Facebook acknowledge that it’s tracking mouse movements on their screens. They said they mainly use it to distinguish between bots and humans. They also admitted collecting information about operating systems, hardware and software versions, battery levels, signal strength and available storage space. Read the article from FastCompany.
Youtube is dropping thousands of creators. Most of them work under the umbrella of Multi-channel Networks or MCN. YouTube is restructuring the terms of service. YouTube seems to be dropping creators over copyright issues, misleading titles and thumbnails. It seems that YouTube intent is to cripple or put MCNs out of business. Making money from YouTube seems to get even tougher. From Polygon.
What’s made Netflix, Amazon and the major studios in a tizzy? The service is called Setvnow. They sell a TV service with more than 500 channels for about $20 per month. So, what is the real problem? It’s all about copyright and infringements. The list of impressive. Besides Netflix and Amazon, the plaintiffs are Columbia Pictures, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros. It looks like SetvNow has got their hands full. Read the Ars Technica article.