News bites: France probes Apple's deals with carriers

French regulators are investigating Apple's contracts with wireless carriers, according to The Wall Street Journal

C Spire announced a Google-like plan for gigabit fiber service to homes in Mississippi, GigaOM writes. 

A New York task force proposed tougher laws against identity theft and computer crime, The New York Times reports. 

A Swedish appeals court reduced the sentence of the Pirate Bay founder, Reuters writes. 

The Federal Communications Commission is asking for input on auction relocation costs, Broadcasting & Cable reports.