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Nokia announces plans to reduce the impact of its social plan in France

The Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia on Friday announced plans to reduce the impact of its social plan in France, including the opening of a cybersecurity center in Lannion (Côtes-d’Armor) which could create 112 new jobs.

«At the same time, Nokia plans to significantly reduce the total number of job cuts“Of the social plan presented on June 22, with”nearly 250 jobs” who “could be preserved», Indicates the group in a press release.

On June 22, Nokia announced a restructuring project in France with 1233 job cuts, including 402 in Lannion (20,000 inhabitants). This is the fourth social plan since the acquisition in 2016 of Alcatel-Lucent by the Finn.

These projects “currently under review confirm Nokia’s strategic vision and long-term commitment to make France a global center of expertise in R&D in advanced mobile networks and next-generation security services», Declares Thierry Boisnon, president of Nokia in France.

Nokia’s announcements were immediately greeted by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, as the government blasted the social plan presented in the summer by the Finnish group and Bercy has since been pressuring it to review its copy .

It’s about a “significant advance“Which relates to”subjects of the future“(Cybersecurity and 5G) supported by the recovery plan, reacted Friday Bercy in a press release. “The State, in conjunction with local elected officials, remains vigilant in maintaining Nokia’s industrial activity in Brittany and Ile-de-France», Declared the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire.

«I will pursue with determination my action alongside the employees and the territories concerned to limit the economic and social consequences“Of the social plan assures Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Industry, who, after the announcement this summer of the social plan planned by Nokia in France, had judged”unacceptable as it is».

«Thanks to Nokia’s unique expertise in France, in terms of development, testing, validation, integration and platforms, the Lannion cybersecurity center would offer unparalleled technological expertise for cybersecurity services, associated with a consulting activity, in s ” relying on a team of highly qualified experts», Indicates Nokia, specifying that 97 of the 112 jobs created by the cybersecurity center would be based in Lannion.


State Secretary Keijzer comes with a law that prohibits fake reviews –

State Secretary Mona Keijzer has published a draft bill that imposes stricter rules on online stores and prohibits the posting of fake reviews. Interested parties can respond to the plan that is presented for a month.

The cabinet wants to offer consumers the same protection in web shops as in physical shops. “Too often information on social media, digital platforms and web shops is still incomplete, unclear or sometimes even misleading,” says Keijzer. “That means that as a consumer you can make a purchase or conclude a contract without being well aware of the conditions.” The law, she says, is “necessary to make our economy fairer.”

This is a European directive that must be applied by all member states from 22 May 2022. The law has significant consequences for online stores such as Zalando and When consumers search for a product on such a site, the web shops must, for example, indicate whether certain products are placed high because the seller has purchased an advertisement. It must be made clear how the order in which the consumer is shown the search results was established.

If web shops show a ‘personalized’ offer, based on information about other websites that the consumer has previously visited, this must be made clear. Web stores that work with third parties are also required to indicate whether they themselves or the external sellers are responsible for returns. This way the consumer knows where to turn for questions.

The law is also intended to protect consumers who receive free services in exchange for providing personal data. Companies that offer these types of services will soon have to make clear how long the contract will be and how it can be terminated. According to the law, consumers are allowed to immediately terminate such an agreement “for no reason” within fourteen days. If the consumer chooses to do so, the provider must delete the personal data.


What’s new for the new French tracking application TousAntiCovid?

Barely 2.6 million downloads and 753 alerts sent: here is the meager record of StopCovid, the French tracking application intended to better fight against the Covid-19 epidemic by detecting prolonged contact between its users. “It’s a collective missed opportunity, regretted the Secretary of State for Digital Cédric O at the Talk du Figaro. “If 10 times more people installed it, it would be much more useful. ” Recognizing communication errors and bad timing, the government decided to launch a second improved version of the application today, hoping to encourage more French people to download it.

The objective and the principle remain the same. If a user of the application becomes ill, he can prevent by declaring himself positive all the people he has frequented without revealing his identity. The latter are then considered as contact cases, can isolate themselves without wasting time and be tested as a priority.

SEE ALSO – Cédric O: “There is no personal data in Tous Anti-Covid”

New features

The new version of StopCovid, called TousAntiCovid, incorporates interactive features that were lacking in its first version. It was presented Thursday at 5 p.m. It is available in the App Store and the Play Store as an update for current StopCovid users.

The government promises “an optimized visual environment and ergonomics with instant access to all application features“. An important point for a solution that must be used daily. All the more so as this tool, which today hardly offers more functions than the tracing of contact cases, will become more extensive.

TousAntiCovid will thus integrate an “information center” which will provide details on the evolution of the epidemic: number of cases and incidence rate, but also rate of occupancy of intensive care beds. Details on the measures taken to counter the spread of the virus, such as the curfew or the obligation to wear a mask, will also be available. It will be possible to indicate its geographical position to obtain more relevant information.

