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Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a chang

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The biggest companies in the TV industry are banding together to arm themselves against Google and Facebook

NBCUniversal is joining rivals Turner, Fox and Viacom to help advertisers better use data to target people with TV ads.The consortium, dubbed OpenAP, promises to eliminate much of the manual labor and friction inherent in data-driven TV advertising, which

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Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits

Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy. An update to European Union data protection rul

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Can data science save social media?

The unfettered internet is too often used for malicious purposes and is frequently woefully inaccurate. Social media -- especially Facebook -- has failed miserably at protecting user privacy and blocking miscreants from sowing discord.

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Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather

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The Rock threatened to quit 'Rampage' unless the ending was changed

Warner Bros.Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told Rolling Stone that he thought the original ending to his new film "Rampage" was too sad.Johnson fought for a different ending and threatened to quit the movie unless it was changed.Johnson said he had "built a tr

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YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

YouTube says it’s rolling out more tools to help its creators make money from their videos. The changes are meant to address creators’ complaints over YouTube’s new monetization policies announced earlier this year. Those policies were d

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Drake has tied Elvis Presley's number of top-10 singles — here's where he ranks all time

APDrake tied Elvis Presley's number of top-10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 this week after his latest release, "Nice For What," hit No. 1 on the chart, dethroning his previous No. 1 single, "God's Plan."The rapper has now earned 25 top-10 singles on B

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Netflix impresses on subscriber growth in Q1 (NFLX)

BI IntelligenceThis story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, pleaseclick here.Netflix released Q1 2018 earnings on Monday afternoon that cont

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Russia’s Telegram ban that knocked out 15M Google, Amazon IP addresses had a precedent in Zello

Russia blocking access to Telegram after the messaging app refused to give it access to encrypted messages has picked up an unintended casualty: we’re now up to over 15 million IP addresses from Amazon and Google getting shut down by the regulators

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Virtual Instagram celebrity ‘Lil Miquela’ has had her account hacked

The Instagram account for the virtual celebrity known as Lil Miquela has been hacked. The multi-racial fashionista and advocate for multiculturalism, whose account is followed by nearly 1 million people, has had “her” account taken over by ano

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Beyoncé's Coachella set was the most-viewed live performance on YouTube in the festival's history

Larry Busacca/GettyBeyoncé's Coachella set became the most-viewed live performance on YouTube in the festival's history, with 458,000 simultaneous global viewers at its peak, YouTube said in a release.The first weekend of Coachella also drew a reco

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Roseanne Barr scoffs at New Yorker criticism, saying writer of controversial 'Roseanne' joke has been 'sent to the gulag'

ABCThe New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum criticized the "Roseanne" reboot for the joke it made about ABC's minority-led comedies "Black-ish" and "Fresh Off the Boat."Roseanne Barr replied to a tweet about the article, and said the writer of the

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Facebook starts fact-checking fake news in India

Facebook today announced a partnership with a Mumbai-based fact checking organization called Boom, to help the social network fight the spread of fake news in the Indian state of Karnataka ahead of the elections being held there next month. The social

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LittleThings, which abruptly shut down as a victim of Facebook's algorithm tweak, is coming back (FB)

FacebookLeft for dead following the recent Facebook algorithm tweak, LittleThings is coming back.The mobile gaming company RockYou is acquiring the site and plans to revive it.25 LittleThings staffers have signed on to bring the publication back. And Rock

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SLOW BURN: The 13 movies that took the longest time to make $100 million at the box office

MiramaxMost record-setting blockbuster films reach nine-figure grosses by getting off to a hot start, as Marvel's "Black Panther" did at the start of this year.But many other films, like Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," have instead raked in money on a

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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament

Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix had been scheduled to take questions from th

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Jimmy Kimmel rips Sean Hannity about being Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's mysterious 3rd client

ABCJimmy Kimmelmocked Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night over the revelation that Hannity was President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen's mysterious third client.Kimmel and Hannity were embroiled in a Twitter feud earlier, in which Kimmel attacked Ha

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Apple is reportedly readying a monthly subscription service for news (AAPL)

APApple is planning to launch a premium subscription for news, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.Last month it bought Texture, a magazine subscription service that costs $9.99 a month.The Apple News subscription could look a lot like Apple's streaming-music serv

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14 movies playing at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival that should be on your radar

Focus FeaturesBeginning on Wednesday, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off another year of spotlighting fascinating movies, TV shows, and the latest projects from the world of virtual reality.That isn't even mentioning the anniversary screenings of treasur

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Inside the career of Fox News host Sean Hannity, who was once fired from a college radio station and now advises Trump

Rick Scuteri/Getty ImagesSean Hannityis one of the biggest stars onFox News.The Fox New host is also the previously unnamed third client of US PresidentDonald Trump's personal lawyerMichael Cohen.After getting his start in radio, Hannity was brought on to

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Kendrick Lamar just became the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music

InterscopeRapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music on Monday for his critically acclaimed 2017 album, "DAMN."Lamar is the first non-classical or jazz artist to ever win the award.Rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music on Mond

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As Chinese censorship intensifies, gays are back while teenage mothers and tattoos are out

Following the passage of a new cybersecurity law and the removal of term limits from Chinese president Xi Jinping, China’s government is conducting a comprehensive crackdown on online discussions and content, with few companies spared the rod by the cen

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Hollywood insiders are split on whether Netflix's war with Cannes will hurt its business (NFLX)

APNetflix has pulled its titles from playing at this year's Cannes Film Festival following a rule change.The industry has conflicting thoughts on this latest bold move from the streaming giant.SinceNetflixbegan releasing its own movies, it’s disrupt

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