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Google fined record $170 million for alleged child privacy violation
Sep04

Google fined record $170 million for alleged child privacy violation

These are not the best of times for Google and its subsidiary as things continue along the downward spiral. The tech giant has been fined a record $170 million for allegedly violating child privacy. YouTube actually is the guilty one here; and the Federal Trade Commission announced this Wednesday that its investigation showed that the streaming service allegedly violated a children’s privacy law. According to the FTC, Google allegedly...

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YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads
Aug18

YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads

Everyone loves some good quality entertainment sometimes; but this is sometimes not achievable especially if this comes with a monthly subscription. Even if we do get entertained by some of the videos we watch on YouTube, it is nothing compared to getting original content—YouTube Originals. Well, if you don’t have issues seeing ads while gulping content you originally would have paid for as a way of subscription every month, then the...

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YouTube adds a dedicated channel to celebrate the new EPL season
Aug12

YouTube adds a dedicated channel to celebrate the new EPL season

The English Premier League kicked off last Friday, and YouTube has created a dedicated channel to celebrate it. Football [soccer] is the most popular sporting event in England, and adding a dedicated YouTube channel is a smart move by Google, and will no doubt attract thousands of visitors to website everyday—weekends in particular. Announcing the new channel via its Twitter page, YouTube said “we’re celebrating the @PremierLeague...

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YouTube now allows you to livestream games from your Android phone
Aug03

YouTube now allows you to livestream games from your Android phone

The YouTube app for Android has added a new feature that lets you livestream games from mobile. Per XDA Developers, a new feature that gives you the ability to stream live content from your Android phone’s display has been activated. This new feature did not come as a surprise considering how important gaming has become to YouTube. Over the last couple of years, livestreaming on YouTube has become hugely popular, and the company is...

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YouTube hands creators more ways to make money
Jul12

YouTube hands creators more ways to make money

YouTube is opening up more ways for creators to make money—and this would be by way of enabling them to engage fans so more revenue can be generated. The announcement was made at an event to launch YouTube’s new products like channel memberships, merchandise shelves, premieres and more. The streaming site is expanding existing options with new features, while new products including Super Stickers and Learning Playlists are also being...

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YouTube bans instructional hacking and phishing content
Jul05

YouTube bans instructional hacking and phishing content

YouTube has placed a ban on instructional hacking and phishing videos. Over the years, channels and instructional hacking videos have been on the increase, triggered by demands from people who visit the video-streaming platform every day. Prior to this ban, the list of banned content on the site was high, and this only adds to it. To this end, several educational videos aimed at teaching people on ethical hacking have been removed....

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