YouTube has said its removals of right-wing video channels were a mistake, something conservative users are finding hard to believe. YouTube blamed the blunder on the inexperience of its newly hired force of moderators.
The handover of internet oversight to a non-profit group was announced this month, yet the US agency currently in charge of the internet domain name system did not consider the antitrust issues of the transition, according to a public records request.
Verizon now allows customers with its Go90 app to stream select programming without it counting towards their limited data usage plans. Critics say the video service goes against the net neutrality principle of treating all online content equally.
Facebook and its acquired service, Instagram, no longer allow users to make arrangements to buy or sell firearms, gun parts, or ammunition. The new rule has given users a hot topic to share and post about, whether they “Like” it or not.
Every presidential contender says they want to destroy Islamic State, but John McAfee is the only one predicting a war involving cyberattacks, not conventional weapons. “We have to prepare ourselves” for an enemy that is “far more clever,” McAfee told RT.
Child users of the YouTube Kids app are being exploited, according to complaints sent to the Federal Trade Commission. Junk food advertising has prompted two advocacy groups to request that the agency look into both Google and advertisers’ business practices.
When Edward Snowden revealed the NSA secretly monitored Americans’ internet use, officials allayed concerns by explaining “only metadata” was collected. Now a federal court says some URLs fall outside the metadata category, qualifying as content.
After a delay, cybersecurity legislation dreaded by privacy advocates and relentlessly pursued by national security officials, known as CISA, will get a vote on the Senate floor “in a couple of days,” a top sponsoring senator anticipates.