Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

While the document provides a rare window into the NSA’s understanding of the mechanics of Russian hacking, it does not show the underlying “raw” intelligence on which the analysis is based. A U.S. intelligence officer who declined to be identified cautioned against drawing too big a conclusion from the document because a single analysis is not necessarily definitive.

Fuente: Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election


‘Give them a pill’: Putin accuses US of hysteria over election hacking inquiry | World news | The Guardian

Russian president calls allegations of interference in US presidential election ‘useless and harmful chatter’ at St Petersburg economic forum

Fuente: ‘Give them a pill’: Putin accuses US of hysteria over election hacking inquiry | World news | The Guardian


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


Russian cybersecurity experts suspected of treason linked to CIA | World news | The Guardian

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


Edward Snowden’s leave to remain in Russia extended for three years | US news | 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


Young Russian denies she aided election hackers: ‘I never work with douchebags’ | World 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


The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren’t.

It’s plausible, and in my opinion likely, that hackers under orders from the Russian government were responsible for the DNC and Podesta hacks in order to influence the U.S. election in favor of Donald Trump. But the Grizzly Steppe report fails to adequately back up this claim. My research, for example, shows that much of the evidence presented is evidence of nothing at all.

Fuente: The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren’t.


WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

The most ironic aspect of all this is that it is mainstream journalists — the very people who have become obsessed with the crusade against Fake News — who play the key role in enabling and fueling this dissemination of false stories. They do so not only by uncritically spreading them, but also by taking little or no steps to notify the public of their falsity.

Fuente: WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived


Russia hacking: US intelligence chief hits back at Trump’s ‘disparagement’ | Technology | The Guardian

Yet neither Clapper nor Rogers offered new evidence for their October conclusion of Russian interference. Clapper promised to release an unclassified report early next week, prepared by the NSA, CIA and FBI, providing additional information for the intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia deliberately hacked the Democratic National Committee in order to aid Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Fuente: Russia hacking: US intelligence chief hits back at Trump’s ‘disparagement’ | Technology | The Guardian


Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

Those interested in a sober and rational discussion of the Russia hacking issue should read the following:(1) Three posts by cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Carr: first, on the difficulty of proving attribution for any hacks; second, on the irrational claims on which the “Russia hacked the DNC” case is predicated; and third, on the woefully inadequate, evidence-free report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and FBI this week to justify sanctions against Russia.(2) Yesterday’s Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi, who lived and worked for more than a decade in Russia, titled: “Something About This Russia Story Stinks.”(3) An Atlantic article by David A. Graham on the politics and strategies of the sanctions imposed this week on Russia by Obama; I disagree with several of his claims, but the article is a rarity: a calm, sober, rational assessment of this debate.

Fuente: Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid


Obama escalates anti-Russian campaign with new sanctions and threats – World Socialist Web Site

In an executive order accompanied by a series of official statements, US President Barack Obama has sharply escalated the campaign against Russia, based on unsubstantiated claims of Russian government hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign in the presidential election.

Fuente: Obama escalates anti-Russian campaign with new sanctions and threats – World Socialist Web Site


Top-Secret Snowden Document Reveals What the NSA Knew About Previous Russian Hacking

Now, a never-before-published top-secret document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggests the NSA has a way of collecting evidence of Russian hacks, because the agency tracked a similar hack before in the case of a prominent Russian journalist, who was also a U.S. citizen.

Fuente: Top-Secret Snowden Document Reveals What the NSA Knew About Previous Russian Hacking


The hacking is 21st-century, but US-Russia relations are stuck in the past | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | 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


En qué consisten las sanciones aprobadas por EE.UU. contra Rusia por los ciberataques ocurridos durante la campaña electoral – El Mostrador

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


Obama advierte que EEUU tomará represalias contra Rusia por ataques informáticos durante campaña presidencial – 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


If the US hacks Russia for revenge, that could lead to cyberwar | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

What’s the CIA’s brilliant plan for stopping Russian cyber-attacks on the US and their alleged interference with the US election? Apparently, some in the agency want to escalate tensions between the two superpowers even more and possibly do the same thing right back to them.

