Étiquette : united kingdom (page 1 of 2)

Robert Hannigan

“This isn’t a kind of fluffy charity providing free services. It’s is a very hard-headed international business and these big tech companies are essentially the world’s biggest global advertisers, that’s where they make their billions. […] these big companies, particularly where there are monopolies, can’t frankly reform themselves. It will have to come from outside.”

Source : Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss – BBC News

Nick Clegg

“L’ancien vice-premier ministre va devoir faire oublier ses diatribes contre la façon dont Facebook esquive l’impôt, et sa critique des prétentions des réseaux sociaux à changer le monde en bien. « Je ne suis pas spécialement ébloui par Facebook, écrivait-il en 2016 dans l’Evening Standard. Je trouve un peu agaçante la culture messianique californienne de Facebook où tout le monde est ami. » Aujourd’hui, alors que Facebook est accusé d’avoir influencé les élections américaines et le référendum sur le Brexit, Nick Clegg affirme son désir de s’attaquer aux immenses défis des réseaux sociaux que sont notamment « le contrôle sur les données personnelles, l’intégrité de notre processus démocratique, les tensions entre l’Internet mondial et les institutions nationales, l’équilibre entre la libre expression et les contenus illégaux ». Après avoir codirigé un pays, le voilà engagé pour « construire des ponts entre la politique et la technologie afin que cette dernière puisse se mettre au service du progrès et de l’opt”

Source : Nick Clegg, du service de Sa Majesté à celui de Facebook

“On its face, Amazon’s decision to raise wages is unequivocally a good thing, with the power to positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers who were paid low wages even as their employer amassed enormous wealth. The pay increase also demonstrates the effectiveness of the Fight for $15 movement, a grassroots push formed in 2012 to increase pay and form unions in the retail and fast food industries.”

Source : Why Amazon Really Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15 | WIRED

«Collins welcomed the cooperation, but noted that Facebook has still not provided all the information it promised. “I look forward to them sharing with us, amongst other information: the exact number of accounts that they have suspended; how they are resourcing their fight against bots; their methodology of how they identify fake accounts; and how they determine what country those accounts come from».

Source : Facebook finds no substantial evidence of Russian meddling in EU referendum | Technology | The Guardian

«I don’t need to understand how encryption works to understand how it’s helping – end-to-end encryption – the criminals. »I will engage with the security services to find the best way to combat that» – Amber Rudd (Home Secretary – United Kingdom).

Source : Amber Rudd accuses tech giants of ‘sneering’ at politicians – BBC News

« The internet has brought a wealth of opportunity but also significant new risks which have evolved faster than society’s response to them. We want social media companies to do more to help redress the balance and will take action to make sure they do » – Theresa May.

Source : Conservatives plan to let UK Facebook users nuke their teenage posts

« Ingesting data, predicting trends, and suggesting solutions is almost perfectly suited to DeepMind’s neural network expertise. While the National Grid is surely aware of some potential optimisations, a more rigorous investigation by a DeepMind AI may uncover solutions that the grid’s human operators have never considered. One thing’s for certain: a system as large as the UK grid has millions of inefficiencies ».

Source : DeepMind in talks with National Grid to reduce UK energy use by 10% | Ars Technica UK

Web users in the UK will be banned from accessing websites portraying a range of non-conventional sexual acts, under a little discussed clause to a government bill currently going through parliament. The proposal, part of the digital economy bill, would force internet service providers to block sites hosting content that would not be certified for commercial DVD sale by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

Source : UK to censor online videos of ‘non-conventional’ sex acts | Technology | The Guardian

“The UK has just legalised the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy. It goes further than many autocracies.”

Source : ‘Extreme surveillance’ becomes UK law with barely a whimper | World news | The Guardian

« Je ne crois pas que les utilisateurs aient reçu suffisamment d’informations sur ce que Facebook comptait faire de leurs données, et je ne pense pas que WhatsApp a obtenu de leur part un consentement valable pour utiliser ces informations. »

Source : Au Royaume-Uni, Facebook épinglé pour l’exploitation des données des utilisateurs de WhatsApp

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