Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: YouTube

Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

LONDON: Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws. The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, of $136 million ...

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Originals will be available for free from September 24

LONDON: YouTube is making its original shows available to the public. They were previously only available to Premium members. Average users will be able to watch YouTube Originals with ads starting September 24. Premium subscribers will still enjoy a better viewing experience, according to Engadget, which noted that they won’t ...

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YouTube needs ‘new set of rules and laws’

PARIS: The video-sharing platform YouTube is striving to block those who would use it to promote racism, hate speech, violence and disinformation, its number two executive has told AFP, as the Google-owned company comes under increasing scrutiny. “YouTube has now grown to a big city. More bad actors have come ...

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German court fines Facebook over hate speech action failings

BERLIN: A German court fined Face­book two million euros for not being transparent enough over the action it is taking to curb online hate speech. Under a new regulation that came in force on January 1st, 2018, compa­nies like Twitter and Facebook have 24 hours to remove posts that open­ly ...

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Alia Bhatt starts her own YouTube channel

BOLLYWOOD: Alia Bhatt has started a new Youtube channel which will give her fans a peek into the actress’ personal and professional life. The “Gully Boy” actress, who is currently shooting for “Brahmastra”, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce her new venture. “Something new, something fun, something on YouTube,” ...

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ReSet YouTuber found guilty of humiliating beggar

MADRID: An influencer in Spain was sentenced to 15 months in jail and 20,000 euros for posting a YouTube video in which he offered a homeless man biscuits stuffed with toothpaste, a court said. Kan-Hua Ren, known as ReSet, was found guilty of an offence against moral integrity in his ...

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Breakup isn’t the answer, Zuckerberg says

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg rejected the idea of breaking up the social media giant as off-target, saying it could hamper the fight against deceit and harmful online content. The Facebook co-founder’s defense of the leading social network came as it reported it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts ...

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YouTubers Sham Idrees, wife Froggy tortured in Karachi

KARACHI: Canadian-based Pakistani YouTube stars Sham Idrees and his wife Queen Froggy were beaten up in Karachi at a mall. Idrees and Froggy met their fans where an angry mob attacked and tortured them. The rumors suggested that the group who assaulted the YouTubers consisted of Ducky Bhai’s fans. In ...

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Me’ breaks YouTube record

LONDON-GN: YouTube has confirmed that Taylor Swift’s ‘Me’ video drew 65.2 million views within the first 24 hours of its release. Taylor Swift’s ‘Me’ video attracted 65.2 million YouTube views within the first 24 hours of its release. The video has, therefore, entered the record books, making Taylor the solo ...

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‘Despacito’ breaks YouTube record with six billion views

The mega-hit “Despacito” by the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi has become the most watched video ever on YouTube with more than six billion views, the Google-owned service said Tuesday. The video, first released in January 2017 by Fonsi and Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, already holds the record for ...

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