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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Mar 10, 2017 | 3:12 PM PST

After the devices are secured, Assange says he will post the code online.

NPR explains:

WikiLeaks will be sharing alleged CIA hacking techniques with major technology companies such as Apple and Google to allow them to develop fixes for vulnerabilities in their phones and other electronic devices, according to Julian Assange.

In a lengthy address from Ecuador's Embassy in London, where he remains holed up since 2012, the WikiLeaks founder said the group would work with manufacturers to "disarm" purported CIA hacking tools. When the fixes are in place, he said, WikiLeaks would publish the code for those tools online.

On Tuesday, the group published what it calls a trove of internal CIA documents describing agency techniques and programs for hacking into phones, computers and Internet-connected appliances. Many of the techniques take advantage of flaws in software that make programs or devices vulnerable.

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