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The YouTubers Union: Advocating for YouTube transparency

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Youtubers Union protests the changes to the platform’s advertising rules made in 2017, demanding transparency in the decisions behind video monetization

More than 100,000 hate videos taken down following new policies – YouTube

Sep 05, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Views on videos that are later removed for violating policies have been reduced by 80% over the last 18 months according to YouTube


Google to pay $170-million fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law

Google to pay out $150-200 million over YouTube privacy claims – reports

Aug 31, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The US Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce its decision on this settlement in September

De Lima urges Google Philippines to take down fake content on YouTube

Aug 26, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve political agendas


Youtube star PewDiePie marries girlfriend Marzia Bisognin

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The two internet personalities tie the knot after 8 years of dating

[ANALYSIS] YouTube: The new battleground against disinformation

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM

YouTube is the new battleground in the fight against disinformation

Russia warns Youtube, foreign powers of 'meddling' after protests

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Russia accuses foreign governments and media, including video website YouTube, of backing the demonstrations, which are held to demand free local elections

YouTube star Grant Thompson killed in paragliding accident

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Also known as 'The King of Random,' the 38-year-old Youtube star was reported missing on Monday after he didn't return from a paragliding trip

YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws' – executive

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'YouTube has now grown to a big city...And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime," chief product officer Neal Mohan says in an interview


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Jul 23, 2019 - 10:56 AM

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Pressure mounts on YouTube to better protect young users

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Consumer and child protection groups are worried YouTube is collecting data on young users and failing to shield them from inappropriate content

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Youtube's announcement is the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:38 AM

In a statement on its Cloud Platform status page, Google acknowledges the issue, saying it was dealing with 'high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube'

YouTuber ReSet found guilty of humiliating beggar on camera

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:08 AM

He is sentenced to 15 months in jail and a 5-year YouTube ban for offering a homeless man biscuit sandwiches stuffed with toothpaste and filming it

Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, YouTube for cyber libel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages

U.S. YouTube star Austin Jones gets 10 years in prison for child porn

May 04, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Jones admits to persuading girls as young as 14 to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves

Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from Instagram.com/blythe, Instagram.com/alexwassabi, and Instagram.com/jamillph

Mikey Bustos comes out: 'Life is sweet'

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Freedom,' the comedian says on Instagram

FREEDOM! Mikey Bustos thanks friends and supporters on Instagram. Image from Mikey Bustos' Instagram

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

A spokesman for YouTube, which is owned by Google, says the text box feature had been disabled for live streams related to the fire

EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE. Firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Travel with Zac Efron in his new Youtube vlog

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:08 PM

You can now tag along with Zac Efron on his new adventure travel channel, 'Off The Grid'

UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports

MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


French Muslim group sues internet giants over New Zealand massacre video

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The French Council of the Muslim Faith is suing Facebook and YouTube for 'broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor'

CHRISTCHURCH REMEMBRANCE. Young students attend a vigil on March 18, 2019, four days after 50 worshippers were killed in two mosques attacks, the worst on Muslims in a Western country. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

U.S. lawmakers ask tech leaders to explain viral Christchurch video

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:01 AM

The House Committee on Homeland Security ask for a briefing by tech executives regarding the online proliferation of the 'horrific' Christchurch video

CHRISTCHURCH. Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP


Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The incident has once again called into question major social media platforms’ ability to police harmful content

HALF-MAST. The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-mast on a Parliament building in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident in Christchurch. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP


Youtube star Lilly Singh to be first female U.S. late-night talk host in decades

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:47 AM

'I think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to be on a late-night show,' 30-year-old Singh says about her new NBC gig

YouTube to block comments on most videos showing minors

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:47 AM

YouTube announces further steps to crack down on inappropriate comments following an investigation showing how comments and connections on child porn were being displayed alongside innocuous videos

Hit song 'Despacito' breaks YouTube record with 6 billion views

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The video already holds the record for fastest views

