French courts surrender to Google
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American megacompanies are tax-free


Google won its fight against $1.3 billion French tax bill after a court rejected claims the search engine giant abused loopholes to avoid paying its fair share.

How Macon’s IT crowd saw off the Russian hackers
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Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg


A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.

Russian hackers, Wikileaks and Far Right game French election
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Even Wikileaks admits it is being played


Hackers working for Tsar Putin had another go at gaming an election with its usual partners of Far Right groups and Wikileaks.

Facebook steps up fake news monitoring
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More than 30,000 fake accounts linked to the French election

Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

Rogue fanboy crushes Apple store with his giant balls
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Revenge over payment issue

A French man decided to  crush an Apple store with his huge balls of steel.

Intel goes atomic over low-powered chips
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Ironically a week after killing two Atom chips


Just a week after killing off two generations of Atom mobile chips, Chipzilla has teamed up with a French atomic energy lab to look at future low-power mobile technologies.

France demands $1.76 billion back taxes from Google
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Unless it surrenders at the last minute

The French government has sent Google a bill for back taxes of 1.6 billion euros.

France says "non" to Assange asylum
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An asylum full of Assanges? That is an Ecuadorian Embassy isn't it? 

The French government will not surrender to the mighty ego of Julian Assange nor will it grant him asylum as a political refugee.

French Magazine busted for writing about piracy
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Liberté de la presse

The French have surrendered any concept of a free press to silence a magazine that wrote about pirated film, television, and music.

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