The U.S. Has Ramped Up Airstrikes Against ISIS in Raqqa, and Syrian Civilians Are Paying the Price

Thanks to camera phones and social media, the deadly consequences of U.S. military operations are indeed being recorded, shared, and watched around the world on an unprecedented scale. But while civilian deaths are regularly reported in local media outlets in the Middle East, they are seldom reported in detail by international media.

Fuente: The U.S. Has Ramped Up Airstrikes Against ISIS in Raqqa, and Syrian Civilians Are Paying the Price


Chelsea Manning released from military prison | US news | The Guardian

Chelsea Manning, the army private who released a vast trove of US state secrets and was punished by the US military for months in penal conditions denounced by the UN as torture, has been released from a military prison in Kansas after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.

Fuente: Chelsea Manning released from military prison | US news | The Guardian


The Strangers Who Got Snowden’s Secrets in the Mail

The story of Edward Snowden’s disclosure of NSA secrets to the press has been told and retold in books, films, and countless articles. Left unreported has been the quiet role of two journalists who literally had Snowden material mailed to them in a cardboard box.

Fuente: The Strangers Who Got Snowden’s Secrets in the Mail


“La palabra ‘pirata’ pareciera haberse convertido en una especie de fetiche” – El Mostrador

La reproducción y distribución ilegal de copias de obras protegidas por el derecho de autor generan -sólo en Chile- pérdidas superiores a los US$4 mil millones. Cómo frenar la circulación de material apócrifo y desincentivar el consumo de productos culturales falsos, es el desafío que se han impuesto la PDI y Editorial Santillana.

Fuente: “La palabra ‘pirata’ pareciera haberse convertido en una especie de fetiche” – El Mostrador


Malware Attacks Used by the U.S. Government Retain Potency for Many Years, New Evidence Indicates

A new report from Rand Corp. may help shed light on the government’s arsenal of malicious software, including the size of its stockpile of so-called “zero days” — hacks that hit undisclosed vulnerabilities in computers, smartphones, and other digital devices.The report also provides evidence that such vulnerabilities are long lasting. The findings are of particular interest because not much is known about the U.S. government’s controversial use of zero days.

Fuente: Malware Attacks Used by the U.S. Government Retain Potency for Many Years, New Evidence Indicates


Edward Snowden backers beam calls for pardon on Washington news museum | US news | The Guardian

Now the most audacious display of support for Snowden is under way. Messages calling for his pardon are being beamed on to the outside wall of the Newseum, the Washington institution devoted to freedom of speech and the press that stands less than two miles from the White House.

Fuente: Edward Snowden backers beam calls for pardon on Washington news museum | US news | The Guardian


La pugna por el TPP en Chile: las razones para salvar o dejar morir el acuerdo – El Mostrador

Uno de los temas que hizo mucho ruido desde que se empezó a hacer pública la existencia de las negociaciones en torno al TPP, está relacionado con lo digital.Según explica Pablo Voillier, “la promesa de la Direcon fue que el TPP no iba a ir más allá de las obligaciones adquiridas por Chile en el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos. Esto no se cumple en una serie de materias sensibles”.

Fuente: La pugna por el TPP en Chile: las razones para salvar o dejar morir el acuerdo – El Mostrador


Chile Mejor Sin TPP: “Llega a dar vergüenza ajena escuchar a Bachelet defender un tratado que fue desahuciado por Trump” – El Mostrador

“Insistir en mandar el proyecto al Congreso es un regalo para las transnacionales que sin duda no dan su brazo a torcer, puesto que este tratado está lleno de beneficios para estas grandes compañías farmacéuticas, biotecnológicas y de informática, que significan vulneración de nuestros derechos humanos a la salud, a la alimentación y al acceso al conocimiento y la libre expresión”, sostuvieron.

Fuente: Chile Mejor Sin TPP: “Llega a dar vergüenza ajena escuchar a Bachelet defender un tratado que fue desahuciado por Trump” – El Mostrador


Chile Mejor sin TPP: “Bachelet sigue sin comprender que es el pueblo chileno el que se opone al Acuerdo” – El Mostrador

La plataforma criticó al Gobierno chileno por “continuar actuando con secretismo. Ahora se ocupó la cumbre de la APEC para tratar de cocinar un salvataje al TPP”.

Fuente: Chile Mejor sin TPP: “Bachelet sigue sin comprender que es el pueblo chileno el que se opone al Acuerdo” – El Mostrador


California single mother faces jail time for selling homemade food on Facebook | US news | The Guardian

The Facebook group, which she doesn’t use any more, was designed to build community, Ruelas added.“It helped a lot of people in a lot of ways. The purpose wasn’t to get rich.”

Fuente: California single mother faces jail time for selling homemade food on Facebook | US news | The Guardian


Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct

situation is beginning to change — as a growing number of police accountability groups are starting to bypass the departments by aggregating and distributing misconduct history databases on their own.

