EU Publishers call for online privacy law rethink, Botfraud down 10% & Amazon TV launches into UK and Germany: this week in media

EU Publishers call for online privacy law rethink, Botfraud down 10% & Amazon TV launches into UK and Germany: this week in media

Publishers call for rethink of proposed EU changes to online privacy laws

An alliance of of more than 20 news publishers across Europe has called on EU regulators to rethink proposed changes to online privacy laws, arguing that they will potentially kill their digital businesses and give Google, Apple and Facebook too much control of advertising and personal data.  Read more on Guardian here >>

BotFraud down 10%.  Video ads still 22% fraudulent

The third annual Bot Baseline Report reveals that the economic losses due to bot fraud are estimated to reach $6.5 billion globally in 2017, down 10% from last year’s study.  22% of video spend was found to still be fraudulent.  Read more on ANA here >> 

Amazon launches subscription TV in UK and Germany

Amazon has launched its Amazon Channels offering in the UK, Germany and Austria, allowing Prime users to add live and on-demand TV as part of their subscription package.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope here >>

Viceland launches into Benelux

Vice Media’s lifestyle and entertainment channel Viceland has extended its reach in the Benelux region through a carriage deal with Belgian telco Proximus.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope here >>

Guardian leaks Facebook moderation rules

Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation of more than 100 internal training manuals.  Read more on Guardian here >>

European Parliament photo thanks to Robert Cuts

Snap launches Spectacles in Europe, EU approves Vivendi control of Telecom Italia & Netflix to hit 128m subscribers: this week in media

Snap launches Spectacles in Europe, EU approves Vivendi control of Telecom Italia & Netflix to hit 128m subscribers: this week in media

Facebook fined €110 million, EU approves new content rules & Google doubles down on AI: this week in media

Facebook fined €110 million, EU approves new content rules & Google doubles down on AI: this week in media