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Parler reappears with help from Russian-owned security service

By Nate Lanxon and Amy Thomson | Bloomberg Parler, the free-speech social network, reappeared with the help of a Russian-owned web security service as the website hunts for a way around bans that took it offline earlier this month. “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Chief Executive Officer John Matze wrote in a new post, the latest since Amazon Web Services stopped hosting the site and it was banned from Apple Inc. and Google’s app stores. “Despite the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, Politics, Technology, Cook, News, Microsoft, Russia, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Social-media, Fbi, Soccer, Tim Cook


Capitol Riot Suspect Plotted To Sell Stolen Pelosi Laptop To Russian Intelligence, Authorities Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: A Pennsylvania woman accused of being one of the Capitol rioters told a former "romantic partner" that she planned to steal a laptop computer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and sell it to Russian intelligence, court documents revealed Monday. The woman, Riley June Williams, 22, was on the run, charged with disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with the intent to disturb a session of Congress and other charges after her former flame tur...
Tags: Congress, Russia, Nbc News, Tech, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, William, Capitol, Pelosi, Lund, SVR Russia, Riley June Williams, Jonathan Lund


35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


10 things in tech you need to know today

Armed military in the Capitol. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook tracked a rise in violent rhetoric. Signals Facebook flagged ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration included digital flyers promoting future protest, some of them featuring...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Intel, Nancy Pelosi, Fintech, Signal, Vmware, Fred Wilson, Trump, Capitol, Pat Gelsinger, Amazon Alexa


House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky


House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky


The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House


YouTube puts a temporary freeze on uploads to Trump’s channel

YouTube has been the slowest of the big social media platforms to react to the threat of letting president Trump continue to use its platform as a megaphone to whip up insurrection in the wake of the attack on the US capital last week. But it’s now applied a temporary upload ban. In a short Twitter thread today, the Google-owned service said it had removed new content uploaded to Trump’s YouTube channel “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential violence”. It also said it’s applied a firs...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Youtube, Washington, Germany, Angela Merkel, Censorship, US, Tech, Policy, Gop, Nancy Pelosi, Rupert Murdoch


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against politicians, tech CEOs, and BLM supporters

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the social-media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit in which Parler accused the tech giant of violating antitrust law. In its response, Amazon accused Parler of violating its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of violent content, including death threats against prominent Democrats, Republicans, and tech executives as w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, Senate, US, NFL, Trends, Georgia, Nba, Lawsuits


Parler Users Breached Deep Inside US Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: At least several users of the far-right social network Parler appear to be among the horde of rioters that managed to penetrate deep inside the U.S. Capitol building and into areas normally restricted to the public, according to GPS metadata linked to videos posted to the platform the day of the insurrection in Washington. The data, obtained by a computer hacker through legal means ahead of Parler's shutdown on Monday, offers a bird's eye view of...
Tags: Washington, Senate, Tech, Fbi, House, National Mall, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Gizmodo, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Capitol Rotunda, Maga, Parler, US Capitol Building


Parler has removed a violent comment about Mike Pence by pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood

Attorney Lin Wood speaks during a rally. Associated Press/Ben Margot Parler, the "free speech" social network, removed a post by Lin Wood, in which the pro-Trump lawyer made violent remarks about Vice President Mike Pence. "Get the firing squads ready. Pence goes FIRST," wrote Wood, according to Mediate. Wood claimed it was not a threat.  The message, along with a few others, violated Parler's terms of service, and was removed, CEO John Matze told Mediate on Saturday.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Washington, Senate, Trends, House, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Wood, Rudy Giuliani, Amazon Web Services, Trump


After the Riot, the US Capitol's IT Staff Faces 'a Security Mess'

