Facebook agrees to safeguards in ad discrimination case

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook owner Meta has agreed to change its ad targeting technology and pay $115,000 to settle US government allegations the social media giant allowed discrimination in who saw housing advertisements, authorities said Tuesday.  Under terms of a deal that must still be approved by a court, Meta will use artificial intelligence to make sure ads cross demographics to reach people regardless of age, gender or race. “We will be introducing a new method designed to make sure the audience that ends up seeing a housing ad more closely reflects the eligible targeted audience for… Read More “Facebook agrees to safeguards in ad discrimination case”

How To Stop Inflation From Deflating Your Savings

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ValueWalk

No, you aren’t imagining things. Everything costs more than it did before, and these higher prices make it hard to balance the budget while saving and thinking about retirement. But you can stop inflation from deflating your savings! Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more You aren’t alone if you’re struggling to handle prices at their 40-year high. Nearly half of Americans (45%) polled by Gallup last year admitted inflation caused financial hardship at a time when the CPI was just 6.8%. Moreover, of those that reported facing difficulties, 10% revealed their challenges impacted their… Read More “How To Stop Inflation From Deflating Your Savings”

Oregon State Football: 2022 Beavers Season Preview and Prediction

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Athlon Sports

By Athlon Sports A complete preview and prediction for the Oregon State Beavers in the 2022 college football season. There is a window of opportunity for Oregon State heading into the 2022 season. Are the Beavers capable of climbing through and taking advantage? The Pac-12 North is in chaos. Washington, Oregon and Washington State have new head coaches. Stanford is not the program it once was. California hasn’t so much as shared a conference or division title since 2006. Oregon State has momentum, coming off its first bowl appearance in eight years. The Beavers appear stable under fifth-year h… Read More “Oregon State Football: 2022 Beavers Season Preview and Prediction”

First Assistant Prosecutor Honored with Morris County Bar Association’s Criminal Practice Award

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Morris County Focus

MORRIS COUNTY — At the annual Morris County Bar Association Installation & Awards Dinner held on June 16, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood was honored with the MCBA’s 2022 Criminal Practice Award. The Criminal Practice Award is given annually to an attorney member of the MCBA who has elevated the criminal practice by service to the practice, professionalism, and dedication to fostering the relationship between attorney practitioners and the bench. Maggie Calderwood has served as the First Assistant Prosecutor to Morris County Prosecutor Robert … Read More “First Assistant Prosecutor Honored with Morris County Bar Association’s Criminal Practice Award”

Sam McDowell: Here’s why KC Royals’ pitching is getting better results — and whether it can last

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The Kansas City Star

Less than an hour after he hit a baseball 420 feet that soared beyond the center field fence in Anaheim, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez took a detour to talk about his starting pitcher. More specifically, Perez would conclude, left-hander Kris Bubic had just thrown perhaps his best game of the season. A week earlier, that would have represented an anomaly to the league’s worst pitching staff. Now? It fits into a trend that has developed over the past seven days. Can it last? That’s what we really would like to surmise from this recent run, right? And to figure that out, we’ll look a… Read More “Sam McDowell: Here’s why KC Royals’ pitching is getting better results — and whether it can last”

How thieves took $5,620 from my bank account with old-fashioned check washing

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Jordan Critchlow,” the Feds are looking for you. And for you, “Karen Woodson.” Are those even your names? They’re what you called yourselves when you fooled my bank and grabbed my money — $5,620. Fraud scholars tell me the dark art used against me is called “check washing,” the latest old-school crime to make an unexpected resurgence, like carjacking or in-person identity theft, at least partly because of modern, digital anti-fraud technology. It took a month to get that cash back from our duped bank, WSFS. It would have been a tough month if, like so many Americans, we were living paycheck t… Read More “How thieves took $5,620 from my bank account with old-fashioned check washing”

Look: Julian Edelman Reacts To Rob Gronkowski’s Retirement

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The Spun

By Alek Arend On Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski said goodbye to the NFL and announced his retirement. “I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing I gave it everything I had, good or bad, every time I stepped out on the field,” he said in a statement. It’s a pretty surprising decision from the all-time great. Most thought he’d return to play with Tom Brady and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, it appears he’s done. Julian Edelman, Gronk’s former teammate and a personal friend, had the perfect reaction to his retirement announc… Read More “Look: Julian Edelman Reacts To Rob Gronkowski’s Retirement”

Overheard Once, Forgotten Never: These Hurtful Comments Crushed Us

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Factinate

These poor people were all in the wrong place at the wrong time, and heard some things they wish they could erase from their memories. Thanks to these brutal revelations and cruel comments, these people learned that ignorance really is bliss. 1. So Much for the Cost of FriendshipI once heard a former roommate laughing with his then-girlfriend about how they were screwing me over on money. Turned out they were taking my “utilities” checks and buying various games and alcohol. Instead of confronting them, I confirmed what they said with the utilities company (they hadn’t paid the bill in two mon… Read More “Overheard Once, Forgotten Never: These Hurtful Comments Crushed Us”

Use of airline passenger data must be limited, top EU court says

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Reuters UK

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) -EU states may only gather the airline passenger data strictly necessary to combat serious crime and terrorism, Europe’s top court said on Tuesday, and banned the use of machine learning to harvest the data. The Passenger Name Record Directive (PNR), adopted in 2016, allows police and justice officials to access passenger data on flights to and from the EU to combat serious crimes and maintain security in the 27-country bloc. Rights groups however said data retention even by law enforcement and other authorities is an invasive and unjustified encroachment on … Read More “Use of airline passenger data must be limited, top EU court says”

“I’m still working on seeing myself as a human”: VTuber Ironmouse opens up about the inspiration behind her satan persona

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Inven Global

Inven Global’s Esports Conference was a virtual event that saw some of the biggest names in competitive gaming discuss merch, roster changes, crypto, and diversity. Oh, and there was also a panel with Ironmouse, one of the biggest and fastest-growing V-Tubers in the World right now. Inven Global’s Design & Marketing Coordinator, Fay “Garks,” interviewed the Chaotic Demon Queen to find out more about Ironmouse’s story behind the animation. What is the lore of Satan? Ironmouse: I became a VTuber because I was lonely. Which is true. I’ve been having a great time ever since. Satan is such a demand… Read More ““I’m still working on seeing myself as a human”: VTuber Ironmouse opens up about the inspiration behind her satan persona”