Gobiernos en guerra contra WhatsApp por su cifrado de extremo a extremo – El Mostrador

Tras el ataque al Parlamento Británico ocurrido la semana pasada, los políticos británicos han exigido que Whatsapp y otras aplicaciones de mensajería instantánea proporcionen acceso a la policía y fuerzas de seguridad para así poder monitorear conversaciones terroristas. Sin embargo, los expertos en tecnología discuten que abrir las “puertas traseras” de los servicios de mensajería popular, las cuales usan cifrado de extremo a extremo, arrojaría una serie de problemas.

Fuente: Gobiernos en guerra contra WhatsApp por su cifrado de extremo a extremo – El Mostrador


Facebook acuerda pagar más impuestos en Reino Unido | Economía | EL PAÍS

Facebook, la red social más grande del mundo, pagará en Reino Unido los impuestos por los beneficios obtenidos en este país. A partir de abril, el gigante tecnológico estadounidense cambiará su controvertida política fiscal, de manera que los ingresos generados por los grandes anunciantes británicos serán contabilizados en Reino Unido y no a través Irlanda, donde la compañía tiene su sede internacional y se beneficia de una fiscalidad más ventajosa.

Fuente: Facebook acuerda pagar más impuestos en Reino Unido | Economía | EL PAÍS


David Cameron seeks cooperation of US president over encryption crackdown | UK news | The Guardian

David Cameron seeks cooperation of US president over encryption crackdown | UK news | The Guardian.

PM to ask Barack Obama to put pressure on US internet companies to work more closely with UK intelligence agencies

 

 

David Cameron talking on the telephone to US president, Barack Obama
David Cameron talking on the telephone to US president, Barack Obama, from No 10 Downing Street, London. Photograph: Sergeant Dave Rose/PA

 

David Cameron is to urge Barack Obama to pressure internet firms such as Twitter and Facebook to do more to cooperate with Britain’s intelligence agencies as they seek to track the online activities of Islamist extremists.

 

As he becomes the first European leader to meet the president after the multiple shootings in Paris last week, the prime minister will seek to win Obama’s support for his plans to secure a new legal framework to deny terrorists a “safe space”.

 

The prime minister arrives after he proposed earlier this week that British intelligence agencies have the power to break the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and insisting that the likes of Twitter and Facebook do more to cooperate with Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping centre.


With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech – The Intercept

With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech – The Intercept.

BY GLENN GREENWALD 

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On March 6, 2012, six British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan by a roadside explosive device, and a national ritual of mourning and rage ensued. Prime Minister David Cameron called it a “desperately sad day for our country.” A British teenager, Azhar Ahmed, observed the reaction for two days and then went to Facebook to angrily object that the innocent Afghans killed by British soldiers receive almost no attention from British media. He opined that the UK’s soldiers in Afghanistan are guilty, their deaths deserved, and are therefore going to hell:

The following day, Ahmed was arrested and “charged with a racially aggravated public order offense.” The police spokesman explained that “he didn’t make his point very well and that is why he has landed himself in bother.” The state proceeded to prosecute him, and in October of that year, he was convicted “of sending a grossly offensive communication,” fined and sentenced to 240 hours of community service.

As demonstrators demanded he be imprisoned, the judge who sentenced Ahmed pronounced his opinions “beyond the pale of what’s tolerable in our society,” ruling: “I’m satisfied that the message was grossly offensive.” The Independent‘s Jerome Taylor noted that he “escaped jail partially because he quickly took down his unpleasant posting and tried to apologize to those he offended.” Apparently, heretics may be partially redeemed if theypublicly renounce their heresies.


Facebook and Twitter should block anonymous messages – PM's adviser | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook and Twitter should block anonymous messages – PM’s adviser | Technology | The Guardian.

Claire Perry, David Cameron’s adviser on child internet safety, says option from internet firms would reduce bullying online

 

 

Claire Perry, David Cameron's adviser on child internet safety

Tory whip Claire Perry, David Cameron’s adviser on child internet safety has called on Twitter and Facebook to allow the blocking on anonymous messages. Photograph: Richard Saker

 

Twitter and Facebook should let users block anonymous messages if they are serious about stopping bullying and trolling on social media sites, David Cameron‘s adviser on child internet safety has said.

Claire Perry, a Conservative whip, said internet firms are currently not doing enough to tackle bullying online and called for more prosecutions of people who make online threats,that she described as misogynistic.

In a hearing with the House of Commons media committee, she said bullying would be “driven down” if users could choose to block communication from anonymous users.

Perry, who received online threats over the summer, said there should be an online verification process, so people can see if they are dealing with other users who have supplied their real names or chosen to remain anonymous.

“Having been on the receiving end of a storm of Twitter abuse, I don’t think the companies do enough. Part of the problem is anonymity of usage,” she said.