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Google invokes free speech in French fine appeal
File photo: Philippe Huegen/AFP

"Local laws can't dictate what French Internet users can see."

French groups sue Twitter and Facebook for allowing abuse
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"It's a mystery whether moderating teams in social media are actually working."

Paris turns up pressure on Airbnb cheats
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Here's how Paris wants Airbnb cheats to turn themselves in, or perhaps their neighbours will.

Soon you can be free of annoying cold calls in France
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Sick of getting cold calls? France has some good news for you.

Cap on EU roaming charges set to kick in
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EU mobile users will soon be calling from Alicante to Zagreb at lower prices.

Paris police to invest in drones to boost security
A BRI officer works with a drone during an operation. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

It's the latest in a slew of moves to step up security in Paris.

Giraffe dung to be used to heat homes in France
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Manure from giraffes at a zoo in France will soon be warming homes in the local area.

French TV is about to change: What you need to know
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French television is majorly stepping up its game tonight. Here's what you need to know.

Low-cost option launched for Paris-Brussels trains
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Fancy travelling between Paris and Brussels for just €10?

France responds to avalanche deaths with new app
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The new smartphone app is launched amid a particularly tragic winter season.

France could fine Apple €1m unless it hacks smartphones
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France could hit Apple and Google with €1 million fines if the tech giants fail to help authorities hack into terrorists' smartphones.

France demands €1.6 billion in tax from Google
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French authorities want Google to cough up a whopping €1.6 billion in back taxes.

Eurostar launches new cross-Channel 'gift app'
Photo: AFP

Are you missing the taste of good old-fashioned Yorkshire pudding? Good news.

France rolls out fake speed cameras (but where are they?)
Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

France has began rolling out its new legion of fake speed cameras, which will soon number in the thousands, but where are they exactly?

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