Thinking face: Emojis read like secret code in CIA #Vault7 spy leaks
Many of the symbols in the ‘Japanese Style faces’ document show popular emoticons created from keyboard strokes including the infamous ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (shrug). There are hundreds to trawl through, the majority are without reason but a few come with text.
Σ (ﾟДﾟ;）is ‘surprised’, while щ（ﾟДﾟщ）translates as ‘dear god why?’ ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ is ‘baby seal’ and ╯‵Д′)╯彡┻━┻ is ‘angry guy flipping a table’
Some of the other more interesting symbols include:
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Some of the CIA’s favorite memes revolve, unsurprisingly, around cybersecurity and surveillance, as the agency had a little fun at the expense of those whose privacy they were invading.
More leaked CIA memes from Vault7, among sensitive docs there are heaps of memes and cat pics. pic.twitter.com/2Gv61hadTb— BitRain (@x8BitRain) March 8, 2017
WikiLeaks claims that the agency celebrated what it saw as “the financial largesse of Obama towards them” with a ‘Make it rain’ gif.