The Most Shocking Revelation From The CIA-Spying Scandal

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Simon Black of,

It happened again– another spying scandal in the Land of the Free.

Yesterday Wikileaks released 8,761 CIA documents detailing the agency’s hacking of smart phones, routers, computers, and even televisions.

These files reveal that the CIA can and has hacked devices that were supposedly secure– iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

The documents further reveal that the CIA is deliberately infecting personal computers with spyware, including Windows, Mac OS/X, Solaris, Linux, and other operating systems.

They’re also hacking WiFi routers to deploy software that monitors Internet activity, and have even figured out how to bypass anti-virus software so that their spyware cannot be detected.

They’ve also managed to make the rest of the world believe that Russian hackers, not the CIA, are behind all this malware and spyware.

It’s like a restatement of that old Mission: Impossible line– “Should any of your IM force be caught or killed… we’ll blame Russia.”

The CIA is pretty shameless about its activities, nicknaming its various hacking programs “Assassin”, “Medusa”, and “Brutal Kangaroo”.

One of the deepest revelations is that the agency is able to hack Internet-connected televisions, including Samsung smart TVs, through a program called “Weeping Angel”.

Basically the CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, recording conversations in the room and transmitting the audio to a CIA server.

Even if you think the TV is off, it’s not.

CIA hackers have been able to spoof the on/off display and set the television to a “false off” mode.

Bottom line, no device that’s connected to the outside world is truly safe.

And future Wikileaks publications may show that the intelligence community is hacking home automation devices, Internet-connected automobiles (including driverless vehicles), and artificial intelligence like Amazon’s Alexa.

It’s hard to be shocked at this point that the government is spying on its own allies and citizens.

This is just the latest in a pattern of brazen surveillance and flagrant Constitutional violations on the part of the US intelligence community.

But that’s precisely what I find MOST concerning - the LACK of concern over these new CIA documents.

People have such a low expectation of their government now, and have become so accustomed to the government routinely violating their civil liberties, that there’s hardly any public outrage anymore about these spying scandals.

More importantly, the lack of concern is indicative of what freedom means in the Land of the Free today.

Here’s a great example–

Young people are traditionally the most politically charged activists in the country.

But where are the protests across university campuses demanding freedom and privacy?

It’s not happening.

That’s because university students are too busy protesting against ideas they don’t want to hear about.

At Middlebury College last week, a small liberal arts school in Vermont, a small mob of student protestors physically assaulted a conservative speaker because his ideas offended them.

They couldn’t simply skip the lecture and allow interested students to attend.

No, they had to engage in violent censorship, oppressing any idea that doesn’t conform to their narrow agenda.

The only thing these cry bullies are interested in hearing is apologetic white men groveling over their privilege.

This is the new reality in the Land of the Free: freedom has deteriorated into some gender studies professor’s socialist fantasy.

Constitutionally guaranteed liberties have become irrelevant.

Forget about “free speech”.

Any intellectual dissent from the intolerant Social Justice view is now considered “hate speech”.

And the Fourth Amendment, which establishes “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures,” has become a distant memory.

As a child who grew up in the 80s during the height of the Cold War, I imagine there would have been widespread disgust if a similar scandal had been exposed.

Spying on citizens and allies? That’s what the Soviet Union did.

But today, everything else is more important.

Transgender bathrooms. Silencing hate speech. Forcing elementary school children to feel guilty about their white privilege. Political correctness in extremis. #everyone-else-but-white-people’s-lives-matter.

This is what dominates the social conversation now in the Land of the Free.

Privacy is no longer a Western value.

After all, people narcissistically upload their entire lives to social media (as if anyone cares what they’re having for dinner) so that Mark Zuckerberg can auction off our details to the highest bidder.

And it is precisely this decline that I find most disturbing.

Some people hold the idiotic belief that, “If I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to fear.”

This is dangerous logic, for so many reasons.

Even the use of the word ‘hide’ is ridiculous… as if the fact that I don’t upload photos of my nether regions to Instagram means that I’m “hiding” something.

We all keep things private. It’s why we wear clothing, don’t discuss our personal finances in polite company, and worry when our social security number is stolen.

But more importantly, if it doesn’t matter that the CIA is monitoring people’s most intimate moments, then does anything matter?

They keep moving the line, probing deeper and deeper into our lives and enveloping the nation inside an Orwellian surveillance state.

