French say "non" to US computers in schools
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Wednesday, 23 November 2022 11:52

French say "non" to US computers in schools


We 'ave no intention of giving our data to you 'amburger eaters

The French minister of national education and youth is banning the use of US based computers which send data to the land of the fee.

Germany and French watchdogs ignored data protection rules
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Companies win

European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued rulings that limit indiscriminate data retention in France and Germany after several watchdogs ignored them

France surrenders on biometric testing
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Monday, 08 August 2022 10:53

France surrenders on biometric testing


Government wants to know where its citizens are at all times in case they are building a guillotine 

The French government is so worried that its citizens might revolt and chop off their heads in the roundabout in the Place de la Concorde that they are spending a fortune on new biometric cards to keep an eye on them.

French cuts Russian staff from network
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Friday, 11 March 2022 12:06

French cuts Russian staff from network


Excusez-moi, we just don’t trust you anymore.

France's largest bank BNP Paribas has cut off its Russia-based workforce from its internal computer systems in a move to defend itself against a cyberattack.

French fine Google 500 million euro
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Wednesday, 14 July 2021 12:14

French fine Google 500 million euro


Failed to negotiate fair deals with news publishers


Google was fined 500 million euro ($593 million) Tuesday by French competition regulators for failing to comply with an order to negotiate fair deals with news publishers for the use of their content.

French surrender to Apple over privacy enhancements
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Nothing to suggest that it is a move by an evil monopoly

The French Competition Authority refused to tell Apple to hold off implementing the changes, which will stop apps tracking iPhone and iPad users without their explicit consent, or force Apple to negotiate with app developers.

Amazon coins it in during French lock-down
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Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:21

Amazon coins it in during French lock-down


Activity boosted by 50 percent

Online retail giant Amazon, which has been operating during the French lockdown, has seen a boost in activity by 40-50 per cent.

Apple under antitrust pressure from French firms
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Advertisers up in arms

The French competition bureau has received complaints from publishers and advertising firms alleging that Apple is busting their collective asses.

Facebook surrenders to France
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:52

Facebook surrenders to France


Zuckerberg agrees to actually pay back taxes

Facebook's French subsidiary has agreed to pay more than $118 million in back taxes, including a penalty, after a ten year audit of its accounts by French tax authorities.

France will not surrender to America on Huawei
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We leave all the surrendering to the British these days

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that France would not ban China’s Huawei from investing in the country, in contrast to Britain which has decided to purge the firm’s equipment from its 5G network by 2027.