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November 10, 2019, 3:22 AM

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Bloomberg:
NY regulator launches a probe into Goldman Sachs after a viral tweet alleges gender discrimination in the Apple Card's algorithms when determining credit limits  —  - Tech entrepreneur alleged inherent bias in algorithms for card  — The card is part of Goldman's new main street business lines
Adrienne So / Wired:
Instagram to test hiding Like counts in the US starting next week, following similar tests in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand  —  Hiding like counts is just the latest step in Instagram's quest to become the safest place on the internet.
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “personal CRM” startups that want to help people manage their relationships the way businesses manage sales leads using CRM software  —  A slew of new start-ups want to help people manage their relationships the way they would sales leads.
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Facebook issues an apology after an anonymous Medium post alleged an ongoing culture of racism at the company against black, Latinx, and Asian employees  —  The social media company has been accused of empowering “racism against its employees of color.”  —  Facebook apologized Friday …
New York Times:
In a letter, WhatsApp says 121 users in India were targeted with NSO spyware; 22 of the alleged targets were activists, journalists, and civil rights lawyers  —  Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company's spyware to activists and journalists isn't limited to autocratic regimes.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook's leaked documents reveal that its anticompetitive behavior is rooted in the company's fundamental paranoia that it is vulnerable to rivals  —  The company's anticompetitive behavior is rooted in a deep sense of fear that it's vulnerable to rivals  —  Oh fine, let's talk about some ancient Facebook history.
Margot Roosevelt / Los Angeles Times:
As unionized dockworkers protest automation in LA ports, truckers welcome the port robots which reduce unpaid time they spend waiting for the cargo to load  —  Day after day, Walter Diaz, an immigrant truck driver from El Salvador, steers his 18-wheeler toward the giant ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Facebook and YouTube say they are removing content that mentions the possible name of the whistleblower whose complaint prompted Trump impeachment inquiry  —  New York (CNN)Facebook (FB) and YouTube said Friday that they were removing content that mentioned the potential name …
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
Google and Twitter approved anti-vaccination ads, with widely debunked claims, submitted as part of a test; Facebook, Snap, and YouTube rejected the ads  —  Google and Twitter allowed ads saying “Don't get vaccinated” and “Vaccines aren't safe.”  —  Social media companies have pledged …
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Google Maps rolls out the ability for users to manage and edit their public profiles from within the app via the new “Your profile” tab  —  Google is rolling out the ability to edit and manage your public profile from Maps.  Previously, all you could do was check up on your Local Guides points …
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