They dropped a bombshell. I think it's worth discussing.

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In addition to wonder if it's an actual leak from the actual CIA, you have to wonder about other things:

It could be misinformation purposely distributed by the CIA; for misdirection or as a red herring.

It could be a social experiment to gauge the public's reaction towards the real or fictional idea that the CIA has mass surveillance capabilities over any and every connected device any/everywhere in the USA; a general revolt would mean that, if the CIA had these capabilities or were working on them, they'd have to continue doing so fairly discretely whereas a general shrug / meh from the population would indicate that there is a high level of tolerance for this sort of stuff and they can continue turning up the heat because people aren't generally worried about about government transparency and their own privacy because NEW SNAPCHAT FILTERS YO!

I see Wikileaks as the classic vigilante-- they mean well and do good, but with it comes a certain amount of chaos and collateral damage. I'm sure there are some bad apples among them, like anywhere else, but I believe Assange is doing his best to serve and inform the public. While they are obviously an intelligent bunch, sometimes they seem to lack common sense, leaking without redacting highly sensitive information that can be used against us.

I give them an A+ for effort, and a B for results.


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