Facebook flooded with ‘sextortion’ and revenge porn, files reveal | News | The Guardian

Documents seen by the Guardian, which form part of the Facebook Files, show for the first time the detailed rules applied by the company to police sexual content published on the site – as well as the scale of the challenge faced by moderators tasked with keeping Facebook clean.

Fuente: Facebook flooded with ‘sextortion’ and revenge porn, files reveal | News | The Guardian


La comisión de control pide a los medios no informar de documentos de Macron – El Mostrador

La Comisión Nacional de Control de la Campaña Presidencial (CNCCEP) en Francia pidió hoy a los medios de comunicación no informar sobre los documentos internos difundidos en redes sociales tras el “pirateo masivo” contra el equipo del candidato socioliberal Emmanuel Macron.

Fuente: La comisión de control pide a los medios no informar de documentos de Macron – El Mostrador


Trump’s CIA Director Pompeo, Targeting WikiLeaks, Explicitly Threatens Speech and Press Freedoms

“To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.” At no point did Pompeo specify what steps the CIA intended to take to ensure that the “space” to publish secrets “ends now.”

Fuente: Trump’s CIA Director Pompeo, Targeting WikiLeaks, Explicitly Threatens Speech and Press Freedoms


The Snowden documentary shows that only government transparency can stop leaks | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The Snowden documentary shows that only government transparency can stop leaks | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Edward Snowden’s leaks are not isolated incidents – or, at least they won’t be when we look back on this era 10 years from now

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Edward Snowden won’t be the last whistleblower. Photograph: Photo courtesy of The Guardian/EPA

Transparency is coming, whether the government likes it or not. The only question is whether they decide to bring it to the public before whistleblowers do it for them.

That’s the underlying message of Laura Poitras’ mesmerizing new documentary, Citizenfour about Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency that debuted at the New York Film Festival on Friday night.

Others have hinted in the past that the government better act fast to stem the tide of unnecessary secrecy or have a revolt on its hands. Shortly after the first Snowden leaks (which are chronicled in real-time in the film), journalist Glenn Greenwald told Newsweek:

“Government and businesses cannot function without enormous amounts of data, and many people have to have access to that data,” Greenwald says, adding that it only takes one person with access and an assaulted consciences to leak, no matter what controls are in place.

But during the enthralling second act of the film, where Poitras and Greenwald met a then-unknown Edward Snowden at his Hong Kong hotel, Snowden hints at how realistic that prediction would become.

As he talks to Poitras about the potential consequences of his actions on his own life, Snowden explains that he’s confident that the coming government pursuit of him will only encourage others. It’s like the internet principle of the Hydra, he says: “They can stomp me if they want to, but there will be seven more to take my place.”

In the dramatic conclusion of the film, Snowden learns on-camera Poitras and Greenwald now have a new source, who gave The Intercept information about the US government’s enormous “terrorism” watchlist. That watchlist, which contains 1.2 million names – most of which have no direct nexus to terrorism – is governed by Kafkaesque secrecy rules that were recently ruled unconstitutional (and which took another blow from a fed-up federal judge on Friday night).


WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations | World news | The Guardian

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations | World news | The Guardian.

Superinjunction reported to have been issued on 19 June to block reporting of claims involving international politicians
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In a statement published with the leak, Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, said the gagging order relates to a case that “concerns the subsidiaries of the Australian central bank”. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the region has been exposed by WikiLeaks.

The prohibition emerged from a criminal case in the Australian courts and applies throughout the country. It was issued by the criminal division of the supreme court of Victoria in Melbourne “to prevent damage to Australia’s international relations that may be caused by the publication of material that may damage the reputations of specified individuals who are not the subject of charges in these proceedings”.

The Australia-wide gagging order is a superinjunction, which means it also contains a clause insisting that the terms of the order itself should remain secret. It was issued on 19 June and states: “Subject to further order, there be no disclosure, by publication or otherwise, of any information (whether in electronic or paper form) derived from or prepared for the purposes of these proceedings including the terms of these orders.”

In a statement published with the leak, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said the gagging order relates to a case that “concerns the subsidiaries of the Australian central bank”.

He said it was the first blanket suppression order of this nature in Australia since 1995. “With this order, the worst in living memory, the Australian government is not just gagging the Australian press, it is blindfolding the Australian public,” said Assange, who is himself Australian. “This is not simply a question of the Australian government failing to give this international corruption case the public scrutiny it is due. Foreign minister Julie Bishop must explain why she is threatening every Australian with imprisonment in an attempt to cover up an embarrassing corruption scandal involving the Australian government. The concept of ‘national security’ is not meant to serve as a blanket phrase to cover up serious corruption allegations involving government officials, in Australia or elsewhere. It is in the public interest for the press to be able to report on this case.”


Turquía planeaba un falso ataque en su territorio para justificar una intervención militar en Siria – Público.es

Turquía planeaba un falso ataque en su territorio para justificar una intervención militar en Siria – Público.es.

Filtran en YouTube una conversación entre, supuestamente, altos cargos del país. Erdogan responde y bloquea el acceso al portal de vídeos

AGENCIAS Ankara 27/03/2014 16:40 Actualizado: 27/03/2014 17:34

La campaña para las elecciones locales del domingo en Turquía se ha calentado este jueves con la filtración de una conversación en la que, supuestamente, se escucha a altos cargos políticos y militares turcos debatir un plan para fingir un ataque del régimen de Bachar al Asad contra suelo turco y justificar así una intervención militar en Siria.

En la charla, subida al canal de vídeo YouTube desde una cuenta anónima, participa, según el diario turco Hürriyet, el ministro turco de Exteriores, Ahmet Davutoglu, discute con el jefe de los servicios secretos, Hakan Fidan, y el “número dos” del Estado Mayor de las Fuerzas Armadas, Yasar Gürel, cómo escenificar un bombardeo a la tumba del sultán Solimán Sah, abuelo del fundador del Imperio Otomano, en una zona del norte de Siria controlada en buena parte por milicianos islamistas.

Aunque no está confirmada la autenticidad de la grabación, una de las muchas filtradas en las últimas semanas, el Gobierno del primer ministro, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ha reaccionado rápidamente y ha bloqueado el acceso a YouTube. Además, según el rotativo, el presidente turco, Abdullah Gül, ha convocado de urgencia a uno de los supuestos participantes en la charla, el subsecretario de Exteriores, Feridun Sinirlioglu.

Ese falso ataque justificaría una intervención militar turca en Siria con intención de beneficiar electoralmente al islamista AKP, el partido del Gobierno, en los comicios municipales. Ankara considera la tumba como un territorio soberano turco en virtud de un acuerdo firmado con Francia en 1921, cuando Siria estaba bajo mandato francés. Unas dos decenas de soldados de las fuerzas especiales turcas están custodiándola de forma permanente. Turquía amenazó hace dos semanas con replicar ante cualquier ataque contra el enclave, después de que se produjeran enfrentamientos entre milicianos del Estado Islámico de Irak y Siria (ISIS) y grupos rebeldes rivales en la zona, al este de Alepo y cerca de la frontera turca.

“Una operación contra el ISIS tiene legitimidad internacional. Lo definiremos como Al Qaeda. No hay dudas en el marco de Al Qaeda. Cuando se refiere a la tumba de Solimán Sah, se trata de la protección de suelo nacional”, afirma en la grabación una voz presentada como el subsecretario de Exteriores Feridun Sinirlioglu. Cuando la discusión pasa a la necesidad de justificar tal operación, la voz que presuntamente corresponde a Sinirlioglu afirma: “La justificación puede crearse. El asunto es crear la voluntad”.