So as you should know Wikileaks have released almost 9000 documents from the CIA called Vault 7 Part 1 Year Zero. The articles are still being studied, but here are a few interesting facts we know so far:
- The CIA were developing the technology to take over a car remotely and crash it to make deaths look like an accident. This revelation has set the Michael Hastings rumors on fire, he was a journalist who crashed his car into a tree a few years back. People believe he was targeted by the CIA or FBI because he was about to release a damning investigative article.
- The password for the first download of Vault 7 was ‘SplinterItIntoAThousandPiecesAndScatterItIntoTheWinds.’ The significance of this? It is a direct quote from JFK in which he was referring to the CIA which he believed had become ‘a state within a state’. JFK wanted to destroy the CIA according to this article in the New York Times.
- While Wikileaks have given us a few pointers as to what is significant in this first batch, they have also challenged the public to use their own research skills, it has been said some of the people who discover important things in this release, will be given early access to the next release.
- Many people were disappointed with the release for a few reasons. A major one being they were expecting a bigger revelation. A huge number of social media users have said that this is not anything new and that they already assumed the CIA were spying on us in any way possible. Some people also said that the content of the release did not relate to the clues Wikileaks released weeks ago. There are no doubt many more releases to come as Wikileaks have said the almost 9000 they have dumped this week are only a mere 1% of what they have. Perhaps the clues are yet to be linked.
— Kimberley Vidaurri (@divakimv) March 8, 2017
The vault contains other things like how the CIA are able to hack and make it look like someone else did it. The other surprising thing was a tool referred to as ‘Weeping Angel’ that enabled them to spy on people via phones and Smart TVs.
While the CIA have not confirmed or denied the authenticity of the release, Wikileaks have not ever been shown to release inaccurate or false documents in their ten year history.
Watch Sean Spicer reply to a question about Vault 7:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 8, 2017
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