luís antónio santos

2,320 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 40 Following | 49 Followers | @luis_atrium | Journalist. University lecturer. Not-so-early tech adopter. Curious. Very much so. Portuguese. Born in Mozambique. Into the future of journalism, radio & web.

'More than 600 apps had access to my iPhone data'

<b>While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users' data - trying to mend its damaged reputation - attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our personal privacy.</b><p>Data harvesting is a multibillion dollar industry and the …

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Open Future

Open Future explainedA letter from the editorDear Reader, This year The Economist celebrates its 175th anniversary. James Wilson, a hatmaker from …


The clash of expression

THIS is a golden age of argument. Social media let anyone broadcast their opinion as soon as they formulate one. Politicians can speak directly to …

Rights & Freedoms

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Deep Learning


Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Gear & Gadgets

BBC Sound Effects - Research & Education Space

These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound …


The BBC is letting you download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples from its archive

There can be few organisations that have used more sound effects than the BBC, so there’s bound to be great interest in the news that the corporation …

Music Production

Why Are Newspaper Websites So Horrible?

The pop-up ads! The autoplaying videos!<p>When Emily Goligoski’s parents want to read their local newspaper, the two Ohioans load up the PDF version of the print newspaper on their iPad and scroll through, “turning” digitally pixelated pages instead of reading the stories from the paper’s website.<p>“My …


The role of data in AI business models (report)

<i>We’ve created a matrix of AI business models to help you to understand the array of models currently used by businesses developing AI systems, and</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Political campaigns are targeting you on Facebook. Help us find out how.

Around 23 million Canadians use Facebook every month, and with elections looming in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and a federal campaign next …

Social Media

Break Facebook’s Power and Renew Journalism

Victor PickardWe must take the Internet back from monopolies.The post Break Facebook’s Power and Renew Journalism appeared first on The Nation.

Social Media

Welcome to the Wikipedia for Terms of Service Agreements

Most people spend very little time thinking about the terms of service that govern life online. The agreement appears in a flash, we affirm that "I …


Can data science save social media?

The unfettered internet is too often used for malicious purposes and is frequently woefully inaccurate. Social media — especially Facebook — has failed miserably at protecting user privacy and blocking miscreants from sowing discord.<p>That’s why CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just forced to testify about …

Social Media

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes

Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes. It will ask people to review how Facebook applies data from the web to target them with ads, and surface the sensitive profile info they share. Facebook will also allow …


The Daphne Project • Forbidden Stories<p><p> …


Mark Zuckerberg’s long game: the next billion

<i>Facebook’s CEO is looking way beyond angry American lawmakers and vengeful European regulators. As the numbers show, the social network’s future is</i> …

Social Media

Welcome to InterviewJS

InterviewJS is a free tool made for journalists to turn interviews into shareable and embeddable interactive chats.<p>InterviewJS was built by …

Web Development

Audience Research

In autumn 2017 we conducted our first large-scale audience research. We aimed to find out about who follows our work and why—and most importantly, …

Fact Checking

This photojournalist won a Pulitzer for an image he made on his last day in the newsroom

Photojournalist Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for an image he made at The (Charlottesville, Virginia) Dai

Social Media

What Do Facebook Permissions Really Mean?

Over the weekend, as a particularly vivid panic about Facebook data-harvesting continued to sweep the globe, users began to pick through what records …

Social Media

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …


Tom Gauld’s “Soundtrack to Spring”

“I wanted this image to be about some of the nicer sounds you hear, especially in the springtime,” the artist says, about his cover for this week’s magazine.<p>Hover over notes to hear sound.<p>Tap notes to hear sound.<p>The London-based cartoonist Tom Gauld’s latest cover, “Soundtrack to Spring,” announces …


Twenty years ago, launched. The movie business has never been the same.

Moviegoers once devoted substantial chunks of their Friday evenings to perusing the aisles of video stores. You’d go in with one movie in mind, but the latest releases had been picked over. Still, you leave with two or three—and Twizzlers and microwave popcorn—because why not? You went all the way …


Facebook's increasing PR job in Brussels

Facebook is a regular subject of controversies connected to the use of data shared by its users - in 2013, for example, after the revelations of …


The double challenge of explaining Europe through data

<i>How and why we set up the European Data Journalism Network, a platform for producing, translating and sharing data driven news on European affairs,</i> …


Facebook, This Is Not What “Complete User Control” Looks Like

If you watched even a bit of Mark Zuckerberg’s ten hours of congressional testimony over the past two days, then you probably heard him proudly …


Social theory and the news


Arcos de Valdevez. "Sem a rádio, parece que estamos num velório”

Com a transmissão da Rádio Valdevez interrompida há uma semana, após a destruição do respectivo emissor durante uma trovoada, os ouvintes sentem a …

Six visualizations that explore the extent of overfishing around the world

The global demand for fish is suffocating our oceans. More than 55 percent of the seawater that covers this planet is trawled or lined with hooks in …