Google was illegally spying on Safari users

(Ecofin Agency) – According to Wall Street Journal Google had hidden programs in the Safari browser that made it possible to spy on the habits of Apple users in an illegal manner.

Google and the advertising companies Vibrant Media Inc., WPP PLC’s Media Innovation Group and Gannett Co’s PointRoll, used special programming codes, hidden in Safari controls, to monitor and record browsing habits on Safari.

As soon as the information became known to the WSJ, Google deactivated this function. “We are working to make it stopThis practice, answered the American newspaper an official of Apple.

The rose pot was detected by Stanford University researcher Jonathan Mayer and confirmed by Ashkan Soltani, an independent engineer solicited by the Wall Street Journal.

Google Kenya was pinned last month for hacking and using its own clients’ files for commercial purposes.

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Sinnamary: army arrests 26 exiles and releases them to the wild

Saturday January 9, 2021 – 2:38 p.m.

Elected officials denounce a “ubiquitous” situation and demand explanations from the Ministry of the Interior.

In a press release, Rodolphe Alexandre and Georges Patient affirm that the army captured 22 Cubans and 4 Brazilians last night off Sinnamary, before releasing their charges on the outskirts of the city “ without warning the mayor ».

Michel-Ange Jérémie, city councilor, has chosen to temporarily accommodate several of the exiles abandoned by the army at the Hôtel du Fleuve. Georges Patient and Rodolphe Alexandre today announced their intention to ask the Ministry of the Interior “ what means are actually deployed For the management of illegal immigration in Guyana.


[AFP] Vaccination: the HAS wants to “accelerate” but keep the same strategy

The vaccination campaign of the French against Covid-19 “must probably accelerate”, but maintaining the same strategy, estimated Monday an official of the High Authority of Health (HAS), who rejected the term “disaster” .

“The strategy remains: priority on the most vulnerable people, and health professionals, by expanding when we can, if we have the necessary number of doses”, declared on France Inter Elisabeth Bouvet, president of the Technical Committee on vaccinations of the HAS, which drew up France’s vaccination strategy.
“For us the strategy remains the same. The implementation of the strategy must probably accelerate,” she added.

Ms. Bouvet thus ruled out the idea of ​​administering the vaccine to volunteers as a priority: “Given the number of doses which, I remind you, is currently limited, we cannot distribute it like that to people who want it, while they have no risks “.

Asked about the pace of this vaccination, she replied that it was not the choice of this institution which advises the government. “It was never requested that there be this slowness,” said the infectious disease specialist.
But according to her, the criticisms are too virulent.

“I believe that we must be extremely positive and recall the optimistic elements of this vaccination and stop flogging, in the same way that today we must stop saying that it is a disaster,” he said. she pointed out. “We must not exaggerate: we started to vaccinate a week ago, we still cannot speak of a disaster.”
On France Inter also, the geneticist and president of the League against cancer Axel Kahn was once again very critical of the government.

The fact that the clinical trials of the Pfizer-BioNetch vaccine are very encouraging “is really a huge hope, and it is really something very exciting. And so the tone. [du gouvernement], it is a psychological error (…) It is a gigantic psychological error, and that, I believe that the minister [de la Santé Olivier Véran] heard it, “he said.


Mayouri Santé Guyane fears a return to school under Covid

The decision of rector Alain Ayong Le Kama to maintain the start of the school year on Monday made the collective react, while the health protocol has not changed since September in schools.

Mayouri Santé Guyane, which has 25 associations *, political parties ** and unions *** in its ranks, denounces the conditions in which the return to school on Monday will take place. In favor of a postponement of the start of the school year for a week, Philippe Bouba, spokesperson for Mayouri Health, does not understand ” why this time the recommendations of the territorial scientific council were not followed, contrary to the previous times “. (The Territorial Scientific Council of the CTG recommended a postponement of the start of the school year from January 4 to 11).

