Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Lawsuit claims that Facebook provides job ads which allows employers to choose who they want based on their age and sex The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job Läs mer…

Ofcom to push for regulation of social networks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Media regulator’s chief seeks action to prevent online harm Facebook logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Tech companies such as Facebook and Google could be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry, the Läs mer…

Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed By Tech – review

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Book of the day Politics books In an age where our every action can be harvested as data and used against us, Jamie Susskind’s book makes crucial reading US sentencing algorithms are more likely to predict that black offenders will more likely reoffend than Läs mer…

Battle over EU copyright law heads for showdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector Brussels to vote on directive, supported by artists and news agencies, that opponents say could ‘destroy the internet’ Ed Harcourt, Crispin Hunt, Madeleina Kay, Dave Rowntree of Blur, Tom Watson MP and Newton Faulkner protest outside Google’s King’s Cross office last week. Läs mer…

Facebook and Twitter bosses testify to Congress on Russian meddling – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg among those called to testify, and Alex Jones makes an appearance – but Google bosses stay home Google snubs Senate hearings on election interference LIVE Updated Sheryl Sandberg on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Key events Show 11.42am EDT11:42 Läs mer…

Scroll Free September: can you ditch social media for a month?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pass notes Social media Did a gym visit even happen if you didn’t post a selfie of it? Scroll Free September is urging online addicts to take a break Overuse of social media can affect sleep, self-esteem and relationships, according to the Royal Society Läs mer…

Family of dead student criticise Facebook over 'sadist' troll

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Parents of Olivia Burt, who died outside a Durham nightclub, complain of inaction as man admits online abuse Nigel and Paula Burt, the parents of Durham University student Olivia Burt, leave South East Northumberland magistrates court. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA The parents of a Läs mer…

Facebook is being eclipsed by its youthful rival Snapchat

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Social media giant struggles to stay relevant to a younger generation Snapchat has the advantage over Facebook of being a mobile-first app. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA Facebook has officially lost its cool. Snapchat is set to overtake it as the digital hangout of choice Läs mer…

Facebook removes accounts associated with Myanmar military

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Move follows UN report accusing army of genocide against minority Rohingya The UN report says Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of Myanmar’a armed forces, ‘must be investigated and prosecuted’. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/AFP/Getty Images Facebook has removed 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with Läs mer…

Don’t throw web tax receipts at the BBC | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; BBC Don’t throw web tax receipts at the BBC The corporation is no good at innovation, says Derek Wyatt; while Stan Labovitch argues that the licence fee gives people a sense of ownership ‘Viewers and listeners, especially the millennials, have already moved across to Läs mer…

Why Jeremy Corbyn's social media buddies are now in his line of fire

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Is honeymoon over for hi-tech giants said to have helped Labour leader at 2017 election? Jeremy Corbyn has plans for levies on large internet companies to help fund public journalism. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA When Jeremy Corbyn outperformed expectations in the 2017 general Läs mer…

Facebook removes 652 fake accounts and pages meant to influence world politics

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Firm announces removal of pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and Iran, citing ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’ The pages and accounts targeted politics in the US, UK, Middle East and Latin America. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters Facebook has removed 652 fake accounts and pages Läs mer…