The Invidious Project Will Be Shutting Down Soon

The Invidious Project Will Be Shutting Down Soon

In a recent blog post, it has been announced that the main Invidious instance () will be shutting down and that Omar Roth will be stepping down as the lead developer of the project.

Watch YouTube Without Using YouTube

Watch YouTube Without Using YouTube

There are many great RSS readers, I personally use newsboat which runs in the terminal, and I have configured a macro to directly stream YouTube videos to mpv (media player).

Petey Vid Vs Duck Duck Go Video Search Comparison

Petey Vid Vs Duck Duck Go Video Search Comparison

Not only YouTube, Petey Vid is popular for searching over 70+ platforms online, which makes a better place to search your favourite videos comfortably.If you prefer watching videos on YouTube, you may go with DuckDuckGo. If you want to explore many other platforms you can use Petey Vid.

Google introduces new default auto-delete settings for location and YouTube history.

Google introduces new default auto-delete settings for location and YouTube history.

Indeed, incognito mode has been baked into Chrome 's browser for over a decade, but the company added it to YouTube in 2018, followed by Google Maps a year later, allowing users to temporarily stop their search activities from being saved to their Google Account.

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against Google over allegations the company illegally tracked Android users’ location without their consent and even when the location tracking features had been manually disabled, according to a report from The Washington Post.

YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

Luckey, a founder of the virtual reality group Oculus who is now works for a defence tech firm, tweeted: “YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist party,” and suggested the filtering appeared to be a new policy of censorship.

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases related to criticism of the country’s ruling Communist Party (CCP).The Verge found evidence that comments were being deleted as early as October 2019, when the issue was raised on YouTube’s official help pages and multiple users confirmed that they had experienced the same problem.

YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

According to the FTC complaint, while Google said internally that it had no "child-directed" content and didn't need to worry about COPPA, it was at the same time telling companies such as Mattel and Hasbro that "YouTube was unanimously voted as the favorite website for kids 2-12" and "93 percent of tweens visit YouTube to watch videos.".

Location-tracking database of 12M phones may include you

Location-tracking database of 12M phones may include you

Anyone who has ever granted a third-party app access to Location Services could be in a location-tracking database of 12 million phones, says a new report today.

YouTube change of conditions : between Deception and wrong interpretation !

YouTube change of conditions : between Deception and wrong interpretation !

Google's extremely popular video platform, sentenced in the United States for violating the law on the tracking of children for advertising purposes, has negotiated a four-month period before changing the rules.

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

The privacy case against YouTube began in 2016 after the New York attorney general’s office, which has been active in enforcing the federal children’s privacy law in the state, notified the trade commission about apparent violations of the law on the site.

FTC reaches reported settlement with Google over YouTube child privacy violations

FTC reaches reported settlement with Google over YouTube child privacy violations

The settlement concludes that Google did not adequately shield children who were using the platform and collected their data in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), The Washington Post reports, citing two sources.

Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube

Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube

The settlement comes after an FTC investigation over whether the tech giant sufficiently protected the data of children using the platform, according to a Friday report from The Washington Post citing two people familiar with the matter.

This Is How You're Being Manipulated

This Is How You're Being Manipulated

At a preliminary U.S. Senate hearing today on the subject of potentially putting legislative limits on the persuasiveness of technology - a diplomatic way of saying the addiction model the internet uses to keep people engaged and clicking - Tristan Harris, the executive director of the Center for Humane Technology, told lawmakers that while rules are important, what needs to come first is public awareness.

Unproven aggression detectors, more surveillance

Unproven aggression detectors, more surveillance

In some public places, such as schools and hospitals, microphones installed with software listen for noise that sounds like aggression. It sounds useful, but in practice, the detection algorithms might not be ready yet.

YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube’s ongoing problems surrounding content that involves children has led to an investigation from the federal government, according to a new Washington Post report.

Charles Koch and George Soros team up with Patreon, Mozilla, Pinterest and more to stamp out “hate” online

Charles Koch and George Soros team up with Patreon, Mozilla, Pinterest and more to stamp out “hate” online

Pinterest insider, Eric Cochran, who exposed internal blacklist speaks out - calls big tech companies “dark censorship bureaus”. Pinterest insider, Eric Cochran, who exposed internal blacklist speaks out - calls big tech companies “dark censorship bureaus”.

Delhi HC directs YouTube to remove defamatory PewDiePie songs

Delhi HC directs YouTube to remove defamatory PewDiePie songs

The interim order was granted by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Jayant Nath in a suit preferred by T-Series owner Super Cassettes Pvt Ltd., seeking to permanently restrain Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, from uploading the songs titled ‘T-Series Diss Track/Bitch Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’.

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

The EU argues that up until now, online platforms such as YouTube and Google News have been making huge sums of money by hosting or directing people to creative content – but haven’t been funnelling much of that cash back to the people who the content in the first place.

Is Artificial Intelligence Compromising Our Privacy?

Is Artificial Intelligence Compromising Our Privacy?

So what are the privacy tradeoffs with AI, is there any way to opt out, and why does YouTube keep recommending Wham!’s “Last Christmas” to me no matter what I watch?

The Guardian view on Facebook: the arrogance of power

The Guardian view on Facebook: the arrogance of power

As the information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has warned, we are now being sold political ideas online with the same techniques that are used to sell shoes and holidays. In her testimony to the committee, the information commissioner put her finger on one of the most important advantages that Facebook has over traditional advertising media.

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

And it seems to me, that’s where we’re at today.” Uhhhhhhh….Fmr FBI Assistant Director just said “When I first got into the FBI one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep” progressives out of government pic.twitter.com/l1KqQMO914 — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)

Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie

Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie

Over the last couple of days, Twitter users have been posting screenshots of unsolicited printouts from internet-connected printers that say that PewDiePie needs their help. Why are local printers being hacked for this pic.twitter.com/fAnNTIp6ds — madison.

How to Unblock YouTube

How to Unblock YouTube

If the exit node is in a country that’s not blocked from watching that video, you can unblock YouTube. While a VPN is the easiest and fastest way to access blocked YouTube videos, you can use any of the methods given above.

Google needs to break up its all-or-nothing approach to permissions

Google needs to break up its all-or-nothing approach to permissions

"Since Google Home Hub uses the Google Assistant to interface with YouTube, web and app activity is a required permission to enable voice actions."

YouTube speaks out against EU’s Article 13 copyright changes

YouTube speaks out against EU’s Article 13 copyright changes

“Article 13 as written threatens to shut down the ability of millions of people – from creators like you to everyday users – to upload content to platforms like YouTube.

YouTube CEO urges YouTube creators to protest European copyright law

YouTube CEO urges YouTube creators to protest European copyright law

Wojcicki focuses on Article 13 of the EU's new Directive on Copyright, which passed in early September and makes tech platforms liable for copyright-protected content. Essentially, this means that giant platforms that rely on user-generated content, including Google's YouTube, , and , would be responsible for making sure that users don't share copyrighted material.

UMatrix – A Powerful Firefox Extension to Enhance Security and Privacy

UMatrix – A Powerful Firefox Extension to Enhance Security and Privacy

uMatrix adds Cookie, CSS, Media/Image, Script, XML Http Requests (XHR), Frame, and other types of blocking to your security and privacy arsenal, and it allows the user to fine tune each of these types of blocking to the user’s preference.

New YouTube tools will collect data for advertisers

New YouTube tools will collect data for advertisers

With hundreds of billions of dollars up for grabs, the Alphabet-owned video site is slated to announce Monday that it’s rolling out new tools to help advertisers better reach customers. This year, it’s on track to increase revenue to $3.96 billion, according to the firm.