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November 27, 2021
"Catalan and higher-education teaching". Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published on digital newspaper ARA.cat (November, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
October 28, 2021
"Algorithms". Article written in collaboration with Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published on digital newspaper ARA.cat Kids (October, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
October 14, 2021
"What are ransomware attacks?". Article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published on digital newspaper ARA.cat (October, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
October 11, 2021
"A cyber attack disables the UAB digital services and forces to cancel some lectures". Article published on digital newsletter Vilaweb (October, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
September 18, 2021
"The Facebook Files". Opinion article published on The Wall Street Journal (September, 2021). Link
August 20, 2021
"Princeton University says it knows Apple’s CSAM system is dangerous – because it built one". Opinion article by Ben Loejoy published on digital newsletter 9to5Mac (August, 2021). Link
August 13, 2021
"Partnership against Cybercrime". Article published on the World economic forum (November, 2020). Link
July 15, 2021
URV will participate in the most important AI and big data research infrastructure in Europe: SoBigData has been selected by ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, to be part of the Roadmap 2021 Link (in Catalan)
July 12, 2021
"Parliament adopts temporary rules to detect child sexual abuse online". Article by Polona Tedesko, published on the European Parliament News section (July, 2021). Link
July 04, 2021
"The Mobile, innovation and the extractive elite". Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo-Ferrer, published on digital newspaper Ara.cat (July, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
July 01, 2021
"The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)". Article written by Josep Domingo-Ferrer, David Sánchez, and Alberto Blanco-Justicia, published on Communications of the ACM Magazine (July, 2021). Link
June 30, 2021
"Artificial Intelligence Applied to Facial Recognition. Main Risks to Privacy". Panel discussion in which Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer will take part, Mobile-4YFN (June, 2021). Link
June 07, 2021
"Leveraging European Union's competitiveness and global influence through an ambitious Digital Services Package". Article written by the Council of the European Union (May, 2021). Link
June 02, 2021
"Invitation to CYBERCAT to participate in special R+D+i". Article where Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer is mentioned, published on SIC magazine (June, 2021). Link (in Spanish)
May 08, 2021
New safety section in Google Play will give transparency into how apps use data. Article posted by Suzanne Frey on Android Developers Blog (May, 2021). Link
April 26, 2021
Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act). Published by the European Commission (April, 2021). Link
April 10, 2021
"Colonies on Mars? Floating cities? Silicon Valley magnates design a (tailor-made) future". Opinion article where Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer is mentioned, published at El Periódico (April, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
April 08, 2021
500 million LinkedIn users' data is for sale on a hacker site. Article by Clare Duffy published on digital newspaper CNN Business (April, 2021). Link
March 30, 2021
Privacy and Ads in Chrome are about to become flocing complicated. Article published by Dieter Bohn on digital newsletter The Verge (March, 2021). Link
March 21, 2021
Ethics and cybersecurity: a fragile balance. Opinion article by Prof. Josep-Domingo Ferrer published on digital newspaper ARA.cat (March, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
February 22, 2021
WhatsApp: Everything You Need to Know About the Controversial Privacy Policy Update. Article by Jagmeet Singh published on digital newspaper Gadgets 360º (February, 2021). Link
February 15, 2021
Technological sovereignty after Trump and Xi. Opinion article by Prof. Josep-Domingo Ferrer published on digital newspaper ARA.cat (February, 2021). Link (in Catalan)
January 30, 2021
Intention to issue € 10 million fine to Grindr LLC. Article published on Datatilsynet (January, 2021). Link
January 27, 2021
In Israel, a Boost to Vaccine Data. Article by Sara Toth Stub published on USNews (January, 2021). Link
January 27, 2021
Data Privacy Day at Apple: Improving transparency and empowering users. Article published on the Official Apple Website (January, 2021). Link
January 22, 2021
About twenty city councils attacked by cybercriminals. Article by Toni Muñoz and Sara Sans published on digital newspaper La Vanguardia (January, 2021). Link (in Spanish)
January 17, 2021
Rebels of Silicon Valley. Article by Michele Catanzaro published on El Periódico (January, 2021). Link (in Spanish)
January 07, 2021
WhatsApp will share your data with Facebook whether you like it or not. Article by Ben Lovejoy published on 9to5Mac (January, 2021). Link
December 15, 2020
The Digital Services Act: ensuring a safe and accountable online environment. Published by the European Commission (December, 2020). Link
December 10, 2020
The new European Cybersecurity Competence Centre to be located in Bucharest, Romania. Article by Council EU published on The European Council Website (December 10, 2020). Link
December 05, 2020
Amazon Wants to Get Even Closer. Skintight. Opinion article by Kara Swisher published on The New York Times (November 27, 2020). Link
November 13, 2020
Your Computer Isn't Yours. Opinion article by Jeffrey Paul published on Sneak Berlin (November, 2020). Link
November 12, 2020
European Commission publishes proposed replacement Standard Contractual Clauses. Article by Ruth Boardman published on Bird&Bird (November, 2020). Link
November 08, 2020
Big data: the dangers of living online. We all provide, consciously or unconsciously, a large amount of personal data, which companies use to elaborate very detailed profiles of our personality, habits and activities. Appearance of Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer on TV program 30 minuts. TV3 (November, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
October 13, 2020
Catalonia's competences concerning universities. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer published on digital newspaper ARA.cat. (October, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
September 21, 2020
Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US. Article by Alex Hern published on digital newspaper The Guardian. (September, 2020). Link
September 11, 2020
Visual Surveillance Technologies and Democracy. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Lluís Martí published on digital newspaper ARA.cat. (September, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
September 09, 2020
URV Research: Data Privacy. Interview to Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer with Tarragona Ràdio (September, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
September 02, 2020
European independence on the Internet? The European funds against covid-19 can help us if they are well used for digitalization. Opinion aticle by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer published on digital newspaper ARA.cat. (September, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
July 24, 2020
