La omnipresencia de los algoritmos en la vida cotidiana y en los grandes saltos de la tecnología – El Mostrador

En el siglo XXI, procesos como encontrar pareja, trabajo, reconocer rostros, tomar fotos, construir -y manejar- autos y enviar emails, entre otros servicios entregados por aplicaciones móviles, se basan también en el uso de algoritmos. Y Chile no está ajeno al avance científico y matemático en torno a ellos.

Fuente: La omnipresencia de los algoritmos en la vida cotidiana y en los grandes saltos de la tecnología – El Mostrador


With the latest WikiLeaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead? | World news | The Guardian

Both the Snowden revelations and the CIA leak highlight the variety of creative techniques intelligence agencies can use to spy on individuals, at a time when many of us are voluntarily giving up our personal data to private companies and installing so-called “smart” devices with microphones (smart TVs, Amazon Echo) in our homes.So, where does this leave us? Is privacy really dead, as Silicon Valley luminaries such as Mark Zuckerberg have previously declared?

Fuente: With the latest WikiLeaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead? | World news | The Guardian


Greyball: how Uber used secret software to dodge the law | Technology | The Guardian

Officials attempting to hail an Uber during a sting operation were “greyballed” – they might see icons of cars within the app navigating nearby, but no one would come pick them up. The program helped Uber drivers avoid being ticketed.

Fuente: Greyball: how Uber used secret software to dodge the law | Technology | The Guardian


Estonia, la diminuta república báltica que pasó de ser un satélite soviético a convertirse en la meca tecnológica de Europa – El Mostrador

Conocida como el “Silicon Valley europeo”, Estonia fue el primer país del mundo en instaurar el voto por internet en unas elecciones generales. Y esa es sólo una de las razones por las que es considerada una de las sociedades digitales más avanzadas del planeta.

Fuente: Estonia, la diminuta república báltica que pasó de ser un satélite soviético a convertirse en la meca tecnológica de Europa – El Mostrador


Empresas tecnológicas denuncian decreto antiinmigración de Trump ante la justicia

Varias decenas de empresas tecnológicas, incluidas Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft y Twitter, presentaron la noche del domingo un documento legal ante la justicia de Estados Unidos contra el decreto antiinmigración del presidente Donald Trump.

Fuente: Empresas tecnológicas denuncian decreto antiinmigración de Trump ante la justicia


Russian cybersecurity experts suspected of treason linked to CIA | World news | The Guardian

Two of Moscow’s top cybersecurity officials are facing treason charges for cooperating with the CIA, according to a Russian news report.The accusations add further intrigue to a mysterious scandal that has had the Moscow rumour mill working in overdrive for the past week, and comes not long after US intelligence accused Russia of interfering in the US election and hacking the Democratic party’s servers.

Fuente: Russian cybersecurity experts suspected of treason linked to CIA | World news | The Guardian


Young Russian denies she aided election hackers: ‘I never work with douchebags’ | 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


El monopolio del roaming en Chile – El Mostrador

“Lamentablemente, en Chile y Latinoamérica aún no hay señales de que el roaming vaya a desaparecer, principalmente debido a falta de voluntad política y de los países en la región para llegar a un acuerdo beneficioso para todos. Sin embargo, sí hay opciones de avanzar. Como paso previo, son prioritarios los cambios normativos que resulten en tarifas sustancialmente menores para los usuarios. Esto pasa por una política de Estado para fijar un límite y, desde luego, se necesitan alianzas entre todos los países de la región y el trabajo conjunto de las operadoras para terminar con estos precios absurdos”.

Fuente: El monopolio del roaming en Chile – El Mostrador


Apple, Google and Others at Trump Tech Summit Have Stashed $560 Billion in Profits Overseas

So while some among the technology industry made muted sounds about refusing to attend a summit with someone who so flagrantly violates tech’s supposed values, they were never going to follow through: Trump is worth far much too much money to them.

Fuente: Apple, Google and Others at Trump Tech Summit Have Stashed $560 Billion in Profits Overseas


Invasion of the troll armies: ‘Social media where the war goes on’ | Media | The Guardian

Governments all over the world are manipulating social media for their own ends. That’s where the digital footsoldiers come in – smearing opponents, spreading disinformation and posting fake texts for ‘pocket money’

Fuente: Invasion of the troll armies: ‘Social media where the war goes on’ | Media | The Guardian


When the FBI Has a Phone It Can’t Crack, It Calls These Israeli Hackers

just as Apple has come to be seen as a warrior for digital protection and privacy against overreaching government surveillance, Cellebrite is emerging as its law-and-order counterpart, endeavoring to build tools to break through the barriers Apple and other phone makers erect to protect data.

