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Twitter says it will ban users who repeatedly post misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter will begin banning users who repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.  The social media site will also label posts that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Kaiser Family Foundation reported 15% of people said they will "definitely not" get vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter said it will permanently suspend accounts that repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The social media site an...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, State Department, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Kaiser Family Foundation


Black Lives Matter helped inspire Amazon workers' push to unionize in Alabama, union president says

JD warehouse in Beijing. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein The president of the union that Amazon's Bessemer plant would be joining told Bloomberg that BLM inspired some of the unionization efforts. If the employees vote to join the union, it would go against persistent anti-organizing tactics from the tech giant. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A union president says the push to organize at Amazon's warehouse in Alabama can be traced in part back to the Black Lives Matter...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Alabama, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Retail, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Black, Bessemer, Appelbaum


Judge approves $650 million settlement of Facebook privacy lawsuit linked to facial photo tagging

The class-action case against Facebook was first filed in Illinois in 2015. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images The $650 million settlement is one of the largest-ever from a privacy lawsuit in the US. The suit claimed Facebook violated an Illinois law prohibiting collection of biometric data without consent. About 1.6 million claimants will receive a payout of at least $345, the lawsuit said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A federal judge has approved a settl...
Tags: Facebook, Lawsuit, News, Privacy, US, Trends, Social Media, Illinois, Ftc, Northern District of California, Victoria Cavaliere, Donato, Cambridge Analytica, Tech Insider, James Donato, Class-action Lawsuit


The many alleged identities of Bitcoin's mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto

Surasak Suwanmake/ Getty Images Coinbase sent Satoshi Nakamoto a copy of its public filing, dredging the creator's mysterious identity back into the spotlight. Since it was created in 2009, bitcoin has become a top digital currency. Many names have been dropped as Bitcoin potential creators, but none can be proven. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The identity of the creator of Bitcoin has captured public attention once more, after Coinbase sent a copy of its public...
Tags: Silk Road, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, New York, Money, News, Wikipedia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bbc, Features, Fbi


Tesla's appeal to car buyers is 'clearly formidable' but not rock solid, J.D. Power study finds

Using the portable Roadie charging system Courtesy of SparkCharge As Tesla faces more competition, car buyers are considering alternatives, a J.D. Power study finds. Traditional automakers and new startups are flooding the electric-car market in the US. The J.D. Power report found many customers may still be on the fence about buying an EV. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla's dominant role in the electric-vehicle market could eventually be overtaken by another c...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Electric, Chevrolet, Electric Car, Fisker, J D Power, JD Power


Amazon said it skipped a Congressional hearing about the SolarWinds hack because the e-commerce giant doesn't use the company's software

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon said it declined to attend a SolarWinds hearing since it wasn't impacted by the hack. SolarWinds, Microsoft, and others appeared before the Senate in a Tuesday hearing. Senators voiced concern over Amazon's absence, and one said the firm has an "obligation" to be there. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon has confirmed that it was not affected by the sweeping SolarWinds hack because it does not use the IT compa...
Tags: Amazon, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Russia, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Hack, Fbi, Marco Rubio, Orion, Wall Street Journal, Solarwinds


Watch Amazon's anti-union ads that Twitch is removing after saying they should 'never have been allowed'

Amazon/via More Perfect Union on YouTube Amazon ads on Twitch, shared by More Perfect Union, discouraged Alabama workers from voting to unionize. Twitch told Insider in a statement that it does not allow political advertising and has taken down the ads.  If workers joined the RWDSU, it would be Amazon's first warehouse union in the US. The tech giant has been urging employees to vote against unionizing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitch has removed anti-union...
Tags: Amazon, News, Labor, Washington Post, Advertising, US, Alabama, Trends, Tech, David, Usps, Retail, Union, Gizmodo, Twitch, Bessemer


Coinbase warns the entire crypto market could be destabilized if bitcoin's anonymous creator is ever revealed or sells their $30 billion stake