After Wednesday's invasion by protesters, America's Capitol building is now grappling with "the process of securing the offices and digital systems after hundreds of people had unprecedented access to them," writes Wired. Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares their report: Rioters could have bugged congressional offices, exfiltrated data from unlocked computers, or installed malware on exposed devices. In the rush to evacuate the Capitol, some computers were left unlocked and remained ac...
Tags: Oregon, Senate, America, Tech, House, National Security Council, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Homeland Security, National Cyber Security Alliance, Capitol, Slashdot, Larkin, US Capitol, Jeff Merkley, Frank Larkin, Kelvin Coleman


Anti-Trump protest set for downtown L.A.; pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills

Demonstrations for and against President Donald Trump are scheduled in the Southland today, amid calls for the president’s ouster three days after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a melee that resulted in five deaths. The group Refuse Fascism planned a demonstration and “car caravan” at noon in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, part of a nationwide series of demonstrations. The group will denounce Wednesday’s violence and call for the removal of Trump and Vice Preside...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, House, Beverly Hills, Nancy Pelosi, Airlines, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Theft of two computers during Capitol attack raises information security concerns

Nancy Pelosi’s office confirms laptop was stolen when Trump supporters, incited by the president, invaded the buildingAt least two computers were stolen from the Capitol when a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building on Wednesday – including one from the office of the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi – raising grave information security concerns. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, US news, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol breach


Laptop Stolen From Pelosi's Office During Storming of US Capitol, Says Aide

A laptop was stolen from the office of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, one of her aides said on Friday. From a report: Drew Hammill, an aide to Democrat Pelosi, said on Twitter that the laptop belonged to a conference room and was used for presentations. He declined to offer further details. The theft of electronic devices from congressional offices has been a persistent worry following the invasion by pro-Trump followers. ...
Tags: Congress, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Pelosi, U S House of Representatives, U S Capitol, Jeff Merkley, Drew Hammill


Stolen computers are the least of the government’s security worries

Reports that a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was stolen during the pro-Trump rioters’ sack of the Capitol building has some worried that the mob may have access to important, even classified information. Fortunately that’s not the case — even if this computer and others had any truly sensitive information, which is unlikely, like any corporate asset it can almost certainly be disabled remotely. The cybersecurity threat in general from the riot is not as high as one might thi...
Tags: Security, Government, Senate, US, Tech, Cybersecurity, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Pelosi, FBI NSA, Capitol Riot


Always Take The Opportunity To Learn

Take opportunities where you find them, including in unrelated situations.
Tags: Technology, Law, Government, Nancy Pelosi, Matthew W. Schmidt


Decrypted: How bad was the US Capitol breach for cybersecurity?

It’s the image that’s been seen around the world. One of hundreds of pro-Trump supporters in the private office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after storming the Capitol and breaching security in protest of the certification of the election results for President-elect Joe Biden. Police were overrun (when they weren’t posing for selfies) and some lawmakers’ offices were trashed and looted. As politicians and their staffs were told to evacuate or shelter in place, one photo of a congressional compu...
Tags: Security, Congress, Washington, Government, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, House, National Security, Fireeye, Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Usc, Data Security


Twitter adds huge pop-up warning to Trump video telling Capitol Hill rioters ‘we love you’

Twitter took a new action against President Trump’s account Wednesday, adding a large, pop-up warning message to his latest tweet addressing the ongoing chaos on Capitol Hill. The company has restricted engagement on the tweet, citing a “risk of violence.” Trump’s new message to his mob of angry supporters came in video form, following an earlier tweet encouraging the crowd to be “peaceful.” In the video, Trump both affirmed his supporters’ conspiracy-rooted grievances and gently encouraged t...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Congress, Washington, Government, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Capitol, Congressional, Donald J Trump, U S Capitol, US Capitol


Twitter puts huge warning label on Trump video telling Capitol Hill rioters ‘we love you’

Twitter took a new action against President Trump’s account Wednesday, adding a large, pop-up warning message to his latest tweet addressing the ongoing chaos on Capitol Hill. Trump’s new message to his mob of angry supporters came in video form, following a tweet encouraging the crowd to be “peaceful.” In the video, Trump both affirmed their conspiracy-rooted grievances and gently encouraged them to leave. “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Congress, Washington, Government, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Capitol, Congressional, Donald J Trump, U S Capitol, US Capitol


