YouTube Stories March 21

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YouTube has responded to a growing ad boycott by major brands and government departments in the UK. The boycott was prompted by ads being embedded within and alongside hate videos.

In a blog post, Google apologized for the failure in its policies and filters, and explained the three measures it was taking in response …

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YouTube Stories March 17

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A BBC ad appearing alongside a neo-Nazi video
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UK government ads, as well as those for major brands like L’Oréal, have been embedded in hate videos on YouTube, reports the Times.

The ads have appeared within and alongside videos of former Ku Klux Klan official and holocaust denier David Duke, as well as Steven Anderson, a preacher banned from Britain after praising the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando …

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YouTube Stories March 16

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Currently, YouTube allows any channel to livestream from a desktop, but requires they have at least 10 thousand subscribers before they can do so from mobile. According to several users online, it would appear that YouTube is now allowing some channels with fewer subscribers to go live on mobile devices… expand full story

YouTube Stories March 13

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Google gives its employees (Googlers) the opportunity to spend 20 percent of their time working on side projects – some of which like Gmail and Google Maps have become some of the company’s core applications. The latest 20 percent project to go live is an app called Uptime which lets you use the app’s odd user interface to watch YouTube videos with friends. Strangely, though, it is only available for iPhone and not Android…

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YouTube Stories March 12

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Google has a tendency to test multiple different designs at once and it now appears to be applying that philosophy to YouTube. As noted by Android Police, YouTube seems to be testing three different new video loading animations in the YouTube app on Android…

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