Estudio revela que sector de medios digitales independientes en América Latina crece, pero sujeto a ataques – El Mostrador

El 45 por ciento de los medios digitales independientes de América Latina declaró haber sufrido violencia o amenazas por los temas a los que haqn dado cobertura, mientras que el 20% admitió haberse autocensurado como resultado de ello.

Fuente: Estudio revela que sector de medios digitales independientes en América Latina crece, pero sujeto a ataques – El Mostrador


La verdad sobre los niños y las redes sociales – El Mostrador

Hace unas semanas, un informe sobre el impacto de las redes sociales en la salud mental de los niños británicos me llamó la atención. En una encuesta realizada a 1,500 jóvenes de todo el Reino Unido, la Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) exploró cómo las plataformas como Instagram, Snapchat y Facebook alimentaban la ansiedad, la depresión y la falta de sueño de los niños.

Fuente: La verdad sobre los niños y las redes sociales – El Mostrador


BIS warns rolling back globalisation would be ‘detrimental’ | World news | The Guardian

“Attempts to roll back globalisation would be the wrong response to these challenges. Globalisation, like technological innovation, has been an integral part of economic development.”

Fuente: BIS warns rolling back globalisation would be ‘detrimental’ | World news | The Guardian


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


Tiendas cierran a ritmo récord conforme Amazon arrasa comercios – El Mostrador

La rápida caída de tantos minoristas ha dejado a los centros comerciales con cientos de locales vacíos, y los daños podrían solo estar empezando.

Fuente: Tiendas cierran a ritmo récord conforme Amazon arrasa comercios – El Mostrador


White House refusal to release Trump tax returns alienates WikiLeaks | US news | The Guardian

On Sunday the group tweeted: “Trump’s breach of promise over the release of his tax returns is even more gratuitous than Clinton concealing her Goldman Sachs transcripts.”The organization then asked for someone to give it the tax returns, in order they could be published.

Fuente: White House refusal to release Trump tax returns alienates WikiLeaks | US news | 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


El fantasma del espionaje durante la guerra fría se instala en la Universidad de Cambridge – El Mostrador

Tres académicos renunciaron a organizar un seminario sobre temas de seguridad e inteligencia, porque sospechan que una editorial ligada a la actividad pueda ser usada como pantalla por espías del Kremlin. “Cambridge es un maravilloso lugar de teorías conspirativas pero la idea de que haya un complot maquiavélico es ridículo”, dijo Neil Kent, uno de los principales impulsores del evento.

Fuente: El fantasma del espionaje durante la guerra fría se instala en la Universidad de Cambridge – El Mostrador


Apple, Google and Others at Trump Tech Summit Have Stashed $560 Billion in Profits Overseas

So while some among the technology industry made muted sounds about refusing to attend a summit with someone who so flagrantly violates tech’s supposed values, they were never going to follow through: Trump is worth far much too much money to them.

Fuente: Apple, Google and Others at Trump Tech Summit Have Stashed $560 Billion in Profits Overseas


Growing number of Venezuelans trade bolivars for bitcoins to buy necessities | World news | The Guardian

Bitcoin users still represent a tiny minority, but some believe that the currency will become more popular in Venezuela as economic uncertainty escalates

Fuente: Growing number of Venezuelans trade bolivars for bitcoins to buy necessities | World news | The Guardian


Could online shopping habits be used to predict mental illness?

Could our online banking transactions be used to predict a breakdown in our psychological health? An influential new charity believes the fintech industry, with support from the UK government, could use big data to break the link between mental illness and financial crisis.

Fuente: Could online shopping habits be used to predict mental illness?


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


Mark Zuckerberg and philanthropy: it’s not like it was in Rockefeller’s day | Evgeny Morozov | Opinion | The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg has ploughed funds into health and education but there’s a fine line between philanthropy and speculation

Fuente: Mark Zuckerberg and philanthropy: it’s not like it was in Rockefeller’s day | Evgeny Morozov | Opinion | The Guardian


Wikileaks filtra las transcripciones de los discursos pagados de Clinton – El Mostrador

Los documentos son transcripciones de los discursos que Clinton dio desde que dejó la Secretaría de Estado en 2013 hasta el inicio de su campaña presidencial y que, según medios estadounidenses, le reportaron cerca de 26 millones de dólares en honorarios.

