Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Around The Net

  • Google Grants 42% Of 'Right To Be Forgotten' RequestsThe Verge

    In the last 18 months, Google has received almost 350,000 requests from European citizens who want links about them removed from the search results. To date, Google has removed around 42% of those links. ...Read the whole story

  • Was Google Rigging Search Results?Re/code

    Google has reportedly been burying mobile search results for rivals like Yelp and TripAdvisor. “It looked like a flagrant reversal of Google’s stated position on search, and a move to edge out rivals,” Re/code writes. “Nope, it’s a bug, claims Google.” Said a Google spokeswoman: “The issues cited were caused by a recent code push, which we’re working quickly to fix.” ...Read the whole story

  • Acxiom Thinks The Furor Over Ad Blocking And IOS 9 Is OverblownAcxiom

    Arthur Coleman, general manager of Acxiom Labs writes in a blog post that "the immediate impact of ad blocking in iOS 9 is overblown. "The ad-pocalypse predicted for mobile is unlikely to occur, and the advertising industry has time to adapt to increasing viewer frustration with current advertising practices. ...We do not expect ad blockers on mobile to achieve more than a 2-4% penetration in the US by the end of 2017.  Still, we strongly advise advertisers and publishers to attend to viewers’ frustrations with current advertising practices online and in mobile now to avoid a disaster in the future." ... ...Read the whole story

  • FAA Wants To Track Drone "Pilots"Cnet

    A special FAA task force is recommending that all drone “pilots” must register their personal information with the US Department of Transportation. “The registration requirement will apply to any UAS less than 55 pounds … and heavier than half a pound … and owners must be at least 13 years old,” CNet reports. ...Read the whole story

YouTube Kids App Under Fire For Food And Bev Content

The YouTube Kids app for children under 12 is "awash with food and beverage marketing that you won't find on other media platforms for young children," according to a complaint filed at the Federal Trade Commission ...More

  • Instant Articles: Trojan Horse For Publishers

    With Instant Articles, introduced in May, Facebook packaged its network, with over one billion users worldwide, and offered publishers what at first glance seems like a golden goose - but is really a Trojan horse. ...More