Politics


Posts filtered by tags: Facebook[x]


 

Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

The FireEye booth at the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, August 3, 2016 David Becker/Reuters The FireEye hack and the rioters who breached Capitol Hill were two more visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace being waged by state actors and private individuals. Government and private entities, high-profile officials, and everyday people are all targets in that conflict, but there are many things that they can do to improve their security online and in real lif...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, North Korea, Russia, US, International, Trends, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cyberattack, House, Moscow, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, Pentagon


Steve Bannon claims he's getting millions of streams for his podcast, which is banned from YouTube and Twitter but still listed by Apple

Steve Bannon leaving a federal court in Manhattan. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former White House strategist Steve Bannon claims his podcast is listened to millions of times. He was delisted from Twitter and YouTube, but people can still find him on Apple's podcast app. His show has hyped false election claims and encouraged Trump protesters before the Capitol breach. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has claimed that his podcas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Breitbart


I watched Egypt's bloody struggle for democracy that began in Tahrir Square 10 years ago today. Here's my diary of 18 days that shook the world.

A composite image showing crowds in Tahrir Square, February 2011; Inset shows Mia Jankowicz (R) during a sit-in in the square in July 2011. Pedro Ugarte/AFP via Getty Images/Ramy Rasmy (inset) 10 years ago, I was in Cairo when the revolution broke out.  Over 18 days, Egyptians protested and brought down President Hosni Mubarak.  This is my diary of what I saw and did over 18 days that were by turns violent and euphoric. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 25, 201...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Protest, Washington Post, Iraq, Time, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Egypt, Amsterdam, News UK, Cbs, Mubarak


A Texas man who tweeted "Assassinate AOC" is facing charges in the Capitol riot, FBI says

Garret Miller. Department of Justice A Texas man charged in the US Capitol riot tweeted "Assassinate AOC" the day of the attack. In a criminal complaint, the FBI says Garret Miller made multiple threats of violence online. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said she thought she was going to die during the insurrection. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Texas man who is facing charges in the Capitol riot posted violent threats on social media, according to a criminal comp...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Air Force, Doj, Threats, Capitol Police, Miller, Aoc, Capitol, Babbitt, Dallas County


Ohio lawmaker who questioned the COVID-19 hygiene of Black Americans now leads legislative health committee

State Sen. Stephen Huffman (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Al Behrman, File An Ohio lawmaker who called Black Americans "colored" will lead a legislative health committee, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Stephen Huffman, a medical doctor, questioned the hygiene practices of Black Americans. Huffman apologized and has sought to make amends for his statements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio GOP lawmaker and doctor who last year described Black Americans as "colo...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Aclu, Ohio, Associated Press, Health Care, Biden, Cleveland, Implicit Bias, Black, Trump, Huffman


Austin has attracted the likes of Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX, among others. Here's what it's like inside Texas's growing tech hub.

Katie Canales/Business Insider Austin, Texas, has become one of the hottest relocation hotspots for tech talent during the pandemic. Tesla founder Elon Musk has a Cybertruck factory under construction outside the city, and his Boring Company recently bought an industrial site nearby. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Droves of tech talent...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


Members of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Outside the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He's accused of coordinating to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit said. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edward Caldwell, the leader of the far-right militia group known as...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell, US Capitol


Members of the far-right militia group, the Oath Keepers, used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Smoke fills the corridor outside the Senate Chamber as rioters are confronted by police on January 6, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He is accused of coordinating an effort to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit reveals. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edw...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell


PayPal bans Jenna Ryan, the Texas realtor who took a private jet to the Capitol riot, after she used it to fundraise her legal defense

Jenna Ryan in an interview with a CBS affiliate where she defended her actions at the Capitol. CBS 11 PayPal has banned Texas realtor Jenna Ryan from its platform. Ryan had become famous after taking a private plane to DC, where she was charged with participating in the Capitol riot. She said on Twitter that she raised $1,000 for her legal defense before the ban. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PayPal has banned an account belonging to Jenna Ryan, a participant in the C...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Crime, News, US, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, Washington Dc, Cbs, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Ryan


