WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Battleground of Democracy
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 17/03/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20602
WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named Vault 7, the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center.
Describing itself on its site as "a multi-national media organization and associated library", WikiLeaks aims to open governments in order to bring justice. In the speech at the SWSX conference in Texas, delivered via Skype in 2014, Assange described the particular environment that spawned the culture of disclosure this organization helped to create. He noted how we were living in some fictitious representation of what we thought was the world and that the true history of the world is all obscured by some kind of fog. This founder and editor-in-chief of innovative journalism explained how disclosures made through their publications break this fog. The magnitude of this Vault 7 cache, which some say may be bigger than the Snowden revelations, perhaps lies in its effect of clearing the fog to let people around the world see the ground upon which the narratives of true history are written.