dissabte, 27 d’abril de 2019

Conèixer la IP privada d'una tablet Android.

Conèixer la IP privada d'una tablet Android.

En aquest cas ho farem sobre una Lenovo TB-X103F amb una connexió WIFI. Dues opcions:

Opció A

Settings / Wireless & Networks

Polsa sobre WLAN

En la part superior dreta d'aquesta pantalla, accedeix als tres puntets i selecciona Advanced

En la part inferior d'aquesta pantalla pots veure la teva MAC address i la teva IP address privada amb un rang de 192.168.xxx.xxx

Opció B

Ves a la part superior esquerra i fes lliscar la informació sobre hora, data, xarxa i bateria.

Sota la teva xarxa, polsa el triangle invertit per veure les xarxes disponibles.

En la part inferior accedeix a More settings.

En la part superior dreta d'aquesta pantalla, accedeix als tres puntets i selecciona Advanced

En la part inferior d'aquesta pantalla pots veure la teva MAC address i la teva IP address privada amb un rang de 192.168.xxx.xxx

dijous, 25 d’abril de 2019

Absher, Appel and Google

Runaway Saudi sisters call for 'inhuman' woman-monitoring app to be pulled

Maha and Wafa al-Subaie called for Absher, which supports male guardianship system, to be removed by Google and Apple

Reuters  Thu 25 Apr 2019 02.54 BST

Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families. (…)

Absher, which is available in the Saudi version of Google and Apple online stores, allows men to update or withdraw permissions for female relatives to travel abroad and to get SMS updates if their passports are used, according to researchers.

Neither company was immediately available to comment. Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said in February that he had not heard of Absher but pledged to “take a look at it”.

A free tool created by the interior ministry, Absher allows Saudis to access a wide range of government services, such as renewing passports, making appointments and viewing traffic violations.

Saudi women must have permission from a male relative to work, marry and travel under the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom’s guardianship system, which has faced scrutiny following recent cases of Saudi women seeking refuge overseas. (…)

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she had asked tech companies in Silicon Valley “tough questions” this month about the “threats” posed by apps like Absher.

“Technology can, and should, be all about progress. But the hugely invasive powers that are being unleashed may do incalculable damage if there are not sufficient checks in place to respect human rights,” she said in a statement. (…)

“Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd”.

dimarts, 23 d’abril de 2019

My TED talk by Carole Cadwalladr

My TED talk: how I took on the tech titans in their lair
Carole Cadwalladr

For more than a year, the Observer writer has been probing a darkness at the heart of Silicon Valley. Last week, at a TED talk that became a global viral sensation, she told the tech billionaires they had broken democracy. What happened next?

The Observer Cambridge Analytica
Sun 21 Apr 2019 08.00 BST

(…) “On the TED stage, dressed in a hat and a hood, Dorsey (*) appeared – and I can’t think of any other way of saying this – insentient. And when I make the same observation to an older tech titan, he tells me how he once went with Zuckerberg on a 15-hour flight on a private jet with 16 other people and Zuckerberg never said a word to anyone for the entire duration.” (…)

(…) “Dorsey can see the iceberg but doesn’t seem to feel our terror. Or understand it. In an interview last summer, US journalist Kara Swisher, repeatedly asked Zuckerberg how he felt about Facebook’s role in inciting genocide in Myanmar – as established by the UN – and he couldn’t or wouldn’t answer.

The world needs all kinds of brains. But in the situation we are in, with the dangers we face, it’s not these kinds of brains. These are brilliant men. They have created platforms of unimaginable complexity. But if they’re not sick to their stomach about what has happened in Myanmar or overwhelmed by guilt about how their platforms were used by Russian intelligence to subvert their own country’s democracy, or sickened by their own role in what happened in New Zealand, they’re not fit to hold these jobs or wield this unimaginable power.” (…)

Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd.

(*)Twitter co-founder

diumenge, 21 d’abril de 2019

Facial recognition is big tech’s latest toxic ‘gateway’ app by John Naughton

Opinion. Facial recognition
Sun 21 Apr 2019 07.00 BST

Facial recognition is big tech’s latest toxic ‘gateway’ app
John Naughton

We test and control drugs, so why do we freely allow the spread of potentially harmful products by unregulated entrepreneurs?

(…) “To appreciate the depths of our plight with this stuff, imagine if the pharmaceutical industry were allowed to operate like the tech companies currently do. Day after day in their laboratories, researchers would cook up amazingly powerful, interesting and potentially lucrative new drugs which they could then launch on an unsuspecting public without any obligation to demonstrate their efficacy or safety. Yet this is exactly what has been happening in tech companies for the past two decades – all kinds of “cool”, engagement-boosting and sometimes addictive services have been cooked up and launched with no obligation to assess their costs and benefits to society. In that sense one could think of Facebook Live, say, as the digital analogue of thalidomide – useful for some purposes and toxic for others. Facebook Live turned out to be useful for a mass killer to broadcast his atrocity; thalidomide was marketed over the counter in Europe as a mild sleeping pill but ultimately caused the birth of thousands of deformed children, and untold anguish.” (…)

“Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd”.

Settle down: If you settle down to do something or to something, you prepare to do it and concentrate on it.
Come across: If you come across something or someone, you find them or meet them by chance.
Encountered: To come upon or meet casually or unexpectedly
Leaps and bounds: You can use in leaps and bounds or by leaps and bounds to emphasize that someone or something is improving or increasing quickly and greatly
Insurmountable: A problem that is insurmountable is so great that it cannot be dealt with successfully. (insuperable)
Flaw in: A flaw in something such as a theory or argument is a mistake in it, which causes it to be less effective or valid. A flaw in someone's character is an undesirable quality that they have. A flaw in something such as a pattern or material is a fault in it that should not be there.
Plight: A condition of extreme hardship, danger, etc
Gullible: If you describe someone as gullible, you mean they are easily tricked because they are too trusting. (gaznápiro, palurdo, torpe, simplón)

Collocations and phrases:
universally beneficial
insurmountable flaws in
In the light of these flaws
regardless of the intentions
gullible public 

dimarts, 9 d’abril de 2019

In the morning of on the morning?

These are four quotes from The Guardian:

If you have trouble waking up in the mornings, having some light coming in through the windows may help. 

Early in the morning of 26 September, alarms went off and computers sent signals that a US Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile had ...

The simple story would be this: on the morning of 12 August 2012, a 16-year-old girl woke up in an unfamiliar basement in Steubenville, a football-obsessed town on the border of West Virginia.

One hundred years ago this Sunday, at 11 o’clock on the morning of 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent in France.

So, what is the correct option: in the morning or on the morning?

Before we go crazy, let’s go to Cambridge Dictionary:

So, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening and at the night, but if we speak about some specific morning, afternoon, evening or night we'll use on the morning of.., on the afternoon, on the evening, in the night:

What happened on the afternoon of 14th July in 1789?
What happened in the night of Varennes?