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Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France
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Google has expanded its car insurance rate comparison tool in France at its Google.fr domain. The feature was spotted by blogger Quentin Ducreux Lerebours at Rude Baguette. He writes: For now, users can get price comparisons for only 7 companies …

Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s …

Paris Train Derailment: At Least 7 Dead In Chaotic Scene Paris Train Derailment: At Least 7 Dead In Chaotic Scene

A train has derailed in Paris, leaving 7 people dead and several more injured, authorities say. The passenger train was carrying 385 people and was head to Limoges when two of the cars derailed and took others along with it. …

CERN to Open For Tourists in September CERN to Open For Tourists in September

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced it will be opening its doors to the public this fall. On September 28 to 29, the organization’s installations, including the Large Hadron Collider, will be open for tourists and gawkers …

3D Printed Fashion Is Back With These Wild Shoes 3D Printed Fashion Is Back With These Wild Shoes

Fashion shows are weird. Half of the clothing shown at the events are never commercialized, but are rather just an excuse for a designer to get all post-modern on some fabric. We haven’t seen anything quite like that in the …

Google May Have To Pay Fines In Europe If It Doesn’t Alter Its Privacy Policy Google May Have To Pay Fines In Europe If It Doesn’t Alter Its Privacy Policy

Early last year, Google implemented a new privacy policy, which involved consolidating the policies of many of its various products into one main one to span its various offerings, effectively making Google itself a more unified experience. The policy change, …

Lourdes Flooding Kills 1, Closes Pilgrimage Sites Lourdes Flooding Kills 1, Closes Pilgrimage Sites
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Heavy rains in the southwestern French town of Lourdes have caused massive flooding, closing down a Catholic holy site and killing at least one person. According to France 24, the flooding has closed down the Sanctuary of Our Lady of …

Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users
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Twitter has lost its latest appeal in a racist tweet controversy that’s persisted for nearly 8 months. According to a French court, following French law is not optional for U.S.-based Twitter, and they will be compelled to turn over the …

Pinterest Launches New French-Focused Version with More Local Content Pinterest Launches New French-Focused Version with More Local Content

L’histoire, les arts, la cuisine et la mode…depuis l’année dernière Pinterest a été traduit en Français mais la langue n’est qu’un élément de la vaste culture Française. C’est pourquoi nous lançons en France une nouvelle version localisée de Pinterest, créée …

France: Sarin Gas Attacks Confirmed in Syria France: Sarin Gas Attacks Confirmed in Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius this week confirmed that the nerve gas sarin has been used during the ongoing Syrian civil war. According to a Guardian report, both the British and French governments claim to have found evidence for sarin …

James Lipton Says He Was a Pimp in France James Lipton Says He Was a Pimp in France

James Lipton is best known for hosting the TV show Inside the Actors Studio, in which he conducts serious interviews with big-name Hollywood actors and actresses. It turns out, however, that the 86-year-old Lipton has a much more interesting past …

Paris: Riots Follow Saint-Germain Soccer Victory Paris: Riots Follow Saint-Germain Soccer Victory
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French soccer team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) locked up its first Ligue 1 title in nearly 20 years this weekend, sending the team to the Champions League group stage and prompting celebration in Paris. Unfortunately, police and soccer fans did not …

Woman Eaten by Vultures Stirs Protected Species Debate Woman Eaten by Vultures Stirs Protected Species Debate
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A woman hiking in the Pyrenees mountains in France who fell to her death is igniting a debate over a protected species of vulture. According to an International Business Times report, a 52-year-old woman fell down a 300-meter cliff while …

Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users
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Twitter is being sued in France for failing to disclose the identities of users wrapped up in an anti-Semitic hashtag controversy that has spanned five months. Here’s my attempt to make a long story short: Back in October of 2012, …

CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action

Earlier this month, French privacy watchdog CNIL was pressing Google on privacy changes again, putting out a statement saying it was determined to act and pursue investigations. At the time, Google shared the following statement (via TechCrunch): “Our privacy policy …

CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy
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French privacy watchdog CNIL is press Google on privacy changes again, several months after it called on the company to give users more control. As you may know, Google consolidated a slew of its various privacy policies last year into …

Don’t Expect Google To Fund Publishers All Over The World Don’t Expect Google To Fund Publishers All Over The World
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Earlier this month, Google announced an agreement with publishers in France, which involves Google creating a €60 million fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” The agreement came after a …

Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France
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It looks like Google is paying to link to French publishers’ content. Google and publishers in France have not been seeing eye to eye for quite some time. In October, the company spoke out about a proposal by French lawmakers, …

Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die

The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) in France this week suspended sales of an acne drug linked to the deaths of several women. The drug, Diane-35, is a hormonal acne treatment, but was begin …

Should Internet Data Be Taxed? Should Internet Data Be Taxed?
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French President François Hollande commissioned a report that was presented last Friday, which describes a new Internet tax that would attempt to collect revenue from Internet companies based on the amount of users whose data they track and monetize. Should …

French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’ French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’
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In an attempt to “encourage the presence of the French language on social media networks” against the influx of English language domination of the web, as well as to just be plain difficult, the French government is suggesting that people …