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Agence France-Presse:
Paris asks Airbnb to delist ~1,000 properties not registered with the city amid new regulations; currently only ~11,000 of ~65,000 apartments are registered   —  Paris authorities are cracking down on illegal holiday rentals  —  The city of Paris on Monday threatened to take Airbnb to court …
Dec 11, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Agence France-Presse:
French law requiring companies to give workers a “right to disconnect” from work-related messages after work hours now in effect   —  From 1 January, workers have ‘right to disconnect’ as France seeks to establish agreements that afford work flexibility but avoid burnout
Dec 31, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Agence France-Presse:
Brazilian judge orders release of Facebook VP for Latin America Diego Dzodan after he was arrested for not complying with court order to share data with police   —  Brazil judge orders release of Facebook executive  —  Sao Paulo (AFP) - A Brazilian judge ordered the release Wednesday …
Mar 2, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Agence France-Presse:
European Court of Human Rights rules news websites are not responsible for “insulting and rude” reader comments in case against Hungarian website   —  News sites not liable for ‘insulting and rude’ reader comments, says ECHR  —  Hungarian website argued that holding it liable …
Feb 2, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Agence France-Presse:
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking non-registered users within 48 hours, or risk a fine of $269K a day; company says it will appeal   —  Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users  —  A Belgian court on Monday gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users …
Nov 9, 2015, 2:10 PMIn context
Kyoko Hasegawa / Agence France-Presse:
Japanese prosecutors charge former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles with embezzlement   —  Japan charges Bitcoin exchange CEO with embezzlement  —  Japanese prosecutors said Friday that they have charged the head of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox with embezzlement, amid fraud allegations …
Sep 12, 2015, 1:10 AMIn context
Agence France-Presse:
Bangladesh shuts down messaging services to quell violence   —  dhaka (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Bangladeshi telecoms authorities Sunday shut down smartphone messaging and voice services Viber and Tango, which have become a popular communication medium for supporters of the anti-government protests now in their third week.
Jan 19, 2015, 6:40 AMIn context
Maria Antonova / Agence France-Presse:
Russian parliament passes bill requiring cloud services to store citizens' data on servers in Russia by September 2016   —  Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet AFP 1 hr ago  —  Moscow (AFP) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies …
Jul 4, 2014, 3:20 PMIn context
Fulya Ozerkan / Agence France-Presse:
Turkey PM threatens to ‘go after’ Twitter for tax evasion   —  Ankara (AFP) - Turkey's prime minister said Saturday he will “go after” Twitter, accusing the site of tax-evasion, after it was used to spread damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption claims.
Apr 12, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Agence France Presse:
Internet, telecoms cut across Syria: SANA   —  DAMASCUS — Internet and telecommunications in Syria were down across the country, the state news agency SANA reported on Wednesday, saying a fault with a fibre-optic cable was to blame.  —  “Maintenance and repair work is underway to reestablish …
May 15, 2013, 11:40 AMIn context

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