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France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears

The French government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encryp

France wants to become an artificial intelligence hub

Emmanuel Macron and his government are launching a big initiative around artificial intelligence today. They want to turn France into one of the leading countries when it comes to artificial intellige

Amazon partners with French retailer Monoprix to launch Prime Now grocery deliveries in Paris

Amazon’s business in France is taking a big step forward after announcing a new deal today with retail giant Monoprix to deliver groceries through Prime Now. The service will begin serving Prime Now

Amazon settles tax optimization dispute with French authorities

Amazon has signed an undisclosed deal with the French tax authorities, Amazon told the AFP. From 2006 to 2010, Amazon operated in France using its subsidiary in Luxembourg. This way, the company could

France’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on upcoming digital policies

Mahjoubi joined Emmanuel Macron’s team as the person in charge of all things digital while Macron was campaigning to become France’s President. He joined the French government immediately after th

France Digitale wants to teach French parliament members about tech

France Digitale presented its roadmap for the upcoming 12 months. France Digitale is an association that acts as a lobbying organization when it comes to defending the interests of the startup communi

Google is launching an AI research center in France and expanding its office

Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a blog post about Google’s investments in France. In addition to growing Google’s current teams, the company is going to create a new research center dedicated to ar

Facebook expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook has announced it's expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its "ambition" is to train 300,000 people across six EU

France’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on French startups

More than 270 French startups flew all the way to Las Vegas for CES 2018. And France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came there to support them. I had the opportunity to sit

Euveka’s shape-shifting robotic mannequin could streamline the fashion and wearable industries

Some ideas you hear and they immediately make sense. Some take a minute, but the more you think about them, the better they seem. Euveka, a mannequin for clothing designers that can change shape and s

France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint

French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports.

France says anti-fake news election law incoming

France's president has said he plans to introduce new legislation aimed at curbing the spread of online fake news during election periods. 

Crunch Report | Sequoia Capital’s Next Fund Could Be $5 Billion

Daimler acquires a majority stake in an Uber competitor in France, Sequoia Capital's next fund could be a $5 billion one and an iced tea company changes its name to Long Blockchain and its value skyro

France puts Facebook on notice over WhatsApp data transfers

Facebook and WhatsApp have been issued with formal notices by France's data protection watchdog warning that data transfers being carried out for 'business intelligence' purposes currently lack a lega

New AWS Paris region makes it easier for customers to follow France’s data privacy rules

Amazon Web Services launched a new region in Paris today to serve customers in the European Union. This is AWS’ fourth region in the EU after Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. One advantage o

Le Collectionist raises $10M to expand luxury travel platform and offices globally

There are many solutions when a traveler wants to rent a property: websites like Airbnb, local agents, hotels, private properties to name the obvious. When it comes to luxury properties, the options b

France’s climate plan includes ending fossil fuel vehicle sales by 2040

Just one day after we found out that Volvo intends to stop selling cars with exclusively internal combustion engine drivetrains by 2019, France’s minister of the environment Nicolas Hulot has de

UK and France to jointly pressure tech firms over extremist content

The leader of the UK's new minority government, Theresa May, is in France today for talks with her French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, and the pair are slated to launch a joint crack down on online e

French presidential frontrunner Macron’s emails leaked after alleged hack

Private emails from the campaign of the leading candidate in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, have been posted online by an unknown source. The politician confirmed the leak in a state

French presidential candidate Macron talks tough on tech firms over terrorism

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platfo
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