Here are the top trending news from the world of technology….
Youtube to ban certain ads including political ads
According to reports, Youtube will stop accepting ads for its masthead ad units from certain verticals. This includes verticals like alcohol, gambling, election ads and political ads. Why this matters? Masthead ad refers to those ads that appear on Youtube’s Homepage feed, giving unprecedented exposure to the advertised products and services. Youtube, therefore, exuberant fees for running this ad.
U.S. Supreme Court gives LinkedIn another chance
American Apex court has given LinkedIn another chance to allow one of its rival companies in scraping personal information from its user’s public profile. Whether Microsoft owned platform abides supreme court’s observation is to be seen. LinkedIn has always officially held that scraping personal information at a mass scale is actually illegal. However, in 2019 a American lower court had dismissed LinkedIn’s argument. After getting an unfavorable judgement from the lower court, LinkedIn filed a review petition in the supreme court.
Big Tech companies want companies to mandatorily publish climate reports
America’s big tech companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Salesforce have written to American stock market regulator SEC that companies must mandatorily publish their climate reports. This step will be obviously welcomed by environment activists.
Kia and Uber strike partnership in Europe
South Korean Car maker Kia Motors has struck a partnership with Uber in 20 European markets including U.K. Thanks to this partnership, Kia will offer electric vehicles to Uber drivers at affordable rate. Both companies are hoping that this partnership will help in bringing down the carbon emission.
Twitter add Arabic feminine language
In order to assuage its female customers living in Arabic world, twitter on Tuesday announced that it will enable Arabic feminine language in its settings. Until now, Twitter users in Arab world could tweet in Arabic language that had heavy slant towards masculinity.