Have you ever posted photos on Facebook of your kids at soccer practice? Have you talked about being a stay-at-home mom, a disabled veteran or the single parent of a toddler? Have you ever "liked" Telemundo or written about learning English as a second language? If any of the above are true, advertisers on Facebook may have been able to target you — or exclude you — from seeing housing ads, a new lawsuit alleges. In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in New York City, several fair housing groups accuse Facebook of allowing landlords and real estate companies to illegally tailor their advertisement audiences on the basis of sex, family status, number of children and other factors. This practice, the housing groups allege, amounts to discrimination. The lawsuit comes amid an ongoing controversy over the data privacy practices of the world's largest social network, which is frequented by 2 billion people every month. » You don’t have to delete … [Read more...] about Lawsuit claims Facebook allowed housing advertisers to discriminate
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Catherine Cloutier Globe Staff August 15, 2014 It’s a simple concept: Film yourself dumping a bucket of iced water over your head for charity, share it on your social networks, and not-so-subtly suggest that your friends do the same.In spite of its lighthearted nature—or, perhaps, because of it—the Ice Bucket Challenge has become a social media phenomenon. Since the beginning of June, participants have used Twitter, Facebook, and other networks to share videos of themselves taking the challenge to raise money and awareness for charities. As a result, the challenge has reached millions -- in both users and fund-raising dollars. Advertisement “We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of the ALS Association, a major beneficiary of the challenge, said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Facebook: 1.2 million #IceBucketChallenge videos posted
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jon Chesto Globe Staff March 15, 2018 Plans to expand the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center have been on hold for three years. But an expansion of some type could be on the way now that the convention center’s overseers have committed up to $2.2 million to study the possibility.On Thursday, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority approved a contract valued at up to $2.2 million for a team led by Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm Populous to craft a campus master plan and to study the feasibility of future expansion options. Local partners on the job will include CBT (architecture), Goulston & Storrs (legal), and Howard Stein Hudson (transportation engineering). Advertisement Their main goal: to figure out the best way for the MCCA to use 30 undeveloped acres behind the sprawling South Boston complex, in what has become one of … [Read more...] about Convention Center board approves $2.2 million to study possible expansion