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NEW YORK | Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

NEW YORK — Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology’s brightest minds should have seen that coming. Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted — as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding what should … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

NEW YORK  | Rep: Pop star Demi Lovato awake and recovering with family

NEW YORK  — A representative for Demi Lovato says she is awake and recovering with her family after the pop singer was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday for an overdose. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s representative said in a statement Tuesday … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Rep: Pop star Demi Lovato awake and recovering with family

MOSCOW  | Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

MOSCOW  — Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face the music. No other soccer nation dwells on decades of failure quite like the English. Southgate was so demoralized by his penalty kick failure against Germany in the 1996 European Championship semifinals, he avoided The Lightning Seeds “Three Lions,” the team’s official song when it … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

SAN BRUNO | The Latest: Father says suspect was angry at YouTube

SAN BRUNO, Calif.|April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on a shooting at YouTube headquarters (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The father of a woman suspected of shooting three people at YouTube’s headquarters says she was angry at the company because it stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform. Ismail Aghdam told the … Continue reading SAN BRUNO | The Latest: Father says suspect was angry at YouTube

Facebook and other tech stocks plunge as US indexes skid

NEW YORK /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A sharp loss for Facebook is dragging technology companies lower Monday as U.S. stock indexes skid. The social media company is facing new criticism related to privacy issues following reports that a data mining firm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained and then kept data on tens … Continue reading Facebook and other tech stocks plunge as US indexes skid

Critics wary as Google’s Chrome begins an ad crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO/February 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters. The move, which Google first floated back in June, is ostensibly aimed … Continue reading Critics wary as Google’s Chrome begins an ad crackdown

Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

NEW YORK/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as “preferred” content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too … Continue reading Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn’t shut door

PASADENA, Calif./January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but says that doesn’t mean it won’t work with him in the future. The video service announced this week it had pulled Logan Paul‘s channel from its ad-supported Google Preferred platform and put two … Continue reading YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn’t shut door