"Five key elements useful to guarantee digital security at companies". Opinion article where Prof. Jordi Castellà Roca is mentioned, published at Diari de Tarragona (July, 2020). Link (in Spanish)
July 16, 2020
The Court of Justice invalidates Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Data Protection Shield. Published on InfoCuria (July, 2020). Link
June 30, 2020
Clean Up Your Act, Facebook, or We’re Leaving. The social media company has taken steps toward reining in Trump. It’s too little, too late. June, 2020 Link
June 23, 2020
Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection. In a closely watched case, Facebook lost an appeal related to charges that it has violated competition laws by abusing its dominance in social media. (June, 2020) Link
June 16, 2020
GAIA-X: A Federated Data Infrastructure for Europe. (June, 2020) Link
June 11, 2020
Amazon puts one-year moratorium on police use of facial-recognition technology. (June, 2020). Link
June 04, 2020
IBM Releases Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit for MacOS and iOS; Linux and Android Coming Soon. (June, 2020). Link
May 30, 2020
France approves release of controversial COVID-19 tracking app. Euronews.com (May, 2020). Link
May 24, 2020
Data Protection has doubts about contact trace apps. The Agency will investigate the pilot test, as the Finance Minister has announced. Article published in Ara.cat (May, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
May 22, 2020
This is the way Bluetooth search works. Altough the system guanrantees users' privacy, it has other inconvenients. Opinion article published at diari Ara.cat (May, 2020) Link (in Catalan)
May 17, 2020
Germany's data chief tells ministries WhatsApp is a no-go. Germany's data privacy chief has told federal bodies not to use WhatsApp, amid concerns that it feeds Facebook with data. DW.com (May, 2020). Link
May 03, 2020
Five pieces of advice to recover digital privacy. Internet applications and services gather more information about us than any government. It is possible to avoid it, but we should all be willing to radically change habits. Diari Ara.cat (May, 2020) Link (in Catalan)
April 28, 2020
Trying to balance security and provacy represents the new challange during the Covid-19 times. Prof. Jordi Castellà Roca puts forth the fact that we are now going through the time of post-privacy. Published at CanalReusTV (April, 2020) Link (in Catalan)
April 28, 2020
"We hope countries do not use repeatedly the state of alarm". Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer explains it will be necessary to value data control ethics, once the current state of alarm is finished. Link (in Catalan)
April 16, 2020
Coronavirus: An EU approach for efficient contact tracing apps to support gradual lifting of confinement measures (April, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
April 12, 2020
Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing. (April, 2020). Link
April 11, 2020
The current state of alarm gives some margin to monitor the state's population. Experts warn that some technological solutions can endanger privacy. Article published in diari Ara.cat where Prof. Josep Domingo is mentioned (April, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
April 10, 2020
'Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology'. (April, 2020). Link
April 08, 2020
Covid-19, technology and privacy. Geolocalisation brought up these days should be subjected to public scrutiny. Opinion article by Prof Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari Ara.cat (April, 2020) Link (in Catalan)
April 07, 2020
City councils, organisations, companies and NGOs collect computers so that nobody remains uneconnected. The new challenge: how to start the tird term at schools in a virtual way. Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer explains how to work with the Internet and wifi connections. Intervention at the Catalan TV Program, TV3 migdia (April, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
April 02, 2020
'Now the office is taken home: risks in privacy.' Opinion article by Prof. Jordi Castellà Roca, URV Digital, (April, 2020) Link
April 02, 2020
Using Zoom while working from home? Here are the privacy risks to watch out for. Don't let tattle-tale software features disrupt your remote workflow. (April, 2020). Link
April 01, 2020
'The ICTs and confinement. How would have this confinement been if it had occured 30 years ago?' Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrrer, published at DiariAra.cat (April, 2020). Link (in Catalan)
March 25, 2020
Join the AI-ROBOTICS vs COVID-19 initiative of the European AI Alliance (March, 2020) Link
March 19, 2020
Statement on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Adopted on 19 March 2020. (March, 2020) Link
March 01, 2020
The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It. A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images. TheNewYorkTimes.com, January. 2020. Link
February 11, 2020
‘The intelligence coup of the century’ For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries. The Washington Post (February, 2020) Link
February 06, 2020
'An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away', published at The New York Times (February, 2020). Link
February 04, 2020
'A new research network has been created to promote the development of open source hardware'. The URV is one of the institutions involved in its development. Article published at diari La Vanguardia (February, 2020). Link (in Spanish)
January 09, 2020
'Dear Differential Privacy, Put Up or Shut Up', opinion article published in Meidum.com, January 2020. Link
December 26, 2019
Is Huawei really more dangerous than Facebook? MyanmarTimes.com, December. 2019. Link
December 24, 2019
Shoshana Zuboff: ‘Surveillance capitalism is an assault on human autonomy'. Opinion article by Shoshana Zuboff. TheGuardian.com, December. 2019. Link
November 20, 2019
Google runs into data fears over $2.1bn Fitbit deal. Privacy concerns over access to non-regulated health information on 27m users. Article published on the Financial Times newspaper (November, 2019). Link
November 03, 2019
"50 years since the creation of the Internet, advantages and disadvantages" opinion article by Prof. Jordi Castellà Roca, published at Diari de Tarragona (November, 2019). Link (in Catalan)
October 29, 2019
Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer explains the use of data and its privacy by the National Statistics Institute. TV3, October. 2019. Link (in Catalan)
October 28, 2019
'There's been a data chaos on the Internet during 20 years'. Opinion article by Porf. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari de Tarragona (October, 2019). Link (in Catalan)
October 28, 2019
"Social networks and people's mobilisation as a result of the sentence" opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari de Tarragona (October, 2019). Link (in Catalan)
October 24, 2019
Interview to Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer speaking about the Rayban Virus which has appeared on Instagram. Catalunya Ràdio, Popap program (October, 2019) Link (in Catalan)
October 24, 2019
Preventing Digital Feudalism. Opinion article, Project Syndicate website (October, 2019) Link
October 16, 2019
Interview about Whatsapp i Telegram to Prof. Josep Domingo. Catalunya Ràdio (October, 2019) Link (in Catalan)
September 24, 2019
Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case. The EU's top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally. Article published on the BBC website (September, 2019). Link
