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WikiLeaks Seeks to Work With Companies After CIA Data Leak

  • Assange says he can help better secure against hacking tools
  • CIA says it protects the U.S. despite ‘Assange and his ilk’
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Assange Says CIA Lost Control of Its Cyberweapons Arsenal

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Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said the group will work with technology companies to close gaps identified in thousands of Central Intelligence Agency documents it published this week as well as in additional material it has yet to disclose.

Assange, speaking Thursday in a webcast, said he’s interested in helping better secure communications technology after this week’s disclosure of more than 8,000 documents highlighted apparent vulnerabilities in smartphones, televisions and software built by companies including Apple Inc., Google, and Samsung Electronics Co. The disclosures show that the CIA has “lost control” of its “entire cyberweapons arsenal,” Assange said.