• chevron_right

      ChatGPT’s much-heralded Mac app was storing conversations as plain text

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 5 July - 20:27

    A message field for ChatGPT pops up over a Mac desktop

    Enlarge / The app lets you invoke ChatGPT from anywhere in the system with a keyboard shortcut, Spotlight-style. (credit: Samuel Axon)

    OpenAI announced its Mac desktop app for ChatGPT with a lot of fanfare a few weeks ago, but it turns out it had a rather serious security issue: user chats were stored in plain text, where any bad actor could find them if they gained access to your machine.

    As Threads user Pedro José Pereira Vieito noted earlier this week , "the OpenAI ChatGPT app on macOS is not sandboxed and stores all the conversations in plain-text in a non-protected location," meaning "any other running app / process / malware can read all your ChatGPT conversations without any permission prompt."

    He added:

    Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

    • chevron_right

      Le classique iPad 10 est encore plus abordable pendant les soldes

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 5 July - 14:00

    [Deal du jour] La dixième génération d’iPad de 2022 fait dans le classique, mais est toujours l’une des plus populaires. Polyvalente et avec un excellent rapport qualité-prix, elle est encore plus intéressante en passant sous les 400 €.

    • chevron_right

      Free, M6 et Canal+ croient en l’Apple Vision Pro

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Monday, 17 June - 08:16

    Au lancement français de l'Apple Vision Pro, le 12 juillet, plusieurs applications de streaming majeures seront disponibles sur l'App Store. En plus des incontournables géants américains, on trouvera myCANAL, Free OQEE, Arte ou encore M6+.

    • chevron_right

      Accessible and ‘a pleasure to read’: how Apple’s podcast transcriptions came to be

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 15 June - 07:00

    Apple rolled out a feature highly requested by both disabled users and podcast creators. Why did it take so long?

    Ren Shelburne was fed up with trying to listen to popular podcast episodes her friends recommended. Shelburne, a photographer with partial hearing loss and an auditory processing condition, remembers struggling to finish a particular episode. It was a specific type of show: too many talking heads, complicated overlapping dialogue and, until recently, no transcription. “Those I’m just so lost on because there’s just too much going on at once,” Shelburne says. She couldn’t follow along, so she couldn’t discuss the show with her friends. “Podcasts are such a big part of pop culture and media at this point. I want to be able to be a part of that conversation.”

    Weekly podcast listenership in the United States has more than quadrupled in the past decade, according to Pew Research . For some, though, the medium still feels inaccessible.

    Continue reading...
    • chevron_right

      Apple punishes women for same behaviors that get men promoted, lawsuit says

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 14 June - 17:37

    Apple punishes women for same behaviors that get men promoted, lawsuit says

    Enlarge (credit: Marcos del Mazo / Contributor | LightRocket )

    Apple has spent years "intentionally, knowingly, and deliberately paying women less than men for substantially similar work," a proposed class action lawsuit filed in California on Thursday alleged.

    A victory for women suing could mean that more than 12,000 current and former female employees in California could collectively claw back potentially millions in lost wages from an apparently ever-widening wage gap allegedly perpetuated by Apple policies.

    The lawsuit was filed by two employees who have each been with Apple for more than a decade, Justina Jong and Amina Salgado. They claimed that Apple violated California employment laws between 2020 and 2024 by unfairly discriminating against California-based female employees in Apple’s engineering, marketing, and AppleCare divisions and "systematically" paying women "lower compensation than men with similar education and experience."

    Read 20 remaining paragraphs | Comments

    • chevron_right

      Apple set to be first Big Tech group to face charges under EU digital law

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 14 June - 16:16

    App Store icon on an iPhone screen

    Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto)

    Brussels is set to charge Apple over allegedly stifling competition on its mobile app store, the first time EU regulators have used new digital rules to target a Big Tech group.

    The European Commission has determined that the iPhone maker is not complying with obligations to allow app developers to “steer” users to offers outside its App Store without imposing fees on them, according to three people with close knowledge of its investigation.

    The charges would be the first brought against a tech company under the Digital Markets Act, landmark legislation designed to force powerful “online gatekeepers” to open up their businesses to competition in the EU.

    Read 14 remaining paragraphs | Comments

    • chevron_right

      Le récent MacBook Air 13″ M3 passe sous les 1 000 € grâce à cette offre de reprise

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 14 June - 08:25

    [Deal du jour] La puce M3 débarque sur le laptop d’Apple version 13 pouces. L'ultra-portable délivre d’excellentes performances, et se trouve à un meilleur prix, grâce à une promotion et une offre de reprise.

    • chevron_right

      Apple paierait moins les femmes que les hommes dans son groupe, selon deux plaignantes

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 14 June - 05:57

    Apple est poursuivi en justice par deux employées qui accusent le groupe de verser des salaires plus bas pour les femmes.

    • chevron_right

      Report: Apple isn’t paying OpenAI for ChatGPT integration into OSes

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 13 June - 17:20 · 1 minute

    The OpenAI and Apple logos together.

    Enlarge (credit: OpenAI / Apple / Benj Edwards)

    On Monday, Apple announced it would be integrating OpenAI's ChatGPT AI assistant into upcoming versions of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac operating systems. It paves the way for future third-party AI model integrations, but given Google's multi-billion-dollar deal with Apple for preferential web search, the OpenAI announcement inspired speculation about who is paying whom. According to a Bloomberg report published Wednesday, Apple considers ChatGPT's placement on its devices as compensation enough.

    "Apple isn’t paying OpenAI as part of the partnership," writes Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, citing people familiar with the matter who wish to remain anonymous. "Instead, Apple believes pushing OpenAI’s brand and technology to hundreds of millions of its devices is of equal or greater value than monetary payments."

    The Bloomberg report states that neither company expects the agreement to generate meaningful revenue in the short term, and in fact, the partnership could burn extra money for OpenAI, because it pays Microsoft to host ChatGPT's capabilities on its Azure cloud. However, OpenAI could benefit by converting free users to paid subscriptions, and Apple potentially benefits by providing easy, built-in access to ChatGPT during a time when its own in-house LLMs are still catching up.

    Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments