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originally posted by: OpenMindedRealist
a reply to: introvert
Hey there! Logged in for the first time in forever, just to express my surprise that you're still here derailing political threads. For your sake I hope you're being paid for it these days.
My suggestion to everyone who has interest in the topic: ignore replies that seem like strangely contentious peripheral nonsense. Intentional or not, they play to the hands of those who would rather "Vault 7" never be discussed.
On to the topic:
Anyone saying these documents don't disprove the DNC-sponsored theory of 'Russian hacking' is plainly reaching to preserve the notion that Russia hacked the DNC. Take away partisan bias and the logic is clear: this document release does not give any indication who was behind the hacking but unequivocally proves that evidence pointing to Russia could easily have been fabricated. In fact it suggests that leaving a false trail would be part of any hacking attempt, regardless of the perpetrator. This leaves us with zero reliable evidence to blame Russia.
I'm surprised no one is discussing the impact this could have on e-commerce and banking. If these CIA-developed 'cyber weapons' make it into the hands of criminals (as Wikileaks claims to be inevitable) then I imagine a lot of people will be going back to paper accounting. Unless the tech companies can plug the security holes quickly...
originally posted by: roadgravel
Would the people's representatives in government (Congress) do anything about the abuses to the citizens. The answer is no, of course. This is not some new revelation. They dropped the Patriot Act on us. Already bought.
originally posted by: liveandlearn
a reply to: bknapple32
Don't know how old you are but think that time was probably 50's and 60's. We've gone to orwellian hell since then.