After Uber lifted surge pricing during a protest at New York’s John F Kennedy airport against Trump’s travel ban, condemnation online was swift
Fuente: #DeleteUber: how social media turned on Uber | Technology | The Guardian
Legislation raises concerns foreign companies may need to hand over intellectual property and help security agencies in return for market access
Fuente: China’s new cybersecurity law sparks fresh censorship and espionage fears | World news | The Guardian
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
The FBI has contracted out with a private firm to handle, distribute and monitor highly sensitive surveillance documents, in an arrangement veteran FBI agents consider a potential privacy and counterintelligence risk.
Fuente: Security fears over FBI contracting out highly sensitive surveillance documents | US news | The Guardian
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
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
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 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
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