• The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked | VGC
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-entirety-of-twitch-has-reportedly-been-leaked

    An anonymous hacker claims to have leaked the entirety of Twitch, including its source code and user payout information.

    The user posted a 125GB torrent link to 4chan on Wednesday, stating that the leak was intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool”.

    VGC can verify that the files mentioned on 4chan are publicly available to download as described by the anonymous hacker.

    One anonymous company source told VGC that the leaked data is legitimate, including the source code for the Amazon-owned streaming platform.

    Internally, Twitch is aware of the breach, the source said, and it’s believed that the data was obtained as recently as Monday. We’ve requested comment from Twitch and will update this story when it replies.

    [UPDATE: Twitch has confirmed the leak is authentic: “We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.”]

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #twitch #tv #streaming #business #fuite #sécurité #amazon_vapor #vapor #valve #steam #valve_steam #amazon_game_studios

  • Higher Ed, We’ve Got a Morale Problem — And a Free T-Shirt Won’t Fix It

    Let’s say, hypothetically, that it’s been a difficult start to the fall semester for many of us who work as staff and faculty on college campuses in America.

    Perhaps we allowed ourselves the faintest glimmer of hope for better working conditions compared to last year, only to be met by sterile emails enforcing inflexible personnel policies, signs about “masking up” on campus as hoards of unmasked fans descend on football stadiums, and pressures to pantomime normalcy for students when our own lives feel far from normal.

    Maybe we have experienced a cruel deja vu, once again juggling hours of Zoom meetings with the needs of our unvaccinated children as the delta variant courses through schools and day care centers. Let’s say we’re not just physically and emotionally depleted, but we question whether our institutions have our best interests at heart. We might wonder if we can still enact our values in higher education, given our employers’ leadership and decision-making.

    Hypothetically speaking.

    Assuming that some part of the scenario above sounds vaguely familiar, college leaders may be casting about for ways to lift their employees’ spirits. More than a few, it seems, have turned to gimmicks that have little chance of meaningfully moving the dial on morale. That’s because the root of many morale issues in higher education run deep enough that a free T-shirt will feel shallow and even insulting.

    Morale can absolutely be improved in higher education, but it requires the type of sustained attention necessary to shift organizational culture. Leaders need to be ready to put in the work, starting with admitting there is a morale problem and actively listening to what staff and faculty are saying.
    From Burnout to Demoralization

    There was considerable discussion last fall about burnout among college staff and faculty. I wrote about how college leaders should prepare for a wave of burnout as the pandemic brewed a potent blend of constant work and worry. Recently, I’ve seen an increasing number of stories about workers who aren’t just exhausted. They are fed up.

    Stories have chronicled boycotts of in-person teaching, protests and die-ins to demand mask and vaccine mandates, faculty senate resolutions, and even faculty members walking away from jobs. I’ve heard from several colleagues at multiple institutions that morale is the lowest they have ever seen. People in higher education are using a new word to describe their experience: “demoralized.”

    Doris A. Santoro, a professor at Bowdoin College who wrote a book on teacher demoralization, has explained that teachers of all kinds are facing stressors during the pandemic that put them at heightened risk for burnout and demoralization. But she also draws clear distinctions between the two. Whereas burnout happens when teachers are entirely depleted, demoralization “happens when teachers are consistently thwarted in their ability to enact the values that brought them to the profession.” Anne Helen Peterson and John Warner have also written eloquently about demoralization and how it differs from burnout.

    Suffice it to say, demoralization suggests an ethical indictment of organizations, professions and society broadly. We still often talk about burnout (and its solutions) at the individual level, but we refer to demoralization among a group, like workers at a particular company or in an entire profession. In fact, many definitions of “morale” focus on collective sentiments, equating it to esprit de corps. Low morale, like demoralization, means a group is struggling to maintain belief in an institution or goal, especially when times get tough. As such, it provides a stronger push for people thinking about leaving their jobs. If burnout means driving while drowsy, demoralization means seeking the nearest off-ramp.
    What Has Changed This Fall?

    How did we get from burnout to demoralization in a year? In truth, the delta variant didn’t suddenly trigger demoralization. These issues predate the pandemic and have long co-existed. And, of course, the feeling isn’t universal. But it does seem like wading through another semester of Pandemic University—or, more accurately, through the ways that policymakers and college leaders responded to the pandemic—shattered many people’s fragile defenses. While writing this piece, I received many emails and messages about why morale is low at their institutions or why they left higher education, and a few themes surfaced.

    There’s a pervasive frustration that leaders didn’t learn any lessons from last year. It’s almost as if last year didn’t happen at all, or leaders are exercising a sort of selective amnesia about the trauma of the past 18 months. In practice, this manifests in zealously pursuing Normal Fall™ regardless of employees’ concerns and worsening public health indicators. Relatedly, many people feel that leaders simply aren’t listening, aren’t taking questions about fall plans in meetings, or aren’t transparently answering the questions they received. Values-based conflict emerged as staff and faculty sought compassion and thoughtful answers in the face of elevated risk and instead heard: “Everything’s fine!”

    Low compensation, of course, was frequently mentioned. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education included results from a survey showing that 88 percent of respondents believed uncompetitive salaries are a top reason people leave college student affairs jobs. While staff and faculty may have previously tolerated inadequate pay, the equation changed significantly with the addition of excessive work demands and the possibility of serious illness. The fact that many leaders continued to ask employees to work under these conditions without additional compensation felt exploitative.

    Another reason for low morale is inadequate staffing. As people have left jobs, institutions have faced vacancies they haven’t been able to fill or fill fast enough. Or they simply haven’t ever hired enough people to do the work well. Sociologists Laura Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen described the pervasive and purposeful under-staffing of institutions in their book “Broke” as the austerity-driven goal of “tolerable suboptimization,” with workers “toiling under exceptionally high workloads with little relief in sight.” For many staff and faculty, the combination of low pay and ballooning workloads reveals institutions care little for employee wellbeing.

    Norms within the higher education profession aren’t helping matters. As Margaret Sallee, who recently edited a book on sustainable careers in student affairs, told me, “I’ve been so concerned about the ways that student affairs eats its people up. I think it’s been exacerbated by the pandemic … but, I hate to say it, I think it’s gotten worse in the last three months.” The profession normalizes working long hours to support students, and many senior student affairs leaders “are stuck in a rut of how we used to do things and how we’ve always done things.” Sallee attributes some of the low morale this year to disappointment after it looked like the field may shift away from these “ideal worker” norms: “Instead I just see this knee-jerk reaction to going back to how it was.”

    There are also tensions surfacing between different categories of university employees. Some workers have had autonomy to decide what was best for them and their families, while others have not. And some staff, in particular, are tired of having their expertise ignored. That’s what I heard when I spoke to a staff member at a rural community college who asked to not be named to protect their job. “Staff have degrees, they have expertise, they are publishing and doing these things that are just completely ignored by faculty,” the staff member explained. “It’s just really hard to be constantly dismissed.” They likened higher education to a class system: “I don’t have academic freedom. I don’t have any type of protection … I think that has become more apparent with the pandemic, being told who is ‘essential,’ who has to be on campus.”

    This staff member and their colleagues have been sending each other job ads: “There are data analyst jobs I could do and easily make double what I’m making.” But what bothers them about staff leaving is the sense that nobody cares. “We see a lot of ‘quit lit’ from faculty. We don’t see it often from staff, mainly because staff just disappear.”
    Gimmicks Won’t Get It Done

    Just as there were college leaders genuinely worried about burnout, there are leaders who want to do something about low morale. Too frequently, however, the solutions they devise don’t match the magnitude of the problems or initiate the long-term, cultural changes many employees desire.

    When I expressed my worry that many college leaders won’t put in the work to address low morale, my Twitter followers filled my mentions with examples of small tokens of appreciation or one-time events. It was clear they found many of these gifts or programs to range from comically unhelpful to infuriating. In no particular order, these examples included: a credit to the performing arts center, tickets to a football game, free ice cream, raffles for gift cards, a coupon to the coffee shop, food trucks, and free hats and T-shirts.

    To be clear, I don’t imagine most leaders believe these efforts will fix everything. They know what they have asked of staff and faculty during the pandemic, and they want to recognize that effort. However, they may not fully appreciate how these initiatives can trivialize concerns and have the opposite effect of what they intended.

