The CIA hacking tools disclosed by WikiLeaks Tuesday allow hackers to remotely control a plethora of devices — including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, computers, and SmartTVs — and activate cameras and microphones on those devices.

Leaked documents published by WikiLeaks Tuesday show that show that the CIA — in a move reminiscent of the Keystone Kops — “lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal,” allowing it to fall into the hands of hackers who have even less moral constraint than the CIA (if that were possible). These cyber "weapons" should never have been developed in the first place; now they are loose in the wild.

As the political winds that propelled Internet regulation under the misnamed scheme of "Net Neutrality" have shifted, that scheme may soon come completely undone. 

The Washington Post has corrected a story claiming Russians hacked a Vermont utility, claiming it was a falsehood. As quickly as the "hack" as exposed as a lie, it disappeared.

A former British ambassador who is now an operative for WikiLeaks says that the leaked DNC and Clinton campaign e-mails and documents were not hacked by the Russian government, as claimed by the CIA. In fact, he says the leaked documents were not hacked at all. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks,” former ambassador Craig Murray said in a recent interview with the Daily Mail.

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