Today's news is all about WikiLeaks' dump Tuesday of Vault 7: alleged CIA cyber espionage documents and exploits. The material, if genuine (and early consensus held this to be the case even before Mr. Snowden offered his two cents), demonstrates several things, some surprising, some not so surprising. It is unsurprising, despite the screamer headlines, that the CIA uses cyber espionage tools in its intelligence collection. It's also unsurprising that the CIA cooperates with the other Five Eyes. The documents do suggest that most devices have been and can be hacked (and some in the security industry express concern that criminals will be able to exploit the revelations) but they don't appear to show the sort of global skeleton key into every encrypted system that some hasty reporting has claimed.
Ars Technica, in a sauce-for-the-ganderish mood, reviews CIA's eye-rolling over their NSA sisters' Equation Group mess. The material in WikiLeaks' Vault 7 does suggest that the CIA has significant cyber espionage capability. How the material exited the CIA is so far unknown, but tracking down the leak or leaks will keep investigators employed for some time. The serious security failure also represents the first crisis for new Director of Central Intelligence.
iOS exploits figure prominently in the dump, but Apple says those issues are mostly already patched.
Some maintain (implausibly) that Vault 7 proves Cozy and Fancy Bear were CIA provocations all along.
And Julian Assange says he's under cyberattack.
See the recommended reading for non-WikiLeaks news (there is some).