Month: janvier 2018 (page 1 of 4)

«We’ve created a new policy that prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency».

Source : New Ads Policy: Improving Integrity and Security of Financial Product and Services Ads | Facebook Business

Global Heatmap

Source : Strava Global Heatmap

Strava - Military Base

«An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major security oversight»..

Source : U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging – The Washington Post

Tide Pods

«I cannot believe I have to write this out, but: do not eat Tide Pods. They are literal poison».

Source : Despite YouTube and Amazon’s efforts, record numbers of teens are still eating Tide Pods – The Verge

Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup

“We are excited to welcome the Confirm team to Facebook. Their technology and expertise will support our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe.”

Source : Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup | TechCrunch

“An open internet — and the free exchange of ideas it allows — is critical to our democratic process. The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into gatekeepers — allowing them to put profits over consumers while controlling what we see, what we do, and what we say online.” – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in a statement announcing the suit, filed on behalf of 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Source : 22 attorneys general sue to block net neutrality rollback – The Verge

«C’est une balle perdue qui aurait initié la tragique succession d’événements qui mènera à la mort d’Andy Finch. Mais une balle virtuelle, tirée depuis un jeu vidéo sur PlayStation 4. Celle qu’un joueur, un certain M1ruhcIe, aurait tirée par erreur sur son coéquipier Baperizer lors d’un match de Call of Duty : WWII. Entre les deux joueurs, le ton serait monté. Il faut dire que le match avait un enjeu, un pari, passé via le site, promis à l’équipe gagnante : un dollar, et cinquante cents».

Source : Le responsable d’un « swatting » poursuivi pour homicide involontaire

«En France, Huawei a su trouver des interlocuteurs de choix, comme Orange, qui a adopté  les solutions de l’entreprise au mépris des risques. Alors qu’il devait construire un cloud souverain, l’entreprise française a décidé en mars de choisir les serveurs et les logiciels de Huawei pour son cloud professionnel. Une décision qui était remontée jusqu’à l’Élysée, les services secrets français ayant sonné l’alarme».

Source : Pour le Congrès américain, les smartphones de Huawei sont à bannir – Politique – Numerama

heart and AI

«The time between calling 911 and the ambulance arriving can be critical for saving heart attack victims, but the person on the phone may not know what’s happening: this AI parses non-verbal clues to help diagnose from a distance».

Source : Having A Heart Attack? This AI Helps Emergency Dispatchers Find Out

Uber Ripley

«The Uber HQ team overseeing Ripley could remotely change passwords and otherwise lock up data on company-owned smartphones, laptops, and desktops as well as shut down the devices. This routine was initially called the unexpected visitor protocol. Employees aware of its existence eventually took to calling it Ripley, after Sigourney Weaver’s flamethrower-wielding hero in the Alien movies. The nickname was inspired by a Ripley line in Aliens, after the acid-blooded extraterrestrials easily best a squad of ground troops. ‘Nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.’»

Source : Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark – Bloomberg

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