Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gallimard, Flammarion and Albin Michel assigned to trial for forgery Google

Three French publishers, Gallimard, Flammarion and Albin Michel, issued a summons for counterfeiting U.S. giant Google which they accuse the wild digitization of thousands of titles under his proposed universal library. Wednesday, May 11 revealed by the magazine Livres Hebdo, the address was issued on May 6 at the High Court of Paris.

It is the French subsidiary of Google and the same assignment will be sent to the parent. The judge must now set a timetable and it will be the American company to provide the conclusions and answers, "he added. The Internet giant said Wednesday was "surprised to receive this new assignment that we are currently looking into, even though we are already working with the French publishers for some time to find ways to increase audiences and revenue streams for publishers, authors and booksellers.

Google shows Android 2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google presented yesterday at the Google I / O 2011, the new version of its Android operating system at version 2.4, which is called the Ice Cream Sandwich, the changes from earlier versions seem to be many, but unfortunately we have no images . The new version is expected to bring a renewed user interface that reflects the style of Android Honeycomb 3, the tablet version was launched a few months ago, in addition to this the system will be based on new API that will make it able to adapt to any device is installed, as smartphone, tablet or otherwise.

A flaw in Facebook allows advertisers access to personal data

Facebook's architecture has allowed advertisers mistakenly access profiles, conversations, pictures and other private data network members, according to a Symantec report. The said security company has discovered and explained in a note that some applications of Facebook have leaked chips (code numbers and words that enables browsers to access an account) with security keys giving access to profiles and reading messages.

The future of digital terrestrial radio compromise

The former director of France Culture David Kessler called for a moratorium "of 2 or 3 years" on the rapid deployment of digital terrestrial radio (DAB), as well as local experiments in a report to Prime Minister Francois Fillon. Mr. Kessler had been charged in June 2010 to conduct a mission on the launch of the NTS, recorded in the 2007 law on modernization of audiovisual broadcasting but no date has been set.

Lady Gaga "social games" the pop star launches Gagaville

What can happen when the biggest star in the world of pop music, Lady Gaga, joins forces with the largest operator of "social games" of the world? Gagaville born, which is the version of the famous pop Farmville, the game that involves millions of players every day online throughout the world. And 'the meeting of two giants of the entertainment and the beginning of a new era of social gaming, in which even the stars and the star can be transformed not so much in video games (something that happened many times in the history of computer games) As in real worlds, where you can play but also, as in this case, have some special features, and preview the tracks on the new album of pop star.

Numericable launches mobile packages at bargain prices to its customers

The French cable operator Numericable announced Wednesday the launch of a mobile telephony offer unlimited tariff of 24.90 euros per month for residential customers Numericable, and 49.90 for the others, thus becoming a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO . "We go on the mobile market," with "the best offer on the market in price and service content," said the secretary general of the group Numericable, Jerome Yomtov, describing "an offer of unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles France, unlimited texting and unlimited internet access (3G up to 500 mega) for 24.90 euros "a month.

U.S. Senators pass Google and Apple on the grill

They are very angry senators who auditioned, Tuesday, May 10, representatives from Google and Apple, as part of a preliminary inquiry by a parliamentary committee on privacy. Both companies have been heavily criticized after the revelation in late April, as mobile phones using their respective operating systems were collecting location information without the knowledge of their users.

"Consumers have a fundamental right to know what information is collected about them, said the committee chairman, Senator Franken (Democrat) at the opening of the hearing. Consumers have the right to decide whether, with whom, when and how they wish to share this information. And yet, reports suggest that the information contained in our mobile phones are not protected as they should be.

Assange distinguished in Australia

The Sydney PeaceFoundation Foundation has awarded Wednesday to founder of Wikileaks, Australian Julian Assange, his gold medal to honor his "outstanding courage in defending human rights." It is one of the most prestigious awards in Australian defense of human rights. If the peace prize is awarded annually for fourteen years, the gold medal was awarded to three others, the Dalai Lama, former South African president Nelson Mandela and Japanese Daisaku Ikeda of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai.