EU could give police direct access to cloud data in wake of terror attacks | Technology | The Guardian

The European Union is seeking to make it easier for police and law enforcement agencies to retrieve electronic evidence from US tech firms, including directly from cloud storage.

Fuente: EU could give police direct access to cloud data in wake of terror attacks | Technology | The Guardian


El académico que cree que hay que terminar con el “monopolio de Google” (y hacerlo rápido) – El Mostrador

Las grandes empresas tecnológicas como Google, Facebook y Amazon actúan prácticamente como monopolios. Así lo considera el académico Jonathan Taplin, quien advierte de los riesgos de prolongar esta situación, también para la democracia. BBC Mundo habló con él.

Fuente: El académico que cree que hay que terminar con el “monopolio de Google” (y hacerlo rápido) – El Mostrador


Tres maneras en las que Facebook usa tu información de WhatsApp – El Mostrador

Cuando la red social más popular compró la plataforma de mensajería más usada en todo el mundo dijo que no usaría los datos de los clientes WhatsApp. Pero ahora sí lo hace. Te contamos para qué necesita toda esa información.

Fuente: Tres maneras en las que Facebook usa tu información de WhatsApp – El Mostrador


Russia hacked the US election. Now it’s coming for western democracy | Robby Mook | Opinion | The Guardian

We have to take action now to root out Russian and other foreign influences before they become too deeply enmeshed in our political ecosystem. First and foremost, leaders in the US and Europe must stop any attempt by the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Russia. It must be abundantly clear that attacking our elections through cyberspace will prompt a tough and proportional response.

Fuente: Russia hacked the US election. Now it’s coming for western democracy | Robby Mook | Opinion | The Guardian


Alemania demanda a WhatsApp por compartir datos de usuarios – El Mostrador

La intención de la Federación de Consumidores de Alemania es que las instancias judiciales obliguen a la empresa de mensajería a borrar los datos de usuarios que ha compartido con Facebook y que, al mismo tiempo, se abstenga de utilizar un total de ocho cláusulas controvertidas que figuran en las condiciones de uso de la aplicación.

Fuente: Alemania demanda a WhatsApp por compartir datos de usuarios – El Mostrador


In Major Privacy Victory, Top EU Court Rules Against Mass Surveillance

The European Union’s top court has severely undermined the British government’s mass surveillance powers in a new ruling that could rein in police and spy agency investigations.In a judgment handed down in Luxembourg on Wednesday, the European Court of Justice declared that the “general and indiscriminate retention” of data about people’s communications and locations was inconsistent with privacy rights. The court stated that the “highly invasive” bulk storage of private data “exceeds the limits of what is strictly necessary and cannot be considered to be justified, within a democratic society.”

Fuente: In Major Privacy Victory, Top EU Court Rules Against Mass Surveillance


EU charges Facebook with giving ‘misleading’ information over WhatsApp | Technology | The Guardian

The European commission (EC) has filed charges against Facebook for providing “misleading” information in the run-up to the social network’s acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp after its data-sharing change in August.

Fuente: EU charges Facebook with giving ‘misleading’ information over WhatsApp | Technology | The Guardian


Facebook cede ante las presiones de Bruselas y dejará de compartir datos con Whatsapp – El Independiente

arece que las autoridades europeas están muy cerca de ganar otra batalla contra uno de los gigantes tecnológicos estadounidenses. Apenas unas semanas después de recibir una carta de las autoridades europeas de protección de datos, Facebook ha decidido suspender la transferencia de datos personales de sus usuarios con Whatsapp.

Fuente: Facebook cede ante las presiones de Bruselas y dejará de compartir datos con Whatsapp – El Independiente


WhatsApp asked by European regulators to pause sharing user data with Facebook | Technology | The Guardian

The letters come as European nations express concern over WhatsApp’s changes and Yahoo’s mishandling of its hack and the revelations over US intelligence operations.

Fuente: WhatsApp asked by European regulators to pause sharing user data with Facebook | Technology | The Guardian


Europe’s Top Human Rights Court Will Consider Legality of Surveillance Exposed by Edward Snowden

Ten organizations – including Privacy International, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Amnesty International – are taking up the landmark case against the U.K. government in the European Court of Human Rights (pictured above). In a 115-page complaint released on Thursday, the groups allege that “blanket and indiscriminate” surveillance operations carried out by British spy agencies in collaboration with their U.S. counterparts violate privacy and freedom of expression rights.