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sits for a portrait in their San Francisco headquarters. Christie Hemm Klok/Getty Images Coinbase revealed its documents to go public through a direct listing on Thursday. In the filing, the trading platform cites Satoshi Nakamoto's identity as a potential risk factor. The creator's cache of bitcoins could wreak havoc on the market if Nakamoto sold his collection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coinbase revealed documents to go public o...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, Wall Street, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Nasdaq, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, Armstrong


Coinbase warns the entire crypto market could be destabilized if bitcoin's anonymous creator is ever revealed or sells $30 their billion stake

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sits for a portrait in their San Francisco headquarters. Christie Hemm Klok/Getty Images Coinbase revealed its documents to go public through a direct listing on Thursday. In the filing, the trading platform cites Satoshi Nakamoto's identity as a potential risk factor. The creator's cache of bitcoins could wreak havoc on the market if Nakamoto sold his collection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coinbase revealed documents to go public o...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, Wall Street, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Nasdaq, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, Armstrong


'I think he's a rat and a liar': Watch Dave Portnoy and Vlad Tenev's heated Robinhood debate

Barstool Sports/YouTube The Barstool Sports founder and the Robinhood CEO spoke on Portnoy's YouTube channel on Tuesday. Portnoy opened by calling Tenev a 'rat' and pressed the CEO on Robinhood's liquidity issues. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If you missed the livestreamed conversation between Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev, here's what you need to know-and how to watch.It started on an awkward note. In his introduction, Portnoy made ...
Tags: News, Youtube, Trends, Tech, Investing, Robinhood, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Congressional, Vlad, Portnoy, Tech Insider, Barstool, Tenev, Dave Portnoy, Annabelle Williams


Coinbase sent the mysterious creator of bitcoin a copy of its public filing in a symbolic gesture

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Coinbase revealed the documents to go public via a direct listing on Thursday. The digital trading platform lists Satoshi Nakamoto as one of the recipients of the public filing. Bitcoin was created as the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase symbolically sent a copy of its public filing to the mysterious creator of bit...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, Wall Street, US, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Armstrong, Nick Szabo, Nakamoto, Tech Insider


Amazon reportedly told workers to 'Vote NO' in a historic union election and to drop ballots in a USPS mailbox that recently appeared at their Alabama warehouse

Parcels are stored in a truck in a logistics centre of the mail order company Amazon. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon reportedly instructed workers to cast their union election ballots at a new USPS mailbox. The mailbox recently appeared at an Alabama warehouse where about 6,000 workers are voting. Some workers say they feel like Amazon is watching them, Vice reported. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon mail-blasted Bessemer, Alabama, w...
Tags: Amazon, News, Alabama, Trends, US Postal Service, Usps, Retail, Union, Knox, Motherboard, Workers Rights, Bessemer, Tech Companies, Pinkerton, Tech Insider, Bessemer Alabama


TikTok removed 400,000 videos in the 2nd half of 2020 to combat election and COVID-19 misinformation

TikTok has had to confront the spread of misinformation and disinformation, especially relating to the 2020 US election and the coronavirus pandemic. Photo Illustration by Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images TikTok announced Wednesday it removed nearly 90 million videos globally in the second half of 2020.  Of those videos, more than 11 million videos were removed in the United States. Almost 350,000 videos were removed for misinformation about the US election, while more than 50,000...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Social Media, United States, Misinformation, US Department of Homeland Security, Tech Insider, Disinformation, Bytedance, Tiktok, Eric Han, Connor Perrett, Getty Images TikTok, Michael Beckerman TikTok, Andrea Ronchini NurPhoto


Take a look at the confusing bank interface behind Citigroup's $500 million mistake

