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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


A tech exec moved his family from California to Texas and regretted it. He breaks down 10 key points to consider before relocating for work.

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on Silicon Valley vs Texas, the MyPillow guy, and President Joe Biden's White House staff.Read time: 4 minutes. RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/Getty Images Hello!Attention has turned to President Biden's stimulus plan following his inauguration this week. Here's the latest:Sanders says Democrats can't...
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, California, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Joe Biden, Austin, Mtv, Peter Thiel, San Diego, Miami, Silicon Valley, Fox News


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


Microsoft president Brad Smith candidly confesses politics are pay-to-play in response to criticism over the company's donations to lawmakers who objected to US election results

Microsoft president Brad Smith. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Microsoft president Brad Smith defended the company's political contributions, reported. Microsoft paused donations amid criticism of its gifts to GOP lawmakers who objected to election results. But Smith said donations are vital for getting invited to events so Microsoft can lobby lawmakers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft CEO Brad Smith offered his employees a candid take this week on why the company g...
Tags: Politics, News, Enterprise, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Citizens United, PACs, Money In Politics


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


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


Biden appoints FTC and FCC acting directors in move that signals a more aggressive approach to regulating big tech

FTC acting director Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and FCC acting director Jessica Rosenworcel. Leah Millis/Reuters; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden picked Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FTC and FCC directors. The two Democrats have been more aggressive regulating big tech in the past than Trump's appointees. They also favor many of Biden's stances on issues like internet access, net neutrality, and privacy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presid...
Tags: Verizon, Politics, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Regulation, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Antitrust, Biden


Trump's executive disclosures show a $6,000 gift of a Mac Pro from Apple CEO Tim Cook

US President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility where Apple's Mac Pros are assembled in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted Trump a Mac Pro from a factory in Austin, Texas, worth $5,999. The former president and the Apple CEO enjoyed a close working relationship for most of Trump's tenure, with Cook call...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Texas, Cook, News, US, America, Trends, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Boeing, Fox Business, Trump, Capitol


Joe Biden got 5 million followers in less than 24 hours after the @POTUS account was purged of everyone who followed it under Trump

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Joe Biden gained 5 million followers in less than 24 hours after taking over the @POTUS account. Before it had 33 million followers amassed under Presidents Obama and Trump. But Twitter reset the count to zero before handing it over on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden gained 4.9 million followers in less than 24 hours after he wa...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Katie Canales, Donald Trump Biden, Sinead Baker


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


Corporate America is pausing its financial support for the 147 GOP lawmakers who challenged Biden's victory. Here are all the S&P 500 companies who gave them money - and then stopped.

Erin Schaff/Getty Images S&P 500 companies gave $23 million to the 147 GOP lawmakers who contested Electoral College results. After GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence, some companies paused their support. Here's a list of how much each corporate PAC had given and whether they've paused contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 6, Congress convened a joint session to formally certify President Joseph Biden's Electoral College victory...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Real Estate, Politics, News, Enterprise, Media, Entertainment, Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, Advertising, US, America, Trends


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


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


Joe Biden and his administration have officially taken over the presidential Twitter accounts, and he just posted his first tweet from @POTUS

Joe Biden (L), flanked by incoming US First Lady Jill Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20, 2021 ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The official presidential Twitter accounts have now passed from the Trump administration to the Biden administration. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in on Wednesday at the US Capitol. Twitter has said that the Biden administration will not inherit the millions...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, United States, Silicon Valley, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, John Roberts, HARRIS


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


Read the email Expensify's CEO sent to customers on MLK Day outlining the company's plan to fight injustices with a 'highly experimental' crowdsourced campaign

Expensify Expensify will spend an extra $3 million to fight systemic injustices in 2021. CEO David Barrett outlined a "highly experimental" plan to let volunteers and donors choose causes. Expensify will focus on climate change, homelessness, hunger, criminal justice, and youth issues. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Expensify plans to donate an additional $3 million toward causes tackling a range of "systemic injustices" in 2021 through its charity arm, Expensify.org,...
Tags: Politics, Enterprise, Climate Change, Finance, America, Trends, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Homelessness, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Wall Street Journal, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Food Insecurity, Expensify


Expensify CEO slams corporate America's response to the Capitol riots: 'Defending the free market does not mean standing by as people destroy it'

David Barrett. David Barrett Expensify CEO David Barrett slammed corporate America's response to the attacks on the US Capitol. Barrett told Insider that defending free markets requires first defending democracy. He also told Protocol most CEOs are "cowards" for refusing to take those stands. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As more companies publicly condemn the violent attacks on the US Capitol and pause their financial support for the lawmakers who helped fuel an atte...
Tags: Politics, Enterprise, Finance, US, America, Trends, Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility, Joe Biden, Money In Politics, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Coinbase, Expensify, Trump


The Trump administration is revoking the licenses of companies that supply to Huawei, as a final blow to the Chinese tech giant

