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.


Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith


Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

Poster image for the film Dallas Buyers Club
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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.