FILE PHOTO: Traders work in the Citigroup booth on the floor of the NYSE in New York Reuters A federal judge ruled last week that Citigroup would not be able to recoup $500 million. The bank accidentally paid out nearly $1 billion to Revlon creditors. The botched transaction was the result of a subcontractor failing to check two extra boxes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In what a federal judge called "one of the biggest blunders in banking history," confusion reg...
Tags: News, Finance, Wall Street, India, San Francisco, Trends, Banking, Citigroup, Citibank, Oracle, Nyse, Citi, Clay, NEW YORK Reuters, Revlon, Facebook Google


Stunning photos from NASA's new Mars rover reveal 200-foot cliffs, mysterious rocks, and a perfect touchdown

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's new Mars rover, Perseverance, has already beamed back thousands of stunning photos. Sports cameras recorded the rover's descent and landing. Now Perseverance's science and navigation cameras are capturing an ancient Martian lake bed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's Perseverance rover hasn't started roaming the red planet just yet, but its...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Cameras, Mars, Maki, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars Nasa, Jezero Crater, NavCam


Trump submitted an appeal directly to Facebook's Oversight Board, which will rule whether he's allowed back on the platform, according to a new report

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Former President Donald Trump appealed to the Facebook Oversight Board, Channel 4 News reported. The Oversight Board will decide whether Facebook should reinstate Trump's account.  An Oversight Board spokesperson confirmed it received a "user statement" regarding Trump's case. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former president Donald Trump appealed directly to Facebook's Oversight Bo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Trends, Denmark, Donald Trump, New Yorker, Zuckerberg, Trump, Board, US Capitol, Stanford Law, Helle Thorning Schmidt, Tech Insider, Oversight Board


SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Hannibal Hanschke Reuters


'Nyan Cat' flying Pop-Tart meme sells for nearly $600,000 as one-of-a-kind crypto art

Nyan Cat YouTube A crypto art rendition of the Nyan Cat meme sold for about $590,000 on Friday. Crypto art represents a $100 million market and allows digital artists to monetize memes. Investors have gambled on digital keepsakes like the Nyan Cat in the past. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A one-of-a-kind digital rendition of the Nyan Cat meme from 2011 sold for about $590,000 in an online auction on Friday. Over the past few weeks, online sales of nonfungible tok...
Tags: News, Trends, E-commerce, Retail, Meme, Foundation, ETH, Torres, NFT, Chris Torres, Digital Art, Beeple, Tech Insider, Grace Kay, Crypotcurrency, Nasdaq Torres


Robinhood is adding more customer service representatives after Congress grilled its CEO about a lack of support lines

Co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Vladimir Tenev in 2016. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch Trading app Robinhood is expanding its live customer support following a heated Congressional hearing this month.  The company said it will double the number of full-time representatives this year and expand to new areas. Representatives grilled Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev last week after a GameStop stock trading frenzy in January. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Stock...
Tags: News, Congress, Trends, Robinhood, Stock Trading, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Congressional, Kearns, Menlo Park California, Tech Insider, Noam Galai Getty, Vladimir Tenev, Tenev, Sean Casten, Casten


Spotify just announced a slew of new podcasts and a higher-quality streaming subscription for audiophiles.

A Spotify employee. Britta Pedersen/Getty Images Spotify announced a slew of updates during its virtual "Stream On" event Monday. The platform will soon launch new podcasts from Warner Bros, Ava DuVernay, Barack Obama, and more. The company also announced subscription service for higher quality audio and new tools for creators. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Spotify announced new podcast partnerships and a subscription service for high-quality streaming on Monday d...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Bruce Springsteen, News, Advertising, Dc Comics, Barack Obama, Trends, Netflix, United States, Michelle Obama, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Anthony, Gimlet, DuVernay


Elon Musk says Starlink's satellite internet speeds will 'double' in 2021

FSET delivering SpaceX's Starlink to Pikangikum FSET Elon Musk said Starlink's internet speeds will double data transfer times will drop later this year. The satellite internet provider currently has over 10,000 beta users, it previously said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, updated followers on Twitter about the future of the company's Starlink satellite internet venture. On Monday, Musk responded to a tweet from a new...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Trends, Tech, Canada, Musk, Cape Canaveral, StarLink, Tech Insider, Pikangikum First Nation, Annabelle Williams, Pikangikum FSET Elon Musk