Fuente: When the FBI Has a Phone It Can’t Crack, It Calls These Israeli Hackers


South African Spy Company Used by Gadaffi Touts its NSA-Like Capabilities

In a 2016 pamphlet produced by VASTech SA Pty Ltd., the company outlines its current capabilities for governments, militaries, and law enforcement agencies around the world, claiming it can conduct “passive detection” of communications transmitted from satellites, fix-and-mobile phones, and fiber optic cable.

Fuente: South African Spy Company Used by Gadaffi Touts its NSA-Like Capabilities


Ex-Yahoo Employee: Government Spy Program Could Have Given a Hacker Access to All Email

Contrary to a denial by Yahoo and a report by the New York Times, the company’s scanning program, revealed earlier this week by Reuters, provided the government with a custom-built back door into the company’s mail service — and it was so sloppily installed that it posed a privacy hazard for hundreds of millions of users, according to a former Yahoo employee with knowledge of the company’s security practices.

Fuente: Ex-Yahoo Employee: Government Spy Program Could Have Given a Hacker Access to All Email


Yahoo email surveillance: who approved the secret scanning program? | Technology | The Guardian

By what legal authority do the National Security Agency and the FBI ask Yahoo to search its users’ emails? Neither the government nor the tech company would say, after Reuters first reported on Tuesday that Yahoo “secretly built a custom software program” it used on behalf of the NSA and CIA to scan customer emails.

Fuente: Yahoo email surveillance: who approved the secret scanning program? | Technology | The Guardian


Yahoo may have let the government spy on emails. Now will we embrace encryption? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

Finally, Yahoo’s possible betrayal of its users is another example of why whistleblowers and leaks to the press are so important. The US government considers this type of surveillance “legal” even though it shocks the conscience of many ordinary Americans and dozens of civil liberties groups have been attempting to have courts rule it illegal for years.

Fuente: Yahoo may have let the government spy on emails. Now will we embrace encryption? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian


Yahoo secretly monitored emails on behalf of the US government – report | Technology | The Guardian

Yahoo last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials, sources have told Reuters.The company complied with a classified US government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency (NSA) or FBI, said two former employees and a third person who knew about the programme.

Fuente: Yahoo secretly monitored emails on behalf of the US government – report | Technology | The Guardian


FBI Says Edward Snowden Is Reason Companies Are Resisting Handing Over Phone Records

Companies became more resistant to the FBI’s collection of their customers’ information following revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to an inspector general report released Thursday.

Fuente: FBI Says Edward Snowden Is Reason Companies Are Resisting Handing Over Phone Records


A Walking Tour of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

In her book, Burrington, a writer and artist, has sketched the pieces of the internet that are visible on and above the streets of the city, and has explained the business interests and politicking behind their installation. Her book is designed to make the internet tangible

Fuente: A Walking Tour of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network


La batalla sin cuartel de los taxistas con Uber y Cabify a la espera de un plan del Gobierno – El Mostrador

Con la mala evaluación y las críticas hacia el transporte público, las irrupción de estas alternativas tecnológicas son cada vez más valoradas y demandadas por los usuarios.

Fuente: La batalla sin cuartel de los taxistas con Uber y Cabify a la espera de un plan del Gobierno – El Mostrador


Amazon and Starbucks ‘pay less tax than a sausage stand’, Austria says | Technology | The Guardian

Centre-left politician also criticises Google and Facebook and complains that EU states with low-tax regimes have lured multinationals

Fuente: Amazon and Starbucks ‘pay less tax than a sausage stand’, Austria says | Technology | The Guardian


Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware | World news | The Guardian

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


Luxemburger Wort – US steps up fight against EU tax crackdown on Apple

The US stepped up its fight against the European Commission’s crackdown on tax avoidance by Apple and other multinational companies, accusing the commission of unilateralism and overstepping its mandate.In a white paper, the US Treasury said the EC probe into alleged special tax treatment that certain EU countries gave Apple, Amazon, Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler “undermines the international tax system.”

Fuente: Luxemburger Wort – US steps up fight against EU tax crackdown on Apple


Russian telecoms groups mount fight against anti-terror law – FT.com

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


China exige un modelo de gestión privado y estatal para censurar Internet · Global Voices en Español

Recientemente China presentó una nueva política que intentaba regular las transmisiones en vivo de las plataformas. De acuerdo al informe de Caixin en la revista de negocios, las autoridades pronto pedirán un video popular de las plataformas de transmisión para vender entre el 1 y el 10 por ciento de sus acciones a la denominada empresa de propiedad del estado, facultada a supervisar la producción de las plataformas y a tomar decisiones.

