In Data Protection, Digital News, Google, Pay Per Click by Kevin Fullerton

The Attercopia Headlines – 21st February 2018

It’s time for another batch of the Attercopia Headlines – our weekly round-up of the hottest stories in digital media served directly to your eyeballs.

Take a look at our highlights for 21/02/18…

No sled? No problem: Red Stripe keeps Jamaican bobsled team’s dream alive

(Via Ad Age)

‘Red Stripe has stepped into to save the Jamaican bobsled team at the Olympics. The beer, which is brewed in the nation’s capital of Kingston, covered the cost of the women’s team’s sled at the last minute after its coach quit and apparently threatened to take the sled with her, the brand says…’

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Google Image Search removes View Image button and Search by Image feature

(Via Search Engine Land)

‘Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the webpages they’re on. The Search by Image button is also being removed. Reverse image search *still works* through the way most people use it, from the search bar of Google Images…’

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Facebook warned by the Belgian court to quit tracking people or pay €100m fine

(Via The Drum)

‘The Brussels Court of First Instance, which has jurisdiction in all disputes that are not assigned by law to other courts, has warned Facebook to quit tracking Belgian citizens’ online habits, and to delete all the data it holds on them, or else it will have to pay a €100m fine…’

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Google news digest: new data in AdWords, a shift towards HTTPS and all you need to know about featured snippets

(Via SEMRush)

‘Over the past few weeks, Google prepared a little something for each and every one of us. For those who are early HTTPS adopters, we heard the news about some big changes awaiting everyone in July 2018. For those who like to keep up with everyone else’s budget – Alphabet released their annual fiscal year results report. And for those who are still speculating on the future of AdWords and are anticipating some possible negative impacts from machine learning, Google opposed with a new feature within its advertising service…’

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