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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.

Privacy on the net: Children’s apps are a privacy risk for minors

19 December 2017 - 9:23am -- imdea-admin

Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodríguez, from the Madrid research Institute IMDEA Networks and also affiliated to ICSI from Berkeley (USA), is interviewed for the evening edition of the Spanish news program ‘Telediario’ of the main Spanish public news channel RTVE, about his work on the questionable use that ‘apps’ make of our personal data.

The Data Transparency Lab (DTL) awards grant to IMDEA Networks researchers on data privacy

3 July 2017 - 12:21pm -- joseignacio_detorres

The Data Transparency Lab (DTL) announced today the projects that will benefit from a 50,000 euro grant to develop applications that allow users to be aware of how companies use their personal data throughout the Internet. Researchers at IMDEA Networks are among the recipients of these grants.Telefónica, together with other organizations such as AT&T, Mozilla, INRIA and MIT Connection Science, sponsors this initiative by the DTL grants program.

 

“We want to make an educational app to bring awareness on how tools behave in our devices”

16 June 2017 - 10:25am -- david_yague

Narseo Vallina-Rodríguez was interviewed on May 31st, 2017 by the Data Transparency Lab (DTL) about his current research work and, most particularly, about the Lumen app he is developing with the aim to improve transparency and provide awareness to users about the consequences that their online activities may have in their privacy. Narseo is a DTL 2016 Grantee.

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