Let’s Encrypt, one of the major Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Email Lists authorities in the world, announces the end of its initial partnership with IdenTrust as of September 1, 2021. The group explains that it does not wish to renew the cross signature with IdenTrust because it has issued meanwhile its own root certificate (ISRG Root X1) and has requested that it be trusted by the software platforms: Windows, Firefox, macOS, Android and iOS.Let’s Encrypt explains that “this introduces compatibility issues. Some software that has not been updated since 2016 still does not trust our ISRG Root X1 root certificate. Most notably, this includes versions of Android prior to 7.1.1. This means that these older versions of Android will no longer trust certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.
” Although the agreement with IdenTrust ends in September 2021, let’s encrypt stop cross default signature from 11 January 2021.Let’s Encrypt points out that 33.8% of Android devices are running version 7.1 or earlier, and will therefore be impacted by this change. They will experience certificate errors and will no longer be able to visit many websites secured by Let’s Encrypt from 2021.Owners of older versions of Android will therefore have to update their phone if they do not want to be faced with this type of problem or get a newer one compatible with the latest Android 11 update .The only solution offered by Let’s Encrypt is to install Firefox Mobile, which supports Android 5.0 and above. The CA states that Firefox is currently the only browser that comes with its own list of trusted root certificates.
Problems accessing secure websites from 2021
Let’s Encrypt explains that therefore “anyone who installs the latest version of Firefox benefits from an up-to-date list of trusted certification authorities, even if their operating system is outdated.” This might fix mobile browsing issues, but users might still experience certificate errors on phone apps.Almost all new car models are now equipped with a voice assistant, as natural language understanding technologies have evolved considerably. We are talking more and more about autonomous cars equipped with voice technologies, however the assistant does not intervene only in autonomous cars. Its role is to inform and make driving safer. It goes without saying that being at the wheel of a car can represent dangers, just like what surrounds the driver: passenger, other motorists, bad weather…. Voice assistants, in conjunction with other car applications,
The assistant therefore guarantees better safety on board but is also a business issue for brands. Indeed, using the usual applications of a voice assistant from your car is possible. Write a message, consult the news, do your shopping … Finally, it is also a commercial advantage for car manufacturers, who seek to differentiate themselves and bring new experiences to customers, while riding the wave of the “help” and “security” asset. Finally, the voice UX specific to voice assistants is a crucial issue, on the one hand because it must take into account the safety issues related to driving, and on the other hand the user experience which must be the simplest and fastest. possible, so as not to distract the driver. We can imagine that on board autonomous cars,
More than a third of affected Android devices
Just like for the car, the voice is part of the revolution underway in the health sector, and more specifically in Medtech. Never have so many projects been carried out and developed as since the start of the global pandemic. The voice was indeed illustrated at the start of confinement in France, via the interactive voice server AlloCovid. The research carried out and the creation of algorithms have enabled various stakeholders (AlloMédia, Oui SNCF, Inserm, etc.) to deploy a large-scale automated listening and advice platform. In fact, 1,000 voice robots are capable of responding at the same time to 1,000 people potentially positive for COVID-19, and of directing them to the right actions to take: take a test, do not worry, and even to automatically call the SAMU if the person on the phone has audible respiratory distress. This very powerful tool has notably made it possible to save human time in diagnoses or to reassure people.
On another scale, speech-to-text , which is a technology that consists of transcribing oral speech into writing, allows the medical profession to automatically type their medical reports. This feat not only automatically updates patient records, analyzes them more quickly, but also allows you to spend more time with patients – or see more of them. A Boston hospital has set up a voice application, via Amazon’s Alexa, to respond to parents of postoperative cardiac children and thus ensure follow-up. Amazon, like Google and undoubtedly other GAFAMs, have understood that investing in connected health via voice is a promising market. Finally, in its white paper on voice assistants published last September, the CNIL predicts that in 2023 the CPAM will launch the operation “My attending physician is a chatbot”.