Fuente: If the US hacks Russia for revenge, that could lead to cyberwar | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian


Snowden desmiente su muerte en Twitter con una cita de Mark Twain – El Mostrador

“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


Russian government hackers steal DNC files on Donald Trump | Technology | The Guardian

Some of the hackers had been lurking in the systems since at least last summer, well before Trump sealed the Republican nomination, but only recently exfiltrated the Democratic party’s cache of files on Trump’s business dealings and past political statements, investigators said.

Fuente: Russian government hackers steal DNC files on Donald Trump | Technology | The Guardian


Russian hackers read unclassified Obama emails – report | US news | The Guardian

Russian hackers read unclassified Obama emails – report | US news | The Guardian.

Obama President Barack Obama is seen through a window of the Oval Office at the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/Corbis

Unclassified emails to and from President Barack Obama were read last year by Russian hackers, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The White House confirmed the breach earlier this month, saying it took place last year and that it did not affect classified information.

The newspaper, however, said the hack “was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged”.

The president’s closely guarded BlackBerry email account was not hacked, the Times said, but communications with other users were swept up.

Quoting “senior American officials briefed on the investigation”, the Times said the hackers penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system, as well as the State Department. The hackers are presumed to be linked to the Russian government, if not necessarily working for it.


The "Snowden is Ready to Come Home!" Story: a Case Study in Typical Media Deceit – The Intercept

The “Snowden is Ready to Come Home!” Story: a Case Study in Typical Media Deceit – The Intercept.

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Most sentient people rationally accept that the U.S. media routinely disseminates misleading stories and outright falsehoods in the most authoritative tones. But it’s nonetheless valuable to examine particularly egregious case studies to see how that works. In that spirit, let’s take yesterday’s numerous, breathless reports trumpeting the “BREAKING” news that “Edward Snowden now wants to come home!” and is “now negotiating the terms of his return!”

Ever since Snowden revealed himself to the public 20 months ago, he has repeatedly said the same exact thing when asked about his returning to the U.S.: I would love to come home, and would do so if I could get a fair trial, but right now, I can’t.

His primary rationale for this argument has long been that under the Espionage Act, the 1917 statute under which he has been charged, he would be barred by U.S. courts from even raising his key defense: that the information he revealed to journalists should never have been concealed in the first place and he was thus justified in disclosing it to journalists. In other words, when U.S. political and media figures say Snowden should “man up,” come home and argue to a court that he did nothing wrong, they are deceiving the public, since they have made certain that whistleblowers charged with “espionage” are legally barred from even raising that defense.


Edward Snowden's lawyers 'working' to bring NSA whistleblower back to US | US news | The Guardian

Edward Snowden’s lawyers ‘working’ to bring NSA whistleblower back to US | US news | The Guardian.

Edward Snowden in Citizenfour. Edward Snowden in the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour. Photograph: PR

 

 

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, said on Tuesday that new legal efforts were under way to arrange a return for Snowden to the United States, although such efforts could not be independently confirmed.

 

“I won’t keep it secret that he … wants to return back home,” lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Reuters. “And we are doing everything possible now to solve this issue. There is a group of US lawyers, there is also a group of German lawyers and I’m dealing with it on the Russian side.”

A US legal adviser to Snowden, Ben Wizner, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, declined on Wednesday to comment on Kucherena’s statement.


Rusia y Occidente aceleran su ciberguerra | SurySur

Rusia y Occidente aceleran su ciberguerra | SurySur.

 

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Según un comandante de EE.UU., la anexión de Crimea por parte de Rusia y el posterior conflicto que estalló en Ucrania demostraron que Rusia supo integrar en su operativo militar una estrategia ciberofensiva que resultó muy eficaz.

