Online hatred will remain the plague of social networks, such as road and automobile accidents

“SCREENSHOTS” N ° 32 – To think that the banning of Donald Trump from Twitter will make a difference, is to believe that a license withdrawal alone would discourage reckless drivers.

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The suspension on Friday of Donald Trump’s Twitter account, the main weapon of his political career, and of his Facebook account the day before, will be a milestone. It constitutes a moment of acceleration in the history of the web. The reactions multiply on Twitter, in the media and on blogs, which find a certain panache.

What to remember? First, the analyzes of journalists from Figaro and contributors published in our pages. Since the Capitol invasion last Wednesday, that Le Figaro Covered on site, Chloé Woitier describes day by day the showdown between Donald Trump and social networks. She explains how the banishment of the American president reopened the debate on the power of the Gafa.

Donald Trump was banned from Twitter on Friday, and temporarily banned from Facebook the day before. OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP

In our editorial on Monday, we highlight the ambiguous role of the Gafa. For four years, Donald Trump thrived on Twitter and Facebook. Social networks have benefited from this, attracting more users and political ads. “They suddenly drape themselves

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Start times, start lists, results • Ski resort test magazine

Three slalom races will take place in Flachau this year. After the women’s night race, two men’s slaloms will also be held on the Herrmann-Maier World Cup course on January 16 and 17, 2021. The men’s competitions should actually have taken place in Kitzbühel after the Wengen cancellation, but there were several cases with the mutated form of the corona virus, so that the state of Tyrol has not given approval for the implementation (we reported).

We present start times with TV channels, start lists, favorites and results from Flachau.

>> Damen-Riesenslalom in Kranjska Gora (January 16/17)

>> All dates and results of the Ski World Cup 2020/2021

The program in Flachau

date Start discipline
12.01.2021 (Di)
Slalom women
16.01.2021 (Sa)
Slalom men
Replacement for Wengen
17.01.2021 (So)
Slalom men
Replacement for Kitzbühel

(Changes at short notice possible)

>> The ski area is located here (piste map, Corona rules, …)

>> Skiing in the Corona winter: This is how it looks in the countries

Result slalom women on January 12th, 2021 in Flachau

Mikaela Shiffrin wins the night slalom

The leader after the 1st round was also the winner of the race in the end: Mikaela Shiffrin won the Flachau night slalom on Tuesday. Followed directly behind the American Katharina Liensberger (AUT), who now landed in second place in the third slalom in a row. Wendy Holdener (SUI) came in third. The best German is Lena Dürr in 11th place.

Result slalom women:

Name time
1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 01:47.92
2. Katharina Liensberger (AUT) + 00.19
3. Wendy Holdener (SUI) + 00.43
4. Petra Vlhova (SVK) + 00.62
5. Michelle Gisin (SUI) + 01.52
6. Camille Rast (SUI) + 02.55
7. Chiara Mair (AUT) + 02.57
8. Laurence St-Germain (CAN) + 02.78
9. Paula Moltzan (USA) + 02.79
10. Katharina Truppe (AUT) + 02.85
11. Lena Dürr (GER) + 02.91
12. Katharina Huber (AUT) + 02.95
13. Melanie Meillard (SUI) + 03.01
14. Sara Hector (SWE) + 03.07
15. Maria Therese Tviberg (NOR) + 03.30

>> Current score in the overall World Cup and the disciplines

>> Profiles: squad and athletes for the new 2020/2021 season

Result slalom men on January 16, 2021 in Flachau

Feller gets his first World Cup victory

After five podium places he is at the top for the first time: Manuel Feller won the slalom in Flachau on Saturday. It is his first World Cup victory. The media quickly gave the Austrian the title “Märchenprinz” after he had previously described the not too steep slope in Flachau as a “fairytale meadow” and therefore had to take a lot of criticism. Another top result for Linus Strasser. The German finished fifth. Tomorrow, Sunday, another slalom is on the program in Flachau.