    How Leaders Can Start to Improve Morale

    There are some obvious answers to higher education’s morale problem. People want compensation that reflects the realities of their labor and the value they bring to the institution. They also want their departments and units to be properly staffed to meet expectations and serve students well. This last point bears repeating: Students’ success is inextricably linked to staff and faculty working conditions. You don’t get the former without investing in the latter.

    It’s true that raises and adding new positions are huge expenses for most institutions, but that doesn’t make them impossible. Just as important, the price tag doesn’t prevent leaders from making a commitment and a plan. Leaders should tell staff and faculty that increasing pay is a priority, even if it takes time to implement, then develop a plan to analyze workload issues across the institution and create a timeline for addressing them. Knowing there is movement toward adequate pay and equitable workloads is more meaningful for many staff and faculty than a dozen thank-you emails.

    I’ve heard of a few other low-cost ideas. For example, leaders should think about their communication choices. I suggest they excise “return to normal” from their vocabulary, stop worshipping at the altar of “in-person” instruction and activities, and feel comfortable admitting when morale is low. Josie Ahlquist, an expert on digital leadership in higher education, recently wrote that leaders should give up on messages imbued with “toxic positivity” and consider instead a position of “critical hope.”

    I asked her about this in an interview, and she explained: “Leaders in the past could just be performative or hide behind, ‘I’m fundraising, attending big football games, and it’s all good.’ And we haven’t had ‘all good.’ To say ‘everything’s fine’ isn’t being emotionally connected.”

    She drew inspiration from professor Jessica Riddell, who wrote that many leaders have leaned on toxic positivity in their responses to the pandemic. By putting on a constantly cheery facade that brooks no dissent, leaders have silenced “candid and uncomfortable conversations.” On the other hand, critical hope acknowledges that we are in the midst of a radical transformation and welcomes complexity and discomfort as cornerstones of a process to reimagine higher education.

    Given how many people have told me they feel ignored, I can’t recommend enough the power of giving staff and faculty platforms to speak—and then listening to them. In practice, this means collecting perspectives and questions, then providing complete and transparent responses. It means bringing important campus decisions to shared governance bodies for deliberative discussion, rather than seeking “input” after the decisions have already been made. Ahlquist stressed the value of being accessible, whether it’s blocking off time for anyone in the campus community to meet, doing listening tours, or allowing people to send direct messages via social media. Even small efforts like these can help employees feel seen.

    I spoke with Terisa Riley, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, after learning she asked a student affairs group on Facebook for ideas to improve staff wellbeing. “I’m a real active social listener, which will sometimes drive people crazy,” she explained. Although initially some people were suspicious of her engagement on multiple social media sites, Riley maintains it helps her get to the bottom of frustrations, note complaints, and collaborate with colleagues to find solutions.

    Listening isn’t enough to completely prevent departures. “We’ve started to face some of the turnover that we’ve been reading about,” Riley explained. But she is keenly aware that “other industries are much more flexible, they understand that the human being doesn’t divorce the family or responsibilities they have when they walk through the door at 8 a.m.”

    She’s a firm believer that higher education needs to do a better job of managing its talent. And that might mean leaders need to give people the ability to individually renegotiate their working conditions. As Riley put it: “If someone is thinking that leaving is their only option, I say, ‘Please don’t let it be. Can we talk through what you personally think you need to be here? I’ll try to help meet your needs, I want to hear from you personally.’ Because I only have 1,000 employees. I can work with all of them if I need to do it.”

    Importantly, this approach doesn’t treat workers as expendable. Colleges have a bad track record of operating as if there will be an endless supply of people who want to work at them. I think that’s both factually and ethically wrong—it’s also a terrible approach to attracting and retaining highly-skilled workers, many of whom are, at this very moment, perusing job ads.

    The simple truth is that while morale can tank quickly, rebuilding it takes time and sustained energy. And it’s harder still to rebuild as the pandemic continues. But I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t have my own critical hope that the “business as usual” systems and decisions that got us here can be transformed for the better. Save the T-shirts for another day and start building the type of organizational culture that staff and faculty can believe in again.

    https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-09-27-higher-ed-we-ve-got-a-morale-problem-and-a-free-t-shirt-won-t-fi

    #burn-out #démoralisation #enseignement (pas pas que...) #ESR #université #facs #valeurs #moral

    ping @_kg_

  • Apple’s App Store Illegally Stifles Consumer Choice, District Court Rules
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/09/10/apples-app-store-illegally-stifles-consumer-choice-district-court-rules-in-b

    In an injunction filed Friday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to stop barring developers from including external links to third-party payments vendors in applications hosted on Apple’s App Store.

    […]

    “The court concludes that Apple’s anti-steering provisions hide critical information from consumers and illegally stifle consumer choice," Rogers wrote in the Friday ruling.

    Même si Epic Games a perdu en nombre de points disputés, la principale revendication et victoire d’Epic Games est de voir Apple contraint de permettre aux développeurs d’inclure un système de paiement tiers dans ses applications fournies au travers de son App Store.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #apple #epic_games #business #justice #jugement #ios #app_store #yvonne_gonzalez_rogers #tim_sweeney #paiement #fortnite

  • Information Empowerment is a Universal Theory for Data #Design, part 1
    https://nightingaledvs.com/information-empowerment-is-a-universal-theory-for-data-design-part-1

    Part one of a six-part series on the application of design thinking for data practitioners, #Business_Intelligence analysts, researchers, and anyone working with data.Jason comes..

    #Collaboration #data_fluency #Data_Humanism #Data_Literacy #Data_Visualization

  • Shipwright Studios cuts ties with Tripwire Interactive over president’s anti-abortion views | GamesIndustry.biz
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-06-shipwright-studios-cuts-ties-with-tripwire-interactive-ove

    US developer Shipwright Studios has begun cancelling all contracts with Maneater creator Tripwire Interactive after the latter’s president sparked controversy over his views on abortion.

    Il n’est pas bon de clamer ses opinions politiques pour faire du business, en particulier quand celles-ci sont réactionnaires et provoquantes.

    Suite au départ des clients du studio après les déclarations de son P-DG, celui-ci laisse sa place à l’un des co-fondateurs, comme l’annonce à l’instant le studio dans un communiqué de presse :

    https://www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/news/tripwire-appoints-new-interim-ceo-alan-wilson

    The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company. His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners and much of our broader community. Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment.

    Effective immediately, John Gibson has stepped down as CEO of Tripwire Interactive. Co-founding member and current Vice President, Alan Wilson, will take over as interim CEO. Alan has been with the company since its formation in 2005 and is an active lead in both the studio’s business and developmental affairs. Alan will work with the rest of the Tripwire leadership team to take steps with employees and partners to address their concerns including executing a company-wide town hall meeting and promoting open dialogue with Tripwire leadership and all employees. His understanding of both the company’s culture and the creative vision of our games will carry the team through this transition, with full support from the other Tripwire leaders.

    Ce retour de baton a été rapide et expéditif.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #politique #avortement #législation #loi #militantisme #shipwrit_studios #jeu_vidéo_maneater #tripwire_interactive #controverse #polémique #avortement #pro-vie #pro-life #john_gibson #échec #business #affaires

  • Accordo Italia-Slovenia sui controlli al confine : “guai” a essere trasparenti

    Il ministero dell’Interno si rifiuta di fornire i dettagli della cooperazione tra le forze di polizia di Roma e Lubiana sui pattugliamenti lungo il confine ripresi a fine luglio. Il vero scopo dell’attività resta così poco chiaro. Intanto il governo sloveno acquista 55 droni per sorvegliare le frontiere

    Il “delicato momento nella gestione delle frontiere interne all’Unione europea” giustifica la mancanza di trasparenza. Resta così opaco il mandato dei pattugliamenti misti lungo il confine italo-sloveni, ripresi il 30 luglio 2021, rispetto a cui non è possibile conoscere né il #protocollo_di_intesa su cui si basano né le indicazioni operative date alle forze di polizia italiana. La Direzione centrale dell’immigrazione e della polizia delle frontiere, braccio operativo del ministero dell’Interno, non ha infatti dato seguito alla richiesta, avanzata tramite accesso civico, con cui Altreconomia aveva chiesto conto dello stato dell’arte della cooperazione tra le autorità di Roma e Lubjana. Un buio preoccupante soprattutto in vista delle ripercussioni sui diritti delle persone in transito sulla rotta balcanica che presumibilmente aumenteranno in relazione alla drammatica situazione afghana.

