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DISPARITION DE PAUL ALLEN

Co-fondateur de Microsoft avec son ami Bill Gates en 1975, Paul Allen est décédé lundi des suites d'un cancer, à 65 ans. Figure de l'informatique mais aussi du sport, le milliardaire et philanthrope Paul Allen, co-fondateur en 1975 avec Bill Gates du géant américain Microsoft, avait survécu deux fois au cancer avant de succomber lundi à une récidive, à l'âge de 65 ans.

«C'est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons la mort de notre fondateur Paul Allen, co-fondateur de Microsoft», avait indiqué un peu plus tôt l'entreprise Vulcan, fondée et détenue par le milliardaire, précisant qu'il était décédé «lundi après-midi 15 octobre 2018 des complications d'un lymphome non-hodgkinien, à Seattle» (nord-ouest), sa ville natale.

«Mon frère était une personne remarquable à tous égards», a déclaré sa soeur Jody dans le communiqué diffusé par Vulcan, saluant «l'homme de technologie et le philanthrope».

Le PDG de Microsoft Bill Gates, avec lequel il s'était pourtant brouillé en quittant le groupe dans les années 1980 a salué un «de ses plus proches amis» qui «méritait plus de temps».,

M. Gates a estimé que «l'informatique personnelle n'aurait jamais existé sans lui ".

Paul Allen avait annoncé début octobre que cette maladie, traitée une première fois en 2009, avait récidivé, mais que les médecins étaient «optimistes».

Il avait aussi survécu à une autre forme de cancer, la maladie de Hodgkin, diagnostiquée en 1982.

«Pionnier», «visionnaire»

Paul Allen avait co-fondé Microsoft avec Bill Gates en 1975 avant de claquer la porte en 1983, fâché avec son ex-associé, qu'il accusera plus tard d'avoir tenté de «l'arnaquer» alors qu'il songeait à son départ et qu'il se remettait de son premier cancer.

Faute d'accord sur le prix de rachat de ses actions, Paul Allen avait conservé ses parts, ce qui fera sa fortune quand il les vendra vers l'an 2000. Une fortune estimée lundi soir à 20,3 milliards de dollars par le magazine «Forbes».

Le monde du sport lui a aussi rendu hommage, notamment le président de la Ligue nationale de football américain (NFL), Roger Goodell, qui a écrit dans un communiqué que «sa passion pour le jeu, combinée à sa détermination tranquille, ont conduit à une organisation modèle, tant sur qu'en dehors du terrain».

Celui de la NBA (basket-ball) Adam Silver a salué la «vision» et «la générosité» du disparu.

«Il a travaillé sans relâche aux côtés de nos conseillers médicaux pour identifier de nouveaux moyens de rendre le jeu plus sûr», a salué M. Goodell. «Tu nous manques. Nous te remercions. Nous t'aimons», a écrit sur Twitter l'équipe des Trail Blazers.

Paul Allen avait par ailleurs fondé Stratolaunch, une entreprise ayant construit un avion géant capable de lancer des fusées dans l'espace, actuellement testé en Californie. L'entreprise a salué en lui un «visionnaire» .

Changer le monde.

En 2010, Paul Allen rejoint dès sa création The Giving Pledge, un mouvement lancé par Bill Gates et Warren Buffett.

Il s'agit de milliardaires qui, à travers le monde, promettent de faire don d'une grande partie de leur fortune dans l'espoir de changer le monde.

En 2018, ils sont 184 à avoir répondu à cet appel, comme Tim Cooke (Apple), Elon Musk (Space X), Mark Zuckerberg et Priscilla Chan (Facebook), Richard Branson (Virgin) et tant d'autres...

Comme son ancien associé Bill Gates, il a décidé de donner la majorité de sa fortune à des œuvres de charité dans l'espoir de changer le monde...

Paul Emison pour DayNewsWorld

 

FRAMASOFT FREE SOFTWARE

TO CONTRACT GOOGLE

F ace to the omnipotence of Google, Apple and other Facebook, an association called Framasoft has created equivalent services but with a clear and noble will:

services that are decentralized and respectful of users' privacy. A snub to the five global giants of the Internet!

Six employees and thirty volunteers in twenty-eight cities in France for this association Framasoft that intends to change the face of cyberspace.

An ambitious challenge! With a motto " Degogate Internet . "

Thanks to their computer expertise they intend to counter what they call " Gafam ": Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, all Americans!

Where did this daring team take these neighborhoods?

Framasoft is located in an associative building in the center of Lyon, in a very small local. Its general delegate, Pierre-Yves Gosset , 42, economist by training:

"Our ambition is not to replace the Gafam, but to propose concrete alternatives. We will show that their economic, technical and cultural domination is not inevitable. Other choices are possible, we are not obliged to resign ourselves to the normalization of the global village by the Americans. "

Hope that these online services equivalent to those of Gafam, except that they are located in Europe respect the privacy of users will be a great success!



Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld.

SYSTRAM A SMALL JEWEL OF TRANSLATION

THE TRANSCODER of "Star The transTrek", allowing to converse orally in any language, would be a reality in less than five years. The French company SYSTRAM believes it hard.

The solution can even boast about 30 different languages ​​in writing. And it would give a translation of the idioms much more relevant than that of Google Translate.

How does Systran achieve such feats?

To become Systrmente François Massemin, vice-president of the EMEA sector of Systran.

It is a solution that is very much in demand by the States and the multinationals to do without translators much less efficient in speed of translation.

The army, the secret services and some organizations rely on "deep learning" , the algorithms of his system to learn in the manner of a human brain.

"We have developed a neural translation engine, which we learn to understand the basics of a language to improve its knowledge through texts translated by professionals (corpus)", European coanisms, appeal to him to translate in a neutral and non-subjective way sensitive or legal texts.

Even the general public can use as a free Systran service on its website . oral translations that will make our life easier abroad.

Other applications are ongoing such as oral translation and research for the robotics industry. "The famous law of Moore has exploded, says François Massemin. It is therefore not unthinkable to imagine the arrival of a universal voice to voice translator within five years . "

The Transcoder of "Star Trek", allowing to converse orally in any language would be a reality in less than five years. The French company SYSTRAM believes it hard.

The solution can even boast about thirty different languages ​​in writing. And it gives a translation of the idioms much more relevant than that proposed by Google Translation.

It is a solution that is very much in demand by the States and the multinationals to do without translators much less efficient in speed of translation.

The army, secret services and some orgam relies on "deep learning", the algorithms of his system to learn in the manner of a human brain.

"We have developed a neural translation engine, which we learn to understand the basics of a language to perfect its knowledge through texts translated by professionals (corpora)", European, call on him for to translate in a neutral and non-subjective way sensitive or legal texts.

