YouTube accused of violating EU privacy laws, along with other major services - Dexerto

YouTube accused of violating EU privacy laws, along with other major services

Published: 19/Jan/2019 0:41 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 0:51

by Virginia Glaze


Popular video platform YouTube could be in hot water, after being accused of violating major privacy legislation by data privacy activist Max Schrems.

According to Schrems and his Austrian-based nonprofit org ‘None of Your Business,’ major companies such as YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, and even Netflix have been found in violation of E.U. privacy legislation as laid out in Article 15.

Article 15 grants users the right to request information detailing their personal data from online services. The article requires platforms to relinquish details on how users’ data is being used within their systems – including if it is being shared with advertisers, as well as how it is stored in the platform in question, etc.

PBS, FrontlineMax Schrems is taking on major platforms such as Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube, alleging that the companies did not comply with E.U. data legislation as laid out in Article 15.

Schrems and his nonprofit reportedly represented 10 users who filed such requests, with minimal results. Schrems claimed that the companies in question did not provide all of the data required by Article 15 – which could hit them with a 4% fine across their global revenue.

Additionally, Schrems noted that many data requests were handled by automated services, with some sites, such as music streaming service SoundCloud and U.K. sports video platform DZN, simply ignoring the requests altogether.

CoolBusinessIdeas.comPopular streaming services like YouTube and Netflix could be in violation of Article 15.

Schrems argued that such automated systems are “built to withhold relevant information,” and held that companies’ refusal to deliver information about users’ data are a “structural violation of users’ rights.”

While YouTube has yet to make a public statement on the matter, the site has expressed concern over improper use of Article 13, which could see major copyright strikes across the platform – among many other websites.


NELK Boys trolled Khabib and got Dana White drunk ahead of UFC 254

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:43

by Brad Norton


The NELK Boys were invited to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 254 and it didn’t take long before they had trolled Pay Per View headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov along with UFC President Dana White.

The NELK Boys are known for their antics so Dana White was well aware of what he was getting into by inviting them to Fight Island. Abu Dhabi served as host to a huge slate of UFC events throughout the course of September and October, closing out the latest stint with UFC 254.

The October 24 PPV made waves due to undefeated Nurmagomedov’s shock retirement after his 29th consecutive win. However, the NELK Boys made waves in their own way with a brand-new video.

Up to their usual antics, the crew played pranks on each other while mixing it up with UFC fighters. Outside of their shoey with Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, the NELK Boys trolled The Eagle and even got Dana White drunk.


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In a rare interaction with Khabib prior to what would be his final fight, they pranked him by asking for oddly specific MMA advice. “What is the most important aspect of fighting for any beginner fighter to focus on?” Kyle Forgeard asked.

Before Khabib could even answer, the plot thickened. Forgeard joked that the reason behind his interest in MMA is to fight the BMF Champ Jorge Masvidal after he slept with his girlfriend. “How old are you?” Khabib responded, going along with the joke. 

Realizing that he’s too old to start training, he had another solution in mind. “I think you have to buy [a] dog.” With a dog by his side, that might be Forgeard’s only chance, according to Khabib.

Next on the itinerary was to get the UFC President completely wasted. While they downed a few shots at the very beginning of the day, the real party came later that night. “I’ve got weigh-ins at 11 AM tomorrow,” White joked before taking another shot.

“Our goal is for Dana to not make it to the weigh-ins,” Forgeard said. Ultimately, that didn’t quite come to fruition but it’s clear they got him rather drunk. “We did like eight or 12 [shots] right in a row.”

The weigh-ins went off without a hitch and so too did the PPV event the following day. It was a short-lived trip for the NELK Boys on Fight Island, though it was one that proved all too valuable for some content.

This particular video ended with a teaser of what’s to come for the content creating crew too; it appears as though a call with the United States President is in store, courtesy of Dana White.