Police jumped to the wrong conclusion after noticing a suspicious device in the back seat of a car they stopped at a road check.
Patrick Drahi, billionaire owner of Altice, will know national security can be a euphemism for safeguarding government investments.
France and the European Union could readily extend sanctions to Russian satellite TV channels but may fear reprisals.
Stéphane Richard was given a one-year suspended sentence relating to the misuse of public funds in 2008 whilst he was an aide to French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde.
Twitter’s global terms and conditions conflict with French law by claiming broad rights to copy and share user content.
The court said telcos and browser providers should cover the cost of protecting copyright because they can afford to.