Result slalom men Saturday:

Name time
1. Manuel Feller (AUT) 01:50.27
2. Clement Noel (FRA) + 00.43
3. Marco Black (AUT) + 00.70
4. Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (NOR) + 00.81
5. Linus Straßer (GER) + 01.20
6. Ramon Zenhäusern (SUI) + 01.30
7. Dave Ryding (GBR) + 01.58
8. Luca Aerni (SUI) + 01.64
9. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) + 01.77
10. Tanguy nef (USA) + 01.81
11. Loic Meillard (SUI) + 01.83
12. Christian Hirschbühl (AUT) + 01.89
13. Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA) + 01.92
14. Fabio Gstrein (AUT) + 01.96
15. Adrian Pertl (AUT) + 02.39
16. Albert Popov (BUL) + 02.41
17. Stefan Hadalin (SLO) + 02.56
18. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) + 02.59
19. Stefano Gross (ITA) + 02.69
20. Michael Matt (AUT) + 02.72
22. Anton Tremmel (GER) + 02.86
25. Marc Digruber (CAN) + 03.25
26. Julian Rauchfuss (GER) + 03.79

>> Current score in the overall World Cup and the disciplines

>> Profiles: squad and athletes for the new 2020/2021 season

Result slalom men on January 17th, 2021 in Flachau

Result slalom men Sunday:

Name time
1. Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (NOR) 01:46.23
2. Marco Black (AUT) + 00.76
3. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) + 00.95
4. Loic Meillard (SUI) + 01.14
5. Fabio Gstrein (AUT) + 01.15
6. Luca Aerni (SUI) + 01.31
7. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) + 01.36
8. Kristoffer Jakobsen (SWE) + 01.39
9. Ramon Zenhäusern (SUI) + 01.66
10. Michael Matt (AUT) + 01.81
11. Alexander AJ Ginnis (GRE) + 01.99
12. Dave Ryding (GBR) + 02.08
13. Manfred Mölgg (ITA) + 02.28
14. Johannes Strolz (AUT) + 02.31
15. Albert Popov (BUL) + 02.33
16. Stefano Gross (ITA) + 02.34
17. Manuel Feller (AUT) + 02.35
18. Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA) + 02.41
19. Jean-Baptiste Grange (FRA) + 02.43
20. Marc Rochat (SUI) + 02.47
21. Giuliano Razzoli (ITA) + 02.56
22. Daniel Yule (SUI) + 02.68
23. Stefan Hadalin (SLO) + 02.70
24. Timon Haugan (NOR) + 02.85
25. Adrian Pertl (AUT) + 03.00
26. Erik Read (CAN) + 03.82

>> Current score in the overall World Cup and the disciplines

>> Profiles: squad and athletes for the new 2020/2021 season

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These new technologies that will change our daily lives

BIG DECRYPTION – Health, work, education, leisure… The pandemic has accelerated the digitization of our practices by ten years.

It was said that in 2021 the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) would mark the spirits. The organizers of the tech high mass, which was held every year in Las Vegas, had imagined a completely different scenario for this unique meeting of its kind. A new hall, as big as two terminals at Roissy airport, and a Hyperloop link were to be presented to hundreds of thousands of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

The Covid-19 has been there. The CES in Las Vegas has been transposed to the web and will open its virtual doors on January 11. But for what result? Nobody knows.

Experience the virtual

Instead of the 4,500 exhibitors usually present, the show will host 1,800. From the largest international groups to start-ups, many still have taken the gamble of exposing themselves in this global showcase. “Countries that have never been to Las Vegas, such as Russia, Thailand or Nigeria, will be represented”, emphasizes Gary Shapiro, the boss of the show.

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Behind Donald Trump’s suspension on social networks, questions about the regulation of public speaking by private companies

INTERVIEW – Georgie Courtois, associate lawyer at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associé, digital specialist and Jean-Claude Beaujour, international lawyer and vice-president of France Amériques, answered the questions of the “Figaro”.

By making the decision to permanently close Donald Trump’s account, Twitter hit hard a few days before the end of the Republican’s mandate. The President of the United States’ account, which was his primary channel of communication, is one of the most influential in the United States with 88 million subscribers. To justify its decision, the social network points to two tweets dated Friday, January 8, which can “ incite violence »And which therefore violate its internal rules.

In recent days, Donald Trump’s Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch accounts have also been frozen. In addition to the debates in favor or against the elected official, these suspensions mainly raise fundamental questions about the regulation of public debate by private companies. The power of censorship of social networks questions and worries.

Georgie Courtois, partner lawyer at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associé, practitioner of new technologies and digital law, and Jean-Claude Beaujour, international lawyer

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Details and official press photos emerged

Samsung will probably officially introduce the first devices of the new Galaxy A series very soon. The first official press photos and some technical data for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A32 5G have now appeared.

