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Bolivia Files Official Complaint With France Over Ghost Recon Wildlands

Who says video games can’t be serious business or the instigator of international incidents? Well, anyone who did may want to stop now, as the Bolivian government has filed an…

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French Law Requires Search Engines to Pay Royalties to Index Images

The Disruptive Competition Project(DisCo) has discovered a provision in a French law which requires search engines to pay royalties for the images they index. Although the Freedom of Creation Act…

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France Calls for Global Initiative Against Encryption

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is pushing for a global initiative to combat encrypted messaging apps. He argues that terrorists evade detection by discussing their plans using encrypted messages. “Many…

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A Discussion On Battlefield 1’s Chosen Nationalities

It’s been over a week since Battlefield 1’s gameplay was first revealed to the world, with the response so far being very positive—albeit with a few caveats. While some of the more unrealistic expectations (such as…

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Google Appeals Right to Be Forgotten Fine in France

Back in march, the French data protection authority CNIL had fined Google over $100,000 due to the company’s failure to comply with the EU directive concerning the right to be…

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France Fines Google More Than $100,000 Over Right To Be Forgotten

The French data protection authority CNIL announced that it has fined Google €100 000 or about $111 720. The fine is due to the company’s failure to comply with an EU…

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France Considers Punitive Fines To Compel Encryption Backdoors

As Apple and the FBI face off against each other over encryption, another national government is considering taking its own steps to deal with encrypted phones. A French member of…

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French Politicians Propose Ban on Linking Without Permission

French news site Numerama reports on a proposal by French politicians to ban hyperlinking to a creative work without permission (English translation by Open Media). The idea, proposed by two…

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France Rushes out Law to Censor Internet, Expand Police Power

The French activist group La Quadrature du Net reports on a recent bill adopted by the French National Assembly, which undermines judicial oversight of police searches, as well as granting…

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FBI to Increase Wiretapping, Snowden and Encryption Blamed for Paris Attacks

In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, the FBI is going to increase wiretaps on suspected ISIS sympathizers within the US. Agents told CNN that there are no known…