Cinco universidades serán pilar del primer centro nacional en sistemas de información en salud – El Mostrador

“Somos una especie de broker tecnológico. Nuestro centro apoyará y certificará a quienes hayan desarrollado productos innovadores, que puedan ser validados en escenarios clínicos reales y cumpliendo estándares consensuados”, señala Capurro.

Fuente: Cinco universidades serán pilar del primer centro nacional en sistemas de información en salud – El Mostrador


Privacy Scandal Haunts Pokemon Go’s CEO

The suddenly vast scale of Pokemon Go adoption is matched by the game’s aggressive use of personal information. Unlike, say, Twitter, Facebook, or Netflix, the app requires uninterrupted use of your location and camera — a “trove of sensitive user data,” as one privacy watchdog put it in a concerned letter to federal regulators.All the more alarming, then, that Pokemon Go is run by a man whose team literally drove one of the greatest privacy debacles of the internet era, in which Google vehicles, in the course of photographing neighborhoods for the Street View feature of the company’s online maps, secretly copied digital traffic from home networks, scooping up passwords, email messages, medical records, financial information, and audio and video files.

Fuente: Privacy Scandal Haunts Pokemon Go’s CEO


The Princeton Web Census: a 1-million-site measurement and analysis of web privacy

Today I’m pleased to release initial analysis results from our monthly, 1-million-site measurement. This is the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking to date, including measurements for stateful (cookie-based) and stateless (fingerprinting-based) tracking, the effect of browser privacy tools, and “cookie syncing”. These results represent a snapshot of web tracking, but the analysis is part of an effort to collect data on a monthly basis and analyze the evolution of web tracking and privacy over time.

Fuente: The Princeton Web Census: a 1-million-site measurement and analysis of web privacy


Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted | News | Lifestyle | The Independent

The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those recordings presumably lets Google improve its language recognition tools as well as the results that it gives to people.Read moreFacebook to introduce encryption but ensure it can still read messagesBut it also comes with an easy way of listening to and deleting all of the information that it collects.

Fuente: Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted | News | Lifestyle | The Independent


¿Reemplazar Gmail y Dropbox por una alternativa segura? Nadim Kobeissi (@kaepora) muestra que es posible | Manzana Mecánica

¿Reemplazar Gmail y Dropbox por una alternativa segura? Nadim Kobeissi (@kaepora) muestra que es posible | Manzana Mecánica.

Peerio es un innovador sistema de mensajería y almacenamiento con énfasis en ser fácil de usar, permitir comunicaciones seguras y la posibilidad de compartir grandes archivos. Utiliza encriptación punto-a-punto, lo que significa que la gente que opera Peerio intencionalmente excluye la posibilidad de tener acceso a tus mensajes o tus archivos.

Para registrarse en Peerio, hay que descargar alguno de los programas disponibles: hay versiones para Google Chrome (multi-platforma), Windows y Mac, y versiones para Android e iOS están en desarrollo. Es necesario descargar el programa porque la encriptación ocurre localmente, algo que no es posible hacer de forma completamente segura cuando uno utiliza un sitio web, a menos que uno confíe ciegamente en los desarrolladores de tal sitio (que en general no es buena idea).


Una aplicación gratuita con información del transporte público en tiempo real – El Mostrador

Una aplicación gratuita con información del transporte público en tiempo real – El Mostrador.

Moovit permite consultar mapas de las paradas, estaciones y horarios en tiempo real para lograr un completo planificador de trayectos, con toda la información necesaria para utilizar el sistema integrado (Metro y Transantiago).

moovit

Moovit se llama la aplicación usada en distintas ciudades del mundo y que recientemente llegó a Chile para mejorar la experiencia de las personas a la hora de utilizar el transporte público de Santiago.

En el país ya suman 500 mil los usuarios que la han descargado de manera gratuita.

Sus impulsores aseguran que permite consultar mapas de las paradas, estaciones y horarios en tiempo real para lograr un completo planificador de trayectos, con toda la información necesaria para utilizar el sistema integrado (Metro y Transantiago).

Tal como sucede con otras aplicaciones colaborativas –como Waze–, son los pasajeros quienes aportan información en tiempo real y gracias a ello, esta plataforma no sólo muestra la mejor ruta en cada momento y reduce las molestias e incertidumbre respecto de la información del transporte público.


The iParadox: how our smartphones are blocking our path to wisdom | Arianna Huffington | Media Network | Guardian Professional

The iParadox: how our smartphones are blocking our path to wisdom | Arianna Huffington | Media Network | Guardian Professional.

Our generation is one addicted to technology, bloated with information and starved of wisdom, writes Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington

Big data and our growing reliance on technology are conspiring to create a noisy traffic jam between us and our place of insight and peace. Photograph: Sebasti O Moreira/EPA

What leading executives need more than anything today is wisdom. And one of the things that makes it harder and harder to connect with our wisdom is our increasing dependence on technology. Our hyper-connectedness is the snake lurking in our digital Garden of Eden.

“People have a pathological relationship with their devices,” said Kelly McGonigal, a psychologist who studies the science of self-control at Stanford’s School of Medicine. “People feel not just addicted, but trapped.” We are finding it harder and harder to unplug and renew ourselves.

Professor Mark Williams summed up the damage we’re doing to ourselves: “What we know from the neuroscience – from looking at the brain scans of people that are always rushing around, who never taste their food, who are always going from one task to another without actually realising what they’re doing – is that the emotional part of the brain that drives people is on high alert all the time…

“So, when people think: ‘I’m rushing around to get things done,’ it’s almost like, biologically, they’re rushing around just as if they were escaping from a predator. That’s the part of the brain that’s active. But nobody can run fast enough to escape their own worries.”

Mindfulness, on the other hand, “cultivates our ability to do things knowing that we’re doing them”. In other words, we become aware that we’re aware. It’s an incredibly important tool – and one that we can’t farm out to technology.