La confrontación en curso entre Rusia y Occidente reactivó una disciplina cuyo imaginario ha sido alimentado por la informática, el cine, la literatura, los rumores y un puñado de hechos constatados: la ciberguerra. El desplazamiento de un conflicto desde un territorio al ciberespacio lleva años generando especulaciones y, en algunos casos, enfrentamientos reales como el ciberataque masivo de que fue objeto Estonia en 2007, el ataque contra los sistemas de misiles aire-tierra de Siria en el mismo año, los operativos en Georgia, el permanente hostigamiento digital que protagonizan China y Estados Unidos, o la operación (2010) contra el programa nuclear iraní urdida por Estados Unidos e Israel mediante el virus Stuxnet. Este dispositivo es el descendiente del programa Olympic Games desarrollado por la NSA norteamericana y la unidad 8200 de Israel. La crisis que se desató con Rusia aceleró el recurso a la ciberguerra. Durante la última cumbre –4 y 5 de septiembre– celebrada en plena crisis con Moscú, la OTAN actualizó sus estándares de defensa de Europa por medio de un programa llamado política de ciberdefensa reforzada. Según el comandante norteamericano de las fuerzas aliadas en Europa, la anexión de Crimea por parte de Rusia y el posterior conflicto que estalló en Ucrania demostraron que Rusia supo integrar en su operativo militar una estrategia ciberofensiva que resultó muy eficaz. Moscú habría conseguido interrumpir todas las comunicaciones electrónicas entre las tropas ucranianas estacionadas en la península y los centros de comando repetidos en el resto de Ucrania. Este es el argumento de Occidente para desarrollar en el ciberespacio un frente de conflicto.

El documento elaborado por la OTAN sobre la ciberguerra es de hecho una postura amenazante. La Alianza Atlántica extendió al ciberespacio todas las garantías del Tratado. Ello quiere decir que cualquier ataque contra las redes informáticas de un país miembro será considerado como un ataque contra todos, o sea, equivalente a una agresión clásica. Occidente crea con este texto un ciberespacio “indivisible”. La consecuencia es evidente: si un Estado exterior a la Alianza Atlántica aparece como responsable de un ciberataque será objeto de represalias que pueden incluir incluso los medios clásicos. Con su recurrente cinismo hambriento de confrontaciones, la Alianza Atlántica hace el papel de futura víctima como si la OTAN o sus miembros más poderosos, Estados Unidos por ejemplo, nunca hubiesen lanzado ciberataques contra alguno de sus adversarios, o espiado la intimidad de cada ser humano del planeta mediante el dispositivo Prism montado por la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad, la NSA, con la servil colaboración de empresas privadas –Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, etc.–. Sorin Ducaru, adjunto al secretario general de la OTAN y encargado de los “desafíos emergentes” aclaró que el organismo se limitará a defenderse. Según Ducaru, está “excluido lanzar operaciones ciberofensivas. Estás son del dominio de cada país miembro”.


Russia hits out at 'kidnapping' of MP's son by US secret service | World news | The Guardian

Russia hits out at ‘kidnapping’ of MP’s son by US secret service | World news | The Guardian.

Roman Seleznev, son of politician known for anti-American outbursts, arrested in Maldives on suspicion of hacking activities
Valery Seleznev,

The US secret service has arrested Roman Seleznev, son of Valery Seleznev (above), on suspicion of hacking. Photograph: Stanislav Krasilnikov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian authorities have reacted with anger over the “kidnapping” of the son of a Russian MP, apparently detained by US agents in the Maldives, on suspicion of hacking computer systems in order to steal the credit card details of thousands of Americans.

The US department of homeland security announced on Monday that the secret service had arrested Roman Seleznev on suspicion of hacking activities carried out between 2009 and 2011. He is the son of Valery Seleznev, an MP from the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic arty, whose leader has frequently made anti-American outbursts.

Russia‘s foreign ministry said that Seleznev was seized by US officials as he attempted to board a plane in the Maldives, and was instead forcefully transferred to another plane, from where he was flown to the US Pacific island of Guam.


Cae una red de fraude cibernético infiltrada en ordenadores de 12 países | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Cae una red de fraude cibernético infiltrada en ordenadores de 12 países | Internacional | EL PAÍS.


El departamento de Justicia de EE UU anunció este lunes la operación. / REUTERS

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Una investigación internacional liderada por el FBI ha permitido desmantelar una red de fraude cibernético en 12 países que había robado más de 100 millones de dólares. Las autoridades estadounidenses anunciaron este lunes que se trata del “más sofisticado¨ sistema de infiltración remota de piratas informáticos que el FBI ha desarticulado e identificaron a un ciudadano ruso como el líder de la trama.

Tras esta operación, Evgeniy Bogachev, de 30 años, fue incorporado a la lista del FBI de cibercriminales más buscados. Dado que Rusia no extradita a otros países a sus ciudadanos acusados, es posible que Bogachev nunca llegue a ser detenido. Y con la tensión actual entre Washington y Moscú, a raíz de la crisis ucrania, parece muy improbable cualquier gesto conciliador de Rusia. Consciente de estas limitaciones, el anuncio de su identidad responde a la nueva estrategia de Washington de revelar abiertamente a sus piratas informáticos más buscados, como ya hizo hace dos semanas al acusar a cinco militares chinos de ciberespionaje industrial.

La red conocida como Gameover Zeus logró infectar a entre medio millón y un millón de ordenadores en distintas partes del mundo mediante dos programas con los que robaban credenciales bancarias para posteriormente “vaciar las cuentas” de sus usuarios, y después chantajear a sus propietarios para que pagaran una fianza a cambio de devolverles los datos sustraídos.

El sistema era de tal sofisticación que permitía a los hackers “infiltrarse, espiar e incluso controlar” los ordenadores infectados “desde cualquier lugar”, según la investigación del FBI. “Implementaron el tipo de cibercrímenes que no te creerías si los vieras en una película de ciencia ficción”, dijo el vicefiscal general, Leslie Caldwell, en una rueda de prensa en la sede del departamento de Justicia en Washington.


Putin calls internet a 'CIA project' renewing fears of web breakup | World news | theguardian.com

Putin calls internet a ‘CIA project’ renewing fears of web breakup | World news | theguardian.com.

Russian president’s remark fans idea that has gained ground in Germany, Brazil and elsewhere after Edward Snowden’s revelations

 

 

Vladimir Putin at media forum in St Petersburg

Vladimir Putin at media forum in St Petersburg. The Russian president has long hinted that he wants a Russian-run alternative to the internet. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentiev/Ria Novosti/EPA

 

Vladimir Putin gave his clearest signal yet that he aims to break up the global nature of the internet when he branded the network a “CIA project” on Thursday.

The Russian president told a media conference in St Petersburg that America’s overseas espionage agency had originally set up the internet and was continuing to develop it.

Putin has long hinted that he wants a Russian-run alternative. The idea of breaking up the internet has gained ground in Germany, Brazil and elsewhere round the world in the light of the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the extent to which the US National Security Agency has infiltrated Facebook, Skype and other social media.


House intelligence chair says Edward Snowden backs Russian expansionism | World news | theguardian.com

House intelligence chair says Edward Snowden backs Russian expansionism | World news | theguardian.com.

• Mike Rogers stands by claim that Snowden had Russian help
• Chinese telecoms giant Huawei condemns ‘NSA infiltration’

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A rack server is seen at the Huawei stand at the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany. Photograph: Nigel Treblin/Getty Images

The chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, Mike Rogers, on Sunday stood by his claim that the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who last year provided thousands of secret documents to media outlets including the Guardian,had been helped by Russia.

On Saturday, in the latest disclosure from such documents, the New York Times and the German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the NSA had obtained sensitive data form the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Asked on NBC’s Meet the Press if he had been irresponsible in making such a charge without evidence, Rogers said: “First of all, I see all the evidence and intelligence, from everything in the activities leading up to this event to very suspicious activity during the event. When you talk to the folks leading the investigation they cannot rule it out.

“No counter-terrorism official in the United States does not believe that Mr Snowden … is not under the influence of Russian intelligence services. We believe he is, I certainly believe he is today.

“For the investigators, they need to figure out when did that influence start. Was he interested in co-operating earlier than what the timeline would suggest?”

Rogers also sought to link Snowden’s actions to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and concerns over the massing of Russian troops on Ukraine’s eastern border.

He said: “He [Snowden] is under the influence of Russian intelligence officials today [and] he is actually supporting, in an odd way, the brazen brutality and expansionism of Russia. He needs to understand that and I think Americans need to understand that in its proper context.”

Elsewhere on Sunday, Huawei defended its independence and said it would condemn any infiltration of its servers, if reports of such activities by the NSA were true.

“If the actions in the report are true, Huawei condemns such activities that invaded and infiltrated into our internal corporate network and monitored our communications,” Huawei’s global cyber security officer, John Suffolk, told Reuters.

Defending Huawei’s independence and security record and saying it was very successful in 145 countries, Suffolk added: “Corporate networks are under constant probe and attack from different sources – such is the status quo in today’s digital age.”

In October 2012, Rogers presided over the release of a Houseintelligence committee report which said US firms should avoid doing business with Huawei and another Chinese telecoms company, ZTE, because they posed a national security threat.

