France orders social media firms to delete certain content within one hour or face fines

May 14, 2020 at 01:16PM Facebook, Twitter and other platforms face fines of up to €1.25 million if they break the new law France orders social media firms to delete certain content within one hour or face fines … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: France orders social media firms to delete certain content within oneContinue reading “France orders social media firms to delete certain content within one hour or face fines”

In France, A New App Is Helping Doctors Monitor COVID-19 Patients Remotely

April 29, 2020 at 07:21PM The Covidom app allows thousands of patients with non-critical cases of COVID-19 to ride the virus out at home. They answer questions on a range of health indicators and doctors follow up by phone. In France, A New App Is Helping Doctors Monitor COVID-19 Patients Remotely…

Amazon warehouses blocked in France during Black Friday protests

November 29, 2019 at 11:07AM Activists blame retail giant for treating staff poorly and harming the planet Amazon warehouses blocked in France during Black Friday protests … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon warehouses blocked in France during Black Friday protests

Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle

September 24, 2019 at 11:40AM Politicians say there is ‘no obligation’ for search engine to extend rules outside of Europe Google will not have to extend the controversial “right to be forgotten” rules beyond Europe, following a landmark ruling by the EU’s top court. The US search giant had faced resistance from French privacy regulatorContinue reading “Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle”

France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

September 12, 2019 at 06:30PM Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at risk France has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead until concerns over consumer risk andContinue reading “France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe”

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

September 12, 2019 at 09:07AM French Finance Minister says: ‘We cannot authorise the development of Libra on European soil’ Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

French Wine Gets Caught Up In France’s New Tax On Big Tech

August 27, 2019 at 10:10AM At the G7 Summit, President Trump declined to say if he had backed down from his threat to place tariffs on French wine in retaliation for that country’s new tax on digital giants. French Wine Gets Caught Up In France’s New Tax On Big Tech…

Hoverboard carrying gun-toting ‘flying soldier’ joins France’s biggest military parade for Bastille Day

July 15, 2019 at 01:07PM French Armed Forces Minister hails it as ‘assault platform’ of the future Hoverboard carrying gun-toting 'flying soldier' joins France's biggest military parade for Bastille Day … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hoverboard carrying gun-toting 'flying soldier' joins France's biggest military parade for Bastille Day

France Approves Tax On Big Tech, And U.S. Threatens To Retaliate

July 11, 2019 at 09:08PM French officials have been frustrated that digital companies have been able to avoid taxes by establishing their European headquarters in countries that offer corporations low tax rates. France Approves Tax On Big Tech, And U.S. Threatens To Retaliate…

Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world’s most elite cyclists

July 11, 2019 at 02:12PM Apps aren’t so much what decides who wins but who loses Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world's most elite cyclists … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world'sContinue reading “Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world’s most elite cyclists”

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

July 03, 2019 at 03:59PM French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidies, tax breaks and loans to creatives who make the move across the Channel. The new campaign, “Join the Game”,Continue reading “France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers”

Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law

April 04, 2019 at 06:45PM Social media giant blocks government sponsored campaign aimed at encouraging people to vote Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law

Apple to pay 10 years of back taxes to France

February 05, 2019 at 05:03PM US tech firm has not disclosed size of settlement, but French magazine says figure is close to €500m Apple has agreed to pay 10 years worth of back taxes to France, marking the latest victory for European governments pushing tech multinationals to pay their fair share in local markets. TheContinue reading “Apple to pay 10 years of back taxes to France”

France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies

December 17, 2018 at 04:05PM Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have faltered France is to press ahead alone with a new tax on big technology companies after struggling to secure agreement for a EU-wide levy. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said he believed theContinue reading “France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies”

Google and Orange building cable between US and France

October 15, 2018 at 12:38PM The 6,600km undersea cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven Google is building over the next two years Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States. Measuring 6,600km in length,Continue reading “Google and Orange building cable between US and France”

Facebook knew its algorithm made people turn against each other but stopped research

May 28, 2020 at 11:17AM Features combating hyperpolarising content would require “a moral stance”, but a report suggests Facebook executives including Mark Zuckerberg dismissed projects Facebook knew its algorithm made people turn against each other but stopped research … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook knew its algorithm made people turn against each other butContinue reading “Facebook knew its algorithm made people turn against each other but stopped research”

Time: Australia Introduces Plan to Make Google and Facebook Pay for News Content

April 20, 2020 at 03:47AM (CANBERRA, Australia) — Global digital platforms Google and Facebook will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government said on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic causes a collapse in advertising revenue. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, known as ACCC,Continue reading “Time: Australia Introduces Plan to Make Google and Facebook Pay for News Content”

Coronavirus: ‘Amazon of Covid-19’ app sends face masks and other critical supplies to hospitals within 24 hours

April 02, 2020 at 12:52PM French startup Mirakl delivers 300,000 litres of hand sanitiser and 320,000 face masks and other protective gear in less than a week Coronavirus: 'Amazon of Covid-19' app sends face masks and other critical supplies to hospitals within 24 hours … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: 'Amazon of Covid-19' appContinue reading “Coronavirus: ‘Amazon of Covid-19’ app sends face masks and other critical supplies to hospitals within 24 hours”

Disney+ cuts streaming quality and delays French launch amid fears coronavirus could damage internet

March 23, 2020 at 08:13AM Videos to use 25% less bandwidth in attempt to stop internet companies getting overwhelmed as people work from home Disney+ cuts streaming quality and delays French launch amid fears coronavirus could damage internet … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Disney+ cuts streaming quality and delays French launch amid fears coronavirusContinue reading “Disney+ cuts streaming quality and delays French launch amid fears coronavirus could damage internet”

Time: ‘Nobody Wants To Be Alone.’ Video Chat Is Having a Moment As Millions Are Isolated

March 18, 2020 at 02:08PM Minutes after French President Emmanuel Macron declared a 15-day lockdown throughout the country on Monday night, some of us living in Paris opted to engage in one of our favorite Springtime activities: we threw a drinks party. As at any party, some of us knew each other well, and othersContinue reading “Time: ‘Nobody Wants To Be Alone.’ Video Chat Is Having a Moment As Millions Are Isolated”