Technology Exhibition and Program Market of the Arab States Broadcasting Union Launched in Tunis

A general view of Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, virtually deserted on the first day of a general lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ordered by Tunisia's president, in Tunis, Tunisia, March 22, 2020. (Reuters)
A general view of Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, virtually deserted on the first day of a general lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ordered by Tunisia's president, in Tunis, Tunisia, March 22, 2020. (Reuters)
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Technology Exhibition and Program Market of the Arab States Broadcasting Union Launched in Tunis

A general view of Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, virtually deserted on the first day of a general lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ordered by Tunisia's president, in Tunis, Tunisia, March 22, 2020. (Reuters)
A general view of Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, virtually deserted on the first day of a general lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ordered by Tunisia's president, in Tunis, Tunisia, March 22, 2020. (Reuters)

The technology exhibition “ASPO” for radio, television, and program market was launched in the City of Culture in the capital, Tunis. Organized by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) within the framework of the 24th session of the Arab Radio and Television Festival, the event included 90 exhibitors distributed over 98 pavilions, SPA reportd.
The Acting Minister of Culture Affairs of Tunisia, Moncef Boukthir; the President of the Arab States Broadcasting Union and CEO of the Radio and Television Corporation, Mohammed bin Fahd Al-Harithi; and the Director-General of the Union, Eng. Abdel Rahim Suleiman co-opened the exhibition.
The most famous and oldest international companies that manufacture modern, integrated, and multimedia radio and television equipment, production and distribution companies for audio-visual content, both Arab and international, and providers of advanced services and technology, in addition to ASBU member bodies, television networks, private radio stations, and Arabic-speaking international satellite channels, are participating in ASPO and the software market.
On the sidelines of the opening of the technology exhibition, Al-Harithi presented honorary shields to a number of Tunisian and Arab media figures and personalities at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion.



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.