Message to Pirates of the Caribbean hackers – piracy no longer pays | UK news | The Guardian

Hackers hoped Disney would pay up when they threatened to leak Dead Men Tell No Tales online – but have they scuppered the wrong vessel?

Fuente: Message to Pirates of the Caribbean hackers – piracy no longer pays | UK news | The Guardian


Pirates of the Caribbean 5: hackers threaten to post film online unless Disney pays ransom | US news | The Guardian

Hollywood Reporter says CEO Bob Iger has told employees that film would be released in segments online unless hackers were paid in bitcoin

Fuente: Pirates of the Caribbean 5: hackers threaten to post film online unless Disney pays ransom | US news | The Guardian


Rashida Jones, la mujer que quiere acabar con el porno… tal y como lo conocemos – El Mostrador

“La tecnología ha hecho que el porno se vuelva mainstream, parte de la cultura popular”, apunta la actriz y productora.Un cambio que está propiciando que, por ejemplo, los niños accedan cada vez antes a este tipo de contenidos.

Fuente: Rashida Jones, la mujer que quiere acabar con el porno… tal y como lo conocemos – El Mostrador


Seis plataformas alternativas a YouTube con las que puedes hacer dinero monetizando videos – El Mostrador

La plataforma de Google cada vez pone más restricciones a sus usuarios y creadores de contenido que ganan dinero en la plataforma. Pero existen otros sitios en internet para compartir videos. En BBC Mundo te explicamos cómo funcionan algunos de ellos.

Fuente: Seis plataformas alternativas a YouTube con las que puedes hacer dinero monetizando videos – El Mostrador


Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube | Technology | The Guardian

Besides suspending their spending on YouTube, Walmart, Pepsi and several other companies have said they will stop buying ads that Google places on more than 2m other third-party websites.

Fuente: Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube | Technology | The Guardian


To censor or not to censor? YouTube’s double bind | Technology | The Guardian

Google’s video platform is being attacked by advertisers for not censoring enough and by creators for censoring too much. But don’t feel sorry for it just yet

Fuente: To censor or not to censor? YouTube’s double bind | Technology | The Guardian


¿Por qué China prohibió los juegos de realidad aumentada? – El Mostrador

El gigante asiático ha decidido prohibir aplicaciones para celulares como el mundialmente popular Pokémon Go porque “amenaza a la seguridad” de los ciudadanos. ¿A qué se refieren los censores y cuáles son esos riesgos?

Fuente: ¿Por qué China prohibió los juegos de realidad aumentada? – El Mostrador


Facebook faces calls for greater transparency amid ‘fake news’ row | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook is facing calls for greater transparency and oversight after admitting widespread errors in the way it measures advertising activity, as the social media company finds itself under increased pressure to clean up its act over a number of issues including distributing “fake news”.

Fuente: Facebook faces calls for greater transparency amid ‘fake news’ row | Technology | The Guardian


From Weiner to Making A Murderer: this is the golden age of documentaries | Film | The Guardian

Documentary films have are more diverse, experimental and popular than ever before. Here we consider why, and survey the genre’s game-changers

Fuente: From Weiner to Making A Murderer: this is the golden age of documentaries | Film | The Guardian


YouTube and German artists settle acrimonious copyright dispute

Tens of thousands of music videos that used to be blocked in Germany are now available to view after YouTube and Gema, the German music rights organisation, settled an acrimonious, seven-year dispute over licensing in a big victory for artists.

Fuente: YouTube and German artists settle acrimonious copyright dispute


Estafa sexual en Skype: cómo me sedujeron y engañaron por internet – El Mostrador

Cada vez son más los hombres, sobre todo árabes, que caen en este tipo de fraudes digitales. Te presentamos en exclusiva el testimonio de Samir (nombre ficticio), que escribe para la BBC cómo se dejó seducir por internet y terminó siendo estafado.

Fuente: Estafa sexual en Skype: cómo me sedujeron y engañaron por internet – El Mostrador


Social media: Challenging the jihadi narrative

Mr Arshad is one of a growing group of digital media stars who use YouTube videos, Facebook posts, tweets, photos and standup comedy to counter the barrage of extremist propaganda online — particularly from social media-savvy terrorist groups such as Isis. His YouTube series, which tackles issues facing Muslim youth in London, has been watched more than 73m times. One video, “I’m a Muslim, not a terrorist” has been screened in more than 100 schools around the UK by the police.