September 15, 2019
"I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have." Article published at the The New York Times digital newspaper (August, 2019). Link
September 14, 2019
"Internet Privacy is a waste of time". Interview to Àlex Hinojo, pubisher and activist of free knowledge and digital rights. (Vilawe.cat, September 2019). Link (in Catalan)
September 03, 2019
When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It. (The New York Times, February, 2019). Link
August 19, 2019
A New HUD Rule Would Effectively Encourage Discrimination by Algorithm. (SLATE digital newspaper, August 2019). Link (in Catalan)
July 13, 2019
Facebook 'to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal', published on the BBC News website. (July, 2019). Link
May 31, 2019
'Differential Privacy and Census Data: Implications for Social and Economic Research', American Economic Association, May 2019. Link
April 24, 2019
WiFi service to be provided in High Speed Trains (AVE). Are the WiFi networks safe? Interview to Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, CYBERCAT Chairman, at Catalunya Radio POPAP Program (April, 2019). Link (in Catalan)
April 17, 2019
Keynote talk by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer at PAKDD 2019, Macau. "Empowering Subjects, Users and Controllers when Anonymizing Big Data for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining." Link
March 23, 2019
A study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users. Many of the pre-installed apps facilitate access to privileged data and resources, without the average user being aware of their presence or being able to uninstall them. (March, 2019). Link
March 02, 2019
Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws. Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investment. (March, 2019). Link
March 02, 2019
Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information. Link
February 28, 2019
2018: A Big Year for Privacy. Link
February 25, 2019
Artificial Intelligence owes us an explanation. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari de Tarragona, 25th February, 2019. Link (in Catalan)
February 18, 2019
Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news. Article published at the Guardian.com (February, 2019). Link
January 24, 2019
Amazon is pushing facial technology that a study says could be biased. In new tests, Amazon’s system had more difficulty identifying the gender of female and darker-skinned faces than similar services from IBM and Microsoft. (January, 2019). Link
December 28, 2018
The Catalan Government criticizes the annulment of part of the Law of the Cybersecurity Agency (December, 2018). Published at El Dia newspaper. Link (in Catalan)
December 20, 2018
URV coordinates a European project based on guaranteeing security in the Cloud (December, 2018). Diari de Tarragona COPE El Confidencial El Diario El Diario Vasco Diari Mes de Tarragona Tarragona Empresarial Diario Tecnología Diario La Razón Diari Digital URV
December 19, 2018
Facebook gave Netflix, Spotify, others heaps of user data, report says. One search engine got access to the names of all Facebook users' friends without their consent, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times. Article published at the digital newspaper CNET (December, 2018). Link
November 24, 2018
Tarragona needs more mathematicians. Opinion article published in Diari de Tarragona, in which Porf. Josep Domingo Ferrer is mentioned (Novemeber, 2018). Link (in Spanish)
November 18, 2018
Civil rights group says Oracles, Tapads and Experians get let off for wanton info-sucking. 'Lesser-known' names escape public scrutiny, claims Privacy International. (November, 2018). Link
November 17, 2018
Cybersecurity: Paris Call of 12 November 2018 for Trust and Security in Cyberspace (November, 2018). Link
July 16, 2018
The Unlinkable Data Challenge: Advancing Methods in Differential Privacy. Proposal of a mechanism to enable the protection of personally identifiable information while maintaining a dataset's utility for analysis. (July, 2018). Link
July 16, 2018
A 'hole' in Movistar's security leaves customers' information uncovered. The company admits that names, addresses and billing have been published, but does not specify how many customers. (July, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
June 21, 2018
Cybersecurity: Why this Spanish region has just created a new research center Amid recent political upheaval, Catalonia in northeastern Spain is bringing together its security initiatives. Article published in ZD digital newspaper. (June, 2018) Link
May 27, 2018
'The computer engineer on wheels'. Interview to Prof Josep Domingo Ferrer, Diari Tarragona (May, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 26, 2018
'If you want to hold a safe converstion, have it face-to-face, leave your phone'. Interview to Prof Josep Domingo Ferrer, Diari La República (May, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 17, 2018
'Anyone who controls Telegram and Whatsapp servers can have access to users' conversations'. Interview to Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer. (January, 2018). VilaWeb (in Catalan)
May 15, 2018
Cybercat and cybersecurity research. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, Diari de Tarragona. (May, 2018) Link (in Catalan)
May 14, 2018
Robots, artificial intelligence and economy. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer (May, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 11, 2018
Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer has been awarded Literary Prize 2018 for his novel "Tot passa i tot torna" (May 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 08, 2018
The first first cybersecurity research center in Catalonia, Cybercat, has been created. Different research groups from six Catalan universities –URV, UOC, UdL, UPC, UPF and UAB- have worked together to create the first center specialized in cybersecurity and data privacy. It is coordinated by Universitat Rovira I Virgili through the CRISES group, led by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer. El Mòn (in Catalan) Vilaweb (in Catalan) La Vanguardia (in Spanish) El Punt Avui (in Catalan) Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish) Diari Mès Tarragona (in Catalan) El Mundo (in Spanish) Interview to Jordi Castellà Roca in Catalunya Ràdio (in Catalan)
May 06, 2018
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy disagreements with Facebook. The Guardian, May 2018. Link
May 01, 2018
'Black Mirror' in China? 1.4 Billion citizens to be monitored through social credit system (May, 2018). Link
April 25, 2018
Croatian police arrest suspect behind global cyber attack platform. Reuters, April, 2018. Link
April 04, 2018
Zuckerberg says Facebook will offer GDPR privacy controls everywhere, published at TechCrunch, (April, 2018). Link
April 02, 2018
"The great amount of information we create makes it easy to manipulate us". Opinion article by Jordi Aragonés-Villela, published at ARA.cat digital Newspaper, (April, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
March 26, 2018
What's worse, run over two girls or two old women? Opinion article published at ARA.cat digital Newspaper, in which Prof. Josep DOmingo Ferrer is mentioned (March, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
March 19, 2018
The Cambridge Analytica scandal isn’t a scandal: this is how Facebook works. Article published at the digital newspaper The Independet, March 2018. Link
February 22, 2018
