WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies - Assange


WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group. | Video

CIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency's use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials told Reuters on Wednesday. | Video

World, Tech, Cyber Crime 09 Mar 2017

Wikileaks' CIA hacking dump sends tech firms scrambling for fixes

FRANKFURT Tech companies must rapidly step up information-sharing to protect users from prying eyes, a security software executive said on Wednesday after WikiLeaks released a trove of data purporting to show that the CIA can hack all manner of devices.

Tech, World, Cyber Crime 09 Mar 2017

German prosecutor to start probe if wrongdoing seen in Wikileaks CIA cache

BERLIN Germany's chief federal prosecutor will carefully examine a trove of new documents released by anti-secrecy group Wikileaks related to the CIA, and will launch an investigation if it sees concrete indications of wrongdoing, a spokesman said.

World, 08 Mar 2017

German government says takes issue of CIA leaks seriously

BERLIN The German government on Wednesday said it took the publication of thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions by anti-secrecy group Wikileaks seriously, but could not verify the authenticity of the documents.

World, 08 Mar 2017

WikiLeaks says it releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

WASHINGTON 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. | Video

World, Tech, Cyber Crime 08 Mar 2017

Ecuador opposition candidate vows to remove Assange, denounce Venezuela

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Ecuador's lead opposition candidate is offering a sharp break with ten years of leftist rule in the Andean country, vowing to remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the nation's London embassy, speak out against Venezuela's socialist government, and likely renegotiate debts with China.

World, 17 Feb 2017

Wikileaks' founder Assange says stands by U.S. extradition offer

LONDON WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's London embassy since 2012, said on Thursday he stood by his offer to be extradited to the United States providing his rights were protected.

World, 20 Jan 2017

U.S. intel report identifies Russians who gave emails to WikiLeaks - officials

WASHINGTON The CIA has identified Russian officials who fed material hacked from the Democratic National Committee and party leaders to WikiLeaks at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin through third parties, according to a new U.S. intelligence report, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday.

World, Top News, 06 Jan 2017

Sweden says it will be some weeks before decision on Assange inquiry

STOCKHOLM Sweden will not decide for several weeks whether to drop or proceed with an investigation into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, its Prosecution Authority said on Thursday.

World, 05 Jan 2017


A sign is seen outside the United States embassy in central London, November 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

WikiLeaks shows range of intel gathering

From African leaders' credit card numbers to the friendships of British politicians, the WikiLeaks cables show U.S. diplomats left no stone unturned in efforts to gather information on friends as well as foes.  Full Article