Fuente: Europe’s Top Human Rights Court Will Consider Legality of Surveillance Exposed by Edward Snowden


¿Está perdida la lucha por hacer más justo el régimen de derecho de autor? | Derechos Digitales

Mientras el debate siga secuestrado por la óptica comercial, los titulares de derechos y sus intereses, la discusión real en torno a acceso al conocimiento, a la participación en la actividad cultural y la libertad de expresión tienen poco espacio fértil. Y con ello, las posibilidades de una reforma seria y justa son escasas.

Fuente: ¿Está perdida la lucha por hacer más justo el régimen de derecho de autor? | Derechos Digitales


Brussels takes a backward step on digital copyright – FT.com

Its remedies are not novel and reflect complaints from publishers about the way they claim content aggregation sites such as Google misuse their copyright. But they are also unrealistic and unlikely to stick.

Fuente: Brussels takes a backward step on digital copyright – FT.com


Computer activist Lauri Love loses appeal against US extradition | Law | The Guardian

Love, 31, who has Asperger syndrome, could face a 99-year prison sentence for hacking into missile defence centres

Fuente: Computer activist Lauri Love loses appeal against US extradition | Law | The Guardian


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


Apple ordered to pay up to €13bn after EU rules Ireland broke state aid laws | Business | The Guardian

European commission says Apple got illegal help with tax breaks but CEO Tim Cook says ruling threatens investment in Europe

Fuente: Apple ordered to pay up to €13bn after EU rules Ireland broke state aid laws | Business | The Guardian


BAE Systems Sells Internet Surveillance Gear to United Arab Emirates

A Danish subsidiary of BAE has provided the United Arab Emirates with a system it could use to spy on dissidents over the internet.

Fuente: BAE Systems Sells Internet Surveillance Gear to United Arab Emirates


En Europa quieren endurecer normas de privacidad a WhatsApp y Skype | ELESPECTADOR.COM

La Comisión Europea trabaja en los cambios legislativos que serán presentados por primera vez en septiembre.

Fuente: En Europa quieren endurecer normas de privacidad a WhatsApp y Skype | ELESPECTADOR.COM


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


Brussels to tighten grip on web services in telecoms shake-up – FT.com

Brussels will tighten its regulatory grip over online services such as WhatsApp and Skype in a radical overhaul of the EU’s rules on telecoms due out in September. According to internal documents seen by the Financial Times, so-called “over-the-top” services operated by groups such as Facebook, which runs WhatsApp, and Skype owner Microsoft would in future have to abide by “security and confidentiality provisions” demanded by the EU.

Fuente: Brussels to tighten grip on web services in telecoms shake-up – FT.com


Microsoft, en el punto de mira de la AEPD por la dudosa privacidad de Windows 10. Noticias de Tecnología

La Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) tiene a Microsoft en el punto de mira. ¿El motivo? Existe preocupación relacionada con Windows 10 y el tratamiento de los datos de los usuarios. “La AEPD está estudiando el funcionamiento de Windows 10”, explican fuentes de la agencia después de que su homólogo francés, la Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL, en sus siglas en inglés), haya exigido a Redmond en las últimas horas que debe acatar las leyes francesas de protección de datos en un plazo máximo de tres meses.

Fuente: Microsoft, en el punto de mira de la AEPD por la dudosa privacidad de Windows 10. Noticias de Tecnología


German challenger bank receives full banking licence — FT.com

German challenger bank N26 has been granted a full German banking licence, in a sign of the maturity of Berlin’s fast-growing fintech industry and a vote of confidence in one of its rising stars.

Fuente: German challenger bank receives full banking licence — FT.com


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


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


Google to be hit by new complaint from Brussels – FT.com

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, is planning to issue two separate “statements of objections” against the company for allegedly abusing its market power in online advertising and shopping, said people familiar with the case.

Fuente: Google to be hit by new complaint from Brussels – FT.com


Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions

The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that — for once — their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline.

