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WikiLeaks's CIA hacking trove doesn't live up to the hype

WikiLeaks's CIA hacking trove doesn't live up to the hype

What, exactly, did WikiLeaks reveal yesterday in its new trove of purported Central Intelligence Agency documents? As is standard practice for the online clearinghouse of former (and mostly American) secrets, the claim was bold and up-front: “These techniques permit the CIA to bypass the encryption of WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Wiebo , Confide and Cloackman by hacking the "smart" phones that they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.” Those apps (with the exception of Weibo) are made for keeping secrets. Surely, if the spooks at the CIA could get around those apps's safeguards, then...


WikiLeaks says it releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

WikiLeaks says it releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Tuesday published what it said were thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions about hacking techniques used over several years, renewing concerns about the security of consumer electronics and embarrassing yet another U.S. intelligence agency. The discussion transcripts showed that CIA hackers could get into Apple Inc iPhones, Google Inc Android devices and other gadgets in order to capture text and voice messages before they were encrypted with sophisticated software. Cyber security experts disagreed about the extent of the fallout from the data dump, but said a lot would depend on whether WikiLeaks followed through on...


The Impact of Wikileaks on UFOs

The Impact of Wikileaks on UFOs

UFO discourse is shrouded in mystery, intrigue, and a large dose of eccentricity. Mainstream media typically refuses to engage with the UFO topic, so UFO researchers and enthusiasts are generally left to congregate in the dark corners of the internet looking for scraps of reliable information to add to their repertoire. It should come as no surprise that when a massive collection of UFO related information emerges from Wikileaks, the UFO crowd begins to frenzy. While Wikileaks is not constrained by the forces that restrict mainstream media, is the Wikileaks effect good for the study of the UFO question? A...


WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Apollo Program Was A Fraud, Moon Landings Never Happened

WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Apollo Program Was A Fraud, Moon Landings Never Happened

New documents scheduled to be released this week by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, could reveal damaging information about NASA’s Apollo program, believe experts. Julian Assange, who has lived at Ecuador’s London embassy since June 2012 in fear of being extradited to the United States to face espionage and conspiracy charges arising from the leaking of thousands of secret diplomatic and military documents by US Army private Chelsea Manning, has announced that he will release incriminating evidence that the government of the Unites States of America and NASA have hidden the truth about the Apollo program and the lunar landings...


The Untold Story of How John Podesta Answered My Question About UFOs

The Untold Story of How John Podesta Answered My Question About UFOs

On April 2, 2015, I sent an email to Hillary Clinton's campaign spokesman, Nick Merill, asking for comment about the possibility of UFOs, specifically about the idea that a Clinton presidency would be a boon to those in the UFO community. He replied that Clinton's "non-campaign" (this was 10 days before the campaign officially launched) had "a strict policy of not commenting on extraterrestrial activity. BUT the Truth Is Out There." I found the response funny—anybody with even a vague knowledge of The X-Files would immediately recognize the line—and I quoted it in my story, "ETs for Hillary: Why UFO...