TVB Europe: Canal Plus to turn 11,000 hours of tape archive into streaming content

TVB Europe: Canal Plus to turn 11,000 hours of tape archive into streaming content. “Canal Plus is working with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) to digitise 11,000 hours of archive content for use on its streaming platforms. The broadcaster’s tape archive, totalling approximately 500,000 tapes, has been in the care of IMES since 2002.” Canal Plus is a French television channel.

International Olympic Committee: Publications from all previous Olympic Games in France now digitised by the Olympic Studies Centre

International Olympic Committee: Publications from all previous Olympic Games in France now digitised by the Olympic Studies Centre. “As the 24-month countdown to the Olympic Games Paris 2024 approaches, the IOC’s Olympic Studies Centre is not only collecting publications related to the next edition of the Olympic Summer Games, but is also fast finishing the process of digitising all the publications of the Organising Committees (OCOGs) of past Olympic Games hosted in France, namely Paris 1900 and 1924, Chamonix 1924, Grenoble 1968 and Albertville 1992.”

Stanford News: Stanford professor of music unravels centuries-old authorship mystery

Stanford News: Stanford professor of music unravels centuries-old authorship mystery. “Rodin, associate professor of music in the School of Humanities and Sciences, recently evaluated the authorship of the 346 pieces of music attributed to Josquin [ des Prez] (1450–1521) using an approach that blends scientific rigor with methods from the arts and humanities. As part of this massive undertaking, Rodin created the Josquin Research Project, a searchable, online database of music by Josquin and his contemporaries.”

Apple Insider: Apple Maps gets more detailed 3D data for three more countries

Apple Insider: Apple Maps gets more detailed 3D data for three more countries. “France, Monaco, and New Zealand all now have updated terrain and road details as Apple Maps’ new map data reaches sixteen unique locations. New in Apple Maps are better highlighted areas, redesigned name labels, updated terrain information, improved visual clutter, as well as the addition of 3D models in locations for those three countries.”

Reuters: Google targeted in fresh EU consumer groups’ privacy complaints

Reuters: Google targeted in fresh EU consumer groups’ privacy complaints. “Alphabet unit Google has been targeted by a French consumer group and its peers in complaints to privacy watchdogs over its vast trove of users’ personal data harvested via their Google accounts, European consumer organisation BEUC said on Thursday. In addition to the French consumer group, others in Greece, the Czech Republic, Norway and Slovenia have taken their gripes to their data protection authorities, BEUC said.”

New York Times: A News Revolution for Young People Takes Root in France

New York Times: A News Revolution for Young People Takes Root in France. “With 1.6 million subscribers on his main channel on YouTube, 2 million followers on Instagram and 2.4 million on TikTok, HugoDécrypte has become a leading news source for young French people. Mr. Travers has interviewed Bill Gates, President Emmanuel Macron of France and 10 of the 12 candidates in the country’s presidential election this year. His success, which has spawned several imitators, comes as interest in the news among young French people has fallen to the lowest level in 20 years, according to one poll.”

Bloomberg: Google Avoids More Fines After Ending French Dispute Over News

Bloomberg: Google Avoids More Fines After Ending French Dispute Over News. “The French competition authority said Google significantly improved commitments it initially offered last year, which now address its concerns and have been made binding, ending the case. The Alphabet Inc. unit made promises last year in the wake of a 500 million euro ($527 million) fine for failing to follow an earlier order to thrash out fair deals with publishers. The company also agreed to withdraw its challenge against the penalty.”

University of Oxford: 50-year project reveals new insights about the evolution and influence of Voltaire’s thought

University of Oxford: 50-year project reveals new insights about the evolution and influence of Voltaire’s thought. “This important work by researchers from the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford has uncovered new insights about the evolution and influence of Voltaire’s thought…. The project team now plan to digitise the entire collection of Voltaire’s work to enable detailed analysis by scholars and researchers from all over the world. This new challenge aims to establish a new cutting-edge digital hub for the humanities in Oxford with a focus on digital research.”

AFP: Google makes cookie opt-out easier after France fine

AFP: Google makes cookie opt-out easier after France fine. “Google announced on Thursday it was starting to roll out an option for European users to reject ‘cookies’ with a single click, months after it was slapped with a massive fine. Google, along with Facebook, has faced an onslaught of legal cases and punishments over its use of web-tracking technology, which breaches EU privacy legislation.”