«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 ?
«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
«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