Fuente: Social media: Challenging the jihadi narrative


Suicidios, asesinatos e incitación al odio, una tendencia en aumento entre los internautas chilenos – El Mostrador

El 39 % de los chilenos afirma haber visto contenidos audiovisuales inapropiados en Internet que no se exhiben en televisión abierta tales como suicidios, asesinatos, incitación al odio y al racismo, entre otros, según un estudio del Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), difundido este viernes.

Fuente: Suicidios, asesinatos e incitación al odio, una tendencia en aumento entre los internautas chilenos – El Mostrador


The best – and very worst – sex scenes in video game history | Technology | The Guardian

This article contains sexual references, including but not limited to: interspecies sex, taxidermilogical sex, extraterrestrial sex and post-coital human sacrifice

Fuente: The best – and very worst – sex scenes in video game history | Technology | The Guardian


In the age of the algorithm, the human gatekeeper is back | Technology | The Guardian

The rise of algorithms has been relentless, but we need human input in our world of technological innovations

Fuente: In the age of the algorithm, the human gatekeeper is back | Technology | The Guardian


Brussels takes a backward step on digital copyright – FT.com

Its remedies are not novel and reflect complaints from publishers about the way they claim content aggregation sites such as Google misuse their copyright. But they are also unrealistic and unlikely to stick.

Fuente: Brussels takes a backward step on digital copyright – FT.com


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


La polémica “censura” que tiene en pie de guerra a usuarios de YouTube de todo el mundo – El Mostrador

Y es que a partir de ahora, quien quiera monetizar sus videos de YouTube deberá ser un poco más… recatado.No se permitirán “escenas de carácter sugerente” —”incluidos desnudos parciales o humor verde”, especifica YouTube— lenguaje “inapropiado”,”obscenidades” o violencia.

Fuente: La polémica “censura” que tiene en pie de guerra a usuarios de YouTube de todo el mundo – El Mostrador


Cierran su cuenta de Twitter por publicar videos de Rio 2016 – FayerWayer

Luigino Bracci Roa es un activista venezolano con cierta popularidad en Twitter. Pero quizás olvidó leer las reglas impuestas por el Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI), respecto a la publicación de contenido de Rio 2016, en donde se prohíbe compartir cualquier cosa relacionada, si no se es patrocinador; pues su cuenta ha sido suspendida.

Fuente: Cierran su cuenta de Twitter por publicar videos de Rio 2016 – FayerWayer


Porn as sex education: a cultural influence we can no longer ignore | Maree Crabbe | Opinion | The Guardian

Not only does pornography commonly portray a particularly concentrated and toxic version of gender inequality, it suggests that it is sexy

Fuente: Porn as sex education: a cultural influence we can no longer ignore | Maree Crabbe | Opinion | The Guardian


Nueva realidad que traen Facebook Live y Periscope | ELESPECTADOR.COM

Las herramientas de video en vivo de estas redes sociales traen ventajas para la diversificación de discursos, pero también presentan retos para las plataformas y para la sociedad en general.

Fuente: Nueva realidad que traen Facebook Live y Periscope | ELESPECTADOR.COM


Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet | Technology | The Guardian

Bree was a funny, friendly 16-year-old video blogger with a strange family. But all was not what it seemed. Ten years on, we revisit YouTube’s first viral sensation

Fuente: Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet | Technology | The Guardian


Las variables que detectó Netflix para clasificar a los adictos a las series – El Mostrador

La compañía dio a conocer recientemente su “Índice de Maratones” que determinó cuáles son los géneros que llevan a los espectadores a “devorar” todos los capítulos de un programa en sólo pocos días, y los que, por el contrario, los televidentes prefieren “saborear” durante un período de tiempo más prolongado.

Fuente: Las variables que detectó Netflix para clasificar a los adictos a las series – El Mostrador


Jueza acude a Tribunales para que bajen su video de YouTube – FayerWayer

Constanza Feilú exige el retiro de un video en el que se le acusa de vulnerar los derechos de los niños, a raíz de una decisión que no gustó a uno de los miembros de la agrupación.

