The rise of the internet may have created our current predicament, but the people who populate the internet can help us get out of it. Next time you go back and forth with someone over a controversial issue online, stick to facts with good sources, and engage in open dialogue. Most importantly, be nice. You may end up being a small part of the process whereby information chaos becomes knowledge.
The campaign, which the reports call Nile Phish, coincides with an unprecedented crackdown on civil society in Egypt over the past few years, with non-governmental organizations and their staff being subjected to interrogations, arrests, travel bans, asset freezes, forced closures and a long-running trial over accusations of receiving foreign funding to destabilize the country.
En esencia, incorporar el mal llamado “derecho al olvido” en la Constitución de la Ciudad de México, lejos de un avance en el ejercicio de derechos, es una amenaza grave al ejercicio de los mismos. Frente a derechos tan fundamentales como el derecho a la verdad, el acceso a la información, el debido proceso, la libertad de expresión y en un marco democrático marcado por la deliberación pública, conceptos fraudulentos como “el derecho al olvido” suponen una regresión.
Una seria advertencia hicieron algunos miembros del Consejo Ciudadano de Observadores (CCO) respecto a que sólo actas de 1.300 cabildos de los más de 13.000 que están inscritos serán validadas e incluidas en el texto final del gobierno, debido a que la página web ha presentado deficiencias como el no contar con un sistema de autoguardado y problemas de conexión.
Over 81,000 reports have been made to I Paid a Bribe, a special website for whistleblowers in India. Not in My Country guides students in Uganda and Kenya through the complaint process for reporting lecturers for corruption, and €5m of corruption involving Greek civil servants has been uncovered through the website EdosaFakelaki.
a masterclass on faking cancer in the modern age. She fooled Apple, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Penguin. She fooled the hundreds of thousands who bought her app, read her blog and believed that her story could be their story.ow would you fake cancer? Shave your head? Pluck your eyebrows? Install a chemo port into your neck? These days you don’t need to. Belle Gibson’s story is
Diagnosed with a brain tumour aged 20, Gibson had four months to live. She blogged her journey of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, treatments she shunned after eight weeks. Instead, she cut gluten and dairy and turned to oxygen therapy, craniosacral treatments and colonic irrigation. Against all odds, she made it. Her followers were inspired. If Belle could make it, maybe they could too.
Gibson launched The Whole Pantry app in 2013, filled with healthy living tips and recipes. She promised a third of proceeds from the 300,000 downloads ($3.79 per download) to charity. Elle named her “The Most Inspiring Woman You’ve Met This Year”, Cosmopolitan awarded her a “Fun, Fearless Female award” and Penguin published her cookbook. Apple pre-installed her app on Apple Watch and flew her to its Silicon Valley launch.
Then cancer re-emerged, and Gibson announced on Instagram: “It hurts me to find space tonight to let you all know with love and strength that I’ve been diagnosed with a third and forth [sic] cancer. One is secondary and the other is primary. I have cancer in my blood, spleen, brain, uterus, and liver. I am hurting.”
Government agencies and companies across the world hold large amounts of data on each and every one of us. From profiles of your favourite movies to where you ate out last night, this vast mountain of data is a representation of you that you can do little about.
But is that strictly true? Can you find out what GCHQ, Facebook or Google hold on you? And can you get it removed?
Researchers say all signs point to the Chinese government
A fake smartphone app is being used to remotely monitor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, according to a report from the New York Times. Researchers from Lacoon Mobile Security say the phishing scam is spreading across the messaging application WhatsApp, through texts that read: “Check out this Android app designed by Code4HK for the coordination of OCCUPY CENTRAL!”, along with a link to download software. Lacoon says the software, once downloaded, can access a user’s personal data, including phone calls, text messages, and the physical location of their smartphone. Code4HK — a developer community that has helped to spread information about the protests — tells the Times it had nothing to do with the texts.
The origin of the scam remains unknown, but Lacoon CEO Michael Shaulov says the Chinese government is likely behind it, given the location of the servers and the sophistication of the operation. The company traced it to a computer that they say is similar to those that the Chinese government allegedly used to launch cyberattacks against US targets last year. The spread of the app remains equally unclear, though Shaulov says it was downloaded by one out of every ten phones that received the fake message. It has affected both Android and iOS users alike, although many in the security world have noted that only jailbroken iOS phones are vulnerable.
En juego estaban los miles de millones de pesos que el Estado gasta por año en licencias de softwares. Un reportaje de la Revista Sábado de El Mercurio revela cómo cinco parlamentarios de la Nueva Mayoría cambiaron de opinión en menos de 24 horas y el rol que jugaron los diputados Daniel Farcas y Jorge Insunza. El impacto se sintió en el protocolo de Reforma Tributaria que este martes se vota en la Sala del Senado.
Un extenso reportaje de la Revista Sábado, acompañado de una entrevista al diputado Vlado Mirosevic, revela el lobby de Microsoft para mantener control del mercado de software en el aparato del Estado.
En juego estaban 36 mil millones de pesos que el Estado gasta por año en licencias de softwares. La cifra no incluye las consultorías asociadas a las ventas. El reportaje muestra cómo cinco parlamentarios de la Nueva Mayoría cambiaron de opinión en menos de 24 horas y el rol clave que jugaron los diputados Daniel Farcas y Jorge Insunza. El impacto se sintió en el protocolo de Reforma Tributaria que este martes se vota en la Sala del Senado.