Fuente: Wikileaks filtra las transcripciones de los discursos pagados de Clinton – El Mostrador


Peer to peer insurers go back to the future — FT.com

some people in the industry are asking whether these companies really have an innovative strategy, or just a modern twist on the centuries-old concept of pooling risk.Although all of them have different business models, there are some common themes. Most tend to put their customers (along with most of their premiums) into small groups, or pools. The money in each pool is used to pay its members’ claims.

Fuente: Peer to peer insurers go back to the future — FT.com


Haylucas.cl: crean web que informa y transparenta uso del Fondo de Apoyo a la Educación Pública – El Mostrador

Una plataforma con información relevante sobre el Fondo de Apoyo a la Educación Pública (FAEP). Eso es www.haylucas.cl, un sitio de transparencia para la ciudadanía. La idea es que las comunidades educativas conozcan las cifras en la página y así se involucren, de manera informada, en el uso que los municipios hacen de dichos recursos.

Fuente: Haylucas.cl: crean web que informa y transparenta uso del Fondo de Apoyo a la Educación Pública – El Mostrador


Payments networks battle new breed of criminals in cyber attacks – FT.com

Payments networks — whether Swift or the latest peer-to-peer money transfer app — are only as trustworthy as their weakest link. Even if data are encrypted in transit, each bank or individual on a network must be able to reliably prove who they are — and authentication in payments still has a way to go.

Fuente: Payments networks battle new breed of criminals in cyber attacks – FT.com


Gremio histórico de los periódicos de EE.UU. se deshace del “papel” y se abre a los medios digitales – El Mostrador

Dejó de llamarse “Newspaper Association of America” y pasó a ser la News Media Alliance, porque según su presidente ejecutivo, David Chavern,“newspaper” ya no es la palabra adecuada para referirse a muchos miembros del grupo, como The Washington Post, The New York Times y Dow Jones, que si bien son impresos, tienen gran parte de su lectoría a través de la web.

Fuente: Gremio histórico de los periódicos de EE.UU. se deshace del “papel” y se abre a los medios digitales – El Mostrador


Facebook’s satellite went up in smoke, but its developing world land grab goes on | Emily Reynolds | Opinion | The Guardian

I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg has noble intentions in democratising the web, but we should still be wary of private companies controlling the internet’s infrastructure

Fuente: Facebook’s satellite went up in smoke, but its developing world land grab goes on | Emily Reynolds | Opinion | The Guardian


Visa eyes new link in blockchain payments – FT.com

Visa will take its first step towards disrupting the market for payments between banks on Thursday by inviting lenders to test a system for sending money over blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin.

Fuente: Visa eyes new link in blockchain payments – FT.com


Big banks plan to coin new digital currency – FT.com

Four of the world’s biggest banks have teamed up to develop a new form of digital cash that they believe will become an industry standard to clear and settle financial trades over blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin.

Fuente: Big banks plan to coin new digital currency – FT.com


All Bitfinex clients to share 36% loss of assets following exchange hack | Technology | The Guardian

Bitfinex, the cryptocurrency exchange that lost $72m (£55m) to hackers last week, has told customers they will lose just over 36% of the assets they had on the platform but will be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.

Fuente: All Bitfinex clients to share 36% loss of assets following exchange hack | Technology | The Guardian


Silicon Valley was going to disrupt capitalism. Now it’s enhancing it | Opinion | The Guardian

The tech giants thought they would beat old businesses but the health and finance industries are using data troves to become more, not less, resilient

Fuente: Silicon Valley was going to disrupt capitalism. Now it’s enhancing it | Opinion | The Guardian


Uber makes a U-turn in China as subsidy war ends in Didi deal – FT.com

Uber’s abrupt decision to sell its Chinese unit to its rival Didi Chuxing highlights the extremely costly battle that was raging behind the scenes. Both companies were pouring money into subsidies for drivers and riders to gain market share, with Uber spending more than $1bn annually.

