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Facebook faces US investigation for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission indicates it suspects company policies may fuel broad discriminationA US agency investigating Facebook for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated its inquiry as “systemic”, meaning it suspects company policies may be contributing to widespread discrimination.Attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters of the news on Friday.The the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Race, US, Social Media, US news, Reuters, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC


Reddit Hires CFO As It Considers IPO

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Reddit, the social network and online bulletin, said on Thursday that it had appointed its first chief financial officer, Drew Vollero, in a move toward tidying up the company's books before an eventual public offering of its stock. Mr. Vollero, 55, previously ran financial operations for Mattel, Snap and Allied Universal. His task at Reddit will be building out the financial, audit and accounting functions and leading the company thro...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Reddit, Huffman, Drew Vollero, Vollero, Steve Huffman Reddit, Mattel Snap and Allied Universal


Tesla Share Price Plunge Knocks $267 Billion Off Market Value

A sharp decline in Tesla's share price has wiped more than $250 billion off the value of the electric car company, and dragged down the value of an Edinburgh-based investment fund that is one of Tesla's biggest backers. The Guardian reports: The shares dropped by 7.5% in early trading in the U.S. on Friday to $575 -- setting them on course to close down 16% this week and 35% below their record peak of $883 on 26 January. The decline has knocked $267 billion off Tesla's market value, from $834 bi...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Edinburgh, Musk


CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms that state-imposed mask mandates and on-premises dining restrictions help slow the spread of COVID-19. The study, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, looked at the impact of state-issued...
Tags: Cdc, Tech, United States, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NPR, COVID


At Least 30,000 US Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes In Microsoft's Email Software

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Krebs On Security: At least 30,000 organizations across the United States -- including a significant number of small businesses, towns, cities and local governments -- have over the past few days been hacked by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber espionage unit that's focused on stealing email from victim organizations, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. The espionage group is exploiting four newly-discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Tech, United States, Least, Reston Va, KrebsOnSecurity, Volexity, Steven Adair


When is the best time to buy a TV?

Samsung If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.The best times to buy a TV are Black Friday and around the Super Bowl. That's when many TV makers and retailers launch sales to clear out inventory before the spring launch cycle.  Check out our guide to the best TV deals and best cheap TVs. Buying a new TV can feel like a daunting task. There are a lot of different models, and sales seemingly happen every week. How do you know when it is the right ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Hbo, TV, Samsung, Trends, Features, Tech Deals, Home Theater, Ncaa, Lg, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Alexa, Sean Locke


Vertical Tabs, Startup Boost, and More Will Roll Out To Edge This Month

Several new features are on the way to Microsoft Edge this month, including vertical tabs, startup boost, and modern Microsoft Bing search experiences. The new features were recently shown off by Microsoft in a recent blog post. Windows Central reports: First up is vertical tabs. This feature allows you to move the tabs from across the top of your browser over to the side. The feature lets you see more of your tabs at once. We recently saw the option to resize vertical tabs in Microsoft Edge Can...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech


Snapchat to Stay the Course With iOS 14

Snapchat will continue to collect IDFA (Identifier for Advertising) data for opt-in events on iOS 14, showing Apple's permission system to users to enable them to opt in to tracking and websites owned by third parties. At some point this spring, Apple will implement ATT (AppTrackingTransparency), the modal that applications must use to secure those...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


A first look at Coursera’s S-1 filing

After TechCrunch broke the news yesterday that Coursera was planning to file its S-1 today, the edtech company officially dropped the document Friday evening. Coursera was last valued at $2.4 billion by the private markets, when it most recently raised a Series F round in October 2020 that was worth $130 million. Coursera’s S-1 filing offers a glimpse into the finances of how an edtech company, accelerated by the pandemic, performed over the past year. It paints a picture of growth, albeit one t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, S-1, Edtech, Coursera, EBITDA


The best online sales happening now, including REI, Leesa, and Overstock

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including savings at REI, Leesa, and Overstock. Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out Business Insider Coupons. The best deals available right now Valhalla (Xbox Serie...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Microsoft, Sales, Trends, Intel, Features, Dyson, Lenovo, Deals Of The Day, Gamestop, Rei, Baublebar, Valhalla, Overstock


How to see your Android notification history so you can reference dismissed notifications from the past 24 hours

Android 11 introduced a feature that lets you view past notification messages, even ones you've already dismissed. Tom Werner/Getty Images You can see your Android notification history on Android 11 through the Settings app. In Settings, go to "Apps & Notifications," then "Notifications."  You can think of this feature like a recycle bin for accidentally deleted notifications.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Clearing notifications is a double-edged sword; ther...
Tags: Google, Android, Trends, Android Apps, Notifications, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Tom Werner Getty, Android 11, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


