DCC Web Round Up – August 2019

Analyst Says Roku Will Climb To $4.5 Billion In Revenues By 2025

Ralph Schackart, an analyst at William Blair, says by 2025, the fast-growing TV player company, Roku will hit $4.5 billion in annual revenue. He says 90% of revenue will come from U.S. business.

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New supercomputer Will Help Send Humans Back To The Moon

NASA will start using a new Hewlett Packard built supercomputer Hewlett to support the U.S. goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024. HPE named the system, named “Aitken” after celebrated astronomer Robert Grant Aitken.

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Google’s Love Affair With Cookies IS Drawing Criticism

In August Google has made two major public statements concerning cookies. First announcing, plans for a “Privacy Sandbox”. And later releasing a report stating “blocking cookies materially reduces publisher revenue.

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YouTube Changed Its Copyright Monetization Policy, In Part To Help Stop Copyright Trolling

Copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via YouTube’s “Manual Claiming” tool. Instead, they may stop monetizing of the video or block the content from the platform.

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Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify For Copyright Infringement.

Eminem’s publisher has filed a lawsuit claiming Spotify infringed copyrights on hundreds of song and challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed law. Eight Mile accuses Spotify of willful copyright infringement by reproducing “Lose Yourself” and about 250 of the rapper’s songs.

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What We Can Learn From China’s Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

The city of San Francisco made headlines when it banned the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government departments. Meanwhile, China has been pushing to leverage this technology to a more robust level.

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YouTube Ending Targeted Ads On Videos Aimed At Kids

YouTube executives are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch. This is widely believed to be the result of a Federal Trade Commission investigation into whether YouTube breached the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA).

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‘I’m Radioactive’

His concern about search engines is not paranoia. Until 2018, Jonathan Kaiman was the Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. He’s 32, unemployed, and struggling to find the right medication to quell the recurrent thought of ending his life. his few remaining friends rarely call and he feels unable to make new ones, because of the reaction of anyone who Googles him.

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WordPress Team Is Working On A Plan To Forcibly Update Old Websites

The developers behind the WordPress open-source content management system (CMS) are working on a plan to forcibly auto-update older versions of the CMS to more recent releases. The goal of this plan is to improve the security of the WordPress ecosystem, and the internet as a whole, since WordPress installations account for more than 34% of all internet websites.

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