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 termination of the Swedish investigation is, in one sense, good news for Assange. But it is unlikely to change his inability to leave the embassy any time soon. If anything, given the apparent determination of the Trump administration to put him in a U.S. prison cell for the “crime” of publishing documents, his freedom appears further away than it has since 2010, when the Swedish case began.
Fuente: Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but He Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy
Chelsea Manning, the army private who released a vast trove of US state secrets and was punished by the US military for months in penal conditions denounced by the UN as torture, has been released from a military prison in Kansas after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.
Fuente: Chelsea Manning released from military prison | US news | The Guardian
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
Fearless, adversarial journalism that holds the powerful accountable.
Fuente: Cybersecurity for the People: How to Protect Your Privacy at a Protest
Young people attack computer networks to impress friends and challenge political system, crime research shows
Fuente: Teenage hackers motivated by morality not money, study finds | Technology | The Guardian
Cassandra Vera got suspended sentence for tweets about Franco-era killing in ruling her supporters say will have chilling effect
Fuente: Jail for a joke: student’s case puts free speech under spotlight in Spain | World news | The Guardian
The campaign, which the reports call Nile Phish, coincides with an unprecedented crackdown on civil society in Egypt over the past few years, with non-governmental organizations and their staff being subjected to interrogations, arrests, travel bans, asset freezes, forced closures and a long-running trial over accusations of receiving foreign funding to destabilize the country.
Fuente: Prominent Human Rights Activists in Egypt Targeted by Sophisticated Hacking Attacks
For example, the bureau’s agents can decide that a campus organization is not “legitimate” and therefore not entitled to robust protections for free speech; dig for derogatory information on potential informants without any basis for believing they are implicated in unlawful activity; use a person’s immigration status to pressure them to collaborate and then help deport them when they are no longer useful; conduct invasive “assessments” without any reason for suspecting the targets of wrongdoing; demand that companies provide the bureau with personal data about their users in broadly worded national security letters without actual legal authority to do so; fan out across the internet along with a vast army of informants, infiltrating countless online chat rooms; peer through the walls of private homes; and more. The FBI offered various justifications of these tactics to our reporters. But the documents and our reporting on them ultimately reveal a bureaucracy in dire need of greater transparency and accountability.
Fuente: Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers
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
WikiLeaks founder qualifies his pledge to accept extradition to the US in interview with Australian current affairs programme The Project
Fuente: Julian Assange: ‘Chelsea Manning clemency was bid to make life hard for me’ | Media | 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
La queja del diputado tiene que ver con la supuesta lentitud de los procesos de habeas data, por lo que propone la creación de un habeas data administrativo que avance directamente sobre las publicaciones consideradas inapropiadas – con una definición muy vaga de lo que es inapropiado – y los emisores de las mismas. Para esto, propone la creación de una figura novedosa: el defensor público en Redes Sociales y medios electrónicos, incluidos allí los servicios como Facebook, Twitter, entre otros así como Whatsapp, Telegram y cualquier otro medio electrónico a crearse en el futuro.Lo más preocupante de la iniciativa tiene que ver con las atribuciones del mentado defensor, ya que se le dará la posibilidad de bloquear tanto contenidos como usuarios de forma inmediata e inaudita parte, es decir, sin derecho a réplica alguno
Fuente: Preocupa la propuesta del diputado Brugge para la creación de un defensor de las Redes Sociales « Fundación Vía Libre
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
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
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
El presidente comentó además que “algunas (de esas medidas) puede que sean explícitas y públicas, mientras que otras puede que no”.
Fuente: Obama advierte que EEUU tomará represalias contra Rusia por ataques informáticos durante campaña presidencial – El Mostrador
Now the most audacious display of support for Snowden is under way. Messages calling for his pardon are being beamed on to the outside wall of the Newseum, the Washington institution devoted to freedom of speech and the press that stands less than two miles from the White House.
Fuente: Edward Snowden backers beam calls for pardon on Washington news museum | US news | The Guardian
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.
In an exclusive tour of the new lab, Fortune got a glimpse of Law & Order in the digital age. The lab is Exhibit A in how America’s biggest city is embracing big data analytics and a dash of hacker culture to solve complex crimes. It also raises hard questions about how to balance these sophisticated crime-fighting tools with civil liberties.
Fuente: New York’s New Digital Crime Lab Is a Forensic Marvel
Privacy activists, human rights campaigners and former US security officials have expressed fears over the prospect of Donald Trump gaining access to the vast global US and UK surveillance network.