Fuente: Uber makes a U-turn in China as subsidy war ends in Didi deal – FT.com


Nobel de Economía Joseph Stiglitz: que Apple pueda registrar gran parte de sus ganancias en Irlanda es “un fraude” tributario – El Mostrador

“Aquí tenemos a la mayor corporación en capitalización no solamente en Estados Unidos, sino que en el mundo, más grande que lo que fue GM en su apogeo, afirmando que la mayor parte de sus ganancias vienen de unos pocos cientos de personas trabajando en Irlanda; esto es un fraude”, dijo Stiglitz.

Fuente: Nobel de Economía Joseph Stiglitz: que Apple pueda registrar gran parte de sus ganancias en Irlanda es “un fraude” tributario – El Mostrador


Yahoo was all too human for the internet — FT.com

Yahoo’s valuation grew to $128bn in spring 2000 because of investors’ faith that human curation could beat search engines — people browsing on slow dial-up lines needed a human interface. But technology triumphed over humanity. The internet was more powerful than they imagined and all that was left for Yahoo was likeability.

Fuente: Yahoo was all too human for the internet — FT.com


German challenger bank receives full banking licence — FT.com

German challenger bank N26 has been granted a full German banking licence, in a sign of the maturity of Berlin’s fast-growing fintech industry and a vote of confidence in one of its rising stars.

Fuente: German challenger bank receives full banking licence — FT.com


Regulators use Silicon Valley’s AI to catch rogue traders – FT.com

As markets increasingly rely on computer algorithms, reality is imitating fiction: artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of investing and it is also helping regulators ensure that traders do not get away with bad behaviour.

Fuente: Regulators use Silicon Valley’s AI to catch rogue traders – FT.com


Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions

The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that — for once — their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline.

Fuente: Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions


FBI’s Secret Surveillance Tech Budget Is ‘Hundreds of Millions’

The FBI has “hundreds of millions of dollars” to spend on developing technology for use in both national security and domestic law enforcement investigations — but it won’t reveal the exact amount.

Fuente: FBI’s Secret Surveillance Tech Budget Is ‘Hundreds of Millions’


Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income | Technology | The Guardian

Silicon Valley has, paradoxically, become one of the most vocal proponents of universal basic income (UBI). Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, web guru Tim O’Reilly and a cadre of other Silicon Valley denizens have expressed support for the “social vaccine of the 21st century”, and influential incubator Y Combinator announced on 31 May that it will be conducting its own basic income experiment with a pilot study of 100 families in Oakland, California – a short hop over the San Francisco bay.

Fuente: Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income | Technology | The Guardian


Automation threatens India’s IT services model – FT.com

India’s information technology service companies have long held reputations as innovators, but in recent years the ground has begun to shift. The model that allowed them to grow effectively — deploying cheap labour to perform simple IT tasks — is itself being disrupted by advances in technology.

Fuente: Automation threatens India’s IT services model – FT.com


Demand for digital services leaves banks open to more risk – FT.com

The majority of top bankers — 76 per cent — “strongly agree” that they are open to more risks than they can manage as a result of digital developments, according to a global survey of 300 managers by consultancy Accenture.

Fuente: Demand for digital services leaves banks open to more risk – FT.com


Se acaba el monopolio de Transbank: Andrés Navarro y Javier Etcheberry entran con Multicaja a darle competencia – El Mostrador

Hace casi una década que el ex director del SII y presidente de Banco Estado, junto a Sonda, Consorcio y otros socios, quería entrar a competirles a los bancos. Multicaja se sumará a la red de medios de pago en Chile. En una primera etapa aceptará tarjetas de crédito y prepago (en comercio físico y online) emitidas tanto local como internacionalmente y, en el futuro, también las tarjetas de débito.

