President Trump now says he backs a deal in Congress to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers,” if it was accompanied by a “massive” border security upgrade — not necessarily his promised border wall. Trump hashed out the tentative arrangement over dinner on Wednesday night at the White House with top-ranking congressional Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California. Trump’s conservative backers were not happy about his accommodation with Democrats about DACA and the wall. [The New York Times]
Facebook allowed advertisers to direct their paid pitches to the News Feeds of almost 2,300 people who searched “Jew hater” or “How to burn Jews.” Until ProPublica asked Facebook about it — then the world’s largest social network removed the algorithm-generated anti-Semitic categories and promised to improve monitoring. It’s been a bad year for Facebook algorithms, starting with a realization this spring that the company’s News Feed algorithm was abused to help spread disinformation during last year’s U.S. presidential election. [ProPublica]
Google has held talks to invest around $1 billion in Lyft. It would be a stunning move, given that Google was an early investor in Lyft rival Uber, even though the two companies have since gotten litigious over allegations of trade secret theft. [Axios]
A new class action lawsuit claims that Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work. The complaint, which accuses Google of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs, provided the most detailed formal accounts to date of gender discrimination and pay disparities at the company, after months of criticism and a growing chorus of women publicly speaking out. [Sam Levin / The Guardian]
Watch Recode’s lively onstage conversation with Uber’s new chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John, who discusses the company’s recent scandals, its culture crisis and what’s next with a new CEO on board. Recode wrapped up its two-day Code Commerce conference in New York City yesterday; you can catch up on all the interviews about the future of retail in this storystream. [Recode]
Is $1,000 too much for a phone? “Of course not,” says tech journalist Steven Levy, writing about Apple’s pricey new high-end iPhone X (pronounced “ten”). On the latest episode of the Too Embarrassed to Ask podcast, Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode and Recode’s Editor in Chief Dan Frommer answer your questions about Apple’s iPhone X and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus — which were made available for preorder last night — along with the Series 3 Apple Watch and Apple’s foray into “wireless” charging, called AirPower. [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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