Looks like the copyright police are starting to hit back at the internet in a big bad way. A German court ruled today that YouTube is entirely responsible for the content found on its service, and must actively filter music videos belonging to the GEMA, a music royalty group. Not only that, but the European Read The Full Story
It seems that Google is making good on its promise to have child-safe products this year, starting with probably the most engaging one of all: YouTube . USA Today reports that a colorful and limited new YouTube app will be debuting 23rd February to help give parents a bit of peace of mind, not to mention more control, over their kids' online viewing activities.
Recently the folks at Google's Play Music Chrome "Mini Player" extension released an update with a whole bunch of new permissions. While this would normally be a non-news sort of situation, it just so happens that the answer to the question "why does Play Music require all these permissions now?" turned out to be truly interesting.
is a New York-based director who makes geek humor short films on YouTube. HeBut is there any money in this passion project? Willem broke down the reality over email:As far as the business side of this goes, I'm not at the point where making YouTube videos is my sole source of income.
"Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"...with radars that can"see" through walls. Because according toUSA Today, at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI and the US Marshals, have been stocking up on handheld radars for the past two years.
It seems like it wasn't that long ago when the Turkish government was trying to make the social network services Twitter and YouTube illegal in the country for not playing along with their censorship requirements. Oh, wait, that's because it was less than a year ago .
How much work goes into making 6-second Vines and three minute YouTube videos? Spoiler alert: a lot. Meet the Kloons, a sketch comedy trio that's poured blood, sweat, and tears into their work to hopefully produce lots and lots of laughs. Late last week, Digiday took a dive into the Kloons' world of YouTube video production to find out what it's like to be on the edge of breaking out into stardom.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) believes President Barack Obama's "Net Neutrality" agenda could lead to US presidents acting like dictators. In an email fired off to critics of Obama's plan on Wednesday, Sasse cited Russia, China, Iran, and Turkey as examples of what happens when government regulates the internet.
The UK's advertising regulator is launching a crackdown on brands that give YouTube stars free gifts or pay for products to appear in vloggers' videos without clearly labeling the video as advertising.
"Deep Web" will give the inside story of one ofthe the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century — the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht , the entrepreneur alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” founder of online black market Silk Road. On February 4, Ulbricht was found guilty of all seven criminal charges against him and now faces life in prison.
In a major victory for book publishers, the UK's High Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to blockseveral sites offering pirated e-books. The decision means that BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and EE now have 10 days to comply and ensure their customers can't access the following link depositories: AvaxHome, Ebookee, Freebookspot, Freshwap, Libgen, Bookfi and Bookre.
Most kids nowadays, particularly those who have Internet access and gadget-toting parents/guardians, have been watching TV shows not on an actual TV anymore but through YouTube . And while the video channel does have filters in place, we all know that "inappropriate" videos slip in every once in a while (okay, a lot of times) when you're not looking or supervising their viewing time.
We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible tokeep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish policeraided the bootleg file siteand knocked it offline, it's back --TorrentFreakreportsthat almost everything is up and running once again, complete with a phoenix graphic (above) to taunt authorities. With that said, it's not quite the same experience that many veteran users would remember.
With its nickname of "Netflix for pirates," the app/service Popcorn Time has quickly become popular the world over among, well, internet pirates, and with new features like the ability to watch content in a web browser , media giants and copyright holders are quickly becoming concerned.
They often collaborate with fellow Vine celebsMore and more social media celebrities are striving to break into the mainstream — some more successfully than others. But two best friends who found success online have seamlessly turned their Vine fame into a chart-topping music career — even though they're not signed to a record label and most people over the age of 22 have never heard of them.
After a trial of several weeks, a federal jury has found Ross Ulbricht guilty of running and operating the online black market known asSilk Road. He was found guilty on all seven charges, which include money laundering, narcotics trafficking and computer hacking.
Starting in the fall, iPhone and iPad owners will notice yet another new Apple app on their iPhone called News . It's a curated-news service that serves up stories and media from various news organizations and packages them into a beautiful magazine-style interface. The idea isn't revolutionary.
A UK court has ruled that spy agency GCHQ's internet surveillance has, in the past, been conducted unlawfully. The Guardian is reporting that the Investigative Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that GCHQ acted unlawfully in intercepting personal communications of millions of people.