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Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to…

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?

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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…

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 …

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Women startup founders own 39 cents for every dollar of equity a male founder owns, says study that used anonymized data from more than 6,000 US-based…

Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal : Women startup founders own 39 cents for every dollar of equity a male founder owns, says study that used anonymized data from more than 6,000 US-based companies   —  New study shows that female employees at startups own 47 cents for every dollar of equity a male employee owns

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Firefox brings the thrills of web browsing to VR

Mozilla's headset-focused web browser is finally ready for your cranium: Firefox Reality is available for HTC Vive, Oculus and Daydream devices through their respective stores. The software is designed from the start for AR and VR hardware, with an i...

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New York’s regulator sues the US government claiming it usurped state powers by awarding national bank charters to online lenders and payment…

Jonathan Stempel / Reuters : New York's regulator sues the US government claiming it usurped state powers by awarding national bank charters to online lenders and payment companies   —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state's top banking regulator on Friday sued the federal government to void its decision to award national bank charters …

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Tech companies like Salesforce, now the biggest private employer in San Francisco, are reacting to the city’s limits by expanding and hiring faster…

Owen Thomas / San Francisco Chronicle : Tech companies like Salesforce, now the biggest private employer in San Francisco, are reacting to the city's limits by expanding and hiring faster elsewhere   —  Politics, economics and real estate could make jobs boom elsewhere  —  Politics, economics and real estate could make jobs boom elsewhere

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Twitter now puts live broadcasts started by accounts users follow, including breaking news, personalities, and sports, at the top of their timelines…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Twitter now puts live broadcasts started by accounts users follow, including breaking news, personalities, and sports, at the top of their timelines in its app   —  Twitter will now put live streams and broadcasts started by accounts you follow at the top of your timeline, making it easier to see what they're doing in realtime.

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Inside the paid courses where deactivated NYC Uber drivers try to learn how to get back in, while critics say tutors are squeezing yet another fee…

Molly Taft / The Outline : Inside the paid courses where deactivated NYC Uber drivers try to learn how to get back in, while critics say tutors are squeezing yet another fee from drivers   —  One of the only ways for drivers whose rating falls below about 4.5 stars to get reinstated is to take a class, where they get a side of labor organizing.

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Confrere, the video calling service for professionals and clients, raises $1.5M seed

Confrere , a video calling service designed specifically for professionals who need to hold online consultations or meeting with clients, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Berlin’s Point Nine Capital, with participation from Nordic Makers, The Nordic Web Ventures, and Fathom Capital. A number of angel investors also took part in the round, including Albert Armengo (the founder of Doctoralia, sold to Docplanner ), as well as a number of physicians who are users of the product. Notably, Confrere was co-founded by CEO Svein Yngvar Willassen, who previously founded and headed up appear.in , another video calling service but one designed for team collaboration. The startup’s other co-founders are CTO Dag-Inge Aas and CPO Ida Aalen. “I knew from my time with appear.in that meetings between professionals and their clients were a different use case than team meetings,” Yngvar Willassen tells me. “Appear.in and other current video tools do not serve that use case well. I found that it would probably be better to make a new service for this”. That’s because a typical professional receives many client calls after another, and this also makes it awkward to use typical room-based systems like Zoom or appear.in. “In addition, of course, needing to download and install an application is out of the question. It needs to run in the browser, also on mobile phones,” says the Confrere CEO.

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The best security and privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

September is Apple hardware season, where we expect new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and more. But what makes the good stuff run is the software within. First revealed earlier this year at the company’s annual WWDC developer event in June , iOS 12 and macOS Mojave focus on a running theme: security and privacy for the masses. Ahead of Wednesday big reveal, here’s all the good stuff to look out for. macOS Mojave macOS Mojave will be the sixth iteration of the Mac operating system, named after a location in California where Apple is based. It comes with dark mode, file stacks, and group FaceTime calls . Safari now prevents browser fingerprinting and cross-site tracking What does it do? Safari will use a new “intelligent tracking prevention” feature to prevent advertisers from following you from site to site. Even social networks like Facebook know which sites you visit because so many embed Facebook’s tools — like the comments section or the “Like” button. Why does it matter? Tracking prevention will prevent ad firms from building a unique “fingerprint” of your browser, making it difficult to serve you targeted ads — even when you’re in incognito mode or private browsing. That’s an automatic boost for personal privacy as these companies will find it more difficult to build up profiles on you. Camera, microphone, backups now require permission What does it do? Just like when an app asks you for access to your contacts and calendar, now Mojave will ask for permission before an app can access your FaceTime camera and microphone, as well as location data, backups and more

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Evaneos, which connects tourists with a list of local travel agencies to book personalized trips, raises $81M Series D led by Partech and Level Equity…

Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat : Evaneos, which connects tourists with a list of local travel agencies to book personalized trips, raises $81M Series D led by Partech and Level Equity   —  Online travel marketplace Evaneos announced it has raised $81 million in venture capital as the Paris-based company seeks to push outside Europe.

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