Google has been fined $56.8 million by privacy regulators in France, marking the country’s first use of the tough new privacy rules enacted in Europe last year. Specifically, the company is accused of violating provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by using, without proper consent, the private data of users to craft personalized ads; and by burying key privacy disclosures pages deep, amid oceans of text. Continue reading Google Fined $57 Million for Burying Privacy Terms Where Users Won’t Find Them
In what was either cosmic irony or a case of criminals being a bit too on-the-nose, a stockpile of cocaine worth $56 million was found this week in France…in a Coca-Cola factory.
According to city officials, at least 73 people are dead in Nice, France, after a driver plowed a truck through a crowd during a Bastille Day parade, iTele reports. Authorities have characterized the incident as “an attack” and are urging people to stay indoors.
Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday as they secured their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.
A new fossil found in France is almost a spider, but not quite.
The arachnid, locked in iron carbonate for 305 million years, reveals the stepwise evolution of arachnids into spiders. Dubbed Idmonarachne brasieri after the Greek mythological figure Idmon, father of Arachne, a weaver turned into a spider by a jealous goddess, the “almost spider” lacks only the spinnerets that spiders use to turn silk into webs.
- More than 100 people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris.
- Attackers held dozens of hostages in a concert hall. Police raided the theater, and all the attackers are believed to be dead.
- French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and said the country would tighten border controls as it searches for accomplices.