Apple's CEO Opens New Store in Shanghai

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a bag with a new iPhone inside it in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A man holds a bag with a new iPhone inside it in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
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Apple's CEO Opens New Store in Shanghai

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a bag with a new iPhone inside it in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A man holds a bag with a new iPhone inside it in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Apple CEO Tim Cook opened Apple's new store in Shanghai drawing a large crowd on Thursday.
Some people queued up overnight, according to posts on Chinese social media.
Cook arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday, he said on his personal Weibo account.

Meanwhile, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to sue Apple for allegedly violating antitrust laws by blocking rivals from accessing hardware and software features of its iPhone, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

Taking action against Big Tech has been one of the few ideas that Democrats and Republicans have agreed on. During the Trump administration, which ended in 2021, the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opened probes into Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.
A DOJ spokesperson and Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.



Italy's Antitrust Takes Aim at Google over Personal Data Usage

FILED - 09 January 2024, US, Las Vegas: The Google logo can be seen on the Internet company's pavilion at the CES technology trade fair. Photo: Andrej Sokolow/dpa
FILED - 09 January 2024, US, Las Vegas: The Google logo can be seen on the Internet company's pavilion at the CES technology trade fair. Photo: Andrej Sokolow/dpa
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Italy's Antitrust Takes Aim at Google over Personal Data Usage

FILED - 09 January 2024, US, Las Vegas: The Google logo can be seen on the Internet company's pavilion at the CES technology trade fair. Photo: Andrej Sokolow/dpa
FILED - 09 January 2024, US, Las Vegas: The Google logo can be seen on the Internet company's pavilion at the CES technology trade fair. Photo: Andrej Sokolow/dpa

Italy's antitrust agency said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into online search giant Google and its parent company Alphabet over alleged unfair commercial practices involving users' personal data.
The request for consent that Google sends to its users to connect its multiple services "could constitute misleading and aggressive commercial practice", the watchdog said.
This "incomplete and misleading," information supplied to users fails to clarify the impact their consent may have on the use their personal data, the antitrust authority, which is in charge of overseeing consumer rights, added.
Google offers a wide range of online tools, including video platform YouTube, email service Gmail, and Maps.
The antitrust body said Google presented its request for users' consent in a way that could limit their freedom of choice, by inducing them to agree to a combined usage of personal data by different Google services.
"We will analyze the details of this case and will work cooperatively with the authority," a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
Under Italian legislation companies found in breach of consumer rights rules face fines ranging from 5,000 euros to 10 million euros.