Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cut down on rampant third-party cookies and content on their sites? It seems so

It seems that a fairly severe, sweeping data privacy law in Europe could be the incentive news organizations needed to trim the number of third-party cookies and content loading on their sites before readers have a chance to give explicit consent, according to a Reuters Institute report on a wide selection of news sites in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the U.K. A prequel report from RISJ, released a few weeks before the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect May 25, found that some news sites researchers looked at were worse than popular non-news websites when it came to third-party content. These news sites averaged 40 different third-party domains per page and 81 third-party cookies per page, compared to an average of 10 and 12, respectively, for other popular non-news websites. (Researchers collected the data in the first three months of this year.) This
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Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund selects a new round of projects to fund

Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund announced on Tuesday the 98 media projects it will be funding for Round 5 of applications. Those chosen will receive a slice of €21,137,000 (about USD $24.7 million), bringing Google’s DNI outlay to date to €115 million, of the €150 million it has committed. “Larger” projects received 65 percent of this round’s funding, 26 percent went to “medium” projects, and prototype projects received about nine percent. The Digital News Innovation Fund — previously known as the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, until Google rebranded its global journalism efforts under the rubric Continue reading "Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund selects a new round of projects to fund"

Trump Launches Attack Over Russian Meddling on Day of Putin Summit

Last week, President Donald Trump made news when attacked NATO and European countries on Twitter ahead of and during meetings with those countries. Today, on the day he is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump went to Twitter again and brought up Russia’s interference with the 2016 election. But unlike with NATO, President Trump didn’t bring up a contentious issue to attack those with whom is meeting, but instead to attack the United States. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” he said, “and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!” Our fault. Not theirs. Our foolishness. Our stupidity. The Blame America tweet came shortly after Continue reading "Trump Launches Attack Over Russian Meddling on Day of Putin Summit"

Panelists Pounce on Liberal Fox News Guest Who Admits She Wants Open Border: You Want America to be Europe

On Outnumbered on Fox News today, a bit of honesty from both sides of the political aisle was on display as a liberal guest copped to open borders desires and conservative guests did an “Aha!” dance over it. Author and columnist Cathy Areu joined the panel on Fox on Tuesday and, during the discussion about the border and immigration, said she would prefer for America to be more like Europe. “Basically I think it should be like Europe,” she told Fox’s Pete Hegseth. “People can travel throughout different countries.” “So there we go, you brought me inside the liberal mind, you want America to be Europe,” Hegseth replied. “And Donald Trump doesn’t want America to be Europe, he wants America to be America.” Townhall editor and Fox contributor Katie Pavlich pointed out that a lot of people won’t say they prefer open borders. “The president actually said Continue reading "Panelists Pounce on Liberal Fox News Guest Who Admits She Wants Open Border: You Want America to be Europe"