YouTube to block indie labels as subscription service launches. 17 June 2014Last updated at 13:18 ET By Joe Miller Technology Reporter Music videos by bands such as Radiohead could be taken down by YouTube YouTube will remove music videos by artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, because the independent labels to which they belong have refused to agree terms with the site.
Google, which owns YouTube, has been renegotiating contracts as it prepares to launch a music subscription service. A spokesperson for the indie labels said YouTube was making a "grave error of commercial judgment". YouTube said it was bringing "new revenue streams" to the music industry. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote We think it is wrong for YouTube to threaten to ostracise certain independents... because they are unwilling to surrender to a take it or leave it ultimatum” End QuoteGeoff TaylorChief executive, BPI The three major record labels - Universal, Sony and Warner - have all agreed terms with the site, but smaller independents are holding out. Top Christie Staff Sought to Disrupt Traffic as Revenge. The mystery of who closed two lanes onto the George Washington Bridge — turning the borough of Fort Lee, N.J., into a parking lot for four days in September — exploded into a full-bore political scandal for Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday.
Emails and texts revealed that a top aide had ordered the closings to punish the town’s mayor after he did not endorse the governor for re-election. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff to Mr. Christie, emailed David Wildstein, a high school friend of the governor who worked at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the bridge.
Later text messages mocked concerns that school buses filled with students were stuck in gridlock: “They are the children of Buono voters,” Mr. Wildstein wrote, referring to Mr. Christie’s opponent Barbara Buono. The emails are striking in their political maneuvering, showing Christie aides gleeful about some of the chaos that resulted. OPEN Document Mr. Mr.
Swiss vote no to capping bosses' pay at 12 times lowest paid. 24 November 2013Last updated at 11:24 ET Campaigners wanted Swiss executive pay capped at 12 times that of the lowest paid - something business leaders said would damage foreign investment Swiss voters have rejected a proposal that would have limited executive pay to 12 times that of the lowest paid. The referendum saw 65.3% vote against the plan with 34.7% in favour.
The country is home to a range of giant businesses, including pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Roche, the insurance groups Zurich and Swiss Re and the banks UBS and Credit Suisse. The rules would have given Switzerland the world's toughest pay rules and some of the lowest executive salaries. Business leaders said that would limit foreign investment and the government was also opposed to the proposal. The Young Socialists, who proposed the measure, admitted defeat. Continue reading the main story Analysis Imogen Foulkes Switzerland correspondent, BBC News In March they did back strict limits on bonuses and golden handshakes.
La première amende pour avoir conduit avec des Google Glass en Californie. The Human Price of a Centuries-Old Vendetta. Why I shun the crass, expensive, naff Champs Elysees. 12 October 2013Last updated at 21:20 ET By Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris I think I'm getting a reputation as the local eccentric. Down the end of the street where the BBC office is situated, on the corner with the Champs Elysees, someone recently got authorisation to run an on-street business venture that has my blood boiling. Every morning there are three or four ultra-expensive brightly-coloured open-top sports cars - Lamborettis or Maserghinis or something - with the words "Drive Me" painted on the side.
Some rapper-style individuals lounge around in garments bearing the logo "Dream on Board". Anyway, it obviously works, because there's a constant small crowd of tourists gathered round, taking pictures of themselves and their friends in front of these garish totems of abject ostentation, and occasionally one of them will shell out the 90 euros (£76, $121) and go for a closely-supervised spin round the block. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote End Quote. California Governor Jerry Brown vetoes immigrant jurors. Free Schools Criticised As Michael Gove Faces Questions Over Muslim Al-Madinah School.
The government's free schools programme is allowing "religious dogma" to be imposed on children, campaigners have warned. The National Secular Society said the growing influence of faith groups could undermine the integrity of Britain's state schools, while the British Humanist Association said schools were using their new freedoms to duck out of teaching proper sex education lessons. Their warnings come as education secretary Michael Gove came under pressure over the temporary closure of a Muslim free school in Derby. The Al-Madinah school, which opened a year ago but closed its doors on Tuesday just hours after Ofsted began an inspection, has faced accusations of introducing strict religious practices. Share your vote on Facebook so your friends can take this poll There have been reports that female teachers at the school - which claims a "strong Muslim ethos" - were forced to wear hijabs even if they were not Muslim.
The Al-Madinah school is set to reopen on Monday. Midweek Madness: 10 Remarkably Stupid, Right-Wing Statements About the Shutdown and Obamacare. Photo Credit: Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.com October 2, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. 1. Tex. “If this heath care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price. The Lone-Star Gov. may need a wee bit of schooling in criminal law. 2. The so-called Liberty Belle wrote in a column for the New York Post: “Are you sexually active? Someone needs to tell her that that is what doctors do. 3.
Are you sure that you want to compare Congressional Republicans to hardline mullahs? 4. Oh God, yeah. 5. Well, Wolf, the blame doesn’t really go all the way around. 6. What other hobbies do you enjoy? 7. How so, exactly? 8. Dear Mr. 9. Wow, that puts it above slavery, Jim Crow laws, the Indian Removal Act, Japanese Internment, and that’s just in America. 10. French automobile Citroën breached, 500+ user login details leaked by Phenomenal Crew. A hacker going with the handle of ‘Keo’ from Phenomenal Crew claims to breach into the official website of French based automobile manufacture company ‘Citroën’, leaking login details of site admins and 500+ users online.
Hacker who contacted me via email provided me the screenshot as a proof of his presence in the website as admin which I am now sharing with the readers below: The data has been dumped on Pastebin and ZeroBin which shows 500+ usernames, emails with clear text passwords of users and encrypted passwords of site’s administrators. Targeted link along with dumped data is available below: Citroën is a major French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group. #OpIsrael: Anonymous calls on all Muslim hackers for joint cyber attack on US and Israel on September 11, 2013.
A YouTube video has been circulating on the internet for last couple of days in which online hackavist group Anonymous has called on Muslim hackers from around the world to join them in a joint operation against US and Israel on September 11, 2013 at the anniversary of 9/11 attacks in New York City. The message on the video bashes US and Israel for conducting wars over Muslim world and threatens that the hackers who previously attacking their cyber space are back and will be conducted another massive cyber attack on both countries. The message was expressed in following words: We are starting a new #OP!
#OpIsrael #Reborn! Hello,israel we are the same people who f**** you on 7 April (International Holocaust Memorial Day) just expect us again on 11/9 we will f**k you again! The end of the video shows video credits to three separate hacking groups including Anonymous, who have attempted several operations against Israel with the collaboration of AnonGhost and Fallaga. Facebook News Feed Changes: Social Network 'Bumps' Older Stories. The next time you log in to Facebook, you may notice slight changes to your news feed. The world's largest social network announced on Tuesday that it's adjusting the way it determines what posts you see when you visit Facebook. Now, instead of seeing the latest photos, links and status updates, you'll see a mix of the latest posts as well as older -- but relevant -- posts you missed the last time you checked Facebook.
The change will come to Facebook's mobile apps soon. "Our main goal is really to make the best personalized newspaper for our users," Lars Backstrom, a news feed engineering manager, told journalists on Tuesday, echoing comments by CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year. To put "the best stories at the top where you're most likely able to engage with them. " The typical daily Facebook user could see as many as 1,500 distinct posts from connections and organizations and brands each time she logs in.