    La risposta della Direzione non aggiunge molto a quanto già annunciato. “Dopo un lungo periodo di sospensione dovuto alla pandemia da Covid-19 per la ripresa dei servizi misti è stato stipulato un apposito protocollo d’intesa che è stato sottoscritto dai direttori dei Servizi di Polizia di frontiera italiano e Sloveno” si legge. L’accordo, sottoscritto il 15 luglio a Roma e il 21 luglio a Lubjana, prevede pattuglie miste composte da “personale del Paese ospitante e personale della forza di Polizia dell’altro Paese” che coprono il territorio “lungo la comune fascia confinaria tra i due Paesi” con lo scopo di potenziare l’attività di vigilanza al fine “di contrastare in maniera più efficace la criminalità transfrontaliera, con particolare riferimento all’attività di favoreggiamento dell’immigrazione irregolare”. Come detto, la Direzione non ha fornito copia del protocollo di intesa sottolineando che non è possibile renderlo noto in quanto minerebbe la tutela della sicurezza, dell’ordine pubblico e alle relazioni internazionali che l’Italia intrattiene con i Paesi terzi. Aggiungendo poi che “l’attuale delicato momento nella gestione delle frontiere interne all’Unione europea non consente la divulgazione di accordi di cooperazione che disciplinano i controlli che vengono effettuati alle frontiere terrestri e i controlli di ‘#retrovalico’ concordati con i Paesi confinanti senza ledere la riservatezza che deve caratterizzare tutte le attività bilaterali internazionali dello Stato italiano nei settori amministrativi interessanti e soprattutto nel settore involgente attività di ‘ordine e sicurezza pubblica”.

    Viene sottolineato come il “contenuto dei documenti richiesti contiene informazioni che attengono ad interlocuzioni intercorsi tra l’autorità politica nazionale e l’omologo sloveno dettagliando informazioni concernenti l’organizzazione e il funzionamento dei servizi di polizia finalizzati al contrasto dell’immigrazione illegale nonché relative ai contingenti delle forze armate a disposizione delle autorità provinciali di pubblica sicurezza per i controlli nelle zone confinarie”. Merita attenzione la definizione di “contrasto dell’immigrazione illegale”. “Il pattugliamento congiunto ha una efficacia non solo minima ma persino risibile rispetto all’obiettivo annunciato di contrasto alle organizzazioni criminali –ha scritto a inizio agosto Gianfranco Schiavone, membro dell’Associazione per gli studi giuridici sull’immigrazione (asgi.it)-. Sui sassosi sentieri del Carso non si incontrano i vertici ma neppure i quadri intermedi e neppure quelli bassi e persino bassissimi di tali organizzazioni ma solo persone disperate con i piedi piagati in cammino da settimane nei boschi di Croazia e Slovenia, tuttalpiù accompagnate da alcuni passeur la cui posizione nelle rispettive organizzazioni criminali è così infima da essere assimilabile a carne da macello”.

    In altri termini, il vero mandato delle operazioni di polizia “rischia” di diventare il controllo capillare del territorio per impedire alle persone in transito, migranti e richiedenti asilo, di raggiungere il territorio.

    La Direzione centrale è stata di poche parole anche rispetto alla nostra richiesta relativa al numero di persone identificate e, tra queste, del numero di coloro che hanno manifestato volontà di richiedere asilo. Viene fornito invece un numero sui risultati di polizia dei pattugliamenti: “nel corso del 2021 sono state arrestate 58 persone di cui 31 per favoreggiamento dell’immigrazione irregolare.

    Il muro di silenzio si alza anche con riferimento ai mezzi utilizzati sul confine e al numero di forze di polizia utilizzati. Le poche informazioni che si conoscono provengono dalla nota stampa del ministero dell’Interno che annunciava con enfasi l’utilizzo di droni e visori notturni, ben visibili, con tanto di foto, anche nella nota stampa slovena. Il 15 luglio 2021 -giorno della firma a Roma dell’accordo (l’incontro preliminare tra i rispetti ministri e capi di polizia è datato 4 giugno)- sul sito del ministero dell’Interno sloveno veniva però aperta una gara pubblica “per l’acquisto di veicoli aerei senza pilota e accessori” per un valore totale che si aggira intorno ai 400mila euro. Il bando (https://www.enarocanje.si/Obrazci/?id_obrazec=407420), chiuso il 5 agosto, richiedeva ai partecipanti di garantire la fornitura di un totale di 55 droni. La maggior parte, 29, sono veicoli di piccole dimensioni con un’autonomia di volo minima di 25 minuti e una distanza di gestione di quattro chilometri. L’amministrazione slovena richiede, inoltre, una formazione specifica per il “volo di notte e in condizioni di volo fuori dalla visibilità”. Non viene indicato il luogo di utilizzo specifico dei droni, si sa però che il 75% del bando è finanziato attraverso i fondi europei di sicurezza dell’Unione europea, ovvero lo strumento di sostegno finanziario a beneficio degli Stati Ue proprio per la gestione delle frontiere.

    L’accordo tra Roma e Lubjana incide potenzialmente anche sul tema delle riammissioni di persone in transito e richiedenti asilo della polizia italiana verso la Slovenia. La trasparenza è così necessaria per poter monitorare ciò che avviene in questa tappa della rotta balcanica anche in vista di un possibile aumento dei flussi legati alla situazione afghana. Le premesse non sono positive. Il governo di Lubjana, di turno alla presidenza del Consiglio dell’Unione europea dal luglio al dicembre 2021, ha chiaro il modello da perseguire nella gestione del fenomeno migratorio.

    Durante la presentazione dell’agenda politica della presidenza slovena alla Commissione per le libertà civili, la giustizia e gli affari interni (Libe) del Parlamento europeo, il ministro dell’Interno Aleš Hojs ha sottolineato come da una riunione informale di fine luglio tra ministri degli interni dei Paesi membri sia emersa la volontà politica di compiere progressi graduali nella “definizione della politica migratoria comune dell’Unione europea”. “Stiamo seguendo la situazione in Afghanistan -ha aggiunto- come emerso dal comunicato congiunto dei ministri della sessione straordinaria di due giorni fa, risponderemo anche ai possibili effetti della situazione sull’Ue”. La politica migratoria da “sposare” per Hojs è quella contenuta in un documento, dai toni e contenuti molto duri in cui si legge che gli Stati membri, con il supporto di Frontex, restano determinati “nel proteggere efficacemente i confini esterni dell’Unione europea e prevenire gli ingressi illegali”.

    https://altreconomia.it/accordo-italia-slovenia-sui-controlli-al-confine-guai-a-essere-traspare

    #frontières #frontière_sud-alpine #Italie #Slovénie #asile #migrations #réfugiés #coopération_bilatérale #gardes-frontière #militarisation_des_frontières #patrouilles_mixtes #drones #business #complexe_militaro-industriel #réadmssions

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    ajouté à le fil de discussion autour des patrouilles mixtes à la frontière italo-slovène :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/791706
    Et plus précisément ici :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/791706#message928650

    • Rotta balcanica: riprendono i pattugliamenti tra Italia e Slovenia. Un mandato “opaco”

      Il 30 luglio sono ripartiti i controlli congiunti italo-sloveni lungo il confine per contrastare i “flussi migratori irregolari”. L’Italia nuovamente alla prova del rispetto della legalità alla frontiera orientale dopo la sospensione delle riammissioni illegali. L’analisi di Gianfranco Schiavone

      Il 30 luglio 2021 sono ripartiti “nelle province di Trieste/Koper e Gorizia/Nova Gorica i pattugliamenti congiunti italo sloveni lungo la comune fascia confinaria al fine di rafforzare i rispettivi dispositivi di contrasto ai flussi migratori irregolari provenienti dalla rotta balcanica”. Così recita il comunicato stampa della questura di Trieste pubblicato il giorno stesso. I pattugliamenti, vi si legge, sono frutto di un accordo “sottoscritto nei giorni scorsi dalle competenti autorità di polizia di Roma e di Lubiana” (appare curioso che si ometta la data dell’accordo).

