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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...
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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


QAnon spread like wildfire on social media. Here's how 16 tech companies have reacted to the conspiracy theory.

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement in the fall of 2020.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings. The conspiracy-theory movement also played a major role in the US Capitol siege on Wednesday....
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YouTube Suspends Trump's Channel For At Least 7 Days

YouTube has taken action against President Donald Trump and barred new videos from being uploaded to his channel for at least seven days, citing violations of its policies and "concerns about the ongoing potential for violence." NBC News reports: It's the latest action against Trump after last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Twitter and Facebook have both also suspended or blocked the president's accounts. YouTube issued "a strike" to Trump's channel, and said comments...
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FTC settlement with Ever orders data and AIs deleted after facial recognition pivot

The maker of a defunct cloud photo storage app that pivoted to selling facial recognition services has been ordered to delete user data and any algorithms trained on it, under the terms of an FTC settlement. The regulator investigated complaints the Ever app — which gained earlier notoriety for using dark patterns to spam users’ contacts — had applied facial recognition to users’ photographs without properly informing them what it was doing with their selfies. Under the proposed settlement, E...
Tags: Apple, Google, Nbc, Privacy, Congress, Nbc News, US, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection, Ever, States, Biden, Facial Recognition, Biometrics


Peacock is now the exclusive subscription streaming home of 'The Office' - here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Peacock is a new streaming service from NBCUniversal. Peacock Peacock is a streaming service featuring NBCUniversal TV shows, movies, original series, live sports, and news programs.Peacock is ad-supported so you can watch most of the catalog for free with commercials.A premium version of Peacock is available for $5 per month which adds even more content, including every season of "The Office" and e...
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2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers


Are Cryptocurrencies Becoming Mainstream Investments?

The last time the price of bitcoin hit $20,000 was December of 2017. But Matt Luongo, the CEO of a crypto venture builder, points out to NBC News that this time the market is seeing "significant, high-conviction plays from [a few] large funds and even CEOs of publicly traded companies." "Names like Guggenheim Partners, [hedge fund managers] Paul Tudor Jones and Stan Druckenmiller, and the recent support from Michael Saylor at Microstrategies and Jack Dorsey at Square and Twitter are telling," h...
Tags: Nbc, Youtube, Nbc News, Tech, Paypal, Square, Jack Dorsey, Robinhood, Paul Tudor Jones, Bobby, Guggenheim Partners, Stan Druckenmiller, Michael Saylor, S P Dow Jones, Matt Luongo, Microstrategies


New Report: Havanna Syndrome Could Be Directed Microwave Energy

NBC News reports: The mysterious neurological symptoms experienced by American diplomats in China and Cuba are consistent with the effects of directed microwave energy, according to a long-awaited report by the National Academies of Sciences that cites medical evidence to support the long-held conviction of American intelligence officials. The report, obtained Friday by NBC News, does not conclude that the directed energy was delivered intentionally, by a weapon, as some U.S. officials have lo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Nbc, China, Nbc News, Tech, New York Times, Moscow, State Department, Cia, Cuba, Havanna, GQ Magazine, National Academies of Sciences, Marc Polymeropoulos


10 things in tech you need to know today

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 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.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Salesforce bought Slack for $27.7 billion. The deal is Salesforce's la...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Nbc News, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Kenya, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Nordic, Trump, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Amazon


Are Tech Workers Fleeing the San Francisco Bay Area?

NBC News reports: Many urban centers have seen residents move out in large numbers since the start of stay-at-home orders in March, but the shift has been especially dramatic for San Francisco, a city that was already experiencing rapid change because of the tech industry. Software engineers, CEOs and venture capitalists have chosen to jump from the Bay Area to places such as Denver, Miami and Austin, Texas, citing housing costs, California's relatively high income tax and the Bay Area's general...
Tags: Google, Pinterest, California, Nbc News, San Francisco, Tech, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Austin Texas, Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance, Denver Miami


For the First Time Scientists Detect Neutrinos Traced To CNO Cycle Inside the Sun

NBC News calls it "the ghostly signal that reveals the engine of the universe." Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares their report: In research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists reported that they've made the first detection of almost-ethereal particles called neutrinos that can be traced to carbon-nitrogen-oxygen fusion, known as the CNO cycle, inside the sun. It's a landmark finding that confirms theoretical predictions from the 1930s, and it's being hailed as one o...
Tags: Nbc News, Tech, Rome, Italy, Apennine mountains, INFN, Gran Sasso, Gioacchino Ranucci, National Institute for Nuclear Physics INFN, Ranucci


Conspiracy Theorists Who'd First Popularized QAnon Now Accused of Financial Motives

QAnon "was first championed by a handful of people who worked together to stir discussion of the 'Q' posts, eventually pushing the theory on to bigger platforms and gaining followers — a strategy that proved to be the key to Qanon's spread and the originators' financial gain..." reports NBC News, in an article shared by long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo . "NBC News has found that the theory can be traced back to three people who sparked some of the first conversation about Qanon and, in doing ...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Nbc News, Tech, Paypal, South Africa, Reddit, Donald Trump, Rogers, Trump, Diaz, Furber, Tracy Diaz, QAnon, Coleman Rogers, Paul Furber


The Geek in Review Ep. 95 – Spotting Bias and Politicization of Local News Sources – Loyd Auerbach and Dave Boitano

We live in a society that cannot seem to come to an agreement on what is truth and what are lies. People are seeking out stories that back up their beliefs rather than seek out the truths which may undermine those beliefs. We particularly see this on social media, but there are other sites out there which pass themselves off as local news organization which is really just biased sources designed to play upon the needs of people to have their “truths” backed up with like-minded articles. We aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Podcast, New York, Hollywood, News, Law, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Nbc News, US, Taiwan, Dave, Beijing


