Google fights harder against adblockers, apps slower
Google is putting restrictions on the use of adblockers. Users are now experiencing longer loading times on YouTube videos.
Google's plans to place restrictions on adblockers have existed for some time. To this end, the new "Manifest V3" extension format was unveiled last year, but due to critic... Read more
Adblocker use in decline as YouTube takes a tougher stance
YouTube has been cracking down on the use of adblockers for the past month. Viewers have been using these tools for years to successfully bypass ads. Adblocker vendors are finding that many users are now uninstalling these tools.
YouTube has started to crack down on adblockers, having done littl... Read more
Zoom lets organizations share YouTube videos with Zoom Clips
Zoom is introducing the Zoom Clips tool. It allows users to record and share short videos for offline collaboration.
The immediately available Zoom Clips tool allows employees to support each other with video or exchange important information when they are unable to meet physically via the video... Read more
YouTube tightens policy around ad blockers
YouTube is taking its experiment to crack down on ad blockers one step further. If the video platform detects that you are using an ad-blocker, you can only watch three more videos without taking further action.
YouTube is testing stricter policies around ad-blockers for a small group of users ... Read more
YouTube ‘testing’ ad-blocker ban
Several YouTube users recently received a warning message about using ad-blockers. "Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube," it reads. However, YouTube states that this is an experiment that only a small number of users will encounter, but the move hints at a stricter policy in the future.
With ... Read more
EU says telcos must prove that streaming sites should pay for traffic
The bloc is investigating whether content providers like Netflix and YouTube need to pay additional costs for internet access.
The European Commission wants telecom companies to provide evidence that streaming sites such as Netflix and YouTube should pay for the additional traffic sent over thei... Read more
Google campaigns against disinformation about Ukrainian refugees
Based on research from two British universities, Google's Jigsaw unit will start a campaign to combat misinformation about Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic next week.
In collaborating with Google's Jigsaw, psychologists from Cambridge and Bristol universities create... Read more
Google Cloud’s losses increase, but bosses aren’t worried
Although Google Cloud turned a loss of close to $1 billion in the most recent quarter, parent company Alphabet seems unconcerned.
Alphabet recently revealed its second quarterly report of 2022. Revenue totalled $69.7 billion. $40 billion came from Google Search and associated operations, $7.4 b... Read more
A Google update for Drive could break some file links
Many Google Drive links will become inaccessible by mid-September, according to an announcement by the search engine giant. The company announced that it is rolling out an update that would make sharing files within Drive more secure.
However, when the update goes live in September, Drive will a... Read more