      La decisione politica di attivare i pattugliamenti congiunti con forze di polizia italiane e slovene era stato resa pubblica dal ministero dell’Interno con nota stampa del 14 giugno 2021 a seguito dell’incontro tra la ministra Luciana Lamorgese e il suo omologo sloveno Hojs avvenuto a Lubiana. Nella nota ministeriale si poteva leggere come fosse “previsto un piano comune di vigilanza per i valichi di frontiera anche con l’impiego di droni e visori notturni per contrastare efficacemente le organizzazioni criminali che sfruttano il traffico dei migranti”. Le finalità del pattugliamento vengono dunque descritte in modo alquanto ambiguo: nella nota della questura triestina si fa riferimento in maniera più esplicita al contrasto dei flussi migratori irregolari, ovvero l’obiettivo dichiarato appare quello di bloccare i migranti; nella nota stampa del ministero, che usa un linguaggio più ovattato, si dichiara che l’obiettivo che si intende perseguire è invece il contrasto alle organizzazioni criminali che organizzano il traffico. Si potrebbe ritenere in modo superficiale che in fondo si tratta di accenti diversi della medesima finalità, ma non è così.

      Se assumiamo infatti la lettura in base alla quale l’attività delle cosiddette pattuglie miste italo-slovene è finalizzata al contrasto delle organizzazioni criminali che organizzano il traffico degli esseri umani, è ben difficile non vedere come tale motivazione appare alquanto poco credibile in quanto il contrasto al traffico internazionale di esseri umani per essere efficace richiede un’attività di intelligence e semmai inchieste coordinate tra le diverse autorità giudiziarie, cioè un complesso di attività che veramente assai poco ha a che fare con un pattugliamento fisico dell’area di frontiera vicino al confine.

      Il pattugliamento congiunto della fascia di confine tra Italia e Slovenia attuato con uso di uomini, droni (e cani, come non annunciato nei comunicati per non ferire la sensibilità di chi legge ma ampiamente riferito dalle testimonianze raccolte su quanto accade in Slovenia) ha una efficacia non solo minima ma persino risibile rispetto all’obiettivo annunciato di contrasto alle organizzazioni criminali giacché sui sassosi sentieri del Carso non si incontrano i vertici ma neppure i quadri intermedi e neppure quelli bassi e persino bassissimi di tali organizzazioni ma solo persone disperate con i piedi piagati in cammino da settimane nei boschi di Croazia e Slovenia, tuttalpiù accompagnate da alcuni passeur la cui posizione nelle rispettive organizzazioni criminali è così infima da essere assimilabile a carne da macello.

      Non deve stupire che le stesse inchieste giudiziarie che si sono basate finora su questo tipo di attività di polizia non abbiano mai portato a pressoché nulla di rilevante. Le organizzazioni di trafficanti non modificheranno la loro strategia sul confine italo-sloveno a seguito dei pattugliamento bensì alzeranno il prezzo dei loro servigi in ragione del più difficoltoso tratto da percorrere aumentando così i loro guadagni e lasciando indietro solo coloro che non possono pagare. Ancora una volta, come già avviene in altri contesti, operazioni di polizia presentate come finalizzate a contrastare il traffico internazionale di esseri umani, non solo sono irrilevanti in relazione a tale obiettivo bensì divengono di fatto fattori che vanno a potenziare l’operato e il giro d’affari delle organizzazioni che si afferma di volere combattere.

      Appare dunque evidente come i pattugliamenti sembrano rispondere all’altra, malcelata finalità, ovvero quella di intercettare nelle immediate vicinanze della frontiera interna italo-slovena da parte slovena, un certo numero di rifugiati, probabilmente i più disgraziati tra loro, al fine di impedirne a forza l’ingresso in Italia. I pattugliamenti congiunti, da quanto è dato sapere si svolgeranno infatti in assoluta prevalenza nell’area a ridosso del confine dal lato della Slovenia. Quando invece le operazioni verranno attuate sul lato italiano esse potrebbero prestarsi a far riprendere in forme ancor più nascoste quelle riammissioni informali attuate nel corso del 2020 e la cui radicale illegittimità è stata più volte messa in luce fin dall’inizio (Altreconomia ne ha scritto a più riprese, ad esempio qui e qui).

      Se fosse, come appare, quella di ostacolare/respingere i migranti che cercano asilo la effettiva finalità dei pattugliamenti, ciò, oltre a sollevare non pochi interrogativi etici (è questa l’attività alla quale si deve dedicare la polizia in una società democratica?) fa comunque emergere in capo alle autorità italiane precise responsabilità giuridiche. È noto infatti che la situazione dell’effettivo rispetto del diritto di asilo in Slovenia è quanto mai critica e che le disfunzioni sulla procedura di asilo in quel Paese sono profonde come emerge in modo in equivoco in tutti i rapporti internazionali: tra tutti si veda l’autorevole rapporto AIDA 2020 Update: Slovenia, a cura dell’Ecre (European council on refugees and exiles). Soprattutto è ampiamente noto che la Slovenia attua da tempo riammissioni sistematiche verso la Croazia impedendo ai migranti, compresi quelli “riammessi” dall’Italia, di presentare la domanda di asilo e rinviandoli in Croazia, Paese che a sua volta, con un meccanismo a catena e con l’uso di inaudite violenze, li deporta in Bosnia ed Erzegovina dove vengono sottoposti a trattamenti inumani e degradanti. Si tratta di riammissioni, o più propriamente si dovrebbero chiamare respingimenti a catena, documentati da un enorme numero di autorevoli rapporti internazionali e la cui illegalità è stata già dichiarata anche dalla stessa giurisprudenza slovena (vedasi sentenza I U 1490/2019-92 del 16 luglio 2020 del Tribunale amministrativo della Slovenia) e recentemente anche dai tribunali austriaci.

      Le autorità italiane non possono fingere di ignorare il quadro fattuale sopra descritto pena il loro coinvolgimento in fatti che configurano gravi violazioni delle norme interne ed internazionali. Richiamo in particolare l’attenzione su quanto disposto dal Testo unico sull’immigrazione (art. 19 comma 1, novellato dalla legge 173/2020) che dispone che “Non sono ammessi il respingimento o l’espulsione o l’estradizione di una persona verso uno Stato qualora esistano fondati motivi di ritenere che essa rischi di essere sottoposta a tortura o a trattamenti inumani o degradanti. Nella valutazione di tali motivi si tiene conto anche dell’esistenza, in tale Stato, di violazioni sistematiche e gravi di diritti umani”. Il citato articolo, insieme ad altre disposizioni, attua nel nostro ordinamento, dandone un’applicazione estensiva, il fondamentale divieto di non refoulement tutelato in via indiretta dalla Convenzione europea dei diritti dell’uomo (Cedu), la quale prevede, all’art. 2 e art. 3, rispettivamente, il diritto alla vita ed il divieto di tortura e di trattamenti inumani o degradanti.

      Secondo la costante interpretazione della Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo, il rispetto di tali obblighi comporta il tassativo divieto di respingere o estradare una persona verso luoghi ove i citati diritti correrebbero il rischio di essere violati. Appare persino superfluo approfondire in questa sede il complesso tema della applicabilità della Convenzione europea dei diritti dell’uomo ad atti riconducibili agli Stati firmatari che siano posti in essere o abbiano effetto nel territorio di uno Stato che non è parte del Consiglio d’Europa (sul tema evidenzio solo che la giurisprudenza della Corte EDU ha progressivamente ampliato le ipotesi di applicazione extraterritoriale della Cedu) dal momento che è pacifico che l’Italia è responsabile della violazione del divieto di non refoulement nel caso in cui sia pienamente a conoscenza di fatti e prassi illegittime e non provveda, per ciò che di sua competenza, ad impedirne la violazione da parte di un altro Stato dell’Unione europea, soggetto, come l’Italia, ai medesimi obblighi; una co-responsabilità nella violazione dell’art. 3 della Cedu che diventa addirittura eclatante nel caso di collaborazioni delle nostre forze di polizia nello Stato in cui le citate violazioni sono commesse. Questo è dunque il gravissimo scenario che sembra profilarsi nel mandato “opaco” che allo stato attuale delle conoscenze sembra assegnato alle pattuglie miste italo-slovene.

