Thursday, October 20, 2016

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    • More Research Shows How Search Influences More Than SalesHarvard Business Review

      This time researchers took to Bing to determine whether Microsoft's search engine also influences gender stereotype tendencies similar to a study done with Google's search engine earlier this year. The research mostly confirms image search results perpetuate gender stereotypes and that "gender biases in image search results were not restricted to a particular regional market." The researchers say they did the study to inspire search developers to think critically about each stage of the engineering process and how and why biases could make a major impact in their work. ...Read the whole story

    • Yahoo Says Traffic Rose Despite Hacking That Could Alter Verizon DealThe New York Times

      Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo may be on the line due to revelations about a major data breach in 2014, and Verizon wants to renegotiate the terms of the deal. But  remarkably, traffic on Yahoo rose slightly after the September 22 disclosure about the breach, according to a New York Times report. In 2014, nearly 500 million Yahoo accounts were hacked, and Verizon alleges the breach "could have been severe enough to set off a provision in the sale agreement that would allow Verizon to reopen the deal," according to the report. Yahoo reported Q3 results that exceeded Wall ... ...Read the whole story

    • Yahoo Asks US to Explain Email Surveillance OrderThe Verge
    Ad Industry: Tough Privacy Rules Will 'Undercut' Internet Marketplace

    The ad industry is stepping up its fight against proposed privacy rules that would restrict broadband providers' ability to use data about subscribers' Web activity for ad targeting. ...More