February 22, the Senate of URV approved the creation of CYBERCAT-Center for Cybersecurity Research of Catalonia. This is an inter-university research center coordinated by our research group at URV and including all Catalan research groups working in security and privacy. Hence, it gathers groups from URV, UAB, UPC, UPF, UOC and UdL. The center will be officially launched in May, when all participating universities will (hopefully) officially approve to join. Link (in Catalan)
January 28, 2018
28 January - Data protection day, declared by the Council of Europe and published on its website (January, 2018). Link
January 23, 2018
The Spanish state and the Castilian nation. Opinion article by Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari Ara.cat (January, 2018). Link (in Català)
January 15, 2018
"The bitcoin is a speculative currency". Interview to Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer. (January, 2018). Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish) Link (COPE Radio)
January 04, 2018
“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws. Immediate concern is for Intel chips, but everyone is at risk. Opinion article published on the digital newspaper ArsTechnia.com (January, 2018). Link
December 19, 2017
What's done with our data? Opinion article published at diari Ara.cat (December, 2017). Link (in Catalan)
December 14, 2017
Net Neutrality - Live Updates: Facebook and Netflix attack FCC's decision to scrap rules that keep internet free and open. The Independet, (December, 2017). Link
December 12, 2017
Spanish Constitutional Court has halted Catalan cybersecurity Agency. (December, 2017). Link (in Catalan) Link (in Spanish)
December 12, 2017
In the clear? 1.4bn data records found on the dark web. PortSwigger News (December, 2017). Link
November 22, 2017
A Conversation with Giovanni Buttarelli about The Future of Data Protection: setting the stage for an EU Digital Regulator. Opinion article published in Future of Privacy Forum digital newsletter (November, 2017). Link
October 31, 2017
25th Anniversary of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme celebration act, celebrated in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, in which professor Josep Domingo Ferrer has participated. Link
October 18, 2017
The numerical support to Catalonia's independence. Those in equidistant positions should cease to put in doubt popular support. Opinion article by Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer. Diari Ara.cat (October 2017). Link (in Catalan)
October 16, 2017
Excluding technologies: when the machines discriminate people. Article in which professor Josep Domingo Ferrer participates. Diari Ara (October 2017). Link (in Catalan)
October 16, 2017
Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more. ARS Technica (October 2017). Link
October 10, 2017
How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets. The Ney York Times, October 2017. Link
October 08, 2017
Spanish control on the Internet: encroaching the limits. Opinion article written by Josep Domingo Ferrer and published in the digital newspaper Ara (October, 2017) Link (in Catalan)
September 15, 2017
How one of Apple's Key Privacy Safeguards falls short. Article published in Wired digital Newspaper (September, 2017) Link
September 11, 2017
Spain slaps Facebook with €1.2 million fine for breaking privacy laws. Article published in the digital newspaper 'The Next Web'. (September, 2017) Link
September 08, 2017
Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever. Published at ArsTechnica digital newspaper. (Sptember, 2017) Link
September 05, 2017
European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers’ Email. Article published in The New York TImes (September, 2017) Link
August 24, 2017
UK seeks early deal with EU on post-Brexit data sharing. Published at The Guardian digital newspaper. The Guardian (link) El Confidencial (link in Spanish)
August 01, 2017
'Anonymous' browsing data can be easily exposed, researchers reveal. Published at The Guardian digital newspaper. Link
July 11, 2017
"In order to know what will people vote, we need to pay attention to social networks." Interview to Josep Domingo Ferrer, in 'El Món' newspaper. Link (in Catalan)
May 30, 2017
Kaspersky: New EU Data Protection Regulations will Make IT More Powerful at Work. Article published on the digital newspaper Israel Defense. Link
May 15, 2017
Interview ran in Catalunya Ràdio to Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer, in relation to the latest global cyberattack, May 15 2017, in "El matí de Catalunya Ràdio". Link (in Catalan)
May 12, 2017
More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy. Reuters, May 14 2017. Link
May 08, 2017
The city council will allocate 2.5 million euros during the next three years to found research and investigation projects in Salamanca. Its aim is to encourage its industry. This piece of news was published at the Salamanca's City Council website. Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer particpates as a leading member in the scientific comitee. Link (in Spanish)
March 24, 2017
"Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market" Report in which Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer has participated as one of the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors. Link In this Opinion, the Group makes a number of recommendations for policy action to make it easier and safer for people and businesses to operate online in the EU.
March 08, 2017
Wikileaks Unveils 'Vault 7': "The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents"; Another Snowden Emerges. Article published at the Zerohedge digital magazine, March 2017. Link
February 26, 2017
Telefónica presents AURA, a pioneering way in the industry to interact with customers based on cognitive intelligence. Presented at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona, February 26. Published in Telefonica's website. Link
January 20, 2017
In Response to Guardian’s Irresponsible Reporting on WhatsApp: A Plea for Responsible and Contextualized Reporting on User Security. Article published on the Technosociology magazine, January 2017. Link
January 13, 2017
WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages. Published at The Guardian digital newspaper, January, 2017. Link
January 10, 2017
Brussels plans to strengthen online privacy protection. Article published at the La Croix International digital newspaper. Link
December 21, 2016
EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp takeover probe. Published in Reuters, 20th December 2016. Link
December 21, 2016
Researcher Josep Domingo-Ferrer, awarded for his contributions to the Computing Science field. URV Digital Newsletter (in Catalan) Tarragona Radio (in Catalan) Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish)
December 15, 2016
Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion. Published in 'Wired' Newsletter. Link
December 07, 2016
The Serra Hunter asset. Opinion article by Josep Domingo Ferrer, published in Spanish newspaper El País. Link (in Spanish)
November 30, 2016
ACM Recognizes Distinguished Members for Computing Innovations that Transform Society. 2016 Members Selected for Individual Achievements that Expand Scientific Frontiers and Advance the Digital Age. Article published in ACM in which Porf. Josep Domingo Ferrer is mentioned. ACM.org CBS8.com
November 19, 2016
The trace we leave on the Internet, on social media or with the mobile phone can be the cause of our discrimination. Interview on 'Evening news, TV3-Catalan TV' Video link (Catalan version)
October 27, 2016
