“Let's stop criticizing our banks!”

More than ten years after the subprime mortgage crisis, all the light has not been shed, and yet the idea of ​​the guilt of the banks has taken hold firmly in people's minds. They are even blamed for the double fault, since after playing with fire and triggering the crisis, they allegedly asked for help from the States. This unanimous condemnation, the result of incomplete analyzes, is a heavy component of the bank bashing that has raged since then and unfortunately works against our interests. We are indeed at a critical moment when Europe, faced with the domination of American finance and the dollar, must develop its own financial capacities. The development of a strong pan-European financial sector is therefore essential if we particularly want to foster the emergence of future European gafas. 
If it is vain to hope for the complete disappearance of this bank bashing and, one might say, of the bashing market whose roots plunge both in history and in ignor…

Apple and Google develop joint coronavirus contact tracking tool

It's almost unheard of in the modern IT world: Apple and Google have come together to develop contact tracking tools to help stop the spread of coronavirus. To stem COVID-19, all goodwill is welcome, including those who are not used to working together. Apple and Google have announced a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth to help governments and health agencies better fight the coronavirus.

Apple and Google develop joint coronavirus contact tracking tool

An interoperable platform

Contact tracing is one of the main tools to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as determined by a large number of public health authorities, universities and non-governmental organizations. But the latter come up against a technical obstacle that the two companies want to remove: interoperability between iOS and Android. This is why Google and Apple will launch a solution that will make it possible to trace the chains of transmission.

In May, the two groups will launch programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate communications between iOS and Android devices. These APIs can be used by health authorities so that they can be integrated into their applications. Users can then download them from the respective app stores on both platforms.

Next, Apple and Google will integrate this Bluetooth tracking technology within their operating systems. A solution "more robust than an API", explain the partners, which has two objectives: the participation of a larger number of people on a voluntary basis, as well as better interaction of a more ecosystem of apps extended with health authorities.

In addition, the two manufacturers make a vow of the utmost respect for privacy, transparency and consent. Apple and Google will take care of this, in collaboration with governments and agencies. It is possible to consult the infrastructure documentation, as well as the specifications for Bluetooth and cryptography on this site.