Facebook named in suit alleging job ads on its platform unlawfully discriminated against women

Facebook’s ad platform is facing charges that it has enabled gender-based discrimination against millions of women in a class action suit filed on behalf of three female workers and backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The legal action also names ten employers who are alleged to have used…

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Cardi B Says FORMER Team Member Posted Transphobic Meme On Her Facebook Page – Perez Hilton

The Bodak Yellow rapper took to Twitter on Sunday to address the post that ignited the outrage of many, claiming it was the doing of a “FORMER team member” of hers who still has access to the account. Related: Cardi’s Already Joking About Her Nicki Minaj Fight “I hope nobody…

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Facebook’s ‘Trending News’ tab still exists, and it’s a beautifully empty wasteland

Praise be.Image: pixabay Pustulous Twitter politicking got you down? Look no further for a sweet escape from the 2018 news-hellscape, my friends, than Facebook’s Trending News tab. What?! IN the news tab, you say? Isn’t that where click-hungry press organizations and ill-informed uncles thrive, symbiotically sucking each other’s teats of…

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Three former Social Capital partners are reportedly raising a $200M fund

This story is developing. We’ve reached out to the firm for comment. Tribe was said to be focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, recently leading the $22.7 million round for crypto trading platform SFOX. Though The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that capital from the fund will be deployed across…

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Twitter puts Infowars Alex Jones in the read-only sin bin for 7 days

Twitter has finally taken action against Infowars creator Alex Jones, but it isn’t what you might think. While Apple, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Spotify and many others have removed Jones and his conspiracy-peddling organization Infowars from their platforms, Twitter has remained unmoved with its claim that Jones hasn’t violated rules on its…

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Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat

Facebook is diving deeper into in-house game development with the launch of its own version of Snapchat’s multiplayer augmented reality video chat games. Today, Facebook Messenger globally launches its first two AR video chat games that you can play with up to six people. “Don’t Smile” is like a staring…

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Plane Passengers Call Woman “Meth Head” & “Drug Addict”Then a Stranger Crosses the Aisle to Do Something Beautiful

ShareTweet It’s so beautiful to see strangers come together at 30,000 feet. There’s something about being in an airplane that brings out either the best or worst in people, and Tom Scholzen of St. George, Utah got to witness both earlier this week on his flight to Minneapolis. After a distraught…

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So When Are You Due?: Mom Who Is NOT Pregnant Posts Hilariously Perfect Response to the Dreaded Question

ShareTweet There’s hardly a more mortifying experience than being asked when you’re due, when in fact, you’re not even pregnant. Though a culturally taboo question unless you know for SURE that a woman is expecting, it doesn’t stop some people from popping the dreaded “when are you due?” to the wrong…

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