YouTubers say kids’ content changes could ruin careers

YouTubers say kids’ content changes could ruin careers

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission fined YouTube $170 million for collecting data and targeting ads to children, an alleged violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The fine is relatively small — roughly 1 percent of the service’s annual revenue — but it comes with strict conditions that could spell disaster for…
NHS crisis continues: Official figures show July was the busiest EVER month in A&E

NHS crisis continues: Official figures show July was the busiest EVER month in A&E

NHS crisis continues: Official figures show July was the busiest EVER month in A&E with 2.2m visits as the surgery waiting list reaches a record high for the fourth month in a row More people than ever went to A&E departments in England last month and the waiting list for surgery has hit another all-time…
Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg opens up about her Asperger’s diagnosis

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg opens up about her Asperger’s diagnosis

'Being different is a superpower': Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg opens up about her Asperger's diagnosis as she reveals it led to her suffering from an eating disorder Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has opened up about her Asperger's diagnosis and revealed that it led to her suffering from an eating disorder.In a frank social…
Disney is drastically changing Fox’s future after a number of flops

Disney is drastically changing Fox’s future after a number of flops

21st Century Fox’s current film strategy is actively hurting Disney’s revenue, but the House of Mouse has a plan: nuke basically everything and start from scratch. The decision essentially scraps everything that isn’t a major tentpole franchise — including Avatar and Planet of the Apes — and indie projects from Fox’s prestigious Searchlight division. Fox’s…
YouTube’s biggest boxing rematch isn’t going to stream on YouTube

YouTube’s biggest boxing rematch isn’t going to stream on YouTube

Logan Paul and JJ “KSI” Olatunji are two of YouTube’s biggest creators, but their upcoming boxing rematch on November 9th is going to completely bypass the platform that helped build their careers due to piracy concerns. Paul and Olatunji’s fight will stream exclusively in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, and…
Bose’s new Portable Home Speaker offers Google Assistant, Alexa, and AirPlay 2

Bose’s new Portable Home Speaker offers Google Assistant, Alexa, and AirPlay 2

Bose just announced a surprise product: the Portable Home Speaker, a $349 speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that supports Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect. The new speaker looks a lot like a next-generation version of the company’s SoundLink Revolve+ from 2017, with a similar conical design for 360-degree sound output and…
Even Amazon’s own products are getting hijacked by imposter sellers

Even Amazon’s own products are getting hijacked by imposter sellers

Under the surface, Amazon is a scene of constant warfare. A growing share of goods on the platform are sold by third parties, who compete viciously for limited real estate. Some hop onto fast-selling listings with counterfeit goods, or frame their competitors with fake reviews. One common tactic is to find a once popular, but…
Researchers propose a new approach for dismantling online hate networks

Researchers propose a new approach for dismantling online hate networks

How do you get rid of hate speech on social platforms? Until now, companies have generally tried two approaches. One is to ban individual users who are caught posting abuse; the other is to ban the large pages and groups where people who practice hate speech organize and promote their noxious views. But what if…
Britain loses its ‘measles free’ status, but Boris Johnson vows to tackle ‘antivaxx’ scare stories

Britain loses its ‘measles free’ status, but Boris Johnson vows to tackle ‘antivaxx’ scare...

Measles on the march: Britain loses its 'virus-free' status, but Boris Johnson vows to tackle 'antivaxx' scare stories over fears they are driving the crisis Britain has lost its ‘measles-free’ status three years after the virus was eliminated in the country, Boris Johnson warned last night.The Prime Minister pledged a ‘decisive’ response, which includes tackling…
Alienware Aurora R9 and G5 5090 are Dell’s new bang-for-the-buck gaming PCs

Alienware Aurora R9 and G5 5090 are Dell’s new bang-for-the-buck gaming PCs

Thinking of buying a new pre-built desktop gaming PC? Dell has a pair you might want to peek: the new Alienware Aurora R9 and Dell G5 Desktop, starting at $970 and $630 this week. At its heart, a desktop computer will always be a box — and Dell’s gaming brand had built a mighty fine…