Even the general public can use as a free Systran service on its website. oral translations that will make our life easier abroad.

Other applications are ongoing such as oral translation and research for the robotics industry. "The famous law of Moore has exploded, says François Massemin. It is therefore not unthinkable to imagine the arrival of a universal voice to voice translator within five years. "

The transcript of "Star Trek", allowing to converse orally in any language, would be a reality in less than five years. The French company SYSTRAM believes it hard.

The solution can even boast about thirty different languages ​​in writing. And it gives a translation of the idioms much more relevant than that proposed by Google Translation.

How does Systram achieve such feats?

It is a solution that is very much in demand by the States and the multinationals to do without translators much less efficient in speed of translation.

The army, secret services and some orgam relies on "deep learning", the algorithms of his system to learn in the manner of a human brain.

"We have developed a neural translation engine, which we learn to understand the basics of a language to improve its knowledge through texts translated by professionals (corpus)", European coanisms, appeal to him to translate in a neutral and non-subjective way sensitive or legal texts.

Even the general public can use as a free Systran service on its website. oral translations that will make our life easier abroad.

Other applications are ongoing such as oral translation and research for the robotics industry. "The famous law of Moore has exploded, says François Massemin. It is therefore not unthinkable to imagine the arrival of a universal voice-to-voice translator within five years. "

Paul Emison pour DayNewsWorld.

IMPLANTS IN OUR BRAIN

TO BECOME MORE INTELLIGENT ?


Connecting the brain with machines Here is Elon Musk's new project that seems to come straight out of a sci-fi scenario.

The ambitious entrepreneur does not want man to be overtaken by artificial intelligence. "If we simply remain human, we will soon become simple pets for artificial intelligences.

" Elon Musk said a little over a year ago. So offers himself for him only one possibility:

the amplification of brain power through the development of a "neural network".

"Today, the fundamental limitation between us and the machines is the entry and exit of information, and we are going to merge symbiotically with the artificial intelligence that will take us beyond our limits, using a direction interface, a kind of neural lace. "

Elon Musk is not the first boss of high-tech to embark on the challenge of the augmented human . Microsoft and Google have been looking for integrated devices for years to live longer.

But this entrepreneur of genius never ceases to amaze us: creator of the electric car Tesla and boss of SpaceX Elon Musk, it is launched in a new adventure more risky however. It is, it seems, aware by creating his new company Neuralink as revealed by his tweet:

"A long article on Neuralink will be published on (the blog) @waitbutwhy in a week or so.

Difficult to devote time but the existential risk is too high.

Because it is indeed implant in the brain to become more intelligent, to make the human more intelligent and strong in the face of artificial intelligence. "Chips" directly connected to the neurons and able to read their "code" and send back.

We can not ignore the philosophical and ethical questions raised by this project. Connect the brain to the computer does not pose the question of the risk of hacking or formatting human minds by computer ?

In short, control of the brain to be more explicit? Cyborgs straight out of Terminator.

Currently brain implants are used for neuroscience.

The rare "chips" inserted in a brain have a pure medical aim for vision, Parkinson's disease, paralysis or epilepsy ...

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

OFF-STANDARD OPERATION OR DISMANTLING

A DARKWEB PLATFORM

The first operation of its kind in France.

One of the largest illegal platforms active in France on the "dark web" was dismantled after a large operation led by Customs, the first of its kind, announced Saturday the Minister of Public Accounts Gerald Darmanin. - Qualified as "exceptional", this operation, "the first of its kind in France" mobilized more than forty officers of the National Directorate of Intelligence and Customs Investigations (DNRED), the handlers of the customs and several technical experts. It took place simultaneously in several cities of France. The investigation, which continues, has been entrusted to the Central Office of the fight against crime related to information and communication technologies (OCLCTIC).

Narcotics, weapons and false papers.

The forum "Black Hand" ("Black Hand"), active in the part of the Internet not referenced by search engines, had been selling for over two years many illegal products and services (narcotics, weapons, false papers, stolen bank details ...), according to the minister's press release.

A darknet is a layered network (or network overlay) that uses specific protocols integrating functions of anonymization. Some darknets are limited to the exchange of files, others allow the construction of a complete anonymous ecosystem (web, blog, mail, irc). Sharing is anonymous users can communicate without much fear of interference from the share of governments or companies. For these reasons, darknets are often associated with political dissent type communication and illegal activities as in the case of the "Backhand" forum.

Many data entered.

The investigators seized nearly 4,000 euros in cash and around 25,000 euros in various virtual currencies. They were also able to access the content of the "Black Hand" server and proceed with the massive data entry. After 48 hours of police custody, four suspects were brought Friday to magistrates of the public prosecutor's office of Lille, after the dismantling occurred Tuesday.The main administrator of the site and "several other people were arrested".

According to the first elements of the survey, more than 3,000 people were registered on this forum, "thus confirming the very active character of this French forum".

"I congratulate DNRED's agents for this extraordinary operation, and the dismantling of this platform is a first at the national level and illustrates the mobilization of customs," said Gerald Darmanin in a statement.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

 

CONFERENCE GOOGLE I / O EDITION 2018

The technology giant will introduce innovations in its leading products for the home, artificial intelligence and mobile devices. The details.

The Google I / O Developer Conference is meeting at its annual meeting in San Francisco, United States, and should receive, as of Tuesday, May 8, 2018, announcements related to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) on Android and other products and services of the internet giant

Although there has been no official advance of what will happen in the meeting, Google should prioritize developments related to certain products, among the large number of services that have in the technology industries, and over 7,000 million Internet products that he owns and operates.

This year's poster will feature stars such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, big data, and the most important of all: Machine Learning.

Android, smartphone and accessories

Among the topics of discussion, it will probably be the future version of Android (although in this case, before you can really try it, you will have to wait for more than "a few months").

With Android P behind the scenes, Google is expected to unveil some new features as well as new development guidelines around Android P and API 28.

The company will showcase advances in artificial intelligence from Android and Google and news on its new portable platform, Wear OS, and Google Assistant for Android TV, Google Home, Google Play and Search, shipped The Verge.

Waze presented a program that allows for more accurate and real data on traffic

The conference will also revolve around the latest version of Android, which this year will be P. After reviewing the structure of last year's Android with Oreo, which has modernized and simplified notifications of smartphones update , the latest approach The Internet giant for mobile software is more visual and focuses on interface design improvements.

With regard to artificial intelligence, Sundar Pichai used different presentations, talking about software, that he could see and understand the world, identify objects and analyze natural language, which will contribute to almost all Google products improve in the coming years.

This process has already begun, with products such as the Google Assistant software based on voice and text, Google Translate and Google Lens and the image recognition platform.

