Reuben Paul, el niño de 11 años que hackea ositos de peluche y ya tiene su propia empresa de ciberseguridad – El Mostrador

Este joven estadounidense, un prodigio de la informática, se llama a sí mismo “ciberninja” y a través de su propia empresa quiere “educar a la gente, enseñarles cosas nuevas” sobre la seguridad en el mundo cibernético.

Fuente: Reuben Paul, el niño de 11 años que hackea ositos de peluche y ya tiene su propia empresa de ciberseguridad – El Mostrador


WikiLeaks publishes ‘biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents’ | Media | The Guardian

The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeaks published what it described as the biggest ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices.

Fuente: WikiLeaks publishes ‘biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents’ | Media | The Guardian


Wikileaks Dump Shows CIA Could Turn Smart TVs into Listening Devices

It’s difficult to buy a new TV that doesn’t come with a suite of (generally mediocre) “smart” software, giving your home theater some of the functions typically found in phones and tablets. But bringing these extra features into your living room means bringing a microphone, too — a fact the CIA is exploiting, according to a new trove of documents released today by Wikileaks.

Fuente: Wikileaks Dump Shows CIA Could Turn Smart TVs into Listening Devices


Mozilla despide a 50 personas y dejará el desarrollo de Firefox OS

Aunque Mozilla lo intentó por años, finalmente se dio por vencido y dejará de intentar desarrollar Firefox OS, su plataforma válida para smartphones y dispositivos conectados.

Fuente: Mozilla despide a 50 personas y dejará el desarrollo de Firefox OS


Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people | Technology | The Guardian

From cars to umbrellas, everyday objects are becoming increasingly connected. But the question we need to ask is – should they be?

Fuente: Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people | Technology | The Guardian


DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say | Technology | The Guardian

The cyber-attack that brought down much of America’s internet last week was caused by a new weapon called the Mirai botnet and was likely the largest of its kind in history, experts said.

Fuente: DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say | Technology | The Guardian


Cyber attack: hackers ‘weaponised’ everyday devices with malware to mount assault | Technology | The Guardian

The huge attack on global internet access, which blocked some of the world’s most popular websites, is believed to have been unleashed by hackers using common devices like webcams and digital recorders.

Fuente: Cyber attack: hackers ‘weaponised’ everyday devices with malware to mount assault | Technology | The Guardian


America’s broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Fuente: America’s broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian


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


Las redes 5G no solamente transmitirán mejor los videos de gatos – El Mostrador

A intervalos de años, los operadores móviles prometen recargar los teléfonos inteligentes con nueva tecnología “G”. Últimamente, la 4G comenzó a reemplazar la 3G, y todos, desde Trenton hasta Tacoma, celebraron el hecho de poder mirar videos de gatos sin que las pantallas se bloquearan (bueno, la mayor parte del tiempo).Este verano, Verizon y AT&T comenzarán a probar la 5G. Si esta red móvil de quinta generación funciona como se publicita, podría resultar mucho más transformadora que las versiones anteriores, acelerando la adopción de la Internet de las Cosas: casas inteligentes, autos sin conductor, robots quirúrgicos y más. Según una estimación, el número de cosas “conectadas” podría crecer más del doble hasta 50.000 millones mundialmente para 2020 –y llegar a 500.000 millones 10 años más tarde.

Fuente: Las redes 5G no solamente transmitirán mejor los videos de gatos – El Mostrador


The Apple Case Will Grope Its Way Into Your Future – The New York Times

In an Internet of Things world, every home appliance could be turned into a listening post. That’s why the Apple case matters.

Fuente: The Apple Case Will Grope Its Way Into Your Future – The New York Times


The Internet of Things That Talk About You Behind Your Back | Motherboard

Your computerized things are talking about you behind your back, and for the most part you can’t stop them—or even learn what they’re saying.

Fuente: The Internet of Things That Talk About You Behind Your Back | Motherboard


10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report | Technology | theguardian.com

10 things we learned from Pew Research’s Internet of Things report | Technology | theguardian.com.

Health tech will boom but privacy effects may be ‘pernicious’. Oh, and ‘we will all have cyberservants’

 

 

 

Google Glass is just one path towards the future Internet of Things.
Google Glass is just one path towards the future Internet of Things. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

 

It’s been fashionable to drop the phrase “Internet of Things” in tech circles for some time now, but what does it really mean? And just as importantly, what will its effects be in the years to come?

The Pew Research Center Internet Project and Elon University Imagining the Internet Center have been wondering the same thing. They did something about it, too: canvassing more than 1,600 experts about where the Internet of Things will be by 2025.

The resulting report, which was published this afternoon, is a balanced affair, giving plenty of space to Internet of Things sceptics warning about privacy and potential technical gremlins in a world of networked devices talking to one another, as well as exploring the potential benefits.

Here are some of the key quotes and points that stood out when I read the report: