This week, there has been a lot of talk about the Facebook maxi-flaw. The information of 530 million users was extracted by hackers and then made available for free online. Yet another hard blow for the social media giant. In South Korea, LG gave up its smartphone business after several very complicated years. In France, there has been a lot of talk about homeschooling, which was imposed on students because of the pandemic. Numerous computer problems prevented its proper functioning.
Here is a summary of the news of the week in addition to our weekly show De Quelle J’Me Mail.
Facebook: 20 million French people exposed
In 2019, Facebook fell victim to a breach. The data of 530 million users was extracted from the social network, which allowed hackers to create a kind of giant directory (last name, first name, phone number, email address and marital status). Half of French Facebook users are affected, which has enabled some smart people to find the phone numbers of public figures. After several days of silence, Facebook has finally spoken on the subject. The social network refuses to talk about a hack and does not really apologize.
Understand all about the huge Facebook data breach
Facebook breach: how to know if you are affected
Home school bugs
While waiting for the school holidays, French students were entitled to a week of home schooling. Unfortunately for the government, all did not go as planned. The regional ENTs have successively crashed while the official platform dedicated to distance learning has not borne the load. Then began a political cacophony with accusations of piracy from abroad, a track not privileged today. Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of National Education, even accused OVH. The host took offense.
Home classroom disrupted by big computer problems from day one
An investigation has just been opened into the cyberattack against the CNED
OVH denies the accusations of Jean-Michel Blanquer on the crash of distance school services
Tim Cook interview
For half an hour, Tim Cook spoke with the New York Times. In journalist Kara Swisher’s podcast, the Apple boss spoke of his admiration for augmented reality, his interest in electric cars and his future at Apple.
Car, glasses and rivalry with Facebook… Tim Cook gives some clues about the future of Apple
LG is abandoning smartphones
LG is throwing in the towel. Distanced by Chinese manufacturers for several years, the Korean has decided to abandon its smartphone division. He joined Nokia, BlackBerry and HTC in the graveyard of major brands that have failed to resist the transformation of the market.
LG officially abandons the smartphone market … and bows to China
Google I / O in May, E3 in June
Canceled last year, Google I / O and E3 will take place this year, in virtual formats. The Google conference, where Android 12 will be announced, will take place from May 18 to 20. The great video game fair will take place from June 12 to 15, with Nintendo and Microsoft among the participants announced.
Google will unveil Android 12 and other new features on May 18, on the occasion of its I / O 2021
E3 2021: the big video game show will start on June 12… in a virtual format
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