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Facebook to tighten ad targeting after antisemitic 'fail', says Sheryl Sandberg
Chief operating officer announces policy change after social network allowed advertisers to seek out Jew haters, saying company never intended such usageFacebook is tightening controls on its advertising targeting tools, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced in a statement acknowledging that the ability for advertisers to target Jew haters until last week was totally inappropriate and a fail on our part. The policy change follows an embarrassing report by ProPublica on Thursday that the companys ad-buying system allowed advertisers to target users interested in antisemitic subjects. Subsequent reporting found additional bigoted terms in Facebooks system that could be used to target advertisements.
Sep 20, 2017 9:42PM - Guardian-Technology
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Sean Parker: The internet is not the answer for those seeking change
At a Global Citizen event in New York, The Napster founder and early president of Facebook says it took the election of Donald Trump to alert people of the need to take their activism offline to be heard Related: How social media saved socialism Sean Parker is one of the biggest names associated with the earliest days of social media, but the tech billionaire on Tuesday urged those interested in activism especially against the Trump administration to go offline if they wanted to make their voices heard. Continue reading..
Sep 20, 2017 4:06PM - Guardian-Technology
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Watch: watchOS 4 restricts browsing of connected iPhone music library
A + With the release of watchOS 4, Apple no longer allows users to browse their iPhone's music library, restricting song list viewing to tunes stored on device. For reviews, news, tips, features and more, subscribe to AppleInsider on YouTube.
Sep 20, 2017 10:08PM - AppleInsider (
As everyone sits around and talks about the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes, Fox is quietly doing its own very cool superhero stuff. Theyve got Deadpool, X-Force, more X-Men movies but it seems like New Mutants may be the most surprising of the bunch. The Josh Boone directed film which stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams, among others, opens April 13, 2018.
Sep 20, 2017 7:44PM - io9 (
The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace conditions that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions.
Sep 19, 2017 9:21AM - NPR-Digital Culture
Commentator Andrei Codrescu met with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 1995, back when the company was in its earliest days. We went to the archives to hear why Bezos was betting on the Internet to sell books.
Sep 18, 2017 8:45PM - NPR-Digital Culture
NBCs The Good Place premiered last year and immediately swanned off with all my good will. Its a show that is riotously funny, with great characters and a completely unique setting. You absolutely should be watching it when its second season premieres tonight.
Sep 20, 2017 7:25PM - io9 (
From climate change to violent nationalist threats, the world is in danger. According to Bill Clinton, our salvation boils down to simple math. Delivering opening remarks to the executives and government leaders packed into the Plaza Hotel ballroom at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, the 42nd president of the United States called the audience to action, saying that the most important thing is whether you believe that social strength, economic performance, and political power flow from division or multiplication, from subtraction or addition.
Sep 20, 2017 4:19PM - Quartz (
Daniel Savage by Antonio Regalado August 31, 2017 The gene-editing system CRISPR is the hottest subject in biology because of the techniques ability to change DNA letters and potentially cure genetic disease. So what could be better? What about a way to edit genes with no CRISPR at all. A startup called Homology Medicines says it has a way to do that.
Aug 31, 2017 4:30AM - MIT Technology Review (
It is the Christian thing to do in the middle of tragedies like the one currently unfolding along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf coast not to politicize human suffering and, certainly, the stories of people rescuing their fellow citizens from this calamity deserve to be told and they deserve to be spread as widely as possible. But there is nothing I can find in the Gospels that would forbid us from politicizing politics. So let us summon the ghost of Walter Winchell and review some of the events of the past few days.
Aug 30, 2017 3:43PM - Esquire (
How do I get started building a bot? What tool do you recommend? These are two of the most common questions we get, and for a long time, we didnt have a solid answer. What Quartz has built until now has been completely custom, which is both a great luxury, and also hands-down the most obnoxious answer we could offer to those questions. So heres our attempt at a better answer: We spent the past couple of months testing dozens of bot-building tools.
