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WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy After Backlash
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WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy After Backlash

On January 15, WhatsApp announced it would delay its recent privacy policy update after users raised concerns about the app sharing data with its parent company, Facebook. Originally, users were required to consent to the policy by February 8 or their accounts would stop working. Users voiced their concern about ... Read More
Google Experimenting with Removing Australian Media from Search Results
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Google Experimenting with Removing Australian Media from Search Results

On January 13, Financial Review reported that Google was adjusting algorithms to block Australian news sites as part of an “experiment.” A Google spokesperson confirmed this report, saying that the adjusted algorithms would “reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia to measure the impacts of news businesses and ... Read More
Google Experimenting with Removing Australian Media from Search Results
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Google Experimenting with Removing Australian Media from Search Results

On January 13, the The Australian Financial Review reported that Google was adjusting algorithms to block Australian news sites, as part of an “experiment.” A Google spokesperson confirmed this report, saying that the adjusted algorithms would “reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia to measure the impacts of ... Read More
FCC No Longer Clarifying Section 230
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FCC No Longer Clarifying Section 230

On January 7, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a C-SPAN interview that he no longer intends to move forward with the notice of proposed rule-making to clarify Section 230. He said he had insufficient time to complete the administrative process after the 2020 election. This comes three months after ... Read More
Alliance CEO: Congress Must Give Local News Publishers a Chance
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Alliance CEO: Congress Must Give Local News Publishers a Chance

On December 28, National Review published a column by News Media Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern, discussing the recent lawsuit by ten attorneys general against Google for anticompetitive behavior, and the need for Congress to grant an antitrust safe harbor for news publishers ... Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Commends Senator Tillis for Supporting Copyright Reform, High-Quality Journalism
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Statement: News Media Alliance Commends Senator Tillis for Supporting Copyright Reform, High-Quality Journalism

The News Media Alliance applauds Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) for the release of the discussion draft of his proposed Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) reform bill, which includes proposals that would help news publishers protect their online content and facilitate payment from the tech platforms ... Read More
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