Anti-Cuban Campaign Fails: Twitter Acknowledges That it Blocked Cuba – español
Rosa Miriam Elizalde, Cubadebate
In a brief message posted at the Havana Note blog, Twitter has acknowledged that it was the blocker of messages sent from cellphones in Cuba to Twitter and that it was not the Cuban government, as suggested by a malicious campaign against Cuba distributed on the Internet. “We have disabled “long” coding for sending tweets via SMS,” said the Twitter message, cryptically alluding to a purely technical problem on the social network and promising to correct the issue.
The communiqué was released a day after the EFE News Agency as well as many press outlets worldwide repeated the statements accusing Cuba of censoring the social network, without bothering to cross-check sources. Continue reading
Rosa Miriam Elizalde has finally pointed out what never occurs to Time magazine or Grupo Prisa. Or maybe it has occurred to them – they just can’t bring themselves to admit it. That blog by the blocked Cuban blogger/whiner ain’t no ordinary blog. Lots o’ cash behind it.
There are other translations of this floating around on the Internet. Just not as good.
Cyber-command and Cyber-dissidents, More of the Same
Rosa Miriam Elizalde
English Translation: Machetera
Havana – The news has gone around the world. The Obama administration is putting the final touches on a new cyberspace army. First the Wall Street Journal and then the New York Times reported that the objective of this cyber-command is to guarantee the security of U.S. military computer networks threatened by the intrusion of hackers, particularly those linked to countries such as China and Russia.
Victims are being offered a single pill in which to swallow the fantasy of an external enemy and the details of the homicidal weapon used to kill it (a cyber-command that will keep watch over the planet and eventually enter into action). As Tom Burghardt, of Global Research  put it, the United States is using the subterfuge of cyber-security as a pretext for cyber-war, a project forged by the North American hawks before September 11, 2001 and one that began to come together in 2003, when a secret document  signed by Donald Rumsfeld, the ex-Secretary of Defense, was leaked, in which the order was given to create this special Command. Continue reading