The British 'Extending' and American 'Weeping Angel' describe plans for turning certain Samsung TV models into recording devices
The Independent: WikiLeaks releases top-secret CIA documents as US considers charges against Julian Assange
A 31-page manual on how to use the CIA's 'Weeping Angel' surveillance software is now available online
WikiLeaks has leaked what it calls a 31-page user manual for a device allegedly used by the CIA to spy on people from their televisions and smartphones.
The device, code named “Weeping Angel”, hit the headlines last month when WikiLeaks claimed the CIA had built the software to exploit vulnerabilities in Samsung products which would allow them to turn any phone or smart TV into a listening device. The group described the software as something out of George Orwell’s 1984.
The newly released CIA documents appear to corroborate the earlier claims about the capabilities of the system.
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