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Vols saber que hi ha de tu a Internet?

Hi ha tot un seguit de webs que exploren –i ordenen, aquest es el seu valor afegit a Google– la informació “pública” (que a Internet vol dir la informació accessible per programes de rastreig o per crawlers dels buscadors, sovint sense saber-ho els protagonistes).

Avui dia, amb la web 2.0, aquests serveis tenen molt contingut que indexar, llastimosament per molts dels involuntaris protagonistes…

Algun conegut em comenta que aquest és el millor:

“Esta web a partir del nombre de una persona, y si se quiere, la ciudad o pais, busca referencias en diferentes sitios web para relacionar toda la información posible de manera que podríamos encontrar desde su teléfono a otros datos personales (que son publicos) o incluso información que aparentemente no es publica pero lo es. Evidentemente, con Google también podríamos hacer lo mismo, pero esta herramienta es mas especifica. De hecho, creo que tira del motor de Google”
Altres serveis similars:
De fet ja hi ha empreses que fan aquesta feina cobrant per a clients que els interessa saber el màxim de tu. L’empresa, el que et vol contractar, el teu enemic, el veï de l’escala paranoic que te l ate jurada… I altres empreses que controlen i “modifiquen” la teva “reputació digital”. Just avui a La Vanguardia parlaven de la primera empresa espanyola que es dedica a això exclusivament, el que es coneix com online reputation management.
No cal dir que hem de començar a explicar això als nens i joves, n’hi ha mes d’un que s’hi hipotecarà el futur, tant professional com personal-afectiu…

Filed under: Llibertat, Privacitat, Surveillance, control elctrònic, , ,

Estimat senyor Google:

Ho acabo d’enviar al jefe de Google. Joer, quin nivellasso angles que gasto.

:-P

Si també vols protestar per a que els meus per altres bandes admiradissims googleros, deixin d’emular al gran hermao orwellià…,  fes-ho tu també, des d’aquí:

https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=homepage&page=UserAction&id=433

Mr. Josep Vives
Treball 220-222, esc dreta baix 1a
Barcelona (Spain), None 08020

Jul 23, 2009

Eric Schmidt
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Dear Dr.  Schmidt,

I’m a potential user of the Google Book Search service and I feel strongly about my reading privacy.  As Google Books takes shape, I want to see it protect my freedom to read, including a solid privacy policy that includes at least the following protections:

1) Protection Against Disclosure: I should be able to use Google books without worrying that the government or a third party is reading over my shoulder.  Google needs to promise that it will protect my reading records by responding only to properly-issued warrants from law enforcement and court orders from third parties, and that it will let me know if anyone has demanded access to information about me.

2) Limited Tracking: Just as I can anonymously browse books in a library or bookstore, I should be able to search, browse, and preview Google books without being forced to identify myself to Google.  I should not have to register or provide any personal information, and Google should not keep logging information for any of its services longer than 30 days.  Google should also not link any information it does collect about my use of Google Book Search to my usage of any other Google services without my specific, affirmative consent.

3) User Control: I should have complete control of my purchases and purchasing data.  I should be able to delete my records and have extensive permissions controls for my "bookshelves" or any other reading displays.  I should be able to "give" books to anyone, including to myself, without tracking. Google also shouldn’t reveal any information about my Google book use to credit card processors or any other third parties.

I will be keeping track of Google in the coming weeks, and I look forward to seeing strong, user-focused privacy standards for this important and exciting new service.

Sincerely,

Mr. Josep Vives

Filed under: Google, Política, Privacitat, Surveillance, control elctrònic, ,

Classes de datamining a Google

Curs d’un dels analistes de Google sobre aspectes estadistics del datamining.

Filed under: DataMining i Datawarehouse, Estadística, matemàtica i altres eines de triturar xifres, Google, Information retrieval, Lectures a revisar (llibres, Surveillance, control elctrònic, Web Search

Nou grup al Facebook: Sr. Facebook, les meves dades són meves. És un primer avís

He creat un grup al Facebook, a veure que en resulta..

Nom: Sr. Facebook, les meves dades són meves. És un primer avís.