Fuente: Jueza acude a Tribunales para que bajen su video de YouTube – FayerWayer


Luz, cámara, Andrónico: La semana más mediática de Luksic – El Mostrador

El empresario preguntó a sus asesores y fue advertido de los riesgos que traería publicar un video de YouTube en el cual daba explicaciones: los memes y una visibilidad que nunca había tenido el representante de la fortuna más grande de Chile. Pero la decisión ya estaba tomada. incluida la que permitió a Yerko Puchento subirlo al columpio en su propio canal. “Lo que quise hacer fue algo nuevo, distinto y absolutamente abierto, para que todo el mundo tenga la posibilidad, corriendo el riesgo de ser atacado, mofado, todo lo que ustedes han visto. El tiempo dirá si fue una buena o mala decisión”, dijo Luksic.

Fuente: Luz, cámara, Andrónico: La semana más mediática de Luksic – El Mostrador


Your kids want to make Minecraft YouTube videos – but should you let them? | Technology | The Guardian

Don’t put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington. But in 2016, what if the stage is YouTube, and your daughter (or son) is demanding to be put on it, playing Minecraft?That’s the dilemma facing a growing number of parents, whose children aren’t just watching YouTube Minecraft channels like The Diamond Minecart, Stampy and CaptainSparklez – they want to follow in their blocky footsteps.

Fuente: Your kids want to make Minecraft YouTube videos – but should you let them? | Technology | The Guardian


Una plataforma gratuita para mejorar el rendimiento escolar en un solo click – El Mostrador

Cursos acerca de “cómo se enlazan los átomos”, “el cálculo de derivadas”, “el ajustes de las reacciones químicas”, o “la impresión en 3D”, son algunos de los que se pueden encontrar en la plataforma de educación digital gratuita StembyMe (http://www.stembyme.com); una página dirigida a jóvenes de entre 14 y 18 años que cursan la enseñanza media y que quieren mejorar su rendimiento escolar.Esta iniciativa de Fundación Telefónica fue estrenada en 2015 en España, Colombia y Perú. Y ahora está lista para su lanzamiento en Chile.

Fuente: Una plataforma gratuita para mejorar el rendimiento escolar en un solo click – El Mostrador


Kim Dotcom's extradition to US cleared by New Zealand judge | Technology | The Guardian

Megaupload founder is wanted by American authorities on charges of copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering

Fuente: Kim Dotcom’s extradition to US cleared by New Zealand judge | Technology | The Guardian


I know who you Skyped last summer: how Hollywood plays on our darkest digital fears | Film | The Guardian

I know who you Skyped last summer: how Hollywood plays on our darkest digital fears | Film | The Guardian.

Hit horror Unfriended takes place entirely on social media and computer screens. So if the genre really is a barometer for the anxieties of an age, what does that say about the world we now live in?

Unfriended … scream grabs. Unfriended … scream grabs. Photograph: AP

‘Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep,” cautioned the tagline for A Nightmare on Elm Street back in 1984. Thirty years on, having your dreams interrupted by some old codger with a pair of scissors is the least of your worries. These days, you can’t even open your laptop.

More than any other genre, horror acts as a barometer on exterior fears. The bogeymen of our times are stumbling ciphers for outside concerns. In the 50s,Invasion of the Body Snatchers fretted about McCarthyism. In the 80s, The Thingriffed horrifically on the emerging Aids epidemic (watch that blood-test scene again). And post-9/11, the torture-porn subgenre, spearheaded by Saw andHostel, placed viewers in the position of prisoners, held below ground, off-radar, subjected to dreadful indignities.

Last weekend saw the emergence of a new cycle of horror into the mainstream.Unfriended opened in the US with $16m at the box office (making it the third-biggest film in the charts). On the surface, its plot seems hopelessly generic. A girl is driven to suicide and her vengeful ghost haunts the teens responsible. So far, so similar to every other sleepover shocker. But the twist here is that the entire film unfolds on the main character’s computer screen. Conversations happen on webcam, exposition via Facebook messenger and plot points are revealed on YouTube. It’s “I know who you Skyped last summer”, made to make you go omg wtaf.


YouTube ofrecerá todos sus vídeos sin publicidad por una cuota mensual | Tecnología | EL PAÍS

YouTube ofrecerá todos sus vídeos sin publicidad por una cuota mensual | Tecnología | EL PAÍS.