Fuente: China exige un modelo de gestión privado y estatal para censurar Internet · Global Voices en Español


TiSA: un nuevo mega tratado económico que sigue el modus operandis del TPP | Derechos Digitales

El Acuerdo en Comercio de Servicios, TiSA por sus siglas en inglés, es un tratado multilateral en vías de negociación entre 23 países, incluyendo a Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea. En América Latina están participando Colombia, Costa Rica, México, Panamá, Perú, Paraguay y Chile. El objetivo del tratado es liberalizar el comercio de servicios, como banca, salud, comercio electrónico y transportes a nivel mundial. Las similitudes con el TPP son evidentes: ambos son grandes tratados multilaterales que buscan promover el comercio internacional yendo más allá de la mera disminución de aranceles, homogeneizando la regulación de áreas sensibles de los países involucrados.

Fuente: TiSA: un nuevo mega tratado económico que sigue el modus operandis del TPP | Derechos Digitales


| ¿Cuál es el rol del sector privado sobre la libertad de expresión en internet?

En su más reciente informe, el Relator Especial para la Libertad de Expresión de Naciones Unidas centra su atención en la acción del sector privado. ¿Dónde está Latinoamérica en el panorama mundial de las grandes empresas de internet?

Fuente: | ¿Cuál es el rol del sector privado sobre la libertad de expresión en internet?


Take that, FBI: Apple goes all in on encryption | Technology | The Guardian

The new feature is just the latest move towards more widespread encryption in consumer technology products following Apple’s standoff with the FBI earlier in 2016, in which it refused to help the agency weaken its own security processes to access information on an iPhone belonging to a terrorist. Facebook and Google both pledged support for Apple during the fight, and both are subsequently reported to be planning encrypted versions of their messaging apps.

Fuente: Take that, FBI: Apple goes all in on encryption | Technology | The Guardian


Tribunal de EE.UU. respalda que Internet sea considerado un servicio público – El Mostrador

Un tribunal federal de apelaciones falló el martes último a favor de la propuesta de la FCC (Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones de EE.UU.) de considerar a Internet un servicio público, que busca aumentar la regulación para garantizar la “neutralidad” y apertura de la red y evitar los llamados “canales rápidos” de pago.

Fuente: Tribunal de EE.UU. respalda que Internet sea considerado un servicio público – El Mostrador


Brussels shows it cares about disrupters – FT.com

The gig economy. The sharing economy. The collaborative economy. Whatever you prefer to call it, the European Commission is trying to harmonise how countries in the EU regulate it.Brussels issued guidelines on Thursday on how national governments should treat disruptive companies such as Uber and Airbnb.

Fuente: Brussels shows it cares about disrupters – FT.com


Cross-border trade online: how Brussels plans to change rules – FT.com

Companies from Google and Netflix to the UK’s Royal Mail were focused on Brussels on Wednesday when the European Commission launched sweeping rules for cross-border digital trade, covering everything from online shopping to streaming services and even parcel delivery

Fuente: Cross-border trade online: how Brussels plans to change rules – FT.com


The only living Trump supporter in Silicon Valley | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian

The most interesting discovery of the week was not that IBM, Citigroup and Microsoft were unwittingly running ads on (and therefore providing funds to) an Indonesian jihadi website – though they were – but that Peter Thiel is supporting Donald Trump in his bid to become the next president of the United States.

Fuente: The only living Trump supporter in Silicon Valley | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian


Social entrepreneurs can give the government a lift — FT.com

The stereotypical Silicon Valley approach to solving public problems is to invest in social entrepreneurship. Bypass lumbering government bureaucracy to find innovative solutions that harness economic incentives to create social value. In place of government-run schools, find corporations to fund charter schools. Instead of foreign aid, fund Kiva, a platform that allows individuals with capital, however small, to lend directly to development entrepreneurs who need it.

Fuente: Social entrepreneurs can give the government a lift — FT.com


Uber y el monopolio de los datos – Universidad de Chile

Jorge Pérez, investigador del Núcleo Milenio Centro de Investigación para la Web Semántica y académico del Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación de la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, plantea que la relación entre conductores de Uber y la empresa es poco clara, lo que deriva en una asimetría que afecta a los primeros y al sistema en general. Cuestiona también cómo Uber, al poseer millones de choferes a nivel mundial, está monopolizando el transporte privado.

Fuente: Uber y el monopolio de los datos – Universidad de Chile


‘Crypto Wars’ timeline: A history of the new encryption debate

Encryption is finally mainstream.Government officials and technologists have been debating since the early 1990s whether to limit the strength of encryption to help the law-enforcement and intelligence communities monitor suspects’ communications. But until early 2016, this was a mostly esoteric fight, relegated to academic conferences, security agencies’ C-suites, and the back rooms of Capitol Hill.Everything changed in mid-February, when President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, investigating the terrorists who carried out the San Bernardino, California, shooting, asked a federal judge to force Apple to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock one attacker’s iPhone.What followed was an unexpectedly rancorous and unprecedentedly public fight over how far the government should go to pierce and degrade commercial security technology in its quest to protect Americans from terrorism.