Fuente: Privacy experts fear Donald Trump accessing global surveillance network | World news | The Guardian
The Facebook group, which she doesn’t use any more, was designed to build community, Ruelas added.“It helped a lot of people in a lot of ways. The purpose wasn’t to get rich.”
Fuente: California single mother faces jail time for selling homemade food on Facebook | US news | The Guardian
situation is beginning to change — as a growing number of police accountability groups are starting to bypass the departments by aggregating and distributing misconduct history databases on their own.
Fuente: Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct
Booz Allen Hamilton, the defense contracting giant whose employee was charged Wednesday in connection with the theft of hacking codes used by the National Security Agency, provides a fairly ironic service to the government: spotting rogue employees.
Fuente: NSA Theft Suspect Worked For Contractor That Sells the Government Tech for Spotting Rogue Employees
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
EL PAÍS reconstruye la detención de 21 personas antes de una marcha contra el presidente Temer el pasado día 4Los manifestantes sospechan que un militar se infiltró en varias redes sociales, entre ellos una de ligue, para identificarlos
Fuente: Las detenciones irregulares en São Paulo que empezaron con un militar infiltrado en Tinder | Internacional | EL PAÍS
Newspaper criticised for calling for the criminal prosecution of its own source, on ‘whose back the paper won and eagerly accepted a Pulitzer Prize’
Fuente: Washington Post says Obama should not pardon whistleblower Ed Snowden | Media | The Guardian
Oliver Stone’s latest film, “Snowden,” bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.
Fuente: New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
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
Bernie Sanders, Daniel Ellsberg, former members of the NSA and more weigh in on whether Obama should grant clemency to the divisive whistleblower
Fuente: ‘Edward Snowden did this country a great service. Let him come home’ | US news | The Guardian
Edward Snowden has set out the case for Barack Obama granting him a pardon before the US president leaves office in January, arguing that the disclosure of the scale of surveillance by US and British intelligence agencies was not only morally right but had left citizens better off.
Fuente: Edward Snowden makes ‘moral’ case for presidential pardon | US news | The Guardian
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
“Las noticias sobre mi muerte han sido enormemente exageradas”, escribió Snowden en su cuenta de Twitter, en la que colgó una foto del escritor estadounidense, Mark Twain, al que pertenece la famosa cita.
Fuente: Snowden desmiente su muerte en Twitter con una cita de Mark Twain – El Mostrador
Ante la evidencia de lo dañino que es el actual sistema de derechos de autor, se vuelve imprescindible que los países de América Latina realicen un profundo proceso de reforma a sus legislaciones de propiedad intelectual y consagren un sistema balanceado, que tenga por objetivo incentivar el acceso a la cultura, la investigación científica y la democratización del conocimiento.
Fuente: El caso de Diego Gómez y la irracionalidad del derecho de autor | Derechos Digitales
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
“Now, while Chelsea is suffering the darkest depression she has experienced since her arrest, the government is taking actions to punish her for that pain. It is unconscionable, and we hope that the investigation is immediately ended and that she is given the health care that she needs to recover,” Strangio continued.
Fuente: Chelsea Manning faces solitary confinement and charges after suicide attempt | US news | The Guardian
The funds were blocked after the popular messaging service reportedly defied repeated orders to turn over messages sought in a drug case
Fuente: Brazilian court freezes $6m of Facebook’s money during WhatsApp encryption case
“La gestión de los Papeles de Panamá es un ataque a nuestro modelo”, asegura el fundador de Wikileaks, muy crítico con el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación que ha publicado esta última gran filtración”Los medios establecidos tienen que limitarse constantemente bajo los poderes del establishment, los poderes del Estado al que pertenecen”, dice Assange en esta entrevista con eldiario.es en la Embajada de Ecuador en Londres
Fuente: “El Watergate es una ilusión diseñada por Hollywood”
Beatings and arson attacks on social media users represents new frontier in intimidation campaign, say analysts. RFE/RL reports
Fuente: Violence against Russia’s web dissidents raises fresh fears for internet freedoms
A former Pentagon investigator has spoken on record to the Guardian about major privacy and security lapses within the government’s whistleblower program. John Crane, who for 25 years worked for the Department of Defense inspector general’s office, which helps federal employees expose abuse and corruption, says whistleblowers like Edward Snowden had little choice but to go outside the system. His revelations can now be made public for the first time
Fuente: Exclusive: Pentagon source goes on record against whistleblower program – video | World news | The Guardian
Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media
Fuente: Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source
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