Étiquette : digital economy (Page 2 of 27)


“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


“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

“The UK launch in January will build on the success Facebook News has seen in the US, where we’ve found more than 95% of the traffic Facebook News delivers to publishers is new audiences that have not interacted with those news outlets in the past. Facebook is committed to supporting news organisations as they adapt to the changing digital world, and we are delighted to have so many partners working with us at this early stage. We’re in active negotiations to bring Facebook News to France and Germany as well, and we will continue to work with publishers in countries where market conditions and regulatory environments invite this kind of investment and innovation.”

Source : Stepping Up Our Investment in News in the UK – About Facebook

Collaged illustration of reporter selling work from homemade stand

“it’s simply more fun to communicate with potentially millions of readers as opposed to a few thousand paying customers. And when Covid fades, there will be newsroom culture once more, with all its exhilirating intrigues and distractions. Nonetheless, the Substack model has a future. It is perfect for enterprising reporters—ambitious newcomers, disgruntled mid-termers, and post-buyout veterans—to pick an unfilled niche that serves the obsessions or business needs of small groups of people with some cash to spend.”

Source : The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream | WIRED

Hold Up : le succès du film complotiste embarrasse les plateformes qui lui ont permis d’exister

“Le 11 novembre 2020, le compte de Tprod avait reçu des promesses de don de 28 000 euros par mois. Trois jours plus tard, ils en sont désormais à 123 000 euros par mois, de la part de 6 300 participants, ce qui est tout simplement inédit pour la plateforme.”
«  N’importe qui a le droit de créer une page Tipeee. À partir du moment où nos règles et conditions générales sont respectées et que personne n’a été mis en cause par la justice française sur un contenu, nous n’avons pas vocation à sélectionner les créateurs en fonction de ce qu’ils pensent. Nous ne sommes pas politisés, nous n’avons pas vocation à faire de l’éditorialisation, nous sommes un outil de collecte. » – Michael Goldman, fondateur de Tipeee.

Source : Hold Up : le succès du film complotiste embarrasse les plateformes qui lui ont permis d’exister

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