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«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

«Les early adopters qui peuvent démocratiser une technologie ont adopté le réflexe des messageries chiffrées de bout en bout. Apple chiffre les messages de ses clients par défaut et sur Android, WhatsApp ou Signal le font également. Le RCS est un standard aux mains des opérateurs, Google et ses partenaires n’étant que des relais, des points de réception. Cela signifie qu’un message RCS n’est pas sécurisé, peut être intercepté et reste sur le réseau des opérateurs qui ne sont pas connus pour être les derniers à plier aux demandes des autorités».

Source : Battu par Apple et Facebook, Google a un plan ambitieux pour réinventer le SMS – Tech – Numerama

«People are remarkably good at focusing their attention on a particular person in a noisy environment, mentally “muting” all other voices and sounds. Known as the cocktail party effect, this capability comes natural to us humans. However, automatic speech separation — separating an audio signal into its individual speech sources — while a well-studied problem, remains a significant challenge for computers. In “Looking to Listen at the Cocktail Party”, we present a deep learning audio-visual model for isolating a single speech signal from a mixture of sounds such as other voices and background noise».

Source : Research Blog: Looking to Listen: Audio-Visual Speech Separation

«When a ProtonMail user sends an expiring message to another ProtonMail user, it looks like a regular email in the inbox. After the message expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender’s outbox. In Gmail’s current implementation, it sounds like Google simply generates an email with a link. The message behind the link disappears after a while, but not necessarily the intermediate email. It’s also worth noting that Google doesn’t mention end-to-end encryption anywhere. A “confidential” message doesn’t have to be encrypted. It’s likely that Google could still see the content of that message and comply with warrants».

Source : Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail | TechCrunch

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«The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look. Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it».

Source : Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian

Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

«The European Commission is drafting a new regulation specifically targeting online platforms such as e-commerce sites, app stores and search engines that will require the companies to be more transparent about how they rank search results and why they delist some services. The proposal seeks to address potentially harmful trading practices by online platforms and a lack of effective redress mechanisms for smaller businesses that use them to reach consumers».

Source : Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

«Afficher des extraits de pages Wikipédia ne réglera sans doute pas ces enjeux plus larges. D’autant plus que ces « signaux d’information » (information cues) ne concernent pas ce que la plupart des experts considèrent être la source du problème : l’algorithme de recommandation. Ce dernier permet de suggérer à l’internaute des vidéos qu’il estime similaires à celle qu’il est en train de consulter et donc susceptibles de l’intéresser.Plusieurs experts, dont un ancien ingénieur de YouTube, estiment que l’objectif principal est de faire en sorte que les utilisateurs visionnent des vidéos le plus longtemps possible. Ce système favoriserait ainsi les vidéos les plus accrocheuses, notamment celles… sur les théories du complot et les fausses informations».

Source : Pour combattre le complotisme, YouTube fait appel à Wikipédia

«We’ve been able to make rapid progress because our driver — Waymo’s self-driving technology — is not only experienced, but adaptable. Our self-driving trucks use the same suite of custom-built sensors that power our self-driving minivan. They benefit from the same advanced self-driving software that has enabled our cars to go fully driverless in Arizona. And our engineers and AI experts are leveraging the same five million miles we’ve already self-driven on public roads, plus the five billion miles we’ve driven in simulation. In short, our near-decade of experience with passenger vehicles has given us a head start in trucking».

Source : Same driver, different vehicle: Bringing Waymo self-driving technology to trucks

Google

«Les apprentis sorciers seraient mieux avisés de continuer à s’entraîner sur des crapauds plutôt que sur des entreprises qui augmentent le bien-être du consommateur.Cela ne veut pas dire que les GAFA doivent être exemptées de tout examen au titre du droit de la concurrence. Mais les démanteler n’est pas la bonne réponse, tant les effets d’une telle action seraient incontrôlés et risqueraient de mettre en péril des technologies dont certains prédisent qu’elles sont vouées à doubler la production mondiale toutes les deux semaines» – Thibault Schrepel.

Source : « Diaboliser les GAFA est politiquement porteur, mais éloigné de toute démarche scientifique »

«Two myths currently limit our collective imagination: the myth that advertising is the only possible business model for online companies, and the myth that it’s too late to change the way platforms operate. On both points, we need to be a little more creative. While the problems facing the web are complex and large, I think we should see them as bugs: problems with existing code and software systems that have been created by people — and can be fixed by people» – Tim Berners-Lee.

Source : The web is under threat. Join us and fight for it. – World Wide Web Foundation

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