11 abril 2021

A group of bipartisan lawmakers, including the chairman of the intelligence committee, have asked ad networks such as Google and Twitter what foreign companies they provide user data to, over concerns that foreign intelligence agencies could be leveraging them to harvest sensitive information on U.S. users, including their location. "This information would be a goldmine for foreign intelligence services that could exploit it to inform and supercharge hacking, blackmail, and influence campaigns," a letter signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Mark Warner, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Cassidy, reads. The lawmakers sent the letter last week to AT&T, Verizon, Google, Twitter, and a number of other companies that maintain advertisement platforms. https://www.vice.com/en/article/88aw73/congress-foreign-intelligence-agencies-bidstream-real-time-bidding
External Chinese government and commercial messaging on information technology (IT) speaks in one voice. Domestically, one hears a different, second voice. The former stresses free markets, openness, collaboration, and interdependence, themes that suggest Huawei and other Chinese companies ought to be treated like other global private sector actors and welcomed into foreign networks. Meanwhile, domestic Chinese government, commercial, and academic discourse emphasizes the limits of free markets and the dangers of reliance on foreign technologies — and, accordingly, the need for industrial policy and government control to protect technologies, companies, and networks. https://www.brookings.edu/research/china-as-a-cyber-great-power-beijings-two-voices-in-telecommunications/

10 abril 2021

Statement From Atlantic Media on Unauthorized Access of Its Servers A forensic investigation found no evidence that any subscribers’, customers’, or clients’ financial or sensitive information was involved. https://www.theatlantic.com/press-releases/archive/2021/04/statement-from-atlantic-media-on-unauthorized-access-of-its-servers/618534/

TICtank #45

 TICtank #45

The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice 

Edição: Liliana Bounegru e Jonathan Gray 


Esta obra "fornece uma introdução rica e panorâmica ao jornalismo de dados, combinando reflexão crítica e visão prática", diz-se na sua apresentação. "Oferece uma colecção diversa de perspectivas sobre como o jornalismo de dados é feito em todo o mundo e as consequências mais amplas da 'datafication' nas notícias, servindo como um livro-texto e um livro-fonte para este campo emergente.


Can COVID-19 vaccines connect me to the internet? NO!

Can COVID-19 vaccines connect me to the internet? 

COVID-19 vaccines do not – and cannot – connect you to the internet. 


09 abril 2021

Memórias flash NAND nos smartphones ultrapassou, pela primeira vez, os 100 GB em 2020

A capacidade média das memórias flash NAND nos smartphones ultrapassou, pela primeira vez, os 100 GB em 2020. A média nos equipamentos iOS chegou aos 140,9 GB e aos 95,7 GB nos Android, segundo dados da Counterpoint.


Remote work since Covid-19 is exacerbating harm

Remote work since Covid-19 is exacerbating harm: What companies need to know and do