      È inderogabile ed urgente che siano subito resi noti i contenuti dell’accordo di polizia sottoscritto tra Roma e Lubiana (nonché le concrete indicazioni operative date alle forze di polizia italiane) senza che vengano posti artificiosi ostacoli alla sua piena conoscenza. Parimenti è necessario che senza indugio il Parlamento si avvalga dei poteri che l’ordinamento giuridico gli conferisce per monitorare una situazione che può configurarsi di eccezionale gravità per il possibile coinvolgimento di istituzioni della Repubblica in azioni contrarie a norme e a principi fondanti l’ordinamento costituzionale.

      https://altreconomia.it/rotta-balcanica-riprendono-i-pattugliamenti-tra-italia-e-slovenia-un-ma

    • The flow of arrivals from the Balkan Route into North East Italy has significantly increased during the month of August. Associations and groups of volunteers supporting people in Trieste said that they have provided direct help to 659 people during this month, including 103 minors. It is thought very likely that the actual number of arrivals and transits is much higher, with many people not stopping long in the immediate border area. During the last weeks, there have been several reports of smugglers being arrested while transporting people-on-the-move into Italian territory. At the same time, the intensity of control practices along the borders has also increased: in just one day 150 people were found and transferred to quarantine facilities in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia (FVG) region.

      This has once again pushed public and official discourse towards the need to reintroduce informal readmissions to Slovenia, touted to recommence in July of this year. Yet there remains no official confirmation about reintroduction of “informal readmissions” (pushbacks) by witnesses on the ground, though rumors have begun to circulate about groups rejected from the Italian territory. The Ministry of the Interior refused to provide details of the cooperation between the police forces of Rome and Ljubljana on border patrols. But in the absence of official statements, the installation of 55 #drones by Slovenian authorities sits in line with the growing surveillance of transit across this border.

      Volunteers in Piazza della Libertà in Trieste also witnessed a serious episode of institutional racism in August. An ambulance was called in order to provide medical assistance to an underage boy newly arrived via Slovenia. The health operators initially refused to assist the person, treating him aggressively and disrespectfully. The boy was only given medical assistance after several attempts to seek help and a strong insistence on the part of the volunteers present. Further barriers to health care are also having wider impacts for peoples mobility beyond Trieste, seen most overtly in the lack of access to vaccinations. Without the “green pass”, which marks proof of vaccination, people-on-themove in FVG are unable to access longdistance travel in order to continue their journey.

      Source : Border Violence Monitoring Network, August 2021, pp. 16-17
      https://www.borderviolence.eu/balkan-region-report-august-2021

  • « Quand les laboratoires privés décident des politiques sanitaires des pays... Mais au fait qui est cette Corinne Le Goff directrice commerciale de Moderna ?? On creuse un peu ??? » ( à dérouler)

    Bien entendu notre amie Corinne Legoff directrice actuelle du laboratoire Moderna est membre du club Le Siecle et chevalier de la legion d’honneur... Médaille militaire Pour service rendu... Aux laboratoires ??

    Vaccination des moins de 12 ans : Corinne Le Goff (Moderna) espère avoir les données de l’essai clinique en cours « en fin d’année »

    « J’ai travaillé 5 minutes en recherche, à l’occasion de mon stage de sixième année », prévient en riant cette docteure en pharmacie, évoquant son cursus... https://www.lesechos.fr/2012/07/corinne-le-goff-une-epoque-formidable-pour-roche-1094084

    Au fond elle avait déjà « choisi l’industrie » et le marketing.... #BusinessIsBusiness

    https://twitter.com/psykopatrak/status/1431387351217999882

  • Ces jeux qui sont gratuits ou que vous possédez déjà sans le savoir
    https://www.ouest-france.fr/gaming/ces-jeux-qui-sont-gratuits-ou-que-vous-possedez-deja-sans-le-savoir-187
    https://media.ouest-france.fr/v1/pictures/MjAyMTA4YTQxMjZiODY4MTYzMzNkNzE2YWQ5ZWI0OWQ4ZTg0NTU?width=1260&he

    Les jeux vidéo représentent un budget qui peut exploser rapidement. Avec des titres à 70 € au moment de leur sortie, des microtransactions en tout genre et des abonnements pour le jeu en ligne, la note mensuelle peut très vite se révéler salée. Cependant, il existe de nombreux moyens de s’essayer à de bonnes expériences sans dépenser soi-même de l’argent.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #bonnes_affaires #gratuit #payant #astuces #epic_store #steam #gog #humble_bundle #playstation_plus #games_with_gold #prime_gaming #microsoft #sony #amazon #nintendo

  • Au-delà de la polémique, une autre polémique pointe : Combien de transfusions sanguine sont en réalité inutiles ?

    #business_du_sang

    Coronavirus : deux filles antivax refusent la transfusion à leur père, elles ne voulaient pas qu’il reçoive le sang d’un vacciné
    https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_coronavirus-deux-filles-antivax-refusent-la-transfusion-a-leur-pere-elle

    Heureusement cette décision n’a pas prêté à conséquence, la transfusion en question n’étant pas vitale, elle visait à accélérer un processus de guérison.

  • ‘Warzone’ Bans 100,000 Cheaters in Largest Ban Wave Yet
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7898v/warzone-bans-100000-cheaters-in-largest-ban-wave-yet

    This massive ban wave brings the total banned accounts since the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone to 700,000.

    The makers of the popular first-person shooter Call of Duty just banned more than 100,000 accounts for cheating in what is the largest ban wave in the game’s history.

    Le développeur Raven Software vient d’expulser des tricheurs dans une vague exceptionnelle de 100 mille bannissements pour détériorer la réputation des éditeurs de solutions de triche. Le volume total de suppression de comptes convaincus de fraude se porte à 700 mille comptes.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #ban #bannissement #expulsion #triche #jeu_vidéo_call_of_duty_warzone #record #raven_software #activision #anti-triche #nickmercs #electronic_arts #apex_legends #gratuit #f2p #free_to_play

  • EA shares five innovations via Accessibility Patent Pledge, wants other devs to do the same | GamesIndustry.biz
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-08-23-ea-shares-five-innovations-via-accessibility-patent-pledge

    The initiative, dubbed the Accessibility First Patent Pledge, involves five solutions the company’s own developers have invented to make its games more accessible to those with disabilities or medical issues, including anyone with various vision, hearing, speaking or cognitive issues.

    Electronic Arts met à disposition de tous ses brevets dans le domaine de l’accessibilité des jeux vidéo à destination des personnes souffrant de handicap, qui seraient de 15 % auprès des joueurs.

    #ea #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #propriété_intellectuelle #habdicap #accessibilité #brevet #chris_bruzzo #positive_play

  • Unity Workers Question Company Ethics As It Expands From Video Games to War
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d4jy/unity-workers-question-company-ethics-as-it-expands-from-video-games-to-war

    Unity, the popular game making tool, has long been used in industries outside of video games. Unity’s site celebrates this versatility, saying its technology offers “incredible possibilities” for film, engineering, architecture, automotive, transportation, and more. 

    Unity’s site also proudly lists its technology being used by the government and military, but internal Unity documents obtained by Waypoint show the company is struggling to explain why its employees, who supposedly signed up to create tools that empower game makers, are now directly or inadvertently developing technologies for militaries with the stated objectives of fighting wars.

    Dans sa quête de développement en dehors du jeu vidéo, Unity s’intéresse au marché militaire, au grand damne de salariés peu à l’aise à l’idée de travailler pour l’armée. Parmi les usages développés pour le compte de l’armée ou par l’armée elle-même figurent l’IA, des simulations de physique et de théâtres d’opérations.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #unity #armée #guerre #développement #unreal_engine #jeu_vidéo_hollow_knight #jeu_vidéo_hearthstone #étique #schlumberger

  • « Blanquer dévoile enfin le protocole sanitaire qu’il devait annoncer début juillet mais pour en prendre connaissance, il faut être abonné au JDD.
    Le mépris…
    #BlanquerDemission »

    ABONNÉS - Présence dans les classes, campagne de vaccination, tests... Le ministre de l’Education nationale, Jean-Michel Blanquer, dévoile le protocole qui s’appliquera en septembre dans les établissements scolaires. « Il n’y aura pas de passe sanitaire à l’école », insiste-t-il.