The conference, which runs until Thursday, May 10, 2018, will be held once again in scenic Mountain View, California

For information it will be possible to follow live the conference on the web by going on the following link:

https://events.google.com/io/

Good conference to all

To be continued ….

Steven Colton  for DayNewsWorld

MARK ZUCKERBERG'S PIROUETTES

BEFORE THE AMERICAN SENATE

"We are listening, America is listening, and the world is also listening to us," said a congressman.


The founder of the social network was heard by members of several US Senate committees for three hours on Tuesday night. All the members of the US Senate's trade and justice committees are very much aware of the issue of the hearing. was going to start reminded Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that " America is listening and the world is also listening to us"

The CEO of Facebook was summoned to explain the cases of invasion of privacy of its users, but also political manipulation and foreign interference in the US presidential election.

The 44 elected officials were a little upset by the scandal of Cambridge Analytica from the beginning of the audition. "Cambridge Analytica used the data collected through Facebook to influence the US presidential election , " Democrat Dianne Feinstein told a destabilized Mark Zuckerberg.

"The tech industry has an obligation to answer questions about the use of personal data, and the status quo can not work," said Grassley.

The founder of Facebook did not hesitate to take responsibility for not having understood in time how Facebook could be diverted in many ways. "I'm responsible for what's going on" going so far as to renew his personal apology. " It is clear now that we have not done enough to protect these (Facebook) tools from mischievous uses such as fake news, interference in elections or hate speech. It was a big mistake. I am sorry. I created Facebook, I run it, I'm responsible for what happens, " he said. "It was my mistake, I'm sorry." "It will take time to complete all the changes needed to limit these misuses," he added.

He then recapitulated past or future measures to rectify the problems. So about hate speech published on the social network, Mark Zuckerberg explained that he was betting on artificial intelligence. "We are developing artificial intelligence software that can better detect this content," he said. He also said that Facebook is hiring more and more people to work on the security of its social network, which is expected to have 20,000 people by the end of 2018, focusing specifically on security issues.

He also praised the "positive" uses of Facebook and social networks, such as the platform they recently offered to women as part of the #metoo movement, or the opportunity for small businesses to advertise and " It's our mission to connect people all over the world and bring them closer together, and to do that, we believe we need to provide a service that everyone can afford," he said. added.

Mark Zuckerberg also said he has engaged "an arms race" against "people in Russia whose job is to operate our systems and other internet systems" . He also confirmed that Facebook was cooperating with the team of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

But it is clear that the young boss of 33 years has tended to avoid embarrassing questions by hiding behind his team. "I do not know" , " I do not know" or " My team can come back to you about it" are undoubtedly the most pronounced sentences

Democrat Maria Cantweel questioning her about the possibility that Palantir, another data analysis company, was able to retrieve information in the manner of Cambridge Analytica came up against a dry wall "Ok". To Senator Roger Wicker who asked him about tracking user activity off Facebook. "You do not know ?" finally ended up letting go of the furious Republican.

"Would you agree to tell us what hotel you stayed in yesterday?" Asked Senator Dick Durbin. An embarrassed response from Facebook's founder: "Uh ... no" And the Democrat to bid: "If you sent messages this week, would you agree to tell us who?" "No, I would not agree to do it here publicly," Zuckerberg admits. " That's what we're talking about today: your right to privacy - it's about your right and whether you're willing to give up on it, so to speak, to connect the world. the world should be able to control how its data is used, " concluded the elected Illinois, facing a destabilized Mark Zuckerberg.

Several elected officials have mentioned the possibility of a stricter law to regulate the activity of the giants of the web, which would be inspired by the European regulation on data protection.

On several occasions, Mark Zuckerberg has evaded the simple but sensitive questions of elected officials annoyed: " Facebook traces surfing data of users, even when they are not connected? Or " Could other applications have recovered large amounts of data?" How long do you keep the data of users who delete their account?

"I do not know," "my teams will keep you informed," "I'll come back to you," Mark Zuckerberg said. The CEO of Facebook has promised several times to provide additional answers to senators, but many elected officials have expressed their " skepticism" in response to his unconvincing responses.

Mark Zuckerberg nevertheless gave some tips on the management of personal data. Asked about the possibility of offering a paid version of Facebook that does not exploit the data of its users, the founder did not oppose adding however that there would be "always a free version . "

This is just the beginning of a long test for Mark Zuckerberg. Indeed the Congress will audition again the young founder of Facebook, but this time to the room, from Wednesday for a new audition. Then will come the results of the current audit on applications that access a large volume of data.

"We need to become more aware of our responsibilities, to make sure that Facebook is used wisely, and in the end, people will come to see a real difference," assured Zuckerberg confidently.


Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

FACEBOOK MAKES CHANGES

TO KEEP THE CONFIDENCE OF ITS INTERNET


Facebook hit the headlines with the Cambridge Analytica case, which reminded many of the extent of online monitoring by the social network, for advertising purposes and more! The social network has been accused of allowing a private British communications company to use data from 50 million social network users for political purposes without having obtained their explicit consent !!

Facebook has more than 2 billion users worldwide. In France, no less than 34 million people connect to it at least once a month. Facebook and its application gallery (WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger) certainly facilitates communication with our loved ones, sharing photos of our holidays ... but also uses our personal data to be able to maltreat them.

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Web, reminded loudly that new technologies. "Many of us accept that our data is collected for free services, but we do not know a trick," he wrote.

"We lock them in silos away from our eyes, and we lose the potential benefits of direct control over our own personal information . " A truth good to remember.

Users to compel the company that has achieved nearly 40 billion in revenue in 2017, thanks to their personal information to better protect their data.

Besides, Zuckerberg must explain this data leak in London.

And on Monday, the US Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will review the group's private data practices. The boss of Facebook must therefore appear before the Congress for an audition in the coming weeks.

Faced with the slingshot of Internet users through the campaign #DeleteFacebook force is to react to not lose the trust of the latter.

While we promise Facebook to better protect personal data?

Facebook will allow you to erase your data more easily

In the grip of an unprecedented scandal, the social network announced Wednesday, March 28, new measures to allow Internet users to better control their personal data.

The company announced in a statement its intention to offer "a simplified and maximum control of their privacy settings" to its members.

All settings in the same space on mobile

The first step is to centralize the privacy settings of the mobile application in a single interface while until now the settings for advertising preferences, privacy or security were scattered over twenty different screens . The grouping will be done in the same space entitled "Shortcuts of confidentiality" . This will facilitate the control and visibility respectively of their personal data and their publications.

Tools to more easily delete data

The management of the tracks left by users on the platform will also be simplified by allowing its members to access all their publications faster (comment, like, photo or status). By grouping in one place all this information the user will have the possibility of the latter

The speaker connected to voice assistance, able to collect many personal information in the heart of the home of its owners for later ....


Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

FAILURES OF SAFETY IN

AMD PROCESSORS

 

The specialists identified thirteen problems in the AMD components that are the processors that equip businesses, individuals, burnouts, whether they are professionals or consumer devices.

One of the largest computer security companies would have even claimed that some microprocessors of the American AMD had major security breaches, while the industry is still struggling with the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

"A security audit of CTS Labs revealed several important security vulnerabilities (...) in AMD's latest processors, (called models) EPYC, Ryzen, Ryzen Pro and Ryzen Mobile"

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) reported

"To be reviewing this study, which we have just received, to understand the methodology and relevance"

By allowing hackers to penetrate the systems, they will be able to "expose AMD's customers to industrial espionage," notes CTS.

CTS Labs claims that the Ryzen model, manufactured by the Taiwanese ASMedia, contains "back doors" inserted by the manufacturer that can be used by hackers.

These "back doors" are secret access routes to a computer system sometimes inserted voluntarily to facilitate remote intervention on the systems.

"Networks with computers (with components) AMD present a considerable risk , " says CTS, noting that the flaws survive the restart of computers and the reinstallation of operating systems.

This, CTS insists, makes possible "a permanent and virtually undetectable spying, buried deep in the system".

After the discovery of major flaws called Spectrum and Meltdown, affecting microprocessors and chips that run the electronic and computer systems of Intel, ARM and AMD the entire technology sector is worried and embarked on the development and the security patching to mitigate risks.

The firm EnSilo, also specialized in computer security, even considered that the revealed faults were undoubtedly worse than Specter and Meltdown, notably because of their resistance to resettlement.

AMD indicates that it makes every effort to solve the problems as soon as possible !!

Luc T. for DayNewsWorld

FACEBOOK IN THE COLLIMATOR

DATA LEAKAGE FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN


This is not the first time that Facebook has been in the spotlight. The social network, which has more than 2 billion users worldwide, is currently facing one of the worst crises in its history.

Indeed Cambridge Analytica is a data analysis company for electoral purposes and worked on the digital strategy of the candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 US elections.

According to The Guardian, the company was led by Steve Bannon, a close adviser to Donald Trump before he was ousted from the White House in the summer of 2017.

And the billionaire Robert Mercer, ultra conservative and important donor of the Republican Party, would have financed Cambridge Analytica up to 15 million dollars.

The company reportedly collected private data from nearly 50 million Facebook users without their consent. The data collected would have made it possible to develop a software capable of predicting and influencing the vote of the voters. It was to provide Steve Bannon, director of the Donald Trump campaign, with software tools able to identify potential supporters of the campaign. Republican candidate, and target them precisely through online election advertisements, report the American daily The New York Times and British The Guardian. Donald Trump's campaign also reportedly used the data to simulate voter turnout or identify areas where Trump's travel would be most effective.

This company maintains links with the American Republican Party and claims to have information on more than 230 million American voters ...

This case was revealed by a whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, in the columns of the Guardian and the New York Times.

Since then, political reactions have raged to ask Facebook for more details on how personal data of voters could be used for electoral purposes. Several members of Congress expressed concern about a possible violation of privacy. On Monday, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden wrote to Facebook's founder asking for details about sharing social network users' data with third parties.

Britain's private data protection regulator on Tuesday called for permission to search Cambridge Analytica's offices for illegally acquiring data from Facebook users.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is now called to appear before a parliamentary committee. Parliamentarians want an answer from Mark Zuckerberg by Monday. "We are asking for a mandate so that, as a regulator, we can search the servers, perform a data check , " BBC Radio 4 Elizabeth Denham, head of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) told BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday. ), an independent authority responsible for regulating the sector and protecting personal data.

Facebook has announced that it has "suspended" its activities with Cambridge Analytica.

This new business is tarnishing the image of Facebook.


Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

AMAZON GO FIRST SUPERMARKET WITHOUT BOX

The first supermarket without boxes finally opens to the public

A one-year test for the company's employees alone was enough to open the first Amazon Go store for everyone in the city of Seattle.

Buy a bottle of water, for example, take only one minute watch in hand.

It is located on the ground floor of Amazon's new headquarters on Seventh Avenue in Seattle, Washington.

Although the opening was planned almost a year ago but Amazon has applied to retail its usual method, certainly far removed from the practices of distributors: put on the market in beta or, in this case, in private beta, a "minimum viable product " and proceed by iterations to improve it in contact with reality.

A paragon of a test and learn without taboos that has always succeeded, Amazon has not hesitated to postpone for several months the opening to the public, the time to develop its technology "Just Walk Out" .

After one-click shopping, drone delivery or the order button, this is the first physical store without a queue or cash register.

The Inteon Recode, the store looks like a classic 7-Eleven, a supermarket very common in the United States.

There are salads, sandwiches, drinks or some prepared dishes. The only difference: simple gantries that replace the boxes at the exit of the store

The operation is simple. You enter, take the item of your choice and come out. All without going to checkout or having to steal the product.

But for such a "miracle" to come true you get the app Amazon Go that you have previously loaded and you will be able to beep to access the first physical supermarket of the famous online merchant. Hundreds of cameras, painted in matte black to blend in with the ceiling, and sensors on the shelves will have seen the products seized and added to the virtual basket of the customer's app that, when going back through the porticoes, will be charged and debited , way "zero click".

"Five years ago we wondered if we could create (...) a store where customers could simply take what they want and pay, we've created the most advanced purchasing technology in the world so that you never have to queue again, " Amazon proudly explained on his site.

This opening to the public is to be seen as extending the test to a more varied sample of users and not as the beginning of a deployment.

It seems that this technology works only on a small assortment and is not developed for a hyper of tens of thousands of references currently;

Indeed, only products of fixed size and weight are marketed. No fruit or vegetable in sight, the sandwiches are in plastic trays, and each product exists only in a format and price. The computational power required to interpret the sensor data and the filmed images is probably already significant.




Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

MASSIVE PIRACY AT UBER OR THE SILENCE OF HACKERS PURCHASED

The data of 57 million users, customers or drivers, were hacked in 2016, the company announced.

"None of this should have happened, and I will not look for excuses." On Tuesday, November 21, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed that data from 57 million users around the world had been hacked in 2016.

These are the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million Uber users that have been stolen by hackers . Among them, 600,000 American drivers, whose driver's license numbers are also included in the stolen data.

On the other hand, Uber asserts that no banking information has been leaked, nor are birth dates, travel histories, or social security numbers (important in the United States).

The management says it has found "no evidence of fraud or fraudulent use related to this incident", and "monitors the affected accounts".

At the moment, there is no information on the nationalities of the affected users.

But according to Uber, these data have not been exploited, sold or published online ... especially since Dara Khosrowshahi explains that she "identified the individuals" responsible for the piracy and "obtained the assurance that the pirated data had been destroyed. ".