And it doesn’t stop… because we’re in the midst of a complete breakdown of western values.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture


These files reveal that the CIA can and has hacked devices that were supposedly secure– iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Hacked? They are given the backdoors for everything...or build the technologies, shoulder-to-shoulder with the companies, or just straight up have the companies send them the data.

Belrev's picture

Did you see this?

Trump wiretap confirmed by former Clinton campaign manager Roby Mook

froze25's picture

I did see that, its great and pretty much nails them.

Belrev's picture

And here Sean Spicer gives the fake news media a beatdown. Fun to watch.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

I have no intention of defending the d-bag Mook, but wasn't this in the context of the Russian ambassador being bugged/wire tapped and Trumps team was recorded talking to them on THOSE tapped lines?
I didn't interpret it to mean Trump Towers lines were bugged but it clearly wouldn't surprise me.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Who really thought their phone or computer was secure?

Show of hands, please.

Raise them up nice and high, everyone, so the CIA can get a good count.

NidStyles's picture

These aren't "western" values, they are White values. Aristotle was a White man, and so were all of those old dudes that signed the Constitution. Freedom and Liberty are White traditions.


Not a single country on this planet that has these values was started by anyone that WAS NOT White. They only exist in White created and established countries.


Now if only we could stop the rest of the people on the planet from taking credit for our work. It's bad enough there are Blacks that actually think they are aliens, and "Jews" that think they have a real connection with extinct cultures like the Israelite's. Do we have to suffer with everyone telling Whites that they didn't build these countries, where all non-Whites happened to have been forbidden from entering for the majority of their history?



Also, I have been saying for years, they made this spying legal in 2005. Everything has a backdoor, as Bush made it the law for it to have it, then created a secret court to hide all of these secret laws. Bush is another Zionist pro-Jew dirtbag. It was all the uproar that didn't occur back them when everyone was scared of the super secret super terrorists from Iraq.... It was all over, which was the Zerohedge of that era.

wren's picture

This is big news and all, but can we get an update on our southern border? I want to know that we are stopping the human trafficking, drug traffickers, etc. Can we get updates besides the conspiracies that seem to eat up 2/3 of the stories? I want to see positive news about progress that is taking place, not always read about pissing matches...

Save_America1st's picture

The most shocking thing is that anyone who's been paying attention for the better part of 20 or 30 years, and especially since 9/11, would be shocked by anything in this release at all what-so-ever. 

All I can say to anyone else who knows me and what I've been saying for many years now would pretty much be, "We've all told you so, folks.".  Glad you're finally awake.

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nuubee's picture

Anyone who actually thinks such tools are a good idea needs to watch that old movie "The Net" with Sandra Bullock.

Anyone who can hack your devices can turn your life entirely upside down. They don't even need to kill you, they can simply, quite suddenly, turn you into a destitute criminal through no fault of your own.

FUBO's picture

Or they could just hack your car and run you into an oak tree.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) FUBO Mar 8, 2017 11:20 PM

WikiLeaks is the GIFT that keeps on giving. We'll have hell of a year ahead.

Long Popcorn !


WikiLeaks Says Just 1% of #Vault7 Covert Documents Released so Far


Secret Weapon's picture

How long till the next false flag? 

beemasters's picture

Don't blame technologies. Don't blame ourselves for using them. Blame the criminals who hack them!!!
If someone hacks the CIA, they will come after him/her (as proven with this latest revelation). So must the people demand that the CIA is brought to justice.

rbianco3's picture

Until people demand that Jews are removed from positions of power - nothing will change.

The Jews are good at concealing their evil past but if you look, you can find good books on the subject. Why do you think they've been expelled from dozens and dozens of countries over thousands of years?

Pickleton's picture

Unfortunately people like you arent very good at hiding your stupidity. 


/runs around with arms waving screaming "JEWS"!!



"Why do you think they've been expelled from dozens and dozens of countries over thousands of years?"


Because stupidity is ubiquitous.





MEFOBILLS's picture

Unfortunately people like you arent very good at hiding your stupidity


Pickleton, you are being an ignoramus.  Jews have been kicked out of countries nearly 100 times in history because of running their usury game.  Today's finance capitalism is basically usury (the taking of something for nothing).  And yes, our ((friends)) invented this system during their sojourn in Amsterdamn after Vasco de Gama discovered the Southern Route.

