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“Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor a subset of its users, according to an extraordinary court filing from NSO in an ongoing lawsuit. Facebook is currently suing NSO for how the hacking firm leveraged a vulnerability in WhatsApp to help governments hack users. NSO sells a product called Pegasus, which allows operators to remotely infect cell phones and lift data from them.”

Source : Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims – VICE

Selon une étude réalisée en 2018 par l’éducation nationale, 9 % des lycéens affirment avoir été « victimes de vidéos, de photos ou de rumeurs humiliantes sur Internet ».

“Contactée, l’éducation nationale invoque un « protocole de prise en charge ». « Quand un élève est harcelé, il peut aller voir la personne en qui il a confiance », assure-t-on au ministère. Problème : dans les faits, le revenge porn n’est souvent pas considéré comme du harcèlement stricto sensu. Le protocole idoine n’est donc pas activé : « Il intervient s’il y a une notion de répétition, par exemple si des photos intimes étaient diffusées à plusieurs reprises », précise Olivier Raluy, CPE dans un collège et secrétaire national du Syndicat national des enseignements de second degré (SNES-FSU).”

Source : Le « revenge porn », pratique « banale » et hors de contrôle chez les élèves

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“The documents, from a subsidiary of the antivirus giant Avast called Jumpshot, shine new light on the secretive sale and supply chain of peoples’ internet browsing histories. They show that the Avast antivirus program installed on a person’s computer collects data, and that Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world. Some past, present, and potential clients include Google, Yelp, Microsoft, McKinsey, Pepsi, Home Depot, Condé Nast, Intuit, and many others. Some clients paid millions of dollars for products that include a so-called « All Clicks Feed, » which can track user behavior, clicks, and movement across websites in highly precise detail.”

Source : Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data – VICE

Et si Facebook n’était qu’un malentendu…

“Augmented and virtual reality are about delivering a sense of presence — the feeling that you’re right there with another person or in another place. Instead of having devices that take us away from the people around us, the next platform will help us be more present with each other and will help the technology get out of the way. Even though some of the early devices seem clunky, I think these will be the most human and social technology platforms anyone has built yet.
The ability to be « present » anywhere will also help us address some of the biggest social issues of our day — like ballooning housing costs and inequality of opportunity by geography. Today, many people feel like they have to move to cities because that’s where the jobs are. But there isn’t enough housing in many cities, so housing costs are skyrocketing while quality of living is decreasing. Imagine if you could live anywhere you chose and access any job anywhere else. If we deliver on what we’re building, this should be much closer to reality by 2030.”

From : Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

Un enfant regardant un smartphone.

“Le temps d’écran n’est pas seulement excessif, il est extravagant. Aux Etats-Unis, on est à près de trois heures par jour à 3 ans, quatre heures quarante entre 8 et 12 ans et six heures quarante entre 13 et 18 ans. En France, les enfants de 6 à 17 ans passaient en moyenne, en 2015, quatre heures et onze minutes par jour devant un écran, selon l’étude Esteban menée par Santé publique France. D’autres données diffèrent un peu, mais elles sont toutes dans des fourchettes équivalentes, et, dans tous les cas, dans des proportions très élevées. Seulement 6 % à 10 % des enfants ne sont pas touchés.”

Source : Michel Desmurget : « La multiplication des écrans engendre une décérébration à grande échelle »

A capuchin monkey sticks its tongue out, appearing to mock the superior cognitive flexibility of monkeys as compared to humans.

“When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a study by Georgia State University psychology researchers. “We are a unique species and have various ways in which we are exceptionally different from every other creature on the planet,” said Julia Watzek, a graduate student in psychology at Georgia State. “But we’re also sometimes really dumb. […] I think we’re less and less surprised when primates outsmart humans sometimes”.

Source : Monkeys Outperform Humans When It Comes To Cognitive Flexibility, Georgia State Study Finds – Georgia State University News – College of Arts and Sciences, Press Releases, Research, University Research

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