The well-known and always well-informed leaker Roland Quandt received the first details and official press photos about the A32 5G even before the official presentation. These show a previously unique camera design on the back. The flash and all four sensors sit individually in the plastic surface. At first glance, it might take some getting used to, but it brings a breath of fresh air with it.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: Specs

On the front, a large 6.5 inch LC display is to dominate, which is only interrupted by a small teardrop-shaped notch. However, the edges around the panel appear a bit thicker than on other smartphones. Unfortunately, there is currently no information on the resolution. Due to the LCD technology, the fingerprint sensor should be located on the side.

Under the hood, the 5G-capable MediaTek Dimensity 720 is supposed to work with 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of flash memory. As already mentioned, Samsung is to install a quad camera in the Galaxy A32 5G, which is set up as follows: 48 megapixel main camera, ultra-wide-angle camera, for which there is currently no information about the resolution, and two sensors with 2 megapixels each for macro shots or depth effects.

All other details, such as the battery capacity or the resolution of the front camera, as well as prices and availability are unfortunately not yet known at the moment.

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The discontent of SFR customers in the face of price increases

The operator’s subscribers are protesting against increases of 3 euros per month in their subscription.

A rate «for life” or almost. SFR, via its low-cost brand RED has invented a new type of contract, with a non-binding rate and no price increase after twelve months. But after that, that changes. The operator applies rate increases of 3 euros per month to some of its cheapest subscriptions, subject to an increase in the data envelope in mobility. What trigger a real sling among consumers, furious to see their bill go from 5 to 8 euros per month, an increase of 60%, as recalled The Parisian .

The practice may be perfectly legal, but it still irritates its victims. Nearly 8,000 people have already signed a petition to protest against these tariff increases. Since September, the sling has been organized, as relayed by the site. The @Pigeon_Telecom twitter account has 1,800 subscribers … and his bad mood on the social network.

In detail, RED by SFR packages are not guaranteed for life, they are “without price increase after twelve months“. The operator implemented this new commercial policy in 2017.

He then explained that he wanted to put an end to the war of promotions, based on prices applied for twelve months and increasing over time and which generate high turnover among customers. These do not hesitate to change operators according to promotions.

But quickly, SFR began to offer its customers increases in the 4G data envelope, in return for a price increase. From optional, the transition from one package to another has become mandatory. The same phenomenon occurs at Bouygues Telecom, with comparable consequences. Low consolation for consumers who are victims: they still benefit from prices among the cheapest on the market, even in Europe.

Telecom operators are not the only ones to practice the increase in subscription prices. The major video streaming platforms do not hesitate to do the same, Netflix and Disney in the lead. Without causing the same outcry.

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The assault on Capitol Hill generated 430 tweets per second on average

The event produced 2.5 times more tweets than in the last 24 hours of the US presidential election, according to the Visibrain site.

The assault on Capitol Hill, seat of US legislative power, by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump generated 23.46 million tweets, or an average of 430 tweets per second, according to data compiled Thursday by Visibrain.

The event produced 2.5 times more tweets than in the last 24 hours of the US presidential election, says the monitoring platform on the web and social networks. The US election had already generated a volume of tweets six times higher than in the previous election in 2016.

Donald Trump had warned that he would try to prevent Congress from officially certifying Joe Biden’s victory on Wednesday, and some of his supporters took him at his word, invading the assembly in an insurrectionary climate.

Twitter and Facebook have temporarily blocked the outgoing president’s account, Twitter even threatening him with permanent suspension, an unprecedented measure decided in the wake of violence on Capitol Hill, where a protester died.

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Start times, start lists, results • Ski resort test magazine

Three men’s World Cup races will take place in Adelboden this year. Two giant slalom and one slalom are on the program from January 8th to 10th, 2021 on the steep Chuenisbärgli. Even if the ski area is already open to recreational athletes, the races will be held without spectators due to the corona. We present start times with TV channels, start lists and favorites as well as weather forecasts and results from Switzerland.

>> All information about the women’s races in St. Anton (9./10.1.)