And the Bloomberg chain, to reveal the bottom of the case . The US media claims that Uber paid a ransom of 100,000 dollars (85,000 euros) to hackers in exchange for the removal of these data and their silence!

For Uber users would not have to take any specific steps related to this hacking. However, it is still better to "regularly check their bank accounts and Uber" , to ensure that there is no abnormal activity. The American drivers concerned will be warned individually.

According to Bloomberg, the two hackers had access to files used by Uber engineers and stored on GitHub - a major online platform used by developers around the world to share their work.

According to US laws companies are obliged to inform their users and the authorities, in case of leakage of sensitive information. However, Uber waited more than a year before revealing this piracy.

The New York public prosecutor and the British data protection authority have opened investigations. Uber's announcement "raises serious concerns about how it protects its data and its ethics," the British authority said in a statement. "Deliberately hiding security loopholes in the eyes of regulators and citizens may require larger fines for businesses. "

However, some experts say hackers who have names, e-mails and phone numbers can mount phishing campaigns by creating fake emails from Uber, which invite victims to "confirm" their contact details. We are in fact more or less doomed to trust applications. We must therefore avoid giving our contact information to those we do not use and / or who do not inspire confidence. At the very least, use an alternative email address for this kind of service, different from the main address.

Let's not forget that cyberattacks are a new form of economic warfare !! Massive hackers of corporate data are proliferating in the United States. But most of the companies involved choose to inform their users to change their passwords and notify the authorities.

The biggest cyberattack in history touched in 2013 Yahoo! with 3 billion user accounts affected. Revealed in December 2016, the scale of piracy, initially estimated at 1 billion accounts, was revised upwards last month. But it did not concern passwords or bank details, assured the American group.

What risk Uber? Fines , no doubt, especially since there is obviously concealment. To Donald Trump's team could be more conciliatory than the previous administration would have been.

And in Europe, the General Regulation for Data Protection (GDPR) is expected in May, which will expose companies that have lost personal data to fines of up to 4% of their turnover. That's about 260 million dollars in the case of Uber.

However, the reputation of Uber already tarnished by several scandals (use of software to make his cars invisible to the eyes of the police) can not get out of it.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW

FRENCH START-UP AND CONNECTED HOUSE

A few weeks before the Consumer Electronic Show CES, the high-mass high-tech companies in Las Vegas, which will be held from January 9 to 12, several start-ups presented their innovations at the Palais Brongniart.

Many are still confined to the connected objects sector, the largest high-tech fair in the world. 5,000 French people went to the 2017 edition, and more than 250 companies showed their innovations (including 200 start-ups), three times more than four years ago.

And this year, no doubt, the French are banking on the connected home. On the occasion of the big show in Las Vegas, start-ups will present their latest innovations, sometimes just marketed.

This time again, the French elegance should play security by carrying projects around connected objects for the home or health .

A segment on which emerged a real "French Touch." This is a real glimpse of the house of tomorrow.

This will be the case, for example, of Eric Denoyer, former CEO of Numericable and SFR, who came to unveil the objects designed by his start-up, Otodo.

At this little game, the technology of Otodo is particularly interesting.

The start-up has developed a small box to connect to its Internet box, as a hub, able to control connected objects, such as bulbs, but also objects that are simply radio controlled.

If someone uses shutters or a gate for example, the small case of Otodo will be able to manage them.

Ween has developed a location system on the smartphones of its users : according to its location, if it approaches or moves away from its home, Ween activates or not the heating, shutters, etc.

She has developed a smart thermostat, already unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. But this tool incorporates an unexpected feature, managing the location of users.

However, no question of going to buy the system of Ween, or that of Otodo. Both start-ups sell their solutions directly to home builders or operators.

To enter the connected home of tomorrow, the start-up Ween has retained the same mode of distribution, selling its solution directly to operators and home builders

Other French manufacturers, such as Legrand, Somfy and Valeo , are joined by newcomers: the automotive supplier Faurecia (which was exhibiting in Detroit earlier), or Navya , the manufacturer of autonomous shuttles.

We do not yet know if Renault, L'Oréal, Pernod Ricard and other CAC 40 companies will present new products and services at CES 2018 as they have been able to do.

They will be able to exhibit in new thematic sections of the show, dedicated to smart city, sports and artificial intelligence.

The CES 2018 will take place from January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas. 170,000 visitors from around the world will discover the innovations of nearly 4,000 exhibitors

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

YOUR COMPUTER NEEDS !!

DEFRAGMENTATION TOOL


At any time and for many reasons (temporary files, swap area, etc. ..) your hard drive is fragmented !!

For the story, if at the time of the release of Windows 95 in 1995 the system contained a fast fragmentation tool effective and included in the system it is not the same currently.

Yes, Microsoft had also been criticized for providing a well-known Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browsing tool (included and free) to Windows 95, while many software companies at the time were selling web crawler software! !!

Today we do not know if it is for calculation, economy, or to leave the share to the other companies of software creation but it is a fact, the defragmentation tool provided with the current systems are not of a extraordinary performance. !!!!

Of course it is possible to buy a tool to complete your machine with a High Performance Defragmentation utility .

Defragmentation and a process that brings together the clusters that make up the files on your machine in a contiguous way to increase the performance of your PC.

Whatever the size of your Ram (memory of your PC) the system will anyway call for temporary files and a disk swap disk area performance because if the speed of the memories is measured in nanoseconds (0.000000001s ) the hard disks are in milliseconds (0.001s)

The new SSD-type drives are actually memories, but first and foremost their higher cost than the hard drives are one of the reasons why the classic hard drive still equips a very large fleet of machines.

The type of memory used in the SSD is not identical for many technical reasons to the RAM memory of a PC!

So yes the SSD is faster than a hard drive but there is still a very strong margin of progress in terms of disk type "Memory Disk" !!

On the other hand the disorder in the structure is whatever the technology of the disc a brake evicting the speed !!!!!

If to limit the wear of first generation SSDs whose life was quite limited we can say that currently even SSD can now benefit from defragmentation , so it is a great idea to have a PC at the top of its performances !!!!!!


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CONDEMNATION OF THE HERITIER

DE SAMSUNG M.LEE

FIVE YEARS OF PRISON

In a context of economic and social frustrations , the protesters demanded and obtained Ms. Park's departure.

Ms. Parka's successor , Moon Jae-In promised to eradicate corruption between political and economic powers.

Samsung, which weighs one-fifth of GDP, is by far the first of these chaebol-s Korean conglomerates- of the fourth economy in Asia, which have always maintained unhealthy links with political power.

