Posted September 23, 2018 07:31:17 Google is making a big deal out of its ban on Google+ video chat and YouTube video chats.
As the WSJ points out, Google+ is “part of Google’s core product, a platform for people to connect with each other in a way that allows users to share content, share their work and collaborate on content.
The company also operates other video platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.”
But, as the WSj notes, the video chat ban is the biggest concern for Google’s stock.
“Google’s video-chat policy was first announced in February 2017, when the company first announced that it was banning its video chat feature for all users,” the WSZ says.
“That policy was updated in October 2017, but the company has not publicly announced the changes in any detail since.
According to the WSJs article, Google is now making the same claims in a new blog post.
The new post by the company’s CFO, Kevin Mandia, says, “In the US, the policy changes were made at the request of the Department of Justice and the FTC to help the companies better understand what was happening with the use of video chat platforms in our markets.
Google’s policy applies to all US companies that are not in the video-sharing business, which includes the Google+ and Google Hangouts communities.
The company did not provide any additional information about the policy change.
“The WSJ article continues: “The DOJ and FTC have said the change will help Google better enforce its terms of service, which prohibit the use and distribution of copyrighted materials.
Some companies that offer video chat say they are worried about the impact on their business and said the ban is a signal to Google that it must improve its video-messaging policy.
Others, like Microsoft and Apple, have voiced concern about the ban, saying that the policy has led to a rise in the use.
Many of Google ‘s video chat features are also available for Apple TV.
Microsoft , Apple and others have said that Google is trying to restrict their use and will have to remove them.
Google is in talks with the Justice Department to see if the company can agree to make those features available on Apple TV devices.
In the past, Google had argued that the “video chat” ban was justified because the company could not determine who was actually in the room and it could not tell if it was a legitimate person or not.
The ban has been a sticking point for Google since it was announced in 2016.
Earlier this year, Google said it was suspending its video chats with all Google+ users.
The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that Google was “in talks with U.S. regulators” about the changes, but that “Google has yet to decide whether to make its video chatting features available to Google+ members.”