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Un trajet sportif réalisé à partir du siège de la DGSE, dans le XXe arrondissement de Paris.

“Les informations, qui pouvaient être récupérées très facilement sur le site de Polar, sont très sensibles. Obtenir l’identité, voire l’adresse de résidence, d’un officier d’une agence de renseignement ou d’un militaire déployé à l’étranger en zone sensible peut être le prélude à des mesures de rétorsion contre lui-même ou sa famille. Les informations recueillies peuvent être exploitées par un service étranger, voire compromettre sa mission si elle est remplie sous une identité d’emprunt. Elles peuvent aussi trahir l’identité de certaines sources. Les identités réelles des officiers de renseignement et de leurs sources sont des informations protégées par la loi. En France, révéler l’identité d’un officier d’un service de renseignement ou de sa source peut être puni de cinq ans de prison et de 75 000 euros d’amende”.

Source : Des centaines d’espions et de militaires identifiables à cause d’une application sportive

“In order to create Firefox Monitor, we have partnered with HaveIBeenPwned.com (HIBP). HIBP is a valuable service, operated by Troy Hunt, one of the most renowned and respected security experts and bloggers in the world. Troy is best known for the HIBP service, which includes a database of email addresses that are known to have been compromised in data breaches. Through our partnership, Firefox is able to check your email address against the HIBP database in a private-by-design way. You can find Troy’s blog post on the partnership here”.

Source : Testing Firefox Monitor, a New Security Tool – Future Releases

The security camera commissioner has said he is concerned about quantity of false positives

“Facial recognition software used by the UK’s biggest police force has returned false positives in more than 98 per cent of alerts generated, The Independent can reveal, with the country’s biometrics regulator calling it “not yet fit for use”. The Metropolitan Police’s system has produced 104 alerts of which only two were later confirmed to be positive matches, a freedom of information request showed. In its response the force said it did not consider the inaccurate matches “false positives” because alerts were checked a second time after they occurred”.

Source : Metropolitan Police’s facial recognition technology 98% inaccurate, figures show | The Independent

“William Wallace, senior policy analyst for Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, called Uber “reckless” and said the NTSB report “makes it clear that a self-driving car was tested on public roads when it wasn’t safe enough to be there, and it killed a pedestrian.” He added that the system “was far too dangerous to be tested off a closed track.”Some cities expressed hesitation about immediately allowing Uber to return to testing”.

Source : Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency | Reuters

“Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like “Alexa.” Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a “send message” request. At which point, Alexa said out loud “To whom?” At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customers contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, “[contact name], right?” Alexa then interpreted background conversation as “right”. As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely”.

Source : Amazon explains how Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to another user – The Verge

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«The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now confirm that a cloud storage repository containing information belonging to LocalBlox, a personal and business data search service, was left publicly accessible, exposing 48 million records of detailed personal information on tens of millions of individuals, gathered and scraped from multiple sources. This data includes names, physical addresses, dates of birth, scraped data from LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter handles, and more. Ashfaq Rahman, co-founder of LocalBlox, a company that bills itself as the “World’s Most Comprehensive Cross Device Identity Graph on Businesses, Consumers and Geo Audiences,” has confirmed to UpGuard that the exposed information belongs to them».

Source : Block Buster: How A Private Intelligence Platform Leaked 48 Million Personal Data Records

«We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. This is an industry standard.   Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again».

Source : Keeping your account secure

Tim Berners-Lee

«Les données personnelles ne sont pas le nouveau pétrole. Si je vous donne mes données, ce n’est pas comme du pétrole, ce n’est pas comme de l’eau, je les ai encore. Ce sont les miennes. […] Si vous les envoyez dans le cloud à un tiers, comme une compagnie d’assurance, je suis juste un point pour eux. Mais, moi, je suis moi, et je veux garder le contrôle» – Tim Berners Lee.

Source : L’inventeur du Web exhorte à réguler l’intelligence artificielle

«Chat is a carrier-based service, not a Google service. It’s just “Chat,” not “Google Chat.” In a sign of its strategic importance to Google, the company has spearheaded development on the new standard, so that every carrier’s Chat services will be interoperable. But, like SMS, Chat won’t be end-to-end encrypted, and it will follow the same legal intercept standards. In other words: it won’t be as secure as iMessage or Signal».

Source : Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess – The Verge

«T-Mobile USA has agreed to pay a $40 million fine after admitting that it failed to complete phone calls in rural areas and used « false ring tones » that created the appearance that the calls were going through and no one was picking up».

Source : T-Mobile deceived customers with “false ring tones” on failed phone calls | Ars Technica

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