4 books on race, immigration, and the American dream Vice President Kamala Harris thinks everyone should read

Vice President Kamala Harris has her own book, titled "The Truths We Hold." AP Photo/John Locher Kamala Harris made history when she was sworn in as the nation's first female, Black, and South Asian American vice president. Harris' worldview has likely been influenced by her upbringing, her education at Howard University and the University of California, and the books she reads.  In a 2016 Facebook post, Harris shared her four favorite books, including President Barack Obama's "Dreams From...
Tags: Facebook, Obama, Indonesia, California, China, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Chicago, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Hawaii, New York Times, Kenya


Nearly 1-in-5 of the rioters charged in Capitol insurrection are military veterans, study shows

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Almost 20% of rioters charged in the Capitol siege were active duty military members, or veterans. The report published by NPR follows a broader conversation about extremism within the US military. Insider cr...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, Virginia, US, Trends, Fbi, Afghanistan, Marine, Marine Corps, Npr, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump


Facebook Oversight Board to Decide on Donald Trump’s Suspension From Facebook, Instagram

Facebook's independent content oversight board finally started reviewing cases last December, and it now has its highest-profile case to date on its docket: the indefinite suspension of former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. The social network also requested recommendations from the board with the aim of crafting a policy on suspensions when the...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Advertising, Donald Trump, Facebook Instagram, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Oversight Board


Biden appears to have removed the button Trump used to order Diet Cokes from the Oval Office desk

Biden in the Oval Office, left, and Trump in the Oval Office, right. AP Photo/Evan Vucci; AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Biden moved a button former President Trump used to order Diet Coke to the Oval Office. Trump revealed in 2017 that when he pressed a button on his Oval Office desk, a White House butler would bring him soda. The call button isn't new — Obama was pictured with it too — but it's no longer on the Resolute Desk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A butto...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, House, Treasury, Pentagon, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Benjamin Franklin, Biden


Vice President Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday as the first female US Vice President. Harris was born in California to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India.  Harris' extended family includes five lawyers and several Stanford graduates. Harris' representatives did not reply to a request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Black ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends


Big Tech rejoiced over Biden's inauguration day promises on immigration and climate change - but Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk were notably silent

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on Wednesday. Big Tech leaders gave public statements congratulating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They welcomed Biden's policies on climate change and immigration, in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Biden was sworn ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesla


A former Army captain has been arrested after the FBI said he uploaded a Facebook video saying he 'stormed' the Capitol

Supporters of President Donald Trump wear gas masks and military-style apparel as they walk around inside the Rotunda after breaching the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/Getty Images A former Army captain has been arrested in connection with the January 6 riot at the Capitol. The FBI said that Gabriel Augustin Garcia published live footage from inside the building. 'We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol,' Garcia says in the video footage, according to an FBI d...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Congress, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, House, Army, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Nancy


Online child sex abuse spiked by 31% in 2020, with at least 13 million disturbing images on Facebook and Instagram

Melissa, a survivor of sexual abuse whose last name was not disclosed, speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children August 2, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images There was a sharp increase in child sexual abuse imagery online in 2020, data shows. Facebook said it detected 13 million images from July to September alone.  Coronavirus lockdowns and livestreamed abuse fueled the increase, an expert told Insider.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Philippines, News UK, Graham, Child Sexual Abuse, Sky News, Pornhub


Amazon-owned Twitch has 'indefinitely' banned former President Trump from using its platform

Getty Twitch is suspending former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The move comes after the Amazon-owned company disabled Trump's account but still left it active after the US Capitol siege. Twitch's move is one of many that the tech industry has taken against Trump over risks of increased violence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Streaming platform Twitch has banned former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The Verge first reported the news.In a statement to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Twitch, Kamala Harris, Trump, Tech Companies, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Katie Canales