Los suscriptores del canal de vídeos pagarán desde finales de 2015 para evitar los anuncios

Youtube

Imagen de uno de los videoclips más vistos en el canal YouTube en las últimas semanas.r

Sea por la presión de voraces competidores como Netflix, sea por la del auge de las cuentas premium, el canal de vídeo YouTube planea incorporar a finales de 2015 un tipo de suscripción de pago para permitir ver todos sus contenidos sin anuncios.

Así lo han confirmado a EL PAÍS fuentes de Google, la compañía propietaria del canal de vídeo, en España. El nuevo servicio cobrará una cuota cada mes, aunque se desconoce su importe, y un 55% de los beneficios obtenidos repercutirán en los creadores que hayan subido contenido.

El nuevo servicio cobrará una cuota cada mes, aunque se desconoce su importe

Precisamente, YouTube se ha dirigido en un mensaje a los creadores audiovisuales con cuenta Creator Studio en el canal para advertirles de que un nuevo servicio de pago, sin especificar cuál, conllevará actualizar los términos de la autorización a la compañía para que pueda insertar clips de sus piezas audiovisuales en los anuncios de promoción.


Inside Popcorn Time, the Piracy Party Hollywood Can't Stop | WIRED

Inside Popcorn Time, the Piracy Party Hollywood Can’t Stop | WIRED.

 

Popcorn Time was an instant hit when it launched just over a year ago: The video streaming service made BitTorrent piracy as easy as Netflix, but with far more content and none of those pesky monthly payments. Hollywood quickly intervened, pressuring Popcorn Time’s Argentinian developers to walk away from their creation. But anonymous coders soon relaunched the copyright-flouting software. Today, Popcorn Time is growing at a rate that has likely surpassed the original, and the people behind it say they’re working on changes designed to make the service virtually impervious to law enforcement.

As Popcorn Time celebrated the first anniversary of its rebirth, WIRED chatted via email and instant message with a software developer from Popcorn-Time.se, one of the most popular of several reincarnations of Popcorn Time. (The anonymous developer asked us to use Popcorn Time’s smiling popcorn-box mascot “Pochoclin” as his or her pseudonym.) Popcorn Time’s masked spokesperson says the streaming movie and TV app is flourishing—in defiance of many of the world’s most powerful copyright holders and EURid, the domain registrar that seized the original site’s web domain last year.

 

After everything we went through, this will be our sweetest revenge. Anonymous Popcorn Time spokesperson

Popcorn-Time.se, Pochoclin says, has millions of users and is growing at the mind-bending rate of 100,000 downloads per day. He or she also hinted that a forthcoming switch to a peer-to-peer architecture will make the service far harder for copyright cops to attack. “We’re at the threshold of one of the most exciting times since we started this project,” Pochoclin writes. “Making all our data available via p2p will mean that Popcorn Time will no longer rely on domains and centralized servers but only on its user base.”

“After everything we went through,” Pochoclin said, “this will be our sweetest revenge and our biggest victory.”

When Popcorn-Time.se started responding to WIRED’s questions in November, Pochoclin said the reborn project already had 4 million users. But it had taken a serious hit a few months earlier, when Brussels-based domain registrar EURid revoked its website domain, Time4Popcorn.eu. At its new Swedish domain, it’s only recently returned to that earlier adoption rate. (Pochoclin wouldn’t reveal the size of its current user base for fear of drawing more attention from law enforcement or copyright holders.) “[EURid’s domain seizure] was just a small setback … a small but painful kick to the balls,” the spokesperson says. “We’ve grown this project tremendously since we picked it up … The numbers just keep rising.”

A chart of Google searches for Popcorn Time over the last year, showing its quick growth since the shutdown of the original site in March of last year. (Source: Google Trends, which shows only relative search trends rather than absolute numbers of searches.)Click to Open Overlay Gallery
A chart of Google searches for Popcorn Time over the last year, showing its quick growth since the shutdown of the original site in March of last year. (Source: Google Trends, which shows only relative search trends rather than absolute numbers of searches.)

China takes environmental documentary off the web | World news | The Guardian

China takes environmental documentary off the web | World news | The Guardian.

A man measures air quality from his balcony in Beijing as his daughter looks on.A man measures air quality from his balcony in Beijing as his daughter looks on. Smog has become a concern across China. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China has begun deleting the documentary about smog that became an overnight sensation, notching up hundreds of millions of views.

