France: iPads for High School students

November 17th, 2010

The general council of the French department of Corrèze announced that it will provide 2500 high school students and 800 teachers with the iPad tablet computers of Apple. This move represents a 1,5 million euros investment, which aims at offering the device with educative applications between November
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The French data protection authority launches an online complaint service

November 11th, 2010

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has opened a new complaint service on its website cnil.fr on the 8th of November 2010. It is now possible to report an impossibility to delete or modifiy personal data on a third party website, a search engine or a social network.
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France: new version of the local governments online job board

November 8th, 2010

The French national agency of the civil service for local governments (CNFPT) presented a new version of www.emploi-territorial.fr on the 3rd of November 2010. Developped by the CNFPT and 34 local governments, www.emploi-territorial.fr is an online interactive job
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France sends its first warning emails to web pirates

October 5th, 2010

The French High Authority for Dissemination of Works and Protection of Rights on the Internet (Hadopi) said the first warning emails had been sent on Friday warning suspects that they will face legal action if the piracy continues.

If the piracy recurs within six months,
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France to buy the third most powerful supercomputer

September 15th, 2010

The French agency for high performance computing (the GENCI) signed a contract with BULL on the 14th of September, to buy a supercomputer which will set France as the European leader regarding the computing power available to the scientific community.
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France: launch of the online medical records in December

September 2nd, 2010

“In December will the online personal medical records be launched in the whole country”, said the French  Minister of Health Roselyne Bachelot on the 22nd of July 2010. Already trialled in a few areas since 2004, this tool should enable a better coordination of the treatments and savings for health insurance services,
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Urban community of Bordeaux calling for innovative projects

August 19th, 2010

The urban community of Bordeaux has launched a call for innovative projects aiming to design, improve and optimise the public-services of tomorrow. The eligible applicants are all the people or organisations interested in digital technologies.
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