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Alex Perry

New study shows that Facebook's job ad algorithm still discriminates based on gender

Facebook isn't supposed to let advertisers target by things like age or gender for employment ads anymore, but a new study showed that the social network's ad algorithm is doing it anyway.

More than two years after Facebook disabled that particular feature for housing and employment listings, researchers at the University of Southern California found that certain job listings mysteriously still show a noticeable skew in who sees themThe study's findings would be illegal under federal...

ESPN.com

Tigers place Cabrera on IL with biceps strain

The Tigers placed Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day IL with a left biceps strain and selected the contract of infielder Renato Nunez.

The Verge

Kim Lyons

Personal info for 1.3 million Clubhouse users reportedly leaked online

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Personal data for some 1.3 million users of the social audio app Clubhouse has been leaked online, Cyber News reported. a SQL database with users’ IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum. According to Cyber News, it did not appear that sensitive user information such as credit card numbers were among the leaked info. But the information could be used in...

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Here Are Some Schmidt Questions From Every Season Of "New Girl" — Can You Get All 7 Correct?

“They don’t hate me because I’m old, they hate me because of my personality.”

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Adam Rosenberg

'SNL' imagines a Paramount+ Star Trek spin-off where it's all messy drama

Imagine Star Trek, except mixed in with all the serious, professional people in the ship's bridge crew are some younger Gen Z-equivalents who are totally self-possessed and wrapped up in petty personal dramas.  That's Saturday Night Live's pitch for our next Trek spin-off on Paramount+, and honestly it works.

Carey Mulligan and Mikey Day play our overly dramatic crew members, who immediately overreact when a dumb suggestion from Carey is appropriately shut down. The situation spirals from...

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Adam Rosenberg

Timothée Chalamet joins Kid Cudi and 'SNL' stars for a rap about flutes

Chris Redd and Pete Davidson should really just take their hip-hop duo on tour at this point, right?

The Saturday Night Live stars were joined by Kid Cudi for a musical sketch about that "weird little flute" you sometimes see in rap videos. And it's great. Just funny words and quality beats, with a side of Timothée Chalamet cameo and a last-minute appearance by Carey Mulligan, the evening's host. Read more...

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Jess Joho

The best tech podcasts (that aren't 'Reply All')

So your favorite tech podcast just imploded after two beloved figures were accused of an anti-union push that contributed to a workplace culture that discriminated against colleagues of color. Now what?

At the time of publication, Reply All is still on indefinite hiatus. After their recent Bon Appétit series delving into the company's unfair treatment of marginalized staff members prematurely ended once former coworkers revealed that the call was also coming inside their own house at...

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Matt Burgess, WIRED UK

New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic

Facebook has been criticized for failing to curb misinformation in English. But little attention has been paid to the scale of the problem in Arabic.

ESPN.com

Agent: Johnson agrees to $4.1M deal with Nets

Forward Alize Johnson has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $4.1 million, his agent, George Langberg, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Verge

Kim Lyons

Google reportedly ran secret ‘Project Bernanke’ that boosted its own ad-buying system over competitors

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Google reportedly ran a secret project called “Project Bernanke” that relied on bidding data collected from advertisers using its ad exchange to benefit the company’s own ad system, The Wall Street Journal reported. First discovered by newswire service MLex, the name of the project was visible in an improperly unredacted document Google had filed as part of an antitrust lawsuit in Texas.

A federal judge has since let Google refile the document...

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Allison Johnson

LG leaves behind more than a flip phone-shaped hole in our hearts

The LG Stylo 6 is one of the company’s bestselling phones in recent history. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

The company leaves a void that brands like Motorola and TCL are well-positioned to fill

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Kim Lyons

South Korea EV battery makers reach settlement in US trade dispute

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South Korean electric-vehicle battery makers SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution have reached a settlment in a US trade dispute, Bloomberg reported. Under the terms of the agreement, SK will pay $1.8 billion (2 trillion won) in cash and royalties to LG.

In a joint statement the companies said they would “work to help the development of EV battery industry in South Korea and the US. through healthy competition...

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15 Times The Media Totally Failed Jessica Simpson

She deserved better!

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Adam Rosenberg

Chauvin trial newscast takes an awkward turn into racial issues on the 'SNL' cold open

Welcome to the "I would've voted for Obama a third time" of Saturday Night Live cold opens.

The sketch show's latest episode kicked of with a newscast send-up featuring two Black hosts and two white hosts in Minnesota discussing the trial of Derek Chauvin. It doesn't go well. While everyone at the table is friendly and seems to mean while, the white hosts (Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat) repeatedly turn to trite, saccharine expressions of hope and positivity for the U.S. justice system...

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Adam Rosenberg

An amazing 'SNL' Weekend Update sits for an interview with the Titanic iceberg

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update has traditionally been home to bizarre and off-the-wall interviews, but this one... this one is a winner.

Bowen Yang, who just a couple weeks ago jokingly(?) bemoaned SNL's unwillingness to let his "gay Passover bunny" sketch happen, returned to Weekend Update as the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. Playing the part like a celebrity with a checkered past, Yang icily (OK, maybe slight pun intended) informs co-host Colin Jost that he's not there to discuss...

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Sasha Lekach

How to use Chrome's tab manager to declutter your browser

I have three browser windows open at all times, each filled to the brim with tabs. It's a bit of a mess. 

A few months ago, though, I noticed that my Google Chrome browser was trying to help me out. A pop-up notice shared a hot tip: I could right-click tabs and group them together. 

My tabs were already clumped together based on different topics (over there were the COVID-19 stat sites I always check; farther over, videos for a Tesla Full-Self Driving story; and then in a different window...

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Natalie Wolchover

A ‘Last Hope’ Experiment Finds Evidence for Unknown Particles

Long-awaited news from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 team may resolve a tantalizing conflict between nature and theory. But a separate calculation clouds the picture.

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Christopher Null

What’s Making You So Gassy? This Gadget Aims to Find Out

The FoodMarble measures the level of hydrogen in your breath, which can tell you which foods are causing your digestion woes.

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43 Amazing Hair Products That Really And Truly Work

Just a bunch of really great products reviewers swear by — from washing to styling (and making those styles last), and everything in between.

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7 Important Money Lessons I Only Learned Thanks To TikTok

They don't teach this stuff in school but I'm not gonna let that stop me.

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