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Latest update : 2013-12-17

Privacy concerns after passing of "French Patriot Act"

The Military Programming Law that was passed by the French Senate on 10 December after previously being approved by the National Assembly has caused considerable alarm because of its extensive provisions for electronic snooping. Many liken to the US "Patriot Act". Meanwhile, a law protecting state privacy in South Africa is causing controversy although it has not yet been signed. Finally, nude photos of Carla Bruni were used as bait by Chinese hackers...

By James CREEDON

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2016-08-29 Islam

Weiner strikes again

Anthony Weiner is at the centre of another "sexting" scandal - we take a look at the online buzz. First though, Jean-Pierre Chevènement - the proposed head of a new "Foundation...

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2016-08-26 France

French court rules #burkini ban 'clearly illegal'

MediaWatch looks at the latest twist in the battle of the "burkini". France's highest court has ruled a beach ban is "clearly illegal". But many mayors are pledging not to back...

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

Burkinis are not illegal but in the current post-attack climate of fear in France, certain mayors have temporarily banned them out of a fear that such forms of dress could be...

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