Fuente: Se acaba el monopolio de Transbank: Andrés Navarro y Javier Etcheberry entran con Multicaja a darle competencia – El Mostrador


Periodista alemán que reveló “Panama Papers”: “Si las empresas fantasmas sirven para ocultar actividades criminales, el público tiene derecho a saberlo” – El Mostrador

Escrito por los periodistas alemanes Bastian Obermayer y Frederik Obermaier, del diario alemán Süddeutsche Zeitung –que fueron los primeros en investigar el caso–, “Los papeles de Panamá. El club mundial de los evasores de impuestos”, revela cómo, a partir de un mail anónimo, develaron un escándalo que incluía a ministros, presidentes, dictadores, jeques, emires, reyes, mafiosos, agentes secretos, funcionarios de la FIFA, aristócratas, artistas, ases del fútbol y multimillonarios.

Fuente: Periodista alemán que reveló “Panama Papers”: “Si las empresas fantasmas sirven para ocultar actividades criminales, el público tiene derecho a saberlo” – El Mostrador


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


Así maquillan sus cuentas los gigantes de internet para ocultar que pierden dinero

Algunas multinacionales tecnológicas han comenzado a maquillar sus resultados, presentándolos de una determinada forma, para transmitir una imagen de éxito a los inversores. Esta contabilidad creativa y un poco fantasiosa es práctica habitual en muchas ‘startups’ y comienza a ser objeto de debate en el sector.

Fuente: Así maquillan sus cuentas los gigantes de internet para ocultar que pierden dinero


LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?

La última sesión del juicio a los acusados de la filtración de los papeles del escándalo LuxLeaks augura penas de 18 meses de prisión y multasHacemos un repaso de la historia que llevó a dos trabajadores de una consultora encargada de auditar las cuentas de varias empresas a filtrar información

Fuente: LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?


LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian

Prosecutors in Luxembourg have called for two whistleblowers on trial over the so-called LuxLeaks scandal to be jailed for 18 months and for a journalist to be fined.Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, French former employees of auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), are accused of leaking thousands of documents to journalist Edouard Perrin.The documents revealed the huge tax breaks that Luxembourg offered international firms including Apple, Ikea and Pepsi, saving the companies billions of euros in taxes.

Fuente: LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian


Publican los datos de casi 214.000 sociedades de los Panamá Papers y Chile aparece con 140 registros – El Mostrador

Lo nuevo en los documentos liberados son las sociedades que Mossack Fonseca creó para los protagonistas del “Caso Chispas”. Ciper señala que estos muestran que tanto José Yuraszeck como los otros seis ejecutivos de la compañía chilena que se beneficiaron con la millonaria operación, formaron simultáneamente sociedades “offshore”, las que fueron creadas por el estudio de abogados de Panamá. Las transferencias que se instruyeron desde Chile habrían alcanzado a US$86,5 millones. De acuerdo al relato del centro de investigación periodística, en esas operaciones fue clave el estudio jurídico Prieto y Cía., fundado en 1977 por el reconocido abogado –y consejero legal de ICARE– Patricio Prieto Sánchez.

Fuente: Publican los datos de casi 214.000 sociedades de los Panamá Papers y Chile aparece con 140 registros – El Mostrador


Panama Papers Source Wants Whistleblower Immunity to Aid Law Enforcement

“I have watched as one after another, whistleblowers and activists in the United States and Europe have had their lives destroyed by the circumstances they find themselves in after shining a light on obvious wrongdoing.”

Fuente: Panama Papers Source Wants Whistleblower Immunity to Aid Law Enforcement


Panama Papers source breaks silence over ‘scale of injustices’ | News | The Guardian

The whistleblower behind the Panama Papers broke their silence on Friday to explain in detail how the injustices of offshore tax havens drove them to the biggest data leak in history.The source, whose identity and gender remain a secret, denied being a spy.“For the record, I do not work for any government or intelligence agency, directly or as a contractor, and I never have. My viewpoint is entirely my own.”

Fuente: Panama Papers source breaks silence over ‘scale of injustices’ | News | The Guardian