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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive Aimed At Google, Facebook, Twitter

A highly restrictive copyright directive has been backed by the European Parliament that is intended to benefit traditional European news publishers and copyright holders at the possible expense of user-generated content and U.S. internet companies, such as Google.  Back in July, an early version of the directive was rejected. In order for the new rules to [...]

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Facebook’s First Transparency Report Shows Majority Of Offending Content Removed Before Being Reported

The first ever Facebook transparency report has been released, and outlines the amount of content it has identified as breaking Community Standard rules between October 2017 and March 2018.  Based on the data, a majority of the offensive content had action taken against it by Facebook before it was reported by users. The report is part of [...]

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Europe To Tech Giants: Remove ‘Illegal Content’ Within One Hour

Early on March 1, The European Commission (EC) issued guidelines and recommendations for the rapid removal of “illegal content” from websites accessible within Europe.  Even though it wasn't the only content, targeted, the move was aimed primarily at terrorist propaganda. For the EC, they want to see illegal content taken down, following notifications to tech companies, within [...]

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Social Networks To Face Huge Fines In Germany For Not Removing ‘Illegal Content’ In 24 Hours

As of January 1, Germany began to enforce its anti-hate speech and illegal content law (“NetzDG”), which was originally passed in mid-2017.  This law targets publishers and social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube, that have more than 2 million members or users. The law, translated as the Network Enforcement Act requires "obviously illegal" material to be [...]

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Google Studying Ways To Deal With Offensive Search Suggestions & Results

Recently, Google came under fire when search suggestions came up, such as "are women evil" or actual results that question if the Holocaust even happened.  Luckily, there are folks at Google who are not ignoring the issue.  They're taking time to figure out the best and most comprehensive response. Last week, Danny Sullivan met with a number of [...]

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The Chinese Government Is Cracking Down On Search Ads And “Banned Content”

China has, once again, began cracking down on search content.  This crack down is in response, at least partially, to the death of the college sophomore Wei Zexi.  Now, according to Bloomberg, China has begun requiring search engines to "report banned content and verify advertisers' qualifications." In the report, it says that any "banned information" can't [...]

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French Believe They Have Authority To Regulate Google Globally In The Right To Be Forgotten Case

Recently, the privacy regulator of France (CNIL) has rejected Google’s arguments against expanding the "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) to the company's global index.  It's well known that Google has been limiting RTBF removals to European domains like Google.fr. The privacy regulators in Europe feel that by being given the ability to access Google.com to access "removed" [...]

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Are Search Engines Responsible For Reputation? They Sure Are!

There are a number of people whose reputations have been damaged from the things people have said or done.  Many of these people's reputations have been damaged online, and it's pretty easy to see how it could be with today's online technology.  But unless your reputation hasn't been affected negatively online, then you probably haven't [...]

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