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Cryptage des données: Nos téléphones deviennent impénétrables
Suite aux failles de sécurité qui se multiplient et se succèdent: des photos intimes de stars piratés depuis leurs téléphones et dévoilées sur le Web, des millions de comptes de clients bancaires exposés par des attaques informatiques ou encore les révélations accablantes en 2013 d’Edward Snowden, concernant l'espionnage à grande échelle des réseaux de télécommunications par le gouvernement américain, Apple et Google ont réagi.

Emily Turrettini pour Bilan.

BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service

The BBC has launched an Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in West Africa. Te BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe service will provide audio, text message alerts and images to help people get the latest public health information to combat the spread of Ebola in the region.

Content will be limited to three items a day, and the service will be in English and French.

To subscribe, send 'JOIN' via WhatsApp to +44 7702 348 651

To unsubscribe, send 'STOP' via WhatsApp to the same number.

As the biggest "chat app" in use in Africa, the platform is being used as a means of reaching people in the region directly through their mobile phones.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. Photograph: Sylvain Cherkaoui/Cosmos for MSF published in The Guadian.


This 3D-printed DIY gadget can crack a safe in minutes

The world's top safe-cracking machines cost $10,000 or more, and are typically only sold for military use. These guys built one that's just as good for a fraction of the price. C/net reports.

quotemarksright.jpgA security duo out of Melbourne, Australia, has developed a cheap gadget that they say can crack most safes in no time, sometimes within minutes.

Luke Jahnke and Jay Davis built the device using 3D-printed parts and the Arduino open-source computing platform popular among makers, along with salvaged electronics that let the device spin through all the lock's possible combinations.

You can watch the prototype in action in this video report by The Register. quotesmarksleft.jpg

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Serbia Albania Football game interrupted because of drone

Serbia vs Albania Football game interrupted when an Albanian fan flew his country's flag on a map of Kosovo, swinging from a quadcopter over the football field. A fight broke out amongst the players.

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