35 Amazon Prime-eligible gifts to shop when you're short on time

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos speakers are a bit of a splurge, but their great room-filling sound and user-friendly app are why so many people love them. Sonos Amazon Prime gets you what you need when you need it, which is why we love it for last-minute gifts.We rounded up great finds you can shop at Amazon Prime, from high-tech gadgets to quirky home decor.Keep reading for 35 last-minute gifts from Amazon Prime and check out al...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Disney, America, Trends, Amazon Prime, Nasa, Gifts, Lego, Nintendo, North Carolina, Gift Guides, Kitchen Tools, Alexa


The 5 best over-ear headphones in 2021

Over-ear headphones tend to offer better sound quality than many in-ear or on-ear models.The perfect pair of over-ear headphones blend impressive audio performance with a comfortable design.That's why we think the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro are the best over-ear headphones you can buy. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Over-ear headphones are the ultimate in comfort and sound quality, but they aren't always very portable like on-ear headphones or in-ear headphones.If you decide that over-ear head...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Trends, Tech, Features, Headphones, Buying Guide, Sony, Bose, Bass, Cnet, Don, Tech Insider, Sennheiser Momentum Wireless, Audio Technica ATH, Antonio Villas Boas


Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers watch 'Raya and the Last Dragon' 3 months early for a one-time $30 fee

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney Plus With Premier Access, Disney Plus members can pay $30 to unlock select movies three months early."Raya and the Last Dragon" is the newest Premier Access title.A Disney Plus subscription costs $7 a month or $70 a year. Product Card (small) Product Card (small) With the release of "Mulan" in September 2020, Disney Plus introduced a new purchase option called "Premier Access." This feature allow...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Espn, Mulan, Hulu, Steven Cohen, Raya, Tech Insider, Bob Chapek, Disney Plus, Product Card


Amazon Prime Day 2021: What we know about this year's sale so far, plus Amazon deals available now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is still months away, but Amazon offers new discounts every day for both Prime members and the occasional shopper.For those unfamiliar, Amazon Prime Day is an exclusive event for the site's more than 150 million Pr...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Turkey, Tech Deals, Live, Brazil, Amazon Echo, Amazon Prime Day, Amazon Music Unlimited


Newegg has jobs for displaced Fry’s Electronics workers

Newegg, an e-commerce retailer of computers, computer parts and other electronic gear, is offering support to Southern California workers displaced by the recent closure of Fry’s Electronics. The company is looking to fill more than 65 corporate positions at its City of Industry headquarters. The company’s in-house staffing agency is also recruiting for outplacement jobs at local businesses, including temporary, permanent and seasonal positions. Newegg representatives could not be reached Friday...
Tags: Business, Technology, Jobs, California, Newegg, US, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Southern California, U S Census Bureau, City of Industry, Fountain Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze


US Blacklisted China's Xiaomi Because of Award Given To Its Founder

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: U.S. officials blacklisted Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp. as a company with military ties partly due to an award given to the company's founder for his service to the state, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a legal filing. Lei Jun, the chief executive officer and founder of Xiaomi, received the award of "Outstanding Builder of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics" in 2019 from the Ministry of Industry and Informatio...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Tech, Xiaomi, Defense Department, U S District Court, U S Department of Defense, Xiaomi Corp


The owner of Anki’s assets plans to relaunch Cozmo and Vector this year

Good robots don’t die — they just have their assets sold off to the highest bidder. Digital Dream Labs was there to sweep up IP in the wake of Anki’s premature implosion, back in 2019. The Pittsburgh-based edtech company had initially planned to relaunch Vector and Cozmo at some point in 2020, launching a Kickstarter campaign in March of last year. The company eventually raised $1.8 million on the crowdfunding site, and today announced plans to deliver on the overdue relaunch, courtesy of a new ...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Dreamworks, Robotics, Pixar, Sphero, Anki, Pittsburgh, Vector, Cozmo, Digital Dream Labs, Jacob Hanchar


Deep Science: AI adventures in arts and letters

There’s more AI news out there than anyone can possibly keep up with. But you can stay tolerably up to date on the most interesting developments with this column, which collects AI and machine learning advancements from around the world and explains why they might be important to tech, startups or civilization. To begin on a lighthearted note: The ways researchers find to apply machine learning to the arts are always interesting — though not always practical. A team from the University of Washin...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Tech, Nature Communications, University of Washington, Asensio, Deep Science, Erik Demaine, EC Column, EC Robotics, Eli Shlizerman Kun Su, Xiulong Liu, Shlizerman An, Omar Asensio


How the Biden administration is approaching crypto regulations

Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Leigh Cuen is a reporter in New York City. Her work has been published by Vice, Business Insider, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, and many others. Follow her on Instagram at @leighcuen. More posts by this contributor Meet the entrepreneurs bringing bitcoin to institutions How Bitcoin is helping middle-class users survive the pandemic ...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Obama, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Bitcoin, Cftc, Treasury


Stop Letting Google Get Away With It

After spending more than a decade building up massive profits off targeted advertising, Google on Wednesday that it’s planning to do away with any sort of individual tracking and targeting once the cookie is out of the picture. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Marketing, Web Browsers, Software, Tracking, World Wide Web, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, David Temkin, Http Cookie, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet


