José Rafael Fariñas

1,464 Added | 3 Magazines | 22 Following | 40 Followers | @rafaelfarinas | Profesor universitario, abogado y conferenciante en propiedad intelectual y medios digitales. Autor y editor del blog: www.ipclick.com.ve

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook

Facebook profiles have become the de-facto identities of people across the internet. This is thanks, in large part, to Login With Facebook, the …

Social Media

Do you need a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries, ranging from capital markets to the music business. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. As a manager, how should you approach the …

Blockchain

Terms of Service; Didn't Read

• <i>-</i> Google keeps your searches and other identifiable user information for an undefined period of time• <i><br>-</i> This service tracks you on other websites• <i><br>-</i> …

Privacy

The ‘Terms and Conditions’ Reckoning Is Coming

Eleanor Margolis had used PayPal for more than a decade when the online payment provider blocked her account in January. The reason: She was 16 years …

Privacy

If you want privacy, you’re going to have to fight for it

<b>This is episode two of the series “The ID Question,” from How We Get To Next.</b><p><b>Read episode one, on India’s Aadhaar, the world’s largest, most ambitious digital identity scheme, here.</b><p>When Anantha Subramanian got a new email address in 2004, he soon found himself living other people’s lives. “I …

Privacy

AI-powered personalization starts with the data layer

In 2018, machine learning and its game-changing capacity for automated predictions of visitor behavior and purchasing trends currently dominate digital personalization. Machine learning’s flame is burning bright, but whether it can deliver the competitive edge depends on overcoming a key challenge: …

Machine Learning

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits

Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy.<p>An update to European Union data protection rules next month — called the General Data Protection …

Privacy

Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale.<p>Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that it said will be pushed …

Privacy

Europe's New Online Privacy Rules Could Protect U.S. Users Too

The European Union is preparing to implement sweeping privacy rules next month, but these new protections of individuals' information may set a new standard around the world — including in the U.S.<p>Beginning May 25, under the new General Data Protection Regulation, companies that collect or mine …

Privacy

¿La ley… o el espíritu de la ley?

Facebook se dispone a hacer un cambio en la atribución de todos los usuarios no europeos que vivan fuera de los Estados Unidos o Canadá, unos 1,520 …

Leyes y trampas

La adaptación a un mundo de comunicación ubicua y permanente tiene, como es lógico, sus problemas. Conciliar los hábitos, necesidades e intereses de …

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Prepare for an I.P.O. Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — Jason Pressman spent Thursday morning cheering from the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange as shares of the software firm Zuora, which he backed in 2008, began trading.<p>By the market’s close, Zuora’s stock had soared 43 percent, making his venture capital firm’s $17 million …

Venture Capital

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond what users share

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people …

Social Media

IPO wave is coming, and investors spy a payday

[SAN FRANCISCO] Jason Pressman spent Thursday morning cheering from the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange as shares of the software firm Zuora, …

Venture Capital

In the age of personalization, how personal is too personal?

<i>Presented by Marketo</i><p>Like two locomotives rapidly converging on the same track, marketing personalization and personal privacy seem bound for a collision. Can we avoid the train wreck, or are CEOs going to continue responding to legislators’ questions <i>a la</i> Mark Zuckerberg and the U.S. Senate? The …

Marketing

Hard Questions: What Data Does Facebook Collect When I’m Not Using Facebook, and Why?

<i>Hard Questions is a series from Facebook that addresses the impact of our products on society.</i><i>By David Baser, Product Management Director</i> Last week, …

Apps

Facebook says it wants to give you control over your data, but it won't

Facebook has been embroiled in a major data privacy scandal over the past several weeks – one that got its CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of the US Congress. One of the ways it’s trying to fix its image is by offering up explanations of how its collects and uses data – but it fails to see …

Targeted Advertising

Redes sociales y modelos freemium

Marcos Sierra, de VozPópuli, me llamó para hablar sobre una posibilidad insinuada por una serie de preguntas del senador demócrata de Florida Bill …

Cybersecurity engineering: A new academic discipline

Cyber startups and legacy technology companies know exactly how to attract top undergraduates: a six-figure salary, a signing bonus, even a new car. With these luxuries in reach, choosing to forgo the job offer in pursuit of advanced higher education seems irrational for most new grads. However, …

Higher Education

Robot managers: the future of work or a step too far?

As the workplace becomes increasingly automated, it may not be long before robots are handing us our P45s. One Canadian business reveals how a computer is doing the job of a human resources department<p>First they took the factory jobs; next, robots are expected to replace mortgage brokers, …

Human Resources

What YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Are Paying Artists In 2018

Napster, Tidal, Apple Music, and Amazon still have the highest per-play rates. And don’t expect to make much on Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube. How …

Apple Music

Lawmakers agree social media needs regulation, but say prompt federal action is unlikely

Two days of sharp questioning of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg underscored how the risks posed by social media have become areas of broad political concern, bringing together House and Senate, Democrat and Republican, even rural and urban lawmakers.<p>The uncommonly bipartisan flavor of the …

Privacy

Facebook Is Complicated. That Shouldn’t Stop Lawmakers.

WASHINGTON — When it comes to regulating Facebook, Congress is in over its head. But does that matter?<p>This week’s marathon testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s chief executive, revealed the limited understanding many lawmakers have of what Facebook is and how it works. Members of …

Social Media

The monkey selfie lawsuit lives

PETA and the photographer settled last year, but the Ninth Circuit will be issuing a ruling anyway<p>Just when you thought you wouldn’t hear about the monkey selfie ever again, the legal saga lives once more. Although the parties — the photographer, a self-publishing book company, and PETA, on behalf …

Ethnology

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 …

Privacy

5 ways Congress could regulate Facebook

Over the course of two days and 10 hours of testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this week. While questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and misuse of the personal data of tens of millions of U.S. citizens were what …

Privacy

Google loses landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past conviction<p>A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging repercussions.<p>The ruling was made by Mr Justice …

Privacy

Google cases are a battle between right to privacy and right to know

Court focusing on two men whose criminal backgrounds are the subject of articles online<p>At the heart of the first high court ruling on the “right to be forgotten” principle in England and Wales is a battle between the right to privacy and the right to know.<p>The cases focus on two businessmen, …

Privacy

Within Facebook, a Sense of Relief Over the Zuckerberg Hearings

About two hours, or 20 percent, into Mark Zuckerberg’s marathon testimony before Congress this week, the Facebook CEO had a slightly awkward exchange …

Social Media