France tells internet service provider to end ads block

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Major French ISP Free has agreed to abandon its ad-blocking policy - seen as a swipe against Google - after a government minister intervened.

French parliament votes for total refund of abortion ops

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French parliament approves law for total refund of the cost for all abortions, and to provide free contraception to girls aged between 15 and 18 years.

France moves towards 'web neutrality' law


The notion of web neutrality is one whereby all access to the internet, and the very process of activity on the internet, is treated equally. It has become the subject of passionate international debate while service providers increasingly control, prioritize and even block certain forms of access and services, and government agencies are empowered to interfere in access to, and the functioning of, websites. Vincent Truffy reports on how France is moving towards legislation to define and ensure a neutral, non-prioritised web for all.

What You Can Get Free (NYT)

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