Category: Youtube

This Week in Apps: YouTube TV cancels Apple’s rev share, more bad news for mobile voting, WhatsApp hits 2B users
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This Week in Apps: YouTube TV cancels Apple’s rev share, more bad news for mobile voting, WhatsApp hits 2B users

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App…

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Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effect
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Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effect

Research presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube’s platform is playing a role in radicalizing users via exposure to far-right ideologies. The study, carried out by researchers at Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, found evidence that users…

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YouTube’s Cryptocurrency Purge Deepens; 3 Strike Rule Threatens Livelihoods
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YouTube’s Cryptocurrency Purge Deepens; 3 Strike Rule Threatens Livelihoods

YouTube’s cryptocurrency onslaught worsened over Christmas. Creators face permanent expulsion from the platform as they accumulate community guidelines strikes. Some have claimed responsibility for the attack, but the truth remains obscured. YouTube’s onslaught against cryptocurrency content creators shows no sign of letting up following the initial Christmas attack. In the hours since the social media…

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YouTube’s Crypto Xmas Purge is a Tactically Evil Powerplay
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YouTube’s Crypto Xmas Purge is a Tactically Evil Powerplay

YouTube mass deletes cryptocurrency videos suddenly and without warning. Tactical timing over the Christmas holidays suggests the social media sought to minimize outrage and pushback. This could be a pre-emptive proxy attack by Google in its quest to take move into the finance industry. While the world slept on Christmas Eve, the YouTube team was…

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YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling
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YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling

YouTube is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for further clarification and better guidance to help video creators understand how to comply with the FTC’s guidelines set forth as part of YouTube’s settlement with the regulator over its violations of children’s privacy laws. The FTC in September imposed a historic fine of $170 million for…

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YouTube Will Ban Alleged Whistleblower’s Name, Use Machine Learning to Censor | Breitbart
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YouTube Will Ban Alleged Whistleblower’s Name, Use Machine Learning to Censor | Breitbart

Google-owned video platform YouTube has followed Facebook in saying it will also ban mentions of the name of the alleged Ukraine whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella. In a comment to CNN, a representative of YouTube said that the company would work to scrub mentions of the alleged whistleblower’s name from its platform, although the statement leaves it…

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