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Hackers examining a voting machine at the DefCon cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas in 2017.

“The programmer who revealed the breach, explained that visitors to the Elector app’s website could right-click to “view source,” an action that reveals the code behind a web page. That page of code included the user names and passwords of site administrators with access to the voter registry, and using those credentials would allow anyone to view and download the information. Mr. Bar-Zik, a software developer for Verizon Media who wrote the Sunday article in Haaretz, said he chose the name and password of the Likud party administrator and logged in. “Jackpot!” he said in an interview on Monday. “Everything was in front of me!””

Source : Israeli Voters: Data of All 6.5 Million Voters Leaked – The New York Times

“La Présidente de la CNIL met en demeure les sociétés EDF et ENGIE en raison du non-respect de certaines des exigences relatives au recueil du consentement à la collecte des données de consommation issues des compteurs communicants LINKY, ainsi que pour une durée de conservation excessive des données de consommation.”

Source : EDF et ENGIE : mises en demeure pour non-respect de certaines conditions de recueil du consentement concernant les données des compteurs communicants | CNIL


“Google this evening began alerting Takeout users about the “technical issue.” From November 21-25, 2019, those that requested backups could have had videos in Google Photos “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives.” In requesting a backup, some of your videos — but not pictures — might be visible to random users that were also downloading their data through Google Takeout.”

Source : Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year – 9to5Google

“On an annual basis, Google says YouTube generated $15 billion last year and contributed roughly 10 percent to all Google revenue. Those figures make YouTube’s ad business nearly one fifth the size of Facebook’s, and more than six times larger than all of Amazon-owned Twitch.”

Source : YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for the first time – The Verge

“The documents, from a subsidiary of the antivirus giant Avast called Jumpshot, shine new light on the secretive sale and supply chain of peoples’ internet browsing histories. They show that the Avast antivirus program installed on a person’s computer collects data, and that Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world. Some past, present, and potential clients include Google, Yelp, Microsoft, McKinsey, Pepsi, Home Depot, Condé Nast, Intuit, and many others. Some clients paid millions of dollars for products that include a so-called « All Clicks Feed, » which can track user behavior, clicks, and movement across websites in highly precise detail.”

Source : Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data – VICE

“Data provided to Earther by an SEO professional who asked to remain anonymous shows that Bloomberg is targeting more than 840 search terms that specifically reference climate with hundreds more that reference climate-adjacent terms. The results shows Bloomberg is open to welcoming deniers into the fold with ads purchased around terms like “is climate change a hoax” and“is climate change a hoax,” preppers (“best places to survive climate change”), and those concerned with related issues (“poverty and climate change”). At least some ads also target picking off voters interested in other candidates (“Elizabeth Warren climate plan”).”

Source : Michael Bloomberg Buys Most ‘Climate Change’ Ads on Google

“C’est l’Union américaine pour les libertés civiles (ACLU) qui a appris l’engagement de Spot par la police. L’organisation a exigé des détails des autorités, qu’elle a en partie obtenus. Boston Dynamics a prêté plusieurs chiens-robots à la police de l’Etat du Massachusetts d’août à début novembre. Les machines ont notamment été testées par des équipes de déminage. La police s’est refusée à donner davantage d’informations, se contentant de dire que Spot avait été engagé sur le terrain lors de deux opérations réelles.”

Source : Les chiens-robots de Boston Dynamics suscitent la crainte – Le Temps

Et si Facebook n’était qu’un malentendu…

“Augmented and virtual reality are about delivering a sense of presence — the feeling that you’re right there with another person or in another place. Instead of having devices that take us away from the people around us, the next platform will help us be more present with each other and will help the technology get out of the way. Even though some of the early devices seem clunky, I think these will be the most human and social technology platforms anyone has built yet.
The ability to be « present » anywhere will also help us address some of the biggest social issues of our day — like ballooning housing costs and inequality of opportunity by geography. Today, many people feel like they have to move to cities because that’s where the jobs are. But there isn’t enough housing in many cities, so housing costs are skyrocketing while quality of living is decreasing. Imagine if you could live anywhere you chose and access any job anywhere else. If we deliver on what we’re building, this should be much closer to reality by 2030.”

From : Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

“With less than a year until the 2020 U.S. election and roughly $3 billion expected to be spent on digital political advertising, a lack of uniform rules for the ads has led to confusion about exactly what is allowed on the platforms, how intensely new policies will be enforced and whether advertising strategies and budgets will need to change further.”

Source : Facebook to Keep Targeted Political Ads but Will Give Users More Control – WSJ

“‘Notability are notoriously byzantine, to say it kindly,’ the anonymous editor says. They hope the push to reform the guidelines will help compensate for the historic underrepresentation of women and minorities, since it’s not just women who find their path into Wikipedia blocked. ‘A lot of prejudice is unconscious and intersectional,’ says Lubbock. ‘Wikipedia is dealing not just with a gender inequality issue, but also racial and geographical inequalities.’

Source : Female scientists’ pages keep disappearing from Wikipedia – what’s going on? | News | Chemistry World

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