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The challenge of teaching online in times of Coronavirus

The quarantine caused by the coronavirus shows some digital deficiencies in the educational system, especially in rural areas. In some places, however, the available resources and the hard work of teachers and students have made things a bit easier. Coronavirus has completely disrupted the traditional learning process, not only because of the suspension of classes but also because teachers and students have had to think about learning in a ...Read full article...

Productivity lags behind digital innovation

In the time it will take you to read this text, almost five patents will have come to light worldwide; several industrial robots will have left the factory, ready to banish industrial paradigms, and tens of thousands of people will have made a purchase at a click. However, the probability that these advances will be translated into productivity figures, a key piece in the complex transmission belt that leads ...Read full article...

Eye tracking in Cars: Big Brother rides with you

The growing demand for a more digitalized experience leads companies in the sector to incorporate a greater technological offer in their cars and to sell as means of safety and convenience. According to several investigations, 76% of these companies invest in emerging technologies related to monitoring human actions and performance while driving their cars. One of the technologies that is already included in some models is ‘eye tracking’, which ...Read full article...

Delete your trail on the Internet

It is likely that if you type your name in Google you will find entries that you did not know existed. From web pages with personal data such as your address or your phone to photographs that at the time you did not worry about uploading to the Internet, and even accounts that you created in applications that you hardly ever used. As you browse and share information on ...Read full article...

What will your mobile phone do for you in the future?

The phone has become an extension of our own body and we can no longer live without it. The phone is the first thing we use in the morning and we will not separate from it until we go to bed, many hours later. In a few years, this mobile device has become an essential element in our lives and forecasts indicate that its use will continue to grow ...Read full article...

Selling Transhumanism: Skin Embedded Technology

Touch is the first sense you develop. We are born aware of the pressure, hardness, texture and temperature of the world that touches us and technology companies seem to be in the process of making us relive that experience by selling consumers “convenience” as it pushes for the adoption of transhumanism. Taking into account the complexity of the sensations that we can register and process with the skin that ...Read full article...

The technological triumvirate that controls cyberspace

Three major technology companies –Google, Amazon and Microsoft– have done with cyberspace what Russia, China and the United States did with the real world. Today, knowing it or not, loving it or not, three big technology companies have forced the world to accept to live in their clouds. What’s wrong with living in the clouds? Cloud space is an oligopoly. This is the most obvious ‘bad’. There are two ...Read full article...

Another problem with 5G: Weather Forecasting Interference

The adoption of 5G technology has many positive and negative consequences, but there is one that has had little attention so far despite warnings from scientists. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) estimates that the 5G signal could cause interference in the information recorded by meteorological satellites. This would affect the reliability of weather forecasts. According to experts, the 5G signal will occupy low frequency bands in the radio spectrum. ...Read full article...

Facebook, Google and Microsoft follow China’s Communist Business Model

While the Chinese work within a tightly controlled and impenetrable firewall, which allows them to build 5G networks and software platforms, Big Tech strives for dominating the markets for money, and not too long into the future, for complete control of the internet outside Chinese walls. The XXI century’s equivalent of fossil fuels is data, your data. The new wars being fought as we speak are for access and ...Read full article...

These are the tricks social media platforms use to trap you

When Twitter or Facebook notify us with a new notification, the brain’s reward circuit is activated, which gives us a pleasant dose of dopamine. You get your mobile to check the weather forecast but you end up checking out Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Slack before going back to Facebook. Immediately after checking all notifications, posts and comments, you begin to wonder why you picked up the device in the ...Read full article...

Mobile devices keep your private data, even after deleting it

Deleting files and history is not enough to maintain privacy. At least 100 mobile devices are an open window on user privacy. Files that are saved or passwords that are entered on multiple device platforms seem to have eternal life if the system is not restored or deleted properly. The National Association on the Destruction of Information of the United States (NAID) has analyzed the contents of 250 devices, ...Read full article...

Google’s despicable practices have no limits

Google workers accused the company of having developed an internal surveillance tool that, they say, will be used to control workers’ attempts to organize to debate and protest about labour rights, according to Bloomberg. Employees claim to have discovered a built-in device that was creating a new tool for a custom version of Chrome, the company’s browser that all employees have installed on their computers. These concerns were reflected ...Read full article...

Should governments break apart tech giants?

Too much power has been accumulated in the hands of people who own tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple, and that seems to be a growing reason for concern. Politicians, government officials and some experts have been sounding the fire alarms about the power Google and Facebook have to manipulate elections, search results and to censor content based solely on their vision of what is right ...Read full article...

Which technology companies are facilitating government surveillance?

Spying on citizens with artificial intelligence is not something that is done exclusively in China. A new report shows that at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for illegally surveilling their citizens. But that’s not the worst. There are countries that illegally monitor their citizens at the request of other governments. There are States that want to steal the property of their citizens, ...Read full article...

The Facebook Dossier: Accept our Conditions or Else

A new report gathers Facebook’s threats to its competition. If they did not accept their conditions, Facebook would copy their services and make it impossible for them to compete. This type of behavior does not come as a surprise. Facebook is a company that does not act cleanly, neither with its customers nor its competitors. In recent years, scandals, appearances of its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, investigations and ...Read full article...