“On attendait du fondateur de la promesse émancipatrice du Web autre chose qu’une molle ambition contractuelle qui serve de clause de bonne conscience à des entreprises prédatrices de nos libertés et de nos droits. On attendait de Tim Berners-Lee qu’il continue de désigner les coupables, et non qu’il leur fournisse un alibi commode. Car tant que la table des négociations se trouvera dans la salle des marchés, le Web continuera de mourir.”
Source : On ne sauvera pas le Web en dînant avec ses assassins – Libération
“The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. It has changed the world for good and improved the lives of billions. Yet, many people are still unable to access its benefits and, for others, the Web comes with too many unacceptable costs. Everyone has a role to play in safeguarding the future of the Web. The Contract for the Web was created by representatives from over 80 organizations, representing governments, companies and civil society, and sets out commitments to guide digital policy agendas. To achieve the Contract’s goals, governments, companies, civil society and individuals must commit to sustained policy development, advocacy, and implementation of the Contract text.”
Source : Contract for the Web
«The European Union is preparing legislation to force companies to turn over customers’ personal data when requested even if it is stored on servers outside the bloc, a position that will put Europe at loggerheads with tech giants and privacy campaigners».
Source : Europe seeks power to seize overseas data in challenge to tech giants
«Net neutrality rules will officially be off the books starting April 23rd. The date was revealed today after the Federal Communication Commission’s order revoking net neutrality was published in the Federal Register. You can read the full order here».
Source : Net neutrality rules die on April 23rd – The Verge
« The US Federal Communications Commission’s two Republican members told ISPs yesterday that they will get to work on gutting net neutrality rules « as soon as possible. »FCC Republicans Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly sent a letter to five lobby groups representing wireless carriers and small ISPs; while the letter is mostly about plans to extend an exemption for small providers from certain disclosure requirements, the commissioners also said they will tackle the entire net neutrality order shortly after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 ».
Source : FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible” | Ars Technica
« Ce n’est pas par cette taxe qu’on réglera la question de la fiscalité des « GAFA »
Source : Budget 2017 : la taxe «Youtube» rejetée par les députés, Budget fiscalité
On Thursday, Google said it had appealed the demand, and said one country should not be able to regulate the worldwide internet.
Source : Google accuses France of trying to apply its laws to global internet
How do they decide what’s provocative when eating a banana?
Source : China bans ‘erotic’ banana-eating live streams – BBC News