Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

The post Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251857-french-watchdog-closes-inquiry-windows-10-announces-os-halved-data-collection?source=Computing

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Macron campaign targeted by Russia-linked hackers, experts say

The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by the shadowy Pawn Storm hacking group, according to security researcher Trend Micro.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/25/macron-campaign-targeted-by-russia-linked-hackers-experts-say.html

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Microsoft faces French fines over Windows 10 data collection

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The French have warned Microsoft to patch up its telemetry and data-gathering practices within three months or start paying fines. Many of the issues highlighted are problems US users have complained about, but it’s not clear what Microsoft intends to change.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232178-microsoft-faces-french-fines-over-windows-10-data-collection

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Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Article Image Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ec82271/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C0A70Capple0Ewatch0Ehermes0Ebands0Eto0Ebe0Esold0Eseparately0Ecome0Ein0E40Enew0Ecolors0Eon0Eapril0E19/story01.htm

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Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Article Image Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ec82271/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C0A70Capple0Ewatch0Ehermes0Ebands0Eto0Ebe0Esold0Eseparately0Ecome0Ein0E40Enew0Ecolors0Eon0Eapril0E19/story01.htm

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Apple faces $55M antitrust lawsuit in France over aggressive mobile carrier contracts

Article Image A French antitrust body this week filed suit against Apple for allegedly forcing regional wireless carriers into “unbalanced” contracts, a violation of consumer laws that could see the company pay out 48.5 million euros (about $55.3 million) in damages and fines.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ec5dc0e/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C0A60Capple0Efaces0E55m0Eantitrust0Elawsuit0Ein0Efrance0Eover0Eaggressive0Emobile0Ecarrier0Econtracts/story01.htm

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Apple faces $55M antitrust lawsuit in France over aggressive mobile carrier contracts

Article Image A French antitrust body this week filed suit against Apple for allegedly forcing regional wireless carriers into “unbalanced” contracts, a violation of consumer laws that could see the company pay out 48.5 million euros (about $55.3 million) in damages and fines.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ec5dc0e/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C0A60Capple0Efaces0E55m0Eantitrust0Elawsuit0Ein0Efrance0Eover0Eaggressive0Emobile0Ecarrier0Econtracts/story01.htm

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Hermes, Apple begin selling exclusive Apple Watch collection online [u]

Article Image Availability of the Apple Watch Herm?s has expanded online, as the French fashion house is now selling its exclusive collection of custom wearables via its website, and Apple has also joined into the fray [updated]

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4d10acb6/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C220Chermes0Ebegins0Eselling0Eits0Eexclusive0Eapple0Ewatch0Ecollection0Eonline/story01.htm

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Review: Devialet Phantom is a high-end speaker worth its weight in Kevlar

Article Image Developed by niche French audio firm Devialet, the Phantom has achieved wide acclaim from industry acolytes for impossibly low-distortion sound reproduction rivaling that of speakers ten times the cost and many times the size. It’s also the latest chic accessory to be featured in Apple’s retail stores.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4c33b761/sc/23/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C120C130Creview0Edevialet0Ephantom0Eis0Ea0Ehigh0Eend0Espeaker0Eworth0Eits0Eweight0Ein0Ekevlar/story01.htm

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Apple Stores expand high-end audio offering with Devialet Phantom 'implosive' speakers

Article Image High-end French audio firm Devialet on Tuesday announced immediate availability of its highly acclaimed, just-under-$2,000 Phantom Implosive Sound Center at select U.S. Apple Stores, with wide availability to follow in 2016.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4c158978/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C120C0A80Capple0Estores0Eexpand0Ehigh0Eend0Eaudio0Eoffering0Ewith0Edevialet0Ephantom0Eimplosive0Espeakers/story01.htm

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France reportedly considers blocking Tor, public Wi-Fi in wake of Paris attacks

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The French government is proposing laws that would ban the use of free or shared WiFi during states of emergency and outlaw the use of Tor altogether. Such laws are a reaction to the recent Paris attacks, but that doesn’t make them a good idea.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218973-france-reportedly-considers-blocking-tor-public-wi-fi-in-wake-of-paris-attacks

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New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMH

Former Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is reportedly headed to a new role at French luxury multinational LVMH — a firm with which Apple has some connections.

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French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s' preorders will start on Sept. 11 – report

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/492f5aa3/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C210Cfrench0Ecarriers0Einformed0Ethat0Eiphone0E6s0Epreorders0Ewill0Estart0Eon0Esept0E110E0E0Ereprot/story01.htm

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Google on Universal Right to Be Forgotten: Fuhgeddaboudit


Google last week asked French regulators to withdraw a demand to universally delist from search results links to information about French citizens who wish to be forgotten on the Internet. Any European can ask to have certain links about them removed from search results that appear in Europe, and Google will grant those requests if they meet specific criteria. However, the CNIL — France’s data protection agency — wants the delisting to extend to all search results, wherever they may appear throughout the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82353.html?rss=1

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Cyber jihadists could target US TV stations, experts warn

The Islamic State-supporting hackers that disrupted French TV network TV5 Monde could launch similar attacks against U.S. stations, experts warned Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/09/cyber-jihadists-could-target-us-tv-stations-experts-warn/

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Tim Cook in Paris to help with Apple Watch launch, rumor claims

Apple CEO Tim Cook could be in Paris on Thursday, sources for a French website said earlier in the day, possibly for something related to the impending appearance of the Apple Watch in stores.



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Tag Heuer, Intel Challenge Apple with Smart Watch

Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH’s biggest watch maker, said it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc’s Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp to compete head-on with the Apple Watch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2015/03/19/tag-heuer-intel-challenge-apple-with-smart-watch/

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