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A development kit to protect your data on the web

12 December 2019 -- op-net-admin

With a simple click on “I agree”, often without reading any disclaimer about privacy and data management, we give away personal information to get free access to online services. We do not have the possibility to control and negotiate, compelled to blindly provide to an unknown recipient sensitive information about our lifestyle, our preferred commercial merchandise or service, up to data such as sexual orientation or health problems.

Measuring online behavioural advertising: one more step to protect users

08 November 2019 -- op-net-admin

When we search for information on the Internet, buy online or use social networks we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. The fact is not everyone knows how online advertising works and what data companies are using to create personalized ads to show us. Dr. Nikolaos Laoutaris, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks, has published new research results on the detection of behavioural targeting in online advertising.

“In research you're continuously having fun because you're always challenged”

06 November 2019 -- op-net-admin

The researcher and professor Antonio Fernández Anta has received November the 5th the ARITMEL Award, one of the four National Computer Science Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Society (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation. Due to this award, we have asked him to tell us his impression about the next technological advances. In addition, he has explained in detail the advantages and disadvantages of developing a research career.

“Computer Science is going to be ubiquitous and we have to live with that”

25 October 2019 -- op-net-admin

Next November 5th the researcher and professor Antonio Fernández Anta will receive the ARITMEL Award, one of the four National Computer Science Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation. Due to this award, we’ve asked him about some aspects of his professional career.

"I’ve always been curious about understanding new research areas and new technologies"

20 September 2019 -- op-net-admin

Next November 5th the researcher and professor Antonio Fernández Anta will receive the ARITMEL Award, one of the four National Computer Science Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation. Due to this award, we’ve asked him about some aspects of his professional career.

A team of Spanish girls finalist of the Technovation Challenge with a geolocation app for women

18 July 2019 -- seltime-editor

The LPSN team, formed by 5 students of Madrid’s secondary school IES Velázquez de Móstoles, has been selected to represent Spain in the final of the Technovation Challenge. The last stage of this global competition that promotes technological entrepreneurship amongst girls will take place in August 15th in San Francisco (USA). Cristina Márquez Colás, an external PhD student at IMDEA Networks Institute who is undertaking the doctoral program at the University Carlos III of Madrid together with Oscar Amador Molina, mentor the team.

New tool using Facebook data shows worldwide gender gap

20 June 2018 -- 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 -- 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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