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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Meta Will Not Launch Meta AI in Europe for Now

The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2022. (Reuters)
The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2022. (Reuters)
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Meta Will Not Launch Meta AI in Europe for Now

The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2022. (Reuters)
The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2022. (Reuters)

Meta Platforms will not launch its Meta AI in Europe for now following a request from the Irish privacy regulator, the US social media company said on Friday, Reuters reported.

"We're disappointed by the request from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), our lead regulator, on behalf of the European DPAs, to delay training our large language models (LLMs) using public content shared by adults on Facebook and Instagram — particularly since we incorporated regulatory feedback and the European DPAs have been informed since March," the company said in an updated blogpost.

 

 

 

 

 



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Spain’s Antitrust Watchdog Opens Investigation into Apple’s App Store 

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)
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Spain’s Antitrust Watchdog Opens Investigation into Apple’s App Store 

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)

Spain's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it had opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive behavior by Apple's app store.

The CNMC, as the regulator is known, said Apple may have incurred in anticompetitive practices when imposing unequal commercial conditions on developers of mobile applications sold at its app store.

The practices could be considered a very serious violation of the competition law and thus could be punished by a fine worth as much as 10% of the company's global revenues, CNMC said in a statement.