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France, Not Waiting for European Union, to Tax U.S. Tech Firms as ’19 Starts

PARIS — With the so-called Yellow Vest movement forcing concessions that have widened the country’s budget shortfall, the French government is accelerating a plan to place hefty taxes on American technology giants that have long maneuvered to keep their bills low while reaping huge sums of money. France has been …

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After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan

PARIS — Last Saturday, Thomas Mirallès donned a yellow vest in his hometown in southern France and headed out to protest President Emmanuel Macron and high taxes. Afterward, he and other demonstrators around the country returned home, just as they had done every weekend for the past month. But though …

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Dans les écoles françaises, la leçon du jour : à quel tweet se fier ?

VAULX-EN-VELIN, France — Ce mercredi-là au collège Henri Barbusse, près de Lyon, les adolescents de la 3ème G s’apprêtent à assister à un cours un peu particulier. Au tableau sont affichés cinq tweets. La question posée aux élèves : lesquels sont fiables, lesquels sont suspects? Rapidement, ils portent leur attention …

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In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?

“The younger you start, the better,” said Serge Barbet, who heads Clemi, the main program within the Education Ministry coordinating the effort. “That’s why we’ve been pushing for more media education in recent years. It’s become a vital need and a threat.” France saw the need for expanded media and …

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6 Emerging Players in A.I.

Judging by the breathless coverage, it can seem as if the only countries developing A.I. are the United States and China. But while companies in those two countries are leading the way in cutting-edge research and products, it’s still early for the industry and other nations are working hard to …

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