Paris tests face-mask recognition software on metro riders

World May 7, 2020

Paris tests face-mask recognition software on metro riders

The Paris metro authority is testing CCTV software to detect whether travelers are wearing face masks. It’s part of the city’s efforts to end lockdown and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it’s raised concerns from the government’s privacy watchdog. The authority began a three-month ...

Paris shops' sales halved as strikes bring chaos to the city

Business / Economy Jan 9, 2020

Paris shops' sales halved as strikes bring chaos to the city

Five weeks into strikes crippling French transport, Emile Sebbag is agonizing over how to keep afloat his two Parisian clothing stores, deserted by shoppers as the backlash against France's pension reform drags on. The start of winter sales on Wednesday — traditionally a big event ...

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

World Nov 17, 2019

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannons in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations erupted into violence. A total of 28,000 people demonstrated across ...