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Porn sites soon to be blocked in France, Altice buys TFX, Russia worsens the shortage of chips, the recap

Pornhub, xHamster or even Xvideos may soon be blocked in France. A regulatory agency is moving towards blocking porn sites. At the same time, the Russian invasion of Ukraine risks aggravating the shortage of computer chips. Finally, we learned that Altice SFR will buy the TFX channels from 6TER to TF1 and M6.

While the war in Ukraine continues despite the negotiations started, you have not found the time to follow the news of the world of technology with us. Unsurprisingly, news in the sector is still marked by the conflict initiated by Vladimir Putin’s troops. Here’s everything you missed.

France is about to block Pornhub, xHamster, Xvideos and Cliphunter, it’s imminent!

Even we find Tiktok Porn these days as well. Despite a law passed in 2020, many porn sites still do not offer a user age verification system. Despite a formal notice, sites like Pornhub, xHamster and even Xvidéos continue to break the law. To force the administrators to act, the Regulatory Authority for Audiovisual and Digital Communication has decided to seize the Paris Court of Justice. The agency ensures that a blockage is imminent in France.

Altice SFR buys the TFX and 6TER channels from TF1 and M6

TF1 and M6 have announced the sale of two channels to Altice Media, parent company of SFR. This sale, estimated at 130 million dollars, comes within the framework of the merger between TF1 and M6. To be able to obtain the consent of the regulatory authorities, the two groups were forced to offload several channels of TNT, TFX and 6TER. For its part, M6 will also “restore the TNT frequency of the Paris Première channel” to comply with regulatory requirements.

War in Ukraine threatens to worsen shortage of computer chips

Neon, a rare gas essential to the manufacture of lasers for etching semiconductors, is mainly produced by Ukraine. Following the Russian invasion and the first strikes, firms specializing in neon ceased production. This is particularly the case of Cryoin, an Odessa-based company that depends on raw gas from Russia. The situation, if it continues, risks aggravating the chronic shortage of chips that has paralyzed the entire electronics industry since the pandemic.

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