Big Data, incorrectly used, can become a methematical destruction weapon. Opinion article that cites Josep Domingo Ferrer, October 27th, 2016. Digital magazine 'Yorokobu'. Link (Spanish version)
October 03, 2016
Catalan universities: reality and ambition. Opinion article of Josep Domingo Ferrer in Diari ARA, October 3rd, 2016. Link (catalan)
September 25, 2016
Switzerland votes in favour of greater surveillance. Article published on the Catalan Corporation Audiovisual Means. Link
August 25, 2016
WhatsApp to give users' phone numbers to Facebook for targeted ads. Article published on the digital newsletter 'Vilaweb'. Link
July 24, 2016
Russia’s State Duma just approved some of the most repressive laws in post-Soviet history. Link
June 20, 2016
"Privacy by design award" by the Catalan Data Protection authority goes to Dr Javi Parra, a member of the Chair. Parlament de Catalunya La Vanguàrdia ABC.es Reusdigital.cat Tarragona Ràdio Confilegal
May 02, 2016
Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator. Link
April 14, 2016
La UE crea el registre de passatgers. Enllaç
April 06, 2016
Interview with Josep Domingo-Ferrer on the CLARUS approach to processing sensitive data in the cloud. Link
April 04, 2016
WhatsApp rolls out full encryption to a billion messenger users. Link
March 18, 2016
D. Sánchez, S. Martínez and J. Domingo-Ferrer (Chair members) publish a paper in "Science" on how to properly anonymize data. Link
March 07, 2016
The magazine Communications of the ACM publishes an article where Josep Domingo-Ferrer and a former PhD of his, Sara Haijan, are interviewed about their work on anti-discrimination in data mining. Link
March 01, 2016
Cryptography Pioneers Win Turing Award. Link
February 28, 2016
Tim Cook Refuses To Comply With "Chilling" Government Demand To "Build A Backdoor" Into iPhone. Enllaç
February 14, 2016
Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy. Link
February 02, 2016
EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows: EU-US Privacy Shield. Link
January 22, 2016
Most people are quite negligent about their privacy. Diari Digital URV
January 18, 2016
Professor and researcher Josep Domingo-Ferrer, appointed Fellow Member of Institut d'Estudis Catalans. IEC Diari Digital URV El Punt Avui
January 11, 2016
The book "Database Anonymization" by Josep Domingo-Ferrer, David Sánchez and Jordi Sòria-Comas, has been published published. This Synthesis Lecture provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of privacy in data releases focusing on the computer science perspective Link in Catalan
December 17, 2015
ENISA report "Privacy by design in big data" is published. Link
December 15, 2015
Professor and researcher Josep Domingo-Ferrer is appointed new director of the Pla Serra Húnter, which aims at attracting and retaining excellent professorate with international standards. Link in Catalan
December 08, 2015
The Police could install a Trojan on a suspect's PC. Article publish in 'Diari El País' (December, 2015) Link (in Spanish)
November 19, 2015
A call for transparency, user control, data protection by design and accountability. Link
November 10, 2015
Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy. Link
November 07, 2015
EU wants more reporting by firms of U.S. requests for data. Link
October 23, 2015
TalkTalk cyber-attack: Website hit by 'significant' breach. Link
October 06, 2015
European court rules 'Safe Harbour' treaty that saw Facebook hand over user data to US is invalid, after challenge by student. Link
September 26, 2015
Josep Domingo is interviewed on the effect of not using the networks for the Catalan election count on September 27th. Sound file in Catalan
September 13, 2015
Josep Domingo is interviewed on fake data published on the Internet. Sound file in Catalan
September 03, 2015
Extent of data breaches in pharmaceutical sector revealed. Link
September 01, 2015
Big Data and Smart Devices and Their Impact on Privacy. Link
June 28, 2015
We’re Losing the Cyber War. Link
June 05, 2015
Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance. Link
May 08, 2015
The courts stood up to NSA mass surveillance. Now Congress must act . Enllaç
March 24, 2015
Facebook data privacy case to be heard before European Union court. Link
March 04, 2015
Blackphone: can a mobile ever truly be hack-proof? Link
February 19, 2015
NSA, British spies hack Gemalto to tap mobile calls - Intercept. Link
February 13, 2015
Obama seeks cibersecurity alliance with tech companies. Link
February 07, 2015
UK-US surveillance regime was unlawful ‘for seven years’. Link
February 07, 2015
Obama's surveillance struggle: selling 'weak reforms' to Congress (and Merkel). Link
January 28, 2015
Today, countries all over the world are recognizing Data Privacy Day. Link
January 23, 2015
The chairholder, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, among Catalonia's top 100 scientists, according to Google Scholar. Link in Catalan
January 14, 2015
The Code We Can’t Control. Link
January 14, 2015
Euro security agency says MORE crypto needed in gov policy. Link
January 12, 2015
ENISA publishes a report on privacy by design, co-authored by Josep Domingo-Ferrer. Link
December 12, 2014
Josep Domingo-Ferrer has been appointed to the Ethics, Legal and Social Aspects Committee (ELSA) of the Human Brain Project (European Union Flagship Project). Human Brain Project
November 12, 2014
90% of Spain’s Cyber Attacks Target Catalonia During Independence Vote, Government Says. [Link]
November 10, 2014
The chairholder (Josep Domingo-Ferrer) has been appointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.
November 06, 2014
WhatsApp has a new blue tick to show when someone has read your message. [Link]
November 04, 2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation releases security comparison of messaging applications. [Link]
November 01, 2014
VISC+ and the sale of health data. [PDF in Catalan]
October 21, 2014
The Dark Market for Personal Data. [Link]
September 26, 2014
The European Data Protection Supervisor launches the IPEN initiative.
September 10, 2014
The stolen selfies and Cloud privacy. [PDF in Catalan]
September 08, 2014
Data Brokers: the big private information business. [PDF in Spanish]
September 01, 2014
Apple denies iCloud/Find my iPhone breach, says ‘very targeted attack’ hit certain celebrities. [Link]
June 17, 2014
UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass surveillance of residents’ Facebook and Google use. [Link]
May 30, 2014
Google sets up 'right to be forgotten' form after EU ruling. [Link]
May 22, 2014
The right to be forgotten. [PDF in Catalan]
May 22, 2014
Josep Domingo-Ferrer gives a presentation at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency, Athens, Greece), on Privacy by Design.
May 13, 2014
EU court backs 'right to be forgotten' in Google case. [Link]
May 13, 2014
The Chairholder attends a meeting between representatives of Catalonia's UNESCO Civil Network and Enric Masllorens, who has been commissioned by the Catalan government with the task of re-building Catalonia's UNESCO Center.
April 28, 2014
Microsoft issues warning to consumers over a weakness in Internet Explorer which hackers could exploit. [Link]
April 24, 2014
Internet governance to be debated at the Net Mundial conference in Brazil. [Link]
April 24, 2014
Representatives of the UNESCO civil network meet the heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia. Dolors Reig attends the meeting on behalf of Associations and Clubs, Imma Casals on behalf of the library network, and Josep Domingo-Ferrer on behalf of the UNESCO Chairs.
