Net neutrality: US States vs Telecom lobbies

Net neutrality was abolished in the US on April 28th but the dispute endures. While legal proceedings to cancel the FCC ruling are still underway, several states took measures to reinstate net neutrality. The telecom lobby threatens to sue them. It is now a certainty: the FCC ruling was only a skirmish.   April 23rd, […]

Cybersecurity: France must beef up its strategy

Cybersecurity: France must beef up its strategy

  Cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic area of the current tech scene. Its importance will soar with the Internet of Objects (IOT) and smart solutions. France has many talents to offer but has difficulty getting worldwide recognition. Experts demand more investments to correct this, fast.   Cybersecurity has taken center stage. In a […]

Shocard : a startup that stores your ID in a blockchain

Shocard : a startup that stores your ID in a blockchain

Nowadays, the best-known use of blockchain is crypto-currency. However, its potential can be applied to any exchange and transaction that requires top-level security. Shocard, a US startup, applied blockchain to identity certification in the banking system. Beyond crypto-currency, blockchain technology seems well suited for insurance and banking. Shocard is an American start-up working in KYC […]

Ledger, creator of cryptocurrency wallet, raises 60 million Euros

There is one startup that is flying high and taking advantage of the big bang of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. It’s Ledger. The young company settled in Vierzon convinced onlookers at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show): it is already profitable and has raised 60 millions Euros to continue its development. Could this be the next […]

Will Kodak make it back thanks to its blockchain and cryptocurrency?

Kodak, the ex-giant of photography, that completly missed the digital revolution, saw its stock soar by 120% in one day. This followed the announcement of a blockchain and a cryptocurrency for photographers worldwide. Trying to surf on a new technology or answer a real need of photographers? Decoding in progress.     While reading the […]

Illegal streaming of sporting events: a worrisome proliferation

In the United Kingdom took place a boxing fight between McGregor and Mayweather. This marked the pinnacle of illegal streaming of a sporting event, sometimes taking the looks of a legal website. Each illegal streaming opens the door to cyber-crime. If the British laws can fight this threat, it’s high time France did the same. […]

Meltdown, Spectre: here’s what you should know

Thunder strikes in the computer world for the new year. Cyber security researchers detected two critical security vulnerabilities: Meltdown and Spectre. They affect just about all processors on the market. If used, these would have devastating consequences. A patch is underway for the first vulnerability. For the second, it might be necessary to change the […]

End of Net Neutrality: striking back

[Translation of December 27th, 2017 article] It didn’t come as a surprise that the FCC voted the end of the Internet Neutrality on December 14th. This was a warning shot to all that defend a free and open internet. But reactions were quick to come. Led by Bernie Sanders, the (ultra) democrat candidate at the […]

French Startups take a stand in climate change

Fighting climate change is linked to new technologies: smart objects, smart grids, smart city. The tech world also provides other initiatives, isolated measures, that help lower climate change and protect the planet. The French Tech excels in this field. Here are three fine initiatives.   Along the One Planet Summit, let’s focus on tangible solutions […]

Uber admits it hushed up the piracy of 57 million accounts

Uber’s new CEO admits the company sustained a cyber-attack late 2016. It led to the theft of the personal data of 57 million users. Uber also confessed it paid $100 000 for the hackers’ silence. This is a new scandal, just a few months away from the introduction in Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). […]