Eagle attack! France trains bird of prey to take down rogue drones
Many high-tech solutions for taking down rogue quadcopters already exist, but some governments are turning to eagles for the task. This week the French Air Force showed off its own team of feathered drone retrievers.
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France Begins Opt-Out Organ Donation
Laura June, reporting for The Outline: France began to use a new opt-out system of organ donation on Jan. 1, making it one of a large number of European nations that now use a “presumed consent” system. This means that any adult who dies will now donate their organs by default, regardless of their survivors’ wishes, unless they have signed a refusal registry in advance. The new law gets around what has historically been a stumbling block for organ donation: the surviving families of the deceased. A survey in France previously showed that while up to 80 percent of the population was in favor of donating their own organs, about 40 percent of families refuse when pressed to make the choice.
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France rejects Google appeal on cleaning up search results globally
PARIS (Reuters) – French data privacy regulators took a step towards sanctioning Google by rejecting the company’s request to drop a case against it for refusing to clean up information from its search engine results.