    « Touche pas à mes enfants ! » Le slogan s’est affiché, samedi, sur des pancartes lors des rassemblements anti-passe sanitaire. Les manifestants étaient 175.503 dans plus de 200 villes, selon le ministère de l’Intérieur (214.845 la semaine passée). Certains s’opposent aussi à la vaccination des 12-17 ans, dont ils craignent qu’elle s’étende aux plus jeunes. Les adolescents, pourtant, répondent présent : plus de 55% d’entre eux ont reçu au moins une dose, comme plus de 70% de la population. De quoi permettre au ministre de l’Education nationale, Jean-Michel Blanquer, de s’afficher serein, malgré l’intense circulation du variant Delta qui pèse sur le retour en classe, le 2 septembre, de plus de 12 millions d’élèves. C’est donc, annonce-t-il, au niveau 2 du protocole sanitaire que se fera la rentrée, sans cours à distance.

    Le protocole prévoit quatre niveaux d’alerte en fonction du contexte sanitaire et autant de scénarios. Lequel va s’appliquer à la rentrée ?

    L’évolution de la situation sanitaire nous conduit à retenir le niveau 2, celui qui nous permet d’avoir la rentrée la plus normale possible, avec les élèves en classe, tout en préservant la santé de chacun. Ce protocole s’appuie sur des mesures sanitaires qui ont fait leurs preuves – comme les gestes barrière, le nettoyage des locaux, la stratégie « tester, alerter, protéger » – auxquelles s’ajoute désormais la vaccination dès l’âge de 12 ans. Nous ne disposions pas de cet atout lors de la précédente rentrée, qui s’était d’ailleurs bien passée. J’ai écouté les organisations syndicales cette semaine et nous continuons à dialoguer sur tous les enjeux de mise en œuvre. Par exemple, nous avons encore modifié le protocole samedi, pour interdire les sports de contact à l’intérieur au niveau 2.

    Pour l’instant, les conditions de la rentrée seront identiques partout en métropole

    Y aura-t-il des adaptations locales ?

    La situation est grave aux Antilles et pourrait le devenir en Guyane : nous prendrons la semaine prochaine des mesures spécifiques, qui pourraient aller au-delà du niveau 4. A la Réunion, nous avons pu faire la rentrée au niveau 2 et les retours sont positifs. Le gouvernement polynésien, compétent en la matière, a pris samedi la décision de fermer les écoles, collèges et lycées dans le cadre d’un confinement général dû à la situation sanitaire très dégradée. En métropole, on se réserve la possibilité d’adapter le protocole à l’échelle locale, s’il y avait des évolutions qui le justifiaient mais, pour l’instant, les conditions de la rentrée seront identiques partout.

    Sur quels critères vous appuyez-vous ?

    Nous prenons en compte les indicateurs généraux de l’épidémie établis par les autorités de santé, comme le taux d’incidence ou la pression hospitalière, mais aussi des éléments propres à l’Education nationale, comme le taux de vaccination des adultes et des élèves. Nos enquêtes indiquent que la très grande majorité des enseignants s’est déjà fait vacciner, au-delà même des résultats observés dans l’ensemble de la population ! Et plus de 55% des 12-17 ans ont déjà reçu au moins une dose, alors qu’on partait de presque zéro au début des vacances d’été. C’est encourageant. Ce mouvement va se poursuivre puisque nous lançons une

    Cet article est réservé aux abonnés

    https://twitter.com/realmarcel1/status/1429388446234259457

    • En cas de contamination dans une classe, la période d’isolement de sept jours ne sera pas requise pour les élèves vaccinés, « la même règle que pour le reste de la population », a expliqué le ministre.

      Extrait de La Dépêche. Publié le 22/08/2021 à 08:40 , mis à jour le 23/08/2021 à 06:39

      Faisant fi de toutes les informations délivrées par les autorités médicales les plus éminentes, Blanquer n’a pas encore fini de creuser.

      Je passe sur la vacuité de ce genre d’articles qui reprennent en les tronquant les propos d’autres organes de presse, ce qui fait que, si tu veux une info à peu près fiable, et bien tu passes à la caisse ...

      #business_as_usual

    • Rentrée scolaire et protocole contre le Covid-19 : des précisions et des questions

      Le ministre Jean-Michel Blanquer a précisé les règles dans le « Journal du dimanche ». Les syndicats dénoncent des mesures trop peu strictes, en particulier à l’école primaire.

      Emmanuel Macron l’avait pressé de réexpliquer clairement les conditions sanitaires de la rentrée scolaire auprès des enseignants et des parents. Jean-Michel Blanquer n’a pas attendu sa conférence de rentrée, prévue jeudi 26 août, pour faire de la pédagogie. Accueil de tous les élèves, port du masque obligatoire en intérieur, limitation du brassage… le ministre de l’éducation a donné, dans les colonnes du Journal du dimanche (JDD) du 22 août, des précisions sur le protocole sanitaire en vigueur à la rentrée du 2 septembre.
      Comme on pouvait s’y attendre, c’est le « niveau 2 » (sur quatre) du protocole diffusé fin juillet qui a été retenu pour la France métropolitaine : les élèves vont en classe tous les jours en effectifs complets, continuent à porter le masque à l’intérieur et à respecter les gestes barrières et le non-brassage entre les niveaux scolaires. En intérieur, les enseignants d’EPS sont invités à éviter les sports « de contact », a précisé le ministre.
      Si des ajustements seront possibles en fonction des situations locales, ce niveau d’alerte est « celui qui nous permet d’avoir la rentrée la plus normale possible, avec les élèves en classe, tout en préservant la santé de chacun », a insisté Jean-Michel Blanquer. Le ministre le martèle : « Il n’y aura pas de passe sanitaire à l’école. »

      Sur la gestion des cas positifs et des cas contacts, à l’école primaire, le protocole reste le même qu’en 2020 : un cas de Covid-19 entraîne la fermeture de la classe. En juillet, le ministre avait créé la surprise en annonçant sur France Info que les élèves non-vaccinés des collèges et lycées seraient « évincés » si un élève était testé positif dans leur classe, laissant penser que tous les élèves non-vaccinés seraient renvoyés chez eux. « Il n’a jamais été question de renvoyer tout le monde, seulement les contacts à risque », assure aujourd’hui son entourage. Par opposition au terme « évincés », qui avait choqué, Jean-Michel Blanquer a indiqué que « le mot le plus adapté était “protégés”. Un élève non vacciné est dans une situation plus risquée qu’un élève qui a reçu au moins une injection ».

      Attestation des parents

      Autre précision importante : contrairement à ce qui a circulé cet été, les élèves de 6e sont bien soumis au même protocole que les autres collégiens lorsqu’un cas se déclare dans leur classe. Mais, à la différence de leurs camarades de plus de 12 ans autorisés à se faire vacciner, ils ne peuvent donc faire jouer leur certificat de vaccination pour revenir plus vite de l’isolement réglementaire de sept jours.

      Sur la question sensible du statut vaccinal des élèves, Jean-Michel Blanquer a donné une précision de taille : les enfants considérés comme cas contacts pourront revenir en classe avant les sept jours sur la foi d’une attestation des parents. Ceux-ci « seront libres de dire si leur enfant est vacciné ou non, mais cela relève de la responsabilité individuelle », tranche le ministre. Les autorités sanitaires pourront, le cas échéant, vérifier que les familles des enfants cas contacts disent vrai.

      Le choix du principe déclaratif pose cependant des questions, car il s’appuie sur la bonne volonté des parents – qui seront parfois sans solutions pour faire garder leurs enfants. « Les familles pourront être tentées de renvoyer leur enfant en classe par tous les moyens, s’inquiète Catherine Nave-Bekhti, secrétaire générale du syndicat SGEN-CFDT. Surtout s’il n’y a aucune prise en charge au niveau des salariés contraints de garder leurs enfants chez eux. »

      D’autres précisions étaient très attendues, à dix jours de la rentrée : les enfants non-vaccinés pourront bien participer aux sorties scolaires, sauf lorsqu’ils seront mélangés avec d’autres publics dans des lieux où le passe sanitaire est en vigueur, comme les musées ou les cinémas. Le cas échéant, les élèves non-vaccinés devront faire un test – qui sera bientôt payant, même si le ministre assure qu’il donnera sous peu des précisions pour garantir « le principe de gratuité ».

