Amazon coins it in during French lock-down
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Activity boosted by 50 percent

Online retail giant Amazon, which has been operating during the French lockdown, has seen a boost in activity by 40-50 per cent.

Apple under antitrust pressure from French firms
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Advertisers up in arms

The French competition bureau has received complaints from publishers and advertising firms alleging that Apple is busting their collective asses.

Facebook surrenders to France
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Zuckerberg agrees to actually pay back taxes

Facebook's French subsidiary has agreed to pay more than $118 million in back taxes, including a penalty, after a ten year audit of its accounts by French tax authorities.

France will not surrender to America on Huawei
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We leave all the surrendering to the British these days

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that France would not ban China’s Huawei from investing in the country, in contrast to Britain which has decided to purge the firm’s equipment from its 5G network by 2027.

Amazon stops shipping non-essential products to Italy and France
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My back stretcher has been delayed

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

French allowed to trawl social media for tax evaders
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Constitutional court surrenders

The French courts have surrendered to plans by its government to trawl social media to detect tax avoidance.

US bullies France for daring to tax US tech
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Kicking them in the exports to make them surrender to US forces

The US government may punish France for insisting that its huge tech companies pay a tiny amount of tax.

France's 5G spectrum will be cheap as chips
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A snip at 2.17 billion euros

Frances’s 5G spectrum will be sold at a base price of 2.17 billion euros ($2.4 billion), a minister said, which means that telcos will not have to spend so much to get up and running.

French officers of the Lure take control of botnet
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Removed the malware from victims over the pheun

French police, with help from an antivirus firm, took control of a server that was used by cybercriminals to spread a worm programmed to mine cryptocurrency from more than 850,000 computers.

France and US do deal over big tech tax
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They will pay but can deduct it later

France and the United States have reached a deal to end a standoff over a French tax on big internet companies, French President Emmanuel Macron said.