At the time, he said in comments broadcast by CBS: “Find another vendor [than Huawei] if you care about your intellectual property; if you care about your consumers’ privacy and you care about the national security of the United States of America.”

The New York Times said one goal of the NSA operation against Huawei, code-named “Shotgiant”, was to uncover any connections between the company and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. But it also sought to exploit Huawei’s technology and conduct surveillance through computer and telephone networks Huawei sold to other countries.

If ordered by the US president, the NSA also planned to unleash offensive cyber operations, the newspaper said.

The paper said the NSA gained access to servers in Huawei’s sealed headquarters in Shenzhen and got information about the workings of the giant routers and complex digital switches the company says connect a third of the world’s people.


EE UU acusa a Rusia de filtrar una conversación entre dos diplomáticos | Internacional | EL PAÍS

EE UU acusa a Rusia de filtrar una conversación entre dos diplomáticos | Internacional | EL PAÍS.

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Una conversación telefónica sobre Ucrania entre diplomáticos estadounidenses filtrada y publicada en YouTube este jueves ha elevado aún más la tensión en la crisis sobre el futuro del país. En la grabación, Victoria Nuland, secretaria de Estado adjunta para asuntos europeos de EEUU y Geoffrey Pyatt, embajador estadounidense en Kiev, mantienen un esclarecedora conversación en la que se debate la capacidad de algunos líderes de la oposición para participar en un futuro gobierno ucranio; se discute de cómo facilitar que la protesta contra el actual Gobierno cuaje; y se hace una referencia displicente a la Unión Europea.

La Casa Blanca responsabilizó al gobierno ruso de estar detrás de la filtración. Victoria Nuland, secretaria de Estado adjunta para asuntos europeos, se ha disculpado por sus declaraciones, según informó el Departamento de Estado. El Gobierno ruso sostuvo que la conversación demuestra que Washington maniobra para que tome cuerpo un golpe contra el gobierno ucraniano.

La grabación, publicada en YouTube, contiene un diálogo de poco más de cuatro minutos entre Nuland y Pyatt.


Edward Snowden: I brought no leaked NSA documents to Russia | World news | theguardian.com

Edward Snowden: I brought no leaked NSA documents to Russia | World news | theguardian.com.

US whistleblower says he handed over all digital material to journalists he worked with in Hong Kong

 

 

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden says there is no chance of leaked NSA documents falling into the hands of Russian or Chinese officials. Photograph: AP

 

Edward Snowden, the source of US National Security Agency leaks, has said he left all the leaked documents behind when he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow and there is no chance of them falling into the hands of Russian or Chinese authorities.

In an interview with the New York Times, Snowden said he had decided to hand over all digital material to the journalists he had met in Hong Kong because it would not have been in the public interest for him to hold on to copies. “What would be the unique value of personally carrying another copy of materials onward?”


Snowden asegura que no se llevó documentos de la NSA a Rusia | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Snowden asegura que no se llevó documentos de la NSA a Rusia | Internacional | EL PAÍS.

 

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Edward J. Snowden, el exanalista de la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional (NSA, en sus siglas en inglés), ha afirmado en una extensa entrevista este mes que no se llevó consigo ningún documento secreto de la NSA a Rusia cuando huyó allí en junio, y ha asegurado que los mandos de la inteligencia rusa no podrían acceder a ellos.

Snowden ha explicado que había entregado todos los documentos secretos que había obtenido a los periodistas con los que se reunió en Hong Kong antes de coger el avión a Moscú y que no se guardó ninguna copia. No se llevó los archivos a Rusia “porque no serían útiles para el interés público”, decía.

“¿Qué interés especial podría tener yo en llevar personalmente otra copia de los materiales a partir de ese momento?”, ha añadido.

También ha afirmado que pudo proteger los documentos de los espías chinos porque conocía la capacidad de los servicios secretos de ese país ya que cuando era analista de la NSA había seguido las operaciones chinas y había impartido un curso sobre contrainteligencia cibernética china.

“No existe ninguna posibilidad de que los rusos o los chinos hayan recibido algún documento”, subrayó.


Edward Snowden reaparece entre sombras | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Edward Snowden reaparece entre sombras | Internacional | EL PAÍS.

