Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color

Facebook has been under fire for its practices and policies that enable advertisers to exclude “multicultural affinity” groups from the audiences they reach via the social network. Now, in light of a ProPublica investigation and pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus, Facebook says it’s committed to taking a closer look at its advertising policies, its…

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‘Alexa, start the meeting’: Amazon brings voice-command technology to the workplace

Amazon.com Inc. announced new voice-activated tools for the workplace, hoping that verbal commands — “Alexa, print my spreadsheet” — will handle common office tasks. Alexa for Business will let users issue voice commands to begin a video conference or print documents, among a multitude of common workplace functions, Amazon said Thursday at its cloud computing…

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