Brian Barrett

Wired Magazine

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Senior Editor at Wired Magazine, a design and technology blog that's part of the Gawker Media network

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Wikileaks released thousands of documents Tuesday claiming to show how the CIA can hack into personal devices such as smartphones, computers, even some internet-connected TVs.

Wikileaks exposes alleged CIA hacking secrets

Wikileaks released thousands of documents Tuesday claiming to show how the CIA can hack into personal devices such as smartphones, computers, even some internet-connected TVs.

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