Later On

The CIA seems to have become a rogue operation. First they hack into Senate computers—that is, they target the Senators and staff who are trying to exercise their oversight responsibilities. That in itself is an illegal domestic operation, but that illegality is overshadowed by an Executive branch organization trying to escape oversight.

And now they are found to have targeted domestic companies. The CIA is truly out of control: it is no longer under the control of Congress (which has oversight responsibility) and it doesn’t seem to be under control of the Executive branch.

Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley report for The Intercept:

RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.

The security researchers presented their latest tactics and achievements at a secret annual gathering…

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