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Apple hit with €1.1 billion fine in France
Apple hit with €1.1 billion fine in France
Apple has been hit with a huge €1.1 billion fine by French authorities, while two wholesalers were also targeted with large fines in the country. 16 Mar 2020
Google to pay $1.1 billion to settle French tax case
Google to pay $1.1 billion to settle French tax case
Google has agreed to pay almost a billion euros to settle a tax fraud case in France, which was initiated with a raid on its French offices four years ago. 13 Sep 2019
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. 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 European nation has demanded taxes back from the company. 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. 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 to financing French culture. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 offering free delivery. 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. 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 cultural projects. 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
Country to invest €20 billion for better infrastructure 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
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