More must be done about extremist content online, says Google
Google says more needs to be done to handle extremist content online, as it announces four measures to tackle the problem, including better detection and greater counter-radicalisation efforts.
It has pledged better detection of extremist content and faster review, more experts, tougher standards and an expansion of counter-radicalisation work.
“Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution. We are working with government, law enforcement and civil society groups to tackle the problem of violent extremism online. There should be no place for terrorist content on our services,” the firm explained.
Sainsbury’s faces public backlash over fox killing
Sainsbury’s has received a backlash after sending exterminators to kill three foxes outside its Dartford superstore.
More than 46,000 people signed a petition to boycott Sainsbury’s after a customer witnessed the shooting of a fox and it has been shared more than 23,000 times on Facebook.
Sainsbury’s says it has since changed its policy on foxes and vowed to only use human deterrents.
Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg join Apple to Lead Video Programming
Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, are joining Apple in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming.
They will lead video programming worldwide and join from Sony Pictures Television, where they have both served as presidents since 2005.
Erlicht and Van Amburg have been responsible for some of the most popular and widely acclaimed programming of the past decade, including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Crown and Rescue Me.
AA’s former CEO name OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Tim Lefroy, former CEO of the AA has been named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Lefroy stepped down from CEO last June, after seven years in the position, but credited the AA team for the news.
“Delightful news – especially for the AA team. It’s all down to them,” he said.
AA’s current CEO, Stephen Woodford, said Tim’s leadership came at a critical time both for the AA and for advertising.
“His commitment and passion brought our industry together and helped ensure our contribution is better evidenced and understood than ever. On behalf of UK advertising, congratulations Tim,” Woodford commented.
Universities add blockchain to course list
Demand for expertise in blockchain far exceeds the available supply as Universities, including Edinburgh University, this year plan to launch a blockchain course.
Experts say the demand for expertise is from all sectors, from financial services to retail.
Aggelos Kiayias, chair in cyber security and privacy and director of the blockchain technology laboratory at Edinburgh University, says: “Blockchain technology is a recent development and there is always a bit of a lag as academia catches up.”
Source: Marketing Week