Mois : mars 2014 (page 1 of 13)

Cinq gus dans un garage qui font des mails à la chaîne

La Quadrature du Net vient d’annoncer l’arrivée de nouveaux soutiens au sein de l’association. Avec l’aide des internautes et grâce à ces recrues, ses membres se disent prêts “à affronter les défis à venir pour les libertés et les droits dans l’espace numérique”.

We expected a negative reaction from people in the short term, [but] we did not expect to be getting so many death threats and harassing phone calls that extended to our families

« The main reason you won’t see a comprehensive, all-you-can-eat movie plan soon is something called “windowing,” the entertainment industry term for the staggered way movies are released to various outlets ». (via Why Movie Streaming Sites So Fail to Satisfy –

Urs Hölzle oversaw the creation of the world’s largest computer. It’s a machine that spans the globe — from The Dalles, Oregon to Hamina, Finland to Quilicura, Chile — and you use it every day. It’s called Google.

Effective immediately, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property from Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves. Instead, we will refer the matter to law enforcement if further action is required.

Zuckerberg has seen the astonishing speed with which products come and go online; he knows that his flagship won’t last forever. So he’s decided to build himself a flotilla.

« Nous allons traiter la vie privée des non-Américains aussi sérieusement que celle des Américains. Nous ne faisons pas ça car nous y sommes obligés par le droit international, mais parce que, finalement, c’est la bonne chose à faire. » Mais, sur ce point précis, nulle législation n’est au programme.

« A bigger marketing push than any bank? » (via Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail – Quartz)

Envisioning a future in which Oculus’ technology is the dominant platform is diametrically opposed: it’s a reality where humans retreat from day-to-day activities in favor of computers. This idea – a life lived in computers – is something that appeals to the technically predisposed; who among us spends all day in front a glowing screen, and then goes home to do the exact same? I’m sure Zuckerberg is in that boat. But it’s a much smaller boat than many technologists realize.

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