Wednesday, September 29


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Blocking the internet: how many repressive blackouts have there been? | Digital Trends Spanish

According to an investigation carried out by the organization Access NowIn recent years, intentional internet blocks have increased considerably. According to the report, in the last decade there have been 850 intentional blackouts, although the organization classifies data prior to 2016 as irregular. Of the total, some 768 blockades occurred in the last five years. In fact, in 2019 there were 213 of these events, a figure that dropped to 155 in 2020, with the appearance of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the first five months of 2021, there have been 50 internet blocks in 21 countries. "Since we started tracking government-initiated Internet shutdowns, their use has proliferated at a really alarming rate," says Access Now activist Felicia Anthonio. "As governments around the worl...
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Tim Berners-Lee launches the first step of his Solid project | Digital Trends Spanish

The man known for being the inventor of the World Wide Web concept, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, has announced the first step of his Solid privacy project, launched through his start-up Inrupt. This initiative seeks that users can have greater control over their data and goes in the same line as the pursuit of a network "more respectful of privacy". It would mark an important distance with the centralization of our data by giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. For now, Inrupt has launched the first server with the Solid system, which would be intended for companies and organizations. Thus, any of them that want to join can do so from now on. How does it work? This project presents as a main novelty the POD, or personal online data, a kind of digital container that stores the perso...
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Hackers publish data on hundreds of psychiatric patients | Digital Trends Spanish

According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), about one in five Finnish inhabitants suffers from psychological problems. It is one of the countries most affected in Europe by mental illness. For this reason, the cyber attack on the private company Vastaamo, which runs 25 psychological therapy centers throughout the country, caused such a stir. In this action, a group of cybercriminals threatened thousands of patients at these centers with disclosing private and sensitive information about the conversations they had with their therapists. The attackers would have managed to steal a large number of confidential files that they threatened to disclose if each affected patient did not pay them about $ 230 in bitcoin. According to official infor...
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Opera will pay someone just to surf the internet | Digital Trends Spanish

It is a job advertisement as strange as it is attractive. Opera is offering a two-week temporary job in which they will pay a person 9 thousand dollars for the simple fact of surfing the Internet. The offer has even been published in Linkedin, and it explains that the applicant can be from anywhere in the world. Your task will be to "browse the far corners of the web and talk about the funny and weird things you come across." Tempting, right? As a requirement, the interested person must know what a browser is, have a computer and a stable internet connection, speak fluent English and be at least 18 years of age. Other conditions for applying are weirder and include loving the web and being someone who spends a lot of time talking to himself. Digital Trends Graphic Candidates who...