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Prominent Rutgers professor under investigation for sexual harassment retires

“A prominent Rutgers University political science professor under investigation for sexually harassing a graduate student nearly two decades ago retired earlier this month, a university spokeswoman confirmed” writes Livio Nj Advance for nj.com. But Devlin said on Friday she was unable to determine the status of the investigation.In a Nov. 3 Facebook post, Bronner announced his retirement after 43 years of teaching and alluded to two manuscripts in the works. Source: nj.com

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Apple Card’s algorithm under investigation for sexist credit checks

“Hansson clarified that his wife, Jamie Hansson, had a better credit than he did, yet her application for a credit line increase was denied” writes Cara Curtis for thenextweb.com. After Hansson’s tweet went viral, the New York’s Department of Financial Services announced on Saturday that they’re launching an investigation into Goldman Sachs, the investment bank who provide the Apple Card, and the algorithm used by Apple Card to determine the “creditworthiness” of applicants.Any algorithm, that intentionally or not results in discriminatory treatment of women or any other protected class of…

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Giuliani associate warned Ukraine aid would be withheld if country didn’t investigate Biden

“An associate of Rudy Giuliani says he warned Ukraine that the Trump administration would withhold military aid if the country didn’t launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Administration officials have argued that the aid was never held up on the condition that Ukraine open an investigation into Biden.He also allegedly told them Vice President Mike Pence would not attend Zelensky’s inauguration if the investigation wasn’t announced. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Child porn runs rampant on big tech platforms despite detection and prevention methods …

“To report online child sexual abuse or find resources for those in need of help, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678” writes Ellen Cranley for businessinsider.com. A new investigation by The New York Times found that the internet’s largest tech platforms are failing to effectively shut down the giant portions of online child sexual abuse material found in search engines, social networks, and cloud storage.However, massive inconsistencies across tech companies and platforms in addressing the material leave gaping holes that pedophiles and criminals, like traffickers,…

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Apple Card is facing a formal investigation by Wall Street regulators over gender discrimination allegations made in a viral tweet

“A viral tweet thread has prompted a formal investigation into alleged gender discrimination in the Apple Card’s credit limit algorithm” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. In response, a Wall Street regulator is formally launching an investigation in Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s algorithmic practices around the Apple Card, Bloomberg reported.Hannson said on Twitter that consumers deserve more insight into the credit limit process, and companies like Goldman should delineate its methodologies.”Any algorithm, that intentionally or not results in discriminatory treatment of women or any other protected class of people violates…

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Counterfeit bill investigation nets 2 arrests in West Michigan

“Shortly thereafter, deputies received another counterfeit bill complaint, this time from a GameStop video game store, also in Big Rapids” writes Ben Solis for mlive.com. BIG RAPIDS, MI – Two people from the Chicago area were arrested Friday night for passing counterfeit bills at several Big Rapids stores, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s office. Upon investigation, deputies and police found that the pair had passed several counterfeit $100 bills in Big Rapids throughout the afternoon and evening of Nov. 8.Investigators wrote that the sheriff’s office was investigating a counterfeit…

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Regulator investigating Goldman Sachs over potential gender bias in Apple Card approvals

“On Thursday, David Heinemeier Hansson took to Twitter to question why Apple Card gave him a credit limit 20 times higher than his wife” writes The Best Workout for 9to5mac.com. This investigation comes after a series of viral tweets last week alleged that gender discrimination was affecting the algorithms used to determine credit limits for Apple Card.Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak also joined in, saying that he got a credit limit 10 times higher than his wife, even though they share all of their assets.According to Hansson, he and his wife…

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Fury as decision on inquiry into Jennifer Arcuri affair shelved

“Sources close to the IOPC investigation said the watchdog was on the verge of announcing its decision on whether it was proceeding with a criminal investigation” reports theguardian.com. It has also emerged that London assembly members were told that the IOPC investigation would be “done and dusted” by the end of this month.Despite the postponement of the decision it is understood the investigation is ongoing, although it remains limited to a “scoping exercise”. Source: theguardian.com

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WATCH: Marine Corps releases footage of mass arrest of Marines charged with human smuggling

“The Marine Corps a video showing 15 Marines being arrested in connection to a human smuggling ring at Camp Pendleton in California” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Thirteen were charged with human smuggling and conspiracy while eight others were brought in for further questioning.In July, several members of the 1st Marine Division were arrested for participating in drug and human smuggling rings.The Marine Corps released a statement explaining that 15 had been arrested for their “alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses.” The smuggling rings were exposed…

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A Buffalo Wild Wings employee died after being exposed to a chemical substance in the restaurant

“A Buffalo Wild Wings employee in Burlington, Massachusetts, died Tuesday after being exposed to cleaning chemicals, Burlington Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson told CBSN Boston” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. The employee who died was attempting to squeegee the product out of the building when he was overcome by the chemicals, Patterson said.”We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragic accident at our franchise-owned sports bar and are working closely with our franchisee and the authorities while they conduct an investigation,” A Buffalo Wild Wings representative told…

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