>> All dates and results of the Ski World Cup 2020/2021

The program in Adelboden

date Start discipline
08.01.2021 (Fr)
Giant slalom men
09.01.2021 (Sa)
Giant slalom men
10.01.2021 (So)
Slalom men

>> More information about the ski area (with piste map, prices, …)

>> Skiing in the Corona winter: This is how it looks in the countries

Result of the men’s giant slalom in Adelboden on January 8th, 2021

Pinturault outclasses the competition

Has a lead of over a second Alexis Pinturault won the first giant slalom in Adelboden. The Frenchman is thus significantly expanding his lead in the overall World Cup. Filip Zubcic (CRO) and Marco Odermatt (SUI) also landed on the podium today. The race was overshadowed by the heavy fall of Lucas Braathen just before the finish line. He was then carried out of the target area on a stretcher.

Result Giant Slalom Adelboden Friday:

Name time
1. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 02:18.26
2. Filip Zubcic (CRO) + 01.04
3. Marco Odermatt (SUI) + 01.11
4. Aleksander A. Kilde (NOR) + 02.21
5. Justin Murisier (SUI) + 02.29
6. Loic Meillard (SUI) + 02.39
7. Lucas Braathen (NOR) + 02.64
8. Leif Nestvold-Haugen (NOR) + 02.69
9. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) + 02.80
10. Tommy Ford (USA) + 02.85
11. Roland Leitinger (AUT) + 03.02
12. Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) + 03.32
13. Fabian W. Solheim (NOR) + 03.45
14. Marco Black (AUT) + 03.50
14. Luca De Aliprandini (ITA) + 03.50
21. Alexander Schmid (GER) + 04.08

>> Current score in the overall World Cup and the disciplines

>> Profiles: squad and athletes for the new 2020/2021 season

Result of the men’s giant slalom in Adelboden on 9.1.2021

Pinturault also wins the second giant slalom

Again with a lead of over a second Alexis Pinturault also won the second giant slalom in Adelboden. Filip Zubcic (CRO) and Loic Meillard (SUI) followed behind the French. The best Austrian was Roland Leitinger in 8th place. The German Alexander Schmid was disappointed in 22nd place.

Overshadowedalso became the second giant slalom of one serious fall. This time Tommy Ford got it on a bump on the steep finish slope. The American passed out and was flown to the nearest clinic by helicopter. A broken leg, a traumatic brain injury and ligament injuries were found there.

Result Giant Slalom Saturday:

Name time
1. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 02:18.36
2. Filip Zubcic (CRO) + 01.26
3. Loic Meillard (SUI) + 01.65
4. Marco Odermatt (SUI) + 01.67
5. Aleksander A. Kilde (NOR) + 01.69
6. Luca De Aliprandini (ITA) + 02.06
7. Gino Caviezel (SUI) + 02.20
8. Roland Leitinger (AUT) + 02.24
9. Thibaut Favrot (FRA) + 02.25
10. Justin Murisier (SUI) + 02.54
11. Manuel Feller (AUT) + 02.56
12. Marco Black (AUT) + 02.59
13. Erik Read (CAN) + 02.65
14. Giovanni Borsotti (ITA) + 03.03
15. Mathieu Faivre (FRA) + 03.08
22. Alexander Schmid (GER) + 03.75

>> Current score in the overall World Cup and the disciplines

>> Profiles: squad and athletes for the new 2020/2021 season

Result slalom men in Adelboden on 10.1.2021

Black wins – Straßer again on the podium

Breathe a sigh of relief in Austria: Marco Black won the slalom in Adelboden on Sunday. It is his first ever slalom win. Finished second Linus Strasser, that on Wednesday victory in Zagreb had fetched. Third place went to the Briton Dave Ryding. The next men’s slalom in Wengen is already scheduled for next Sunday (schedule).

Result slalom men:

Name time
1. Marco Black (AUT) 01:52.69
2. Linus Straßer (GER) + 00.14
3. Dave Ryding (GBR) + 00.15
4. Michael Matt (AUT) + 00.17
5. Loic Meillard (SUI) + 00.19
6. Tanguy nef (USA) + 00.23
7. Daniel Yule (SUI) + 00.29
8. Clement Noel (FRA) + 00.38
9. Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (NOR) + 00.41
10. Alexander Khoroshilov (RUS) + 00.51
11. Adrian Pertl (AUT) + 00.71
12. Christian Hirschbühl (AUT) + 00.82
13. Ramon Zenhäusern (SUI) + 00.89
14. Manfred Mölgg (ITA) + 00.96
15. Stefan Hadalin (SLO) + 01.22
16. Kristoffer Jakobsen (SWE) + 01.25
17. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) + 01.28
18. Simon Maurberger (ITA) + 01.32
19. Jean-Baptiste Grange (FRA) + 01.59
20. Luca Aerni (SUI) + 01.61

