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December 21, 2017, 1:41 PM

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New York Times:
Job ads aimed at age groups on platforms including Facebook raise questions of age discrimination, prompt lawsuit; Amazon, LinkedIn change methods after query  —  This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization.
Rob Goldman / Facebook:
Facebook says aged-based targeting for employment is an accepted industry practice, disagrees with allegations that the ads are discriminatory  —  Our view on age-based targeting for employment ads  —  In the last year ProPublica has uncovered a number of different flaws in our advertising systems.
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing says it has raised $4B from undisclosed backers, which will be used for AI and international expansion  —  China's Didi Chuxing, the country's top ride-hailing company, said today that it has raised $4 billion in new capital to support a range …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Mozilla releases Firefox for Fire TV, touts ability to launch popular video sites like YouTube amid Amazon-Google feud over YouTube access on Amazon's devices  —  An alternative workaround to the Amazon-Google feud  —  Amid Amazon and Google's bitter and self-defeating feud over the right …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Winklevoss twins reflect on their risky bet on Bitcoin, now worth ~$1.3B, made using the $65M settlement they received from Facebook  —  The virtual currency stockpile that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss began amassing in 2012 is now worth around $1.65 billion.  They have no plans to sell.
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Universal Music Group and Facebook sign multiyear deal to license UMG's recorded music and publishing catalogs across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus  —  Facebook and Universal Music Group today announced a global, multi-year agreement under which UMG becomes the first major music company …
Miranda Green / CNN:
US government says two Romanian hackers operating outside the US infiltrated 65% of the outdoor surveillance cameras operated by Washington DC police in January  —  Washington (CNN)Two Romanian hackers infiltrated nearly two-thirds of the outdoor surveillance cameras in Washington, DC …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Teens who grew up only knowing an open internet organized rallies, streamed the FCC vote in class, and say they plan to keep fighting for net neutrality  —  WASHINGTON — When Anooha Dasari, 16, heard the federal government was about to kill rules that guaranteed an open internet …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple updates rules to let small businesses use template-based apps under certain conditions, will waive dev fee in 2018 for government and nonprofit apps in US  —  Apple today announced it's amending the App Store guideline that banned apps created using templates and other app generation services.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
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IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
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CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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