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EU fines Google €1.49bn in search advertising investigati…

EU fines Google €1.49bn in search advertising investigati…

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The EU has fined Google €1.49 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules with its search advertising, saying it misused its dominant position in the market for brokering online search adverts. The European Commission had been investigating the company for hampering potential rival search advertisers. In a statement, the EU said the tech giant abused its market dominance by imposing restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing their search adverts on these websites.
Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers…

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:01 p.m. CDT By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions. The European Commission last year handed Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($4.9 billion) fine for using the market power of its mobile software to block rivals in areas such as internet browsing. By pre-installing its Chrome browser and Google search app on Android devices, Google had an unfair advantage over its rivals, EU enforcers said. Google will now try to ensure that Android users are aware of browsers and search engines other than ...
How safe is Kiddle? – Naked Security

How safe is Kiddle? – Naked Security

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Every now and then the following meme does the rounds on the family-focused corners of social media. The meme/public service message encourages parents and teachers to switch children to a kid-friendly search engine called Kiddle. Kiddle’s tagline is that it’s a “safe visual search engine for kids.” It has been around for a few years, and is certainly not the only search engine marketed as child-friendly – similar services include Kidrex. To be clear, neither Kiddle or Kidrex are reinventing the search engine wheel, and, despite what some news stories imply, neither are owned by Google – they just use heavily customized versions of Google’s search engine under the hood, going beyond SafeSearch with the goal of making internet sleuthing as safe as possible for little ones. In fact
Vladimir Putin signs sweeping Internet-censorship bills

Vladimir Putin signs sweeping Internet-censorship bills

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Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on March 14, 2019. President Vladimir Putin has tightened his grip on the Russian Internet Monday, signing two censorship bills into law. One bans "fake news" while the other makes it illegal to insult public officials. Russia has never really been a liberal democracy. It lacks an independent judiciary, and the government has found a variety of techniques to harass and intimidate independent media in the country. But the new legislation gives the Russian government more direct tools to censor online speech. Analyst Maria Snegovaya told The Washington Post that the legislation "significantly expands the repressive power of Russia’s repressive apparatus." Under one bill, individuals
Critical Review: Monotype Imaging (TYPE) vs. RealNetworks (…

Critical Review: Monotype Imaging (TYPE) vs. RealNetworks (…

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Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) and RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends. Insider and Institutional Ownership 89.6% of Monotype Imaging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.7% of RealNetworks shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Monotype Imaging shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 39.5% of RealNetworks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock w...
FireEye Inc. (FEYE)’s Financial Results Comparing With Cisi…

FireEye Inc. (FEYE)’s Financial Results Comparing With Cisi…

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FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) and Cision Ltd. (NYSE:CISN), both competing one another are Application Software companies. We will contrast their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. Valuation & Earnings Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio FireEye Inc. 830.95M 4.09 243.12M -1.28 0.00 Cision Ltd. 730.37M 2.77 24.39M -0.29 0.00 We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of FireEye Inc. and Cision Ltd. Profitability Table 2 has FireEye Inc. and Cision Ltd.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets FireEye Inc. -29.26% -37.7% -9.4% Cision Ltd. -3.34% -14.8% -2.5
Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. (EIGI)’s Financ…

Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. (EIGI)’s Financ…

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We will be contrasting the differences between Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:EIGI) and FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) as far as risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Application Software industry. Earnings and Valuation Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. 1.15B 0.88 4.53M 0.02 296.67 FireEye Inc. 830.95M 4.09 243.12M -1.28 0.00 Demonstrates Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. and FireEye Inc. earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation. Profitability Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of ...
Dark Web to Become Criminalized by Law in Germany

Dark Web to Become Criminalized by Law in Germany

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Those who make the existence of dark web possible by providing services may face up to three years in prison. The new law is about to be voted next week by the German parliament, although changes may apply. Some oppose the new law, highlighting the risk of severely crippling the dark web entirely. The dark web is a part of the internet that is not indexed by web search engines, so in order for someone to access it, a special configuration, software, or authorization is required. Being generally encrypted, it is used for malicious activities and for the sharing of illegal content. Examples include child pornography, fraud services like phishing, hacking services, botnets, gun sales, drug sales, illegal gambling, and even terrorism. With all that is going on there, the German state ...
Plagiarism expert: How did Fr. Rosica get away with so much…

Plagiarism expert: How did Fr. Rosica get away with so much…

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March 15, 2019 (Plagiarism Today) — Father Thomas Rosica has built a reputation for himself as an amazing communicator for the Catholic Church in Canada. The CEO of Salt + Light Media, a Toronto-based Catholic media organization, a regular guest columnist in many of the nation's major newspapers and a former president of St. Michael's College, Rosica has been heralded as one of the best and most important English-language communicators the church has. In 2015, a profile on Rosica in The Globe and Mail newspaper identified him as the "Go-to communicator" for the Pope's Cuba and U.S. tour and that he "has quietly emerged as one of the Vatican's most effective communications gurus." However, that career is likely coming to so