– Guillaume Rozier joins the Elysée. The founder of CovidTracker and Vitemadose will join the Presidency of the Republic as “data adviser”, according to information from Politico and confirmed by Le Monde. He will be part of the communication and strategy team and work with methods for monitoring public policies. Guillaume Rozier currently works at Octo Technology. He takes office in January, according to Le Monde.
– Meta publishes a tool against terrorist content. The service is called Hasher-Matcher-Actioner and aims to detect and remove terrorist-related content, including violent and extremist images and videos from the web. The solution has been open sourced to other platforms as part of the Global Internet Forum to Combat Terrorism, led this year by Meta. The tool is powered by artificial intelligence and relies on ‘hashes’, which are digital fingerprints found in images and videos, to find duplicates posted elsewhere on the web.
– Record number of vulnerabilities in 2022. According to a study conducted by HackerOne, a bug bounty specialist, no less than 65,000 bugs were identified in 2022, an increase of 21% compared to 2021. The platform relied on its community of 5,000 hackers to analyze. Other lessons must be learned. For a third of them, the lack of expertise was the biggest problem for the companies’ security posture. 92% believe that detection tools are not sufficient to prevent attacks. Another update on debugging programs and bounties, the platform observes a 315% increase in the average payout of rewards related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain programs, from $6,443 in 2021 to $26,728 in 2022.