Remote working put to the test during lockdown: what lessons can we learn for remote working in the future?
Recent analyses from the French Statistical Office for Labour and Employment (DARES)  are a reminder of the low rate of remote working in France. In 2017, only 3% of employees worked remotely at least one day a week, where this is understood as a form of work organisation that: requires the use of digital […]
Research blog / Artificial Intelligence
Draw to sign in
The PIN is dead, long live the PIN! Thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI), your phone is now able to recognise your handwriting. A new mobile app developed by a team of researchers from Rennes, France  will allow you to log in by writing on your smartphone. Replacing the famous virtual keyboard used for typing […]
Between connection and disconnection: how to regulate working practices?
The development of remote working, accelerated by the digital development, is reshaping the boundaries between private and professional lives, with an ever more continuous connection.
Differential Privacy or how to anonymize datas while managing its usage?
Is it possible to identify one person whose data are scrambled among numerous data? Is it possible to cross multiple different anonymous data sources with different formats to reidentify one person? Yes it is and some articles have shown it. That’s why anonymization technologies are evolving to bring always more privacy guarantees and Differential Privacy is […]
Smarter society / Security
Sébastien Canard, a cryptographer who is good for you
In the early 2000s, Sébastien Canard is offered a thesis at Orange. His supervisor is none other than the eminent Marc Girault, expert in cryptography who manages the R&D of the group: “Marc Girault is a bit like my mentor. He taught me cryptography and I often had the opportunity to work with him. “After […]
Sajida Zouarhi, a PhD student takes us inside the universe of blockchain
Every year, Orange Labs recruits around forty PhD students specialised in various fields, integrated in a research team and supervised by the company and a research laboratory. In 2014, Sajida Zouarhi was one of these students, thanks to a thesis on the “guarantee of quality of service for critical data transmission”. A subject which gave her […]
Jean-Jacques Schwartzmann builds your profile, using your smartphone
“I genuinely consider myself to be an official member of France Telecom”, he said with a grin. Jean-Jacques Schwartzmann joined Orange Labs Caen in 1988. At that time, it was a SEPT (Joint Research Department of La Poste and France Telecom), and it was there that he entered into the game. “I started working on […]
Better me / Well Being
Disconnection: a right and a duty…?
There have been over 20 million smartphones sold. It is in 2015 that the milestone was reached for the first time in France. An increase of 7% compared to the previous year, according to the firm GfK. A growing trend is confirmed in the uses: 62% of French people own a smartphone while one out […]
Better me / Quantified Self
Quantified self: six questions for Anne-Sylvie Pharabod, sociologist in the SENSE laboratory at Orange Labs and co-author of a study on quantified self practices.
Identity Management for Web Communications
“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” was the caption for one of the most famous New Yorker cartoons (drawn by Peter Steiner in 1993). More than 20 years later, assurance of user identity remains a challenge, and user impersonations are more frequent. Now, Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is adding Web users to the already fragmented […]