URL: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=55744371441

Si estàs al Facebook i t’interessa ja saps… ;)

Descripció:

Aquest grup és una resposta dels usuaris que a Internet també volem tenir els drets garantits, igual que al món físic. Concretament el dret a la intimitat, la privacitat, i el control de la nostra imatge. És una resposta als incidents que hi han enllaçats i publicats en aquest grup.

Es una ESTRATÈGIA, I UN EXPERIMENT, DE RESISTÈNCIA DE GUERRILLA. De REPUBLICANISME DIGITAL Respondrem i ens mobilitzarem des de dins del mateix Facebook quan aquest es passi de la ratlla. I intentarem mostrar quan es passa i com…

Seran benvinguts tota mena de persones inquietes per aquest assumpte, qualsevol usuari de Facebook, i especialment experts en àrees tècniques importants per a la nostra finalitat:
1) desenvolupadors que tinguin experiència en l’API de Facebook i ens puguin donar imputs de com detectar, atacar i neitralitzar els usos i comportaments incívics, no ètics i abusos de Facebook o d’aplicacions externes que hi connecten.
2) Experts en marketing de bases de dades, segmentació, màrqueting relacional, fidelització i tots els camps relacionats amb el vincle (maravellós i diabòlic a la vegada) entre marketing-bases de dades-negoci
3) Experts en Business Intellicenge, Dataminers, Datawarehouses
4) Experts en administració de bases de dades massives i de bbdd o backoffices de sistemes web 2.0.
5) Hackers i demés amants de la llibertat a Internet, que és justament el que ha permès que existeixi Internet

BENVOLGUTS SENYORS DE FACEBOOK: Aquest grup pot ser un bonic regal per al seu futur, si sòn espavilats i el saben aprofitar, i apendre’n. I si no, pot ser una petita guerrilla… o un exercit que us posi en dificultats. Sabeu ben be (com pocs) que també esteu sotmesos a l’efecte mariposa, les dinàmiques virals i els efectes de xarxa exponencials. Millor dit, hi esteu més exposats que moltes altres empreses: creixeu viralment, exponencialment, podeu decréixer viralment.. ;)

PETICIÓ: Es busquen voluntaris per a traduir, i traslladar el grup a altres idiomes i xarxes.

He creat un grup al Facebook, a veure que en resulta..

Filed under: Hactivisme i Evangelització TIC, Privacitat, Surveillance, control elctrònic

Interessant projecte de recerca europeu sobre surveillance i online social networks:

http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2009/01/dissertation-social-networking-sites.html

Filed under: Hactivisme i Evangelització TIC, Privacitat, Surveillance, control elctrònic, xarxes socials online

El service agreement de Google Docs i la privacitat

Algunes diferències entre el software wiki i el google docs per a treballar col·laborativament i “on time” sobre un mateix document, extret d’una llista de distribució, i una addenda sobre la privacitat i les polítiques de servei i de privacitat del cloud computing…

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Cristina <@umn.edu> wrote:

> Meryl: Googledocs is like a wiki in that you can use it to write
> collaboratively with others. But there are significant differences between
> Googledocs and wikis. In a wiki you can create a web of pages, while in
> Googledocs you can’t. In Googledocs documents can be saved, published and
> printed in different formats, while material you create in a wiki is simply
> published right in the Web space. I think of Googledocs more as “MS Office
> plus”–same formats, similar ways of organizing, viewing and publishing
> documents, but with some added advantages, including the ability to share
> documents easily, access them from anywhere where you can get on the Web and
> chat with others who are viewing or editing the document.
>
> Dana: I was just going to ask about security. I’m glad you commented on
> that. Would you tell me more about Google’s privacy policy?

Dana Rotman <@gmail.com>

First, we must remember that GoogleDocs is a free service which is provided
under the terms of a unilateral service agreement, and that Google has the
ability to change/modify/revoke it (and the service at any given time).

A close look at the terms of service reveals some interesting caveats -
1. Section 11.1 determines that “By submitting, posting or displaying the
content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free,
and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish,
publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you
submit, post or display on or through, the Services
.” This may be just a tad
problematic privacy- and intellectual-property- wise. This sections
continues to include other undisclosed entities with whom “Google has
relationships for the provision of syndicated services
“.

2. Google’s general privacy agreement (which applies in the case of
GoogleDocs as well) applies mostly to personal identifying information
(name, address, etc.), and to a lesser extent applies to the content of the
documents shared on GoogleDocs. The gap between the two, and the fact that
the content that is embedded in GoogleDocs is not protected by the company’s
privacy policy can be a reason for concern.

