Arenti won the 2021 Red Dot Design Award

The Optics Series of Arenti won the 2021 Red Dot Design Award. The Red Dot Design Award is a German international design prize awarded by Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG. The Red...

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Facebook’s ad algorithms are still excluding women from seeing jobs

The study supplies the latest evidence that Facebook has not resolved its ad discrimination problems since ProPublica first brought the issue to light in October 2016. At the time, ProPublica revealed...

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