President Hollande says new law will make internet operators 'accomplices' of hate-speech offences if they host extremist messages.
Forced resignation of paper's editor reveals the wider problems facing French newspapers as they battle to come to terms with the digital age.
The French telecommunications giant says no passwords were stolen in the attack but some personal details of customers were accessed.
After ban on shows, interior minister says law 'must be able to act' against the online publication of what he calls 'racist and anti-Semitic speech'.
The 26-year-old is said to be webmaster of a jihadist site and a translator of magazines put out by militant Al-Qaeda-linked group.
Internet search engine giant launches a €60m fund to support the country's media through its move into the online world.
In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.
In the wake of Cahuzac tax fraud scandal, details of ministers' personal assets go online on Monday, decried by the opposition as a populist move.