Stories about France

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

In wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market

France Sees Sharp Rise in Blocked and De-listed Websites

Authorities have blocked or de-listed more than 2,700 websites in the fight against child pornography and terrorism, but with little oversight.

A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France's Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’

Gaspard Glantz, Taranis News site creator and video reporter focusing on protest movements in France is facing legal challenges that constraint his work.

Netizen Report: Medium Stands Up for Malaysian Investigative Journalists

The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.

Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference

Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.

Lost in the Web: Navigating the Legal Maze Online

Media lawyer and human rights expert Nani Jansen gives an overview of censorship and online speech regulation across the globe.

Netizen Report: Are France’s Human Rights Commitments Crumbling Post-Charlie?

France ups the ante with more anti-terror measures, GreatFire.org suffers and massive DDoS attack, and India welcomes good news for free expression, for once.

Netizen Report: Art, Sex and the Social Web

Artists face censorship on Facebook and US Senator Ron Wyden points out that sometimes, cybersecurity really does mean surveillance.

Wave of Arrests in France for ‘Advocating Terrorism’ After Charlie Hebdo Attack

Since the attacks last January, over 100 criminal charges have been filed for terrorism advocacy in France, occasionally against minors, oftentimes for reasons that have little to do with the...

Netizen Report: Post-Charlie Chilling Effects Take Shape Worldwide

This week, we look at reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attack from Russia, the UK and across the EU -- and the ramifications the attack could have for digital rights.

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