Month: avril 2017 (page 2 of 2)

« We’ve not only shown how an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle can perform its mission when things go as planned, but also how it will react and adapt to unforeseen obstacles along the way, » said Capt. Andrew Petry of the Air Force Research Laboratory in a Lockheed Martin statement.

Source : The Air Force just demonstrated an autonomous F-16 that can fly and take out a target all by itself

Group Payments

« Since 2015, you could send and receive money on Messenger, but until now, these person-to-person payments have just been possible between two people. Starting today for Android and desktop, you can send or receive money between groups of people on Messenger ».

Source : Get Paid Back: Announcing Group Payments in Messenger | Facebook Newsroom

« As the name suggests, « Find Friends » lets consumers quickly discover if any of their contacts are using the app too. But according to the users in the case, the app makers violated their privacy by failing to inform them that « Find Friends » would transfer user’s contact lists to company servers.The companies have fought the lawsuit for years, complaining in part that storing users’ contact lists on the server was necessary for the « Find Friends » tool to function. But U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar pushed back, saying the firms should have been more explicit about what they were doing ».

Source : Instagram, Twitter Could Pay Users $5.3 Million in Privacy Settlement | Fortune.com

« Le pire ennemi de l’homme ou de la femme politique est lui-même, son ancien moi, celui qui disait autre chose, qui le disait différemment. En relevant ces contradictions, on pense révéler une vérité de la politique : ah regardez, il se renie, trahit et se parjure… Ok. Mais rappelons-nous la belle phrase d’Edgar Faure qui disait : ‘Ce n’est pas la girouette qui tourne, c’est le vent.' »

Source : Eh oui, Manuel Valls, Internet n’oublie plus rien

« That bill was a disgusting bill, because when we use the web, we are so vulnerable » – Tim Berners-Lee

Source : Tim Berners-Lee: selling private citizens’ browsing data is ‘disgusting’ | Technology | The Guardian

« Facing criticism, the company last year met representatives from more than 150 women’s safety organizations and decided it needed to do more, Antigone Davis, global head of safety at Facebook, said in a phone interview ».

Source : Facebook to use photo-matching to block repeat ‘revenge porn’ | Reuters

« Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly ».

Source : mastodon.social – Mastodon

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

In short, the Web is what it is today because of Sir Tim’s brilliant design, based on his synthesis of several key ideas and his technical leadership. The ACM recognizes Sir Tim with the Turing Award for this enduring contribution to the computing community.

Source : Sir Tim Berners-Lee – A.M. Turing Award Winner

Event : reddit place (https://www.reddit.com/place)

Source : Place – TimeLapse

Monet Paintings → Photos

Qualitative results are presented on several tasks where paired training data does not exist, including collection style transfer, object transfiguration, season transfer, photo enhancement, etc.

Source : Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks

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