We can attribute the social organization achieved by humanity to the ability to agree on certain aspects, within these are the creation and application of human rights, through which we established elements that are key to ensuring life and health. development of the citizens of the world; But in a digital age like the one we live in, it became necessary to introduce the conversation about digital rights.
Francina Hungary and Paola Santana have the respect and recognition of an entire country, as they have shown that when you want to achieve positive changes and conquer dreams, you can do it in the best way. A few days ago I had the good fortune to share an interesting conversation with both of them on the subject of digital rights. Below, I do my best to compile some of the ideas that emerged from that conversation.
Much has been said about how humanity is living in a digital age, in which we interact every day with electronic devices, many of them with advanced operating systems with artificial intelligence (AI) that try to emulate the functioning of the human brain and with machine learning (ML) capabilities that elevate levels of automation; among other technological advances.
A key element that unites each of the technological advances that humanity has been developing over the past decades is the gigantic interconnected communications network that we call the Internet. The important role that this tool has played has led countries to consider it as a right.
In fact, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations Organization issued the resolution that establishes “the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet”; where the digital tool is considered a basic right for all people. Similarly, with the constitutional reform to telecommunications in 2013, Mexico declared the internet as a right for its fellow citizens.
The conversation about digital rights has become more relevant over the years, the appearance of innovations and the challenges or dangers that these also present for users, and with which it is sought in some way to safeguard the human rights of those who interact with such innovations.
This situation has led to the need to adapt and create laws that are responsible for protecting fundamental rights of all human beings, and that range from ensuring access to the internet tool, freedom of expression through digital platforms, privacy of data, safety for minors, right to be forgotten, intellectual property, among others.
The issue of universal access to the internet can be misinterpreted, since there is the notion that this is a natural resource, when the reality is that it is an invention of humanity that is offered by private companies. Faced with this situation, the issue of the right to access should be focused on the fact that no one should be denied the possibility of accessing the telecommunications service. In addition, we could extend the subject until we reach the promotion of a competitive market that leads to the creation of better and more affordable options for users; as well as to achieve the expansion of infrastructure.
On the other hand, the conversation about freedom of expression in this digital age has raised serious debates, in which the dividing line between freedoms and violations is very fine. Situations such as sharing false news or hateful messages have led the web space to bring out its most toxic side. In addition, totalitarian regimes and extremist groups try to block free opinion through the internet and digital platforms. It is because of these and other situations that the importance of the right to freedom of expression and opinion lies.
This digital age has been characterized as the time in humanity when more information and data is created, stored and analyzed. It is common to hear people say that “data is the new oil of the 21st century.” In addition, controversial cases such as Cambridge Analytica demonstrated that protecting citizens’ information must be a universal right in the digital age.
The use of digital tools occurs in all generations, so the safety of minors is also a priority. The right to be forgotten, that the citizen has the right to eliminate and erase from the web any false information that may affect him in any aspect of his life.
I could continue to develop digital rights, but this will be for another Tech Tuesday. But I would like to finish with some ideas that I consider important. States have the task of guaranteeing digital rights both in facilitating the development of ICTs, but also that access to services is of quality. Manage to develop competitive markets that lead to innovation, improve the offers and prices of services to users. And we cannot forget that those with the capacity to develop public policies develop these to safeguard the integrity of Internet users and their platforms.
Facebook wants to see you everywhere
In this edition of Technology Tuesday I will tell you about the new “smart” glasses presented by Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. In addition, DJI renewed its award-winning portable stabilizer for mobiles with the OM 5; And if you are a video game lover, you have an affordable option with the G15 model.
Facebook Glasses. After years in development, the company Facebook Inc. announced its new “smart” glasses in collaboration with the renowned Ray-Ban brand. The model presented will come with 5 megapixel cameras in front of the lens frame, which will allow the user to take photos and make videos if they wish. In addition, it will have speakers on the legs that will be used to listen to music or take calls. This model is multiplatform, so it can be connected to mobile phones with an iOS or Android operating system. Users will be able to transfer all their photos and videos to their mobile through the “View app” developed by Facebook. The recording action will be performed using the buttons at the top of the frame. But they also have an on / off button; And if the user turns off the glasses, they will have no way to record or take photos, according to Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This ad is important to a company that is accused of taking advantage of the user data it collects and stores. In the section on autonomy, the company did not give exact numbers, but they did ensure that they will last for a whole day. Price: US $ 299.
Improving the good. DJI company has been offering excellent compact and portable stabilizers for mobile phones for years. A few days ago, the company announced the OM5, the fifth generation of the Osmo Mobile. This time the design is more minimalist and small. DJI assured that it improved the stabilization system of the equipment, thanks to the three motors in the pivot points, and the use of an “intelligent algorithm” is added that is capable of detecting movements and adapting the equipment instantly. Among the novelties is the ability to extend the arm of the team to take those selfie photos at a greater distance. They also maintain the magnetic head that facilitates the placement of the mobile; and the MIMO mobile app lets you take large shots automatically. Price: US $ 198.
A gaming option. If you are one of those who are looking for an affordable and capable laptop to play, you might want to take a look at the Dell G15 model, which comes with an 11th generation processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. In the graphics section, the GPU is a 4GB GeForce RTX 3050. Price: From US $ 1,029.99.