Google corteja a China tras años de enfrentamiento a través del juego del go – El Mostrador

Google, el buscador más popular de internet y una de las mayores empresas del mundo, está bloqueado en China desde 2010, pero esta semana la compañía estadounidense ha intentado ganarse de nuevo a las autoridades del país con más internautas del mundo con algo tan sorprendente como un torneo de un juego mental.

Fuente: Google corteja a China tras años de enfrentamiento a través del juego del go – El Mostrador


El académico que cree que hay que terminar con el “monopolio de Google” (y hacerlo rápido) – El Mostrador

Las grandes empresas tecnológicas como Google, Facebook y Amazon actúan prácticamente como monopolios. Así lo considera el académico Jonathan Taplin, quien advierte de los riesgos de prolongar esta situación, también para la democracia. BBC Mundo habló con él.

Fuente: El académico que cree que hay que terminar con el “monopolio de Google” (y hacerlo rápido) – El Mostrador


Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technology | The Guardian

google and facebook Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack

Fuente: Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technology | The Guardian


Google forced to open up Android to rival search engines in Russia | Technology | The Guardian

Google has been forced to open up Android to rival search engines and applications in Russia, after settling a two-year battle with competition authorities for 439m roubles (£6.2m).

Fuente: Google forced to open up Android to rival search engines in Russia | Technology | The Guardian


Seis plataformas alternativas a YouTube con las que puedes hacer dinero monetizando videos – El Mostrador

La plataforma de Google cada vez pone más restricciones a sus usuarios y creadores de contenido que ganan dinero en la plataforma. Pero existen otros sitios en internet para compartir videos. En BBC Mundo te explicamos cómo funcionan algunos de ellos.

Fuente: Seis plataformas alternativas a YouTube con las que puedes hacer dinero monetizando videos – El Mostrador


Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube | Technology | The Guardian

Besides suspending their spending on YouTube, Walmart, Pepsi and several other companies have said they will stop buying ads that Google places on more than 2m other third-party websites.

Fuente: Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube | Technology | The Guardian


To censor or not to censor? YouTube’s double bind | Technology | The Guardian

Google’s video platform is being attacked by advertisers for not censoring enough and by creators for censoring too much. But don’t feel sorry for it just yet

Fuente: To censor or not to censor? YouTube’s double bind | Technology | The Guardian


French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube | Media | The Guardian

In a growing crisis for the tech giant, members of the Commons’ home affairs select committee wrote to Google to express disappointment that the government and major brands were still being placed alongside “inappropriate” content.

Fuente: French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube | Media | The Guardian


Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition | Technology | The Guardian

The retail giant has a threatening lead over its rival with the Echo and Alexa, as questions remain over how the search engine can turn voice technology into revenue

Fuente: Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition | Technology | The Guardian


¿Por qué China prohibió los juegos de realidad aumentada? – El Mostrador

El gigante asiático ha decidido prohibir aplicaciones para celulares como el mundialmente popular Pokémon Go porque “amenaza a la seguridad” de los ciudadanos. ¿A qué se refieren los censores y cuáles son esos riesgos?

Fuente: ¿Por qué China prohibió los juegos de realidad aumentada? – El Mostrador


Why it’s dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | Technology | The Guardian

It is crucial for a resilient democracy that we better understand how Google and Facebook are changing the way we think, interact and behave

Fuente: Why it’s dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | Technology | The Guardian


Fears raised over Google’s DeepMind deal to use NHS medical data

“DeepMind/Google are getting a free pass for swift and broad access into the NHS, on the back of persuasive but unproven promises of efficiency and innovation,” said Ms Powles. “We do not know——and have no power to find out——what Google and DeepMind are really doing with NHS patient data, nor the extent of Royal Free’s meaningful control over what DeepMind is doing.”

Fuente: Fears raised over Google’s DeepMind deal to use NHS medical data


Las 25 noticias más censuradas 2015-2016 (04): ¿Cómo controlar las máquinas electrónicas de votación? | Resumen

Desde los algoritmos de motor de búsqueda (search engine) a las máquinas electrónica de votación, la tecnología ofrece oportunidades para la manipulación de votantes y de los sufragios de maneras que podrían afectar profundamente los resultados de una elección.

