Month: avril 2016 (page 2 of 4)

Photographers’ Identities Catalog (PIC) is an experimental interface to a collection of biographical data describing photographers, studios, manufacturers, and others involved in the production of photographic images. Consisting of names, nationalities, dates, locations and more, PIC is a vast and growing resource for the historian, student, genealogist, or any lover of photography’s history. The information has been culled from trusted biographical dictionaries, catalogs and databases, and from extensive original research by NYPL Photography Collection staff.

Source : PIC – Photographers’ Identities Catalog

Unlike other forms of Google search, Google does not display advertising to book searchers, nor does it receive payment if a searcher uses Google’s link to buy a copy. Google’s book scanning project started in 2004. Working with major libraries like Stanford, Columbia, the University of California, and the New York Public Library, Google has scanned and made machine-readable more than 20 million books. Many of them are nonfiction and out of print.

Source : Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case | Ars Technica

Apple takes our commitment to protecting your data very seriously and we work incredibly hard to deliver the most secure hardware, software and services available. We also believe every customer has a right to understand how their personal information is handled.
For government information requests, we report as much detail as we are legally allowed. When we receive an account request from law enforcement requesting a customer’s personal information, we will notify the customer a request concerning their personal data was made unless we are explicitly prohibited from doing so. We are reserving the right to make exceptions, such as for extreme situations when we believe disclosing information could put a child or other person in serious danger, or where notice is not applicable to the underlying facts of the case.

Source : Report on Government Information Requests – Apple

When it comes to doing the right thing in difficult situations, BlackBerry’s guiding principle has been to do what is right for the citizenry, within legal and ethical boundaries. We have long been clear in our stance that tech companies as good corporate citizens should comply with reasonable lawful access requests. I have stated before that we are indeed in a dark place when companies put their reputations above the greater good.

Source : Lawful Access, Corporate Citizenship and Doing What’s Right | Inside BlackBerry

Mark Zuckerberg just showed off the company’s 10-year road map in one graphic at the company’s F8 developers conference on Tuesday.

Source : Facebook F8 10-year road map – Business Insider

Robots aren’t stealing your job – at least in this instance – but they’re becoming your boss. And the level of control and surveillance they exert is often far greater than human management would

Source : At Uber, the Algorithm Is More Controlling Than the Real Boss – Digits – WSJ

Il n’y a pas si longtemps…

Nous sommes également pleinement conscients de la nécessité de porter un regard neuf sur les données dont nous disposons pour trouver des solutions innovantes. Le début de notre politique relative à l’Open Data remonte à juillet 2012 et nous avons ouvert la totalité de notre offre de transport sur data.ratp.fr. En parallèle, nous animons la communauté des développeurs lors de hackatons. Notre nouvelle plateforme d’applications « RATP Apps » héberge ainsi des applications développées par des start-up sur la base des données Open Data de la RATP.

Source : Votre quotidien sur le réseau : les réponses à vos questions

Nos serveurs sont attaqués des dizaines de fois par jour. Tous les trois mois environ, un hacker trouve le moyen de déjouer les systèmes de sécurité. La dernière intrusion date d’il y a une semaine. Des pirates sont parvenus à véhiculer un malware au travers du nom de domaine 20minutes.ch. Un fichier Flash infecté en était à l’origine. Ce script tentait d’installer le virus d’un site tiers grâce aux lacunes des ordinateurs des utilisateurs. Ce logiciel malveillant, le cheval de Troie Gozi, a finalement été retiré par notre service informatique.

Source : 20 Minutes

Your plan to use our content to sell your advertising is indistinguishable from a plan to steal our content to publish on your own website

Source : US newspapers raise alarm over new ad-blocker Brave – FT.com

l’An 2000 – Facebook face à la désertification de son news feed – Libération.fr

Facebook 2005-2015

Facebook a sans doute fait l’erreur d’encourager l’ajout d’amis avant d’encourager l’ajout de contenus. Résultat : les comptes sont aujourd’hui saturés d’«amis» qui s’ajoutent par strates à chaque nouvelle étape de sa vie. Si ça fait près de 10 ans qu’on est sur Facebook, forcément, il y a du déchet. Et une tentation du silence.

Source : l’An 2000 – Facebook face à la désertification de son news feed – Libération.fr

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