‘Give them a pill’: Putin accuses US of hysteria over election hacking inquiry | World news | The Guardian

Russian president calls allegations of interference in US presidential election ‘useless and harmful chatter’ at St Petersburg economic forum

Fuente: ‘Give them a pill’: Putin accuses US of hysteria over election hacking inquiry | World news | The Guardian


The stench of the Iraq war lingers behind today’s preoccupation with fake news | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian

If world leaders can deceive voters about the greatest foreign policy debacle in a generation, why should a president today worry about casually lying about the crowds at his inauguration?

Fuente: The stench of the Iraq war lingers behind today’s preoccupation with fake news | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian


Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr | Opinion | The Guardian

one response to his letter is to think it’s inspiring, touching, even, that there’s a billionaire out there who wants to build an “infrastructure”, a word he uses 24 times, that “prevents harm, helps during crises and rebuilds afterwards”.But here’s another response: where does that power end? Who holds it to account? What are the limits on it? Because the answer is there are none. Facebook’s power and dominance, its knowledge of every aspect of its users’ intimate lives, its ability to manipulate their – our – world view, its limitless ability to generate cash, is already beyond the reach of any government.

Fuente: Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr | Opinion | The Guardian


Russia hacked the US election. Now it’s coming for western democracy | Robby Mook | Opinion | The Guardian

We have to take action now to root out Russian and other foreign influences before they become too deeply enmeshed in our political ecosystem. First and foremost, leaders in the US and Europe must stop any attempt by the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Russia. It must be abundantly clear that attacking our elections through cyberspace will prompt a tough and proportional response.

Fuente: Russia hacked the US election. Now it’s coming for western democracy | Robby Mook | Opinion | The Guardian


Russia slates ‘baseless, amateurish’ US election hacking report | World news | The Guardian

The intelligence report’s lack of even hints at the kind of evidence collected make it difficult to assess the claims, and its weakness gave Russian officials ample opportunity to poke fun.The foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Facebook on Monday: “If ‘Russian hackers’ managed to hack anything in America, it’s two things: Obama’s brain and, of course, the report itself.”

Fuente: Russia slates ‘baseless, amateurish’ US election hacking report | World news | The Guardian


Young Russian denies she aided election hackers: ‘I never work with douchebags’ | World news | The Guardian

Alisa Shevchenko is a talented young Russian hacker, known for working with companies to find vulnerabilities in their systems. She is also, the White House claims, guilty of helping Vladimir Putin interfere in the US election.

Fuente: Young Russian denies she aided election hackers: ‘I never work with douchebags’ | World news | The Guardian


Por qué los servicios de inteligencia de Estados Unidos acusan a Putin de ordenar ciberataques – El Mostrador

La versión desclasificada no contenía ninguna prueba detallada del supuesto papel de Putin. Desde que ganó las elecciones, Trump cuestionó repetidamente a la inteligencia estadounidense por acusar a Rusia de haber hackeado al Partido Demócrata.

Fuente: Por qué los servicios de inteligencia de Estados Unidos acusan a Putin de ordenar ciberataques – El Mostrador


Russia hacking: US intelligence chief hits back at Trump’s ‘disparagement’ | Technology | The Guardian

Yet neither Clapper nor Rogers offered new evidence for their October conclusion of Russian interference. Clapper promised to release an unclassified report early next week, prepared by the NSA, CIA and FBI, providing additional information for the intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia deliberately hacked the Democratic National Committee in order to aid Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Fuente: Russia hacking: US intelligence chief hits back at Trump’s ‘disparagement’ | Technology | The Guardian


Obama escalates anti-Russian campaign with new sanctions and threats – World Socialist Web Site

In an executive order accompanied by a series of official statements, US President Barack Obama has sharply escalated the campaign against Russia, based on unsubstantiated claims of Russian government hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign in the presidential election.