El informático que desveló el espionaje masivo de EE UU logra vivir de incógnito en Rusia mientras aprende el idioma, cambia de imagen y busca trabajo

 

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Hace ya más de dos meses que Edward Snowden, el exinformático de la CIA que reveló los secretos del espionaje masivo de Estados Unidos, abandonó la zona de tránsito internacional del aeropuerto de Sheremétievo donde se vio bloqueado durante 39 días, y pudo entrar en Moscú. En este tiempo, solo se han visto en la prensa dos fotos de él —la última, ayer, de su reunión con otros filtradores de EE UU que le homenajearon— pero con ellas parece demostrarse que Snowden comienza a sentirse cada vez más cómodo en Rusia. Sin embargo, aún quedan muchas preguntas sobre su vida cotidiana sin contestar y ni siquiera se sabe con certeza si vive en Moscú, en los alrededores de la capital o en otra ciudad cercana.


Edward Snowden 'living incognito in Russia' | World news | The Guardian

Edward Snowden ‘living incognito in Russia’ | World news | The Guardian.

Whistleblower’s lawyer says he has security protection but can travel freely and plays down prospect of US bid to capture him

 

 

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Edward Snowden’s lawyer says he had received many offers of help, including from a 50-year-old woman to adopt him. Photograph: The Guardian/AFP/Getty Images

 

Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia, but is able to travel around the country freely without being recognised, according to the Russian lawyer of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor.

“We believe the danger remains quite high and, as I see it, it is impossible at the moment to reveal where he’s living or to talk openly about it,” said Anatoly Kucherena in an interview with the Kremlin-funded television channel Russia Today, excerpts of which were released on Tuesdayyesterday.

Kucherena said Snowden had security protection, but was evasive about whether this was provided by the Russian state, noting that there were many private security firms in Russia.


Diputados brasileños negocian viaje para reunirse con Snowden y verificar espionaje de EEUU a Brasil – BioBioChile

Diputados brasileños negocian viaje para reunirse con Snowden y verificar espionaje de EEUU a Brasil – BioBioChile.

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Legisladores brasileños negocian un viaje a Rusia para reunirse con el exconsultor de inteligencia estadounidense Edward Snowden, a quien se atribuye la divulgación de documentos que comprobarían que Estados Unidos espió a Brasil, según la comisión de Relaciones Exteriores y Defensa.

Los miembros de esa comisión se reunirán el martes con el embajador de Rusia en Brasil, Sergey Pogóssovith Akopov, para acordar las condiciones en que una misión parlamentaria brasileña pueda reunirse con Snowden, asilado en Moscú y requerido por la justicia de Estados Unidos, informó la comisión en un comunicado.

“Nuestra obligación es saber las reales dimensiones de esos programas” de espionaje de Estados Unidos, dijo el presidente de la comisión, Nelson Pellegrino.


Cuba se negó a recibir vuelo con Snowden por presiones de EEUU, según prensa rusa – BioBioChile

Cuba se negó a recibir vuelo con Snowden por presiones de EEUU, según prensa rusa – BioBioChile.

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Edward Snowden, actualmente refugiado en Rusia, viajó de Hong Kong a Moscú con la idea de trasladarse a un país de América Latina vía Cuba, que se negó a recibirlo, afirma el lunes el diario ruso Kommersant, que vincula la negativa a presiones de Estados Unidos.

Según Kommersant, que cita “fuentes informadas”, el ex consultor de los servicios de inteligencia de Estados Unidos nunca llegó a abordar un vuelo con destino a Cuba porque las autoridades cubanas hicieron saber a Moscú que el vuelo de Aeroflot no sería autorizado a aterrizar si transportaba a Snowden.

Una fuente precisó que Washington había advertido a Cuba -al igual que a otros países-, acerca de las “consecuencias enojosas” que tendría ayudar a Snowden.


