Co-presented by

Julian Assange says WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with tech companies | Reuters

 Julian Assange says WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with tech companies
| Reuters

By Dustin Volz
| WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Thursday his organization would provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools to allow them to patch software flaws.

The anti-secrecy group this week published documents describing secret CIA hacking tools and snippets of computer code. It did not publish the full programs that would be needed to actually conduct cyber exploits against phones, computers and Internet-connected televisions.

Assange made his comments on Facebook Live.

(Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Frances Kerry)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 21:46:38 IST