On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

Uber, which is under fire for its allegedly sexist and toxic culture, reportedly refused to provide demographics data about its workforce to its own recruiting team. (Bloomberg) Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick met with Jesse Jackson Thursday and promised to make diversity a priority. The company has promised to release its first diversity report next week. (USA Today)

More Uber: Two weeks ago, a prospective employee said she was told by a female manager trying to recruit her: “Sexism is systemic in tech.” (Guardian)

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games. Twitter won the right last year. (Recode)

Amazon wins case IRS had brought against it over the company’s transactions involving its Luxembourg unit. (WSJ)

Security showdown: Google to change its Chrome browser to stop recognizing some Symantec certificates. Symantec calls Google’s move “irresponsible” and says it’s being singled out. (BBC)

S.F-based grocery-delivery startup Instacart will pay $4.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with its workers. (Recode)

 

Photo: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks to the media at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field on Nov. 8, 2015. (Josie Lepe/ Bay Area News Group)

 
 

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