Étiquette : digital economy (Page 1 of 26)

Payer pour éviter les cookies publicitaires, est-ce légal ?

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“Est-ce légal de demander aux internautes de payer une petite somme chaque mois, par exemple deux euros, pour ne pas avoir de cookies publicitaires ? C’est en quelque sorte la question qui est en train d’émerger, notamment sur les réseaux sociaux. En effet, des internautes ont été interloqués de voir qu’en se rendant sur des sites, il peut leur être demandé de payer pour échapper à la publicité ciblée.”

Source : Payer pour éviter les cookies publicitaires, est-ce légal ?

Google charts a course towards a more privacy-first web

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“Advances in aggregation, anonymization, on-device processing and other privacy-preserving technologies offer a clear path to replacing individual identifiers. In fact, our latest tests of FLoC show one way to effectively take third-party cookies out of the advertising equation and instead hide individuals within large crowds of people with common interests. Chrome intends to make FLoC-based cohorts available for public testing through origin trials with its next release this month, and we expect to begin testing FLoC-based cohorts with advertisers in Google Ads in Q2. Chrome also will offer the first iteration of new user controls in April and will expand on these controls in future releases, as more proposals reach the origin trial stage, and they receive more feedback from end users and the industry. This points to a future where there is no need to sacrifice relevant advertising and monetization in order to deliver a private and secure experience. ”

Source : Google charts a course towards a more privacy-first web

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“We are gamers, through and through. We obsess about new gaming features, new architectures, new games and tech. We designed GeForce GPUs for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more.Yet NVIDIA GPUs are programmable. And users are constantly discovering new applications for them, from weather simulation and gene sequencing to deep learning and robotics. Mining cryptocurrency is one of them.With the launch of GeForce RTX 3060 on Feb. 25, we’re taking an important step to help ensure GeForce GPUs end up in the hands of gamers.”

Source : GeForce Is Made for Gaming, CMP Is Made to Mine | The Official NVIDIA Blog

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“Facebook was embroiled in controversy over its data-collection practices. Mr. Cook piled on in a national television interview, saying his own company would never have found itself in such a jam. Mr. Zuckerberg shot back that Mr. Cook’s comments were “extremely glib” and “not at all aligned with the truth.”In private, Mr. Zuckerberg was even harsher. “We need to inflict pain,” he told his team, for treating the company so poorly, according to people familiar with the exchange.It wasn’t the first time—or the last—that Mr. Cook’s comments and actions would leave Mr. Zuckerberg seething and, at times, plotting to get back at Apple. The escalation of grievances erupted late last month in a rare public tit-for-tat between the two tech giants that laid bare the simmering animosity between their leaders, who exchanged jabs about privacy, app-tracking tools and, ultimately, their dueling visions about the future of the internet.”

Source : Facebook Meets Apple in Clash of the Tech Titans—‘We Need to Inflict Pain’ – WSJ

“7,8 millions d’euros. Tel est le montant de l’amende que vont devoir payer ensemble six entreprises de jeux vidéo sur PC. La Commission européenne a annoncé ce mercredi 20 janvier une sanction à l’encontre de Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media, Valve et ZeniMax, en raison de pratiques commerciales illicites — plus exactement, les six sociétés pratiquent du « blocage géographique ».”

Source : L’Europe sanctionne Valve et cinq studios de jeux vidéo pour leur « blocage géographique »

DarkMarket: world’s largest illegal dark web marketplace taken down

“DarkMarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, has been taken offline in an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (the National Crime Agency), and the USA (DEA, FBI, and IRS). Europol supported the takedown with specialist operational analysis and coordinated the cross-border collaborative effort of the countries involved.”

Source : DarkMarket: world’s largest illegal dark web marketplace taken down | Europol

As Predicted, Google’s Search Preference Menu Eliminates DuckDuckGo

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“The central problem with Google’s search preference menu is that it is a pay-to-play auction in which only the highest bidders are on the menu. This auction format incentivizes bidders to bid what they can expect to profit per user selection. The long-term result is that the participating Google alternatives must give most of their preference menu profits to Google! Google’s auction further incentivizes search engines to be worse on privacy, to increase ads, and to not donate to good causes, because, if they do those things, then they could afford to bid higher. ”

Source : As Predicted, Google’s Search Preference Menu Eliminates DuckDuckGo

“One rose costs $3.99, six cost $19.99, and 12 go for $29.99. Tim MacGougan, the company’s chief product officer, says the higher price point is meant to encourage scarcity and deep intention behind receiving a rose. If someone is potentially paying $4 to send a rose, you might weigh their like more heavily when deciding whether to like them back. (Any likes sent with roses are automatically sent to the top of people’s matches pile, meaning the sender will definitely be seen when people check their likes.)”

Source : Hinge is about to become The Bachelor – The Verge

“Pornhub last night purged millions of user-uploaded videos from its platform amid allegations that it was hosting content featuring child sexual exploitation, nonconsensual violence, rape, and other unlawful material. « As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program, » Pornhub said in a company blog post, as first reported by Vice. The purge appears to have hit almost 9 million of the 13.5 million videos on Pornhub as of Sunday, or nearly two-thirds of all the content hosted on the site.”

Source : Millions of videos purged from Pornhub amid crackdown on user content | Ars Technica

Pourquoi tant d’animosité entre Facebook et Apple?

“Les relations se sont détériorées en janvier 2019, raconte The Telegraph, lorsque les 35000 employés de Facebook se sont réveillés un matin pour découvrir que toutes les applications développées pour le fonctionnement interne de l’entreprise ne marchaient plus: Leurs agendas, messageries, l’horaire des navettes et même les menus de la cantine étaient devenus inaccessibles. Et le développement de nouveaux produits a dû stopper net, les versions de test ne pouvant plus être mises à l’épreuve.
Apple, révolté par la révélation que Facebook avait payé des mineurs pour installer un VPN permettant d’aspirer leurs données, avait révoqué la veille au soir, les autorisations qui permettaient aux applications IOS du réseau social de fonctionner.
Puis, avec une nouvelle riposte en début d’année, Apple annonça l’introduction de la fonctionnalité «App Tracking Transparency (ATT)», qui obligera les applications mobiles à demander aux usagers leur permission avant de les suivre à la trace, gênant ainsi la récolte des données et le placement d’annonces personnalisées. Une démarche qui ferait baisser les revenus de Facebook de 50%.”

Source : Pourquoi tant d’animosité entre Facebook et Apple? – Tendances Web

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