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Germany Taking WikiLeaks Information on CIA Surveillance 'Very Seriously'

Sputnik News

16:53 08.03.2017

Germany is in constant contact with the United States on the issues of cybersecurity and is taking information released by WikiLeaks on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) espionage seriously, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Sebastian Fischer said Wednesday.

BERLIN (Sputnik) – On Tuesday, whistleblowing website WikiLeaks began releasing what it called an unprecedentedly large archive of leaked information related to the CIA. The CIA can hack smartphones and access encrypted information from Telegram, WhatsApp, Signal and Wiebo messengers, WikiLeaks stated citing confidential information leaked from the CIA.

"As you know, we are in constant contact with our US colleagues, you know that the issues of this kind emerge again and again. We take this information very seriously and are in touch on this issue with the US side," he told a briefing.

The spokesman added that they had no own data on the documents and he could not judge their authenticity.

Commenting on the revelation, Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor turned whistleblower, said that alleged CIA files released by WikiLeaks seemed "authentic" and "a big deal."


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