ProPublica Data Store is launched: a project which sells information to journalists for their investigations
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ProPublica Data Store is launched: a project which sells information to journalists for their investigations

Laura Aznar.- ProPublica, a small independent non profit agency, has presented ProPublica Data Store, an online shop where data content, graphs, histories and interactive apps will be offered to journalists, who can buy the material and use it on their work. The project’s objective is to make economic profit from the information, and to obtain … Continua llegint

Breaking News readers suspend automatic refreshing to avoid spoilers during Sochi Olympic Games.
General / International / The extra

Breaking News readers suspend automatic refreshing to avoid spoilers during Sochi Olympic Games.

Laura Aznar.- Breaking news, a digital space which offers rigorous real time news, has published a post that gathers the data regarding how readers were informed about Sochi Olympics. The graph attached, elaborated by the own website, shows how users did not want to know the result of a game before being able to see it, and … Continua llegint

Zuckerberg and Koum: main characters of MWC’s first day
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Zuckerberg and Koum: main characters of MWC’s first day

Laura Bernis – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s creator, and Jan Kouw, WhatsApp’s founder, have been the stars on the first day of the Mobile World Congress. The expectation was at its highest after the announcement of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, and everyone was waiting specially for Zuckerberg’s declarations. Jan Koum’s turn came first. During his morning … Continua llegint

A worldwide breakdown blocks WhatsApp and Telegram
General / The extra

A worldwide breakdown blocks WhatsApp and Telegram

Laura Bernis.- Instant messaging service WhatsApp ceased to function this Saturday, 22nd of February 2014, at 19:00 (GTM +1), approximately, leaving its millions of users around the globe disconnected. In the same way, its alternative, Telegram, has also fallen flat due to saturation, as it was highly demanded after WhatsApp sudden failure. Both communication systems … Continua llegint

Journalists awarded for revealing NSA espionage
General / USA

Journalists awarded for revealing NSA espionage

Georgina Boixereu.- George Polk Awards have rewarded the work done by journalists Gleen Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras who, as a result of Edward Snowden’s leaks, exposed the National Security Agency’s undercover operations. George Polk Awards grant their prize to investigation journalism, and are described by PBS as “one of the few journalistic awards … Continua llegint