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 move comes after its international director, Muhammad Rabbani, a UK citizen, was arrested at Heathrow airport in November for refusing to hand over passwords. Rabbani, 35, has been detained at least 20 times over the past decade when entering the UK, under schedule 7 of terrorism legislation that provides broad search powers, but this was the first time he had been arrested.
Fuente: Campaign group to challenge UK over surrender of passwords at border control | Politics | The Guardian
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
La ciberguerra ha dejado de ser una excentricidad reservada a actos aislados, a pequeñas cosas. Las nuevas tecnologías forman parte de los civiles y sus ejércitos. Y atacarlas se ha puesto a la par de la guerra convencional.
Fuente: Ciberguerra: cuando el arma más poderosa es un ejército de hackers
Norway’s foreign ministry, army and other institutions have been targeted in a cyber-attack by a group suspected of having links to Russian authorities, according to Norwegian intelligence, which was one of the targets.
Fuente: Norway accuses group linked to Russia of carrying out cyber-attack | World news | 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
The intelligence report’s lack of even hints at the kind of evidence collected make it difficult to assess the claims, and its weakness gave Russian officials ample opportunity to poke fun.The foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Facebook on Monday: “If ‘Russian hackers’ managed to hack anything in America, it’s two things: Obama’s brain and, of course, the report itself.”
Fuente: Russia slates ‘baseless, amateurish’ US election hacking report | World 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
La versión desclasificada no contenía ninguna prueba detallada del supuesto papel de Putin. Desde que ganó las elecciones, Trump cuestionó repetidamente a la inteligencia estadounidense por acusar a Rusia de haber hackeado al Partido Demócrata.
Fuente: Por qué los servicios de inteligencia de Estados Unidos acusan a Putin de ordenar ciberataques – El Mostrador
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
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
Tres académicos renunciaron a organizar un seminario sobre temas de seguridad e inteligencia, porque sospechan que una editorial ligada a la actividad pueda ser usada como pantalla por espías del Kremlin. “Cambridge es un maravilloso lugar de teorías conspirativas pero la idea de que haya un complot maquiavélico es ridículo”, dijo Neil Kent, uno de los principales impulsores del evento.
Fuente: El fantasma del espionaje durante la guerra fría se instala en la Universidad de Cambridge – El Mostrador
“The connectivity that is at the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims deniably,” said Mr Younger. “They do this through means as varied as cyber attacks, propaganda or subversion of democratic process.”
Fuente: UK spy chief warns on ‘profound’ propaganda threat
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.
Edward Snowden has waded into the simmering debate over Canada’s controversial anti-terror law, saying that Justin Trudeau was reluctant to repeal the law out of a fear of appearing soft on terror.
Fuente: Snowden: ‘Politics of fear’ keep Trudeau from repealing Canada anti-terror law | US news | The Guardian
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
Según afirmaciones de Younger publicadas por The Times el mundo digital “representa una amenaza porque los que se oponen a nosotros pueden utilizar esta capacidad para tener acceso a nuestras actividades, lo que significa que tenemos que cambiar completamente la forma en que hacemos las cosas”.
Fuente: El MI6 contratará casi mil espías para combatir el terrorismo – El Mostrador
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
An Israeli technology company has been accused of creating and supplying an aggressive interception program capable of taking over Apple’s iPhones and turning them into remote spying devices, after it was allegedly used to target a Middle Eastern human rights activist and others.
Fuente: Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware | World news | The Guardian
The bulk collection of personal data by British spy agencies is vital in preventing terrorist attacks, an independent review of draft security legislation has found.David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, concluded that laws giving MI5, MI6 and GCHQ the right to gather large volumes of data from members of the public had a “clear operational purpose”.
Fuente: Bulk data collection vital to prevent terrorism in UK, report finds | World news | The Guardian
Checking smartphones of those without passports among measures announced by the interior minister, Thomas de Maizière
Fuente: German proposals could see refugees’ phones searched by police | World 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
Although the UK government’s Prevent strategy claims the internet must not be ungoverned space for Islamist extremism and British diplomats have taken the lead in the global communications fight against Islamic State on the net, the study suggests government agencies are only at the beginning of a “labyrinthine challenge”. So-called counter-narrative initiatives led by governments and civil society groups are “under-resourced and not achieving sufficient natural interest”, suggesting the battle of ideas is not even being engaged, let alone won.
Fuente: Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study | Technology | The Guardian
The plotters failed, despite following a script that might have succeeded in the 20th century, in part because Erdogan was able to rally support for democratic rule using 21st century tools: video chat and social media.
Fuente: Turkey’s President Survives Coup Attempt, Thanks in Part to Social Media He So Despises
The bill, signed by Vladimir Putin, Russian president, last week requires telecoms companies to store all text and voice messages, as well as all images, sound and video, transmitted via Russia on servers in the country for up to six months. They are also required to store metadata — information about when and from where messages were sent — for three years.
Fuente: Russian telecoms groups mount fight against anti-terror law – FT.com
La base de datos contendría 2.240.000 entradas con categorías como “individuo político”, “corporativo”, “militar”, “Crimen-narcóticos” y “terrorismo”. Estos datos estarían siendo utilizados por más de 300 gobiernos y agencias de inteligencia, nueve de los diez mejores bufetes de abogados o 49 de los 50 bancos más grandes del mundo. En total, se estima que son 6.000 clientes los que la utilizan en 170 países.
Fuente: Filtrada World-Check, la base de datos usada por Gobiernos y bancos con sospechosos de terrorismo
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
El libro pretende incentivar la mirada crítica entre el gran público ante los acontecimientos calificados de “ciberguerra” y alertar de la coartada que puede proporcionar el tremendismo sensacionalista en estos temas a quienes pretenden recortar libertades o privacidad.
Fuente: “La ciberguerra sería una forma de terrorismo de Estado”
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
A high-profile Israeli human rights group that publishes the anonymous testimonies of soldiers in the Palestinian territories is facing a court hearing that threatens to shut down its work in what is being viewed as a crucial test case for civil society.The case, which will be heard in court next week, is being brought by the Israeli government, which is demanding that Breaking the Silence identify anonymous serving military personnel who have given it testimony relating to alleged crimes in the 2014 Gaza war. The group says this is likely to deter future potential testifiers coming forward.
Fuente: Israel action threatens to close down rights group and ‘chill’ free speech | World news | The Guardian
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”
El Ejército alemán contará con una división encargada de combatir los ataques cibernéticos, anunció esta semana la ministra de Defensa Ursula von der Leyen.
Fuente: Ejército alemán contará con una división contra ataques cibernéticos – El Mostrador
NSA whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden took part in his first public debate on encryption on Tuesday night, facing off against CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, a journalist and author known for his coverage of international affairs.
Fuente: Snowden Debates CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Encryption
The companies promise to ‘handle in a timely way terror-related harmful, illegal information, create a clear internet space and maintain social stability’
Fuente: China tech companies pledge to tackle content that promotes terrorism