Fuente: Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct


ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public

“The people of this country can’t hold the government accountable for its surveillance activities unless they know what our laws allow,” said Patrick Toomey, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project. “These secret court opinions define the limits of the government’s spying powers. Their disclosure is essential for meaningful public oversight in our democracy.”

Fuente: ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public


New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose

Oliver Stone’s latest film, “Snowden,” bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.

Fuente: New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose


‘Edward Snowden did this country a great service. Let him come home’ | US news | The Guardian

Bernie Sanders, Daniel Ellsberg, former members of the NSA and more weigh in on whether Obama should grant clemency to the divisive whistleblower

Fuente: ‘Edward Snowden did this country a great service. Let him come home’ | US news | The Guardian


Edward Snowden makes ‘moral’ case for presidential pardon | US news | The Guardian

Edward Snowden has set out the case for Barack Obama granting him a pardon before the US president leaves office in January, arguing that the disclosure of the scale of surveillance by US and British intelligence agencies was not only morally right but had left citizens better off.

Fuente: Edward Snowden makes ‘moral’ case for presidential pardon | US news | The Guardian


How the U.S. Spies on Medical Nonprofits and Health Defenses Worldwide

As part of an ongoing effort to “exploit medical intelligence,” the National Security Agency teamed up with the military-focused Defense Intelligence Agency to extract “medical SIGINT” from the intercepted communications of nonprofit groups starting in the early 2000s, a top-secret document shows.

Fuente: How the U.S. Spies on Medical Nonprofits and Health Defenses Worldwide


Chelsea Manning: ‘It is terrifying to face the government alone’ | US news | The Guardian

In an interview with Amnesty International, made exclusive to the Guardian ahead of its publication in the new book Here I Stand, Chelsea Manning describes her feelings of isolation while in the hands of the most powerful government in the world.

Fuente: Chelsea Manning: ‘It is terrifying to face the government alone’ | US news | The Guardian


America’s broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Fuente: America’s broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian


Justice department ‘uses aged computer system to frustrate Foia requests’ | Politics | The Guardian

A new lawsuit alleges that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) intentionally conducts inadequate searches of its records using a decades-old computer system when queried by citizens looking for records that should be available to the public.

Fuente: Justice department ‘uses aged computer system to frustrate Foia requests’ | Politics | The Guardian


Big tech stands with Black Lives Matter, but solidarity may be all about branding | US news | The Guardian

When prominent activist Deray McKesson was arrested Saturday night at a protest against the police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, many saw the arrest as another example of the excessive policing of Black Lives Matter protests.Others saw a branding opportunity.

Fuente: Big tech stands with Black Lives Matter, but solidarity may be all about branding | US news | The Guardian


“El Watergate es una ilusión diseñada por Hollywood”

“La gestión de los Papeles de Panamá es un ataque a nuestro modelo”, asegura el fundador de Wikileaks, muy crítico con el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación que ha publicado esta última gran filtración”Los medios establecidos tienen que limitarse constantemente bajo los poderes del establishment, los poderes del Estado al que pertenecen”, dice Assange en esta entrevista con eldiario.es en la Embajada de Ecuador en Londres

Fuente: “El Watergate es una ilusión diseñada por Hollywood”


TPP y Sistemas de Arbitraje Inversor-Estado: La soberanía de los pueblos retrocede ante las transnacionales – Resumen

El Acuerdo Transpacífico o TPP representa un sofisticado instrumento jurídico orientado a maximizar los beneficios de empresas transnacionales que operen en los países adheridos a él. Si bien, las conversaciones respecto a sus condiciones concluyeron el 5 de octubre de 2015, recién el 26 de enero de 2016 y el 8 de febrero de 2016, la Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales [DIRECON], publicó sus versiones en inglés y en castellano, respectivamente

Fuente: TPP y Sistemas de Arbitraje Inversor-Estado: La soberanía de los pueblos retrocede ante las transnacionales – Resumen


Tribunal de EE.UU. respalda que Internet sea considerado un servicio público – El Mostrador

Un tribunal federal de apelaciones falló el martes último a favor de la propuesta de la FCC (Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones de EE.UU.) de considerar a Internet un servicio público, que busca aumentar la regulación para garantizar la “neutralidad” y apertura de la red y evitar los llamados “canales rápidos” de pago.

Fuente: Tribunal de EE.UU. respalda que Internet sea considerado un servicio público – El Mostrador


¿Qué información puede saber de ti tu proveedor de Internet y qué puede hacerse? | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Los proveedores de Internet raras veces están limitados legalmente sobre el nivel de privacidad que deben otorgar a sus clientes y el uso que hacen con la información que pasa por sus redes.

