Mois : décembre 2017 (page 1 of 4)

«Algorithms choose the information we see when we go online, the jobs we get, the colleges to which we’re admitted and the credit cards and insurance we are issued. It goes without saying that when computers are making decisions, a lot can go wrong. Our lawmakers desperately need this explained to them in an unbiased way so they can appropriately regulate, and tech companies need to be held accountable for their influence over all elements of our lives. But academics have been asleep at the wheel, leaving the responsibility for this education to well-paid lobbyists and employees who’ve abandoned the academy».

Source : The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech – The New York Times

«Elle se présente comme Poppy. Dans sa vidéo la plus vue (13 millions de fois), elle se contente d’ailleurs de le répéter durant dix minutes­ : ‘Je suis Poppy’. »

Source : Connaissez-vous Poppy, le déroutant phénomène YouTube ?

Library of Congress

«Twitter has also grown exponentially in the years since the library started its collection. That year, 2010, about half a billion tweets were posted every two weeks. In November, that many were sent each day. The messages are now longer: The company recently doubled its limit for tweets to 280 from 140 characters. Such complications have plagued public access to the archive, too, which is limited while the library works to find a cost-effective and sustainable way to open the archive to the public».

Source : The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets – The New York Times

Barack Obama and Prince Harry

«Al of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet, » he said. « One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.» – Barack Obama.

Source : Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama on Radio 4: Ex-President warns social media is corroding civil discourse

Traffic on Irving Street

«While a number of communities have devised strategies like turn restrictions and speed humps that affect all motorists, Leonia’s move may be the most extreme response. Leonia plans to issue residents yellow tags to hang in their cars, and nonresidents who use the streets in the morning and afternoon will face $200 fines. Its police department has already alerted the major traffic and navigation apps to the impending changes, which will take effect on Jan. 22 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.»

Source : Navigation Apps Are Turning Quiet Neighborhoods Into Traffic Nightmares – The New York Times

Evan Spiegel

«Les mails souvent homophobes ou mysogynes envoyés par Evan Spiegel à ses camarades illustrent de fait ses priorités de l’époque, qui se résument essentiellement à faire boire au maximum certaines étudiantes afin qu’elles couchent avec ses amis (ou avec lui)».

Source : De Picaboo à Snapchat : Evan Spiegel, l’homme qui a dit non à Facebook – Tech – Numerama


«While scanning the deep and dark web for stolen, leaked or lost data, 4iQ discovered a single file with a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials — the largest aggregate database found in the dark web to date. None of the passwords are encrypted, and what’s scary is the we’ve tested a subset of these passwords and most of the have been verified to be true».

Source : 1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Discovered in a Single Database

Orange insiste sur un Internet à plusieurs vitesses : mais de quoi parle l’opérateur ?

Stéphane Richard

«Il faudra qu’on soit capable de proposer à l’industrie, aux services, des Internets avec des fonctionnalités, avec des puissances différentes, donc des Internets avec des qualités de service différentes. Et cela, pour pouvoir le faire, il faut qu’on nous laisse le faire» – Stéphane Richard.

Source : Orange insiste sur un Internet à plusieurs vitesses : mais de quoi parle l’opérateur ? – Politique – Numerama


«These Uber security employees went to great lengths to hide their surveillance activities from the authorities, Jacobs says. They used computers not purchased by Uber that ran on Mi-Fi devices, so the traffic wouldn’t appear on Uber’s network. They also used virtual public networks and “non-attributable architecture of contracted Amazon Web Services” to further conceal their efforts, Jacobs alleges. Who were they surveilling? Jacobs says SSG’s targets included “politicians, regulators, law enforcement, taxi organizations, and labor unions in, at a minimum, the US.”

Source : Uber allegedly hacked rivals, surveilled politicians, and impersonated protestors – The Verge

«A Chinese entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for selling virtual private network service, a government newspaper said, as Beijing tries to stamp out use of technology that evades its internet filters».

Source : China Jails Seller of VPN Services – The New York Times

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