Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse – cellphone videos of police activity – threatening their efforts to document possible cases of police brutality, especially in impoverished immigrant neighborhoods.

French President Emmanuel Macron´s government is pushing a new security bill that makes it illegal to publish images of police officers with intent to cause them harm, amid other measures. Critics fear the new law could hurt press freedoms and make it more difficult for all citizens to report on police brutality.

“I was lucky enough to have videos that protect me,” said Michel Zecler, a Black music producer who was beaten up recently by several French police officers. Videos first published Thursday by French website Loopsider have been seen by over 14 million viewers, resulting in widespread outrage over police actions.

Two of the officers are in jail while

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Corvee Adds Proposed Legislative Tax Changes to Tax Planning Software

Software now available to compare current law vs. proposed tax changes to aid in future tax planning

FORT LAUDERDALE, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corvee, a software and solutions company which serves tax and accounting firms, today announces the company’s tax planning software has been updated to include proposed tax changes in the event President-elect Joe Biden is able to pass his proposed changes to tax policy. The software will show the current law vs. proposed tax changes to help in future tax planning.

Corvee recently released the ability for tax and accounting firms to compare what their clients will pay and can save in taxes for 2021 under current law vs. Biden’s proposed policy all within their Tax Planning software. The new tax comparison tool also allows adding tax planning strategies unique to each scenario to be able to develop a proactive and strategic tax plan and be

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Morgan Stanley names internet companies that will be hit by China’s proposed anti-monopoly rules

  • China’s draft anti-monopoly rules will likely hit the country’s major internet companies, which were already fighting off rivals that were taking away chunks of their market share, Morgan Stanley said in a report.
  • China’s bureau for regulating monopolies — the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) — issued draft rules on Tuesday to stop anti-competitive practices in the internet space.
  • Shares of major Chinese internet names including Alibaba, Tencent and Meituan fell sharply on Wednesday.

People walk past a Tencent sign at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China August 7, 2020.

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People walk past a Tencent sign at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China August 7, 2020.

SINGAPORE — China has drafted a slew of new anti-monopoly laws that will likely hit the country’s major internet companies, says Morgan Stanley.


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It comes as the competitive landscape in China intensifies and tech giants continue to fend off new rivals that are taking away chunks of their market share, according

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Website opposing proposed Doane cuts reinstated after copyright claim | Education

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Tim Hill, Doane University

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Wix.com, the web-hosting service, took down the page after a copyright complaint was filed alleging the website had used photos of Doane’s campus and a university logo without permission — a claim Hill disputed.

When he built the website in early October, Hill said he took care to not use anything from Doane’s website, choosing instead to use a photo of the bell tower on the Crete campus taken by colleague Kristen Hetrick.

Hetrick, a former associate professor of German who was also director of the Honors Program at Doane — both programs on the list of recommended cuts — said she took the photos Oct. 7, during her final week on campus.

Doane’s logo had never been used on KeepDoaneEducated.net, Hill said.

After Hill disputed the copyright complaint, the web hosting service told Hill it would reinstate the page in 10 days if

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Computer system overhaul proposed for Middleburg Hts. city offices

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Middleburg Heights City Council members at the Nov. 2 Finance Committee meeting received an overview of a proposal to overhaul the city’s outdated computer systems.

Currently there are 196 city email addresses, more than 118 city-owned computers in operation, and five separate domains, Finance Director Jason Stewart said.

“The mayor and I have spent the better part of the last six months discussing how best to centralize and modernize our IT environments,” Stewart told the committee. “It is clear to us we need to move in a unified direction.”

Nick Artman of Addo Solutions provided the city a technical report that indicates several systems issues exist. They include inadequate hardware, network design and architecture failures, software licensing inconsistencies, and usage policy shortfalls. A multiphased solution has been recommended.

The first phase would upgrade the physical infrastructure to improve security, system performance, and capacity for future growth.

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Coupa Software Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock by Selling Stockholders

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SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Coupa Software Incorporated (Nasdaq: COUP) (“Coupa”) announced today the launch of a proposed underwritten public offering of 2,149,008 shares of its common stock. All of the shares are being offered by existing stockholders and Coupa Software will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering. The selling stockholders include funds affiliated with TPG Global, LLC, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and MK Capital. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as sole underwriter for the offering.

An automatic shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to the shares to be sold in the offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 2, 2020, and became effective upon filing. The offering may be made only by means of

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