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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 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] 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 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 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 …

Google Makes Deal In “Jewish” Autocomplete Case Google Makes Deal In “Jewish” Autocomplete Case
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Back in April, Google was sued (again) over something that’s really not their fault. Or is it? Several French anti-discrimination groups, including SOS Racisme, accused Google of “creating probably the greatest Jewish history file ever,” and said that French Google …

Blizzard Facing Investigations In France, Germany Over Diablo III Blizzard Facing Investigations In France, Germany Over Diablo III
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Diablo III was a huge success for Blizzard. It sold over one million units at retail in its first month in the U.S. alone. The last PC title to do that was, well, StarCraft II. The launch wasn’t free of …

Google Finally Strikes Deal With France to Digitize Out-of-Print Books Google Finally Strikes Deal With France to Digitize Out-of-Print Books

Google has been trying to bring more material to their book scanning archives for years, but they have been met with a lot of resistance. Both in the United States and France, Google has sifted through countless lawsuits in attempt …

Cool Movie Posters Make Me Want To Hoard Movie Items Cool Movie Posters Make Me Want To Hoard Movie Items

(image) Classic movies have a way of bringing out emotions that as an adult we hardly ever feel anymore. When you think of Raiders of the lost Ark or The last Crusade or Batman, it brings me back to when …

Google Seeks Greater Freedom in France Google Seeks Greater Freedom in France

Back in 2008, French TV network TF1 sued YouTube for copyright infringement, for hosting clips of some of its shows, including La Môme and Halloween. A judge in Paris finally dismissed the case on Tuesday, and Google is calling for …

‘The Dictator’ Salutes Dominique Strauss-Kahn ‘The Dictator’ Salutes Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The Dictator congratulates Socialist leader Francois Hollande for his victory over Nicholas Sarkozy in France’s recent presidential election. Though, he says he doesn’t hold a candle to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who “has some of the best rape excuses he has ever …

Google Sued Over “Jewish” Autocomplete Suggestions Google Sued Over “Jewish” Autocomplete Suggestions
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If you’ve spent any time on humor sites, forums, or user-submitted content aggregators like reddit, you have probably seen Google’s autocomplete search feature used as a tool for discovering the sometimes fascinating, sometimes downright odd, and oftentimes frightening collective queries …

French Tweeters Use Code Words to Flout Election News Ban French Tweeters Use Code Words to Flout Election News Ban

Last week French Twitter users were warned against reporting results from the French Presidential election before polls were closed. France has a strict law banning exit poll results from being published or broadcasted before voting has ended. It was asserted …

French Twitter and Facebook Users Warned Against Posting Election Exit Polls French Twitter and Facebook Users Warned Against Posting Election Exit Polls
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Kim Wilsher of The Guardian is reporting on the conflict between the instant communication social media enables and the French government. With the French presidential election beginning this week, there are worries that a French law designed to prevent the …

Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy
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Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the …