Fuente: Las 25 noticias más censuradas 2015-2016 (04): ¿Cómo controlar las máquinas electrónicas de votación? | Resumen


YouTube and German artists settle acrimonious copyright dispute

Tens of thousands of music videos that used to be blocked in Germany are now available to view after YouTube and Gema, the German music rights organisation, settled an acrimonious, seven-year dispute over licensing in a big victory for artists.

Fuente: YouTube and German artists settle acrimonious copyright dispute


Google and Microsoft in war of words over bug disclosure | Technology | The Guardian

The bug, which allows privilege escalation in Windows, was discovered by Google on 21 October. An attacker can use it to access things they should not be able to, and according to Google, it is already being actively exploited in the wild.

Fuente: Google and Microsoft in war of words over bug disclosure | Technology | The Guardian


Google se equivoca: el TPP, varios pasos hacia atrás para Internet | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

La postura de Google sorprende a la luz de posiciones previas en favor de un Internet libre y abierto. El TPP, contrario a lo expresado por la empresa, es una de las principales amenazas a Internet, a las democracias y los derechos humanos.

Fuente: Google se equivoca: el TPP, varios pasos hacia atrás para Internet | R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales


Google’s ad tracking is as creepy as Facebook’s. Here’s how to disable it | Technology | The Guardian

Google in June deleted a clause in its privacy settings that said it would not combine cookie information with personal information without consent

Fuente: Google’s ad tracking is as creepy as Facebook’s. Here’s how to disable it | Technology | The Guardian


DeepMind: un paso más hacia el desarrollo de computadores que piensan – El Mostrador

Los científicos que trabajan en esta unidad de inteligencia artificial que fue adquirida hace dos años por Google, consiguieron desarrollar un DNC, que consiste en un computador neuronal diferenciable (DNC) capaz de resolver problemas a pequeña escala sin conocimientos previos.

Fuente: DeepMind: un paso más hacia el desarrollo de computadores que piensan – El Mostrador


Facebook and Google: most powerful and secretive empires we’ve ever known | Technology | The Guardian

Google and Facebook have conveyed nearly all of us to this page, and just about every other idea or expression we’ll encounter today. Yet we don’t know how to talk about these companies, nor digest their sheer power.

Fuente: Facebook and Google: most powerful and secretive empires we’ve ever known | Technology | The Guardian


Music industry faces ‘stream ripping’ piracy threat – FT.com

Almost half of 16 to 24-year-olds now use so-called “stream ripping” software to copy streamed music illegally, according to the IFPI, which represents the global recording industry. Stream ripping has surpassed illegal downloading from file-sharing sites as the most popular form of music piracy, the organisation said.

Fuente: Music industry faces ‘stream ripping’ piracy threat – FT.com


Google Chrome Will Start Shaming Unencrypted Websites in January | Motherboard

Starting in January of 2017, Google’s Chrome browser will start flagging some websites that don’t use web encryption as “Not Secure”—the first step in Google’s eventual plan to shame all sites that don’t use encryption.

Fuente: Google Chrome Will Start Shaming Unencrypted Websites in January | Motherboard


La polémica “censura” que tiene en pie de guerra a usuarios de YouTube de todo el mundo – El Mostrador

Y es que a partir de ahora, quien quiera monetizar sus videos de YouTube deberá ser un poco más… recatado.No se permitirán “escenas de carácter sugerente” —”incluidos desnudos parciales o humor verde”, especifica YouTube— lenguaje “inapropiado”,”obscenidades” o violencia.

Fuente: La polémica “censura” que tiene en pie de guerra a usuarios de YouTube de todo el mundo – El Mostrador


“Derecho al olvido” en Latinoamérica: un paso hacia adelante, dos pasos hacia atrás | Derechos Digitales

Los desarrollos más recientes en materia de derecho al olvido en la región muestran a la sociedad civil resistiendo ante el avance de una tendencia hacia la pérdida de la memoria y contra el acceso a la información.

