WikiLeaks Won’t Tell Tech Companies How to Patch CIA Zero-Days Until Its Demands Are Met – Motherboard
A partnership between the secret-spilling group and Google, Microsoft, and Apple has already hit its first road block.
Last week Assange promised to work with tech companies to fix their security vulnerabilities in light of the CIA leaks in the interest of protecting users. "We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out."
Yeah well… that may come with a few strings attached. WikiLeaks has reportedly told Apple, Microsoft and Google that it won't share details related to the CIA's hacking techniques until the companies agree to a "a series of conditions." What those conditions are is is unclear at this point but it's hard to claim you're the white knight when protecting users comes with strings attached.