New analysis on the impact of GDPR on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has decreased the number of ad trackers websites are placing on EU visitors.However, at the same time Google may have slightly increased its market share in the region which indicates that it its winning at the compliance game at the expense of smaller advertising firms.The research was conducted by a joint data privacy team made up of employees from Cliqz and Ghostery using data from a service they run together called WhoTracks.me. The team compared the amount of trackers present one month before and after GDPR went into effect looking at the top 2,000 websites visited by EU and US residents.When it came to the amount of trackers, they found the average number of trackers per page dropped by around four per cent for EU web users from April to July. However, in the US the opposite was true with the average number of trackers per page increasing by over eight percent during the same period.In Europe the … [Read more...] about GDPR has helped cut ad trackers in Europe
Microsoft today announced that it is teaming up with Politico Europe to power an interactive election hub to help Europeans keep up with the 2019 Parliamentary elections. Built on Power BI, the election hub allows you to switch between map and seat views to get a visual representation of the projected composition of the next EU Parliament. The data is currently based on the results of national polls, and it will be updated in real-time as election results come in on May 23-26, 2019. You can also use the map to get a breakdown of MEP seats by region or country. Ryan Heath, Political Editor at Politico, said: Visualizing the election will make it a more meaningful event for our readers, showing them during nine months where the election is headed, and how they compare to their neighbors. We're encouraging readers to adopt a new way of thinking about the European Union, one where we all see beyond our borders, and want to match this new way of thinking with new ways of discovering and … [Read more...] about Microsoft teams with Politico Europe on interactive elections hub
ALREADY hankering for a console upgrade? You'll be glad to hear there are plenty of PS5 rumours, especially since E3. We've scoured the web for the latest PlayStation 5 news, bringing you all the PS5 release date rumours, plus chatter on specs, price and more. PS5 release date – when is the PlayStation 5 out? This is the big question – when can you actually buy a PlayStation 5? Sony is playing its cards close to its chest, so we won't have strict confirmation for a while yet. But we can take a guess based on history – and our current best estimate is 2020. The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995, followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000. Sony announce the new PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro with 4k and HDR technology The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006. Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013's PS4 launch. That means there's an average of six years between each next-generation PlayStation model – which suggests a … [Read more...] about PS5 release date news – will the PlayStation 5 have backwards compatibility and how much will it cost?
Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are threatening to dismantle laws that have allowed online giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to flourish — a change that could force them to take a heavy hand in policing what their billions of users see on the internet. In Washington and Brussels, a series of two-decade-old legal provisions dating to the web’s early days allow internet companies to host content posted by users without being legally responsible for it. Thanks to that immunity, U.S. companies have built massive profit engines around material such as Facebook posts, Instagram photos and YouTube videos, without having to screen them ahead of time.Story Continued Below But now lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and European Union are starting to chip away at those protections, driven by growing concern about hoaxes, hate speech and other online bad behavior. In April, President Donald Trump signed a law holding online companies liable for "knowingly" hosting … [Read more...] about U.S., Europe threaten tech industry’s cherished legal ‘shield’
Oct 07, 3:12 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Bobby Ilich 10/06/18 AT 7:32 PM Juventus and Portugal soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday denied accusations he raped an American model in June 2009 at a Las Vegas hotel. The city's police department on Monday announced it had reopened an investigation against him.A Twitter post in English and Portuguese from the five-time world player of the year winner read: "I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense."Ronaldo, who has 75.1 million Twitter followers, received 217,000 "likes" and 53,000 retweets.My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.— … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo News: Amid Rape Investigation, Juve Star Draws Concerns From Sponsors, Scores Against Udinese