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The TSA said it never used TikTok out of national security concerns, but videos on official agency accounts and from TSA officials appear to contradict that

The TSA says it has stopped allowing employees to use Chinese-owned video app TikTok. TSA also told the Associated Press that it didn't publish content directly to TikTok or publish content directly to the platform.  However, videos from TikTok are still available on TSA's Instagram account, and on official accounts for agency spokespeople. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Transportation Security Administration has become the latest government agency to ban TikTok afte...
Tags: New York, Instagram, US, Trends, Ap, Beverly Hills, Pentagon, Associated Press, Tsa, Jeff Bezos, Transportation Security Administration, Tiananmen Square, Tom Cotton, Schumer, Twitter and Instagram, Sen Chuck Schumer


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Intuit officially announced it's buying credit-score company Credit Karma for $7.1 billion. Intuit shares went up about 2.5% on Monday afternoon following the announcement. Facebook has been investigating content that supports Bernie Sanders, but hasn't been able to find any links to Russian disinformation activity, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into whether Russia helped...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Warren Buffett, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Cia


US accuses Russia of spreading conspiracies about the Wuhan coronavirus, including that it's a CIA biological weapon

US officials told AFP they discovered an online Russian disinformation campaign aimed at spreading conspiracy theories blaming America for the coronavirus outbreak. A network of "several thousand" Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram were discovered posting near-identical messages in mid-January. "By spreading disinformation about coronavirus, Russian malign actors are once again choosing to threaten public safety by distracting from the global health response," one official said. Visit Business I...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Europe, Instagram, China, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Who, State Department, Cia, Wuhan, Afp, State


TikTok viral stars could make up to $1m per post, say researchers

Video app’s most popular users could rake in millions by collaborating with brandsTeenagers used to aspire to become astronauts, firefighters, footballers or pop stars, but times change and so do career goals. Today, more than half of millennials and Generation Z-ers – those aged 13-38 – in the US aspire to become social media influencers, .The Chinese viral video app TikTok is the platform of choice for young people seeking to monetise their talents because it seen as rewarding anyone’s abilit...
Tags: Business, Technology, Instagram, US, Tiktok


CULTIVATED: The next trendy cannabinoid, inside the world of cannabis influencers, and more

Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week. If you want a discount to BI Prime to read our stories, sign up here! Happy Friday everybody! I hope everyone enjoyed the shortened week.  I'll keep it quick: we've got some great stories on tap for you in this edition. First, I interviewed Richard Acosta, the CEO of t...
Tags: Instagram, US, Trends, Alaska, Nevada, WeWork, Jeremy, Rhode Island, SPAC, Adam Levin, Holdings, CBN, FINRA, Aldous Huxley, Tim Conder, HIGH TIMES


Minamata review – Johnny Depp attempts redemption in heartfelt look at disaster that struck Japanese town

Depp plays real-life US photojournalist W Eugene Smith who travels to cover the story of mercury poisoning that caused horrendous disfigurementsMinamata is not a masterpiece and there are one or two cliches here about western saviours and boozy, difficult, passionate journalists who occupy the perennial Venn diagram overlap between integrity and alcoholism. This movie’s producer-star Johnny Depp has form on this score, with his starstruck impersonation of Hunter Thompson. And once again, he has ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Film, Environment, US, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Art and design, Festivals, Johnny Depp, Berlin Film Festival, Bill Nighy, Depp, Hunter Thompson


Influencer marketers share which platforms they are spending on and Instagram crushes the competition

93% of influencer marketers pay for sponsored content on Instagram, according to a new survey conducted by the marketing agency Collectively. While TikTok generates significant buzz in the influencer marketing space, only 7% of those surveyed said they were currently investing in the platform.  Still, the influencer marketers said that TikTok was the app they were most interested in testing in 2020. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Instagram is crushing other social platforms when it com...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Ken Burns, Tezza, Julia Engel, Instagram Stories, Joe Gagliese, Gagliese, Tiktok, Hype House, Caitlin Patton Jehava Brown Katy Bellotte, Anish Dalal


Determining the Best Time to Post on Instagram

Is there a better time to post on Instagram, or is this concept already too old? After all, the modern principles of the feed algorithms have eliminated the direct influence of posting time on audience reach. However, the principle works. For example, posts published during the day are more responsive than those that appeared at 5:00 in the morning. The conclusion is next: the relevance of post publication matters. Instagram algorithms take into account when the post was downloaded. New posts – ...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Time, US, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Anna Kuznetsova, Unmetric Research, Logaster