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The closing of the loophole comes after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a 'wormhole' that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos

YouTube looking to address ‘dislike mobs’

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:49 PM

YouTube is beginning to look for ways to fix artificial, possibly conflict-generated dislikes

YouTube reducing recommendations of rules-skirting videos to improve experience

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The tweaks – reducing recommendations for videos which hold misinformation or skirt the rules of YouTube – are said to affect less than 1% of its videos but should bring about a better experience

WATCH: Bretman Rock and Shay Mitchell surprise fans with video collab

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Bretman, Shay, food, makeup, ASMR, and a whole lot of laughs – what more can you ask for?

YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The clarifications 'make it clear that challenges like the Tide pod challenge or the Fire challenge, that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances, have no place on YouTube,' the company says

YouTube mobile apps to get Autoplay on Home tab function

Dec 04, 2018 - 6:39 PM

YouTube videos will automatically play on the Home tab as users scroll past. The feature works on Android and iOS

Troye Sivan is coming to Manila in 2019

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) The singer-songwriter is taking his 'Bloom' concert tour to Asia in 2019, with Manila as his fourth stop

Ariana Grande releases documentary series on Youtube

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Thank u, yes!

Youtube ending annotations feature in January 2019

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Annotations have since been overtaken by other features, namely end screens and cards, which are both mobile-friendly and less obtrusive

YouTube rolling out free, ad-supported movies in U.S.

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:48 PM

No word yet on whether the free movies will hit Philippine shores or other regions


5 tips to help you on the journey to professional YouTubing

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Here's a quick roundup of tips for getting off the ground when starting your own YouTube channel

SO YOU WANNA BE A YOUTUBER. Jolly Estaris leads a session offering tips to prospective YouTubers in getting off the ground. Screenshot from YouTube.

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and digital platforms such as YouTube and Airbnb

Of course, Twitter folks had fun with #YouTubeDOWN

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Count on Twitter to provide the LOLs


YouTube back up after outage of around 2 hours

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) YouTube declares at 11 am that the site and its services have been restored

YOUTUBE DOWN. This is how YouTube appears upon trying to load it, Wednesday morning, October 17. Screenshot from YouTube.


Children drowning in 'digital diet of pizza and sweets'

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:02 AM

With YouTube replacing Disney as the most-loved brand among young children in the US, and streaming giants encouraging binge viewing, a whole generation risk being brought up on cultural junk food, kids television program makers say

Russia warns Google against election meddling

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Russian Central Election Commission member Alexander Klyukin says the commission sent an official letter to Larry Page, the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, regarding Alexei Navalny's use of YouTube.

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Critics, however, say that the new proposed copyright law in Europe may restrict the usage of memes and remixes by everyday internet users who often use content without securing the rights


Hit replay! PH among top viewers of K-pop group BTS' YouTube channel

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:27 PM

If you're overusing that replay button, you're not alone

10 MILLION. The Bangtan boys' YouTube channel hits 10 million subscribers. Image from BTS' Instagram account

YouTube's viewing stats track how long you spend watching videos

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:02 PM

You will now see how much time you spent viewing content today, yesterday, and over the past week.

YOUTUBE VIEWING HABITS. Fabled video repository YouTube will now give you stats on your viewing habits. Images from YouTube blog.

BTS' 'Idol' breaks record for biggest music video debut on YouTube

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Idol' breaks a YouTube record previously held by a Taylor Swift music video

RECORD BREAKERS. Korean idol group BTS shatters even more records. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

KSI-Logan Paul fight earns millions as boxing keeps distance

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:16 AM

A rematch between the two YouTubers, who have 37 million subscribers between them, is a question of when, not if – even if the boxing aficionados do not approve


Google deletes accounts with ties to Iran on YouTube, other sites

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Thirty-nine YouTube channels, 13 Google Plus accounts, and 6 accounts on their blogging platform Blogger have been removed

GOOGLE. AFP Photo/STR