Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

4 municipalities pinned by the CNIL on automatic ticketing of motorists

The CNIL pinpoints 4 municipalities on automatic number plate recognition, which gives rise to numerous verbalizations.

4 municipalities pinned by the CNIL on automatic ticketing of motorists

Faced with the practices of automatic verbalization by recognition of license plates, the Cnil is stepping up to the plate. The institution responsible for preserving the privacy of the French urged 4 municipalities to put an end to these systems, without making the names of these municipalities public. "As part of an on-the-spot control campaign, the Cnil observed that a growing number of communities wanted to automate the process of reporting violations that they are authorized to observe on the territory of their municipality (for example, rules relating to the inconvenient parking of vehicles on public roads) ", indicates the institution in a press release published on its site.

But these sanction systems without human intervention, via photo and automatic reading of license plates, are only possible for violations of paid parking (non-payment or exceeding the authorized time), recalls the Cnil. Criminal offenses such as inconvenient or dangerous parking cannot be dealt with in this way, as municipalities do not have the right to "collect photographic files" representing license plates in order to detect and sanction them.

The Cnil in particular monitors these automatic license plate recognition devices, which are potentially very intrusive for privacy. They "result in the mandatory identification of all drivers wishing to park on public roads, as well as (...) the undifferentiated collection of all license plates of parked vehicles", she stressed. in 2018.

They are "likely to reveal detailed information of the private life of individuals, and question the possibility offered to citizens, unless there is specific justification, to circulate in public space anonymously," she indicated.