That is why Mr. Lee, 49, was found guilty of corruption, abuse of social good, perjury and sentenced to five years in prison in connection with payments to Park's shadow confidante, Choi Soon- Sil.

For the South Korean justice the heir to the empire Samsung paid a total of 8.9 million won (6.6 million euros) for the support of the government during the generational handover at the top of the group following his father's heart attack in 2014.

"He offered bribes in response to the insistent demands of the president," the court said despite the denials of the accused. Regarding another 22 million won to foundations controlled by Ms. Choi, it was relaxed to the extent that the judges felt that Samsung had been obliged to obey the wishes of the presidency.

Two other senior executives were also sentenced.

Mr. Lee's advice will appeal the decision.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld

WORLD CYBERWATCH

«WITHOUT PREVIOUS» according to EUROPOL

"The recent attack is unprecedented and will require a complex international investigation to identify the perpetrators," said the European Police Office Europol "whose European Cybercrime Center (EC3)" is working with cybercrime units Of affected countries.

During the night, the list of victims of the global cyber attack detected Friday by the American and British authorities has massively extended:

About 100 countries have been hit by a global cyber attack.

On Saturday morning, there were about a hundred countries targeted by hackers and many companies or public services acknowledged being hit or attacked. In the UK, about forty hospitals saw a demand for ransom appear on their screens.

Prime Minister Theresa May said in the early evening on SkyNews that

"This is not the NHS, it is an international attack and several countries and organizations have been affected."

In France Renault had to stop the production of certain sites. The Sunderland plant in the Japanese manufacturer Nissan, a Renault partner, was also hit, a Nissan spokesman confirmed.

Public organizations and companies have been affected in the United States. The FedEx package giant has admitted to being infected. And in the United Kingdom, but also in Spain, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, China, Ukraine and Taiwan. Telefonica in Spain but also the German railways, the Deutsche Bahn, said they were the target of its attacks.


"About 1,000 computers from the Russian Interior Ministry have been affected by a massive cyb er attack," a spokesman for the ministry told Interfax on the evening of 12 May. The Russian banking system has been affected.

A spokeswoman for the ministry, Irina Volk, told agencies that the virus was attacking Windows-based PCs.

"The virus has been located and the technical operations are underway to destroy it and to revive anti-virus programs," she said.

The list of affected countries is particularly long and there is little doubt among experts:

For them all incidents are linked.

And this is all the more so because in many cases, the same messages, containing a ransom demand of 300 dollars payable in bitcoins appeared on the screens of the victims.

"We have seen more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries,

"Said Jakub Kroustek of Avast IT security company on his blog. Another computer security company mentioned "a major campaign to spread infected emails", with some 5 million emails sent every hour spreading the malware called WCry

, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt or Wana Decrypt0r.

How did the hackers proceed?

A ransom software exploited a flaw in Windows systems, leaked into pirated documents from the US security agency NSA.

This flaw in Windows had been discovered by the American intelligence services (NSA).

The pirates apparently exploited it.

Edward Snowden took the opportunity to give a new lesson to his former employer.

"If the NSA had privately discussed this flaw used to attack hospitals when they" discovered "it, rather than when it was stolen from them, it could have been avoided," says Edward on Twitter Snowden, the former cons

ultant to the US security agency who had unveiled the extent of surveillance of the NSA in 2013.

The virus, which exploits a flaw in the Windows operating system, encrypts the data and demands a ransom against the decoding key. The software used by hackers locks users' files and forces them to pay a sum of money in form Bitcoins to recover its use.

A practice, called "ransomwares" becoming more and more common.

"This ransom software can spread without anyone opening an email or clicking on a link. Unlike normal viruses, this virus spreads directly from computer to computer on local servers, rather than by email, "said Lance Cottrell, scientific director of the US technology group Ntrepid.

The social networks shared images with NHS computer screens requesting the payment of 300 dollars in bitcoins with the mention:

Oops, your files were encrypted."

The payment must occur within three days, or the price double, and if the money is not paid within seven days the pirated files will be erased, the message clarifies.

"Individuals and organizations are encouraged not to pay the ransom as this does not guarantee that access to the data will be restored," the US Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.

Soon after this flaw was made public, Microsoft released a fix to prevent attacks, but a plethora of systems were obviously not updated by their users. The pirates took advantage of this by writing their ransom request - which appears on the victims' screen and blocks it - in 17 languages.

Few users have used the patch released in the spring by Microsoft.

And to the US computer giant to publish Friday a long note to explain how to protect more specifically attacks related to WannaCrypt. He highlighted in particular the provision of an update of Windows Defender, the home system against malware..

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

 

Limite de caractères dépassée
5000/5000
Limite de caractères (5000) dépassée de 838 :
», a écrit le ministère américain de la Sécurité intérieure dans un communiqué. Peu après que cette faille a été rendue publique, Microsoft a publié une correction afin que soient évitées les attaques, mais une pléiade de systèmes n'ont visiblement pas été mis à jour par leurs utilisateurs. Les pirates en ont profité en rédigeant leur demande de rançon -celle qui apparaît sur l'écran des victimes et le bloque- en 17 langues. Peu d'utilisateurs ont donc utilisé le correctif publié au printemps par Microsoft. Et au géant informatique américain de publier dès vendredi une longue note destinée à expliquer comment se protéger plus particulièrement des attaques liées à WannaCrypt. Y soulignant notamment la mise à disposition d'une mise à jour de Windows Defender, le système maison de protection contre les logiciels malveillants.
WORLD CYBERWATCH
«WITHOUT PREVIOUS» according to EUROPOL
"The recent attack is unprecedented and will require a complex international investigation to identify the perpetrators," said the European Police Office Europol "whose European Cybercrime Center (EC3)" is working with cybercrime units Of affected countries.