The case of people returning to Guyana after the holidays also worries Philippe Bouba: “ Many people leave the territory for the holidays, especially teachers, as we know. There must be an important screening at their level before resuming classes, advocates the trade unionist. There, for this return, we remain on the same health protocol as in September, without any reinforcement ».

Postponing the start of the school year for a week without it being a wasted week for the students, such was the idea of ​​Mayouri Santé. ” The teachers could have managed by teleworking As during confinement, according to the spokesperson for the collective.

For the Mayouri, this decision of the rector to maintain the re-entry on January 4, against the advice of the scientific council of the CTG, but with the approval of the mayors of Guyana and of President Alexandre, reflects a policy of “copy and paste” of the minister Blanked by rector Alain Ayong Le Kama. ” In one of his speeches last June, Emmanuel Macron nevertheless declared: “Everything cannot be decided so often in Paris” », Recalls Philippe Bouba.

Mayouri Santé intends to organize a round table on the issue of the vaccine, in order to “ talk to the people » : « We want a language of truth », Ends the trade unionist.

* ATCG, Collective of First Nations, Dent de Saber, Fapeeg, Grandeur Noire, Komité Drapo, Nou Paré Pou, Trop Violans, Pan-Africanist Emergencies Guyana, Viva, Eric Louis, customary chief in Kuwano village.

** Guyane Ecology, MDES, Nouvelle Force de Guyane, Péyi Guyane, PPG, PSG.

*** CGT DIECCTE, CGT Finances publique, CGT, CSJ, Solidaires, Snetaa-Fo, Unef, Unsa Deal, Unsa Daf, UTG.


Dengue kills again

Even though the dengue epidemic is on the decline, it is still present. The mosquito killed a second time last week.

For 8 weeks now, the number of dengue cases has been steadily decreasing. The values ​​nevertheless remain well above the seasonal threshold. And serious forms, fatal for one, continue to be diagnosed.

Over the past week, 280 clinical cases have been recorded, or about half of the clinical cases of the previous week (500 cases estimated).

Since the start of the epidemic in mid-October 2019, nearly 22,280 clinically suggestive cases have been estimated in …

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Dengue kills again

For 8 weeks now, the number of dengue cases has been steadily decreasing. The values ​​nevertheless remain well above the seasonal threshold. And serious forms, fatal for one, continue to be diagnosed.

During the last week, 280 clinical cases were recorded, or about half of the clinical cases recorded the previous week (500 cases estimated, or – 44%). Since the start of the epidemic in mid-October 2019, nearly 22,280 clinically suggestive cases of dengue have been estimated in city medicine. The epidemic has been going on for nearly 15 months …

In Grande-Terre, Saint-François has the highest incidence rate in Guadeloupe (210 cases per 10,000 inhabitants). In Basse-Terre, Petit-Bourg and Vieux-Habitants recorded significant cumulative incidences, respectively 187 and 119 cases per 10,000 inhabitants.

Since the start of the surveillance of serious cases and deaths, three serious cases have been reported by the intensive care units of the CHU and CHBT, two of whom have died. One of the deaths occurred in September, the other last week. He is a man in his sixties who did not present any co-morbidities. These two deaths are directly linked to dengue. So let’s remain cautious.


vigilance must be constant this summer!

The Prefecture of La Réunion and the ARS have published their weekly report on the dengue virus. From December 7 to 13, 16 cases of dengue fever were reported to the ARS. The number of cases has stabilized in recent days. The arrival of the austral summer is likely to favor the appearance of a new epidemic wave.

Also, the prefecture and the ARS encourage people with symptoms of dengue fever to quickly consult a doctor and take a laboratory sample to identify the appearance of new outbreaks as early as possible. The system deployed by the authorities is in fact all the more effective when it intervenes at the very beginning of transmission in a neighborhood and when sick people and those around them protect themselves from mosquito bites.