Under The Dome took the country by storm with its vivid depiction of air pollution and its effect on the health of the nation. Made by a former reporter for the state broadcaster, it was available across the most popular video portals for several days.

Notably, the film was even promoted in state media, helping to explain how it reached such a staggering audience: it was viewed more than 100 million times in the first 24 hours, and more than 300 million times at last count. Discussion on social media was widespread and the environment minister said he had texted filmmaker Chai Jing to praise her work.

But despite the initial tolerance and outright support from at least some in authority, on Friday the film began to vanish, disappearing from hugely popular services including Youku and TenCent even as viewers were watching.

The page on the website of the official People’s Daily which was dedicated to the documentary had also been removed.

That may suggest disagreements among those in authority over the film. It may also indicate that officials feel it has already served its purpose or are alarmed by its runaway success.


Citizenfour: no es ciencia ficción

Citizenfour: no es ciencia ficción.

El documental de Laura Poitras cuenta los primeros momentos de la mayor filtración de espionaje de un Gobierno en la historia

La existencia de un segundo filtrador dentro de la NSA y el reencuentro de Snowden con su pareja en Moscú son las dos revelaciones del documental

La fecha de estreno en España está prevista para el 27 de marzo

Edward Snowden, en una de las imágenes del documental de Laura Poitras, Citizenfour.

Edward Snowden, en una de las imágenes del documental de Laura Poitras, Citizenfour.

La película de Laura Poitras es un documental imprescindible para entender esta nueva etapa de internet. Citizenfour es, primero, un documento histórico que recoge de primerísima mano el encuentro de Edward Snowden con los periodistas que le ayudaron a revelar al mundo el mayor espionaje masivo conocido; y después, una película inquietante, donde es la información y no la música la que nos hace darnos cuenta de que no estamos viendo ciencia ficción.

Como dice Snowden a un absorto Glenn Greenwald tras contarle cómo funciona XKeyscore, un programa de la NSA: “Esto ya está sucediendo”.


Netflix vs. Popcorn Time | Manzana Mecánica

Netflix vs. Popcorn Time | Manzana Mecánica.

Recientemente, en una carta a sus accionistas, Netflix señala que “la piratería continua siendo uno de sus principales competidores”. Para graficar esta idea se entrega información comparando la penetración de Neflix, Popcorn Time y HBO en los Países Bajos.

Yo estoy suscrito a Netflix. Algunas veces también ocupo Popcorn Time (u otras alternativas de reproducción). Es interesante entender ambos modelos de entrega de contenidos para analizar este escenario de competencia:

  • PopCorn time es una aplicación que permite reproducir series y películas en streaming directamente desde rastreadores de torrent. No hay que pagar. Por lo general es fácil encontrar los últimos estrenos. A veces es difícil encontrar contenido antiguo (por falta de seeders o por problemas de infracción de Copyright).
  • Netflix es una aplicación que permite reproducir series y películas en streaming. La suscripción mensual al servicio parte desde aproximadamente unos 7 dolares (al menos en el caso de Chile). Rara vez encontraran los últimos estrenos, aunque como empresa productora de contenidos sus propias series obviamente están disponibles desde el primer día. Este último tema no es menor, ya que contenidos de Amazon y Netflix fueron recientemente premiados en los globos de oro, derrotando en el proceso a muchas cadenas de TV establecidas.

Sony hack: sacked employees could be to blame, researchers claim | Film | The Guardian

Sony hack: sacked employees could be to blame, researchers claim | Film | The Guardian.

Sony cancelled the release of the Interview in major cinemas, believing it had been hacked by North Korea in retaliation for the film’s depiction of its leader Kim Jong-un being assasinated Photograph: Veronique Dupont/Getty

Security experts investigating the devastating hack against Sony Pictures appear to be moving away from the theory that the attack was a carried out by North Korea, focusing instead on disgruntled former employees of the firm.

Researchers at Norse cybersecurity claim that six former employees could have compromised the company’s networks, arguing that accessing and navigating selective information would take a detailed knowledge of Sony’s systems.

Norse is not part of the official FBI investigation, but did brief the government on Monday, the company said. Though noting that the findings are “hardly conclusive”, Norse senior vice president Kurt Stammberger told the Security Ledger that nine researchers had begun to explore the theory that an insider with motive against Sony would be best placed to execute a hack.