Fuente: “Derecho al olvido” en Latinoamérica: un paso hacia adelante, dos pasos hacia atrás | Derechos Digitales


Russian court ruling could hit Google – FT.com

A recent court decision could see Google’s market share in online search drop significantly in Russia and have repercussions for a similar antitrust case in the EU, according to Yandex, Google’s main competitor in Russia.

Fuente: Russian court ruling could hit Google – FT.com


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


Google Maps Palestine row: why neutrality in tech is an impossible dream | Leigh Alexander | Technology | The Guardian

Just as there is no single, standardised world map, our digital maps take various forms – and it matters who is drawing them and how they’re drawn

Fuente: Google Maps Palestine row: why neutrality in tech is an impossible dream | Leigh Alexander | Technology | The Guardian


La grave falla que afecta a 900 millones de teléfonos Android y cómo saber si el tuyo es vulnerable – El Mostrador

La firma de seguridad Checkpoint detectó varias fallas de seguridad que pueden dar a potenciales atacantes acceso a los datos en más de 900 millones de dispositivos Android. ¿De qué se tratan? ¿Y cómo puedes averiguar si te afectan?

Fuente: La grave falla que afecta a 900 millones de teléfonos Android y cómo saber si el tuyo es vulnerable – El Mostrador


Google es sancionado por primera vez en Perú por desconocer el Derecho al Olvido | Hiperderecho

La Dirección General de Protección de Datos Personales ha resuelto el primer caso donde se aplica la doctrina del “derecho al olvido” en Perú. Por primera vez, en una Resolución de marzo pasado, esta entidad administrativa que depende del Ministerio de Justicia le ordenó al buscador Google que ocultara ciertos resultados de búsqueda cuando alguien buscara el nombre de un ciudadano peruano. Decisiones similares han sido muy polémicas en otros países y, de seguro, acá también lo serán.

Fuente: Google es sancionado por primera vez en Perú por desconocer el Derecho al Olvido | Hiperderecho


Google to be hit by new complaint from Brussels – FT.com

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, is planning to issue two separate “statements of objections” against the company for allegedly abusing its market power in online advertising and shopping, said people familiar with the case.

Fuente: Google to be hit by new complaint from Brussels – FT.com


Vinton Cerf: Internet será sustituido por algo más barato y rápido

“Con el Internet de las cosas los dispositivos conectados pueden ser programados para hacer cosas malas sin que nos demos cuenta” ha alertado el actual vicepresidente de Google, quien además ha transmitido su preocupación por el estado de la neutralidad de red y sus planes de conectar un red interplanetaria que mejore las comunicaciones en la Tierra.

Fuente: Vinton Cerf: Internet será sustituido por algo más barato y rápido


Big music’s misguided assault on YouTube – FT.com

The music industry has long argued that free distribution of its wares over the internet is to blame for steep cuts in musicians’ incomes. Once focused principally on pirate sites, this belief has extended to lawful services, particularly YouTube. Artists criticise the video and music network for paying what they see as inadequate fees for usage while also eroding the audience that would otherwise pay more to hear what they produce.

Fuente: Big music’s misguided assault on YouTube – FT.com


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


Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs | Technology | The Guardian

New concerns have been raised about the political influence of Google after research found at least 80 “revolving door” moves in the past decade – instances where the online giant took on government employees and European governments employed Google staff.

Fuente: Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs | Technology | The Guardian


France ‘to go all the way’ to make multinationals pay their taxes | World news | The Guardian

Finance minister Michel Sapin rules out UK-style deal with Google or McDonald’s and says more cases could follow

Fuente: France ‘to go all the way’ to make multinationals pay their taxes | World news | The Guardian


Jueza acude a Tribunales para que bajen su video de YouTube – FayerWayer

Constanza Feilú exige el retiro de un video en el que se le acusa de vulnerar los derechos de los niños, a raíz de una decisión que no gustó a uno de los miembros de la agrupación.

Fuente: Jueza acude a Tribunales para que bajen su video de YouTube – FayerWayer


Google va más allá de los mapas: mostrará interiores en 3D – El Mostrador

Google ya ofrece mapas del mundo pero el gigante de internet tiene planes más ambiciosos para su siguiente tecnología basada en la ubicación.La división de Alphabet Inc. quiere trazar un mapa digital del interior de los edificios en 3-D hasta una resolución de unas pocas pulgadas, y de paso ganar dinero con la realidad virtual a través de un proyecto llamado Tango.

