Fiscalía podrá acceder a correos electrónicos desde servidor de SQM – El Mostrador

“Se autorizó por parte del tribunal en el mes de febrero la revisión de los correos electrónicos del señor Patricio Contesse desde un servidor que se obtuvo desde Estados Unidos. Ahí hay más de tres millones de correos electrónicos que hay que revisar y analizar. En consecuencia, es una investigación compleja, ya que para analizar los correos hay que hacer una copia forense, tener programas especiales para segregar correos que han sido autorizados”, sostuvo la fiscal del caso SQM, Paola Castiglione.

Fuente: Fiscalía podrá acceder a correos electrónicos desde servidor de SQM – El Mostrador


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


Microsoft wins battle with US over data privacy – FT.com

Microsoft has defeated a US order to hand over a customer’s email that was stored in Ireland, dealing the US government the latest setback in its struggle with the tech industry over the reach of law enforcement and the limits of personal privacy.

Fuente: Microsoft wins battle with US over data privacy – FT.com


Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.

Fuente: Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records


New questions emerge over personal emails Clinton 'chose not to keep' | US news | The Guardian

New questions emerge over personal emails Clinton ‘chose not to keep’ | US news | The Guardian.

hillary clintonHillary Clinton addressed the controversy about her email arrangement while secretary of state but some questions remain unanswered. Photograph: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton failed to quell mounting criticism over her controversial private email account on Tuesday evening after her office suggested she had erased more than half of her emails before turning them over for release to the American public.

In a statement released after a press conference intended to end a week-long controversy, Clinton’s office said that she did not preserve 31,830 of the 62,320 emails she sent and received while serving as Barack Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

“After her work-related emails were identified and preserved, Secretary Clinton chose not to keep her private, personal emails that were not federal records,” her office said, in a defiant nine-page explanation for the unusual arrangement that has put her under political fire.


Clinton usó solo su correo privado en su puesto como secretaria de Estado | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Clinton usó solo su correo privado en su puesto como secretaria de Estado | Internacional | EL PAÍS.

La exsenadora demócrata se habría expuesto a los piratas informáticos además de violar leyes federales que obligan a guardar ese material para los archivos

 

 

 

Hillary Clinton, en una foto de 2011. / KEVIN LAMARQUE (REUTERS)

 

La campaña presidencial de Hillary Clinton es un futurible sin concretar y sin embargo la eventual candidata a la Casa Blanca ya sufre reveses. Según reveló en la noche del lunes el diario The New York Times, Clinton usó exclusivamente su correo electrónico privado durante los cuatro años que estuvo al frente del Departamento de Estado, lo que podría suponer una violación de la ley federal que requiere que se entreguen todas las comunicaciones de los altos cargos para que queden en los archivos.

 

Pero más allá de violar leyes, los expertos apuntan que lo que hizo la exsecretaria de Estado con su actitud fue ser una presa fácil para los hackers y violar las expectativas de los ciudadanos respecto a como deberían de comportarse los altos cargos públicos.

 

Clinton no tuvo un correo electrónico del Departamento de Estado y sus ayudantes y colaboradores no corrigieron este error así como tampoco guardaron las comunicaciones electrónicas de la secretaria de Estado. Fue hace dos meses, cuando se requirió al departamento de Estado ciertos correos dentro de la investigación del atentado de Bengasi, cuando los asesores de la exsecretaria de Estado revisaron decenas de miles de páginas de la cuenta de su correo personal y decidieron cuáles entregar. En total, se dieron 55.000 páginas de correos electrónicos.

 

Lo sucedido daña la imagen de la exsenadora y exprimera dama porque refuerza la crítica que se hace tanto a ella como a su marido, Bill Clinton, de no ser precisamente amantes de la transparencia. Además, lo revelado llega días después de que se diera a conocer en varios medios la ingente cantidad de dinero acumulada por el matrimonio Clinton en su fundación procedente de Gobiernos extranjeros y particulares que podría representar un conflicto de intereses.


Hillary Clinton used personal email for all government business, says report | US news | The Guardian

Hillary Clinton used personal email for all government business, says report | US news | The Guardian.

Hillary Clinton in 2014. A spokesman for Clinton told the Times that Clinton was complying with the ‘letter and spirit of the rules’. Hillary Clinton in 2014. A spokesman for Clinton told the Times that Clinton was complying with the ‘letter and spirit of the rules’. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday.

The newspaper said the likely Democratic presidential candidate conducted all her official business during her four-year tenure at the State Department on a private email account.

It added that Clinton, who stepped down as secretary of state in 2013, recently handed over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department in response to a department effort to comply with record-keeping practices.

Federal law says letters and emails written and received by federal officials are government records that must be retained, according to the paper.

Regulations at the time Clinton served as secretary of state called for emails on personal accounts to be preserved as well, the paper said.

The Times said most experts believed private email accounts should only be used for official government business in emergencies.

A spokesman for Clinton told the Times that Clinton was complying with the “letter and spirit of the rules” and had expected her emails would be retained.

He declined to detail why she chose to conduct business from her personal account.


Por qué Google está revisando los correos de Gmail – El Mostrador

Por qué Google está revisando los correos de Gmail – El Mostrador.

Un hombre fue arrestado en EE.UU. luego de que la firma revelara que tenía fotos de abuso de menores en su correo electrónico. El caso generó un debate sobre la privacidad de los 400 millones de usuarios de Gmail.

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Google defendió su decisión de revelar la identidad de un posible pedófilo residente en Houston, Texas, que mantenía imágenes pornográficas en su cuenta de Gmail.

La información fue entregada a la agencia de protección infantil de Estados Unidos y el individuo fue detenido.

El acusado es un delincuente sexual convicto y ya fue acusado de posesión de pornografía infantil, según medios de comunicación locales.

Es sabido que Google, al igual que otros proveedores de internet, utilizan algoritmos para revisar los correos electrónicos como parte de su estrategia de afinar anuncios de publicidad de acuerdo a los intereses del usuario. La compañía escanea automáticamente las cuentas de Gmail, que tiene más de 400 millones de usuarios a nivel mundial.

Pero el caso en Texas ha intensificado el debate sobre hasta dónde el gigante de internet monitorea la cuentas de sus usuarios y provee información a otras instituciones.

“A primera vista se trata de una historia con final feliz, un hombre malo cometió un crimen y fue capturado”, escribió en su blog John Hawes, jefe de operaciones de Virus Bulletin, una consultora sobre seguridad en la red.

“Sin embargo, algunos pueden ver este caso como una señal más de la presencia de los dos Grandes Hermanos gemelos, las agencias estatales y las corporaciones, y su poder para meterse en la vida privada de la gente buscando sacar a la luz trapos sucios”, agregó Hawes.


Microsoft ordered to give US customer e-mails stored abroad | Ars Technica

Microsoft ordered to give US customer e-mails stored abroad | Ars Technica.

Decision affirms US position that the world’s servers are for the taking.

Microsoft, Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Microsoft must hand over e-mails stored on an overseas server to US authorities. The case gives the Obama administration approval to reach into servers abroad.

“It is a question of control, not a question of the location of that information,” US District Judge Loretta Preska ruled in a closely followed legal flap. The bench order from the New York judge was stayed pending appeal.

The judge sided with the Obama Administration claims that any company with operations in the United States must comply with valid warrants for data, even if the content is stored overseas—in this case Dublin, Ireland. It’s a position Microsoft and companies like Apple contended was wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border.