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Chips, vaccines, and 'techno autocracies' - Why Big Tech and Biden are going to be friends

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. I'm your host Alexei Oreskovic. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to Dire Straits' "Once Upon a Time in the West." This Week: Chips, vaccines and 'techno autocracies' - Why Big Tech and Biden are going to be fr...
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From Rudy Giuliani to Sidney Powell, here's everyone Dominion and Smartmatic is suing over election conspiracy theories so far

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani are being sued by Dominion. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Conspiracy theorists claim Dominion and Smartmatic "flipped" votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The election technology companies are now suing the people who spread those claims. Here's who's being sued so far. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dominion and Smartmatic have la...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Fox, Gop, Fox News, Getty, Republic, Giuliani, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump


Experts say Dominion and Smartmatic could win their defamation lawsuits, but MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says they have 'zero' shot

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani have all been sued by Dominion. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Mike Lindell, and Fox News face lawsuits over election fraud claims. Dominion and Smartmatic may win their defamation lawsuits, experts have told Insider and CNBC. ...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, News, America, Trends, Harvard, Retail, Fox News, Getty, Biden, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Cnbc, Trump, Misinformation, Election 2020


Donald Trump’s tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney

By Kara Scannell, Shimon Prokupecz and Devan Cole | CNN Tax records that former President Donald Trump tried to keep secret for years are now in the hands of the New York district attorney. Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial s...
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After suing Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani, Dominion says it will go after others who spread claims of election fraud - and it's 'not ruling anyone out'

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani have all been sued by Dominion. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dominion's defamation lawsuit against Mike Lindell is "definitely" not its last, its CEO told CNBC. Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani made baseless claims about Dominion's voting machines. Asked whether the company would sue Fox News, John Poulos said Dominion was "not ruling anyone out." ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Rudy Giuliani, Cnbc, Trump, Sidney Powell, Lindell, Kohl, Powell


After suing Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani, Dominion says it is going after others who spread claims of election fraud - and it's 'not ruling anyone out'

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani have all been sued by Dominion. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dominion's defamation lawsuit against Mike Lindell is "definitely" not its last, its CEO told CNBC. Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani had claimed Dominion's voting machines helped "steal" the election. When asked if the company would sue Fox News, John Poulos said Dominion was "not ruling ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Rudy Giuliani, Cnbc, Trump, Sidney Powell, Lindell, Kohl, Powell, Hugo Chavez


10 Things in Politics: 125 of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


10 Things in Politics: Our database of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he's losing $65 million over election fraud claims and it proves he's not pushing conspiracy theories for the money

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell walks out ahead of then-President Donald J. Trump to speak with members of the coronavirus task force and reporters in March. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems sued MyPillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell, for defamation and is seeking $1.3 billion in damages. The lawsuit claims Lindell turbocharged sales for his business while pushing election fraud claims. Lindell told Insider he's actually losing tens of millions of dollars...
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MyPillow guy says he is "very, very happy" happy that Dominion is suing him for $1.3 billion

Dominion is suing  Mike Lindell, the Trump-supporting founder of MyPillow, for defamation. The voting machine maker seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages against Lindell. From The Wall Street Journal: The complaint alleges that Mr. Lindell made false claims about the integrity of Dominion's voting machines and that he knew no credible evidence supported his claims that the company had stolen the election from Mr. — Read the rest
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Supreme Court allows release of Donald Trump’s tax returns to New York prosecutor

By Ariane de Vogue | CNN Supreme Court Reporter The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors. Related Articles Dominion sues MyPillow and its CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3 billion Supreme Court allows release of Donald Trump’s tax returns to New York prosecutor ...
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Dominion has sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over his election fraud claims. The voting machine company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.

US President Donald Trump listens as Michael J. Lindell, CEO of MyPillow Inc., speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems sued both MyPillow and its CEO Mike Lindell on Monday, after he spread baseless claims that Dominion's voting machines helped rig the 2020 US presidential election.Dominion is seeking more than $1.3 billion in dama...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell, Lindell, Rose Garden, Dominion


He was a 'sweet' teenager. Then he killed 2 men in Kenosha. Now he's a right-wing hero.