China's 'Sharp Eyes' Program Aims To Surveil 100% of Public Space

schwit1 shares a report: One of China's largest and most pervasive surveillance networks got its start in a small county about seven hours north of Shanghai. In 2013, the local government in Pingyi County began installing tens of thousands of security cameras across urban and rural areas -- more than 28,500 in total by 2016. Even the smallest villages had at least six security cameras installed, according to state media. Those cameras weren't just monitored by police and automated facial recogni...
Tags: China, Tech, Shanghai, Mao Zedong, Pingyi County, Sharp Eyes


Apple's Upcoming iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack: Everything We Know

Apple is working on a MagSafe-compatible battery pack for the iPhone 12, which unlike prior Smart Battery Cases for earlier iPhones, will attach to the ‌iPhone 12‌ models with magnets. The battery pack will be easy to pop on and off the iPhone, and because it will be easily removable, it won't be as bulky or as awkward as prior Apple-designed battery options. The MagSafe battery pack isn't out yet, but this guide covers everything we've heard about it so far. Current Rumors Signs of a Mag...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Lightning, Anker, Magsafe, Bloomberg Apple, Jon Prosser, Mega Guides, MagSafe Accessories, PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank, MagSafe Battery Pack, PowerCore Power Bank


Sidewalk Robots Get Legal Rights As 'Pedestrians'

States like Pennsylvania, Virginia, Idaho, Florida and Wisconsin have granted sidewalk robots legal rights as "pedestrians." Axios reports: In Pennsylvania, robot "pedestrians" can weigh up to 550 pounds and drive up to 12 mph. "Opposition has largely come from pedestrian and accessibility advocates, as well as labor unions like the Teamsters," per the Pittsburgh City Paper. The laws are a boon to Amazon's Scout delivery robot and FedEx's Roxo, which are being tested in urban and suburban settin...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Teamsters, NACTO, Pittsburgh City, Pennsylvania Virginia Idaho Florida


Apple's Upcoming iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack

Apple is working on a MagSafe-compatible battery pack for the iPhone 12, which unlike prior Smart Battery Cases for earlier iPhones, will attach to the ‌iPhone 12‌ models with magnets. The battery pack will be easy to pop on and off the iPhone, and because it will be easily removable, it won't be as bulky or as awkward as prior Apple-designed battery options. The MagSafe battery pack isn't out yet, but this guide covers everything we've heard about it so far. Current Rumors Signs of a Mag...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Lightning, Anker, Magsafe, Bloomberg Apple, Jon Prosser, Mega Guides, MagSafe Accessories, PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank, MagSafe Battery Pack, PowerCore Power Bank


Weekend reading: Budget 2021 might not be the end of it

What caught my eye this week. R ishi Sunak didn’t hike capital gains tax in the Budget. I took it a little personally after I’d voluntarily conjured up a five-figure tax charge, partly fearing he’d double the rate I’d pay. However I’m not too miffed. For one thing, the unsheltered shares I sold were mostly of the MAD GAINZ variety that did ridiculously well in the pandemic. And these growth stocks have continued to be hammered since I sold. Indeed at one point on Friday my former highest-flyer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, UK, England, Budget, Marketing, Eu, Bbc, New Zealand, Treasury, Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Ackman, WeWork, Financial Times, Cnbc


EFF urges Google to ground its FLoC: 'Pro-privacy' third-party cookie replacement not actually great for privacy

'That is not the world we want, nor the one users deserve' With the arrival of Google Chrome v89 on Tuesday, Google is preparing to test a technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts, or FLoC, that it hopes will replace increasingly shunned, privacy-denying third-party cookies.…
Tags: Google, Software, Federated Learning of Cohorts


MagSafe is here to stay, and these iPhone charging accessories get it done fast

While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up your phone wirelessly. Now that Apple is totally on board with MagSafe, it's a great time to stock up on MagSafe-compatible devices to improve your charging accessibility. — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Shop


Scientists made an AI that reads your mind so it can generate portraits you’ll find attractive

A team of researchers recently developed a mind-reading AI that uses an individual’s personal preferences to generate portraits of attractive people who don’t exist. Computer-generated beauty truly is in the AI of the beholder. The big idea: Scientists from the University of Helsinki and the University of Copenhagen today published a paper detailing a system by which a brain-computer-interface is used to transmit data to an AI system which then interprets that data and uses it to train an image ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, University of Helsinki, University of Copenhagen, Neural


Snowflake latest enterprise company to feel Wall Street’s wrath after good quarter

Snowflake reported earnings this week, and the results look strong with revenue more than doubling year-over-year. However, while the company’s fourth quarter revenue rose 117% to $190.5 million, it apparently wasn’t good enough for investors, who have sent the company’s stock tumbling since it reported Wednesday after the bell. It was similar to the reaction that Salesforce received from Wall Street last week after it announced a positive earnings report. Snowflake’s stock closed down around 4%...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Wall Street, Tech, Earnings, Snowflake, Alex Wilhelm, Frank Slootman, Slootman, Data Lakes



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