Manning describes ‘two worlds’ – one in the US and one she witnessed in Iraq – in New York Times interview days after her release from military prison
Fuente: Chelsea Manning: I leaked reports after seeing how Americans ignored wars | US 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
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
The documents, published Monday in collaboration with Japanese news broadcaster NHK, reveal the complicated relationship the NSA has maintained with Japan over a period of more than six decades. Japan has allowed NSA to maintain at least three bases on its territory and contributed more than half a billion dollars to help finance the NSA’s facilities and operations. In return, NSA has kitted out Japanese spies with powerful surveillance tools and shared intelligence with them. However, there is a duplicitous dimension to the partnership. While the NSA has maintained friendly ties with its Japanese counterparts and benefited from their financial generosity, at the same time it has secretly spied on Japanese officials and institutions.
Fuente: Japan Made Secret Deals With the NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance
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
WikiLeaks tweeted last week that Assange would agree to US extradition if Obama granted Manning clemency. Asked during a web broadcast on Thursday if he would now leave the embassy, Assange said: “I stand by everything I said, including the offer to go to the United States if Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted.”
Fuente: Julian Assange confirms he is willing to travel to US after Manning decision | Media | The Guardian
At the time of her revelations, she was the most important whistleblower since Daniel Ellsberg. Upon hearing the news today, Ellsberg said this: “Once in a while, someone does what they ought to do. Some go to prison for it, for seven years; some accept exile for life. But sometimes even a president does it. And today, it was Obama.”
Fuente: Chelsea Manning did the right thing. Finally, Barack Obama has too | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian
Earlier on Wednesday, Maria Zakharova, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, wrote on Facebook that Snowden’s right to stay had recently been extended “by a couple of years”. Her post came in response to a suggestion from the former acting CIA director Michael Morell that Vladimir Putin might hand over Snowden to the US, despite there being no extradition treaty between the countries.
Fuente: Edward Snowden’s leave to remain in Russia extended for three years | US news | The Guardian
A lawyer for Julian Assange has indicated that the WikiLeaks founder is ready to face extradition to the US after Barack Obama commuted the sentence of US army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
Fuente: Julian Assange ready for US extradition, one of his lawyers suggests | Media | The Guardian
The White House insisted on Tuesday that Assange’s offer to submit to extradition if Obama “grants Manning clemency” did not influence the president’s action.
Fuente: Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama | US news | The Guardian
El presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, conmutó la pena de prisión a quien fuera fuente de Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning.Según la información de la Casa Blanca, la exsoldado será liberada el próximo 17 de mayo, aunque se encontraba condenada a una pena de cárcel de 35 años.
Fuente: Obama libera a exsoldado que actuó como fuente en caso WikiLeaks
Chelsea Manning, the army soldier who leaked state secrets in 2010 and has been imprisoned longer than any other official leaker in US history, has called on President Obama to show her clemency in the final days of his presidency, saying that this amounts to her last chance for freedom “for a very long time”.
Fuente: Chelsea Manning on Obama’s ‘shortlist’ to commute prison sentence – report | US 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
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
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
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
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
November 18 2016, 3:35 p.m.President Obama indicated on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for “the traitor Edward Snowden” to be executed.
Fuente: Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.
He’ll control an unaccountable drone program, and the prison at Guantanamo Bay. His FBI, including a network of 15,000 paid informants, already has a record of spying on mosques and activists, and his NSA’s surveillance empire is ubiquitous and governed by arcane rules, most of which remain secret. He will inherit bombing campaigns in seven Muslim countries, the de facto ability to declare war unilaterally, and a massive nuclear arsenal — much of which is on hair-trigger alert.
Fuente: Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump Will Have Terrifying Powers. Thanks, Obama.
What’s the CIA’s brilliant plan for stopping Russian cyber-attacks on the US and their alleged interference with the US election? Apparently, some in the agency want to escalate tensions between the two superpowers even more and possibly do the same thing right back to them.
Fuente: If the US hacks Russia for revenge, that could lead to cyberwar | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian
Shares183Save for laterThe FBI has arrested a National Security Agency contractor on suspicion of the theft of top secret classified data and documents in an alleged security breach at the same intelligence agency whose spy secrets were exposed by Edward Snowden.
Fuente: NSA contractor arrested for alleged theft of top secret classified information | US news | The Guardian
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sentenced to 14 days in solitary confinement — punishment the U.N. recognizes as torture — for charges related to her suicide attempt in July, and for possession of an unmarked book in her cell.
Fuente: Chelsea Manning Sentenced to Solitary Confinement for Suicide Attempt
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning began a hunger strike in military prison Friday, her attorneys confirmed.
Fuente: Chelsea Manning Begins Hunger Strike, Demanding “Dignity and Respect” in Prison
in the heart of the tranquil English countryside, is the National Security Agency’s largest overseas spying base. Originally used to monitor Soviet communications through the Cold War, its focus has since dramatically shifted, and today it is a vital part of the NSA’s sprawling global surveillance network.
