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«Today, Facebook is launching the Data Abuse Bounty to reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers. We committed to launching this program a few weeks ago as part of our efforts to more quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by the existing bug bounty program that we use to uncover and address security issues, will help us identify violations of our policies».

Source : Data Abuse Bounty: Facebook Now Rewards for Reports of Data Abuse | Facebook Newsroom

“We don’t know what happened” – Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang.
«Nvidia has no choice but to take steps in the context of the fear, uncertainty and outrage likely to be stimulated by a robot car killing a human being» – Roger Lanctot.

Source : Nvidia halts self-driving tests in wake of Uber accident

«I’m personally not a big fan of regulation because sometimes regulation can have unexpected consequences to it, however I think this certain situation is so dire, and has become so large, that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary»

Source : Apple, IBM chiefs call for more data oversight after Facebook breach

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

«Bien que la désinformation soit clairement un problème, son échelle et son influence, ainsi que ceux qui la propagent et l’amplifient n’ont pas été suffisamment étudiés ou examinés. Sans cette base empirique, aucune action concrète ne devrait être prise au-delà d’autres initiatives de recherche et d’éducation, à condition qu’elles soient clairement évaluées».

Source : Six points clés du rapport de la Commission européenne sur la désinformation

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

«These dominant platforms are able to lock in their position by creating barriers for competitors. They acquire startup challengers, buy up new innovations and hire the industry’s top talent. Add to this the competitive advantage that their user data gives them and we can expect the next 20 years to be far less innovative than the last. What’s more, the fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponise the web at scale» – Tim Berners-Lee.

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

How to fix the Future

«One of Andrew Keen most intriguing arguments compares the power of the US tech giants today and the motor industry in the 1950s. At that time, the big three US manufacturers, Ford, GM and Chrysler, were busily churning out flashy and popular cars and controlled 96 per cent of the US market between them. Then in 1965 a young lawyer named Ralph Nader wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, assailing the car manufacturers for turning out lethal products that prioritised style over safety and created carnage on the country’s roads».

Source : The utopia project: can Silicon Valley fix the future?

Bill Gates

«Gates pointed to the companies’ ‘enthusiasm about making financial transactions anonymous and invisible, and their view that even a clear mass-murdering criminal’s communication should never be available to the government. […] There’s no question of ability; it’s the question of willingness.’»

Source : Bill Gates: tech companies inviting government intervention – Axios

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