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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 …

Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court
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Twitter is once again going to be forced to make a decision on how far they will go to protect the privacy rights of its users, thanks to a ruling made today by a French court. The court ruled that …

Google Adds German-Franco Partnership Exhibitions To Cultural Institute Google Adds German-Franco Partnership Exhibitions To Cultural Institute

Last summer, Google launched the World Wonders Project as part of the Google Cultural Institute. In October, the company announced the addition of 42 new historical online exhibitions to the Institute. Last month, Google helped bring Genesis and the Ten …

#Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users #Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users
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A French anti-discrimination group is holding Twitter’s feet to the fire, demanding that the social media site reveal the identities of a handful of users who posted anti-Semitic tweets during the lifespan of a racial-charged trending hashtag back in October. …

Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers? Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?
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In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, …

Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France
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In addition to publisher-related issues Google is facing in France, it is also having some tax related issues. Tax related issues that could amount to about $1.3 billion. Direction générale des finances (essentially the French IRS) may order Google France …

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right? Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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A week ago, we wrote about the battles Google is facing with publishers, specifically in France and Brazil. In France, lawmakers have poposed a law which would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content just so …

Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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Google prepared a note about a proposal by French lawmakers and backed by French news publsihers, which want search engines to license all of their content. Publishers want to be paid for the privilege of linking to their content. Obviously, …

Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic Tweets After Pressure from French Groups Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic Tweets After Pressure from French Groups

Apparently, it’s censorship week at Twitter. Earlier this week, we told you that Twitter was under fire from French anti-discrimination groups over a series of unsavory tweets stemming from a particular hashtag. The groups accused Twitter of allowing a “competition …

Twitter Under Fire in France Over Anti-Semitic Hashtag Twitter Under Fire in France Over Anti-Semitic Hashtag
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If you know Twitter, you know that there are plenty of racist, discriminatory, and downright unsavory tweets floating around. When you give millions of people the ability to say whatever they want with a few flicks of their thumbs, it’s …

Google Maps Goes Indoors In France Google Maps Goes Indoors In France

Google announced that it is expanding its indoor maps feature to France. Google has included over 50 French venues in the offering. “Now, even if you’re visiting one of these large, well-trafficked places for the first time, you can navigate …

French Privacy Authority CNIL Wants Google’s Street View Data French Privacy Authority CNIL Wants Google’s Street View Data

Google has reportedly been asked to provide CNIL, a privacy watchdog in France, with data it collected from Street View, which it has not deleted. Last week, reports emerged that the company acknowledged that it had not kept a promise …

Google May Have To Start Censoring Search Results In France Google May Have To Start Censoring Search Results In France
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The entertainment industry has a bone to pick with Google. They feel that the search engine directly aids in helping people pirate content on the Web. While there are some legitimately good ideas out there to compete with piracy, the …

Watch Out Nike: 3D Printers Are Gunning For Your Job Watch Out Nike: 3D Printers Are Gunning For Your Job
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I’m not a “shoe” person, though I understand why one would have an obsession with the mound of leather and rubber we put on our feet. When a person wears a good pair of shoes, they can look great and …

French Gunmen Steal Truck Full Of Apple Computers
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A trio of masked gunmen stole a truck full of Apple computers in France. The truck was traveling through Aulnay-sous-Bois in Seine-Saint-Denis near Paris when three men carrying assault rifles forced the truck to a stop. They left the driver …

Sagan Wins Tour De France’s Crash Marred 3rd Stage [Video]
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Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more. The Tour De France is considered the race to end all races. It is 3 weeks long and on average travels approximately 2,000 miles over 21 days. Some days …

Tour De France 2012: Cavendish Wins Stage Two

Mark Cavendish won the second leg of the Tour de France, according to AP, which is mostly a flat race across Belgium. The 27 year old received little help from his team. Sky team are concentrating on helping Wiggins become …

Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol
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Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) has released a study saying that more than half of leading colas contain the minute traces of alcohol. The study found that even the big brands, like Coke and Pepsi, contain .0001 percent or …