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ProPublica:
Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to stereotypes   —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans drive for Uber.  And the company is looking for many more.  It runs ads on Facebook that say, for example: “Driving toward something?
Sep 18, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Microsoft says HoloLens apps Remote Assist and Layout generally available on Dynamics 365 along with previews of new AI-infused CRM tools on Oct. 1   —  With its first two business apps built in-house for use with HoloLens, Microsoft is taking off the training wheels to bring its mixed reality headsets …
Sep 18, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram to run ads in Stories and feed to point US users over 18 to midterms voting registration info, will let users add an “I Voted” sticker   —  Facebook is getting ready to purposefully influence the U.S. mid-term elections after spending two years trying to safeguard against foreign interference.
Sep 18, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: as recently as last year, Facebook pressed banks for the ability to use customer financial data passing through Messenger for purposes like advertising   —  The social network's negotiating stance with institutions evolved  —  Facebook Inc. FB .14% had been haggling with financial firms …
Sep 18, 2018, 1:25 PMIn context
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
ACLU files complaint with EEOC against Facebook and 10 other employers, alleging job ads on site were targeted to exclude “female and other non-male” prospects   —  On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed discrimination charges against Facebook and 10 other employers …
Sep 18, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
David Ingram / NBC News:
ACLU, others file formal complaint against Facebook alleging that its advertising platform is being used by prospective employers to discriminate against women   —  The social network has faced sustained criticism for housing ads that exclude certain races to job ads targeted only at younger workers.
Sep 18, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Mike Memoli / NBC News:
Facebook debuts pilot program to expand its security tools and procedures, like 2FA and threat monitoring, for candidates and campaign staff ahead of midterms   —  The program is meant to identify patterns of malicious behavior earlier, making Facebook's reaction quicker.
Sep 17, 2018, 4:07 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Shopping launches personalized Explore channel, expands Stories tags after testing them since June, and lets brands add a shopping bag icon to Stories   —  Instagram is embracing its true identity as a mail-order catalog.  The question will be how much power merchants will give Instagram …
Sep 17, 2018, 3:43 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Facebook expands its bug bounty program to include third-party apps and services that involve improper exposure of Facebook user access tokens   —  FACEBOOK WAS A relatively early proponent of so-called bug bounties, paying out more than $6 million to security researchers who have spotted vulnerabilities …
Sep 17, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Mobile social network Path, which Google reportedly tried to acquire for $100M and which was once raising money at a $500M valuation, is closing down on Oct. 18   —  It's that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past.  —  Following the shuttering …
Sep 17, 2018, 4:30 AMIn context

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