WikiLeaks: US Intelligence Can Use Electronic Devices to Spy
WikiLeaks has published documents it says show how the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) collects information from electronic devices.
The anti-secrecy group did not say how it received the 8,700 documents and files connected to the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence.
But WikiLeaks said the number is greater than the National Security Agency (NSA) documents provided by Edward Snowden in 2013. Snowden formerly worked as a contractor for the NSA.
VOA and other news media could not confirm if the documents released on Tuesday accurately describe CIA efforts to get information from smart phones, televisions and computers.
Jonathan Liu, spokesman for the CIA, said the agency does not comment on whether leaked documents are real.
One of the more sensational examples of hacking reported by WikiLeaks involved Samsung smart televisions.
WikiLeaks said the CIA infected some smart TVs with a computer virus known as "Weeping Angel." The virus created a "fake off" button that left owners thinking the receiver wasn't operating.
But while in the "off position," the TV reportedly would record discussions and send the recordings over the Internet to a CIA computer.
WikiLeaks said the agency developed tools that could also work around security measures on Apple iPhones and Google's Android phones.
Infected phones could be programmed to send the CIA the location of the user, along with messages and other information. The hack also activated the phone's camera and microphone, WikiLeaks reported.
The website described one program it says has been tested against Microsoft's Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 computer operating systems. It enters coding information that enables a hacker to gain use of the program's memory and other controls.
All this happens, WikiLeaks said, without the knowledge of the computer's owner.
WikiLeaks also said the CIA was looking into ways to infect control systems used on modern cars. The purpose is not known WikiLeaks suggested it could allow the agency to kill enemies and terrorists.
WikiLeaks said the CIA also collected information on how other countries, including Russia, do internet spying.
In addition to its main offices in Virginia, the agency also has an office in Frankfurt, Germany. It serves as a secret base for computer spying in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, WikiLeaks said.
Bob Ayers, a retired U.S. intelligence official, told the Associated Press that damage from WikiLeaks' latest release is high.
But he said WikiLeaks has said it plans to release even more material, which could do even more damage.
WikiLeaks said the person or persons who provided the documents did so to start a discussion on whether the CIA is going beyond its official powers.
Sean Spicer, press secretary for President Donald Trump, would not comment on the WikiLeaks report.
WikiLeaks publishes secret information, often provided by people who do not want to be identified. It was founded in 2006 by Julian Assange.
Some U.S. intelligence officials have said that WikiLeaks provided information used to hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections. Clinton was the Democratic Party's candidate for president. Officials accused Russian intelligence agencies of using the information to help Donald Trump, the Republican candidate.
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1.electronic devices 电子设备
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2.secret information 机密信息
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3.going beyond 超越
That's going beyond a joke.
4.along with 伴随着
He came along with some friends.
1.In addition to its main offices in Virginia, the agency also has an office in Frankfurt, Germany.
In addition to 除...之外
In addition to the tractor, we have acquired a new rice transplanter.
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2.WikiLeaks also said the CIA was looking into ways to infect control systems used on modern cars.
looking into 调查
The authorities are looking into last week's deadly gas explosions.
Manufacturers are looking into building cars out of plastic to avoid the problem of rust.
然而该组织表示，这批文件的数量远远超过2013年爱德华·斯诺登（Edward Snowden）泄露的国家安全局文件 。斯诺登此前曾为国家安全局的承包公司工作 。
中情局发言人乔纳斯·刘（Jonathan Liu）表示，该机构对泄漏文件的真实性不予置评 。
维基解密称，中情局用“Weeping Angel”电脑病毒入侵智能电视 。这种病毒制造了一个“假关机”按钮，让用户误以为电视已关机 。
中病毒的电话会自动向中情局发送用户的位置及短信等个人信息 。维基解密网站报道称，他们甚至还可以操控手机的摄像头和麦克风 。
该网站还揭露了一款据说是对微软的windows XP、Vista和Windows 7电脑操作系统做过测试的程序 。它会输入编码信息允许黑客获得程序的内存和其它控件的使用权限 。
维基解密还指出，中情局还正在研究如何入侵现代汽车上的控制系统 。该动机尚不明确，维基解密暗示，这一成果或可消灭敌对势力与恐怖分子 。
除了弗吉尼亚的总部，中情局在德国法兰克福也设有办事处 。维基解密称，该办事处是对欧洲、中东及非洲进行网络监听的秘密基地 。
美国退役情报官员鲍勃·艾尔斯（Bob Ayers）对美联社表示，维基解密近日公布的文件造成的损失不可估量 。
白宫新闻发言人肖恩·斯派塞（Sean Spicer）不会对维基解密的报告发表任何评论 。
维基解密经常公布一些由匿名人士提供的机密要闻 。2006年，朱利安·阿桑奇（Julian Assange）成立了该网站 。
美国一些情报官员表示，在2016年美国大选中，维基解密公布了一些关于前国务卿希拉里·克林顿（Hillary Clinton）的丑闻 。克林顿是民主党总统候选人 。美国官员指责俄罗斯情报机构利用这些信息助共和党总统候选人唐纳德·川普（Donald Trump）赢得大选 。