Google is France’s latest target, in its push to be less dependant on non-European entities. Following on from President Macron’s call for an EU army, France now wants to wean itself off the web giant, and use its own alternative.
France is working hard to avoid becoming a digital colony of the US or China. Last month, both the French National Assembly and the French Army Ministry declared that their digital devices would stop using Google as their default search engines. Instead, they will use Qwant, a French and German search engine that prides itself for not tracking its users.
VIDEO: French ministries ditch @google browser for @QwantCom. Is this the start of a wider trend? Are we seeing an EU backlash and loss of #trust in US tech giants? expert comment from @BillMew on #data #sovereignty #cloud #privacy https://t.co/sDCEe1tqRG
— Bill Mew (@BillMew) November 22, 2018