The Facebook manifesto: Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to the world looks a lot like politics | Technology | The Guardian

The social media tycoon’s 5,700-word post about the ‘global community’ stokes rumours that another billionaire businessman is planning to run for president

Fuente: The Facebook manifesto: Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to the world looks a lot like politics | Technology | The Guardian


Facebook’s satellite went up in smoke, but its developing world land grab goes on | Emily Reynolds | Opinion | The Guardian

I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg has noble intentions in democratising the web, but we should still be wary of private companies controlling the internet’s infrastructure

Fuente: Facebook’s satellite went up in smoke, but its developing world land grab goes on | Emily Reynolds | Opinion | The Guardian


EM internet users fail to warm to free but restricted services – FT.com

Just one in 10 mobile phone users in emerging markets has tried a “zero rated” service such as Facebook’s Free Basics, according to a survey that questions whether offering a free but restricted internet is the best way to connect the world to the web .

Fuente: EM internet users fail to warm to free but restricted services – FT.com


Alguien te mira: las miles de solicitudes que hacen los gobiernos para acceder a datos de usuarios de Facebook – El Mostrador

La red social precisó que el número de artículos restringidos por infringir la ley ascendió el segundo semestre de 2015 a 55.827, una cifra muy elevada en comparación con la del mismo periodo de 2014, que se situó en 20.568. La red social Facebook recibió en el último semestre 2015 un total de 46.763 solicitudes de acceso a datos de sus usuarios, un 13 % más que en el mismo periodo del año anterior, según informó la compañía estadounidence

Fuente: Alguien te mira: las miles de solicitudes que hacen los gobiernos para acceder a datos de usuarios de Facebook – El Mostrador


How Facebook plans to take over the world | Technology | The Guardian

Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover

Fuente: How Facebook plans to take over the world | Technology | The Guardian


Mejorar la cooperación internacional también debería ser parte del debate sobre el cifrado – Derechos Digitales

Para proteger las comunicaciones seguras y, con ello, la privacidad y la misma integridad de internet, también es necesario plantear una agenda que avance en la cooperación internacional de forma amplia. Un reciente caso en Brasil puede dar pistas de esto.

Fuente: Mejorar la cooperación internacional también debería ser parte del debate sobre el cifrado – Derechos Digitales


Facebook’s reasonable vision of a wider web – FT.com

The internet has revolutionised the way we live and work but some 4bn people still lack access to it. One might assume that any initiative to make the world wide web truly global would therefore be welcome — but the CEO of Facebook, , has learnt

Fuente: Facebook’s reasonable vision of a wider web – FT.com


Free Basics Expands in Latin America, Cause for Concern or Potential Opportunity? – Derechos Digitales

The Free Basics initiative becomes most problematic when governments use the arrival of the platform in their countries as a substitute for real public policies that would expand full internet access for their citizens. The existence of Free Basics does not absolve them of a responsibility to facilitate this unfiltered access.

Fuente: Free Basics Expands in Latin America, Cause for Concern or Potential Opportunity? – Derechos Digitales


The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can't let them make up the rules | Arjun Sethi | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can’t let them make up the rules | Arjun Sethi | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Innocent people’s lives are being ruined. Why isn’t anyone watching the watchlist? 

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Reasonable suspicion is based on a circular logic – people can be watchlisted if they are suspected of being suspected terrorists – that is ultimately backwards, and must be changed. Illustration: Joelle L / Flickr via Creative Commons Illustration: Joelle L / Flickr via Creative Commons

The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be.

As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency’s database quietly and quickly, and the consequences can be long and enduring. Through ICREACH, a Google-style search engine created for the intelligence community, the NSA provides data on private communications to 23 government agencies. More than 1,000 analysts had access to that information.

This kind of data sharing, however, isn’t limited to the latest from Edward Snowden’s NSA files. It was confirmed earlier this month that the FBI shares its master watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, with at least 22 foreign governments, countless federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, plus private contractors.

The watchlist tracks “known” and “suspected” terrorists and includes both foreigners and Americans. It’s also based on loose standards and secret evidence, which ensnares innocent people. Indeed, the standards are so low that the US government’s guidelines specifically allow for a single, uncorroborated source of information – including a Facebook or Twitter post – to serve as the basis for placing you on its master watchlist.

Of the 680,000 individuals on that FBI master list, roughly 40% have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation”, according to the Intercept. These individuals don’t even have a connection – as the government loosely defines it – to a designated terrorist group, but they are still branded as suspected terrorists.

The absurdities don’t end there. Take Dearborn, Michigan, a city with a population under 100,000 that is known for its large Arab American community – and has more watchlisted residents than any other city in America except New York.

These eye-popping numbers are largely the result of the US government’s use of a loose standard – so-called “reasonable suspicion” – in determining who, exactly, can be watchlisted.

Reasonable suspicion is such a low standard because it requires neither “concrete evidence” nor “irrefutable evidence”. Instead, an official is permitted to consider “reasonable inferences” and “to draw from the facts in light of his/her experience”.

Consider a real world context – actual criminal justice – where an officer needs reasonable suspicion to stop a person in the street and ask him or her a few questions. Courts have controversially held that avoiding eye contact with an officer, traveling alone, and traveling late at night, for example, all amount to reasonable suspicion.

This vague criteria is now being used to label innocent people as terrorism suspects.


2015 sería el año de Internet gratis para todos gracias a los mini satélites

2015 sería el año de Internet gratis para todos gracias a los mini satélites

Este es posiblemente uno de los principales problemas o dolores de cabeza que tienen las grandes compañías tecnológicas. Empresas como Google o Facebook han llegado a tan algo número de usuarios que una de las formas más viables que tendrían para crecer sería precisamente conseguir que más personas estén conectadas.

 


Reveladora aplicación de AI muestra en Facebook los “delitos” que has cometido en diversos países

Viernes 17 mayo 2013 | 10:26 · Actualizado: 10:26

Publicado por Gabriela Ulloa · 949 visitas
Imagen:Trial By TimelineImagen: Trial By Timeline

En Chile beber alcohol junto a los amigos, usar Facebook y expresarse libremente son actividades que se “dan por sentado”. Sin embargo, en otros países acciones como éstas son penadas con prisión, tortura e incluso la muerte.

Así lo grafica una reveladora aplicación creada por Amnistía Internacional (AI), llamada “Trial By Timeline”, que utiliza tu cuenta en Facebook para resumir los “delitos” que has cometido según el país que se mire.