>> Current score in the overall World Cup and the disciplines

>> Profiles: squad and athletes for the new 2020/2021 season

Review of the previous year: result slalom Adelboden 2020

1st place: Daniel Yule (SUI)
2nd place: Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR)
3rd place: Marco Black (AUT)
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The assault on two SFR technicians in Seine-Saint-Denis aggravates relations between the operator and a town hall

The two employees have exercised their right of withdrawal and SFR refuses to intervene in Neuilly-sur-Marne until further notice. For his part, the mayor blames the operator for breaches.

It’s the “knife under throat»That two SFR FTTH technicians – a subsidiary of the Altice group – were forced to abandon their equipment on Monday 28 December. That day, they were sent to the Fauvettes district, in Neuilly-sur-Marne (93), to renovate fiber equipment in the city, tells the Figaro Jean-Claude Brier, Ile-de-France regional delegate at Altice. According to him, the motive of the attack is not in doubt: the attackers wanted their tools, in particular “the fiber optic welderWhich can cost several thousand euros. The two employees have since filed a complaint and exercised their right of withdrawal.

This aggression is unfortunately not an isolated fact, explains Jean-Claude Brier. “In Île-de-France, our technicians are faced with this problem several times a month», He explains. To put an end to it, the company has decided to cease all intervention in Neuilly-sur-Marne until further notice. “We do not wish to expose our employees to such working conditions. As long as we do not have coordinated solutions to secure our teams, intervening again in the city is not on the agenda“, Warns the regional delegate of Altice who expects a”supportOf the city to allow SFR FTTH to intervene in a secure manner.

A fiber optic cabinet in Neuilly-sur-Marne, December 16, 2020. Marie of Neuilly-sur-Marne

A decision that taints already strained relations between the operator and the municipality. “I strongly condemn these attacks“, Wishes to remind the mayor of Neuilly-sur-Marne, Zartoshte Bakhtiari, before continuing:”There has been a climate of significant tension in the town around the fiber for several months. And for good reason, the connections are completely anarchic and the cabinets are regularly vandalized“. As a result, residents find themselves without connection for weeks. “We have populations that are completely helpless and in particular elderly people who are isolated because they do not have a mobile phone.», He adds.

The city council is angry with SFR FTTH – which builds and maintains the infrastructures of Neuilly-sur-Marne on behalf of all commercial operators – for having committed to securing and “clean up»Connection cabinets, only to do so partially. He claims to have mobilized, for 6 months, several municipal agents to ensure “after sales service»Which does not come under the jurisdiction of the city. “They collect reports from residents who see their fiber connection cut, ensure that these people are not isolated and contact the operators. This represents a cost of 80,000 euros per year! He annoys.

What about the safety of technicians, a priori unrelated to the quality of relations between the town hall and SFR? For Zartoshte Bakhtiari, it is up to the operator to ensure his own security and not to the municipality. “We would be ready to strengthen the security of the city, provided that SFR FTTH keeps its commitments and reimburses the costs related to the follow-up of the reports of the inhabitants by the municipal agents.», He declares. Discussions between the town hall of Neuilly-sur-Marne and the Altice subsidiary are underway.

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How the highly-followed CovidTracker site was born

At 24, data scientist Guillaume Rozier has compiled all the data available on the epidemic.

Number of people tested, infected, hospitalized, in intensive care … Until the death toll. The Covid-19 epidemic gives rise to an avalanche of figures. But it was not until the initiative of a 24-year-old data scientist, Guillaume Rozier, to see the first tracking graphs appear, first on social networks, then on a dedicated site, CovidTracker. Simple, easy to understand and regularly updated, these graphics quickly won over the media. The young man toured the TV shows and even received a call from the office of the Minister of Health.

This new glory did not turn the well-made head of Guillaume Rozier, just graduated from Telecom Nancy. The Savoyard, specializes “Artificial intelligence and mass data”, began collecting the available data on Covid-19 in March. Trainee in a bank in Luxembourg, he is faced with an ubiquitous situation: “I couldn’t stay in Luxembourg

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