“The FBI points to reused code from previous attacks associated with North Korea, as well as similarities in the networks used to launch the attacks,” said writer Bruce Schneier. “This sort of evidence is circumstantial at best. It’s easy to fake, and it’s even easier to interpret it wrong. In general, it’s a situation that rapidly devolves into storytelling, where analysts pick bits and pieces of the ‘evidence’ to suit the narrative they already have worked out in their heads.”

 

Schneier also said that diplomatically, it may suit the US government to be “overconfident in assigning blame for the attack” to try and discourage future attacks by nation states.

 

He also pointed to comments by Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain, who said Sony might be encouraged to present the hack as an act or terrorism to help fend of likely lawsuits from current and former employees damaged by leaked material.

“If Sony can characterize this as direct interference by or at the behest of a nation-state, might that somehow earn them the kind of immunity from liability that you might see other companies getting when there’s physical terrorism involved, sponsored by a state?” Zittrain told AP.


Las dudas sobre el papel de Corea del Norte en el caso de piratería contra Sony – BioBioChile

Las dudas sobre el papel de Corea del Norte en el caso de piratería contra Sony – BioBioChile.

 

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Publicado por Claudia Miño | La Información es de Agencia AFP
 

Para Barack Obama no hay duda alguna: Corea del Norte y su líder Kim Jong-Un están detrás del acto de piratería de que fue objeto el estudio Sony Pictures. Pero según expertos, el caso no es tan simple.

El régimen comunista niega estar implicado en una operación durante la cual fueron robados los datos personales de 47.000 empleados y colaboradores de Sony, pero ha elogiado a sus autores.

El incidente, revelado el 24 de noviembre, fue reivindicado por el grupo de piratas Guardianes de la Paz (GOP, por sus iniciales en inglés), que exigió a Sony anular el estreno de “The Interview” (La entrevista), una sátira en la que dos periodistas son contactados por la CIA para asesinar a Kim Jong-Un.

El presidente de Estados Unidos no dudó en culpar a Pyongyang y dijo que su país respondería al ataque.

Sin embargo, especialistas en seguridad informática estiman que las pistas que apuntan hacia Corea del Norte pueden ser en este caso muy frágiles.

“Esta afirmación me deja escéptico y estaría aún más sorprendido de que Corea del Norte haya sido capaz de llevar a cabo (el ataque) sola, sin ayuda”, comentó John Dickson, de la empresa Denim Group.

“No hay duda de que (los norcoreanos) tienen ganas de golpearnos, pero no disponen de los recursos que tienen otros estados” y que les permitirían lanzar un ciberataque de esta envergadura, declaró a la AFP.

“En realidad, no sabemos nada”, dijo por su lado Bruce Schneier, de Co3 Systems, una firma especializada en seguridad informática.


Sony Hack: Clooney Says Movie is about Snowden, Not Journalism – The Intercept

Sony Hack: Clooney Says Movie is about Snowden, Not Journalism – The Intercept.

BY NATASHA VARGAS-COOPER 

Featured photo - Sony Hack: Clooney Says Movie is about Snowden, Not Journalism

As curious journalists, tabloid writers, and Hollywood watchers pore over the massive trove of hacked Sony data, the public is being given a rare glimpse into the complicated world of Hollywood and politics. Tucked between bitchy emails about Angelina Jolie and snarky comments on Will Smith’s family are details of a chummy relationship between Sony executives and the CIA, as well as rare insight into how Hollywood views potential movies about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Sony’s plan to make a Snowden movie got rolling in January 2014, when Elizabeth Cantillon, then an executive producer at Sony, sentcompany Co-Chairman Amy Pascal an email saying she had successfully closed on the rights to the book, “No Place to Hide,” by The Intercept‘s founding editor, Glenn Greenwald.  “[Y]ou will be my Oscar date,” Cantillon promised Pascal.

In March of 2014, Sony officially optioned the rights to Greenwald’s book, which chronicles how he broke the Snowden story, and moved forward with plans for a movie.


Músicos exigen eliminar 20.000 videos de YouTube o demandarán por 1.000 millones de dólares – BioBioChile

Músicos exigen eliminar 20.000 videos de YouTube o demandarán por 1.000 millones de dólares – BioBioChile.


