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Data-capture

We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

Data-cleaning

We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

Visualization apps

We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

Algorithms

We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

Web specials

We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Ana Hernández

Mathematician and expert in R programming language. She has collaborated for various projects such as Infraestructura Visible and in the development of visualization tools.

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Six tips to protect your information

June 22, 2017

The people from Social Tic shared their advice to protect information and, no matter how sophisticated an attack might be.

This week, Mexican journalists and activists have denounced the Mexican government as a promoter of espionage through malicious software.

 

The complaints have made citizens question the effectiveness of the measures they are taking to protect their own information.

 

The people from Social Tic shared their advice to protect information and, no matter how sophisticated an attack might be.

 

  1. Calculate your risks to prevent the consequences

There is no worse thing than having your research on a computer that was just stolen. Or that you go partying and you break the phone ... or worse, that it falls in the toilet and you lose all the information. So the first thing you should always do is think what risks you face to prevent the sad consequences.

Usually, we all face four risks:

-To be robbed

-To damage the equipment

-To be infected by a virus

- To be spied on

 

   2. Always do a backup, as if your life depended on it

This is the main solution to any risk: make a copy of the information that is important to you. Your photos, your documents, your contacts ... whatever is vital for your existence. There are applications that can help you do this automatically. If not, take care of making this a habit that you repeat the same day from time to time.

 

3. Install an antivirus

Both on your cell phone and on your computer (it doesn’t matter if you have a Mac). We believe that we are protected, but the truth is that we share and store too much information on these devices for as not to have them protected. We recommend AVG or AVAST if you have an Android. If you have an IPhone, Amir is a good choice. For your Mac, Avast is necessary.

 

 

4. Check where you get into and what downloads

It seems obvious, but this is a principle often ignored. If you click the link that asks for your data before giving you the inheritance of an Arab prince, you are not doing much to protect your information.

 

 

5. Lock all your devices

Protect your information by closing the door securely. At least that way you make it harder for thieves to enter. Your password must be a PassPhrase and not a PassWord. This sentence must be alphanumeric and with special characters.

Also, keep in mind that you should protect this information as if your life depended on it.

 

6. Understand what companies do to which you give your information with your data.

 

Do you know if they share, sell or insure? Can they spy on you? How have they handled personal data in the past?

María Isabel Magaña

Journalist, Master in Investigative Journalism and #DataViz. Thus, I see data everywhere. Promoting transparency through queremosdatos.co