Bruno Le Maire, France's finance minister, said Paris would withdraw its own tax on technology giants if there was an international agreement. Photo: Benoît Tessier / Reuters

France will not back down on digital tax despite US legal threats

France will not back down in the face of US threats of legal action over its plans for a digital tax on giants

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At 2017, Google confirmed that a bug in its Home Mini speaker allowed the smart device to register users even when it was not activated by the activation word. Photo: Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

Google Can Hear What People Say to Their Home Appliances IA

Google has acknowledged that its service providers can listen to recordings of what people are saying to the intelligence system

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A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition in dense spatial-temporal technology at the Horizon Robotics exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas on 10's January 2019. (Photo: DAVID MCNEW / AFP / Getty Images)

Surveillance via facial recognition "simply should not exist," say activists

Fight for the Future, a group of digital rights, is calling for a federal ban on the use of

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