A video of the application, published by cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert, shows this feature, as well as other new features.

We thus see a heading “screening center”. This is not a feature built into the app, but a link to a government site. Same operation for the travel certificate in areas where a curfew is imposed, which links to a dedicated page outside the application. Limited ergonomics, which could however give more visibility to these tools.

A simple evolution

«It’s not StopCovid’s big night», Warns Cédric O. The basic principle of the application, based on the use of Bluetooth to detect contacts between individuals, has therefore not changed. No more than its sovereign ROBERT protocol, developed independently of the solution proposed by Apple and Google, which was chosen by the majority of European countries. TousAntiCovid therefore remains incompatible with their tracking applications.

Will its use be imposed on the French, as has been envisaged in other countries? “We have chosen not to make TousAntiCovid compulsory, like all European countriesInsists Cédric O.

The application will continue to be enriched with new features and services. An integrated digital reminder book was notably announced by the Secretary of State for Digital.

SEE ALSO – Stop Covid is “a collective missed opportunity”, deplores Cédric O


new corona measures in the making –

The Swedes knew better this spring: a lockdown, they were not going to start on that. The result: during the first corona wave, more people died from Covid-19 than in the three neighboring countries combined. And group immunity did not come either. After new outbreaks, Sweden is now considering a different approach with possibly even local lockdowns.

In the Scandinavian ‘guide country’, schools, restaurants, shops and offices remained largely open in April and May. Face masks were not required. Keeping a little distance should be enough. It wasn’t. There were 20 times as many infections as in Norway and the death rate was among the highest in the world.

It seemed that there was some degree of herd immunity at least in Stockholm, yet major outbreaks are again taking place in the Swedish capital and also in nearby Uppsala. That is why the authorities are now considering additional measures. Even local lockdowns are not excluded. According to British newspaper The Telegraph, there will be new policy this week.

But for now it will probably stick to strict advice to avoid public transport and other busy places, such as restaurants and shopping centers. “The new guidelines strike a balance between regulations and recommendations,” says top woman at the Swedish Institute of Public Health, Bitte Brastad, describing the changed view.

We have seen in the Netherlands how well such advice helps. See if the Swedes listen better.


“Make no mistake. We cannot live with this virus ”-

“It is not a quarter past twelve, it is half past twelve.” Biostatistician Geert Molenberghs talks about Belgium in HLN, but the same applies to other countries in Western Europe.

“We have to understand that the curve will not start falling immediately. Compare it with a rocket: it shoots straight up, then deviates from its trajectory and only then goes down. We have yet to see that deviation. In March we had to wait two, almost three weeks for that. ”

“The question is whether we can make it with our hospital capacity. Can we protect the system without it bursting at the seams? If we all work very hard, our efforts can bring some relief around Christmas. But this could get worse than last time. We have learned that throwing off the belt can only be done a little during this period. It won’t be Christmas 2019, and hopefully 2021 will be better than 2020. But celebrating New Year with large numbers of people? Forget it. New Year will be like Christmas: an intimate celebration with the family. ”

In Belgium, the situation is most precarious in Wallonia and Brussels, where the figures resemble those in Amsterdam


the Catholic Church is growing rapidly –

Interest in the Catholic Church has virtually disappeared in the Dutch media. That’s strange what the Catholic Church is one of the biggest movements in the world. And the number of Catholic ones is increasing, even in Europe.

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of Roman Catholics worldwide has increased by 6 percent to 1.329 billion. This is evident from the statistical yearbook that the Vatican published on Thursday, the ND writes.

This more or less parallels the increase in the world population

In Africa and Asia, the number of Catholics grew faster than the population growth, in America, Europe and Oceania, on the contrary. Nevertheless, the number of believers also increased by 94,000 in Europe.

Bron (nen): ND


Tens of thousands of electric cars recalled due to fire hazard –

Tens of thousands of electric cars and hybrids have been recalled due to fire hazards. The battery can spontaneously catch fire while charging or driving, warn manufacturers BMW, Hyundai and Ford.

The fire brigade previously advised against charging electric cars in a parking garage because of the large fire that can occur if the battery catches fire. There have also been films of Teslas that suddenly ignite for some time.

In recent weeks, BMW and Ford have recalled their plug-in hybrids. What exactly is going on is unclear, as is when the problem has been resolved. Hyundai recalled 8,000 electric cars to the garage in the Netherlands alone. Of the model Kona, 16 worldwide would have caught fire in the past year. With the hybrid Ford Kuga, there have already been 7 fire incidents in Europe.

Bron (nen): AD


All measures in a row: this is what winter will look like – – Welingelichte Kringen

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