DoubleClick YouTube ad system hacked for cryptocurrency mining

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A number of users spotted display ads that were secretly using the opportunity for crypto mining. Twitter recently lit up with tweets about cryptocurrency miners abusing the YouTube ad system. Video viewers recognized that the display ads they were viewing were secretly taking advantage of the user’s CPU in order to power their mining efforts. The tweets started as only a handful of people said their antivirus programs notified them of the behavior. That said, the numbers rapidly exploded as people received notifications that cryptocurrency mining was detected from the…

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Instagram is the social media platform hardest on a user’s mental health, study

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That said, YouTube appears to be the social network that is among the easiest on positivity. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) released the results of a study conducted by its Youth Health Movement, showing that Instagram is the social media platform with the most negative impact on mental health. While Instagram may be negative, it was YouTube with the most positive influence on mental health. The research revealed that of the “big five” social media platform leaders in the market, YouTube had the most positive influence on mental…

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Two Google services see serious changes in the hopes of improvement

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The search giant’s News and YouTube products are getting some important updates. In the battle against content theft and fake news, two Google services are receiving an important update. Google has announced upcoming changes to both its News and YouTube video streaming service. The company has faced heavy criticism over certain Google services that are paving the way for abuse. Among the ways that certain people are misusing the products include posting fake news and stealing content from YouTube creators and posting it on their own channels to earn ad…

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YouTube in-app messaging launched for Canadian mobile users

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The Google owned video hosting and streaming platform is testing the option in Canada first. A YouTube in-app messaging platform has now been launched. That said, for the moment the option will be available only in Canada. It is commonplace for companies to soft launch their products within that market due to the country’s size and similarity to the United States. The entire population of Canada is comparable to that of California, but there is another reason for its appeal. Canadians share more YoutTube videos with their friends, family and…

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KitKat QR code launched by Google and Nestlé

The two companies are working together to create packaging that will allow people to better enjoy their break time. Nestlé has now partnered up with Google in order to create a KitKat QR code on the packaging of the chocolate bar, which will make it easier for consumers to enjoy a few YouTube videos while they are taking their breaks. These quick response codes will be printed onto the chocolate bars outside the United States. When the KitKat QR code is scanned through the use of a smartphone that has…

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