Remember that time when your crazy neighbor said the CIA and FBI were spying on him through his television set? Sure, at the time you thought the guy needed some serious mental help but in 2017, the absurd is now a reality. This is further evidenced by Wikileaks and their latest announcement that Apple TV is a government spy tool.
APPLE TV CAUGHT IN CIA AND FBI SPY AGENDA
In the first part of WikiLeaks, seven-part series, the organization released details of the CIA and FBI’s worldwide hacking initiative. There are all sorts of juicy facts in there but the most people notice two points specifically. iOS and Android are by far the most significant documents in this leak and as one expects, opens up quite a few questions. If iOS isn’t safe, where does the road end? Is your Apple TV linked straight to the government?
FBI AND CIA USING MORE THAN JUST PHONES; APPLE TV AT RISK
According to WikiLeaks, the FBI and CIA have moved past the use of mobile phones. Now, their reach involves web browsers like Chrome and smart TVs. While Google came out to ensure that the proper security updates and protection is in place for Chrome and Android, Apple made no such claim regarding Apple TV.
HOW THE FBI AND CIA WILL USE APPLE TV AGAINST YOU
When looking at smart TVs specifically, Wikileaks mentioned something called “Weeping Angel”. Weeping Angel allows one to turn a smart TV into a secret listening device by turning the TV into a fake, “off-mode”. So when your lovely televisions appear to be off, it’s’ actually recording your conversations and even capturing video. Furthermore, Weeping angel can even leave Wi-FI on while the television is apparently “off”. Sadly, this is not a plot point of some dystopian sci-fi novel. It’s the sad, and alarming reality we all live in today.