Watch the first-ever video of a Mars landing from NASA's Perseverance rover

In a screengrab from NASA's video, a camera on Perseverance records the jetpack lowering the rover to the Martian ground. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover recorded its own descent to Mars and landing on Thursday. A new video shows Perseverance descending to Mars, a parachute inflating, and a jetpack navigating the rover to landing. No Mars-landing operation has ever been captured on camera before. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA just released unprecedented vi...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Chen, Cape Canaveral Florida, NASA JPL Caltech, NASA NASA, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


Watch live: NASA reveals the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to share unprecedented vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


Watch NASA reveal the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Update: NASA released a three-minute vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


Clubhouse users should assume they're being recorded, a data-privacy expert said, following a breach that sent conversations to another website

In this photo illustration the Clubhouse app logo is seen displayed on a smartphone screen. Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Clubhouse users should not assume conversations are private, a cybersecurity expert told Bloomberg. Over the weekend, the app was breached by an unknown user who streamed audio feeds to an external website. This came just a week after the app said it was working to protect user data from hackers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, News, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Data Breach, Shanghai, Mark Cuban, SEC, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Agora


A 29-year-old woman who survived cancer as a child was just selected to fly to space aboard SpaceX's rocket

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center. Joe Burbank/Orlando Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images 29-year-old childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is set to board a SpaceX flight later this year. Arceneaux will be joined by three others as part of the first-ever all-civilian crew to enter space. Billionaire Jared Isaacman is chartering the flight and will select two more to join.  Visit the Business section o...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cancer, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Astronaut, Times, Falcon, Memphis Tennessee, SpaceX Falcon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, St. Jude, Tech Insider


Apple's latest computers are being targeted by a new type of malware - and 30,000 machines are already infected

Apple's M1 chip is the target of a new type of malware. Apple Apple's latest line of computers are the target of a new type of malware. The malware, nicknamed "Silver Sparrow," specifically targets Apple computers with new M1 chips. Nearly 30,000 infections were detected by security firm Red Canary, primarily in the US and UK. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In November 2020, Apple unveiled a sleight of new computers that were powered by the company's first-ever...
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Mac, Germany, US, Trends, Malware, Software, Macbook, Hacking, Hackers, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, M1, Mac Mini


MSC Cruises' newest ship will have a robot bartender that can make any drink you want - meet Rob

Rob the robot bartender. MSC Cruises MSC Cruises' new MSC Virtuosa ship will feature Rob, a robot bartender. Like any human bartender, Rob can create custom drinks or one of its 16 signature cocktails. The spaceship-inspired bar and its robot bartender took almost six years to create, MSC said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. We've seen robot smoothie makers, hamburger flippers, and salad crafters. Now, MSC Cruises has unveiled Rob, a humanoid robot bartender.Many ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Alcohol, Trends, Cruise, Tourism, Rob, Robot, Bartender, Msc, Msc Cruises, Tech Insider, Brittany Chang, MSC Virtuosa, Virtuosa


Now on 'Mars time,' NASA's Perseverance team has to shift their work hours 40 minutes later every day

The Perseverance surface-operations team celebrates the rover's landing from their mission-control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover just landed on Mars. Now about 350 of its engineers and scientists have to work on "Mars time," shifting their hours 40 minutes later each day. Since this requires overnight shifts and causes jetlag, NASA only asks them to do it for three months. Visit the Business section of Inside...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Jetlag, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Jennifer Trosper, Trosper


NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first-ever photo of a Mars landing

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first photo of its descent to Mars, a snapshot of the robot feet from landing. NASA expects a full video of landing soon, from six cameras on the rover. NASA also published the rover's first color images of the Martian surface. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Spacecraft, Morgan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Katie Stack Morgan, Morgan McFall Johnsen



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