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I was able to vote in my state’s primary election (if you’re in Texas, don’t forget to vote; if you’re in any other US state, be sure to vote in your own primary!), and after some balmy weather, as I write this, the temperature has dropped and it’s rainy outside. I love working on cold, rainy days.• A box of photos of this woman and a ton of Hollywood celebrities was found in a thrift s...
Tags: Photography, Hollywood, Texas, US, This Was A Good Week, Natalia Lafourcade


The 21 most influential digital creators based in New York who rule Instagram, YouTube, and other social-media platforms

Business Insider is recognizing the leading digital stars who live and create content around the Greater New York City area. We are highlighting these 21 top creators based on audience size, creativity, and their impact on the influencer business as a whole. These New York-based creators run successful digital businesses across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Los Angeles often takes center stage when it comes to the influencer world. Headli...
Tags: Facebook, Nordstrom, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Minnesota, Adobe, Rihanna, NYC, Youtube, La, Massachusetts, New York City, Digital, US, Los Angeles


Bloomberg's 'social-media army' blurs the lines on political ads and makes it harder for people to know what they're looking at (FB)

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is consistently pushing boundaries on the the rules around political advertising on social media. He is in the process of hiring a "social-media army" to spread his message online, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Facebook's policy decisions on "branded content" may help Bloomberg's campaign evade scrutiny from researchers and journalists. Tech-industry insiders have already warned that Facebook needs to more clearly distinguish political...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Michael Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Mike, Singh, Sabrina Singh


Workplace Revolution with Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter. If you’re not familiar with The Riveter, it’s a modern day union of women and their allies. It’s a community, a workspace and resource that supports women in building business and careers. The Riveter has locations all throughout the US and is growing rapidly. I cannot wait for you to this story. Amy Nelson practiced corporate litigation for over a decade in New York City and Seattle and worked in politics under several presidents. But it wasn’t ...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, New York City, Women, US, Startup, Transition, Fear, Mother, Seattle, Gender Gap, Amy, Riveter, chasejarvisLIVE, Amy Nelson


Understanding Digital in 2020

Following the release of our latest Global Digital Report , we hosted a panel of experts at our London HQ to discuss the recent changes to the digital landscape and what brands should consider as part of their social outlook.  Harvey Cossell , our Group Head of Strategy, welcomed industry commentator Matt Navarra , Co-Founder and Group CEO at We Are Social Nathan McDonald , and Global Head of Culture & Insights Lore Oxford , to discuss how brands can use the report’s findings...
Tags: UK, London, Instagram, Internet, China, India, Digital, US, Events, Social Media, Seo, Facebook Messenger, Oxford, Reddit, North America, Qvc


Airport scanners will destroy your unexposed film, says Fuji

In October 2019, it was announced that some US airports would start using new Computer Tomography (CT) scanners. After a recent warning from Kodak, Fujifilm has also issued an advisory for its customers regarding these changes. The company warns photographers not to expose their unprocessed Instax and other film to new airport scanners. Along with […] The post Airport scanners will destroy your unexposed film, says Fuji appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, US, Film photography, X-ray, Fujifilm, Airport, Scanner, Scanners, Fuji, Instax, FujiFilm Instax, Kodak Fujifilm, X-ray And Film


Jeff Bezos just pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, has pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Bezos became nearly $2 billion richer after selling some of his Amazon stock earlier this month. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $130 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Instagram, Yahoo, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates


Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting you'll want to travel now, pay later. Here are 10 ways startups, banks, and airlines are tapping in to millennial wanderlust.

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker


Jeff Bezos just pledged $10 billion to fight climate change. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the Amazon CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is giving $10 billion to fight climate change by starting the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon CEO announced on Instagram on Monday. Bezos is worth an estimated $130 billion now, making him the richest person in the world, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos is roughly 48% richer than the British monarchy. He makes approximately $2,489 per second — more than twice what the median US worker makes in a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Zimbabwe, Luxembourg, World Bank, Mars, Iceland, Jeff Bezos


How to navigate the ups and downs of starting a business with your spouse, sibling, or best friend — from 5 founders who have done it

It's common for cofounders to have an established relationship before they start a company together.  Running a business with your spouse, best friend, or family comes with its own challenges.  Business Insider talked with five cofounders who shared the lessons they've learned in marriage and friendship, and how they make the most of their strengths to work together. Click here for more BI Prime content. It's common for cofounders to have an established relationship before they start a compan...
Tags: Instagram, Washington, US, America, Trends, GlaxoSmithKline, Business Insider, American Airlines, Mark, Ken, Justin, Los Angeles California, Emily, LLC, Hong, CHA


