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Friday 23 June 2017

Science & Technology

CIA and MI5 use smart TVs as listening device

Wednesday 08/March/2017 - 04:42 PM
Sada El Balad


The CIA and MI5 have the ability to hack certain Samsung smart TVs which can then be operated as a listening device even when the televisions are switched off، the latest WikiLeaks dump has revealed، raising privacy questions for homes across the world.
The high-tech cyber espionage capabilities were detailed in WikiLeaks’ latest data release on Tuesday، which outlined how the CIA and MI5 held a joint workshop in June 2014.
The workshop resulted in the development of covert hacking and listening techniques، which were given the codename ‘Weeping Angel’.
The techniques developed were used to hack into the Samsung F8000 smart TV series.
Nehal Magdy

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