April 24, 2014
The conference SSN 2014 is held from the 24th to the 26th of April in Barcelona. [Link]
April 10, 2014
Opinion 05/2014 on Anonymisation Techniques, Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. Link
March 21, 2014
Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey. [Link]
March 20, 2014
Google rewards the URV Professor Josep Domingo-Ferrer for making research on data privacy. [Link in Catalan]
March 20, 2014
Revelations by Snowden damage U.S. tech industry. [Link]
March 19, 2014
As China squeezes Bitcoin, Hong Kong bets big. [Link]
March 15, 2014
National insecurity. [Link in Catalan]
March 13, 2014
Who defends Catalonia on Internet?. [Link in Catalan]
March 11, 2014
The Future of Internet Freedom. [Link]
March 04, 2014
A mobile application developed in URV allows to prove the number of occupants in a vehicle. [Link in Catalan]
February 25, 2014
Bitcoin Scrutinized After Mt. Gox Downfall. [Link]
February 21, 2014
A mobile application developed at URV allows to prove the number of occupants in a vehicle. [Link in Catalan] [PDF in Catalan]
February 13, 2014
A conference on Smart cities and privacy is carried out by Dr. Josep Domingo-Ferrer at Centre de Lectura in Reus. [Link in Catalan]
February 12, 2014
A newly adopted Communication on "Internet Policy and Governance: Europe's role in shaping the future of Internet Governance". [Link]
February 07, 2014
The proceedings for the Annual Privacy Forum 2012 have been published. [Link]
January 24, 2014
Presentation of the project which ensures the protection of the privacy of individuals appearing in a video. [Link]
January 24, 2014
An Open Letter from US Researchers in Cryptography and Information Security. [Link]
January 14, 2014
N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers. [Link]
January 02, 2014
NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption. [Link]
December 17, 2013
A Blow Against Big Brother. [Link]
December 15, 2013
NSA review to leave spying programs largely unchanged, reports say. [Link]
December 14, 2013
M-Carer: a mobile and intelligent caretaker for Alzheimer. [PDF in Catalan] [Link]
December 12, 2013
According to the Advocate General, Mr Cruz Villalón, the Data Retention Directive is incompatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights. [PDF]
December 11, 2013
Global Government Surveillance Reform. [Link]
December 05, 2013
Internet Firms Step Up Efforts to Stop Spying. [Link]
November 27, 2013
Europe Urges U.S. to Handle Data Privacy With Care. [Link]
November 25, 2013
N.S.A. May Have Hit Internet Companies at a Weak Spot. [Link]
November 20, 2013
Joint web site of the Catalan UNESCO Chairs published in www.catedresunesco.cat. [Link]
November 20, 2013
Ikea execs charged in French spying scandal. [Link]
October 28, 2013
Sep. 28-30, 2013. Joint UNESCO/Eurostat Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality held in Ottawa, Canada. [Link]
October 24, 2013
IFIP statement on intentional weakening of security and trust mechanisms in ICT and the Internet by government agencies and other major actors. [PDF]
October 03, 2013
Internet companies and overall supervision. [PDF in Catalan]
September 26, 2013
Have a Nice Day, N.S.A. [Link]
September 06, 2013
SSL: Intercepted today, decrypted tomorrow. [Link]
September 05, 2013
N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web. [Link]
August 27, 2013
Facebook publishes its first transparency report. [Link] Transparency report. [Link in Spanish]
August 23, 2013
NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies. [Link]
August 12, 2013
Google Tells Court You Cannot Expect Privacy When Sending Messages to Gmail -- People Who Care About Privacy Should Not Use Service, Consumer Watchdog Says. [Link]
July 15, 2013
The conference on Privacy, Security and Trust took place from the 10th to the 12th of July in Tarragona. [Link]
July 15, 2013
Google's Global Privacy Counsel states in his blog: "We need global privacy standards... now more than ever". [Link]
June 25, 2013
European Court of Justice lawyer sides with Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ case. [Link]
April 08, 2013
Facebook responds to privacy concerns, says Home shouldn’t be a concern. [Link]
March 23, 2013
2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report. [Link]
March 12, 2013
Facebook ‘like’ users disclosing their personal secrets. [Link]
March 12, 2013
More than 80 academics sign a manifest in favour of Internet data protection. [Link]
March 07, 2013
Data Protection in Europe: 60 leading academics are taking a position. [Link]
February 18, 2013
The Web Won't Be Safe or Secure until We Break It. [Link]
February 13, 2013
US privacy groups believe US officials lobby to weaken EU privacy. [Link]
January 25, 2013
Silicon Valley companies lobbying against Europe’s privacy proposals. [Link]
December 20, 2012
Instagram apologizes to users: We won't sell your photos. [Link]
December 13, 2012
The report on EU Annual Privacy Forum 2012 has been published. [Link]
December 10, 2012
Student group to take Facebook to task in Irish court. [Link]
November 22, 2012
The Man Who Stole Greece: Cuffed chap had data on most of country. [Link]
November 15, 2012
Generals in their own Web. [Link]
October 24, 2012
Facebook Revenue Surpasses Forecasts. [Link]
October 17, 2012
EU Watchdogs To Outlaw Google Privacy Policy. [Link]
September 03, 2012
Interview with Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Chris Clifton about Privacy in Spatiotemporal Data Analysis. [Link]
September 03, 2012
The meaning of life. [Link in Catalan]
August 27, 2012
Steve Wozniak Warns of "Horrendous" Cloud Storage Problems in the Future. [Link]
July 18, 2012
The Govern approves the awarding of the Medal and Plaque Narcís Monturiol to thirteen figures and three institutions of recognized prestige (catalan). [Link]
July 16, 2012
Boycotts on the Internet: a catalog. [Link in Catalan]
July 16, 2012
Viruses: 25 years of mutations (catalan). [Link]
June 19, 2012
How Google, and the rest, turned evil. [Link]
June 07, 2012
Watching privacy. [Link]
May 17, 2012
The AEPD reiterates the need to reinforce the protection of web privacy. [Link]
May 09, 2012
Anonymous Hacks 55,000 Twitter Accounts. [Link]
May 04, 2012
European e-identity plan to be unveiled this month. [Link]
May 02, 2012
Anti-internet piracy law adopted by Spanish government. [Link]
April 17, 2012
Axis of Suppression: China, Facebook and Iran, Says Google’s Sergey Brin. [Link]
April 10, 2012
Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws. [Link]
March 30, 2012
An EU Cybercrime Centre to fight online criminals and protect e-consumers. [Link]
March 01, 2012
Josep Domingo-Ferrer: 'It is really difficult to live without Google'.[Link]
March 01, 2012
Mozilla Collusion lets you see who is tracking you. [Link]
February 24, 2012
How Companies Learn Your Secrets. [Link]
February 24, 2012
Google and Facebook in White House web privacy sights. [Link]
February 03, 2012
E.U. Presses Google to Delay Privacy Policy Changes. [Link]
January 26, 2012
Internet Boycott: a catalog [Link]
January 25, 2012
The European Commission publishes the "General Data Privacy Regulation". [PDF]
January 24, 2012
Europe Weighs Tough Law on Online Privacy. [Link]
January 12, 2012
Google New Search Results Raise Privacy and Antitrust Concerns. [Link]
December 23, 2011
Facebook kept 1,200 Page File On 24-Year-Old. [Link]
December 07, 2011
Mark Zuckerberg's private Facebook photos revealed: Security 'glitch' allows web expert to access billionaire's personal pictures. [Link]
December 06, 2011
