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WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Hack to Spy on the FBI, Department of Homeland Security
25 August 2017, 10:25 am

WikiLeaks has just revealed another hacking tool developed by the CIA, but this time the agency wasn’t targeted companies or consumers in the United States, but other intelligence partners like the NSA, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Called ExpressLane, the project was created to help the CIA access information that other intel agencies were refusing to share, like biometric data.

The CIA was providing partner agencies with technical support services for a biometric collection system, and as part of the collaboration, other intel departments, like the NSA and the FBI, agreed to share biometric data with the CIA. But in case any of these partners refused to provide all the data they collected, the CIA had a backup plan.

ExpressLane was delivered as a software update for the said biometric data collection solution, so whenever the update was deployed, it also checked for any information the agency in question was hiding.

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