During the night, the list of victims of the global cyber attack detected Friday by the American and British authorities has massively extended:
About 100 countries have been hit by a global cyber attack.
On Saturday morning, there were about a hundred countries targeted by hackers and many companies or public services acknowledged being hit or attacked. In the UK, about forty hospitals saw a demand for ransom appear on their screens.
Prime Minister Theresa May said in the early evening on SkyNews that
"This is not the NHS, it is an international attack and several countries and organizations have been affected."
In France Renault had to stop the production of certain sites. The Sunderland plant in the Japanese manufacturer Nissan, a Renault partner, was also hit, a Nissan spokesman confirmed.
Public organizations and companies have been affected in the United States. The FedEx package giant has admitted to being infected. And in the United Kingdom, but also in Spain, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, China, Ukraine and Taiwan. Telefonica in Spain but also the German railways, the Deutsche Bahn, said they were the target of its attacks.
"About 1,000 computers from the Russian Interior Ministry have been affected by a massive cyber attack," a spokesman for the ministry told Interfax on the evening of 12 May. The Russian banking system has been affected.
A spokeswoman for the ministry, Irina Volk, told agencies that the virus was attacking Windows-based PCs.
"The virus has been located and the technical operations are underway to destroy it and to revive anti-virus programs," she said.
The list of affected countries is particularly long and there is little doubt among experts:
For them all incidents are linked.
And this is all the more so because in many cases, the same messages, containing a ransom demand of 300 dollars payable in bitcoins appeared on the screens of the victims.
"We have seen more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries,
"Said Jakub Kroustek of Avast IT security company on his blog. Another computer security company mentioned "a major campaign to spread infected emails", with some 5 million emails sent every hour spreading the malware called WCry, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt or Wana Decrypt0r.
How did the hackers proceed?
A ransom software exploited a flaw in Windows systems, leaked into pirated documents from the US security agency NSA.
This flaw in Windows had been discovered by the American intelligence services (NSA).
The pirates apparently exploited it.
Edward Snowden took the opportunity to give a new lesson to his former employer.
"If the NSA had privately discussed this flaw used to attack hospitals when they" discovered "it, rather than when it was stolen from them, it could have been avoided," says Edward on Twitter Snowden, the former consultant to the US security agency who had unveiled the extent of surveillance of the NSA in 2013.
The virus, which exploits a flaw in the Windows operating system, encrypts the data and demands a ransom against the decoding key. The software used by hackers locks users' files and forces them to pay a sum of money in form Bitcoins to recover its use.
A practice, called "ransomwares" becoming more and more common.

"This ransom software can spread without anyone opening an email or clicking on a link. Unlike normal viruses, this virus spreads directly from computer to computer on local servers, rather than by email, "said Lance Cottrell, scientific director of the US technology group Ntrepid.
The social networks shared images with NHS computer screens requesting the payment of 300 dollars in bitcoins with the mention:
"Oops, your files were encrypted."
The payment must occur within three days, or the price double, and if the money is not paid within seven days the pirated files will be erased, the message clarifies.
"Individuals and organizations are encouraged not to pay the ransom as this does not guarantee that access to the data will be restored

THE APPLE PARK IMAGINE BY STEVE JOBS

"For Steve, the California landscape, its light and immensity, was a source of excitement and inspiration. It was in this context that he liked to think. Apple Park captures this spirit particularly well, "said Laurene Powell Jobs, who was the wife of Steve Jobspple Park

The complex, titanic, was the last big project of the late Steve Jobs. .

Apple Park is the largest project of the company in recent times, but also the last major project launched by Steve Jobs, more than ten years ago. In June 2011 the construction of this campus was strongly defended by the co-founder of Apple before the city council of the city where he had established in 1977 .

This groundbreaking Apple brand campus will open next April, according to the US firm. In total, more than 12,000 people will take possession of the premises over a six-month period.

At the start of the project in 2013, its cost was estimated at $ 5 billion.

The future headquarters of Apple will be located in a huge green space spanning 70 hectares . Designed by Steve Jobs and designed in collaboration with the British architecture firm "Foster and Partners" this building of 260,000 square meters takes the form of a ring

It is "entirely covered with the largest curved glass panels in the world," says Apple. Powered entirely by renewable energies, it will require "neither heating nor air conditioning nine months out of twelve". In the center of this ring will be a huge green space for employees to enjoy more than three kilometers of walking and walking trails.

There will even be an orchard, meadows and a pond.

Green fields planted with more than 9,000 native drought-resistant trees will replace asphalt and concrete.

This circular building has been designed to encourage the collaboration of Apple employees.

It should include workspaces and research and development laboratories.

This "spacecraft" as Jobs called it will be the showcase of choice to bring future engineers and employees to the brand.

But this revolutionary campus was also conceived as a full attraction.

It will include a welcome area for visitors, and an Apple Store and a café.

Its amphitheater, with a capacity of 1000 people, will accommodate future conferences and presentation of the brand's products.

It was named "Steve Jobs Theater" .Perched at the top of a hill and offering views of the meadows and the main building this auditorium, flagship project of Steve Jobs is expected to open before the end of 2017.

Its very design entrance will have the shape of a glass cylinder with a height of more than six meters and a diameter of 50 meters.

She will be wearing a metal carbon fiber roof.

Tim Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs.

"Steve's vision for Apple extended well beyond the time he spent with us. He wanted Apple Park to be a hotbed of innovation for generations to come "

Paul Emison pour DayNewsWorld

THE MESSAGE OF THE FOUNDER FACEBOOK

MARK ZUCKERBERG

"BUILDING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY"

"Our greatest opportunities are now global, such as spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science.Our biggest problems also need global responses, such as ending to terrorism, fight against climate change and prevent pandemics ".

In a manifesto published on his personal profile, Mark Zuckerberg details his new ambitions for the future of Facebook and the big challenges for the next ten years. It responds to the rise of criticism against its society, accused of contributing to misinformation and violence online. He also gave interviews to several media outlets such as Buzzfeed or the New York Times, while Facebook press teams prepared all the necessary tools for journalists to handle the subject.

The entrepreneur acknowledges his mistakes while apologizing. He is aware of the different challenges the world is currently facing. His speech highlights five priority actions: self-help communities, security, information, civic engagement and cultural inclusion. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg therefore gives the social network a mission to "bring humanity together." It is also a long manifesto anti-isolationism and pro-globalization.

This is why the leader thinks that Facebook must have a mission other than that of simple vector of social link in society: "The best thing we can do with Facebook is to develop a social infrastructure to give the opportunity to people to build a global community that works for all of us. The formation of groups would constitute the links of this "global community. And currently, according to him, more than 100 million Facebook users have joined "very significant" groups. »» Which allows the latter to exchange with peers at some point in their lives. For Facebook it is important to further promote these groups.

The commitment to safety comes by IA for Mark Zuckerberg evoking the success of Facebook with its Safety Check feature. Indeed this feature is active during disasters and allows to quickly notify his friends that we are safe.It is his ambition to further this option Safety Check, to allow to ask or propose the help and extend its reach over time, for example in conflict zones.

But Mark Zuckreberg also hopes to develop artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the billions of posts posted on Facebook to detect illegal or dangerous content. For him it is a matter of working hard so that AI can make the difference between the articles on terrorism and those of terrorist propaganda.

Thus Zuckerberg also intends to tackle the phenomenon of misinformation present on its platform He insists on the porosity of the boundaries between opinion, satire and lies and undertakes to diversify the sources of information offered to members.

