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  • Monday, Jun. 14, 2021
In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google has on Friday, June 11, 2021 promised to give U.K. regulators a role overseeing its plan to phase out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser as the tech giant seeks to resolve a competition investigation. The U.K. competition watchdog has been investigating Google's proposals to remove so-called third-party cookies over concerns they would undermine digital ad competition and entrench the company's market power. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Google is offering U.K. regulators a role overseeing its phasing out of ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, in a package of commitments the tech giant is proposing to apply globally to head off a competition investigation. 

The U.K. competition watchdog has been investigating Google's proposals to remove so-called third-party cookies over concerns they would undermine digital ad competition and entrench the company's market power. 

To address the concerns, Google on Friday offered a set of commitments including giving the Competition and Markets Authority an oversight role as the company designs and develops a replacement technology. 

"The emergence of tech giants such as Google has presented competition authorities around the world with new challenges that require a new approach," Andrea Coscelli, the watchdog's chief executive, said. 

The Competition and Markets Authority will work with tech companies to "shape More

  • Friday, Jun. 11, 2021
May 25, 2020 image from a police body camera shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, File)
Minneapolis (AP) -- 

The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest racial injustice.  Darnella Frazier was cited "for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quest for truth and justice," the Pulitzer Prizes said.

Frazier was 17 when she recorded the arrest and death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, on May 25, 2020. She testified at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin that she was walking to a corner grocery store to get snacks with her then-9-year-old cousin when she saw a man being pinned to the pavement, "terrified, scared, begging for his life." She said she didn't want More

  • Friday, Jun. 11, 2021
Anders Hammer, director of "Do Not Split," an Oscar-nominated documentary about the 2019 protests in Hong Kong speaks during an interview in Oslo, Norway, April 7, 2021. Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for its vibrant arts and film scene. “This film censorship system shows how freedom of expression is disappearing from Hong Kong," said Hammer recently. (AP Photo)
HONG KONG (AP) -- 

Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for its vibrant arts and film scene.

Authorities are cracking down on criticism of Chinese Communist Party rule, arresting many pro-democracy activists in the city and implementing a sweeping national security law last year that criminalizes actions such as the calls for independence during months of anti-government protests in 2019.

The Hong Kong government announced Friday that it has amended the guidelines for censors in the city’s Film Censorship Ordinance to include vigilance against any “portrayal, depiction or treatment of any act or activity which may amount to an offense endangering national security.”

Censors have the power to deem films unsuitable for exhibition to “prevent or suppress any act or activity endangering national security,” it said in More

  • Friday, Jun. 11, 2021
In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, director Andrew Niccol poses for portraits during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Hollywood news outlet Deadline reported that Niccol would write and direct the movie “They Are Us,” which was being shopped by New York-based FilmNation Entertainment to international buyers. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- 

Tentative plans for a movie that recounts the response of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to a gunman's slaughter of Muslim worshippers drew criticism in New Zealand on Friday for not focusing on the victims of the attacks.

Hollywood news outlet Deadline reported that Australian actor Rose Byrne was set to play Ardern in the movie “They Are Us,” which was being shopped by New York-based FilmNation Entertainment to international buyers.

The movie would be set in the days after the 2019 attacks in which 51 people were killed at two Christchurch mosques.

Deadline said the movie would follow Ardern's response to the attacks and how people rallied behind her message of compassion and unity, and her successful call to ban the deadliest types of semiautomatic weapons.

The title of the movie comes from the words Ardern spoke in a landmark address soon after the attacks. At the time, Ardern was praised around the world More

  • Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021
Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Officials say the White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China. A new executive order directs the Commerce Department to undertake what officials describe as an “evidence-based” analysis of transactions involving apps that are manufactured or supplied or controlled by China. Officials are particularly concerned about apps that collect users’ personal data or have connections to Chinese military or intelligence activities. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

A new executive order directs the Commerce Department to undertake what officials describe as an "evidence-based" analysis of transactions involving apps that are manufactured or supplied or controlled by China. Officials are particularly concerned about apps that collect users' persona data or have connections to Chinese military or intelligence activities.

