« The method they developed to beat Ms. Pac-Man could be used to help a company’s sales organization make precise predictions about which potential customers to target at a particular time or on a particular day. The system could use multiple agents, each representing one client, with a top agent weighing factors such as which clients are up for contract renewal, which contracts are worth the most to the company and whether the potential customer is typically in the office that day or available at that time » – Rahul Mehrotra.
« A lot of Instagram’s most popular users are paid to promote advertisers’ products. A lot of those same users don’t actually disclose that they’re promoting an advertisers’s products. So Instagram is asking these users, many of them celebrities or media organizations, to include a “paid partnership” label on posts that they’re being compensated to share ».
« Le présent document décrit un clavier informatique particulièrement adapté à la saisie de la langue française dans un contexte multilingue où le recours à d’autres langues latines est fréquent. Pour atteindre cet objectif, deux dispositions sont proposées qui laissent le choix entre deux dispositions de clavier : l’une très proche de la disposition AZERTY traditionnelle (qui n’a jamais fait l’objet d’une Norme française), et l’autre s’appuyant sur la disposition ergonomique BÉPO ».
Une solution simple si jamais : le clavier suisse (QWERTZ), qui est tout simplement excellent !
Source : Consultation (Afnor)
« Apps like Uber and Waze have been criticized for forcing users to grant them full access to a phone’s location status even when the app is not being used in order to operate. As we wrote last year, that raises the potential for them to quietly collect background information on users, even though Uber, for one, has played that suggestion down. Those days will soon be over for many users thanks to a new setting in iOS 11 that introduces the “While Using The App” location setting for all apps ».
« For the extremely low price of 50 Russian rubles ($.89), you can make sure your selfie gets the extra 100 fake Instagram likes it deserves. For double the price ($1.77) you can purchase 100 Instagram followers, without even needing to leave the underground shopping center where you’re hanging out ».
« The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them ».
« Today, with our partners at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Aclima, we’re sharing the first results of an endeavor we started in 2015: to measure air quality using Aclima equipment mounted on Google Street View cars. You can now see maps for Oakland, CA, released by EDF, of nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and black carbon—pollutants emitted from cars, trucks and other sources that can affect our health and our climate ».
« The Intercept, média habitué des fuites, a publié un document interne de la NSA sur les piratages russes. Quelques heures après, sa source était démasquée et arrêtée. L’agence gouvernementale avait laissé des marqueurs cachés sur les documents, ce qui a permis d’identifier la taupe en moins d’une journée ».
« It appears the government was concerned that 19-year-old Ke, who lost the first of three scheduled games by a razor-thin half-point margin, might have suffered a more damaging defeat that would hurt the national pride of a state which holds Go close to its heart ».
Source : Museum of Endangered Sounds