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Positive Registration and Google searches are Software highlights in December | Internet

The Cadastro Positivo database, which can help consumers and companies in credit confirmation, was the software subject most accessed by TechTudo readers in December. The system creates a score according to the debts paid by the user on time and provides these data to banks and financial institutions, to identify good payers. Subjects like cheaper airfare and finding out the number of visits on Instagram are also among the highlights of the past month.

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The list of most popular articles in December closes with forbidden locations for photos on Instagram, celebrities' gaffes and the sale of 3D avatar for pornographic videos. Check out, below, the ten software news that were highlighted last month at TechTudo.

Check out the list of ten most accessed topics on TechTudo in December Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudoCheck out the list of ten most accessed topics on TechTudo in December Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo

Check out the list of ten most accessed topics on TechTudo in December Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo

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Credit Birs automatically register consumers in a Positive Register Photo: Caroline Doms / TechTudoCredit Birs automatically register consumers in a Positive Register Photo: Caroline Doms / TechTudo

Credit Birs automatically register consumers in a Positive Register Photo: Caroline Doms / TechTudo

The Cadastro Positivo is a database that records the payment history of consumers. The system, which can be used to analyze people's credit, assimilates everything that has been properly paid in the consumer's history to define scores that take into account the fulfillment of customer deadlines.

Consolidated by federal law, the Positive Registry is an alternative for banks and financial institutions that need authorization from customers to update their payment history. The system can also guarantee lower interest rates and credit on purchases for consumers who pay their debts on time.

2. Most searched subjects in Brazil in 2019

Google revealed the most searched subjects in 2019 by Brazilian users Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoGoogle revealed the most searched subjects in 2019 by Brazilian users Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Google revealed the most searched subjects in 2019 by Brazilian users Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

In December, Google revealed the subjects most searched by Brazilians in 2019. According to the ranking, the Copa Amrica, a soccer team championship held in Brazil, was the most sought after subject. Users also used the site to ask questions like "What is libido?", "Why did WhatsApp stop working today?" and "How to register for Enem 2019".

Technology issues were also on the rise, with searches for Apple's iPhone 11 and Motorola's Moto G7. Brazilians sought information on various phone models, such as the Mi9, manufactured by Xiaomi. The brand resumed its operations in the country in partnership with DL Eletrnicos. Other devices, such as the Galaxy S10, Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus are also highlighted in the search preference of consumers.

3. Cheap tickets with Expedia

See how to find cheap airfare on Expedia's website Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoSee how to find cheap airfare on Expedia's website Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

See how to find cheap airfare on Expedia's website Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

The Expedia website works as a price comparator that allows you to find cheaper hotels and airline tickets in PC searches. The different types of filters allow you to define your customers' travel preferences to receive more accurate results, such as good departure times, preferred airlines, airports and other relevant data. Purchases are made online using a credit card. The reservation obtained in partnership with the airline that offers the segment at a discount.

4. Six places prohibited from taking photos on Instagram

Six places forbidden for photos on Instagram Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoSix places forbidden for photos on Instagram Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Six places forbidden for photos on Instagram Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Have you thought about taking photos while traveling? Know that this can happen. Around the world, tourists are prohibited from taking pictures in some of the biggest tourist spots. The ban is imposed, for example, on famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon. The impediment also happens in other places, such as museums and casinos in Las Vegas, even if the images are not published on Instagram or any other social network.

Images from these locations are not allowed due to copyright. Therefore, even if you get the click, you are violating Instagram's Terms of Use when posting them. As a rule, the social network tests content sharing without legal permission.

5. Who visited your Instagram profile?

Stalkci promised to inform who visited Instagram profile Photo: Reproduo / StalkciStalkci promised to inform who visited Instagram profile Photo: Reproduo / Stalkci

Stalkci promised to inform who visited Instagram profile Photo: Reproduo / Stalkci

In December, the Stalkci website caught the attention of our readers by stalking visits from an Instagram profile. The user needs to grant access from the platform to his account so that, afterwards, an analysis of visits is made in the last 24 hours. After logging in, the platform informs people who have spied on the profile photos and videos. During our tests, we were able to certify that the tool can list up to 30 users who visited a profile.

The website, however, accesses the user's personal data during the login process. In addition, Instagram does not offer this type of monitoring, which does not guarantee that Stalkci's list of visitors is reliable. Another problem, reported by users of the Reddit forum, shows that the site can make unauthorized posts on the monitored profile.

6. Largest polemics on the Internet in 2019

Google search returns explicit sex images Photo: Reproduo / TechTudoGoogle search returns explicit sex images Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Google search returns explicit sex images Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

In 2019, we recorded news involving technology companies, devices and curious subjects that caused great controversy on the web. The period was marked by bizarre issues, such as Amazon delivering urine to a customer and Google searches that relate to black women and education in pornographic content. Even Instagram did not escape: the social network was a decisive part in the event of a turnaround in sharing the millionaire heritage of French singer Johnny Hallyday.

Other polemics were also on the radar, such as errors in the facial recognition of criminals, apps that promise to spy on friends on Instagram, the regret of the creator of the "retute" button on Twitter and cases of homophobia on YouTube.

7. Information you should not share on the Internet

Do not disclose address and phone on social networks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesDo not disclose address and phone on social networks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Do not disclose address and phone on social networks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

care must be taken on the Internet to prevent the action of cyber criminals in crimes such as theft of personal files, such as photos, videos and important documents. Some recommendations to follow and do not become an easy victim to be careful about what you share online. Bank details, work information and personal routine are some of the private information that cannot be disclosed on social networks.

8. Avatar in 3D on pornographic videos

Virt-A-Mate program generates 3D models from photos Photo: Reproduo / YouTube (Alter3go)Virt-A-Mate program generates 3D models from photos Photo: Reproduo / YouTube (Alter3go)

Virt-A-Mate program generates 3D models from photos Photo: Reproduo / YouTube (Alter3go)

Groups of software users with 3D graphics are marketing avatars of real people so that they can be inserted into pornographic videos. The procedure performed with artificial intelligence algorithms to reproduce anyone's face. The practice was reported by Vice magazine and found in posts in the Reddit forum community.

Initially created to satisfy sexual fantasies, avatars can be used without people's consent as in the case of deepfakes in videos on the web. In addition, the elaboration of 3D models does not depend on technical knowledge or authorizations of creative stages.

9. Shameful situations of celebrities on social networks

Remember eight embarrassments that celebrities went through on social media in 2019 Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudoRemember eight embarrassments that celebrities went through on social media in 2019 Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo

Remember eight embarrassments that celebrities went through on social media in 2019 Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo

Celebrities and digital influencers had a good time in 2019. The year was marked by gaffes that went viral, such as the invasion of Instagram profiles to share fake posts from iPhone donations, with victims like actress Marina Ruy Barbosa, singer Ludmilla and the actress Cleo Pires.

Another prominent topic was the overuse of Photoshop by socialite Kim Dardashian to include her children in photos. In addition, actor Leonardo Di Caprio, model Gisele Bndchen and player Cristiano Ronaldo made the mistake of sharing an old photo on Instagram as supposedly of the burnings in the Amazon.

10. How many visits did your Instagram have?

Instagram allows you to see how many people have visited your profile Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudoInstagram allows you to see how many people have visited your profile Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

Instagram allows you to see how many people have visited your profile Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

Few people know, but Instagram allows you to check the number of visits from a profile. The hit counter is only available to users of commercial accounts that, necessarily, must be linked to a company page or public person on Facebook. The feature is activated through the social network application and is available for iPhone (iOS) and Android users.

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