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Sénateur de Virginie Mark Warner

“Est-ce que les Etats-Unis ont repéré, durant la campagne actuelle pour les élections de mi-mandat, une activité de propagande étrangère semblable à celle de 2016 ? Il y a encore de l’activité. Cela n’est pas forcément pour appeler directement à voter pour le candidat X ou le candidat Y, mais ils essaient encore de diviser les Américains sur les questions sociales, de race… parce que ça marche, et cela ne coûte pas cher : si vous additionnez tout ce qu’ils ont dépensé pour interférer dans l’élection américaine et en Europe, cela coûte moins qu’un avion de combat F-35. C’est un sujet dont l’Occident doit prendre conscience.”

Source : La propagande numérique de la Russie « a coûté moins cher qu’un avion F-35 »

Facebook Portal Kitchen

“The biggest question surrounding the device: Why should anyone trust Facebook enough to put Facebook-powered microphones and video cameras in their living room or kitchen? Given Facebook’s year of privacy and security issues, privacy around the device — including what data Facebook collects and how it’s used — has been an important part of the story surrounding Portal.”

Source : It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads – Recode

“Collectively, the Big Five tech firms — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google — lost $172 billion in value over the span of a few hours on Wednesday, amid a broad slump in the market. That’s about the same amount as Toyota’s entire market capitalization — and it’s equivalent to the dollar value of the entire gross domestic product of Algeria. In terms of value lost, Amazon was the big loser of the group. Its shares fell 6% on Wednesday, vaporizing $56 billion of its market capitalization. Apple was next; it lost nearly $51 billion on a 4.6% fall — an amount $6 billion greater than the entire value of General Motors”.

Source : Tech gets demolished: The 5 hottest tech stocks just lost $172 billion in market value

The Attention Merchants

“La compétition pour notre attention dégrade toujours les contenus, rappelle Tim Wu. Elle nous tourne vers « le plus tapageur, le plus sinistre, le plus choquant, nous propose toujours l’alternative la plus scandaleuse ou extravagante ». Si la publicité a incontestablement contribué à développer l’économie américaine, Wu rappelle qu’elle n’a jamais cherché à présenter une information objective, mais plutôt à déformer nos mécanismes de choix, par tous les moyens possibles, même par le mensonge. L’exploitation attentionnelle est par nature une course contre l’éthique. Elle est et demeure avant tout une forme d’exploitation”.

Source : Et si la régulation de la question attentionnelle n’était pas là où l’on croit ? | InternetActu.net

“A Facebook psychology researcher who previously helped harvest millions of Facebook users’ profiles for the controversial Trump campaign contractor Cambridge Analytica has left the tech giant. In December 2015, when it said it first learned that a pair of Cambridge University researchers had sold the harvested user data to the election firm, Facebook began an investigation and demanded the data be deleted. Around the same time, it also hired Joseph Chancellor, one of the two researchers.”

Source : Facebook quietly parts ways with employee tied to its data scandal

facebook-gdpr

“The big question remains what data was stolen and how it could potentially be misused. Unless investigators or journalists discover a nefarious application for that data, such as how Cambridge Analytica’s ill-gotten data was used to inform Donald Trump’s campaign strategy, it’s unlikely for the public to see this as more than just another of Facebook’s constant privacy scandals. It could still trigger regulation, or push partners away from using Facebook’s login system, but the world seems to be growing numb to the daily cybersecurity breaches that plague the internet. ”

Source : Facebook breach hit up to 5M EU users, and it faces up to $1.63B in fines | TechCrunch

“Exit donc Cambridge Analytica ? Pas vraiment ! En réalité, les équipes chargées de ces opérations ne se sont pas dispersées ; leurs algorithmes et leurs bases de données n’ont pas disparu. En fait, les stratèges électoraux du président Trump ont effectué une restructuration juridique et financière de leurs sociétés, sans se soucier de la tempête médiatique, qui s’est déjà essoufflée. Leur objectif à court terme est de mettre leurs talents au service des républicains lors les élections de mi-mandat, qui se dérouleront le 6 novembre. Par ailleurs, ils ont déjà lancé la campagne en vue de la réélection de Donald Trump en 2020”.

Source : Cambridge Analytica est morte, vive Data Propria !

“Facebook moderators under contract are “bombarded” with “thousands of videos, images and livestreamed broadcasts of child sexual abuse, rape, torture, bestiality, beheadings, suicide and murder,” the lawsuit said. “Facebook is ignoring its duty to provide a safe workplace and instead creating a revolving door of contractors who are irreparably traumatized by what they witnessed on the job,” Korey Nelson, a lawyer for former Facebook contract employee Selena Scola”.

Source : Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit | Reuters

Whatsapp cofounders Brian Acton and Jan Koum.

“The Facebook-WhatsApp pairing had been a head-scratcher from the start. Facebook has one of the world’s biggest advertising networks; Koum and Acton hated ads. Facebook’s added value for advertisers is how much it knows about its users; WhatsApp’s founders were pro-privacy zealots who felt their vaunted encryption had been integral to their nearly unprecedented global growth.
This dissonance frustrated Zuckerberg. Facebook, Acton says, had decided to pursue two ways of making money from WhatsApp. First, by showing targeted ads in WhatsApp’s new Status feature, which Acton felt broke a social compact with its users. “Targeted advertising is what makes me unhappy,” he says. His motto at WhatsApp had been “No ads, no games, no gimmicks”—a direct contrast with a parent company that derived 98% of its revenue from advertising. Another motto had been “Take the time to get it right,” a stark contrast to “Move fast and break things.”

Source : Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million Behind

Instagram's co-founders

“The departures raise questions about Instagram’s future at a time when Facebook faces its most sustained set of crises in its 14-year history. For much of the past two years, critics have railed against Facebook for being careless with user data and for not preventing foreign interference across its network of more than two billion people”.

Source : Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company – The New York Times

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