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YouTube bans ‘hateful’ videos from making money via its advertising network

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 Following a backlash around brand advertising on controversial content, YouTube is making a move to clean up which videos are part of its ad network. The Google-owned has updated the guidelines that govern which YouTube videos can run ads to prevent previous mismatches and assuage both its community of video makers and advertisers. High-profile YouTubers were up in arms last year after the… Read More

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Google’s built-in Chrome ad-blocker said to be more of a quality filter

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 Google still has plans to introduce built-in advertising filters for its Chrome web browser, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, but it’s going to be more of a quality assurance feature, akin to existing tools in Chrome that prevent pop-ups from spawning in excess, and that warn users when they might be exposed to content that could harm their devices. The report… Read More

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Google rolls out enhanced art search results, including digital museum guides on Street View

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 Searching for art and artists on Google has just been improved. Today, Google announced it’s integrating the work done by the Google Arts & Culture team into its Google search results and Maps, allowing web users to better experience the art they seek. This includes, in some cases, being able to view high-resolution imagery of the artwork in question, see it hanging on the wall in… Read More

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Google ends support for its Nik Collection photo editing software

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 Google rightly took the plaudits when it made its Nik Collection photo editing software available for free last year — removing the product’s $149 price tag, which was once as high as $500 — but unfortunately it looks like that move was a prelude to the end. That’s because the internet giant has now ceased support for the popular desktop services from now on, according to… Read More

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After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring

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 Google’s AlphaGo — the AI developed to tackle the world’s most demanding strategy game — is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the world’s best talent. The latest to succumb is Go’s top-ranked player, Ke Jie, who lost 3-0 in a series hosted in China this week. The AI, developed by London-based DeepMind, which was acquired by Google… Read More

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