Thursday, 30 June 2022

WikiLeaks posts more CIA docs

Julian Assange.

LONDON: WikiLeaks has released another trove of secret CIA documents a day after the US justice department said it was considering criminal charges against the organisation and its founder Julian Assange. The 31-page user guide for a CIA device called “Weeping Angel” was posted online on Saturday, the CBS News reported. The tool was able to turn Samsung televisions into surveillance tools – by way of activating the television’s built-in microphone to record audio. The tool was co-developed by the CIA and the UK’s MI5 intelligence agency. Both the CIA and the FBI think the latest information from WikiLeaks might have been leaked from the inside. US attorney general Jeff Sessions on Friday said that arresting Mr Asange was “top priority” and “we are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks.” Meanwhile, Britian on Saturday said Sweden’s existing warrant to extradite Mr Assange over a sexual assault allegation would be the first consideration if the Australian were to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he is currently holed up. The British authorities have stressed that the UK had an existing legal obligation to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden under the European arrest warrant, the Guardian reported.

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