Bouygues says France should postpone 5G auction to year-end because of COVID-19 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

France should postpone its planned auction of 5G frequencies to late 2020 or early 2021 because of uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the head of one of France’s top conglomerates said on Saturday. In February, French telecoms regulator Arcep had said it was hoping to award the 5G licences by June, but after France went […]

France to go ahead with digital tax this year – Finance- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

France will go ahead with its tax on big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on the issue, its finance minister said on Thursday. France offered in January to suspend until the end of the year instalments of its tax on big digital companies’ income in France […]

France orders social media firms to delete certain content within one hour or face fines- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

France has passed a new law that requires social media companies to remove certain content within one hour or face heavy fines. The regulation requires firms like Facebook and Twitter to delete hate speech and illegal content from their platforms, with potential fines now capped at €1.25 million (£1m). Hateful content includes racism, sexual discrimination […]

France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Social networks and other online content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine of up to 4 percent of their global revenue under a French law voted in on Wednesday. For other “manifestly illicit” content, companies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and […]

France deals blow to Amazon as warehouses remain shut – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

France has rejected a request from e-commerce giant Amazon to tap a state-funded scheme to subsidise furloughed employees at its six closed warehouses in the country. Amazon’s French warehouses, which employ about 10,000 people on permanent and interim contracts, have been shut since April 16 after court rulings ordered the company to limit deliveries to […]

France launches AI voice assistant to help coronavirus patients – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

French researchers on Monday launched a voice assistant that can help callers suffering from potential coronavirus symptoms and direct them towards emergency services or their doctors using artificial intelligence. Anybody in France can now ring the “AlloCovid” service developed by French research institute INRIA, the University of Paris and French railway company SNCF, the group […]