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WikiLeaks has released thousands of files that it identifies as CIA documents related to the agency's cyber-espionage tools and programs.
The documents published on Tuesday include instruction manuals, support documents, notes and conversations about, among other things, efforts to exploit vulnerabilities in smartphones and turn smart TVs into listening devices. The tools appear to be designed for use against individual targets, as part of the CIA's mandate to gather foreign intelligence.