Fuente: ¿Qué información puede saber de ti tu proveedor de Internet y qué puede hacerse? | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales


Los videojuegos que no amaban a Estados Unidos | Juegoreviews

Los videojuegos, como cualquier otra manifestación cultural, expresan la realidad de quienes los crean y de la cultura donde son creados. En anteriores textos hemos observado cuales son las imágenes que vierten sobre el continente africano y próximo oriente. Sin embargo, otros pocos enarbolan otra bandera y critican los lugares y la cultura donde han sido creados. En este texto vamos a centrarnos en ellos para conocer que imágenes arrojan sobra la cultura que los vio nacer y reflexionar sobre este aspecto, la crítica dentro de los videojuegos.

Fuente: Los videojuegos que no amaban a Estados Unidos | Juegoreviews


Cupertino’s mayor: Apple ‘abuses us’ by not paying taxes | Technology | The Guardian

The last time the mayor of Cupertino walked into Apple – the largest company in his small Californian town and, it so happens, the most valuable company in the world – he hoped to have a meeting to talk about traffic congestion.Barry Chang barely made it into the lobby when Apple’s security team surrounded and escorted him off the property.

Fuente: Cupertino’s mayor: Apple ‘abuses us’ by not paying taxes | Technology | The Guardian


‘Crypto Wars’ timeline: A history of the new encryption debate

Encryption is finally mainstream.Government officials and technologists have been debating since the early 1990s whether to limit the strength of encryption to help the law-enforcement and intelligence communities monitor suspects’ communications. But until early 2016, this was a mostly esoteric fight, relegated to academic conferences, security agencies’ C-suites, and the back rooms of Capitol Hill.Everything changed in mid-February, when President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, investigating the terrorists who carried out the San Bernardino, California, shooting, asked a federal judge to force Apple to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock one attacker’s iPhone.What followed was an unexpectedly rancorous and unprecedentedly public fight over how far the government should go to pierce and degrade commercial security technology in its quest to protect Americans from terrorism.

Fuente: ‘Crypto Wars’ timeline: A history of the new encryption debate


Chile Mejor Sin TPP –

Somos un grupo de diversas organizaciones, movimientos, parlamentari@s y ciudadan@s que conformamos esta plataforma ciudadana en rechazo a al secretismo y violación de los DD.HH por parte del Acuerdo Transpacífico (TPP).

Fuente: Chile Mejor Sin TPP – Somos un grupo de diversas organizaciones, movimientos, parlamentari@s y ciudadan@s que conformamos esta plataforma ciudadana en rechazo a al secretismo y violación de los DD.HH por parte del Acuerdo Transpacífico (TPP).


Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism – The Washington Post

A while back, we noted a report showing that the “sneak-and-peek” provision of the Patriot Act that was alleged to be used only in national security and terrorism investigations has overwhelmingly been used in narcotics cases. Now the New York Times reports that National Security Agency data will be shared with other intelligence agencies like the FBI without first applying any screens for privacy.

Fuente: Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism – The Washington Post


Five Big Unanswered Questions About NSA’s Worldwide Spying

Nearly three years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave journalists his trove of documents on the intelligence community’s broad and powerful surveillance regime, the public is still missing some crucial, basic facts about how the operations work.Surveillance researchers and privacy advocates published a report on Wednesday outlining what we do know, thanks to the period of discovery post-Snowden — and the overwhelming amount of things we don’t.

Fuente: Five Big Unanswered Questions About NSA’s Worldwide Spying


Anonymous collective declares ‘total war’ on Donald Trump, again | Technology | The Guardian

Hackers target ‘deeply disturbing’ presidential candidate and ask for support to dismantle his campaign and expose private details

Fuente: Anonymous collective declares ‘total war’ on Donald Trump, again | Technology | The Guardian


EFF, ACLU, and Amnesty International voice support for Apple in FBI battle | The Verge

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Amnesty International have come out in support of Apple, after the company said it would contest a judge’s order to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Fuente: EFF, ACLU, and Amnesty International voice support for Apple in FBI battle | The Verge


Twitter Says There’s No “Magical Algorithm” to Find Terrorists

Twitter announced on Friday that it has shut down over 125,000 user accounts for promoting violent threats or terrorist acts, mostly having to do with ISIS, in less than a year. At the same time, the company made it clear that there is no automated way of distinguishing between protected speech and what it considers violations of its rules.

Fuente: Twitter Says There’s No “Magical Algorithm” to Find Terrorists


Estados Unidos presiona por desaparición de sitios que divulgan conocimiento científico gratuitamente | Manzana Mecánica

Estados Unidos ordenó el cese de actividades que permitan la distribución de material bajo derechos de autor de la editorial Elsevier. No obstante, la colaboración y organización continúa

Fuente: Estados Unidos presiona por desaparición de sitios que divulgan conocimiento científico gratuitamente | Manzana Mecánica