The department also will make recommendations on how to further protect Americans' genetic and personal health information, and will address the risks of certain software apps connected to China or other adversaries, according to senior administration officials.

TikTok on Wednesday declined to comment. WeChat did not respond to a More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021
Former President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he speaks at the North Carolina Republican Convention Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Former President Donald Trump reached less than a million measurable television viewers over the weekend in his return to the public stage at a North Carolina political event.

Newsmax averaged just under 700,000 viewers between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday when Trump spoke, the Nielsen company said. His speech was also carried live on One America News Network and C-SPAN, but their audience is not measured by Nielsen.

Fox News Channel did not carry the speech by the former president beloved by many of its viewers. The network averaged more than 1.5 million viewers for its typical Saturday night fare of Jesse Watters and Jeanine Pirro.

Although Trump couldn't eclipse Fox's regular lineup, at least for Newsmax, showing the former president live appeared to be a good business decision for the network. So far this year, Newsmax has averaged 202,000 viewers in primetime, including the more heavily trafficked weeknights, Nielsen said. More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021
This May 5, 2019 photo shows Sheryl Underwood at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 5, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Underwood will host the 48th annual ceremony on June 25 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Sheryl Underwood of "The Talk" will host the Daytime Emmy Awards.

She'll preside over the 48th annual ceremony on June 25 in Los Angeles. Underwood co-hosted last year's virtual show that aired on CBS with former "The Talk" colleagues Sharon Osborne, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond. Inaba is currently on leave from the show.

CBS said Tuesday that talent will appear onstage, as well as from the studios of various shows and homes to accept their trophies. Some winners will be announced during the show via social media.

Among the nominees are Alex Trebek and Larry King, both deceased.

Trebek, who died in November, will compete in the game show host category, which he most recently won in 2019 and last year for "Jeopardy!" King, who died in January, received a nod in the informative talk show host category for his eponymous Ora TV broadcast. 

Awards for daytime children's and lifestyle programming, and animation More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021
Tiffany R. Warren
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 

Tiffany R. Warren, EVP, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Sony Music Group, has been named AAF (American Advertising Federation) board chair for the 2021-2022 year. She succeeds Lynn Lewis, US CEO, UM Worldwide. The announcement was made at the AAF annual board meeting as part of its ADMERICA conference and annual business meeting.

“It has been an incredible honor to serve as AAF chair and I am thrilled to pass the baton to Tiffany, as there is no better leader to continue to drive the meaningful work the AAF does for the industry,” said Lewis. “With two core areas of focus around expanding our diversity, equity and inclusion work and emphasizing the audio, music and entertainment aspects of the AAF programing, I’m excited about all that the team will achieve in the coming year with Tiffany at the helm.”

Warren is a well-known executive within the advertising, media and marketing community having recently served as chief diversity More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021
NEW YORK -- 

Schools and students in 23 countries were honored today (6/8) in the global Young Ones Student Awards 2021, with Brigham Young University Provo named School of the Year, as announced by The One Club for Creativity during the online global Creative Week 2021. 

The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication and design students, spanning three separate honors: Young Ones ADC Student Awards offering students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards; Young Ones Brief competition, which tasks a team of college students with creating client work with the chance to earn a One Show Pencil; and Young Ones Portfolio competition, where students submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

A complete showcase of all Young Ones winners can be viewed More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021
Noah Lerner
ATLANTA & NEW YORK -- 

Customer experience agency Definition 6 (D6) has hired Noah Lerner as VP/creative director. Lerner is a Sports Emmy Award-winning director, writer, and producer with more than 25 years of experience in film and television. Most notably, he was at HBO for 20 years, where he created on-air promotional content for legacy titles, including Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Sex in the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm and True Detective, as well as the network’s sports and children’s properties. 

Doug Dimon, D6 SVP/group creative director, said of Lerner, “Not only is he a triple threat who has written, directed, and produced original content, but he’s also equally adept at entertainment marketing content. We know this because we’ve worked with each other since his days at HBO. We were lucky to have Noah as a client. We feel even luckier to have him on our team.” 

Lerner added, “It was important to me to join an agency that values More

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