Las empresas fallan en informar a los usuarios de Internet sobre cómo afectan sus derechos humanos | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Las empresas de telecomunicaciones, Internet y entornos móviles del mundo no revelan suficiente información a los usuarios sobre sus prácticas que afectan la libertad de expresión y el derecho a la privacidad, concluye el Índice de Responsabilidad Corporativa 2017 de la iniciativa Ranking Digital Rights (RDR).

Fuente: Las empresas fallan en informar a los usuarios de Internet sobre cómo afectan sus derechos humanos | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales


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


I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee | Technology | The Guardian

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone

Fuente: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee | Technology | The Guardian


Adult Friend Finder and Penthouse hacked in largest personal data breach on record

Over 412m accounts from pornography sites and sex hookup service reportedly leaked as Friend Finder Networks suffers second hack in just over a year

Fuente: Adult Friend Finder and Penthouse hacked in largest personal data breach on record


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


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


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


¿Dónde y al alcance de quién está toda la información sobre ti? (y por qué debe importarte) – El Mostrador

Más de la mitad de la capacidad de almacenamiento de la nube que se puede rentar está controlada por cuatro corporaciones

Fuente: ¿Dónde y al alcance de quién está toda la información sobre ti? (y por qué debe importarte) – El Mostrador


Brussels set to sign off on transatlantic data transfer rules – FT.com

The new deal, called Privacy Shield, will provide a legal means for businesses to transfer personal data online — whether payslips, pictures or healthcare data — to the US from the EU without falling foul of the bloc’s strict privacy laws.

Fuente: Brussels set to sign off on transatlantic data transfer rules – FT.com


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


Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity | Technology | The Guardian

FindFace compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability

Fuente: Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity | Technology | The Guardian


What is the price for your personal digital dataset? — FT.com

It is uncomfortable to see that last year 90 per cent of Google’s revenues were from advertising, fuelled by the insights we gave freely through search engines and other forums. For Facebook the figure is 95 per cent. But tools now in their infancy will allow us to wrestle back more control of our personal information and receive some of its value directly.

Fuente: What is the price for your personal digital dataset? — FT.com


Privacy activist launches EU-wide challenge to ‘ad blocker blockers’ — FT.com

Publishers who use “ad blocker blockers” face a range of legal challenges across the EU in the latest fight over the increasingly popular but controversial technology. .Ad blockers, which allow browsing free of pop-ups or pre-roll adverts on videos, have come under attack recently from publishers who rely on advertising to pay the bills.Publishers ranging from The New York Times to the technology magazine Wired have taken the step of introducing pop-ups asking users to switch off their ad blockers, and in some cases blocking those who refuse to do so.

Fuente: Privacy activist launches EU-wide challenge to ‘ad blocker blockers’ — FT.com


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


¿Hasta qué punto son seguras las telecomunicaciones cifradas? – El Mostrador

Con la mirada puesta en la anhelada meta de la privacidad, la universalización del cifrado para la seguridad de las telecomunicaciones en internet se perfila ya como un camino sin retorno, avalado por los últimos movimientos de populares plataformas en el sector, aunque teñido de sombras.

Fuente: ¿Hasta qué punto son seguras las telecomunicaciones cifradas? – El Mostrador


The Vigilante Who Hacked Hacking Team Explains How He Did It | Motherboard

Back in July of last year, the controversial government spying and hacking tool seller Hacking Team was hacked itself by an outside attacker. The breach made headlines worldwide, but no one knew much about the perpetrator or how he did it.That mystery has finally been revealed.

Fuente: The Vigilante Who Hacked Hacking Team Explains How He Did It | Motherboard


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


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


Tech start-up Dwolla fined $100,000 for cyber defence flaws – FT.com

A financial technology start-up has been fined $100,000 for deficiencies in its cyber defence systems in a sign that new online payment networks are facing tougher scrutiny from regulators.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday handed its first penalty for data security shortcomings to Dwolla, an ecommerce company that is little more than five years old.

Fuente: Tech start-up Dwolla fined $100,000 for cyber defence flaws – FT.com


Derechos Digitales — La nueva forma de marcar: ¿cuál es la polémica con…

Gran revuelo ha causado la denuncia realizada respecto a una aplicación distribuida por la Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) chilena, que podría vulnerar la privacidad de quienes la utilizan.  ¿De qué se trata todo esto? Te lo explicamos a continuación.

 


Big tech groups warn UK against spy bill – FT.com

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have urged the UK government to reconsider swaths of its proposed surveillance law, saying it will have far-reaching implications for how other countries upgrade their spying regimes. In a rare show of unity,

Fuente: Big tech groups warn UK against spy bill – FT.com


Apple's Tim Cook defends encryption. When will other tech CEOs do so? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

More high-profile titans need to use their platforms to make crystal clear how important encryption is to users everywhere

Fuente: Apple’s Tim Cook defends encryption. When will other tech CEOs do so? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian


Apple believes bill creates ‘key under doormat for bad guys’ – FT.com

Shortly after Theresa May introduced the draft Investigatory Powers bill in November to update the UK’s surveillance laws for the internet age, the home secretary met privately with Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive. He laid out a number of

Fuente: Apple believes bill creates ‘key under doormat for bad guys’ – FT.com


EU agrees strict new regime on data protection – FT.com

The European Union agreed strict new rules on data protection on Tuesday, heralding a new era of major fines for companies who break privacy rules. Businesses face sanctions of up to 4 per cent of global turnover under the agreement, meaning that

Fuente: EU agrees strict new regime on data protection – FT.com


US tech groups spawn a fight between Europe’s data regulators – FT.com

US tech groups spawn a fight between Europe’s data regulators – FT.com.

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Google, Facebook, Apple and now Twitter: the list of companies that submit to Ireland’s data protection regime is a long and growing one.

Twitter last week confirmed that any complaints about data protection from its non-US users will be dealt with by Ireland’s increasingly busy data protection agency.

But not everyone is happy. In Brussels and national capitals across the continent, critics have been grumbling that Dublin’s enforcement of European data protection rules is too weak.

The fact that the Irish Data Protection Commission is housed in Canal House, a dingy looking building on Station Road in Portalington, an hour outside Dublin, is regularly brought up as an example of the limited resources given to data protection — much to the chagrin of Dara Murphy, Ireland’s data protection minister.

“I marvel at the fact that people feel that business can’t be conducted over a grocery shop,” he says.

The Irish say they follow the same rules as everyone else and that the criticism is based less on the basis of enforcement but on the fact that companies such as Twitter and LinkedIn opted for Dublin over Paris, Berlin or Amsterdam.

Mr Murphy believes the arrival of the US technology groups in Ireland has created both jobs and jealousy. “I think if they were all based in Paris, you would not be having the debate coming from France,” he says.

Ireland has also doubled funding for the IDPC to €3.65m. It will also soon open a swankier office in Dublin — while maintaining the office above a shop — and hire two dozen more staff, taking its headcount to around 50.

Even then, however, it will still lack the resources of its peers. Despite the fact that the IDPC oversees the regulation for 29 of the 30 biggest technology businesses in Europe, its budget is eight times smaller than the UK’s regulator.

Ireland also has a more low-key approach than other DPAs. There is regular communication between the IDPC and large US technology groups, with an emphasis on collaboration rather than confrontation. This suits the web giants that have made Ireland their European home over the past decade.

 


US warns of risks from deeper encryption – FT.com

US warns of risks from deeper encryption – FT.com.

 

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Jeh Johnson

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).