I’m going to give my own advice to Americans about protection (for your brain)— don’t take Hollywood action movies face value and read less BS.
CIA isn’t here to collect info in America and on Americans. From the CIA site:
By law, the CIA is specifically prohibited from collecting foreign intelligence concerning the domestic activities of US citizens. Its mission is to collect information related to foreign intelligence and foreign counterintelligence. By direction of the president in Executive Order 12333 of 1981 and in accordance with procedures approved by the Attorney General, the CIA is restricted in the collection of intelligence information directed against US citizens. Collection is allowed only for an authorized intelligence purpose; for example, if there is a reason to believe that an individual is involved in espionage or international terrorist activities. The CIA’s procedures require senior approval for any such collection that is allowed, and, depending on the collection technique employed, the sanction of the Director of National Intelligence and Attorney General may be required. These restrictions on the CIA have been in effect since the 1970s.
The BS also includes hackers crashing your car, “looking at” doesn’t mean the tech is available.
But beware that if you have something valuable, foreign entities can access your computer, email, devices, with known or unknown tools.
I don’t know why this leak is such “great news”. Terrorists have access to it too.