Fuente: Google va más allá de los mapas: mostrará interiores en 3D – El Mostrador


Google search engine baffles public, Ofcom study shows — FT.com

Half of adults in Britain are unable to identify which Google search results are paid advertisements, according to a study by communications regulator Ofcom.The findings reveal a widespread lack of understanding about the workings of the world’s most popular search engine. They also come as Google faces increased regulatory scrutiny by European authorities.

Fuente: Google search engine baffles public, Ofcom study shows — FT.com


Labels step up YouTube fight over music – FT.com

The music industry has opened a new front in its dispute with YouTube, as the three largest labels allege that the Google-owned video site’s filtering technology fails to identify enough of the content they own.YouTube’s free video site has grown into the world’s biggest streaming music platform, attracting more listeners than Spotify and Apple Music combined.

Fuente: Labels step up YouTube fight over music – FT.com


Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA announced his support last week for a Federal Communications Commission plan to open the market for cable set-top boxes — a big win for consumers, but also for Google — the cable and telecommunications giants who used to have a near-stranglehold on tech policy were furious. AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi lashed out at what he called White House intervention on behalf of “the Google proposal.”He’s hardly the first to suggest that the Obama administration has become too close to the Silicon Valley juggernaut.

Fuente: Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts


EU widens battle with Google – FT.com

The EU widened its landmark antitrust battle against Google on Wednesday, accusing the US technology group of abusing its dominance of the smartphone operating system Android.The new charge sheet will deepen US concerns that Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner, is disproportionately targeting US technology companies with her antitrust and tax avoidance cases against Apple, Google, Amazon and Qualcomm.

Fuente: EU widens battle with Google – FT.com


How tiny Android became a giant in the smartphone galaxy – FT.com

Google has made dozens of acquisitions over the years. Ranked by price tag, Android — which cost a reported $50m — would not even make the top 20. In terms of impact on both Google and the wider tech industry, however, it is one of the most important deals in Silicon Valley history.

Fuente: How tiny Android became a giant in the smartphone galaxy – FT.com


Media groups face up to how tech groups now call the shots – FT.com

The threat of being disrupted by a couple of young technology entrepreneurs with a smart idea has long been something that keeps leaders of established industries awake at night. But what happens when those geeks from the garage have the power and wealth of the world’s most powerful companies at their disposal — and they are moving with the pace of a runaway freight train?That is what the media industry is now facing. Most companies are manoeuvring uneasily, trying to find ways to co-operate with the digital platforms that are coming to dominate their world. But to judge by the discussion at events like the Financial Times’ digital media conference, held in London earlier this week, the challenges of adapting to the new world are only getting harder.

Fuente: Media groups face up to how tech groups now call the shots – FT.com


El gobierno ecuatoriano y la Asociación de Proveedores de Internet trabajan juntos para bloquear el acceso a páginas web| Associated Whistleblowing Press

El 14 de abril de 2016, Ecuador Transparente hace público un memorando de la empresa Telefónica (Movistar), donde describe que el día 28 de marzo de 2014, entre las 19H20 y las 19H53, sus usuarios reportaron que no podían acceder a las páginas de Google y Youtube.

Fuente: AWP | Associated Whistleblowing Press


Google warns red tape threatens European tech sector – FT.com

Europe risks falling behind in digital innovation, as regulators and governments discourage entrepreneurs and suffocate technology companies with red tape, says Google’s leading executive on the continent. Matt Brittin told the Financial Times that EU authorities were sceptical of digital change and a maze of regulations were holding back the continent, leaving it lagging behind the US and in danger of being overtaken by China.

Fuente: Google warns red tape threatens European tech sector – FT.com


YouTube and music labels clash again over ‘meagre’ artist royalties | Technology | The Guardian

Industry body RIAA takes aim at ‘some technology giants’ but Google claims ‘apples to oranges’ comparisons sell its contribution short

Fuente: YouTube and music labels clash again over ‘meagre’ artist royalties | Technology | The Guardian