Peter SayerParis Bureau Chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers European public policy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and other technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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French tax police raid Google’s Paris office

French police have raided Google's Paris office as part of an investigation into the company's tax affairs.

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Angry advertisers hope to seal fate of online ad fraud

Certified Against Fraud is the brainchild of the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), of which the ANA is one of the founders. It plans to award seals to advertising buyers, sellers, and intermediaries that meet its anti-fraud requirements.

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SWIFT asks its customers to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds

Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network.

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Google challenges French fine for not being forgetful enough

Google is appealing a fine from the French data protection authority for failing to implement the so-called right to be forgotten as ordered.

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Cloud28+ turns its cloud catalog into an enterprise app store

Cloud28+, the cloud services federation backed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, now wants to help you install enterprise applications, not just choose them from its catalog.

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Microsoft leaves feature phones as Nokia moves back in, sort of

Finnish startup HMD Global has snapped up the rights to sell Nokia phones, which Foxconn will manufacture in a former Microsoft factory

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ARM acquires Apical to add eyes to IoT

With its latest acquisition, chip designer ARM wants to give eyes to the next generation of connected objects.

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Firefox’s market share is bigger than all Microsoft’s browsers combined

Firefox now has more desktop users than both Microsoft's web browsers combined -- but it's a rivalry that is increasingly irrelevant as Google Chrome has almost twice the share of Firefox and Microsoft together.

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Malware attacks on two banks have links with 2014 Sony Pictures hack

Bangalore Bank, a commercial bank in Vietnam and ... Sony Pictures are the unlikely bedfellows in a tale of cyber intrigue uncovered by security researchers at BAE Systems.

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SWIFT warns of malware attack on another of its customers

Financial transaction network SWIFT has renewed its warning to customers to be on their guard following the discovery of malware at another bank using its services.

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After smashing two Atoms, Intel sees mobile future in atomic research

Weeks after abandoning work on two Atom mobile processors, Intel is teaming up on future mobile technologies with researchers from a French atomic energy lab.

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Nest releases open-source version of Thread networking protocol for smart devices

Thread, an open wireless protocol for the Internet of things, is getting a boost from one of its biggest boosters, Google-owned Nest Labs.

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Bangladeshi police accuse SWIFT technicians of leaving central bank vulnerable to hack

Technicians from the SWIFT global financial network connecting it to Bangladesh's central bank made it easier for hackers to attack the bank, Bangladeshi police and a bank official told Reuters.

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Ads mislead over broadband Internet access pricing, regulator warns

Pricing in ads for broadband Internet access is too often misleading and needs tighter regulation.

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Amazon.com shows European Commission one way to eliminate geoblocking in e-commerce

With its latest distribution initiative, Amazon.com might achieve what the European Commission has struggled with for years: the creation of a borderless online marketplace where the price of goods and the cost of shipping them is the same for all European Union citizens.