This, of course, does not mean that it is a very helpful and convenient
service, but that it should be used with caution.

Dana

A mi el que he assenyalat en negreta, si és aplicable a les dades que de mi té Google, em genera una esgarrinaça que em recorre tota l’espinada. I això que sòc el fan número un del mòn muncial de Google en altres terrenys….  Però no pot ser, no m’ho crec….

Sisplis, algun advoccat s’ho ha mirat i ho clareix l’estaré molt agraït  :-D

Filed under: Drets de copia, Google, Privacitat, Surveillance, control elctrònic

Algunes raons per les que hauriem de donar-nos de baixa de totes les xarxes socials online

Aquest blogguer ens dona alguns arguments que ens poden ajudar a balancejar els avantatges e inconvenients de les xarxes socials online, sobretot des de la visió dels que som “filo-freesoftware” i tenim certs recels amb el poder de les grans corporacions.

Algunes una mica demagògiques, però la majoria força raonables. Almenys hem de ser conscients de que aquest servei “gratuit per als usuaris” és molt gratificant per als seus propietaris, gratificació no sempre evident. Es alguna cosa més que rebre publicitat a canvi de gratuitat del servei. A les xarxe socials online les nostres accions impliquen a tercers, a amics, companys, coneguts, a la seva privadesa i la seva llibertat, cosa no evident per a molts usuaris…

En fi, alguns arguments per a reflexionar-hi.

Jo  de moment seguiré a la mitja dotzena de xarxes socials online en les que estic, tot i els seus inconvenients, però es que a mi em mou també, a més de la seva utilitat pràctica immediat, la curiositat sociològica de veure com funcionen i quines son les seves virtuds (moltes) i perills (molts també). ;-)

Font:
http://technotrannyslut.com/2008/12/31/why-i-am-deleting-my-myspace-account-and-you-should-too/

Today I am deleting all the content from my Myspace account and leaving
only this notice. I’ve been inspired by the Franklin Street Statement
and Identi.ca and I realize and a free/libre/open source internet is
still possible, but it will require us to stop supporting corporate
websites such as myspace. Here are some good reasons to delete your
Myspace page, and support alternatives not run by corporations.

1. I’m tired of being free labor for the Fox corporation. The right wing
Fox news corporation owns myspace, and I’m not going to support them any
longer by giving them my content, my writing and images and information
about who my friends are, for free. I don’t support war, the way the Fox
corporation has, and I don’t want to provide them with more money to
spread more pro-war propaganda. According to their license, Myspace has
full rights to use my content things like advertisements for Myspace.

2. I actually care about my friends, and don’t want to screw them over
my making them a “friend” on Myspace. By using myspace, I’m forcing my
friends to sign up for a corporate owned, ad ridden, heteronormative web
service if they want to stay in touch with me. The way that we don’t
want to delete our accounts because we want to stay in touch with
friends or fans of our bands just shows how dependent we already are on
Myspace’s corporate controlled environment. We’re forced into a
compulsory relationship we don’t want because we want to “keep in touch”
with our friends?

3. I’m tired up updating so many websites because Myspace refuses to be
interoperable with other websites. Myspace and sites like it do not
allow you to download your data or automatically send it to other social
networking sites because they want to force you into the jail of their
website. Why? Why don’t we demand open social networking standards and
the ability to download our own content?

4. I have a good Free/Libre/Open Source alternative, my own blog. You
can read about what I’m up to at http://technotrannyslut.com , free of
ads for bad movies and music, free of binary gender choices and
heteronormative options for your relationships. Sites like Identi.ca
provide ethical, non-corporate controlled alternatives to sites like
Twitter. You can keep up with my status on Identi.ca, and sign up for
your own microblog, here: http://identi.ca/djlotu5 Help create a well
known list of alternatives like Identi.ca/Twitter , Opensim/Secondlife,
if you now of any, by posting a comment here:
http://technotrannyslut.com/2008/12/31/why-i-am-deleting-my-myspace-account-and-you-should-too/

Actually, even better than deleting your account, just delete all the
content and post a notice like this one.

