March 2017



WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the recently released House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“Yesterday, House Republicans finally released the text of their super-secret bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now we know why they tried so hard to hide it from not only House Democrats, but also our Senate colleagues and the American people.”

WikiLeaks: CIA hacks into phones, TVs — everything

Your TV may be listening.

The crusading website WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday it says detail CIA tools for hacking into web servers, computers, smartphones and even TVs that can be turned into covert microphones.

The website claims the CIA Center for Cyber Intelligence "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal," more than several hundred million lines of code that provide "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA."

Rep calls for investigation CIA's leak of hacking tools

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Cali.) is calling for an investigation into how thousands of secret documents - including CIA hacking tools - ended up in the hands of Wikileaks.

"I am deeply disturbed by the allegation that the CIA lost its arsenal of hacking tools," said Lieu in a statement.

Tuesday morning, Wikileaks published an archive of files including descriptions of hacking techniques used to turn targets' cell phones and televisions into surveillance devices. 

Wikileaks said the documents came from a secure CIA network. 

WikiLeaks dumps alleged secret CIA 'hacking arsenal'

WikiLeaks on Tuesday began publishing what it claims is the CIA's secret "hacking arsenal" that reveals how the intelligence agency transforms smartphones, computers and internet-connected televisions into spying devices.

The cache allegedly comes from the agency’s Cyber Intelligence Center, potentially spilling into the public domain an unprecedented amount of information about the CIA's electronic snooping. WikiLeaks called it the "largest ever publication of confidential documents" about the agency.

WikiLeaks may have dumped covert CIA hacking tools

WikiLeaks on Tuesday dumped thousands of documents it said came from the CIA’s cyber espionage department, a catastrophic breach that exposes sophisticated covert tools for hacking everything from computers to TVs to popular social apps.

The release is the first in a series called “Year Zero” that involves 8,761 documents and files from the spy agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Va., the group said.

Squawking Heads: Everything You "Missed" in the Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows

Once again, we’re reminded that Donald Trump is nothing more than an unhinged old person who gets worked up about every conservative conspiracy theory he sees on social media; my phone autocorrected the name of Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to “Sarah Huckster Sanders” while I was texting a friend and I left it that way because truth in art; and Marco Rubio continues to bravely swallow his own spine just to prove it’s humanly possible!