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Fabricio PH
Wow. So descriptive. Much enthusiasm.
Wow. So descriptive. Much enthusiasm.
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Meddling Smartphone Apps
Read this article in Spanish / Lea en Español aqui. Some smartphone apps can be unexpectedly meddling by lurking in our private information. A priori our thoughts are “I don’t care; I have anything to hide”, however, there is a lot in stake. Let’s take a to...
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Aplicaciones Entrometidas
Lea este artículo en Inglés / Read in English here. Algunas aplicaciones para celulares pueden entrometerse inesperadamente en nuestra información privada. A priori, nuestra opinión puede ser "No me importa, no tengo nada que esconder". Sin embargo, hay muc...
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How an LG technician broke my phone
tl;dr I sent my Nexus 5X to LG technical support as it wasn’t connecting to cellular network. LG asked $387 to “fix” it. At the same time the phone is sold for $300+tax in Office Depot, and $260+tax at Walmart. I rejected the fix, and LG returned my phone: ...
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Instagram huésped y víctima de ataque cibernético
Lea este artículo en Inglés / Read in English here . Ayer estaba mirando las "historias" de mis amigos en Instagram cuando encontré una publicidad interesante de Adidas. Decidí seguir el link. El navegador de internet de Instagram me llevó a una fabulosa pá...
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Instagram hosting & victim of a phishing attack
Read this article in Spanish / Lea en Español aqui. Yesterday I was browsing my friend's stories in Instagram and I saw an interesting ad from Adidas. I decided to follow the link. The in-app Instagram web browser took me to a fabulous Adidas webpage showin...
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From Around the Web Aug 2017
From time to time I do this batch posts about interesting news from the internet. Spoiler alert, some of the stuff might be a bit oldish. Ascii program that is both an exe and a document http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/abc/ Street View images reveal demographic...
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Tech Talks & Buenos Aires
Last week along with two Engineers and an University Specialist we visited my home country on a business trip. We spent a full week in Argentina doing “University Outreach”. This means that we went to a couple of universities to give tech talks about what w...
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Watch after your privacy: Needy Facebook Apps
Some of us (included myself) share a lot of personal information in Facebook. By nature we take care of not publishing anything confidential nor delicate. We usually try to friend people who know for real. But often we forget about connected apps that have ...
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From around the web March 2017
Boston Dynamics' new toy Pix2pix This TensorFlow model given a drawn tries to generate a real world image that match it. Interactive website: https://affinelayer.com/pixsrv TensorFlow model: https://github.com/phillipi/pix2pix I created a beautiful cat: Int...
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Facebook is censuring the web
tl;dr: Facebook copies and stores GIFs from other websites by converting them to mp4 videos. Driven by my curiosity and by chance, I did this interesting and a bit polemical finding. I was browsing a friends wall and noticed an old GIF I published there. It...
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