Liberdade na Internet, Nigéria

Situation of Internet Freedom in Nigeria

Nigeria is home to 149.5 Million Internet Subscribers, out of which 92 million are active subscribers. MTN with 58,121, 427 subscribers, Glo with 37,270,100 subscribers, Airtel with 34,336,802 subscribers and 9mobile with 19,621,806 subscribers. This makes Nigeria one of the largest internet user populations in Sub Saharan Africa. The Alliance for Affordable Internet has ranked…

e-Ouv

Public Ouvidorias (Ombudsman’s Office) and the demands of citizens: the contribution of the e-ouv System.

The Law on Access to Information (LAI), promulgated in 2011 (No. 12.527), and the Decree establishing the Social Participation Policy and the National Social Participation System of 2014 (No. 8.243) put the public ouvidorias (ombudsman’s office) in greater evidence within the Brazilian political field. After all, from that moment on, greater responsibilities were instituted and,…

IRIS, OpenCon2017

IRIS at OpenCon Latin America 2017

The annual OpenCon global conference is a space for students and academic professionals from a wide range of knowledge, who are interested in open access, open data, open educational resources and many other aspects of open and scientific educational culture. On 12 and 13 OF October, the regional meeting of this event was held at…

Jurisdição e Internet

Internet and jurisdiction: Blocking and network fragmentation mechanisms

The difficulty in adjudicating transnational conflicts originated on the internet has caused governments and companies to seek to prevent the emergence of such disputes. Over the years, new technologies have enabled mechanisms to simulate and adulterate geographical boundaries, identifying or repositioning the origin of users in the global space, then restricting their full access to…

Mídias Sociais Digitais e Saúde

Challenges and perspectives of the use of digital social media in the health field

Characteristics of the digital environment and behaviors typical of social media users seem to come to the attention of health researchers interested in establishing a bridge between the scientific community and society. In research with this approach, it is possible that the great contribution of social media is the possibility of reaching specific population groups,…

Inteligência Artificial

Is it possible to use artificial intelligence to determine the sexual orientation of people?

This September, a research, published by Stanford psychology professor Michal Kosinski and researcher Yilun Wang, claimed to have identified the sexual orientation of people by analyzing photos of faces by means of an artificial intelligence algorithm (deep neural networks). The research has generated heated debates in the US and European media, and has also been…