Category: France

Pandemic: France Calls on Apple and Google to Ditch Privacy Protections
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Pandemic: France Calls on Apple and Google to Ditch Privacy Protections

France has become the first country in the world to openly call on Silicon Valley tech giants to remove privacy protections during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, in order to introduce a “sovereign European health solution” that would track the movements of citizens. The French government is aiming to unveil a contact tracing app by May…

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Macron Puts France on 15-Day Lockdown in Coronavirus ‘Health War’
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Macron Puts France on 15-Day Lockdown in Coronavirus ‘Health War’

French President Emmanuel Macron has enacted measures to lock down all of France for 15 days and has declared that the country is facing a “health war” as coronavirus cases increase. The French president announced the new measures in a televised address to the French nation on Monday evening saying that the coronavirus outbreak has…

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France Refuses to Authorize Facebook Crypto Libra in Europe
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France Refuses to Authorize Facebook Crypto Libra in Europe

France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire says Facebook’s Crypto Libra won’t be allowed to develop in Europe. | Source: Shutterstock France’s Bruno Le Maire has reportedly warned that the country will block the development of Facebook’s in-house cryptocurrency, Libra, in Europe — citing threats to the “monetary sovereignty” of the continent’s governments. The Minister of…

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