This is just the beginning, I’m planning on getting off of Facebook and
other web services as well, and I hope you do too. We can have an
internet that is Free/Libre/Open Source, but only if we stop supporting
the corporate, locked down options we’ve been using all of these years.
As these services become more a part of our lives and get into our
phones and our everyday communications, it is critical that we fight for
our freedom. The Free/Libre/Open Source movement needs to expand from
just writing software, into creating networks of servers and services,
like Indymedia has done for so many years. Software alone is not enough
in a networked service ecology, where servers, cables, wireless
networks, infrastructure that we all control is essential if we want
freedom. I hope to see you back on the Free/Libre/Open Source internet. Bye.

Filed under: Hactivisme i Evangelització TIC, MyWeb2.0, Privacitat, Surveillance, control elctrònic, xarxes socials online

Workshop on Surveillance & Empowerment ( March 20-22, 2009)

Per si algun lector te ganes de fer un vol pel sud dels USA. Social networks online, cloud computing i surveillance, tremendament interessant… i que ja hauria d’estar a l’agenda política i el debat públic. Ja tardem.

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Workshop on Surveillance & Empowerment
March 20-22, 2009
Vanderbilt University; Nashville, Tennessee, USA

This workshop will bring together transdisciplinary and international
scholars studying the social implications of contemporary surveillance with
a particular interest in the complexities of empowerment.  In the
surveillance studies literature, there have been significant contributions
on social sorting, digital discrimination, privacy invasion, racial
profiling, sexual harassment, and other mechanisms of unequal treatment.  In
contradistinction, this workshop seeks to explore the potential of
surveillance for individual autonomy and dignity, fairness and due process,
community cooperation and empowerment, and social equality.  Key to this
inquiry will be questioning the extent to which surveillance can be
designed, employed, and regulated to contribute to democratic practices
and/or the social good.

The very framing of the workshop in terms of “surveillance and empowerment”
begs the question of empowerment for whom and for what purposes.  Thus, we
seek to provoke a broad discussion about the ways in which surveillance
practices may unfairly embody advantages for some groups over others and to
explore alternatives.  To this end, the workshop organizers seek to include
as many different voices as possible, from as many different countries as
possible.

Given the diversity of scholarly interest in and approaches to surveillance,
the workshop will be structured around discussion themes that individuals
from any disciplinary background can participate in.  Possible research
areas might include (but aren’t limited to):

. Surveillance in post-authoritarian societies – toward
restrictions and counters to the unleashed surveillance of former regimes.
. Ubiquitous computing environments that provide care for the
dependent and elderly.
. Social networking tools employed by social movements.
. Surveillance of environmental toxins and waste management.
. Monitoring of energy consumption at any level.
. Surveillance of corporations, government agencies, or
political parties by watchdog groups.
. Policies for ensuring privacy, accountability, and
transparency with video or other surveillance systems.

The findings of the workshops will be disseminated by means of a special
issue of a journal, such as Surveillance & Society or Theoretical
Criminology, or as an edited book.

Travel stipends, food, and lodging will be provided for all participants.
Participants will be chosen to provide a balanced representation of both
junior and senior scholars, disciplinary training, and international
perspectives.  Graduate students and participants from outside the U.S. are
especially encouraged to apply.

Potential participants should submit:
1.       A 500-750 word abstract that discusses how your current and/or
future research fits with the proposed workshop theme of surveillance and
empowerment, and
2.       A two-page curriculum vitae or resume, listing your relevant
publications and experience.

Deadline:  January 5, 2009
Submit materials to:  workshop@publicsurveillance.com

Full papers will not be required in advance of the workshop. Article
submissions for the journal will be requested in the months following the
workshop (at a date yet to be determined).  Should we decide to pursue an
edited book as an outcome of this workshop, we will ask participants to
submit titles, abstracts, and brief biographies.

We will select and notify participants by January 20, 2009.  For more
information, please contact Torin Monahan (torin.monahan@vanderbilt.edu) or
visit www.publicsurveillance.com/workshop.html.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation (under grant
#0623122 and #0853749) and by the Department of Human and Organizational
Development at Vanderbilt University.

The Workshop Committee
(Torin Monahan, Gary T. Marx, Simon A. Cole, Jill A. Fisher)
Torin Monahan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human & Organizational Development
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University
www.torinmonahan.com

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