John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images; (Justin Merriman/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider I. The Night Of Kyle Rittenhouse raised his hands in the air as he stumbled toward the convoy of armored police vehicles, his AR-15 bouncing against his legs.Behind him, three men who had chased him lay bleeding on the street. ...
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Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg plans to take down MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell with a new progressive pillow company

Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg (L) in Los Angeles on July 20, 2018 and MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell (R) at the White House on January 15, 2021. Emma McIntyre/Drew Angerer/Getty Images Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg Hogg is teaming up with William LeGate, a progressive tech entrepreneur. The gun-control advocate tweeting the news on Thursday said the company is still in its "early stages." MyPillow CEO and ardent Trump supporter Mike Lindell responded: "Good for t...
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OAN aired a 90-second disclaimer before the MyPillow CEO's election conspiracy documentary

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A far-right cable outlet aired a lengthy disclaimer ahead of the MyPillow CEO's new documentary. OAN ran 90 seconds of legalese before showing Mike Lindell's election conspiracy movie. Looming lawsuits from voting machine companies have dogged Lindell's false claims. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Under the ongoing threat of costly lawsuits from voting machine companies Smartmatic and Do...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Lindell, NewsMax, John Whitehouse, Dominion, Mike Lindell, Smartmatic, Getty Images A, Liam Donovan, MyPillow, OAN


OAN aired a 90-second disclaimer before the MyPillow CEO's election-conspiracy-theory documentary

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A far-right cable outlet on Friday aired a disclaimer ahead of the MyPillow CEO's new documentary. OAN ran a 90-second statement before Mike Lindell's movie pushing baseless election-fraud claims. Lindell has pushed the false claims against the backdrop of lawsuits from voting-machine companies. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Under the threat of costly lawsuits from voting-machine compan...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Fox News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell, Lindell, NewsMax, John Whitehouse, Dominion, One America News Network, Mike Lindell, Smartmatic


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is releasing a 3-hour movie he made over the past 5 days pushing a baseless election claim involving China

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell outside the White House on January 15. Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has made a three-hour film pushing a baseless election-fraud claim. He said on a Christian YouTube channel that it'd "mean the end times" if the film didn't catch on. Early this week, Lindell was cut off by a Newsmax anchor for spouting election conspiracy theories. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appeared on the Christian Yo...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, White House, China, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Wolf, Lindell, NewsMax, Chad Wolf, Mike Lindell, MyPillow, Bill Barr, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, David Hogg


MyPillow guy Mike Lindell is releasing a 3-hour movie he made over the last 5 days pushing the baseless claim the election was rigged by China

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House before entering on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has made a 3-hour film pushing his baseless election fraud claim. Lindell told the YouTube channel "The Revival Channel" that if the movie fails to catch on, it will "mean the end times." Earlier this week Lindell was cut off by a Newsmax anchor for spouting baseless fraud theories. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Youtube, White House, China, Trends, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Wolf, Lindell, NewsMax, West Wing of the, Chad Wolf, Mike Lindell, MyPillow


Dominion's lawyers demand Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler preserve posts by Trump and other far-right figures, ahead of threatened defamation lawsuits

Twitter/@atrupar Dominion asked Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler to keep posts ahead of threatened lawsuits. It asked them to keep posts from Trump, far-right news outlets, and pundits in letters Thursday. Dominion sued Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for defamation. The letters said "more will follow." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems sent letters Thursday to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler, asking them to preserve p...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Youtube, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Giuliani, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Election 2020, Sidney Powell


Newsmax Anchor Loses Final Shred of Self-Respect, Apologizes to the MyPillow Guy

Perhaps the only thing more embarrassing than being the Newsmax guy interviewing the MyPillow CEO on election fraud is being the Newsmax guy forced to apologize to the MyPillow CEO about election fraud.Read more...
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A Newsmax segment went off the rails when the MyPillow CEO started ranting about voting machines, prompting the anchor to walk off the set

