29 de febrero de 2012

Te espían en tu móvil

Consecuencia no deseada (¿?) de Wikileaks, inmersa en liberar los Global Intelligence Files. Por cierto, una filtración de Anonymous.
Ha forzada al mismo Murdoch a seguir su línea de investigación, sin filtrarle nada.
The Sunday Times revela la instalación de aplicaciones en tu móvil para que ciertas compañías se puedan hacer con tu libreta de contactos, tus llamadas, tus SMS... y sacar fotos de dónde andas. Por si no os habíais leído lo que firmáis... Lo recoge el Bureau of Investigative Reporting del original de TST.
Ahí van algunos párrafos:
"If you are one of the 250,000 people who use the ‘My Fitness Pal’ diet tracker app on your Android smartphone, you might be surprised to learn that the company behind this app has access to your contact book, who you are calling and perhaps most alarmingly ‘may take photographs or videos at any time’.


"An investigation by The Sunday Times has revealed how even the most innocuous of smartphone apps could be being used to spy on users.The investigation, which explore the terms and conditions of 50 android phone apps, revealed a surprising range of mobile data that companies who operate certain apps have access to – including the ability to read text messages, view your internet browsing history and even intercept your calls
"Companies including Facebook, Flickr, Yahoo! Messenger and Badoo all obtain authorization to read user SMS texts following download of their company app and agreement to its permissions.
"Facebook told The Sunday Times that its app, downloaded by more than 100 million Android smartphone users worldwide, had been using the facility to read user text messages ‘as part of research into a potential new service’.

2 comentarios:

VSB dijo...

Vía el Gran Moriche las conexiones entre Assange y Annonymous... cypherpunks.

* http://news.salon.com/2012/02/27/wikileaks_new_phase_begins/

- El secreto de su cifrado:

As a cypherpunk, Assange wrote a deniable encryption file system that’s indicative of his mind-set. It’s named Marutukku after an Akkadian protective spirit. Imagine a “Rubberhose squad”: accusers wielding rubber hoses demand a defendant hand over his incriminating files. In his password-protected files, the defendant is hiding incriminating information along with unimportant data. If he’s using Marutukku, he can’t prove he’s surrendered all his passwords. Therefore, Assange reasons, the defendant shouldn’t reveal any of them or, depending on the squad’s psychology, just a few of the unimportant ones. Surrendering anything incriminating would encourage the squad only to beat more passwords out of him, so he has no incentive to cooperate or to sell out confederates. Once the squad understands this, they can decide between giving up or beating him just to see him suffer.

Similar logic underpins WikiLeaks: If Robertson is right, Assange can’t prove who his sources are. If Assange winds up on the witness stand, the world likely will watch him deploy with steely calm algorithms he developed years in advance for an end game just like this.
- El secerto de la alianza WL y Anom.
WikiLeaks and Anonymous could prove to be powerful allies in their shared war against government and corporate corruption. WikiLeaks is desperately dependent on new leaks, and Anonymous is happy to oblige, with a new commitment to regularly scheduled hacks. A newly energized WikiLeaks is positioned to provide analytical resources to the leaks Anonymous uncovers so that they can be parsed in a thoughtful way for easy media consumption

* http://www.themonthly.com.au/julian-assange-cypherpunk-revolutionary-robert-manne-3081
Apabullante retrato de Assange como cypherpunk ilustrado

VSB dijo...

Vía el Gran Moriche las conexiones entre Assange y Annonymous... cypherpunks.

* http://news.salon.com/2012/02/27/wikileaks_new_phase_begins/

- El secreto de su cifrado:

As a cypherpunk, Assange wrote a deniable encryption file system that’s indicative of his mind-set. It’s named Marutukku after an Akkadian protective spirit. Imagine a “Rubberhose squad”: accusers wielding rubber hoses demand a defendant hand over his incriminating files. In his password-protected files, the defendant is hiding incriminating information along with unimportant data. If he’s using Marutukku, he can’t prove he’s surrendered all his passwords. Therefore, Assange reasons, the defendant shouldn’t reveal any of them or, depending on the squad’s psychology, just a few of the unimportant ones. Surrendering anything incriminating would encourage the squad only to beat more passwords out of him, so he has no incentive to cooperate or to sell out confederates. Once the squad understands this, they can decide between giving up or beating him just to see him suffer.

Similar logic underpins WikiLeaks: If Robertson is right, Assange can’t prove who his sources are. If Assange winds up on the witness stand, the world likely will watch him deploy with steely calm algorithms he developed years in advance for an end game just like this.
- El secerto de la alianza WL y Anom.
WikiLeaks and Anonymous could prove to be powerful allies in their shared war against government and corporate corruption. WikiLeaks is desperately dependent on new leaks, and Anonymous is happy to oblige, with a new commitment to regularly scheduled hacks. A newly energized WikiLeaks is positioned to provide analytical resources to the leaks Anonymous uncovers so that they can be parsed in a thoughtful way for easy media consumption

* http://www.themonthly.com.au/julian-assange-cypherpunk-revolutionary-robert-manne-3081
Apabullante retrato de Assange como cypherpunk ilustrado

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