Inside the world of cannabis influencers on Instagram and YouTube, who can make over $1,000 for a sponsored post but often get their accounts shut down

Being a cannabis influencer on social apps like Instagram and YouTube can be lucrative. But creators say their accounts often get shut down by both tech platforms.  Business Insider spoke to three cannabis influencers who said they charge anywhere from $300 to $1,500 for a sponsored post. Because of the threat of having an account on Instagram or YouTube shut down, these influencers said diversifying into other revenue streams like touring, merchandise, and consulting is important for cannabis...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sweden, Instagram, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Canada, South Dakota, Fda, Ken Burns, Department Of Justice, Doj, Alex, Federal Trade Commission


The top 20 most popular travel destinations on Instagram for people who travel and live in camper vans

Australia-based insurance company Budget Direct has compiled a list of the most popular locations in the world for van lifers based off of data from Instagram. #VanLife has been hashtagged 6.6 million times and #VanLifeDiaries almost 1.3 million times on Instagram alone. Vancouver, British Columbia is the most popular destination and California is the most popular US state. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In recent years, "van life" has been growing in popularity — a trend...
Tags: Instagram, Colorado, Australia, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Portland Oregon, Venice Italy, Golden State, London United Kingdom, Los Angeles California, Munich Germany, Vancouver British Columbia, Milan Italy


Fintechs and lenders are tapping into your vacation FOMO with these 10 ways to travel now, pay later

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker, Expedia


If you’re nasty: 8 times Janet Jackson was a total badass

Janet Jackson announced this week that she’s planning another comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. The singer will be releasing a new album and hitting the road for a world tour later this year. The 53-year-old hitmaker took to Instagram to make the big announcement, telling fans: “Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled “Black Diamond.” I love u guys so much and I’m #...
Tags: Instagram, Justice, Entertainment, US, Lifestyle, Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Jackson, Donald Trump, Justin Timberlake, Oprah, Badass, Michael, Black Diamond, Ad Friendly, Queerty


Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won't be classified as political ads

We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes, which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts like FuckJerry. Facebook said Friday it will allow 'influencers' like FuckJerry to produce sponsored content for political campaigns, as long as the posts are clearly identified as ads, but sponsored political content will not be placed in Facebook’s political Ad Library, unless they're "boosted" ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Internet, US, Bloomberg, US news, Tech News, United States, Memes, Michael Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Picks


Bloomberg memes push Instagram to require sponsorship disclosure

Instagram is changing its advertising rules to require political campaigns’ sponsored posts from influencers to use its Branded Content Ads tool that puts a disclosure label of “Paid Partnership With” on posts. The change comes after the Bloomberg presidential campaign paid meme makers to post screenshots that showed him asking them to make him look cool. Instagram provided this statement to TechCrunch: “Branded content is different from advertising, but in either case we believe it’s important ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Instagram, US, Bloomberg


Facebook is changing its political-advertising policies on Instagram after Mike Bloomberg's campaign paid for memes on the platform (FB)

Facebook said it will allow US political candidates to sponsor branded content on Instagram, as long as they follow certain guidelines that brands currently have to adhere to. In a statement to Business Insider, Facebook said "there's a place for branded content in political discussion on our platforms," and that it will allow content as long as the influencers who post the sponsored content disclose it through specific tools on the platform. The policy comes after The New York Times reported ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, NFL, Trends, New York Times, Mike Bloomberg, Business Insider Facebook, mikebloomberg Facebook, Mike Yes


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stock sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stocks sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Louisiana, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


Controversy rages over Trump interference in Roger Stone case – live updates

Attorney general to testify before congress Chuck Schumer warns of ‘crisis in the rule of law in America’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 11.48am GMT The New York Times reports on the Instagram posts by leading meme-makers that Mike Bloomberg has bought.The self-deprecating and somewhat meta posts pretend to be screenshots of messages from the former New York mayor to the memestagrammers asking them to make memes that make him look cool. 10.56am GM...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Congress, Russia, US, World news, US news, US politics, House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Breitbart, Roger Stone, Chuck Schumer, Mike Bloomberg


Stricter penalties on disguised influencer marketing on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, says FTC Commissioner

US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra has urged the agency to impose stricter penalties on companies that disguise advertising on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok as authentic content, including making them liable for civil penalties under the US Code. Target advertisers, not small influencers: He called for the FTC to develop and […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, Youtube, US, Social Media, Targeted Ads, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Instagram YouTube, Rohit Chopra, Tiktok, Instagram YouTube TikTok


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland



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