MyPillow guy Mike Lindell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell repeatedly ranted about voting machines during a Newsmax interview. The host cut Lindell off to note that there is no evidence of vote-tampering or election fraud. Lindell continued airing his conspiracies, prompting the anchor to walk off the set. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The pro-Trump network Newsmax on Tuesday cut off the microphone of Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, after he...
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A Newsmax segment went off the rails when the MyPillow guy started ranting about voting machines, prompting the anchor to walk off the set

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell repeatedly ranted about voting machines during a Newsmax interview. The host cut Lindell off to note that there was no evidence of vote tampering or election fraud. Lindell continued airing his conspiracy theories, prompting the anchor to walk off the set. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The pro-Trump network Newsmax on Tuesday cut off the microphone of Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, ...
Tags: Politics, Media, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Sellers, Trump, Mike, Lindell, NewsMax, Dominion, Mike Lindell, Jason Campbell, Smartmatic, 2020 Election, MyPillow


My Pillow Twitter account suspended after CEO Mike Lindell used it to evade his ban from the platform

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House before entering on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The MyPillow Twitter account was banned after founder Mike Lindell used it to accuse Twitter's CEO of trying to "cancel" him. Lindell was banned from the platform less than a week ago for touting election-related conspiracy theories. "@Jack I know you are tied into the election fraud!" Lindell wrote in one twe...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Donald Trump, Lindell, West Wing of the, Mike Lindell, Twitter Ban, MyPillow, Lauren Frias


Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement

By Aram Roston | Reuters WASHINGTON – Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters. In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he ...
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MyPillow’s Mike Lindell permanently banned from Twitter

(CNN) — Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, has been banned from Twitter, according to a Twitter spokesperson. Twitter made its decision Monday night based on a policy it enacted after the Capitol insurrection whereby people who repeatedly share election misinformation can be permanently banned. “The account you referenced has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy,” the spokesperson told CNN. It is not immediately clear which tweets lead to Lindell’s ...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been permanently barred from Twitter

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell at Pulse Twin Cities at US Bank Stadium on May 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. Adam Bettcher/WireImage MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a friend of former President Donald Trump, is barred from Twitter. He was cited for violating the platform's civic-integrity policy. Lindell tweeted for Trump to impose "martial law" and repeated baseless election-fraud claims. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO who is a fervent supporter of for...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been permanently banned from Twitter

MyPillow Founder Mike Lindell speaks to the crowd with Pulse founder Nick Hall at Pulse Twin Cities at U.S. Bank Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Adam Bettcher/WireImage Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and close friend of former President Trump, has been banned from Twitter. He was cited for violating the platform's "civic integrity policy." Lindell tweeted for Trump to impose "martial law" in several states and repeatedly made baseless election fraud claims. Visit Busi...
Tags: Twitter, News, Minnesota, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Daily Mail, Retail, Hud, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump


The MyPillow guy built a multi-million dollar business on his faith in God and unorthodox business strategies. But his loyalty to Trump could put the company in peril.

Michael Lindell, with My Pillow, laughs with President Donald Trump during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 AP Photo/Alex Brandon MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell continues to defend Trump and share baseless voter-fraud conspiracy theories. His loyalty to the former president is starting to impact his business.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As President Donald Trump's corporate allies abandoned...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Donald Trump, Teaser, Trump, Lindell, Kohl, East Room of the, Dominion, Kate Taylor, GlobalData


Dominion is suing Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion in damages, after he spread the conspiracy theory that the vote-machine company rigged the election

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday. It accused Giuliani, lawyer to former President Donald Trump, of defamation, and is ...
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Dominion is suing Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion in damages, after he spread the conspiracy theory that the vote-machine company committed election fraud

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday. It accused Giuliani, lawyer to former President Donald Trump, of defamation, and is ...
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