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YouTube won't let anti-vaccine videos make advertising money for their creators, citing a policy around 'dangerous or harmful' content

Screenshot / YouTube YouTube channels that promote anti-vaccination (anti-vax) content are not allowed to run ads on the video sharing platform, according to a policy first reported by BuzzFeed News on Friday. YouTube said that it considers anti-vaccination content to be “dangerous or harmful,” which as a policy, it does not allow to be monetized. […]

Gaming

Bungie parts ways with Activision, will self-publish future Destiny content

Activision and Bungie are ending their Destiny partnership after eight years, the two companies announced. Bungie will acquire the full rights to the massive first-person shooter franchise from Activision and plans on self-publishing all future Destiny content. The companies released a joint statement announcing the development: Today, we’re announcing plans for Bungie to assume full […]

Gaming

Beat Saber’s exclusive PSVR content will come to PC

Following backlash surrounding the reveal of exclusive content for the PSVR version of Beat Saber, developer Beat Games has reassured PC players they’re not being forgotten. In tweets yesterday the developer noted that it wanted PSVR players to have ‘something new’ to experience when the game launched on the platform on November 20. That includes a […]

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Tim Cook says Apple banned Alex Jones because it curates content – not because of politics

Alex Jones/YouTubeApple and other tech companies banned radio host Alex Jones from their services in recent months. Apple removed Alex Jones’ podcasts and app from its services earlier this year. The decision to remove the material from the conservative talk-show host was related to Apple’s desire to curate apps and other material on behalf of […]

Emerging Tech

Don’t be fooled — this automated system sneakily manipulates video content

[embedded content] A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an artificial intelligence system that automatically transfers content from one film into the style of another. In the vein of “deep fakes”, the A.I.-augmented videos infamous for superimposing one person’s face onto another’s body, the CMU system presents another case for how difficult […]

Mobile

Google releases AI-powered Content Safety API to identify more child abuse images

Google has today announced new artificial intelligence (AI) technology designed to help identify online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and reduce human reviewers’ exposure to the content. The move comes as the internet giant faces growing heat over its role in helping offenders spread CSAM across the web. Last week, U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt took […]

Computer

Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images A recent survey questioned 595 virtual and augmented reality professionals about their business growth in the consumer and enterprise markets. Conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData, the survey shows that 24 percent of the respondents report strong sales in the enterprise market while only 18 percent show strong sales in the consumer […]