Fuente: Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions


Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs | Technology | The Guardian

New concerns have been raised about the political influence of Google after research found at least 80 “revolving door” moves in the past decade – instances where the online giant took on government employees and European governments employed Google staff.

Fuente: Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs | Technology | The Guardian


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


La mitad de los ministros de telecomunicaciones europeos quiere que tus datos fluyan libremente

13 miembros de la UE, entre los que se encuentran Irlanda, Bélgica, Polonia, Suecia y Reino Unido se muestran partidarios de que los datos fluyan solo por territorio europeo

Fuente: La mitad de los ministros de telecomunicaciones europeos quiere que tus datos fluyan libremente


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


LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?

La última sesión del juicio a los acusados de la filtración de los papeles del escándalo LuxLeaks augura penas de 18 meses de prisión y multasHacemos un repaso de la historia que llevó a dos trabajadores de una consultora encargada de auditar las cuentas de varias empresas a filtrar información

Fuente: LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?


LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian

Prosecutors in Luxembourg have called for two whistleblowers on trial over the so-called LuxLeaks scandal to be jailed for 18 months and for a journalist to be fined.Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, French former employees of auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), are accused of leaking thousands of documents to journalist Edouard Perrin.The documents revealed the huge tax breaks that Luxembourg offered international firms including Apple, Ikea and Pepsi, saving the companies billions of euros in taxes.

Fuente: LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian


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


Europe’s leap into the quantum computing arms race — FT.com

It is a dizzying gamble and there are billions of euros riding on the outcome. If the wager pays off, Europe will hold its own against mighty China and the US; if not, the entire project will be regarded in hindsight as a breathtakingly indulgent folly. I refer, of course, not to the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s EU membership but to the European Commission’s announcement last week that it would be launching a €1bn plan to explore “quantum technologies”. It is the third of the commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship projects — visionary megaprojects lasting a decade or more. These are challenges too grand — and bets too risky — for a single nation to square up to on its own.

Fuente: Europe’s leap into the quantum computing arms race — FT.com


Google search engine baffles public, Ofcom study shows — FT.com

Half of adults in Britain are unable to identify which Google search results are paid advertisements, according to a study by communications regulator Ofcom.The findings reveal a widespread lack of understanding about the workings of the world’s most popular search engine. They also come as Google faces increased regulatory scrutiny by European authorities.

Fuente: Google search engine baffles public, Ofcom study shows — FT.com


EU widens battle with Google – FT.com

The EU widened its landmark antitrust battle against Google on Wednesday, accusing the US technology group of abusing its dominance of the smartphone operating system Android.The new charge sheet will deepen US concerns that Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner, is disproportionately targeting US technology companies with her antitrust and tax avoidance cases against Apple, Google, Amazon and Qualcomm.

Fuente: EU widens battle with Google – FT.com


Google warns red tape threatens European tech sector – FT.com

Europe risks falling behind in digital innovation, as regulators and governments discourage entrepreneurs and suffocate technology companies with red tape, says Google’s leading executive on the continent. Matt Brittin told the Financial Times that EU authorities were sceptical of digital change and a maze of regulations were holding back the continent, leaving it lagging behind the US and in danger of being overtaken by China.

Fuente: Google warns red tape threatens European tech sector – FT.com


Google handed €100,000 fine by French data regulator – FT.com

Google has been handed a €100,000 fine by France’s privacy watchdog over allegations that it has not properly applied Europe’s “right to be forgotten” across the world, despite recent concessions made by the internet company to satisfy regulators

Fuente: Google handed €100,000 fine by French data regulator – FT.com


Google confirms it will extend E.U. right-to-be-forgotten to all Google Search domains from next week | VentureBeat | Business | by Paul Sawers

Google has confirmed previous reports that it is to comply with European regulators requesting that the Internet giant extend the scope of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” legislation beyond that of European search engines.

Fuente: Google confirms it will extend E.U. right-to-be-forgotten to all Google Search domains from next week | VentureBeat | Business | by Paul Sawers


New Safe Harbor Data “Deal” May Be More Politicking Than Surveillance Reform

European privacy activists criticized a new Safe Harbor data agreement with the U.S. as a superficial political fix that fails to address NSA spying.

Fuente: New Safe Harbor Data “Deal” May Be More Politicking Than Surveillance Reform


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