The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed

Following President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the White House‘s  official website has promptly re-instated a Spanish version of its website. ¡Por fin! For those wondering, @WhiteHouse already has a Spanish-language page up.https://t.co/veEo5k443Y pic.twitter.com/nbjx4PqJsl — Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) January 20, 2021 As noted by Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels the Spanish page is directly accessible from the White House website’s main menu, or at whitehouse.gov/es. There are new La ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Politics, White House, Joe Biden, Insider, Trump, Sean, Julio Ricardo Varela, La Casa Blanca Twitter


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


President Joe Biden just inherited the @POTUS Twitter handle - but he didn't get its more than 33 million followers

President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The millions of followers on the official presidential accounts, including @POTUS, didn't transfer to Biden on Wednesday. This will be the second time the presidential Twitter accounts will pass to another president. Trump inherited almost 14 million followers from Obama in 2017, and that count quickly increased after Inauguration Day. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Journal, Business Insider


President Joe Biden just inherited the @POTUS Twitter handle - but he didn't get it's more than 33 million followers

President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The millions of followers on the official presidential accounts, including @POTUS, didn't transfer to Biden on Wednesday. This will be the second time the presidential Twitter accounts will pass to another president. Trump inherited almost 14 million followers from Obama in 2017, and that count quickly increased after Inauguration Day. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Journal, Business Insider


Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit

Internet giants that spread hate speech and conspiracy theories should face ‘democratic limits’, says European commission presidentThe end of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House was celebrated by the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, as she warned that the former US president’s rise highlighted the need to confront the internet giants who helped him spread “conspiracy theories and fake news”.The European commission president spoke of her relief at Trump’s departure, but warned that th...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, White House, US, Eu, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Blogging, US politics, Digital Media


Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Google: The last 4 years in tech

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: For maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend The Pharcyde's "If I Were President." This week: A changed tech landscape that's not all that different Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It's amazing how much the world has changed since the last t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Enterprise, White House, Softbank, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Tesla, Mtv


A retired NYC firefighter faces charges over the Capitol breach after texting his girlfriend's brother - a federal agent - a selfie from the riot

Thomas Fee in a selfie he sent his girlfriend's brother during the Capitol riot (left), and in his driver's-license photo (right). United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Thomas Fee, 53, texted his girlfriend's brother a selfie from the Capitol rotunda during the January 6 riot, saying he was "at the tip of the spear," per a criminal complaint. Fee's girlfriend's brother works for the US Diplomatic Security Service, and forwarded the evidence to authoritie...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Politics, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, Hurricane Sandy, News UK, Secret Service, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Fee, Trump


Ben Harper performs at Biden-Harris concert virtually from Claremont

Ben Harper got to perform at Joe Biden’s pre-inaugural concert from a familiar place: Claremont. Born and raised in the City of Trees, Harper taped his segment from the confines of the Folk Music Center, the store founded by his grandparents in 1958 and owned by him since 1998. He leads off the 90-minute virtual concert, which was online-only due to the pandemic, and which also includes James Taylor, Carole King, Fall Out Boy, Will.i.am and others. In a white shirt and tan cardigan, Harper perfo...
Tags: Facebook, Weather, Music, Obama, White House, Wikipedia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Chicago, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Ellen, Pbs, Biden, Local News


Facebook Has No Plans To Lift Trump Ban, Report Says

Facebook has no plan in place to lift the indefinite suspension on President Donald Trump's Facebook account following his departure from the White House on Wednesday, NBC News reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the company's plans said. From the report: The ban on Trump's account remains indefinite, the sources said, and there is no current plan in place to lift it. The social media giant said on Jan. 7 that it would "indefinitely" ban the president's account due to his role in inci...
Tags: Facebook, White House, Nbc News, Tech, Donald Trump, Trump


Facebook Puts Hold on Ads for Weapon Accessories, Protective Equipment in U.S.

Facebook put more measures in place over the weekend to safeguard Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Vp of integrity Guy Rosen and vp of global policy management Monika Bickert said in an updated Newsroom post that the social network implemented additional measures to monitor for signals of violence or...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Advertising, Joe Biden, Newsroom, Monika Bickert, Social Pro Daily, Guy Rosen, Kamala Harris Vp



Filters
show more filters
November - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
December - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
January - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031