Situation of dengue fever in Reunion Island on December 15, 2020 (data from the French Public Health Unit in the region, ARS)

During week 50, the reports were located in 7 municipalities:

  • Small island
  • Saint Joseph
  • St Denis
  • St. Andrew
  • The Port
  • Saint Pierre
  • St.Paul

In addition, groupings of cases have been identified in the West region:

  • Saint-Paul (Hermitage)
  • The Port (Cotur Subdivision and Oasis Park)

In order to contain the spread of the dengue virus, the ARS vector control teams are continuing mosquito control interventions day and night, by applying barrier measures against the spread of Covid-19.

Recommendations to fight against dengue

Knowing and applying, on a personal and collective basis, preventive measures to fight against dengue, remains by far the most effective way to avoid contracting the disease and transmitting it to those around you:

  • Protect yourself and those around you against mosquito bites: repellents, mosquito nets, long clothes, diffusers
  • Eliminate breeding sites: empty anything that may contain water all around your home
  • Consult a doctor in the event of symptoms (fever, headache, muscle / joint pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc.). Your doctor will prescribe a sample to be taken in the laboratory for medical analyzes to confirm the diagnosis of dengue.

This biological confirmation is essential to guide the actions of vector control teams and help limit the spread of the dengue virus in the territory.


[Société] Covid-19 in Reunion: 1 death and 103 new confirmed cases from December 12 to 14

Like every Monday, the health authorities take stock of the circulation of Covid-19 in our department. In the past three days, one death and 103 new cases have been confirmed in Reunion. Details of the prefecture’s services below.

The prefecture and the Regional Health Agency regret to announce this Monday, December 14, 2020 a death linked to covid-19. Hospitalized at the CHU, the patient was over 70 years old and presented with significant comorbidities. The authorities extend their sincere condolences to the family.

In addition, the authorities confirm 103 new cases of coronavirus covid-19 recorded in Reunion Island from December 12 to December 14, 2020 at 3 p.m. (i.e. a daily average of 34 cases over 3 consecutive days). There has been a total of 8,534 cases since the first case appeared on March 11, 2020.

On the new cases announced:

99 cases are investigated:
- 90 cases are classified as indigenous.
- 9 cases are classified as imported.
- 4 cases are under investigation or are the subject of additional analyzes.

In view of the epidemiological situation, liberal health professionals have decided to put covid outpatient centers on standby. These can be reactivated in the event of increased viral circulation.

The prefecture and the Regional Health Agency remind the entire Reunionese population of the importance of applying barrier measures on a daily basis (hand washing, use of handkerchief, coughing in one’s elbow, physical distance, wearing a mask, limitation of social contacts to a maximum of 6 people, use of the TousAntiCovid application, etc.). These measures are essential to curb the epidemic on the island.

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[Faits Divers] His rival loosens his skull during a saber duel

ST DENIS. Yesterday a 34-year-old man suffered a head injury in a saber duel. The 22-year-old author is in police custody.

Yesterday, the roundabout of Manguiers, on the border of the Trinity and the Camellias, was the scene of a surprising settling of scores. The scene took place in the middle of the day. It seems that two friends have become rivals for a dark story whose outlines remain to be clarified. Still, they have seriously cursed each other. But they did not content themselves with exchanging pleasantries using richly flowery language.

The youngest has apparently taken a step forward by going to get a saber and bumping like a deaf person on the other’s vehicle. The other, 34 years old and a licensed boss with an eloquent CV, was quick to grab his, handy in his car. Once their vehicles were well degraded, they found themselves face to face for a duel in the sun or rather in the shade of the Mango trees. Faced with stunned witnesses, the two guys fought like in the swashbuckling movies.


The clatter of saber blades sounded. The exchange continued, each taking the ascendancy over the other in turn. Above all, the duo seemed determined to see it through. It is difficult in these conditions to imagine that the duel would not end in blood. This is how the 22-year-old swordsman ended up hitting his opponent in the head decisively. The blade was so sharp that he cut off the top of his head. A piece of the thirty-something’s scalp ended up on the ground, forcing him to throw in the towel.

While the injured was hospitalized and underwent surgery, the author of the saber-strike was taken into custody. The outcome of the duel should not be such as to reduce the pressure between the two rivals. Especially since both could be sent back to back to the criminal court.