Facebook agrees to changes to improve transparency. [Link]
December 05, 2011
EU eyes big fines for privacy breaches. [Link]
November 30, 2011
Facebook settles privacy complaint with FTC. [Link]
November 24, 2011
EU Court of Justice rules that ISP filters are prohibited under EU law. [Link]
November 15, 2011
W3C Working Draft 14 November 2011. [Link]
October 26, 2011
The Dark Side Of Biometrics: 9 Million Israelis’ Hacked Info Hits The Web. [Link]
October 02, 2011
China group’s eye on Yahoo fuels privacy fears. [Link]
September 30, 2011
Facebook faces scrutiny over privacy. [Link]
September 14, 2011
Facebook's Self-Regulation in Germany a Bow to Stricter Culture. [Link]
September 01, 2011
British gov watchdog wants privacy tought in schools. [Link]
September 01, 2011
Interview with Peter Fleischer for the Spanish newspaper El Pais. "We have commited some errors". Interview in Spanish [Link]
August 17, 2011
Finding the key of AES is four times easier than believed. [Link]
July 29, 2011
Australia looks to toughen privacy laws after News Corp scandal. [Link]
July 21, 2011
Rumor About NSA-Google Alliance to Stay Just That. [Link]
July 21, 2011
Resolution of the trial that implied the Electronic Privacy Information Center against the Deaprtment of Hiomeland and Security of the United States of America. [Link]
July 14, 2011
79% of Spanish teenagers does not see its internet privacy in jeopardy. [Link]
July 13, 2011
Facebook data privacy questioned by Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [Link]
July 06, 2011
Gmail: Privacy in the hands of Google. [Link]
July 05, 2011
Google tackles first Google+ privacy flaw. [Link]
June 30, 2011
Google social network takes on Facebook. [Link]
June 28, 2011
Did Microsoft Buy Skype To Spy On You? [Link]
June 10, 2011
Gagging on Tagging: Facebook Facial Recognition Creeps Out Privacy Partisans. [Link]
May 25, 2011
Claims for digital oblivion grow 56% during 2010. [Link]
May 24, 2011
WhatsApp leaks usernames, telephone numbers and messages. [Link]
May 20, 2011
Father of Great Firewall pelted at Wuhan University. [Link]
May 18, 2011
Google chairman Schmidt promises privacy controls. [Link]
April 28, 2011
TomTom sells traffic data to Dutch government. [Link]
April 28, 2011
Sony Sued For PSN Data Loss.[Link]
April 27, 2011
Apple and Google grilled over privacy concerns. [Link]
April 21, 2011
iPhone and iPad 2 keep record of everywhere you go. [Link]
April 20, 2011
Google rapped over privacy issues by 10 nations. [Link]
March 30, 2011
Google to be audited on privacy after Buzz complaints. [Link]
March 18, 2011
Workshop on Lightweight Security & Privacy: Devices, Protocols, and Applications (LightSec 2011). PDF in English
March 16, 2011
The White House Gets Behind New Internet Privacy Efforts. [Link]
February 22, 2011
Cars that talk: technology outlines the cars of the future. Josep Domingo Ferrer's interview in Barcelona TV about VANETs. [Link]
February 22, 2011
Cars that speak: technology draws future vehicles. [Link]
January 25, 2011
Google, Mozilla add new privacy features to their browsers.[Link]
January 14, 2011
German Regulator Breaks Off Google Talks. [Link]
January 10, 2011
US wants Twitter details of Wikileaks activists. [Link]
December 22, 2010
US Commerce Department needs a privacy office. [Link]
December 03, 2010
Shunned Profiling Technology on the Verge of Comeback [Link]
November 22, 2010
OpenData, the project of public data opening that has been presented today by the Barcelona city council. [Link]
November 19, 2010
A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen 2 millimetre wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems Inc after it was recently revealed that US Marshals operating the machine in the Florida courthouse had improperly perhaps illegally – saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens. [Link]
November 09, 2010
The European Commission has proposed a legal "right to be forgotten" allowing internet users to ensure that online content is deleted from social networking websites. [Link]
October 19, 2010
Facebook in Privacy Breach Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds. [Link]
October 11, 2010
Private life in the era of Facebook. Josep Domingo Ferrer's intervention in Vilaweb's program "L'internauta". [Link]
October 07, 2010
Facebook changes to offer users more privacy control. It creates a new Group format that allows to make closed communities only to friends.[Link]
October 07, 2010
Google Spain states that the eagerness to protect the rights must not slow down the advance of the Information Society. [Link]
October 04, 2010
"La Cátedra UNESCO de Privacidad de Datos". Josep Domingo's article in the personal data protection agency's journal of the Community of Madrid. [Link]
September 30, 2010
Conference about "Next Generation Privacy Challenges and Opportunities" organized by the "The Public Voice Civil Society Meeting" in Israel in October the 25th, 2010. Josep Domingo, professor of the URV and director of the UNESCO chair in data privacy, will take part in it. [Link]
September 17, 2010
What they know? The Wall Street Journal analyzed the tracking files installed on people's computers by the 50 most popular U.S. websites [Link]
July 14, 2010
Researchers from the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, coordinated by A. Martínez-Ballesté, have completed a survey on the use and knowledge of Information and Communications Technologies in 2010 by Catalan citizens and households. [Link]
June 30, 2010
Myths and Fallacies of “Personally Identifiable Information”. Developing effective privacy protection technologies is a critical challenge for security and privacy research as the amount and variety of data collected about individuals increase exponentially. [Link]
June 05, 2010
Privacy, Facebook's challenge. Users must have tools to protect their privacy on the Internet. Esther Mitjans i Perelló, Director of the Catalan Data Protection Agency (Apdcat) [Link]
June 03, 2010
Are we entitled to digital oblivion? The allegations by the use of personal data, especially in the network, grew 75% [Link]
June 03, 2010
WordPress Plugin: Digital Fingerprint — detecting content theft [Link]
June 02, 2010
Two Spanish companies launch a global alert service and Internet parental control. Lleida.net and Danba allow to contract SMS alerts about the minor navigation [Link]
June 01, 2010
Google improves the privacy of its browser. Users can now search using the encryption process of online banking. [Link]
May 20, 2010
European offensive against Google for stealing their data with Street View. The data protection agencies from Spain, Germany, France and Italy suspect that the privacy breach [Link]
May 17, 2010
Facebook: Diaspora has come [Link]
May 13, 2010
Miguel Soriano: 'Internet voting on the Diagonal would be invalid in elections'. The professor of the UPC, one of the three auditors in the query, tells VilaWeb they opted for a less secure system to have more participation. [Link]
May 12, 2010
European Union urges Google to improve privacy in Street View [Link]
April 30, 2010
Germany threatens Google over Street View. Germany says it's considering legal moves to stop Google from offering its 'street view' service in Germany. The country's consumer protection minister has warned of a 'millionfold violation of privacy rights.' [link]
March 17, 2010
On April 14th 2010, The Chairman Josep Domingo will give a keynote talk entitled "The UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy research in car-to-car communication" in the ETHICOMP 2010 conference.
