Political fundraising’s new math
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Where candidates receive their money may be as important as how much they make. Plus: Fallout from Facebook's job discrimination settlement and "femtech" apps that help women control their health — while collecting a lot of personal data.
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In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person with brown skin on the bus. When the protesters spotted her through the window, she […]
It’s no secret that nearly all of Facebook’s revenue comes from advertising. But did you know Facebook is accused of allowing advertisers to discriminate against minorities, women and other protected groups? In some cases, civil rights groups say, Facebook made it possible for housing, job and credit advertisements to post to the feeds of white […]
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In our economy, the devices we use are constantly asking us to share — or sometimes just taking — our data. And when it comes to that data, not much of it is more personal and private than our health. Yet personal health devices and apps are a growing industry, a subset of which is targeted […]
Money from corporate political action committees might matter less than you might think.