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France tells Microsoft to stop collecting user data
Photo: AFP

France has ordered Microsoft to stop collecting personal data on users of its Windows 10 operating system.

The Pokémon craze
Pokémon Go: France still waiting to join the party
These Lebanese women are playing Pokémon Go, but you can't play it in France. Photo: Anwar Amro/AFP

The global gaming craze Pokémon Go is still not available in France. The reason: last week's attack in Nice.

The 16 best apps for a summer trip in France
You can use your phone for more than just selfies. Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP

Transport, food, shopping - these apps will have you covered for your summer holidays in France.

Should this be the new Metro map for Paris?
Photo: Constantine Konovalov

A new (unofficial) redesign of the Paris Metro map has just been released... and it's pretty impressive.

France lets widow have child with dead husband's sperm
An illustration of intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Photo: Wellcome Images/Flickr

A French court has ruled that the semen of a dead man can be used for artificial insemination.

French tax cops barred from using Google to probe Google
Photo: AFP

Investigators were not able to use Google to help them probe Google.

Five free smartphone apps to help you find petrol in France
Photo: CAFNR/Flickr

Looking for petrol in France? Here's how to find it with the help of your smartphone.

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
Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP

"It's a mystery whether moderating teams in social media are actually working."

Paris turns up pressure on Airbnb cheats
Photo: AFP

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
Photo: CAFNR/Flickr

Sick of getting cold calls? France has some good news for you.

Cap on EU roaming charges set to kick in
Photo: zoetnet/Flickr

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
Photo: Valerie/Flickr

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
Photo: AFP

French television is majorly stepping up its game tonight. Here's what you need to know.

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