      « Talon d’Achille »

      Le choix du « niveau 2 » était questionné, dimanche soir, par les acteurs de l’école, qui redoutent une « dégradation rapide » de la situation après la rentrée.

      « Ce protocole n’est pas à la hauteur du risque, juge Guislaine David. Très vite, les classes vont recommencer à fermer, car la circulation virale à l’école primaire sera importante. » La syndicaliste, secrétaire générale du SNUipp, est signataire d’une tribune collective de médecins et de professionnels de l’éducation, parue dans Le Monde le 19 août https://seenthis.net/messages/926512 . Ce texte alerte sur la faiblesse des protocoles envisagés par l’éducation nationale face à un variant Delta « circulant intensément parmi les enfants et les adolescents » – eux qui resteront le dernier réservoir de non-vaccinés, puisque les enfants de moins de 12 ans n’y ont pas accès.

      Selon des projections de l’Institut Pasteur, les enfants et les adolescents pourraient représenter la moitié des contaminations au mois de septembre. Interrogé sur cette tribune, Jean-Michel Blanquer réfute l’idée que l’école serait le « talon d’Achille » de la gestion de crise. « Il est faux de dire que le milieu scolaire serait plus propice qu’un autre à la diffusion du virus », assure-t-il au JDD.

      D’autres points restent en suspens. Si le « maintien des mesures renforcées d’aération » est prévu dans le protocole sanitaire, ces outils sont aujourd’hui simplement « recommandés ». Médecins et enseignants ont donné l’alerte à ce sujet dans la tribune du 19 août : « La recommandation d’équiper les établissements de détecteurs de CO2 ne peut suffire : cela doit être la règle. » Jean-Michel Blanquer assure vouloir les « généraliser », y compris en aidant les collectivités qui souhaitent s’équiper rapidement.

      « L’Etat doit accompagner les communes »

      Le sujet est source de tensions depuis plusieurs mois. « Les communes ne sont pas en capacité de financer ces appareillages pour l’ensemble de leurs classes, affirme Delphine Labails, maire socialiste de Périgueux et responsable des questions scolaires à l’Association des maires de France. L’Etat doit nous accompagner. Nous avons déjà fait cette demande en mars, sans succès. » Certaines municipalités n’attendent pas une éventuelle obligation. A Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), le maire (Les Républicains) David Lisnard a, par exemple, annoncé début août vouloir équiper les 230 classes de sa commune en capteurs de CO2 et purificateurs d’air.

      Reste enfin la question des tests, dont le ministre assure qu’ils seront de nouveau déployés à la rentrée, à hauteur de 600 000 par semaine. Ils sont peu pratiqués par les adolescents, invités à s’auto-tester au lycée – on rapportait des taux d’acceptation de 20 % au printemps. « Il faut être raisonnables sur les volumes, s’inquiète Bruno Bobkiewicz, secrétaire national du Snpden-UNSA et proviseur à Vincennes (Val-de-Marne). J’ai des tests de l’année dernière plein mes armoires. »

      Les familles des enfants plus jeunes n’étaient, quant à elles, que 70 % à approuver les tests salivaires au printemps, et les directeurs d’école ont maintes fois rappelé les lenteurs de leur déploiement. Les tests arrivaient souvent plusieurs jours – voire jamais – après la détection de cas de Covid-19 dans une école. Selon le JDD, le conseil scientifique aurait alerté le gouvernement sur l’importance des tests à l’école – qui peuvent permettre, aussi, de n’isoler que les enfants infectés.

      https://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2021/08/23/rentree-scolaire-jean-michel-blanquer-donne-les-derniers-ajustements-du-prot

      #enfants #école #crise_sanitaire

    • Le coup de la déclaration volontaire des parents, plutôt que le passe sanitaire (qui existe déjà, ma grande a un QR code à elle depuis qu’elle est vaccinées), ces gens sont les rois pour se tirer une balle dans le pied à chaque occasion… Les communicants ont bien appris à Macron qu’il faut expliquer que le passe sanitaire, c’est le contraire de la fermeture, puisqu’il s’agit de pouvoir reprendre une forme de vie sociale grâce à lui, et v’là que le ministre de l’EN, pour faire plaisir aux paranoïaques, reconnaît que non non, pas de passe sanitaire à l’école, on va faire confiance aux gens.

      À l’inverse, truc rigolo : l’école reste obligatoire pour les enfants jusqu’à 16 ans. Donc si la classe n’est pas fermée pour elle et que moi je décide de ne pas la mettre à l’école pendant les 10 jours qui suivent un cas déclaré dans sa classe, bien qu’elle soit vaccinée, c’est moi qui me met dans l’illégalité…

    • Quand ça veut pas, ça veut pas, les aérosols ça n’existe pas…

      En intérieur, les enseignants d’EPS sont invités à éviter les sports « de contact », a précisé le ministre.

      (Question encore : est-ce que j’ai le droit de dire à ma gamine qu’elle doit refuser de faire du sport en intérieur au collège, ou bien on va se cogner une enquête pour radicalisation islamique… ?)

  • Per sorvegliare i migranti l’Ue fa affari con i #contractor

    - È un’area grigia nel cuore del Mediterraneo, una zona d’ombra dove la parola “sovranità” è soprattutto #business. Produttori di armi e munizioni, mediatori specializzati in sicurezza e fornitura di #contractors, navi cariche di fucili automatici che funzionano come vere e proprie Santa barbara fluttuanti.
    – In questa terra di mezzo dove si incontrano trafficanti e governi, i migranti sono prima di tutto un lucroso affare.
    - Nel progetto #Rapsody di #Esa, che dovrebbe controllare il Mediterraneo con droni, compare #Sovereign_Global_Uk azienda riconducibile all’imprenditore #Fenech, arrestato per aver violato l’embargo sulla vendita di armi ai libici.

    (#paywall)

    https://www.editorialedomani.it/politica/mondo/per-sorvegliare-i-migranti-lue-fa-affari-con-i-contractor-pe98utxb

    #frontières #UE #migrations #réfugiés #armes #armement #commerce_d'armes #complexe_militaro-industriel #Libye #Méditerranée #drones

  • Amazon Drops ‘Draconian’ Policy on Making Games After Work Hours - Bloomberg
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-12/amazon-drops-company-policies-on-game-development-after-backlash

    Amazon.com Inc. withdrew a set of staff guidelines that claimed ownership rights to video games made by employees after work hours and dictated how they could distribute them, according to a company email reviewed by Bloomberg.

    Amazon abandonne ses prétentions sur les droits d’exploitation des jeux vidéo développés sur le temps libre de ses salariés, les forçant jusque là d’abreuver l’écosystème d’Amazon.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #amazon #business #propriété_intellectuelle #droits_d'exploitation #boutique #ecommerce #aws #amazon_web_services

  • Gamasutra - Diablo 4 director among three employees ousted at Blizzard
    https://gamasutra.com/view/news/386649/Diablo_4_director_among_three_employees_ousted_at_Blizzard.php

    Kotaku is reporting that Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga, lead level designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft were let go from Blizzard today.

    Plusieurs départs de cadres de la direction de plusieurs franchises à succès chez Blizzard, dans le cadre des suites au procès contre Activision Blizzard pour harcèlement intenté en Californie.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #activision_blizzard #blizzard_entertainment #business #environnement_toxique #ressources_humaines #scandale #procès #justice #harcèlement #jesse_mccree #jeu_vidéo_world_of_warcraft #jeu_vidéo_wow #jonathan_lecraft #luis_barriga #jeu_vidéo_diablo_4

  • Jesse McCree, Diablo 4 Director Gone From Activision Blizzard
    https://kotaku.com/jesse-mcree-diablo-4-director-no-longer-at-activision-1847469113

    [Update - 8/11/21 6:20 p.m. ET]: a spokesperson for Activision Blizzard confirmed the departures in an email. “We can confirm Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft are no longer with the company,” they wrote.