So, it is absolutely historically accurate to assign blame to our friends. 

Since the fall of the Temple, a new religion "Talmudic Judaism" came onto world scene.  This is the verbal tradition of the Pharisees, codified into doctrinal law.  Usury in now indurated into policy.  This is basically parasitism writ large. (Torah law no longer applies.)

So, our ((friends)) are running a parisitical game against humanity, and this is given sanction and cover by religion and in-group evolutionary methods.  It is a sophisticated evolutionary construct.

You are not doing anybody favors by waving your hands and saying "stupidity is ubiquitous."  Something that happens over and over is a feature, not an accident.

Either pull your head out of your ass, or stop dissimulating.  Anti-semitism is a learned behavior, and is a natural reaction to immoral behavior.

caconhma's picture

Just few months ago, Apple and FBI gave us a fake/bogus media show.

FBI demanded from Apple to provide them with iPhone security codes to read alleged California terrorists iPhone messages and Apple replied with a grandstand refusal to do so protecting privacy of iPhone users. As we know now, FDI did not need anything from Apple since FBI already had all the necessary info to unlock iPhones. Both Apple and FBI were lying to us. Now, FBI is demanding to trust them.

As someone who was born in USSR, I am not surprised. I have seen these propaganda-shows before. When I came to America, I thought that these nightmares were left behind. Well, I was mistaken! 

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Joining in here, also with soviet bloc origin. Been there, seen it, now seen it repeating again much worse and worrisome due to the tech advances and lack of opposing powers to offer an alternative and stand strong behind prized old criteria of liberty and freedom.

SonsOfLibertyReborn's picture

Relevant, because yes, you are right, but people need an outlet to organize with like-minded folk and a few sites to see whether what you say or not is true.


Yes, the odds seem hopeless, but they will only become more hopeless if we do nothing. There is hope. Make it happen! Make the Glorious Aryan Imperium into a reality! Ban degeneracy NOW!

bobdog54's picture

Not sure I can agree, your just pulling too hard on the reverse racism card. I don't look at any man or woman by gender or skin color unless they want me to and then I know they are the biased of the interchange. Very simple really, trust until you cannot....

NidStyles's picture

Go ask a Rabbi what he thinks of Goyim.


I doubt he will be honest though, they lie constantly.

The Gun Is Good's picture

There is no such thing as "reverse racism;" there is only racism, pure and simple. All people / cultures / etc. are equally predisposed to being racist under certain circumstances. "Reverse" implies that racism is a construct limited to so-called "white" people, or ____ people. It clearly is not. (LOL! The implication that it is is itself racist in nature, under the same auspices of "white guilt" and all the other bullshit social programming we've endured since the 1990s or earlier....)

I'm not racist, and I even have jews in my family (through marriage), but there is an obvious correlation between dual Israeli citizens in government and Israel-first (before US interests) policy... never mind corrupt bankster inflitration, etc. (I know jews who admit this and are ashamed... just like black folks who are disgusted by BLM crap, etc. But none of this fits our narrative here, I suppose....)

Muddy1's picture

"As a child who grew up in the 80s during the height of the Cold War"


PURE BS, the 80's were the end of the Cold War thank you President Reagan.  The late 50's and into the 60's were the peak of the Cold War.  You are mistaken and do not know what you are talking about.  SHUT UP.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Aren't u an idiot?! Where the fuck did u read ur history?!

In Ze No's picture

READ our history?  Lol  Some of us lived it.  I was in a major military town supposedly #6 on the Soviet targeted hit list.  Gotta say, I chuckled at that peak 80s comment too.

I mean Duck and Cover and The Bay of Pigs were much more frightening to the average American than the 80s sabre rattling.  However, I do remember the nation being really spooked in fall of 1983 after this movie aired on network tv.

The Day After

Pickleton's picture

You mean you're not the idiot for thinking the Iron Curtain came down at the "height of the Cold War"?


Maybe you should take another look at yours asswipe.

NidStyles's picture

Funny, that's not in my post anywhere....

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prime american (not verified) NidStyles Mar 9, 2017 5:29 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Pickleton's picture

He blames the Jews that you believe what you wrote.  Yep, that's how stupid that dolt is.

Lebensphilosoph's picture

"White values" Funny, because Aristotle's teacher, Plato, posited some rather different views of ideal government, and I remember him being "white" too. As were the Spartans. Or Romans. Or the people of the Middle Ages. Or the France of absolute monarchy. Or the Russians, for that matter, who to this day don't care for your post-Enlightenment values. No, I'm pretty sure Aristotle's values were Aristotle's.

