Times of India: Indian Newspaper Society asks Google to raise publisher share in ad revenue to 85%

Times of India: Indian Newspaper Society asks Google to raise publisher share in ad revenue to 85%. “INS has asked Google to compensate the Indian newspapers ‘comprehensively’ for using contents published by them and to share its advertising revenues properly. ‘The Society insisted that Google should increase the publisher share of advertising revenue to 85 per cent, and also ensure more transparency in the revenue reports provided to publishers by Google,’ said INS in a statement.”

WATCH: Inside Google South Africa and SA Tourism’s new initiative to entice travel (Independent Online)

Independent Online: WATCH: Inside Google South Africa and SA Tourism’s new initiative to entice travel. “Google Arts & Culture and South African Tourism launched South Africa: An Explorer’s Paradise, an online exhibition that showcases the best of the famed destination. The initiative, which boasts a collection of 500 images and videos, 55 Street Views and 20 digital stories, is set to entice domestic and international travellers to plan their SA getaway.”

CNN: Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

CNN: Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news. “The country’s unprecedented new law had been hotly debated in recent months. Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) had opposed the initial version of the legislation, which would have allowed media outlets to bargain either individually or collectively with them — and to enter binding arbitration if the parties couldn’t reach an agreement.”

Lifehacker: Confuse Google Ads With This Chrome Extension

Lifehacker: Confuse Google Ads With This Chrome Extension. “You can try to combat data-collection in all kinds of fun ways, including manually blocking or clearing the data companies have on you and preventing yourself from being tracked as much as possible with various adblockers, anti-tracking extensions, and privacy-themed browsers, but considering the number of systems out there tracking you, those methods can only be so effective. AdNauseum works on a different principle.”

Engadget: What’s going on at Google AI?

Engadget: What’s going on at Google AI?. “AI and ML systems have advanced in both sophistication and capability at a staggering rate in recent years. They can now model protein structures based only on the molecule’s amino-acid sequence, create poetry and text on par with human writers — even spot specific individuals in a crowd (assuming their complexion is sufficiently light). But for as impressive as these feats of computational prowess are, the field continues to struggle with a number of fundamental moral and ethical issues.”

Google withdrawal threats could result in antitrust backlash: Vestager (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Google withdrawal threats could result in antitrust backlash: Vestager. “European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager warned of potential antitrust action against Google or other US technology giants if they threaten to pull out of markets. Vestager told the European Parliament’s economy committee on Tuesday that there could be scope for ‘investigating if it’s actually legal for a dominant provider to stop supplying’ services, adding that the EU ‘would have a number of tools to use.’”

Tubefilter: YouTube Shutters 7 Remaining ‘YouTube Spaces’ Globally, Doubling Down On Pop-ups And Virtual Programming

Tubefilter: YouTube Shutters 7 Remaining ‘YouTube Spaces’ Globally, Doubling Down On Pop-ups And Virtual Programming. “YouTube announced today that it’s permanently ceasing operations at each of its remaining YouTube Spaces across the globe, bringing a formal end to an initiative it launched nine years ago to operate fixed physical hubs in key markets furnishing studio space, networking events, and video education classes.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Political ads, fake news targeted in newly formed misinformation code

Sydney Morning Herald: Political ads, fake news targeted in newly formed misinformation code. “Political advertisements that misrepresent or deceive the public could also be prohibited and tools to help users know if they’ve been targeted by a political party are also expected to be introduced by the platforms in order to meet a series of commitments laid out in a voluntary misinformation and disinformation code of practice.”

Google’s definition of not including bum as ‘private part’ may not be acceptable in Indian context: Mumbai Court (GoaChronicle)

GoaChronicle: Google’s definition of not including bum as ‘private part’ may not be acceptable in Indian context: Mumbai Court. “Clarifying that ‘the term private part is to be interpreted into the context what is meant by it in our society,’ the Court held that Google’s definition of not including bum in private part may not be an acceptable interpretation as far as Indians are concerned.”

CBC: Montreal publisher launches online campaign to add Cree to Google’s translation software

CBC: Montreal publisher launches online campaign to add Cree to Google’s translation software. “The preamble to John’s petition points out that Maori, the language of Aboriginal people in New Zealand, is available on Google Translate. New Zealand government data suggests there are approximately 50,000 Maori speakers there, but data from Statistics Canada’s 2016 census shows there were more than 96,000 Cree speakers in Canada when information was gathered.”

Glamsham: Google and Levi’s connected jacket helps people with disabilities

Glamsham: Google and Levi’s connected jacket helps people with disabilities. “A connected jacket designed by Google and Levi’s has proved to be beneficial for people with disabilities who tried out the apparel. The connected jacket with woven ‘Jacquard’ technology allows people to connect to their smartphone and use simple gestures to trigger functions from the Jacquard app.”