On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition

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The US frequently refuses extradition requests where, unlike with Snowden, it involves serious crimes and there is an extradition treaty

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.  Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

President Barack Obama today canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

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President Obama today canceled a long-scheduled summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in part because the US president is upset that Russia defied his personal directive to hand over Edward Snowdendespite the lack of an extradition treaty between the two nations. That means that US media outlets will spend the next 24 hours or so channeling the government’s views (excuse the redundancy) by denouncing the Russian evil of refusing extradition. When doing so, very few, if any, establishment media accounts will mention any of these cases:


Edward Snowden asylum: US 'disappointed' by Russian decision

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/01/edward-snowden-asylum-us-disappointed

White House says Moscow should hand back whistleblower and hints Barack Obama might boycott Vladimir Putin meeting

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Edward Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena shows a copy of a temporary document allowing the whistleblower to cross the border into Russia. Photograph: AP

The White House expressed anger and dismay on Thursday after Russia granted temporary asylum to the American whistleblower Edward Snowden and allowed him to leave the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for over a month.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the US was “extremely disappointed” by the decision, almost certainly taken personally by President Vladimir Putin. He said Moscow should hand Snowden back and hinted that Barack Obama might now boycott a bilateral meeting with Putin in September, due to be held when the US president travels to Russia for a G20 summit.


Snowden obtuvo asilo en Rusia luego de nuevas revelaciones sobre espionaje de la NSA

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Edward Snowden obtuvo un permiso de asilo temporal en Rusia, anuncio este 1 de agosto su abogado. Con base en los documentos suministrados por el ex analista de inteligencia, The Guardian reveló la víspera que Estados Unidos puede vigilar la actividad de cualquier Internauta.

El abogado ruso de Edward Snowden afirmó este jueves que el ex analista de seguridad, “el hombre más buscado del planeta, se halla en un “lugar seguro” que no será revelado. Snowden salió del aeropuerto de Moscú-Cheremetievo donde se hallaba desde el pasado 23 de junio luego de haber obtenido un asilo temporal de un año en Rusia.

The Guardian reveló la víspera la existencia de un sistema de vigilancia secreto conocido como XKeyscore que permite a los servicios de inteligencia de Estados Unidos supervisar “casi todo lo que un usuario típico hace en Internet”. El diario británico se basó en los documentos suministrados por Snowden para publicar esta información.


Rusia concede un año de asilo a Snowden

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El exanalista estadounidense de la CIA sale de la zona de tránsito del aeropuerto de Moscú, donde permanecía desde el 23 de junio, según ha informado su abogado

El abogado de Snowden, Anatoli Kucherena, muestra una foto del permiso temporal de asilo para el exanalista. / AP

El exanalista informático de la CIA, Edward Snowden, que denunció el espionaje electrónico masivo de Estados Unidos, entró por fin oficialmente en territorio ruso. Es decir, abandonó la zona de tránsito internacional donde se encontraba desde el 23 de junio pasado, cuando llegó en vuelo procedente de Hong Kong y con la intención de seguir viaje a La Habana, y en estos momentos se encuentra ya en la ciudad de Moscú.

Su paradero exacto es desconocido y no se hará público, dijo su abogado ruso, Anatoli Kucherena. “Es una de las personas más buscadas en el mundo”, explicó esta decisión Kucherena, quien agregó solamente que Snowden se encuentra en “un lugar seguro”.


Padre de Edward Snowden le aconseja quedarse en Rusia

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El padre de Edward Snowden aconsejó a su hijo que se quede en Rusia, el país al que el ex consultor de la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad de Estados Unidos (NSA), buscado por espionaje, ha pedido asilo provisional.

“Pienso que Rusia tiene la intención firme y la posibilidad de proteger a mi hijo. En su lugar, me quedaría en Rusia”, dijo Lon Snowden en una entrevista difundida por el canal de televisión ruso Rossia 24.


US will not seek death penalty for Edward Snowden, Holder tells Russia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/26/us-no-death-penalty-edward-snowden-russia

Reports this week claimed Snowden had applied for asylum in Russia because he feared torture if he was returned to US

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The US has been seeking Snowden’s extradition to face felony charges for leaking details of US surveillance programmes. Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/AP

The US has told the Russian government that it will not seek the death penalty for Edward Snowden should he be tried in the US, in an attempt to prevent Moscow from granting asylum to the former National Security Agency contractor.

In a letter sent this week, US attorney general Eric Holder told his Russian counterpart that the charges faced by Snowden do not carry the death penalty. Holder added that the US “would not seek the death penalty even if Mr Snowden were charged with additional, death penalty-eligible crimes”.

Holder said he had sent the letter, addressed to Alexander Vladimirovich, Russia‘s minister of justice, in response to reports that Snowden had applied for temporary asylum in Russia “on the grounds that if he were returned to the United States, he would be tortured and would face the death penalty”.