US stocks gain as Pelosi pressures Republicans to pass $2,000 stimulus checks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Alex Wong/Getty Images; Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images US stocks gained on Wednesday as President Trump said that he wants Congress to increase the stimulus checks included in the anticipated coronavirus relief deal to $2,000 from $600.Democrats are on board with increasing the amount of direct payments to Americans, with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi responding to Trump's demand with, "Let's do it!"With a government...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Tesla, Gop, House, Tim Cook, SEC, Nancy Pelosi, Nasdaq, Mccarthy, Trump


Who should get lumps of coal in their stocking this year?: John Stossel

Who should be on Santa’s naughty and nice lists this Christmas? I’d give lumps of coal to: Federal bureaucrats, whose rigid rules delayed COVID-19 tests. The CDC wouldn’t allow private companies to sell COVID-19 tests until the CDC’s own test didn’t work. President Donald Trump, for talking about cutting that red tape but not doing the hard work needed to get enough of it done. Gavin Newsom, California governor, for eating with several other families, unmasked, while his state forbade that. Trum...
Tags: Google, California, Cdc, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Syria, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Jeff Bezos, Santa, Donald Trump, Denver, Satoshi Nakamoto, Trump, Ny Post


US stocks gain as President Trump asks for $2,000 stimulus checks

President Donald J. Trump speaks during an election event in the East Room at the White House in the early morning hours on November 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images US stocks gained on Wednesday as President Trump said that he wants Congress to increase the stimulus checks included in the anticipated coronavirus relief deal to $2,000 from $600.Democrats are on board with increasing the amount of direct payments to Americans, with House Majorit...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Tesla, House, Tim Cook, SEC, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Donald J Trump


COVID-19 relief bill includes $1.9B to ‘rip and replace’ Huawei and ZTE equipment

A long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill finally received congressional approval over the weekend. Top-line efforts include plans to bolster a population feeling intense strain after nine months of shutdown. The $600 direct payment has, understandably, grabbed the most headlines, but there’s a ton to dig into amidst the $900 billion package. Most relevant for our coverage is several billion earmarked for broadband-related issues, including $7 billion set aside to increase broadband access for low-inc...
Tags: Hardware, US, Tech, Policy, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Huawei, ZTE, Chuck Schumer, Department of Commerce, SMIC, Reuters Huawei, COVID-19, COVID, Notably the Commerce Department


The Geek in Review Ep. 97 – Tracy LaLonde and The Joychiever Journey

Professionals in the legal market are known for focusing on high achievement levels within their careers, and not so much on how much joy they derive from working in the profession. Tracy LaLonde, author of The Joychiever Journey: Evade Burnout, Surpass Your Goals and Out-Happy Everyone, says that achievement and joy are not mutually exclusive and that we can live lives that allow us to achieve our goals and experience joy at the same time. LaLonde discusses how increasing the enjoyment of our c...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Podcast, Law, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, US, Book Review, Mental Health, House, Tracy, Pharrell, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Lawyers


Virus surges, markets have worst day in a month

By Stan Shoe, Damian J. Troise and Alex Viega | Associated Press U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 slid 1.9%, its biggest single-day decline in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 650 points after having been down more than 960 during the heaviest sell...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Asia, Europe, Business, Politics, London, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer


US stocks tumble toward worst day in a month amid virus woes

By Stan Choe | The Associated Press Stocks are slumping sharply in midday trading on Wall Street Monday and deepening last week’s losses, as a troubling climb in coronavirus counts threatens the global economy. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower and on track for its worst day in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 717 points, or 2.5%, at 27,618, as of 11:18 a.m. Eastern time, and the Nasdaq composite was down 1.7%. Stocks also weakened across much of Europe and Asia. In another ...
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