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Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is accusing the CIA of “devastating incompetence” for keeping its hacking secrets in one place and says he will work with tech giants to develop fixes after he leaked them.

“This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created such an arsenal and then stored it all in one place,” Assange tells a press conference from Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012.

“It is impossible to keep effective control of cyber weapons… If you build them, eventually you will lose them,” Assange says.

He says his anti-secrecy website has “a lot more information” about the Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking operation but will hold off on publishing it until WikiLeaks has spoken to tech manufacturers about fixes.

— AFP

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