France

Microsoft Invests 4 Billion Euros In France For AI, Cloud

Global spending spree from Microsoft continues, with huge investment for new data centre to drive AI and skills in France

4 weeks ago

US Urges No AI Control Of Nuclear Weapons

No skynet please. After the US, UK and France pledge human only control of nuclear weapons, China and Russia urged…

1 month ago

Amazon Challenges £28m French Fine Over Worker Monitoring

Amazon challenges 32m euro fine from France's data protection agency over 'excessive' monitoring of warehouse staff

3 months ago

Google Fined 250 Million Euros By French Competition Watchdog

Another stiff fine against Google from French officials – this time 250 million euros for breaching IP rules to train…

3 months ago

French Prosecutors Raid Huawei Office

Huawei says it is fully co-operating, after its French offices were searched last week as part of probe by financial…

4 months ago

Huawei Starts Construction Of First Overseas Plant In France

Huawei says construction of 200m euro 5G network equpment factory plant in Alsace, France, shows commitment to European market

6 months ago

EU Says No Formal Investigation Into AI Chips After Nvidia Raid

European Commission says no formal probe as yet into AI chip sector, following raid of Nvidia's offices by French competition…

8 months ago

Apple To Issue Update In France To Resolve iPhone 12 Sales Ban

After French regulator ban on sales of iPhone 12 over radiation levels, Apple readies update for that country

9 months ago

France Halts Sales Of iPhone 12, Cites Radiation Exposure

Apple is pushing back against a move by French watchdog to ban sales of Apple iPhone 12 over radiation exposure…

9 months ago

AI Discussed At UN Security Council Meeting

Amid calls for creation of UN body to oversea and govern artificial intelligence, the UN Security Council meets to discuss…

11 months ago

France Contributes 2.9bn Euros To New Chip Plant

France to contribute 2.9bn euros to planned STMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries semiconductor plant planned in Crolles

1 year ago

Twitter Head Of France Departs, Says ‘It’s Over’

Twitter head of France announces departure in tweet amidst mass sackings and advertiser pullout, saying "Goodbye, it's over"

2 years ago

Apple Wins Huge Reduction Of French Antitrust Fine

French court lowers hefty 1.1 billion euros antitrust fine down to 371.6 million euros, over alleged price fixing with resellers

2 years ago

French Publishers Sue Apple In Latest Case Over App Store Rules

French publishers sue Apple in California over App Store rules in latest case to target 'excessive' fees and commission charges

2 years ago

STMicro, GlobalFoundries Plan New French Chip Factory

New chip factory announced for France, to be located near Italian and Swiss border, will manufacturer 18-nanometer wafers

2 years ago

French Court Upholds 100m Euro Fine On Google Over Cookies

Google has been told by French court it has to pay a $112m fine, over forcing use of advertising tracking…

2 years ago

Google Faces French 150m Euro Fine For Cookie Breach

French regulator imposes 150 million euros ($169m) fine on Googe, and 60m euros fine on Meta, over complexity about refusing…

2 years ago

Google Signs Deal For News From AFP

Five year deal signed with Agence France-Presse for news content on Google, as publishing contracts continue to be signed

3 years ago

France Holds Secret Talks With Israel Over NSO Spyware

Top adviser to French President holds talks with Israeli counterpart to discuss NSO spyware allegedly targetting French government ministers

3 years ago

Facebook Agrees To Pay French Newspapers

Social network giant Facebook signs copyright deal with local publishers - this time with a group representing French national and…

3 years ago

Pegasus Spyware On Phones Of French Cabinet Ministers – Report

Traces of NSO's Pegasus spyware were allegedly found on the mobile phones of at least five current French cabinet ministers

3 years ago

Google Appeals $591m Copyright Fine From French Watchdog

'Disproportionate fine' says Google, as it files appeal against 500 million euros penalty imposed by France’s competition regulator

3 years ago

France’s Macron Changes Phone, After NSO Pegasus Report

Just in case. French President Emmanuel Macron changes both his physical phone, and his phone number, after Pegasus hack reports

3 years ago

Phone Of France’s Macron Targetted By NSO Pegasus – Report

French President Emmanuel Macron among world leaders whose phones were allegedly targetted by NSO Group's Pegasus 'spyware'

3 years ago

Google Ordered To Pay $600m By French Watchdog

Ouch. Copyright dispute over online content in France sees competition regulator impose a 500 million euro (£427m) fine on Google

3 years ago

French Telecoms Giant Altice Acquires Stake In BT

France's second largest telecoms firm Altice purchases 12 percent stake in British carrier BT, but denies takeover intentions

3 years ago

Google To Pay £189m, And Change Advertising Businesses

Landmark settlement. Google to pay 220m euros (£189m) in order to settle French antitrust charges, and agrees to make changes

3 years ago

Google To Pay £55m To French Publishers Under Copyright Deal

New copyright law spurs three-year Google deal with French national and local news publishers over online content reuse, but some…

3 years ago

Google Fined $121 Million By French Watchdog Over Cookies

Stiff financial penalty imposed on Google by French privacy watchdog, which at the time also fined Amazon over advertising cookies

4 years ago

European Commission Approves French Fibre Acquisition

Altice/SFR gets the go-ahead to buy wholesale rival Covage, but will spin off its fibre-to-the-office operations into an independent unit

4 years ago