Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Business / Tech Nov 15, 2019

Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Google said it would make changes to its advertising technology to better protect people's privacy following scrutiny by European Union watchdogs. Starting in February, Google will no longer divulge information to participants in its ad auction about the type of content on a website or ...

Advertising woes hit New York Times as digital subscriptions grow

Business Nov 7, 2019

Advertising woes hit New York Times as digital subscriptions grow

The New York Times said Wednesday that profits slipped in the third quarter as declines in advertising revenues offset gains in its digital subscription efforts. The prestigious U.S. daily said it now has more than 4 million "digital only" subscribers and a total subscriber base ...

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Business Sep 9, 2019

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity. "Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia's sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in ...

<em>Chindonya:</em> The beat goes on

Culture Aug 3, 2019

Chindonya: The beat goes on

by Alex Martin

Flaunting a crisp white kimono embroidered with flowers and a ferocious-looking lion-dog, Hisashi Nagata beats a chindon taiko drum set strapped to his chest as his similarly kimono-clad wife, Mika, chats with curious onlookers while handing them leaflets for a new izakaya (Japanese pub) ...