And to bring other points of view - by integrating a work of verification of facts, without practicing censorship. To do this, Facebook intends to offer a greater diversity of opinions instead of censoring certain content. In September, Facebook was accused of censorship for suppressing a famous photo of the Vietnam War as it showed a naked girl burned with napalm. Zuckerberg acknowledges his mistakes: Facebook could - wrongly - "delete accounts and content that should have stayed online and maintain hateful content that should have been deleted". Mark Zuckerberg announces that in order for these problems not to happen again each user will be able to adapt his profile according to his sensitivity. The moderation settings will now be customizable according to its personal tolerance threshold or that of geographical areas. As far as nudity is concerned, there will now be differences of opinion between European countries and Asian or Middle Eastern countries.

The founder of Facebook also remains committed to connecting the entire planet so that people can become more involved in their society. The American entrepreneur puts globalization at the heart of his manifesto, crucial for the development of a company that has nearly 2 billion users worldwide. "When we started Facebook, the idea of ​​connecting the world was not controversial, "he told the New York Times. "Progress requires that humanity not come together around cities or nations, but rather with a global community," said the American without making explicit reference to the news, such as the arrival of Donald Trump with its will to fall back on America or Brexit.

Finally for Zuckerberg it is necessary to keep an inclusive community. For this new tools will be developed for the detection of content that does not respect its charter of use. Artificial intelligence technology could be part of the solution for better management of Facebook's daily content flow.

Why such statements?

Would Mark Zuckerberg have presidential ambitions?

The founder of the social network defends himself ... while wanting in 2017 to visit each US state by the end of the year.


Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

 

SCANDALE WITH REBOUND: INCULAPATION OF THE PATRON OF SAMSUNG SOUTH KOREA

The scandal of this vast case of trading in influence has already led to the dismissal of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. December 9th.

He continues to make heads fall in Seoul. And not least. Samsung group heir Lee Jae-yong was formally charged on Tuesday (February 28th) with charges of bribery, embezzlement, concealment of assets abroad and perjury in the "Choigate" scandal.

Samsung is definitely in the dark after the recent failure of the Galaxy Note 7 explosive batteries ...

A first for South Korea : never a leader of South Korean conglomerate found himself behind bars. Mr. Lee is the Vice President of Samsung Electronics, the flagship of the group, the son of its president and the grandson of its founder.

This is a huge scandal with twists and turns that has shaken South Korea in recent months.

The omnipresent shadow of Choi Soon-Sil hovers over this sordid affair of corruption. A woman, Choi Soon-sil, daughter of the former president's guru and alleged heiress of her "shamanic" powers, reportedly took a very large ancestry on Park Geung-hye until she became her closest confidante. Once Park Geung-hye became president in 2012, Choi Soon, without an official position, follows her to the Blue House. But "Mrs. Choi would have formed a group, 'the eight fairies', bringing together eight women with exclusive access to the president," wrote Le Monde about it.

Choi Soon is therefore suspected of having minted privileged access to the presidency. Thus large industrial groups would have been obliged to pay nearly 70 million dollars (66 million euros) to foundations controlled by the "South Korean Rasputin" president. She was arrested on September 21, 2016.

What do we really blame the vice president of Samsung?

He is accused of having made donations to various organizations related to Choi Soon-Sil, including for example a "horse and money" as an aid to the equestrian career of the daughter of the latter. In all Samsung would have paid a million dollars estimated at 40 million (37 million).

Of course with a counterpart: Lee Jae-Yong's funds would actually have allowed the latter to obtain the support of the government in the restructuring of his company. Thus the controversial merger in 2015 of Samsung C & T and Cheil Industries could have the green light of the government. Fusion deemed "vital" to facilitate the process of succession at the head of the company while Lee Kun-hee, chairman of the group, was in a coma since a heart attack in May 2014.

Indicted with four other leaders, three of whom resigned on Tuesday,

Lee Jae-yong, de facto boss of Samsung after the heart attack of his father in 2014, will most likely be sent to court likely to be sentenced to a very heavy prison sentence. Mr. Lee, however, denies all charges against him.

Lobbying or corruption?

Anyway, the arrest of Lee Jae-yong creates a big void at the head of Samsung.

Other conglomerates could be targeted by the survey:

in the viewfinder of investigators from other groups like Hyundai Motor or the retail giant Lotte.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

 

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BLACK-OUT SUR LE SITE PIRATE ZONE-TELECHARGEMENT.

Black-out sur le portail pirate français Zone Téléchargement et DLP. Depuis la fermeture subite, lundi 28 novembre, du site de téléchargement illégal Zone Téléchargement et DLP par la Gendarmerie la toile s'affole.

A l’origine de cette fermeture, une plainte est déposée en novembre 2014 par des membres de l’Association de lutte contre la piraterie audiovisuelle (Alpa) et de la Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (Sacem). Puis une enquête des gendarmes du Centre de lutte contre les criminalités numériques conduit aux administrateurs des sites.

« La pratique du téléchargement illégal est tellement entrée dans les mœurs que les utilisateurs de Zone Téléchargement n'avaient plus vraiment conscience de l'illégalité de leur comportement. »

analyse un spécialiste du numérique.

De plus l'offre légale "ne correspond pas à notre économie de l'impatience" : un film 4 mois en salle, puis seulement après il passe en vidéo.

Zone Téléchargement était classé par la plateforme de statistiques Alexa à la onzième place des sites les plus consultés de France, devant Twitter et DLP 29ème.

Pourquoi une telle popularité ?

Le succès s'explique en partie par l'offre du catalogue du site de téléchargement illégal de films, de jeux vidéo ou d'albums de musique : sa catégorie "films" proposait par exemple plus de 40 000 fichiers différents.

L'exhaustivité et l'exigence technique comme la proposition de fichiers en HD-Light faisaient que ces deux sites se démarquaient des autres sites du genre. Ce choix considérable était financé par ses nombreuses publicités intrusives.

Les criminalités numériques sont-elles sévèrement punies ?

Selon la gendarmerie nationale, le préjudice causé par Zone Téléchargement est estimé à 75 millions d'euros pour les ayants-droits.

Les risques encourus peuvent être élevés. Pour preuve la condamnation En septembre, a été condamné à 5 millions d’euros de dommages et intérêts et à un an de prison dont huit mois ferme pour la diffusion illégale à grande échelle de films et musiques.l’administrateur du site pirate Omgtorrent (2008- 2015)

Et quatre clients du site, identifiés grâce à l'adresse IP de leur ordinateur, ont aussi été condamnés à un mois de prison avec sursis chacun.

Les deux sites concernés permettaient à « un clan familial » de bien vivre. Ce business rapportait 1,5 million d’euros par an, grâce aux pubs affichés sur les deux sites .

Ces administrateurs risquent jusqu’à trois ans de prison et 300.000 euros d’amende pour contrefaçon. Si les charges de contrefaçon en bande organisée sont retenues, ces peines peuvent monter à 7 ans de prison et 750.000 euros d’amende.

Joanne COURBET pour DayNewsWorld.