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Coinbase bans Wikileaks from its currency exchange platform

In a blow to Wikileaks' financing, Coinbase has banned its store account from the exchange platform. Coinbase did not give a specific reason but stated it had to comply with applicable U.S. laws.
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Wikileaks release reveals CIA broke into many popular wireless routers

Wikileaks is making the news again, this time about a CIA tool that was used to hack into a variety of the most popular Wi-Fi routers. Apparently, the tool allowed the CIA to break into and take over routers for years.
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WikiLeaks releases Vault7 info on CIA's 'Grasshopper" custom hacking toolkit

The most recent WikiLeaks release involves "Grasshopper," specifically a collection of software tools used by the CIA to attack Microsoft's Windows platform that provides building blocks that essentially snap together into custom hacks.
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Wikileaks’ ‘Vault 7’ proves Big Brother and criminal hackers use the same tricks

The Vault 7 papers shed light on the CIA, its techniques, and its relationship with other agencies and the world of cybercrime. The revelations are troubling, but also offer insight into the serious problems facing security and privacy…
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Apple responds to Wikileaks’ ‘Dark Matter’ release revealing CIA efforts to infect Macs

Wikileaks released another bundle of documents dubbed "Dark Matter." This time, the organization turned an eye to Apple's Mac, with a number of exploits that are both insidious and persistent.
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Some companies are having problems with Wikileaks’ demands over CIA hack fixes

It appears Wikileaks attached some conditions to its cooperation with companies affected by its Vault 7 cache of CIA hacks and meeting those conditions might be problematic for some of the companies involved.
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Intel Security releases MacBook scanner for CIA Vault 7 rootkits

A few days removed from WikiLeaks’ CIA hacking tools publication, Intel Security has issued a new update to its CHIPSEC framework to help people identify whether or not your MacBook is affected by one of the CIA’s rootkits.
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WikiLeaks won’t publish zero-day exploit details until developers can fix them

WikiLeaks recently released a variety of malware, viruses, and remote control systems used by the CIA. The organization also has the details on a number of weaponized "zero-day" vulnerabilities, but it isn't releasing those right away.
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Trends with Benefits: The latest Wikileaks revelations and Airbus wants to change your commute

Just how credible are the latest round of CIA hacking allegations coming from Wikileaks? Should you change up how you use technology? Our roundtable of experts has answers.
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Airbus’ Pop.Up flying car concept does a lot more than just buzz around

Plus: Julian Assange to give tech firms a peek at gov't hacking tools, Facebook lobs another app at Snapchat.
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Wikileaks: Government was spying on you using phones, computers, even smart TVs

Plus: Nintendo may have some new capabilities in mind for the Switch, and Tinder has an exclusive service for the beautiful (and rich) people.
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Apple has patched critical iPhone exploits mentioned in the Wikileaks CIA dump

The CIA may have embarked on an effort to hack iPhones, but Apple said many of the exploits were patched in the latest version of iOS. That doesn't mean iOS users are out of the woods, but it's some comfort in light of the revelations.
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WikiLeaks releases documents chronicling the CIA’s hacking weapons

WikiLeaks has just released a huge publication of documents supposedly detailing the CIA’s hacking tools and malware, including attacks on smart TVs and methods for breaking encryption on mobile messaging apps.
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Wikileaks whips up furor after proposing a database of verified Twitter users’ info

Wikileaks on Friday tweeted that it is thinking of building an online database populated with the information of verified Twitter users. Unsurprisingly, many Twitter users didn't take kindly to the idea.
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Thanks but no thanks: WikiLeaks asks its supporters to stop DDoS attacks

In a message sent out via Twitter (one of the many internet sites affected by the attack on Dyn), WikiLeaks implored its "supporters" to stop attacking the web at large. "Mr. Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing."
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WikiLeaks: Ecuador says it blocked Assange’s internet over U.S. election meddling

Ecuador said on Tuesday that it blocked Julian Assange's access to the internet because his WikiLeaks site is interfering with the U.S. election. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012.
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WikiLeaks’ Assange is still holed up in an embassy and now he’s had his internet access cut

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange is still holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. But just as the whistleblowing site is in the middle of posting a bundle of new highly sensitive material, officials have suddenly blocked his access…
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Facebook admits to blocking links to Wikileaks DNC emails

Facebook is once again caught in conservative crosshairs after admitting to accidentally blocking users from posting links to Wikileaks files of DNC emails. The incident has once again raised allegations of bias against the social network.