Fuente: ‘Crypto Wars’ timeline: A history of the new encryption debate


Snowden Debates CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Encryption

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 CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat,” and artificial intelligence that will sift through large data sets — these are just a few of the technologies being pursued by companies with investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, according to a document obtained by The Intercept.

Fuente: The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos


Uber proporcionó datos de 14 millones de usuarios a agencias reguladoras de Estados Unidos – 20minutos.es

La plataforma informó sobre 12,2 millones de usuarios de julio a diciembre. California, con más de 5,7 millones de datos y Nueva York, con más de 3, fueron las zonas en las que Uber dio más información a las autoridades. El estudio divide la entrega de información en función de si se trata de requerimientos legales ordinario o está relacionado con investigaciones criminales.

Fuente: Uber proporcionó datos de 14 millones de usuarios a agencias reguladoras de Estados Unidos – 20minutos.es


Polémica Uber se traslada a la hotelería por servicios que ofrecen Airbnb, Niumba y Booking – El Mostrador

En el caso de las dos primeras, el gremio hotelero acusa que ofrecen servicios de alojamiento a turistas sin ningún tipo de regulación. Booking, en tanto, está en la mira del Sernac por ofrecer valores que no son reales, ya que los propios usuarios se enteran cuando llegan a un hotel que deben sumar el impuesto.

Fuente: Polémica Uber se traslada a la hotelería por servicios que ofrecen Airbnb, Niumba y Booking – El Mostrador


Conflicto de taxistas contra apps: gobierno de Piñera entregó $20 millones a Cabify en 2012 – El Mostrador

A través de los capitales semilla, Corfo entregó este premio a la aplicación tras destacar entre las mejores participantes. Esto contrasta con decisión del actual gobierno de retirar tanto los servicios de Cabify como Uber de las calles tras calificarlos como “transporte pirata”.

Fuente: Conflicto de taxistas contra apps: gobierno de Piñera entregó $20 millones a Cabify en 2012 – El Mostrador


Hacking Team Is Back In Business, But Struggling To Survive | Motherboard

Earlier this year, a representative for the notorious surveillance vendor Hacking Team traveled to South America to pitch the company’s marquee spyware product to a potential new customer.The representative gave a presentation at the office of a government agency, showed off the spyware control center, and handed out some marketing materials.It was an unremarkable sales pitch—affirmed by the fact that the potential client decided not to buy, according to a source who attended the meeting—except for the timing, which was almost six months after what some consider Hacking Team’s near-death experience.

Fuente: Hacking Team Is Back In Business, But Struggling To Survive | Motherboard


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


Forget Apple's fight with the FBI – our privacy catastrophe has only just begun | Technology | The Guardian

The privacy crisis is a disaster of our own making – and now the tech firms who gathered our data are trying to make money out of privacy

Fuente: Forget Apple’s fight with the FBI – our privacy catastrophe has only just begun | Technology | The Guardian


Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data | Technology | The Guardian

Spurred on by Apple’s battles against the FBI, some of tech’s biggest names are to expand encryption of user data in their services, the Guardian can reveal

Fuente: Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data | Technology | The Guardian


Apple gains support from tech rivals in FBI case – FT.com

ft.com > Companies >TechnologySubscribe Sign in Home World Companies Energy Financials Health Industrials Luxury 360 Media Retail & Consumer Tech Telecoms Transport By Region Tools Markets Global Economy Lex Comment Management Life & Arts March 4, 2016 2:25 amApple gains support from tech rivals in FBI caseTim Bradshaw in San Francisco Share Print Clip CommentsFBI and Apple logos©FBI/AppleAmerica’s largest technology companies have joined Apple’s fight against the government over data protection and security, in an unusual display of unity by the Silicon Valley rivals.More than a dozen motions filed on Thursday sided with Apple as it tries to resist a demand to write software that would help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Civil liberties groups and IT trade associations lined up alongside dozens of law professors and cryptography experts, after Apple filed its own motion for the judicial order to be withdrawn last week.

Fuente: Apple gains support from tech rivals in FBI case – FT.com


MPs warn increased internet surveillance will hit tech companies – FT.com

The UK government’s plans to increase internet surveillance risk imposing uncertain costs on British technology businesses, and impeding their ability to compete in a global market, a committee of MPs has warned. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Fuente: MPs warn increased internet surveillance will hit tech companies – FT.com