WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of CIA documents that it said reveals the US spy agency’s hacking secrets further exposes the US government’s “unrestrained” and “illegal” surveillance programs, a former US Senate candidate says.
WikiLeaks said in a statement on Tuesday that the CIA files are the “most comprehensive” release of US spying files ever made public.
The anti-secrecy website said the covert hacking program taps into Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which can be turned into covert microphones.
“This suggests that this problem of spying is far greater than anything that we have yet seen – that has been conducted by the United States government in the past,” said Mark Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas.
“All of this underscores the fact that nobody is safe from this kind if unrestrained government surveillance, no matter how illegal and…