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France's President Emmanuel Macron has taken a jab at Washington by saying that its policies relating to the tech industry are at the hands of corporations. A quite surprising statement for one of America's closest allies. The French leader said that US policies, in fact, fall short of being a paragon of democracy - at least when it comes to regulating the field of modern technology - as big business has seemingly too much of a say in formulating Washington's approaches in this sphere. "The United States is a formidable continent but they have a model which is completely steered by big private sector players and which is no longer subject to democratic checks and balances," Macron said at a question and answer session at a technology forum in Paris, where he championed the idea of protecting European companies from being devoured by foreign, and particularly US, corporate giants. The French president did not stop at that and added that such a laissez-faire approach has led to a...