SimilarWeb has been stealing users' browsing history

In January 2017, Justin Hindman announced that Stylish, a popular open-source web browser extension he had created that allows users to apply any style sheet (CSS) to any web page, had been acquired by web analytics and market research company, SimilarWeb. It has now been revealed that SimilarWeb has been…

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Disrupting terrorist social media activity

In June 2017, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). The aim of this industry-led initiative is to disrupt the terrorist exploitation of its services. Recently, GIFCT members hailed the achievements of its first year of operations. But, while this…

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Egypt to impose a tax on advertisers on Facebook, Google, and others

Egypt’s parliament is evaluating an option to tax people and organizations that advertize on platforms like Facebook and Google. This, according to some of Egypt’s parliamentarians, will help the country "protect the Egyptian advertising market." Egypt is about to reach a strategy allowing the government to implement advertisement…

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Google's new podcasts app

Google has announced the availability of their new podcasts app. Simply named Google Podcasts, the app is integrated with the Google Assistant to ensure personalized podcast recommendations. Google has also said that using Artificial Intelligence, the Google Podcasts app offers recommendations based on listening habits. "Google Podcasts seamlessly syncs across…

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