Fuente: The NSA’s British Base at the Heart of U.S. Targeted Killing
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
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
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, until recently the supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, plotted in private to overcome President Barack Obama’s reluctance to escalate military tensions with Russia over the war in Ukraine in 2014, according to apparently hacked emails from Breedlove’s Gmail account that were posted on a new website called DC Leaks.
Fuente: Hacked Emails Reveal NATO General Plotting Against Obama on Russia Policy
New release likely to fan controversy and provide further ammunition for Republican presidential rival Donald Trump
Fuente: WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails – Julian Assange
Chelsea Manning, currently in a maximum security prison in Kansas, is awarded the Blueprint for Free Speech prize
Fuente: Chelsea Manning wins free speech award: ‘It’s easy to feel invisible’ – video | US news | The Guardian
En 2010, el ejército estadounidense detuvo a una de sus analistas de inteligencia por filtrar documentos clasificados sobre las guerras de Irak y Afganistán a Wikileaks; hoy cumple una condena de 35 años de prisión. “Me llevaron a un solitario agujero negro de confinamiento. Dos semanas después empecé a pensar en suicidarme”, recuerda.
Fuente: Mis nueve meses en régimen de aislamiento fueron una tortura “sin contacto”
Boing Boing is proud to publish two original documents disclosed by Edward Snowden, in connection with “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Extraordinary Rendition,” a short story …
Fuente: Exclusive: Snowden intelligence docs reveal UK spooks’ malware checklist / Boing Boing
Technology correspondent receives tweet from US-based New Word Hacking saying attack was to test group’s servers
Fuente: Anti-Isis hackers claim responsibility for BBC cyber-attack
We’ve been told for years that The Terrorists “hate our freedoms,” yet we cannot seem to rid ourselves of those who think the solution is to voluntarily abolish those freedoms ourselves.
Fuente: Those Demanding Free Speech Limits to Fight ISIS Pose a Greater Threat to U.S. Than ISIS
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton says the U.S. should commission a “Manhattan-like project” to address the threat encryption poses to law enforcement. She also says she doesn’t actually understand the technology.
Fuente: Democratic Debate Spawns Fantasy Talk on Encryption
US warns of risks from deeper encryption – FT.com.
The head of the US Department of Homeland Security has warned the cyber security industry that encryption poses “real challenges” for law enforcement.
In a speech at a cyber security conference, RSA in San Francisco, Jeh Johnson called on the industry to find a solution that protected “the basic physical security of the American people” and the “liberties and freedoms we cherish”.
“The current course on deeper and deeper encryption is one that presents real challenges for those in law enforcement and national security,” he said.He said he understood the importance of encryption for privacy but asked the audience to imagine what it would have meant for law enforcement if, after the invention of the telephone, all the police could search was people’s letters.
Mr Johnson’s comments echo those of FBI director James Comey who called on Congress last year to stop the rise of encryption where no one held a key and so law enforcement agencies could not unlock it.
In the UK, the director of GCHQ criticised US technology companies last year for becoming “the command and control networks of choice” for terrorists by protecting communications. Across Europe, police forces have become concerned by their inability to track the communications of people who plan to travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).
EE UU incorpora los ciberataques a su programa de sanciones | Internacional | EL PAÍS.
Obama, el martes en el Despacho Oval. / Susan Walsh (AP)
Aquellas personas o grupos que participen en ataques cibernéticos contra Estados Unidos podrán ser sancionadas del mismo modo que lo son quienes colaboran con la injerencia rusa en Ucrania o con el régimen sirio. En un reflejo de su creciente preocupación por las amenazas virtuales, la Casa Blanca incorporó este miércoles la ciberseguridad a la diplomacia de sanciones que aplica en todo el mundo.
El presidente Barack Obama aprobó una orden ejecutiva, que no requiere del voto del Congreso, que permite por primera vez imponer penalizaciones a los individuos o grupos ubicados fuera de EE UU que perpetren ataques o espionajes cibernéticos “maliciosos” que supongan una “amenaza significativa” a la seguridad nacional, la política exterior, la economía o la estabilidad financiera de la primera potencia mundial.
Esas actividades podrán ser consideradas a partir de ahora una “emergencia nacional”, basándose en una ley de 1977. El Departamento del Tesoro podrá congelar los activos de esas personas o entidades en EE UU e impedir determinadas transacciones financieras con compañías estadounidenses, siguiendo el mismo patrón que en las sanciones diplomáticas convencionales.
Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents – The Intercept.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday vehemently denied aWall Street Journal report, leaked by the Obama White House, that Israel spied on U.S. negotiations with Iran and then fed the intelligence to Congressional Republicans. His office’s denial was categorical and absolute, extending beyond this specific story to U.S.-targeted spying generally, claiming: “The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel’s other allies.”
Israel’s claim is not only incredible on its face. It is also squarely contradicted by top-secret NSA documents, which state that Israel targets the U.S. government for invasive electronic surveillance, and does so more aggressively and threateningly than almost any other country in the world. Indeed, so concerted and aggressive are Israeli efforts against the U.S. that some key U.S. government documents — including the top secret 2013 intelligence budget — list Israel among the U.S.’s most threatening cyber-adversaries and as a “hostile” foreign intelligence service.