French Prosecutors to Investigate US Surveillance Activities

The Paris prosecutor’s office revealed on Wednesday that it is running a preliminary investigation into complaints of criminal wrongdoing connected to the United States’ PRISM spying program. The inquiry—begun on July 16—is addressing allegations of fraudulent access to data systems, illegal collection of personal data, violation of privacy, and breach of confidentiality of correspondence, according […]

French Government Blocks Yahoo! Deal with Dailymotion

Arnaud Montebourg, French minister of industrial renewal, has blocked Yahoo! from buying a 75 percent stake in French video website Dailymotion. The move is a symbolic declaration of patriotism from the French government, who wants to protect one of France’s biggest start-up companies. Montebourg told the Wall Street Journal that he would not let Dailymotion […]