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New tool using Facebook data shows worldwide gender gap

20 June 2018 - 10:23am -- op-net-admin

An international group of researchers, involving scientists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Networks Institute, developed a tool to track and analyze gender inequality through Facebook usage data.  Their results, published in an article in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), show that gender inequality online is related to gender inequality in society at large.

“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.

False View research results from IMDEA Networks and UC3M impact advertising industry and society widely

29 September 2015 - 9:21am -- pablo

Researchers from IMDEA Networks, UC3M, NEC Labs Europe and Politecnico of Torino have reached striking results in their recently published paper Understanding the detection of fake view fraud in Video Content Portals. For the first time, it has been demonstrated that video portals are very vulnerable to fraud by fake views from robots (bots).

Half of the most popular news on Twitter is not covered by traditional news media sources

3 August 2015 - 11:10am -- ruben_martin

Half of the news that appear on Twitter as “trending topics” goes unmentioned in the traditional news media, and when both sources carry the same stories, 60% appear first on the social network. These are some of the conclusions of a study which analyses the dissemination of news on Twitter compared with the traditional media.

Structure is the key

31 October 2013 - 9:42am -- imdea-editor

Science has historically taken an analytical approach to studying the world and nature, breaking them down into their constituent parts and studying each part separately. The aim has been to derive the properties of the whole from the properties of its parts.

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