France isn’t into Microsoft collecting user data without its consent. The CNIL, France’s National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, issued a formal notice telling the company it has three months to cut it out. If Microsoft fails to comply, the CNIL will issue a sanction against the company.
According to French officials, at least 80 people are dead and 18 are in critical condition in Nice, France, after a driver plowed a truck through a crowd during a Bastille Day parade, the BBC reports. French President Francois Hollande said the attack was of a “terrorist nature.”
The talented pilots and cinematographers of France’s BigFly skillfully piloted a camera-equipped drone through the sanctuary of the 137-year-old Église Saint-Louis de Paimbœuf. Given the church is filled with priceless art and architecture, the skills needed to ensure the drone didn’t hit anything are easily as…
Over the last few days heavy flooding across France, Austria, and Germany has resulted in some scary photos, including surreal images of the Seine spilling over its banks in Paris. The river is getting a little too close for comfort for the Louvre, which is relocating some of its art.
Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into…
Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke of establishing a European manufacturing facility while attending a Tesla owners event in France. Well the people of France were listening, and it’s now reported that the government has offered the electric automaker a re-purposed nuclear power facility as a potential site…
The French migrant camp near Calais, also known as The Jungle, is currently being torn down with the help of “several hundred” riot police, according to the Wall Street Journal. And sadly it looks like a scene from John Carpenter’s 1988 horror-dystopia film They Live.
The protested become the protesters. Uber is shutting down services in Paris today, to join other drivers from across the city in protest against regulations that could hurt non-taxi driving services.
French authorities are not impressed with Facebook: The nation’s data protection authority has told the social network that it has just three months to stop tracking the browsing of non-users.
A new law passed unanimously by the French Senate makes it illegal for supermarkets to throw away or destroy unsold food. Opponents of food waste say the US should follow suit, but it’s not that simple.
Valve has come under fire from a French consumer association called UFC Que Choisir (slightly different from that other UFC). The organization litigates on behalf of the public, and they feel that Steam is letting customers down. I like what they’re trying to do, but I don’t love their chances here.
This cute, safe, hovering robot that looks like a flying marshmallow is going to reinvent drone design, its creators say.
According to French newspaper Le Monde, authorities in Paris are considereing banning the use of TOR, a service that anonymises users on the internet. It would be one of a range of measures passed in response to last month’s terror attacks, and also a difficult-to-enforce attack on internet privacy.
This is intriguing news: Ethan Hawke has joined Luc Besson’s next film, an adaptation of the 1967 graphic novel Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
At the climate talks in Paris, the French government has announced a global competition which aims to create a small electric car that will sell for under $7,500.
European Space History has just posted this awesome movie poster-like orange-blue launch photo of a historic space event that took place on November 26th way back in 1965.
On June 17, 1939, Eugen Weidmann—a slick, handsome 31-year-old German—became the last person to be publicly executed via guillotine in France. His journey toward being a trivia-question answer started with a kidnapping gone awry, and spiraled into a deadly crime spree that spanned half of 1937.
Finally admitting there’s nothing quite as painful as accidentally stepping on a plastic brick with bare feet, Lego has commissioned a limited edition run of branded slippers featuring a massive amount of padding on the underside to thoroughly protect bare feet.
A man who had just finished a call on his cell phone is alive now because of that phone, which proved a powerful shrapnel shield in a pinch.
My goal for this trip was “Don’t Die!” But, when you get the chance to ride the best trails in the world, with some of the best riders, what are you going to say? For me, it wasn’t going to be “no,” even though I wasn’t in shape and in no way a good enough rider.