hearing about our rights being infringed, thanks to Julian Assange and the Wikileaks professionals.
It seems like the US government hasn’t changed since the time Edward Snowden released documents detailing mass NSA spying. In fact, Obama himself signed an executive order before leaving office, expanding those efforts.
It doesn’t seem like Trump or other government or ex-government officials particularly care about this issue.
In all likelihood, the US has hacked into your phone, your emails, TV and maybe even your car.
With that knowledge, we, as a people united in the common interest of privacy, must fight back.