“These claims are entirely without merit,” Holder said. In addition to his assurance that Snowden would not face capital punishment, the attorney general wrote: “Torture is unlawful in the United States.”

In the letter, released by the US Department of Justice on Friday, Holder added: “We believe that these assurances eliminate these asserted grounds for Mr Snowden’s claim that he should be treated as a refugee or granted asylum, temporary or otherwise.”


Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/edward-snowden-accuses-us-illegal-campaign

Whistleblower uses first public appearance since surveillance leaks to defend decision and praise states that offered asylum

Link to video: Snowden announces he will seek asylum in Russia – audioThe American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of “historically disproportionate aggression” against him during an extraordinary meeting with human rights activists and Russian officials at the Moscow airport where he has been trapped since 23 June.In his first appearance since disclosing his identity in the Guardian last month, Snowden insisted he had no regrets and had made a “moral decision” to leak dozens of secret documents outlining US surveillanceprogrammes. He also announced that he would apply for political asylum from the Kremlin and appealed to those present for help in leaving the airport.


Snowden pedirá asilo en Moscú hasta poder ir a América Latina

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Edward Snowden, en su reunión con activistas en el aeropuerto moscovita. / REUTERS

Edward Snowden, el analista informático que desveló el espionaje masivo de Estados Unidos, va a solicitar asilo temporal a Rusia, según France Presse. El norteamericano desea permanecer en el país hasta poder viajar a América Latina, según ha explicado Tatiana Lókshina, vicedirectora de Human Right Watch, a Interfax. Edward Snowden se ha comprometido a no dañar los intereses de Estados Unidos, según el diputado ruso Viacheslav Níkonov. Este era el requisito que el presidente Vladímir Putin estableció para poder conceder el asilo y que un portavoz del Kremlin ha reafirmado hoy. “[Snowden] ha anunciado que conoce la condición y que le ha resultado fácil aceptarla. No tiene intención de causar daño a EEUU porque es un patriota de su propio país”, ha dicho Níkonov, que sin embargo no aclara si el asilo será temoporal o no.

Snowden ha sido trasladado en autobús de la terminal donde se encontraba y, con ayuda de su traductora, mantiene ahora mismo una reunión con 13 defensores de derechos humanos y conocidos abogados, a los que se había dirigido por carta.


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“Tiene la intención de expresar su postura sobre la campaña de persecución maníaca desatada en su contra por el gobierno de Estados Unidos, que pone en peligro a los pasajeros de los vuelos que se dirigen a una serie de países latinoamericanos”, sostuvo una fuente del aeropuerto moscovita de Sheremétievo.

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El ex técnico de la CIA Edward Snowden, que desde el 23 de junio pasado está en la zona de tránsito del aeropuerto moscovita de Sheremétievo, pidió reunirse este viernes con activistas rusos e internacionales pro derechos humanos, según una fuente de esta terminal aérea citada por la agencia Interfax.

Snowden “tiene la intención de expresar su postura sobre la campaña de persecución maníaca desatada en su contra por el gobierno de Estados Unidos, que pone en peligro a los pasajeros de los vuelos que se dirigen a una serie de países latinoamericanos”, agregó la fuente.


Snowden escapes Hong Kong ahead of US dragnet

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/24/snow-j24.html

NSA whistleblower targeted by Obama

By Patrick Martin
24 June 2013

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow Sunday, eluding an extradition demand issued by the Obama administration to the government of Hong Kong. Snowden was a passenger on board Aeroflot flight SU213, leaving just before noon and arriving in Moscow about 5 p.m. local time.


El ‘rebelde’ Snowden puede ser parte de un juego político

http://www.argenpress.info/2013/06/el-rebelde-snowden-puede-ser-parte-de.html

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Continúa el escándalo en torno al espionaje: Edward Snowden, que antes trabajaba para la CIA y reveló los programas de vigilancia policial secreta de la agencia de Seguridad Nacional, ha denunciado que los servicios secretos de Reino Unido -en estrecha colaboración con sus colegas estadounidenses- espiaron a los presidentes y jefes de Gobierno que asistieron a la cumbre del G-20 en 2009, en particular, interceptaron las conversaciones telefónicas del entonces presidente de Rusia, Dmitri Medvédev. Las nuevas filtraciones, sin embargo, no ayudan a comprender qué es lo que sucedió realmente.