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Uber fined 800,000 euro in France
Uber fined 800,000 euro in France
Uber has been fined €800,000 ($907,000) in France over its cheap UberPop service, a service that was banned in 2014. UberPop connected app ...... 09 Jun 2016 - 3 comments
France demanding nearly $2 billion in back taxes from Google
France demanding nearly $2 billion in back taxes from Google
According to the French finance ministry, the country is seeking $1.76 billion in back taxes from search giant Google - not the first time a ...... 27 Feb 2016
Netflix now available in France
Netflix now available in France
For the last few years, Netflix has been quietly and not-so-quietly expanding into Europe. As of this week, the streaming giant has made ...... 16 Sep 2014
Google fined €150k for ignoring French data protection watchdog
Google fined €150k for ignoring French data protection watchdog
Google has been fined €150,000 by a French watchdog after it ignored a three month ultimatum to bring its privacy policies in line with French law. ...... 09 Jan 2014 - 4 comments
French organization wants to tax media giants like Facebook, YouTube
French organization wants to tax media giants like Facebook, YouTube
French independent broadcasting authority, the Superior Council of Audiovisual, says it wants to tax all media companies so they can contribute ...... 29 Dec 2013 - 1 comment
France fines Google over data privacy violations
France fines Google over data privacy violations
French authorities have announced that they are fining Google over $400,000 for data privacy violations. The National Commission on Computing ...... 28 Sep 2013 - 1 comment
France probes Apple contracts with mobile providers
France probes Apple contracts with mobile providers
A French regulatory body is investigating conditions in Apple contracts with national mobile providers that sell its iPhones. DGCCRF is investigating ...... 26 Sep 2013
France kills off its three-strikes piracy law
France kills off its three-strikes piracy law
A number of years ago, the French government enacted a new law that would punish repeat offenders for piracy violations. Internet users who ...... 09 Jul 2013 - 7 comments
Google's privacy policies targeted in France, Spain
Google's privacy policies targeted in France, Spain
Google has once against come under fire in Europe, with France and Spain probing its change to its privacy policies, made in 2012. The search ...... 22 Jun 2013 - 1 comment
France seeks ban on Amazon book discounts, free delivery bundle
France seeks ban on Amazon "book discounts, free delivery bundle"
The French government is planning to introduce new restrictions that would stop Amazon from being able to offer discounts on books, while also ...... 22 Jun 2013
Twitter ordered to identify racists in France
Twitter ordered to identify racists in France
Twitter has been ordered by a French court to reveal the identities of users who posted anti-Semitic tweets on the service. The Paris High ...... 14 Jun 2013
France to impose 'culture tax' on smartphones, tablets?
France to impose 'culture tax' on smartphones, tablets?
The French government is reportedly flirting with the idea of taxing popular consumer electronics products as a way to maintain funding for ...... 13 May 2013 - 3 comments
France to make large investment in high-speed broadband for citizens
France to make large investment in high-speed broadband for citizens
French president François Hollande has announced this week that the government will make a large investment to ensure that every household in ...... 22 Feb 2013
Google settles with French book publishers
Google settles with French book publishers
Google has settled a long-standing dispute with French book publishers and authors over the unauthorized digitization of out-of-print works. ...... 02 Feb 2013
France to use new word for Twitter term 'hashtag'
France to use new word for Twitter term 'hashtag'
France's Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie has announced that they do not appreciate the term "hashtag" on Twitter and will ...... 27 Jan 2013 - 8 comments
Nexus 4 demand is way higher than Google ever imagined
Nexus 4 demand is way higher than Google ever imagined
Demand for the Google Nexus 4 is way higher than the company had expected or hoped. As we have written multiple times here at AfterDawn, ...... 22 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
Apple Store in Paris robbed on New Year's Eve
Apple Store in Paris robbed on New Year's Eve
While police were otherwise occupied at more crowded areas, masked men robbed an Apple Store in Paris, France on New Year's Eve. The thieves ...... 02 Jan 2013 - 5 comments
French accuse U.S. of hacking former president Sarkozy's PCs
French accuse U.S. of hacking former president Sarkozy's PCs
The French cyber-warfare agency has accused the U.S. of hacking into former president Nicolas Sarkozy's PCs. Computers of the president and ...... 22 Nov 2012 - 3 comments
French anti-piracy agency in funding cut, but will expand operations
French anti-piracy agency in funding cut, but will expand operations
France cuts anti-piracy agency's funding by 23 percent. Hadopi is the entity responsible for fighting piracy by Internet users. Its actions ...... 25 Oct 2012
Warner inks pay TV deal with Canal Plus
Warner inks pay TV deal with Canal Plus
Warner Bros. Entertainment has signed a new pay TV deal with French media giant Canal Plus that will give Canal's subscribers access to new ...... 09 Oct 2012 - 1 comment
HADOPI only ever got to 'three strikes' under 400 times
HADOPI only ever got to 'three strikes' under 400 times
HADOPI, the French anti-piracy agency in charge of sending out warning letters and eventually kicking pirates off the Internet for 'three strikes,' ...... 08 Sep 2012 - 3 comments
Nexus 7 makes its way to Germany, Spain and France
Nexus 7 makes its way to Germany, Spain and France
Google has announced that the popular Nexus 7 tablet is now available in Germany, Spain and France. Until today, the device had only been ...... 29 Aug 2012
Google Nexus 7 headed to European nations on September 3rd
Google Nexus 7 headed to European nations on September 3rd
The Google Nexus 7 will make its way to France and other European nations beginning on September 3rd. Fnac, one of the larger retailers in ...... 22 Aug 2012
Is this the end of French anti-P2P agency Hadopi?
Is this the end of French anti-P2P agency Hadopi?
During an interview this week, French minister of culture Aurélie Filippetti made some very interesting comments that imply the country will ...... 05 Aug 2012 - 1 comment
France considering an Internet tax
France considering an Internet tax
The French government is considering an Internet tax on international companies that sell online but pay much less taxes than companies with ...... 17 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
Google to meet French data regulator over Privacy Policy
Google to meet French data regulator over Privacy Policy
French regulator spearheading EU probe into Google privacy changes. In March, Google onsolidated 60 privacy policies into a single one. It ...... 16 May 2012
France will fine you $99,000 for tweeting election data
France will fine you $99,000 for tweeting election data
Until 8PM today, French politicians and citizens are forced to remain quiet, by law, about the presidential race. The candidates can not ...... 22 Apr 2012 - 6 comments
French judge says free Google maps are anticompetitive and illegal
French judge says free Google maps are anticompetitive and illegal
Google has been ordered to pay 500,000 euros in damages for offering Google Maps free of charge in France. Bottin Cartographes sued Google, ...... 02 Feb 2012 - 24 comments
Hacked anti-piracy firm gets back to work
Hacked anti-piracy firm gets back to work
Anti-piracy firm back tracking down web pirates in France. Back in May, plans to implement a three strikes policy in France that could lead ...... 26 Oct 2011 - 5 comments
French 3 strikes law used in another email scam
French 3 strikes law used in another email scam
France's 3 strikes law to combat file sharing may not be making any more money for musicians, but it has, apparently been used to line the pockets ...... 20 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
Hackers expose flaws of French 'three strikes' software
Hackers expose flaws of French 'three strikes' software
Software that would be used for France's 'three strikes' anti-piracy policy found to be tremendously flawed. Last week, plans to implement ...... 26 May 2011 - 2 comments
French regulators warn Google over ad dominance
French regulators warn Google over ad dominance
French regulators have sent a warning to Google Inc. to avoid exploiting its market position in relation to search advertising. The French ...... 17 Dec 2010
     

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