Lebensphilosoph's picture

"White values" Funny, because Aristotle's teacher, Plato, posited some rather different views of ideal government, and I remember him being "white" too. As were the Spartans. Or Romans. Or the people of the Middle Ages. Or the France of absolute monarchy. Or the Russians, for that matter, who to this day don't care for your post-Enlightenment values. No, I'm pretty sure Aristotle's values were Aristotle's.

Troy Ounce's picture



Now you know how come that last big tender your company set its eyes on mysteriously went to your American competitor.



IntTheLight's picture

Who the heck is downvoting you? If I moved to China and demanded affirmative action because I had historically been kept from emigrating there, i would be laughed at. Well, probably killed.

general ambivalent's picture

Nothing at all shocking here. Anyone with a basic understanding of the world knew this ten years ago.

two hoots's picture

The Bill of Rights is unrecognizable on it's death bed, as the legislative, executive and judical powers have only strengthend. 


Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) two hoots Mar 8, 2017 5:47 PM

The most shocking thing [for Simon], is that a Rochefocauld might not cost only $50 bucks in Philly anymore

crazzziecanuck's picture

The CIA/NSA could catch people in their nets when investigating foreigners, but if the resulting information is not actionable it's to be discarded immediately, not shared with the Washington Post.


adanata's picture


I have a question.... why was Hilda's little helper "told" anything? As in "...that's what we were told...". If that's the case, why wasn't the Trump team informed as well?  As a side issue, I'd really like someone to knock that smirk off the Mook's arrogant condescending face.

nmewn's picture

@Joe Sichs Pach,

"I have no intention of defending the d-bag Mook, but wasn't this in the context of the Russian ambassador being bugged/wire tapped and Trumps team was recorded talking to them on THOSE tapped lines?"

Thats the thing though with Flynn (not team), not only is he an American citizen and they are supposed to redact anything he says because he was not the target (and did I mention he is a citizen?) now the Russian ambassador (or whoever) knows that phone/cell/email server isn't as secure as he thought it was.

Besides just like Trump said, if Flynn wasn't talking to his Russian/German/French etc. counterparts Trump would have been wondering why and ordered him to, its was Flynns job.

No plastic reset buttons or downies from me was a good question.

jmack's picture

Was it?  Why do you think that, because MOOK and NYT and WAPO tell you that?


  also, if its true,  why did Clapper say there was no connection to trump, while Mook implies there is a connection to trump, or more specifically "we need an investigation to see if there was a connection to trump".  They supposedly have wiretaps, that connect the campaign to russians, but we need an investigation?  What sense does that make.


    Here is the deal as near as i can tell.  Paul Manafort had some dealings with the Russians and was fired around that issue,  that is all they have, but they want to puff it up to seem more than that with innuendo and he said she said campaign, just to sow chaos.  They cant give Trump a normal 100 day honeymoon, or he would already have immigration sorted,  obamacare repealed, and well on his way to getting a tax reform finalized.   Its just a front in the political battle. much ado about nothing.

otschelnik's picture


Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa) has exposed that the FBI hired this Brit Chris Steel, and paid for the notarious Trump "yellow shower" dossier.

Comey, time to go.....



Buck Johnson's picture

I totally agree with you.  Also you have to wonder what was said on those tapes (and trust me the Russians know that their ambassadors are always tapped when they are overseas). 

No_More's picture

Perhaps I am mistaken but isn't that bugged building still in the USA? And don't people in Trump Tower (besides Trump) have some kind of expectation that they're not going to be recorded even if a targeted Russian ambassador is the one wired for sound and not the building?

Obadiah's picture

Those that kill by the sword die by the sword.


Trump Tap Barry soweto and friends and have someone listing in LIVE TO EVERYTHING THAT LIL BITCH DOES @$ 


President don't need no stinkin FISA,, yuou good to go bro


Get the goods on em, try, slam the doors on them and throw away the key


THEN KILL THE FUCKING NSA CIA and All the other listeing foos by DECREE!




g'kar's picture

Mook was really spinning with the continuous "russian agents" does he know who they were?

Slammofandango's picture

He doesn't. But he's hoping that those watching him will be gullible enough to accept his suggestion.