Mar 22 2017
Google said the YouTube team was looking at changing its existing guidelines on what content should be allowed on the platform, and giving more visibility to advertisers and agencies so they could see where their adverts were appearing.
Matthew Brittin, the president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business and operations at Google, promised to review the company's advertising policies and practices to combat the problem. "This includes removing ads more effectively from content that is attacking or harassing people based on their race, religion, gender or similar categories", he said.
"We have strict policies that define where Google ads should appear, and in the vast majority of cases, our policies and tools work as intended".
The British government has summoned Google to explain itself after an investigation showed that taxpayer-funded ads were used on inappropriate content, according to a CNN report.
Google vowed today to "tighten safeguards" to help advertisers avoid inadvertently financing "hateful, offensive and derogatory content".
Concerns over inappropriate content have risen despite Google coming off a year in 2016 when it "removed over 100,000 publishers from our AdSense program, and prevented ads from serving on over 300 million YouTube videos", as Google U.K. Managing Director Ronan Harris said last week.
The UK Officials, reportedly, have asked Google to provide guarantee that public money would not fund hate content.
"Whatever Google's editorial policy, advertising should only be sold against content that is safe for brands".
"In order to ensure brand safety, we are pausing activity across Google platforms whilst the matter is worked through." said an M&S spokesperson.
Google chief business officer Philipp Schindler issued a rare company apology on Monday night.
Unspecified new ways for brands to "fine-tune" where they want ads to appear.
Marks and Spencer had joined the wagon to stop advertising with Google after McDonalds, L'Oreal and the BBC. GroupM vigorously pursues every brand safety precaution and technology available to mitigate these risks, and we encourage all clients to make use of these tools. Google is now focusing on improvising the Artificial Intelligence by developing new powered tools that will be able to evaluate the content at the very early stage.
News of this first broke on The Straits Times, which reported that a NEA video advertisement was found on a website, which it claimed had articles supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Mar 21 2017
Brazil minister to meet representatives of meat importers
Brazil and Argentina account for a huge chunk of the 80% of plant protein imports for feed the European Union is so dependent on. The Brazilian authorities launched the operation Weak Flesh in six Brazilian States.
Mar 19 2017
It's my fault Chelsea won - Pieters
Chelsea continued their quest for the domestic double by edging past ten-man Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup on Monday night. The only side in Premier League history to have done this in a whole 38-game season were Manchester City in 2014-15 (114/114).
Mar 19 2017
Orlando chief prosecutor rejects death penalty for all future cases
He also announced his intention to look into whether the state attorney's decision is a possible violation of public integrity. She acknowledged that her husband had served time in prison for drug conspiracy and counterfeiting checks years ago.
Mar 19 2017
Pastor Finds and Then Gives Away 706-Carat Diamond
The pastor turned the diamond over to the government in hopes that the proceeds from its sale will help the impoverished country. He handed it over to President Ernest Bai Koroma , who thanked him for not smuggling it out of the country.
Mar 18 2017
Was McDonald's Twitter Hacked, Or Has it Gone Rogue?
He echoed those comments after Trump was elected, noting that uncertainty was likely to continue throughout Trump's transition. Twitter Inc allows for two-factor authentication, a security feature that would deter many attempts to seize an account.
Mar 18 2017
Google's Guetzli Open Source JPEG Encoder Compresses Images by 35 Percent
Presumably Google are considering optimisations and rational solutions to speed up Guetzli's compression speed performance. Guetzli (on the right) shows less ringing artefacts than libjpeg (middle) without requiring a larger file size.
Mar 16 2017
Trump talks jobs, deregulation with auto workers in Detroit area
California's top air-quality regulator meanwhile said she's ready to consider changes to the fuel economy standards - to a point. This would do more than invite legal action: It would create a brutal battle between the president and the state of California.
Mar 16 2017
Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Might Be More Powerful Than Galaxy S8
So it seems safe to assume right now that the title for the "world's first foldable smartphone" will go to Samsung. This privilege comes back to the Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone that we hear about for a little while.
Mar 16 2017
Donald Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency authority to carry out drone strikes
The White House did not immediately respond to questions from the Daily News. Bush, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism .
Mar 14 2017
US House Intelligence Committee Asks Trump for 'Wiretapping' Evidence
Without any evidence, the wiretapping allegation may be chalked up to distraction from Trump's multiple ties to Russian Federation .
Mar 20 2017Kim Jong-un declares 'new birth' as he launches MISSILE engine test
Mar 19 2017Falcon 9 flies off pad 39A
Mar 19 2017EMT Dies After Bronx Man Steals Ambulance, Runs Her over
Mar 19 2017Sick Kyrgios out of Indian Wells clash with Federer
Mar 18 2017Microsoft Forces Owners of Recent CPU Architectures to Use Windows 10
Mar 17 2017Dave Chappelle returns on Netflix with two specials this month
Mar 17 2017Raiders upgrade at tight end with Jared Cook
Mar 17 2017A Volcanic Explosion in Italy Injured 10 People
Mar 15 2017$3.14 Pi Day deals: Blaze Pizza, Villa Italian, Pieology, more
Mar 14 2017The Nintendo Switch's Amazing, Not-So-Secret Weapon
Mar 21 2017Russian Federation says Syrian government officials will attend Geneva peace talks
Mar 21 2017Arsene Wenger will continue to stay at Arsenal
Mar 21 2017Protesters raise Confederate flag outside March Madness game, NCAA unmoved
Mar 21 2017Royal Jordanian Airlines reportedly bans all electronic devices from carry-on luggage
Mar 21 2017Oil prices continue sliding as production limit optimism fades
Mar 20 2017Ryan: Trump Has 'Helped Negotiate Changes' As GOP Repeal Bill Nears Vote
Mar 18 201742 dead in air attack on refugee boat near Yemen
Mar 17 2017Bishop grants special dispensation for St. Patrick's Day
Mar 15 2017TAG Heuer unveils its new android modular smart watch for $1650
Mar 15 2017Children help you live longer, says study
Mar 15 2017Manpower releases hiring outlook for the second quarter
Mar 14 2017Self-Driving Car Race: Intel Buys Mobileye for $15 Billion