Fuente: Obama escalates anti-Russian campaign with new sanctions and threats – World Socialist Web Site


The hacking is 21st-century, but US-Russia relations are stuck in the past | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

While Moscow’s cyberwar capacity is cutting-edge, the flurry of expulsions and misguided sanctions simply rehash the mistakes of the cold war

Fuente: The hacking is 21st-century, but US-Russia relations are stuck in the past | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian


En qué consisten las sanciones aprobadas por EE.UU. contra Rusia por los ciberataques ocurridos durante la campaña electoral – El Mostrador

La Casa Blanca aprobó severas medidas para castigar a Moscú por sus supuestos intentos de influir en las elecciones presidenciales de noviembre pasado. Donald Trump dijo que el país debe “ocuparse de cosas más grandes y mejores”, aunque anunció que se reunirá la próxima semana con los jefes de inteligencia para informarse sobre el caso.

Fuente: En qué consisten las sanciones aprobadas por EE.UU. contra Rusia por los ciberataques ocurridos durante la campaña electoral – El Mostrador


UK spy chief warns on ‘profound’ propaganda threat

“The connectivity that is at the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims deniably,” said Mr Younger. “They do this through means as varied as cyber attacks, propaganda or subversion of democratic process.”

Fuente: UK spy chief warns on ‘profound’ propaganda threat


Snowden: ‘Politics of fear’ keep Trudeau from repealing Canada anti-terror law | US news | The Guardian

Edward Snowden has waded into the simmering debate over Canada’s controversial anti-terror law, saying that Justin Trudeau was reluctant to repeal the law out of a fear of appearing soft on terror.

Fuente: Snowden: ‘Politics of fear’ keep Trudeau from repealing Canada anti-terror law | US news | The Guardian


Turkey’s President Survives Coup Attempt, Thanks in Part to Social Media He So Despises

The plotters failed, despite following a script that might have succeeded in the 20th century, in part because Erdogan was able to rally support for democratic rule using 21st century tools: video chat and social media.

Fuente: Turkey’s President Survives Coup Attempt, Thanks in Part to Social Media He So Despises


The racist hijacking of Microsoft’s chatbot shows how the internet teems with hate | World news | The Guardian

Microsoft was apologetic when its AI Twitter feed started spewing bigoted tweets – but the incident simply highlights the toxic, often antisemitic, side of social media

Fuente: The racist hijacking of Microsoft’s chatbot shows how the internet teems with hate | World news | The Guardian


‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare | Technology | The Guardian

Forget debates about Britain’s nuclear deterrent. New technology means a country can be brought to its knees with the click of a mouse

Fuente: ‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare | Technology | The Guardian


Chomsky/ Edward Snowden, el criminal más buscado | SurySur

Chomsky/ Edward Snowden, el criminal más buscado | SurySur.

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Chomsky/ Edward Snowden, el criminal más buscado

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En meses pasados hemos recibido lecciones instructivas sobre la naturaleza del poder del Estado y las fuerzas que impulsan su política. Y sobre un asunto íntimamente relacionado: el sutil y diferenciado concepto de la transparencia.

La fuente de la instrucción, por supuesto, es el conjunto de documentos relativos al sistema de vigilancia de la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad (NSA, por sus siglas en inglés) dados a conocer por el valeroso luchador por la libertad Edward J. Snowden, resumidos de manera experta y analizados por su colaborador Glenn Greenwald en su nuevo libro No place to hide (Sin lugar para esconderse).

Los documentos revelan un notable proyecto destinado a exponer al escrutinio estatal información vital acerca de toda persona que cae en las garras del coloso: en principio, de toda persona vinculada con la moderna sociedad electrónica.

Nada tan ambicioso fue jamás imaginado por los profetas distópicos que describieron sombríos mundos totalitarios. No es de poca importancia que el proyecto sea ejecutado en uno de los países más libres del planeta y en radical violación de la Carta de Derechos de la Constitución de Estados Unidos, que protege a los ciudadanos de “persecuciones y capturas sin motivo” y garantiza la privacidad de sus “personas, domicilios, documentos y pertenencias”.

Por mucho que lo intenten los legistas del gobierno, no hay forma de reconciliar estos principios con el asalto a la población que revelan los documentos de Snowden.