March 02, 2010
The Catalan newspaper Avui publishes the piece of news "Biometric identification: use and abuse", about the dangers of using identification through physical features, written by Josep Domingo. [Link]
January 27, 2010
Google Profiling. [Link]
January 04, 2010
On January 15, 2010 the Conference on data privacy and security will be celebrated in Tarragona. [Link]
September 01, 2009
Article about privacy and videosurveillance in the Computer magazine [Link]
August 07, 2009
A divulgative article about Josep Maria Gastó Heras' experience with Catsalut has been published in the electronic magazine datospersonales.org, a magazine from Madrid's Data Protection Agency. [Link]
May 31, 2009
Warning from the Catalan Data Protection Agency: users of social networks lose 70% of their privacy. [Link]
May 29, 2009
President Obama will appoint a new cybersecurity czar and says he/she will not violate privacy and civil liberties of Americans. [Link]
May 19, 2009
Participation of Josep Domingo in a round table from the "Barcelona Digital Global Congress" presenting the ARES project. [Link]
April 03, 2009
European Commission warns web companies on privacy abuse [Link]
March 14, 2009
Towards a new internet. Engineers and security experts know that privacy and security on the internet are so difficult to achieve that the only way to solve the problem is to start again (ElPaís.com) [Link]
March 12, 2009
Google will offer advertising depending on the behavior of the users. The seeker will store in its database information about what is visited, when and why (ElPaís.com) [Link]
March 11, 2009
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee wants ban on snooping on internet users. Sir Tim Berners-Lee says internet information should not be harvested (Times online) [Link]
March 07, 2009
Spanish internauts discover the dark side of social "online" networks. In one month, more than 10 people have denounced the webs. The Spanish Agency of Data Protection is investigating the portals (elPeriódico.com) [Link]
March 04, 2009
Chiefs will be able to control electronic mail of their employees in Finland. The "Nokia Law" allows companies to monitor the e-mails of the workers in order to avoid the filtration of industrial secrets. [Link]
February 25, 2009
Anti-terror fight 'will need privacy sacrifice'. Citizens will have to sacrifice their right to privacy in the fight against terrorism, a former senior security official warned today (The Independent) [Link]
February 18, 2009
Facebook listens to the users and will not appropriate upload contents. The new clause, added last February 4th, specified that Facebook reserved the right to store users data forever (AVUI.cat) [Link]
February 11, 2009
Rhodri Marsden: Will Google Latitude invade my privacy? (The Independent) [Link]
February 06, 2009
Video by the Government of Canada about privacy and social networks [Link]
February 06, 2009
Peers warn surveillance state is threat to freedom. Lords committee seeks dramatic reduction of intrusion into private life (The Independent) [Link]
February 05, 2009
Agreement with the 2st Intl. Workshop on Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy - PAIS 2009 (March 22, 2009. Saint-Petersburg, Russia) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
February 04, 2009
"Latitude from Google is a mobile application that knows and says where are its users at every time" (Vilaweb.cat) [Link]
January 15, 2009
"Riding roughshod over our privacy" (The Independent). [Link]
January 15, 2009
"Big Brother database a 'terrifying' assault on traditional freedoms" (The Independent). [Link]
January 07, 2009
"Catalan primary and secondary schools to collaborate in data protection over the Internet". [Link]
December 31, 2008
"Google submit patent applications for analyzing patterns of social network users, with the aim of obtaining revenue by better targeting advertisements to individuals" (IEEE Spectrum Online). [Link]
December 13, 2008
Presentation by Dr. Josep Domingo-Ferrer entitled "Mathematics, information and privacy". [PDF] (Catalan).
December 06, 2008
"The Catalan Data Protection Agency proposes scrambling videosurveillance images showing people under 18, in order to protect their privacy". [Link]
December 01, 2008
"Publishing personal information on the Internet means losing the 70% of its control". [Link]
November 25, 2008
UNESCO and URV agree to renew the Chair agreement for two more years, up to March 22, 2011.
October 10, 2008
"The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed the loss of a computer drive with the private details of a huge proportion of the UK Armed Forces" (The Independent). [Link]
October 07, 2008
Agreement with the ESSNet course (9 - 12 December, Ljubljana, Slovenia) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
October 04, 2008
"Deutsche Telekom confirms the theft of personal data of more than 17 million of its mobile phone customers, including politicians, ministers and TV stars" (The Local). [Link]
September 29, 2008
Agreement with the ICDM'08 (15 - 19 December, Pisa, Italy) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
September 15, 2008
Next keynote talk from J. Domingo-Ferrer: "Safety and privacy in vehicular communications", Workshop on Privacy in Location-Based Services - PILBA'2008, within ESORICS 2008, Malaga, October 9, 2008.
September 10, 2008
Agreement with the MDAI 2009 (Awaji Island, Japan, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2009) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
September 09, 2008
"France: French revolt over Edvige: Nicolas Sarkozy's Big Brother spy computer" (TimesOnline). [Link]
August 22, 2008
"UK: Thousands of criminal files lost in data fiasco". (TimesOnline) [Link]
July 14, 2008
Agreement with the PinKDD'08 (August 24-27, Las Vegas, Nevada) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
June 15, 2008
Agreement with the 5th VLDB Workshop on SECURE DATA MANAGEMENT - SDM'08 (August 24, Auckland, New Zealand) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
June 01, 2008
Agreement with the PSD 2008 (Sep. 24-26, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
April 14, 2008
"The web creator critisises that the Internet users are being spied with publicity aims". [Link]
March 07, 2008
Agreement with the 3rd Bertinoro PhD School on Security of Wireless Networking to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries to their PhD courses (July 27th - August 1st 2008, Italy).
February 29, 2008
Destatis-Statistisches Bundesamt (German Federal Statistical Office) joins the Chair as a participating institution.
February 06, 2008
"The cookie monster knows what you search". [Link]
January 25, 2008
Job announcement: Technology and Civil Liberties Fellow. [Link]
January 22, 2008
"The European Union considers IP addresses as personal data". [Link]
January 22, 2008
"Microsoft wants to patent a program to spy the worker". [Link]
December 27, 2007
Microsoft files patent application for monitoring physical activity details of computer users (US Patent & Trademark Office). [Link]
December 17, 2007
Presentation by the Chairholder to the institutions participating in the Chair of the 2007 activities and 2008 forward planning (Manchester, UK). [Link]
December 13, 2007
Agreement with the First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy (February 14, 2008, Rome) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
November 15, 2007
Participation of Josep Domingo in the round table "The transfer of knowledge and innovation from the point of view of university: company-university connection, models and future".
October 10, 2007
Launched the Call for Papers of the PSD 2008, which will take place in Istanbul (Turkey).
September 20, 2007
Agreement with the International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS) (March 25, 2008, Nantes, France) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
September 13, 2007
Opened the Call for Papers for the Workshop on Privacy and Security by means of Artificial Intelligence (PSAI 2008). More information here.
September 13, 2007
Opened the Call for Chapters for the new book "Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Privacy Protection and Security". More information here.
July 19, 2007
Agreement with the Joint UNECE/Eurostat Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality (Manchester, UK, Dec. 2007) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
June 04, 2007
Collaboration agreement with Obrador Edendum publishers for dissemination actions on privacy in Catalonia.