Facebook settled a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week, and as part of the deal, the company will no longer let advertisers exclude ethnic and religious groups from seeing certain ads. Ferguson argued that the practice violated anti-discrimination law. Facebook also lost roughly $120 billion this week as investors sold off stock. So is this a moment of reckoning for the social media giant?
Plus, we go inside Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition, where 49 students teams pitted their inventions against each other. The winner used a camera, advanced AI technology and a robotic arm to make life easier for amputees.
On the Random Channel: An epic birthday skydiver; the woes of moving; and internet cats.
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This week’s stories:
- Facebook to end ad targeting that excludes ethnicities and religions in deal with Washington State AG
- Facebook’s Stock Plunge Shatters Faith in Tech Companies’ Invincibility
- Why Forbes took down that controversial op-ed calling for Amazon to replace public libraries
- AI-powered robotic hand takes top prize at Microsoft Imagine Cup student competition
- Snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim isn’t worried about the robots taking over