What is clear remains: leave the f*ckers with no oversight, and they grow monstrous, freedom-infringing and obliterating at every step.
1) CIA contracted over 5000 people to make exploits. This, right there, is reason enough to stop funding to "just enough to function". The more ego-prone humans you give access to "secret hacker materials", the greater the chance something will leak.
Where are the records to background checks, clearances, confirmed identities, personal information, etc of these 5000+ people? Who was in charge of oversight and security/access levels, if any?
2) The CIA doesn't know how all or part of all of these "exploits" were leaked. The hackers got hacked. The people responsible, whoever they were/are, were pawned. Now, the only thing to assume is EVERY enemy of ours has EVERYTHING ever created by the CIA.
Shut down the whole fucking thing until oversight has been given, and tight procedures are established. Then, a probationary period with random deviations carried out to gauge responses. Do they pass or fail?
--When you do not oversee the government, at any level, it will grow with fervor. Many great Men in the US have referenced the notion that without constant vigilence, our liberties will be stripped.
"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government." -- Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
3) NSA spying is a "given"...but having TWO different budgets for just about the SAME thing, tells me:
a) there's no oversight -- unaccountable agencies will do *whatever*; here's the evidence
b) none of this is necessary. They should have to prove to the average citizen that exploiting their iPhone or even Obamaphone is necessary. they should prove to us that being able to remotely control cars is necessary...there have to be other proven ways of eliminating a target without interfering with the common person's right to privacy.
c) everything leaked here is more evidence for the common person to say, "I don't trust you with my money when you take it and use it to spy on me."
d) additionally, this is more evidence the Patriot Act has enabled the power-hungry to develop more-powerful tools to exert their control and sick fantasies to break through privacy veils, exploit trust exchanges between consumers and companies.... the government has gone WAY BEYOND LIMITS, smashing through anything that could be considered "reasonable".
e) having duplicate exploits in different agencies with different directives begs the question, "shouldn't those capabilities be given to a completely separate entity, independent, and publicly overseen and audited?"
I would argue NONE of those capabilities are necessary, and ALL should be eliminated, leaving cyberattacking to the military. The last thing we need is more/bigger government. Adding a separate agency to the 17, just for Cyberwarfare, is too "Statist" for me.
Read the Zero Hedge article http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-07/wikileaks-hold-press-conference-vault-7-release-8am-eastern
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