    “We have a deep, talented roster of developers already in place and new leaders have been assigned where appropriate. We are confident in our ability to continue progress, deliver amazing experiences to our players, and move forward to ensure a safe, productive work environment for all.”

    Départs de plusieurs cadres liés à la production de jeux à succès chez Blizzard dans le cadre du scandale lié procès pour harcèlement en Californie.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #activision_blizzard #blizzard_entertainment #business #justice #procès #scandale #ressources_humaines #luis_barriga #jesse_mccree #jonathan_lecraft #environnement_toxique #jeu_vidéo_wow #jeu_vidéo_world_of_warcraft

  • Game engine, meet game streaming : Unity acquires Parsec for $320M | Ars Technica
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/08/game-engine-meet-game-streaming-unity-acquires-parsec-for-320m

    The parent company of Unity, one of the most popular game development engines in the world, has made arguably its biggest acquisition of another gaming company yet. The deal, announced on Tuesday, sees Unity taking control of Parsec, a peer-to-peer game-streaming protocol. The acquisition is valued at $320 million.

    Unity Technologies, éditeur du moteur de jeux vidéo Unity, acquiert Parsec, éditeur d’une solution de travail à distance à destination de développeurs de jeux vidéo. L’article contextualise cette acquisition en distinguant cette solution à destination des professionnels des solutions de jeu en streaming grand public.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #unity #unity_technologies #parsec #business #acquisition #bureau_à_distance #remote_desktop #streaming #google_stadia #nvidia_geforce_now #ubisoft #jeu_vidéo_immortals_fenyx_rising #valve #steam_remote_play #epic_games #psyonix #mediatonic

  • Unity Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Parsec | Business Wire
    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210810005116/en/Unity-Enters-Into-Agreement-to-Acquire-Parsec

    Parsec’s technology allows creators to work together remotely and leverage high performance processing from anywhere

    Le moteur de jeu Unity acquiert le développeur Parsec proposant des solutions de bureau à distance à destination des développeurs de jeux vidéo.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #unity #unity_technologies #parsec #business #développement #streaming #remote_desktop #bureau_à_distance #acquisition #marc_whitten #chris_dickson #benjy_boxer #electronic_arts #ea #ubisoft #square_enix

  • Gamasutra - Going forward, Unity devs will need Unity Pro to publish on consoles
    https://gamasutra.com/view/news/386242/Going_forward_Unity_devs_will_need_Unity_Pro_to_publish_on_consoles.php

    In late June, Unity quietly updated its licensing policy requirements for developers working on “closed platforms” like Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.

    Unity developers starting new projects will now need either a Unity Pro license or a Preferred Platform License Key to develop for these platforms.

    Certains développeurs consoles utilisant le moteur de jeu Unity devront débourser au moins $1800 par an et par utilisateur pour démarrer un nouveau projet à destination des consoles de jeux vidéo. Jusqu’ici, une licence gratuite était suffisante. Les développeurs ne semblent pas s’en inquiéter, certaines de ces licences étant déjà fournies par les consoliers.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #jeu_vidéo_unity #unity #licence #consoles #jeu_vidéo_consoles #business #développement #développement_informatique #jeu_vidéo_console_xbox #jeu_vidéo_console_playstation #jeu_vidéo_console_switch #sony #microsoft #nintendo #google

  • Google considered buying ‘some or all’ of Epic during Fortnite clash, court documents say - The Verge
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/6/22612921/google-epic-antitrust-case-court-filings-unsealed

    Google has gone so far as to share its monopoly profits with business partners to secure their agreement to fence out competition, has developed a series of internal projects to address the “contagion” it perceived from efforts by Epic and others to offer consumers and developers competitive alternatives, and has even contemplated buying some or all of Epic to squelch this threat.

    Google aurait envisagé de racheter Epic Games afin de limiter un éventuel effet de contagion suite au procès d’Epic à l’encontre de Google concernant la commission sur les ventes via Google Play. Google dément cette interprétation, doutant du sérieux du procès où il se défend.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #epic_games #google #apple #google_play #android #rachat #justice #procès #tim_sweeney #amazon #amazon_app_store

  • Gamasutra - Epic suggests Google once considered buying Epic Games to end Fortnite platform dispute
    https://gamasutra.com/view/news/386410/Epic_suggests_Google_once_considered_buying_Epic_Games_to_end_Fortnite_pl

    Google toyed with the idea of buying Fortnite developer Epic Games as the two companies butted heads over platform fees and payment methods.

    As spotted by The Verge, newly unsealed (and freshly redacted) court filings submitted by Epic as part of its ongoing antitrust lawsuit against Google indicate the tech giant considered purchasing Epic to effectively silence the company.

    Les documents issus du procès d’Epic Games à l’encontre de Google concernant le niveau de commission de Google Play laissent à penser que le second aurait envisagé de racheter le premier pour le faire taire et le faire rentrer dans le rang.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #epic_games #google #google_play #jeu_vidéo_fortnite #rachat #mobile #justice #procès

  • Gamasutra - Focus Home Interactive acquires retro game studio Dotemu for $45.5 million
    https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/386315/Focus_Home_Interactive_acquires_retro_game_studio_Dotemu_for_455_million.

    French publisher Focus Home Interactive has acquired a majority stake in retro game developer Dotemu for €38.5 million ($45.5 million).

    The deal will see Focus home acquire 77.5 percent of the share capital of Dotemu, which has helped reinvigorate vintage franchises by working on titles like Metal Slug Tactics, Streets of Rage 4, and Windjammers 2.

    Rachat du développeur de jeux vidéo français « rétro » Dotemu par l’éditeur français Focus Home Interactive.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #focus_home_interactive #dotemu #rachat #business #achat #investissement #cyrille_imbert #christophe_nobileau

  • Activision Blizzard Shareholders Voice Concerns Over Ongoing Lawsuit - Game Informer
    https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/08/04/activision-blizzard-shareholders-voice-concerns-over-ongoing-lawsuit

    The state of California is currently suing Activision Blizzard following a two-year investigation into the company’s behind closed doors workplace culture. The lawsuit addresses various labor abuse allegations, including sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and a “frat boy” culture regarding internal behavior. As more details surface in relation to the lawsuit, an investor’s call took place on August 3, and the overall feeling of the meeting felt different than the usual shareholder conference. Though advertising goals and release timelines were addressed, including news about Diablo II and Overwatch 2, a portion of the call took on a somber tone as questions from stakeholders were fielded about the future of the company.

    Investisseurs et analystes financiers s’inquiètent de l’impact du procès en Californie à l’encontre de Blizzard Entertainment et de la réorganisation de l’éditeur, en particulier sur la productivité et les sorties des jeux vidéo à venir.

    #activision_blizzard #blizzard_entertainment #business #bourse #justice #procès #frat_boy_culture #bro_culture #boys'_club #environnement_toxique #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #jeu_vidéo_diable_ii #jeu_vidéo_overwatch_2 #discrimination #harcèlement #bobby_kotick #jennifer_oneal #mike_ybarra #wilmnerhale #amazon #syndicalisme #daniel_alegre #matthew_cost #morgan_stanley #productivité #allen_adham #bill_cosby_suite #cubicle_crawls #suicide #andrew_uerkwitcz #jefferies #jeu_vidéo_overwatch #jeu_vidéo_diablo #j._allen_brack #environnement_toxique #ubisoft

  • Fullbright co-founders Steve Gaynor accused of employee mistreatment - Polygon
    https://www.polygon.com/22610490/fullbright-steve-gaynor-controversy-stepped-down-open-roads

    Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor, known for his work on Gone Home and Tacoma, has stepped down from his role as creative lead on Open Roads following multiple allegations regarding his treatment of Fullbright staff.

    On dirait que le scandale d’Activision-Blizzard, ainsi que les précédents abus dans l’industrie du jeu vidéo, permettent aux langues de se délier et témoigner dans la presse des divers abus dont sont victimes les employés du secteur travaillant dans des environnements toxiques qui n’ont pas lieu d’être. Le problème semble être systémique, plutôt que limité à certaines entreprises.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #fullbright #steve_gaynor #business #ressources_humaines #environnement_toxique #discrimination #misogynie #micromanagement #jeu_vidéo_gone_home #jeu_vidéo_tacoma #jeu_vidéo_open_roads #annapurna_interactive #personal_branding #eréputation #twitter