Alexander Tamargo | AFP

Alexander Tamargo | AFP

Publicado por Christian Leal
La gigante de los videos en línea, YouTube, se encuentra entre la espada y la pared luego de que un amplio consorcio de artistas le exigiera la remoción de cerca de 20.000 videos musicales, como condición para no demandarla por un total de 1.000 millones de dólares.

Se trata de 40 músicos, entre quienes se encuentran Pharrell Williams, The Eagles, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cornell y las sucesiones de John Lennon, y de George e Ira Gershwin, quienes son representados por la firma legal Global Music Rights.

Según Irving Azoff, representante de la firma, actualmente YouTube tiene entre sus archivos miles de canciones de las cuales no tiene derechos de reproducción. Por su parte, la subsidiaria de Google asegura que sí están en posesión de los derechos, cedidos directamente por organismos de propiedad intelectual, lo cual le permitiría lanzar próximamente Music Key, un servicio de música por suscripción para competir con Spotify y Pandora.

“(YouTube es la empresa) que ha sido menos cooperativa y al mismo tiempo, la que nuestros clientes consideran los peores transgresores (de sus derechos)”, indicó Azoff a The Hollywood Reporter.


Sony amenaza con demandar a Twitter por difusión de datos robados en ciberataque – BioBioChile

Sony amenaza con demandar a Twitter por difusión de datos robados en ciberataque – BioBioChile.


STR | AFP

STR | AFP

Publicado por Denisse Charpentier | La Información es de Agencia AFP
Sony Pictures advirtió que podría demandar a Twitter si sigue permitiendo que se difunda a través de esa red social el material robado en un ciberataque a los computadores de la compañía en noviembre.

El estudio de cine y televisión pidió que Twitter suspenda al menos una cuenta (@bikinirobot), que reproduce el material robado según una carta del abogado de Sony David Boies, publicada en varios medios.

“Les pedimos que se suspenda esta cuenta tan pronto como sea posible” señala Boies quien advierte que de no hacerlo Twitter “cargará con la responsabilidad” de los daños que provoque la difusión de los datos robados.


Enough with the Sony hack. Can we all calm down about cyberwar with North Korea already? | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Enough with the Sony hack. Can we all calm down about cyberwar with North Korea already? | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Yes, the Interview was just a Seth Rogen stoner movie – and, no, privacy, free speech and World War III are not at stake

the interview movie poster
“We will respond proportionally,” Obama said on Friday. Why should the US be responding offensively at all? Photograph: Sony Pictures

The sanest thing anyone said in Washington this week was a reminder, on the Friday before Christmas, when Barack Obama took a break from oscillating between reassuring rationality and understated fear to make an accidental joke:

It says something about North Korea that it decided to mount an all-out attack about a satirical movie … starring Seth Rogen.

It also says something about the over-the-top rhetoric of United States cybersecurity paranoia that it took the President of the United States to remind us to take a deep breath and exhale, even if Sony abruptly scrapped its poorly reviewed Hollywood blockbuster after nebulous threats from alleged North Korean hackers.

Unfortunately, acting rational seems out of the question at this point. In between making a lot of sense about Sony’s cowardly “mistake” to pull a film based on a childish, unsubstantiated threat, Obama indicated the US planned to respond in some as-yet-unknown way, which sounds a lot like a cyberattack of our own.

“We will respond, we will respond proportionally, and in a place and time that we choose,” Obama said at his year-end news conference. Why should we be responding offensively at all? As the Wall Street Journal’s Danny Yadron reported, a movie studio doesn’t reach the US government’s definition of “critical infrastructure” that would allow its military to respond under existing rules, but that didn’t stop the White House from calling the Sony hack a “national security issue” just a day later.

Let’s put aside for a moment that many security experts haven’t exactly been rushing to agree with the FBI’s cut-and-dry conclusion that “the North Korean government is responsible” for the hack. Wired’s Kim Zetter wrote a detailed analysis about why the evidence accusing North Korea is really flimsy, while other security professionals have weighed in with similar research.

But whoever the hackers are, can we stop calling them “cyber-terrorists,”like Motion Picture Association of America chairman Chris Dodd did on Friday? They may be sadistic pranksters, extortionists and assholes, but anonymously posting a juvenile and vague word jumble incorporating “9/11” that has no connection to reality does not make them terrorist masterminds. That’s giving whoever did it way too much credit.