Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 22

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Google Overhauls Policies After Uproar Over YouTube Videos (Mark Bergen / Bloomberg) 2. Twitter Launching Live Video API (Josh Constine / Tech Crunch) 3. Adobe is Now Officially an Ad Tech Company (Lara O’Reilly / Business Insider) 4. This is the Story Behind The New York Times’ Most Famous Tweet (Which is 10 Years Old Today) (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 5. Meet the Swedish Newspaper Editor Who Put an Algorithm in Charge of his Homepage (Felippe Rodrigues / Storybench) 6. Two Ad Agency Creatives’ Quest to Take Down Biased News (Tanya Dua / Digiday) Get the Daily Must Reads in Your Inbox!


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Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Star Wars Filming Site on St. Patrick’s Day

2017-03-17-Google_Doodle Google celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Friday with a Doodle that references an island off the Irish coast that was not only home to Christian monks for centuries, but was also a shooting site for two Star Wars movies. The Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna gave some background on the Doodle in a Friday article: “The home-page animation, by London-born Google artist Matt Cruickshank, features shamrocks high-fiving on Skellig Michael, a rocky, beguiling isle where seabirds perch about seven miles off Ireland’s southwest coast.” Cavna noted that the Doodle is “a representation of a circa-sixth-century monastery — some 600 steps above where visitors dock — that enhances the mystical aura of this remote World Heritage site.” Star Wars fans know the County Kerry island as the filming location for the final scene of The Force Awakens. It is also featured in the upcoming December 2017 sequel, The
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Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Star Wars Filming Site on St. Patrick’s Day

2017-03-17-Google_Doodle Google celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Friday with a Doodle that references an island off the Irish coast that was not only home to Christian monks for centuries, but was also a shooting site for two Star Wars movies. The Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna gave some background on the Doodle in a Friday article: “The home-page animation, by London-born Google artist Matt Cruickshank, features shamrocks high-fiving on Skellig Michael, a rocky, beguiling isle where seabirds perch about seven miles off Ireland’s southwest coast.” Cavna noted that the Doodle is “a representation of a circa-sixth-century monastery — some 600 steps above where visitors dock — that enhances the mystical aura of this remote World Heritage site.” Star Wars fans know the County Kerry island as the filming location for the final scene of The Force Awakens. It is also featured in the upcoming December 2017 sequel, The
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Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Star Wars Filming Site on St. Patrick’s Day

2017-03-17-Google_Doodle Google celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Friday with a Doodle that references an island off the Irish coast that was not only home to Christian monks for centuries, but was also a shooting site for two Star Wars movies. The Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna gave some background on the Doodle in a Friday article: “The home-page animation, by London-born Google artist Matt Cruickshank, features shamrocks high-fiving on Skellig Michael, a rocky, beguiling isle where seabirds perch about seven miles off Ireland’s southwest coast.” Cavna noted that the Doodle is “a representation of a circa-sixth-century monastery — some 600 steps above where visitors dock — that enhances the mystical aura of this remote World Heritage site.” Star Wars fans know the County Kerry island as the filming location for the final scene of The Force Awakens. It is also featured in the upcoming December 2017 sequel, The
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MediaShift Podcast #225: Trump Wants to Kill Big Bird; DOJ Indicts Russian Hackers of Yahoo; Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark

In the news this week, President Trump’s first budget strips funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could be devastating for small market local public stations. The Feds indicted four Russians for the massive hacking breach at Yahoo in 2014, compromising data for 500 million users. And European governments throw down the gauntlet for Facebook, Twitter and Google over hate speech and fake news. Our Metric of the Week is Snapchat Filter Metrics, and Jessica Clark of Dot Connector Studios joins us to talk about helping the Knight Foundation study their podcasting investments.  Don’t have a lot of time to spare, but still want to get a roundup of the week’s top news? Then check out our Digital Media Brief below!

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Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 15

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. This Email Newsletter Raised $300K From its (Affluent, Largely Silicon Valley–Based) Readers in 55 Hours (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. Google Launches New Effort to Flag Upsetting or Offensive Content in Search
(Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land) 3. Germany Considers 50 million Euro Fines for Social Media Companies that Fail to Remove Hate Speech (Amar Toor / The Verge) 4. Vice to Produce Original Snapchat Shows, Starting With Action Bronson’s Dating Series (Todd Spangler / Variety) 5. Why The Boston Globe Embraced Facebook for Notifications (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 6. The Future of Podcasting is Strong, but the Present Needs to Catch Up (Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab) Get the Daily Continue reading "Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 15"

Google’s Messaging App Can Let Your Friends See Your Search History

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There are two ways to look at this story: If you’re a person concerned with privacy, people can use Google’s Allo messaging app to look at your online searches. (We also have another story for you from this morning!) If you’re a busybody, you can use Google to look at your friends’ searches and finally stop trying to hack their microwaves.

No, but seriously, Allo has a way to allow searches to be seen. Think about all the random, weird stuff you’ve Googled in the last week alone. It’s probably not on the same level as, say, what Casey Anthony‘s search history shows, but it’s also probably not anything you want blasted out to all of your friends, either.

According to Recode, it looks like this is all a glitch, which doesn’t really make anyone feel better. That being said, it isn’t quite as big of a deal as Continue reading "Google’s Messaging App Can Let Your Friends See Your Search History"