Mois : novembre 2015 (Page 2 of 7)

La spécificité des RG, le maillage du territoire, a été amoindrie. Or les RG s’occupaient déjà beaucoup moins des journalistes et des syndicalistes, et ils étaient à l’écoute des quartiers à problèmes. C’est une perte.
En outre, on a voulu miser sur le renseignement technologique, à l’américaine, le « big data » et toutes ces choses-là. Or ce n’est pas très efficace. Il suffit de voir aux États-Unis, les déclarations du général Alexander, patron de la NSA, en 2013, sur l’efficacité très relative des milliards dépensés dans la technologie après le 11 septembre 2001.

Source : Un ex-directeur de la DGSE: «On a baissé la garde sur le renseignement humain» – Page 1 | Mediapart

You’re also going to start seeing an option to “stream” some apps you don’t have installed, right from Google Search, provided you’re on good Wifi. For example, with one tap on a “Stream” button next to the HotelTonight app result, you’ll get a streamed version of the app, so that you can quickly and easily find what you need, and even complete a booking, just as if you were in the app itself. And if you like what you see, installing it is just a click away. This uses a new cloud-based technology that we’re currently experimenting with.

Source : Inside Search: New ways to find (and stream) app content in Google Search

Traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores have many disadvantages when competing against online counterparts. Online stores are always open and are available anywhere, have “endless aisles” and can use digital tools to personalize offers to customer preferences. Nevertheless, physical stores do offer customers a number of significant benefits, including immediacy, personal service, and the ability to offer a truly immersive experience.
Recently, however, leading physical stores have discovered that they can also harness the power of powerful digital marketing tools and integrate them directly into the in-store experience. New technology promises to allow retailers to beat online players at their own game, transforming the customer experience and dramatically improving their positioning.

Source : The Potential of Geolocation for Revolutionizing Retail

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night, the majority of the world recoiled in horror. But individuals active within Gamergate – either a movement dedicated to harassing women and what the group calls Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) in the games industry and/or campaigning for better transparency and ethical standards within the media, depending on who you ask – had a different reaction. They used this tragedy to present a Gamergate critic, Canadian journalist Veerender Jubbal, as one of the Paris terrorists.

Source : Gamergate Supporters Are Responsible for the Terrorist Photoshopping of Journalist Veerender Jubbal | VICE | United Kingdom

After raising £2,335,119 ($3.6 million) from more than 12,000 backers, Torquing Group informed backers today (Nov. 18) that it is shutting down its project to manufacture a tiny drone called Zano that would’ve allowed people to take selfies from the air. The troubled company had been plagued with delays after missing its original ship date of June 2015. Last week, CEO Ivan Reedman resigned from the company, citing “personal health issues and irreconcilable differences.”

Source : After raising $3.6 million, Europe’s most successful Kickstarter project has folded – Quartz

The case for expanded surveillance of communications, however, is complicated by an analysis of recent terrorist attacks. The Intercept has reviewed 10 high-profile jihadi attacks carried out in Western countries between 2013 and 2015 (see below), and in each case some or all of the perpetrators were already known to the authorities before they executed their plot. In other words, most of the terrorists involved were not ghost operatives who sprang from nowhere to commit their crimes.

Source : From Paris to Boston, Terrorists Were Already Known to Authorities

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