Report: France considering ban on public Wi-Fi during states of emergency; Obama seeks help from tech companies

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> According to leaked documents from the Ministry of Interior, the French government is considering two new pieces of legislation: a ban on free and shared Wi-Fi connections during a state of emergency, and measures to block Tor being used inside France. Ars Technica article

> President Barack Obama is seeking the help of tech companies to combat terror threats. Network World article

> Bill Holt, one of the men who keeps Moore's Law going, received the Robert N. Noyce award for his contributions to the chip industry. Venture Beat article

> A Japanese firm has developed what it describes as the world's first smartphone that can be washed with soap and water. Daily Mail article

> Ford plans to offer Siri Eyes Free as a user-downloadable update to some 5 million SYNC-equipped cars. PhoneScoop article

> Facebook is slowly rolling out its tool for sharing live video to all of its customers, starting with a small group of iPhone users in the U.S. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> AT&T removed a cell tower and osprey nest in Helena, Mont., with permission from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Independent Record article

> The rise of the Internet of Things and Web services are driving new design principles, according to a keynote speaker at the Designers of Things event. EE Times article

> Google extends Project Link's Ugandan fiber network to include public Wi-Fi hot zones. Venture Beat article

And finally… There's one big difference between Google and Tesla's self-driving car technology. Article

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