Mois : août 2019

Netflix a loué 5 milliards de DVD depuis sa création, et a encore 2.5 millions d’abonnés à ce service

“En 2011, il y avait 14 millions d’abonnés au service de location de DVD physiques, mais ce nombre a grandement baissé : il était en juin 2019 aux alentours des 2,5 millions. Il a tout de même rapporté 45 millions de dollars de bénéfices au deuxième trimestre de 2019, peut-on lire dans les résultats financiers de Netflix. Ce n’est pas grand-chose — le chiffre d’affaires de l’entreprise sur la même période s’élève à 4,9 milliards — mais cela montre qu’il y a toujours des irréductibles qui apprécient la location de copies physiques, plus que le streaming.”

Source : Netflix a loué 5 milliards de DVD depuis sa création – Business – Numerama

Audible Captions & Copyright

“Audible response to August 23 claims by the AAP regarding the Captions feature. We are surprised and disappointed by this action and any implication that we have not been speaking and working with publishers about this feature, which has not yet launched. Captions was developed because we, like so many leading educators and parents, want to help kids who are not reading engage more through listening. This feature would allow such listeners to follow along with a few lines of machine-generated text as they listen to the audio performance. It is not and was never intended to be a book.”

Source : Audible Captions: A Demonstration | About Audible

This hacker’s iPhone charging cable can hijack your computer

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“A hacker who goes by the online handle MG took an innocent-looking Apple USB Lightning cable and rigged it with a small Wi-Fi-enabled implant, which, when plugged into a computer, lets a nearby hacker run commands as if they were sitting in front of the screen.”

Source : This hacker’s iPhone charging cable can hijack your computer | TechCrunch

Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones

“Netflix would’ve avoided this controversy if it had plainly told subscribers what it was doing somewhere in the app or with a notification. Instead, people discovered that Netflix was utilizing Android’s physical activity permission, which is strange behavior from a video streaming app. In some instances, it was doing this without asking users to approve the move first, as was the case for The Next Web’s Ivan Mehta. You’ve got to be transparent if you want to monitor anyone’s movements.”

Source : Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones – The Verge

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions

“The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant, seeking to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals to head off competitive threats, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Source : FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions – WSJ

Baltimore, Johannesburg, Lake City : les ransomwares coûtent très cher aux mairies

“Cette attaque a déjà coûté la coquette somme de 18 millions de dollars à Baltimore. Comme le note Le Parisien, dix millions de dollars ont été investis pour réparer le système informatique, dont un million pour le rachat de nouveaux ordinateurs, alors que huit millions de dollars sont liés aux pertes de revenus de la ville. Ironie du sort, le virus a en partie été créé par la National Security Agency (NSA), avant que l’agence ne le se fasse voler en 2017.”

Source : Baltimore, Johannesburg, Lake City : les ransomwares coûtent très cher aux mairies – Cyberguerre

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