The Huawei booth at the 2020 World 5G Convention. Li Zhihao/VCG via Getty Images The White House is revoking the licenses of companies that do business with the Chinese tech giant Huawei, Reuters reported Sunday. Huawei has long been a target of President Donald Trump's administration, which views the firm as spies for the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied it intends to use its networks to spy.    Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's a...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, China, US, Trends, Intel, Fox, United States, Commerce, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Huawei, 5g, Cnbc, Trump


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours not long after she told Trump supporters to 'mobilize' in a deleted tweet

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene seen here on the floor of the US House wearing a mask that incorrectly states "Trump won." Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia known for her promotion of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours, her office said in a statement. Twitter confirmed to Insider that Greene had been temporarily "locked out" from the account, citing violations of its civic integrity policy. On Saturday, ...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Gop, Washington Dc, House, US Senate, Fox News, Biden


The Trump ban across social media wasn't censorship - it was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Becca Lewis is a PhD candidate in communication at Stanford University who researches online social movements and extremist groups. She says decrying Trump's bans on social media as censorship distracts from the real issue: that companies like Facebook and Twitter are really simply media companies who use editorial intervention and oversight. We've begun to see platforms make decisions that implicitly, if not explicitly, acknowledge this, sh...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Opinion, Censorship, Trends, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Napoli, Nordic, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Caplan


Apple, Google, and Spotify are still hosting podcasts by pro-Trump conspiracists and extremists

A Trump supporter holds up a large QAnon sign while waiting in line to see the president. Rick Loomis/Getty Images Tech platforms are still hosting podcasts that peddle misinformation and violent rhetoric. The AP first reported that podcasts were a loophole for conspiracies, despite wider tech crackdowns. Some are run by QAnon believers, and claim election rigging, and that the Capitol riots were "staged." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Conspiracy theorists and pro-Tru...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Podcast, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Capitol, Apple Google, ADL


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of 'partial responsiblity' for the US Capitol insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Images During a virtual town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol insurrection. She also said that Facebook has had "a complete lack of accountability" to democracy. Ocasio-Cortez referred to her 2019 grilling of Mark Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has, this week, admitted that Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Politico, US, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Aoc, Hugh Hewitt, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of 'partial responsibility' for the US Capitol insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Images During a virtual town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol insurrection. She also said that Facebook has had "a complete lack of accountability" to democracy. Ocasio-Cortez referred to her 2019 grilling of Mark Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has, this week, admitted that Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Politico, US, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Aoc, Hugh Hewitt, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Online misinformation about the US election fell 73% after Trump's social media ban

People attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Misinformation about US election fraud fell 73% after President Trump was banned or restricted on social media. Zignal Labs said conversations fell from from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 across social media, in research cited by The Washington Post. Trump has peddled baseless claims that the US election was rigged thanks to mail ballots, and that he "won big." Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, West, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation


Meet the social media detectives who are trawling through a sea of online footage to help identify the US Capitol insurrectionists

A pro-Trump protester takes a photo of other protesters who climbed a media platform after breaking through barriers onto the grounds of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Thousands of people on social media have taken it upon themselves to help authorities identify some of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week. Using publicly available photos, videos, social media accounts, several analysts and civilians have been success...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, New Zealand, Air Force, Biden, Baker, US Air Force, Trump, Reeves


What we know about the laptop that was stolen from Nancy Pelosi's aide during the Capitol siege

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS Since the deadly siege on the US Capitol, lawmakers have reported various items stolen from their offices. Misinformation surrounding the items has already started to spread. A laptop that belonged to an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelos...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Usa, News, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, House, Portland, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Usa Today, Donald Trump


Wimkin, a free speech network, says it was hit with a 'massive' DDoS attack after being banned from Apple's App Store

The US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott Apple and Google both removed Wimkin, a free-speech social network, from their app stores, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. On its website, Wimkin posted a notice, saying "a massive DDOS attack attempt came in" after the removals. At least one group on the network had repeatedly called for an armed militia to form in Washington during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Democratic Party, Sheppard, Wall Street Journal Apple


Bumble removed its political filter after people used it to lure conservatives who were at the Capitol riot into sending incriminating evidence

Supporters of President Donald Trump forces flooded Washington, DC, to protest his election loss. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty The dating app Bumble has temporarily removed its political identification filter to prevent "misuse."  The move came after women tweeted about using the filter to find conservatives who took part in the Capitol breach, and passing on evidence to law enforcement. Users started to notice that the political filter had been removed on Thursday, an...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Cia, Bumble, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Allison, Norris, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Parler helped the FBI identify at least one person charged in connection with the Capitol riot

Parler CEO John Matze and President Donald Trump, who allegedly considered making an account on the controversial social-media platform. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Parler is sharing information with the FBI on federal investigations into the Capitol riot. A sworn FBI affidavit shows that Parler gave information that helped FBI agents identify, locate, and arrest a Proud Boys supporter making threats on Parler. Tech companies typically help law enforcement agencies with thes...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Washington Dc, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump



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