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Facebook’s Ad Targeting Is Under Scrutiny About Whether It Allows DiscriminationProPublica suggests illegality – by via adweek_logo

“… Christian Martinez, Facebook’s head of multicultural, posted a response to the article.

“A nonprofit that’s hosting a career fair for the Hispanic community can use Facebook ads to reach people who have an interest in that community. And a merchant selling hair-care products that are designed for black women can reach people who are most likely to want its products,” he wrote.

“That merchant also may want to exclude other ethnicities for whom their hair care products are not relevant—this is a process known in the ad industry as “exclusion targeting.”…”

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In my personal opinion, this could mean:

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but potentially also…..

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That’s a dilemma!

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Customer Relationship Automation Is the New CRM by Clara Shih via hbr

“…Artificial intelligence and decision-support algorithms that can offer data-driven suggestions will unleash a new level of productivity among workers, allowing everyone to focus on what matters and to continually help one another improve.

Turning this into reality may be closer than you think, thanks to machine learning and predictive data engines…”

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Faking Your Death Online Is a Lot Harder Than It Used to Be by Roisin Kiberd via vice_motherboard_logo

“…But pseudocides are rarer in recent times. “Vanishing” oneself is more difficult; the world is simply too small a place now, connected as it is by social media and the surveillance it entails….”

“…Let’s say you are hiding in Japan, and a tourist takes a photo where you’re in the background,” he told me. “The photo is uploaded to social media and a week later, a cop uploads your photo into a facial recognition site like TinEye [a reverse-image search engine]. Boom—you’re busted, because TinEye will find your photo online…”

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Towards the End of Software Patents in the United States by Dr. Roy Schestowitz via techrights-grid

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Courtesy of TechRights.org

“…Summary: A closer look at the latest historic decision on software patents and other news serving to cement the end of software patents in the United States (provided the cases are appealed upwards)…”

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Web2Web: Serverless Websites Powered by Torrents & Bitcoin by  via torrentfreak_logo

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Courtesy of Torrentfreak.com

“…Running a fully functional website in a regular browser without any central servers being involved sounds complicated, but with Web2Web it isn’t. The project, powered by WebTorrent and bitcoin, allows anyone to create updatable websites that are as resilient as it gets…”

 

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In LibreOffice Impress, How Do You Reopen the Slides Tab on the Left? by Matrex123 via tdf-logo

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Younger adults more likely than their elders to prefer reading news by  via pewresearchlogo-color

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“…When it comes to technology’s influence on America’s young adults, reading is not dead – at least not the news. When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older ones to opt for text, and most of that reading takes place on the web…”

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