Day: April 4, 2019

Facebook ad platform discriminates all on its own, say boffins

Bigots, racists and haters rejoice! You are going to get bias out of the box Facebook has been taking a lot of stick over discrimination on its platform but a new paper suggests that the problems with the platform could go deeper.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Google Play Artist Hub Shutting Down April 30 With Google No Longer Offering Direct Portal For Smaller Musicians

Last year, Google announced that YouTube Music would be the company’s primary streaming service that would eventually replace Play Music. We have now learned that in anticipation of this change, Google will close the Google Play Artist Hub that musicians use to directly interact with the Play Store. 9to5Google reports: Smaller, indie artists that were…

Third Parties in Spotlight as More Facebook Data Leaks

Two third-party services left Facebook user data exposed online — in one case, 540 million records of user comments — highlighting the ease with which third-party developers can access data and the risk of lax security. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Amazon’s making Alexa-enabled earbuds to take on Apple AirPods, report says – CNET

They could come later this year, according to a Bloomberg report. …read more Source:: CNet

Prince Harry takes a stand against poverty, injustice, inequality? Er, no, Fortnite

Addictive social media should be banned says man who just launched a his and hers Instagram account Opinion The game Fortnite should be banned, according to Britain’s own Prince Harry, because it “addictive” and “irresponsible.”… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Making transformation stick: Immersion and measurement

Agile transformation is the process of altering an organization’s modus operandi to best adapt to a market that is ever-volatile, ambiguous, and complex. Through agile transformation, the organization is better able to respond to change and can deliver meaningful digital products and solutions to its customers. …read more Source:: ZDNet

House Democrats Refuse To Weaken Net Neutrality Bill, Defeat GOP Amendments

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday rejected Republican attempts to weaken a bill that would restore net neutrality rules. The House Commerce Committee yesterday approved the “Save the Internet Act” in a 30-22 party-line vote, potentially setting up a vote of the full House…

Jeff Bezos to keep 75% of his Amazon stake in divorce – CNET

MacKenzie Bezos, the Amazon CEO’s soon-to-be ex-wife, will be worth about $35 billion. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are ‘garbage,’ says Linux founder – CNET

Tech pioneer Linus Torvalds says the way social media works today encourages bad behavior. “It’s a disease.” …read more Source:: CNet

Boeing responds to Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash findings – CNET

A preliminary investigation finds that the flight control system known as MCAS was unintentionally activated. …read more Source:: CNet