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The hacking community, of which WikiLeaks and the CIA's cyberwarriors are both aggressive offshoots, has been invading and exploiting every device in sight since the dawn of the digital age. It would be nice if governments, criminals and self-appointed do-gooders didn't invade privacy and steal things from the internet, but we don't live in that world.Everyone was scouting the best hacking tools and cleverest code writers.The hardest question here is whether the CIA and other government agencies have a responsibility to disclose to software vendors the holes they discover in computer code, so they can be fixed quickly.The government even has a little-known program, called the "Vulnerability Equities Process," which posits that U.S. agencies should share such exploits whenever the public benefit outweighs the cost to the government.U.S. intelligence agencies buy some of these exploits; so do other countries' spy services, criminal gangs, and the software vendors themselves.
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