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Thousands of mobile apps for children might be violating their privacy

24 April 2018 - 9:48am -- op-net-admin

Thousands of the most popular apps and games available, mostly free of charge, in the Google Play Store, make potentially illegal tracking of children's use habits, according to a large-scale international study co-authored by Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, a researcher at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid and ICSI, the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

 

A research study analyzes the influence of algorithms on online publicity and advertising

19 April 2018 - 10:22am -- imdea-admin

When we look for information on the internet, buy online or use social networks we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. To what extent are these ads chosen by the web’s algorithms? A group of researchers are trying to answer this question under the name of «MyBubble», a science project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks Institute.

Now 5TONIC is making clothes smarter!

10 April 2018 - 10:39am -- op-net-admin

Don’t worry, 5TONIC has not branched out into fashion design.  However, one test this laboratory of 5G excellence co-founded and hosted by IMDEA Networks is running in its research premises involves a partnership with Madrid’s emergency services team to put smart sensors into a tee-shirt that could then monitor the vital signs of people suffering from known, life-threatening, conditions. 

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