Sep 20, 2017 3:19PM - Bot Diaries (
Weve known that Netflix was working on a Punisher solo series spun off from the characters appearance in the second season of Daredevil for some time now, but the streaming giants been secretive about when we can actually expect to see the show. After dropping a series of cryptic hints and messages tucked into short video snippets, we still dont exactly know what Punisher will start streaming online. Today, though, Netflix suddenly dropped the series first trailer and gave us a look at just what all to expect from Frank Castles first solo outing as a Marvel anti-hero.
Sep 20, 2017 2:46PM - io9 (
In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars more than commercial travel. The secretarys five flights, which were scheduled between Sept. 13 and Sept.
Sep 20, 2017 2:31AM - POLITICO (
Virtual Seminar Define the type of content you have Identify content format types Define content elements Create solid metadata Topics: Content Strategy All of us are in the business of content, whether we are working in design, engineering, content strategy, information architecture, or user experience: we are creating systems and designing interfaces that communicate and support language. As our publishing capabilities increase in complexity, spilling out across devices and platforms, how we understand, organize, define and communicate the requirements of our content becomes more critical. And so do the content management systems we choose to deploy content.
Sep 19, 2017 5:40PM - All You Can Learn by UIE (
If you check out the programs for past Enterprise UX conferences (heres 2017s, 2016s, and 2015s), youll see that we (Dave Malouf, Uday Gajendar, Lada Gorlenko, and Lou Rosenfeld) invest a hell of lot of effort in designing it. Were working on the 2018 program now, and need your help. Would you spend three minutes to help us with our user research? Were trying to learn about the topics and trends that impact UX in the enterprise.
Sep 19, 2017 12:57PM - Rosenfeld Media (
Our top picks for web designers this month are books: one by Laura Kalbag on the fundamentals of accessibility, and another by Rachel Nabors on using animation to improve UX. Theyre great reads and both are concise books so theyre not hard to squeeze in. A few great tools came out this month, too, including XRespond, which displays your design as it will appear on multiple screen sizes side-by-side, and GitHub Notifier, a Chrome extension for getting GitHub push notifications in your browser.
Sep 18, 2017 3:07PM - Creative Bloq (
You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!' were the immortal words from Charlie Crocker (aka Michael Caine) in The Italian Job. They also form the title of web accessibility engineer Lonie Watson's upcoming talk at Generate London. But what do they have to do with JavaScript? More than you might think.
Sep 18, 2017 10:13AM - Creative Bloq (
Tesla is reportedly developing its own processor for artificial intelligence, intended for use with its self-driving systems, in partnership with AMD. Tesla has an existing relationship with Nvidia, whose GPUs power its Autopilot system, but this new in-house chip reported by CNBC could potentially reduce its reliance on third-party AI processing hardware. AMD would help provide Tesla with development of the chip.
Sep 20, 2017 9:12PM - TechCrunch (
Digital Ocean today announced Spaces, its object storage service. This complements the companys block storage service. Both of these services have different use cases, of course; unlike the block storage service, Spaces as an object store can scale up far beyond the 16TB limit of the block storage service because its not volume-based and not about connecting storage to a virtual machine.
Sep 20, 2017 7:40PM - TechCrunch (
3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom by Ryan L. Schaaf There is adifference between gamification and game-based learning. Game-based learning is, in short, learning through games.
Sep 13, 2017 8:01AM - TeachThought (
The National Traffic Safety Board had stern words for all parties involved in the 2016 crash that killed a man driving a Tesla Model S and put the companys Autopilot driving technology under scrutiny. The board issued seven recommendations at the Tuesday hearing, including three for Tesla and every other automaker that offers Level 2 self-driving abilities that suggested manufacturers should not let a product be used, in a manner that is, inconsistent with its design. Other recommendations centered around data collection and designs for determining whether drivers are actually paying attention behind the wheel.
Sep 12, 2017 6:36PM - The Verge (