Election-Related Misinformation on Social Media Still 'Readily Viewable' - If It's In Spanish

NBC reports that social media crackdowns on disinformation have been less consistent if the content isn't in English. One example? "Facebook and YouTube have taken steps to remove QAnon content in English from their platforms, but experts warn there is still a vast amount in Spanish." The misleading, false and conspiratorial claims that are circulating in Spanish about the outcome of the election are readily viewable on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, despite policies from all three companies pr...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Youtube, Nbc News, Tech, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, ALEX JOSEPH, Flavia Colangelo, GQR a Democratic


Defeating Trump, Joe Biden Declared Winner of US Presidential Elections

"BIDEN WINS" declares the all-caps headline at CNN.com. And the headline at NBC News reads "JOE BIDEN DEFEATS DONALD TRUMP TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE, NBC NEWS PROJECTS." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Defeating Trump, Joe Biden Declared Winner of US Presidential Election

"BIDEN WINS" declares the all-caps headline at CNN.com. And the headline at NBC News reads "JOE BIDEN DEFEATS DONALD TRUMP TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE, NBC NEWS PROJECTS." NBC News reports: Joe Biden became president-elect Saturday after winning the pivotal state of Pennsylvania, NBC News projected. The former vice president amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, according to NBC News, surpassing the 270 needed to win the White House and defeat President ...
Tags: White House, Nbc News, US, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Biden, Trump, Electoral College, White House NBC News, Donald Trump Biden, Trump Joe Biden


Daily Crunch: China postpones Ant Group IPO

Yes, there’s a high-stakes presidential election underway, but tech news doesn’t stop completely: Chinese regulators pull the brakes on Ant Group’s IPO, Spotify adds standalone streaming support on Apple Watch and PayPal outlines its plans for 2021. This is your Daily Crunch for November 3, 2020. The big story: China postpones Ant Group IPO The Shanghai stock exchange has postponed Ant Group’s IPO a day after Chinese regulators held a closed-door meeting with Jack Ma and other company executi...
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NBC News launches an iOS 14 widget that puts election results on your home screen

NBC News has updated its iOS app with a new feature that brings election news, data and results directly to your iPhone or iPad home screen. With the app’s new “Decision 2020” iOS 14 widget, you can customize a series of widgets with information related to early voting stats, polls, as well as the current election results, among other things. Before today, the NBC News app had offered a variety of widgets including small, medium and large sized widgets bringing the latest headlines, a set of ...
Tags: Apps, Elections, News, Nbc News, Tech, Widgets, NBC News You, Ios 14 Widgets


Hulu tests its social viewing feature, Watch Party, with election news live streams

Hulu is bringing its Watch Party social viewing feature to its livestreamed election news coverage, provided via its existing partnership with ABC News Live. The company announced today it will allow its on-demand customers to test Watch Party while watching ABC’s “Election 2020” coverage via the Hulu.com website. The new co-viewing feature lets Hulu users chat and react to what they’re watching in a chat interface that supports up to eight people per session. Notably, this will be the first tim...
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Trump may have bombed Yemen more than all previous US presidents combined, new report finds

A protester holds a Yemeni flag-themed placard in Parliament Square in London on July 5, 2020, as she demonstrates against the continued conflict in Yemen. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump may have ordered more attacks in Yemen than all previous US presidents combined, according to a report from the monitoring group Airwars. While campaigning against "forever wars," Trump has loosened rules of engagement in the global war on terror, dramatically escalating airstrik...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington, Senate, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Syria, Fbi


Facebook Finally Launches Its New Oversight Board for Content Moderation

NBC News reports that "Social media users who believe their posts have been unfairly removed from Facebook or Instagram can now file an appeal to Facebook's Independent Oversight Board, the company announced Thursday." Positioned as a "Supreme Court" for Facebook's content moderation decisions, the external panel of 20 journalists, academics, lawyers and human rights experts will weigh in — and potentially override its content moderation decisions. The board has up to 90 days to review cases sub...
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Iran Behind Supposed 'Proud Boys' Voter-Intimidation Emails, Feds Allege

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray joined forces at a hastily announced press conference Wednesday night to issue a warning that foreign actors "have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections." Specifically, Ratcliffe said, actors from Iran and Russia had separately obtained "some voter registration information" and were using it "to communicate false informat...
Tags: Russia, Nbc News, US, Tech, Iran, Ars Technica, Fbi, Alaska, United Nations, Estonia, Donald Trump, Trump, Wray, US Iran, Christopher Wray, Ratcliffe


This is how 16 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


A cybersecurity firm found a hacker selling personal data on 186 million US voters. It warned the data 'can easily be used for geo-targeted disinformation campaigns.'

Voter registration information is available publicly — but the hacker used other stolen data to match email addresses with voter rolls and sell it off as a package. Motortion/Getty Images A cybersecurity company has found a hacker offering to sell data about the political affiliations of nearly 200 million American voters.  Trustwave said the hacker was selling data that included the names, addresses, age, gender, and political affiliation of 186 million voters. They were also selling a la...
Tags: Security, Technology, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Tech, Iran, Data, Cybersecurity, South Africa, Dark Web, Hacker, Data Privacy, Trustwave, US Election


This is how 14 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


Make Remote Work Permanent? No Way, Say Bay Area Leaders

Last month a regional government agency in the San Francisco Bay Area voted "to move forward" with a proposal to eventually require people at large, office-based companies to work from home three days a week "as a way to slash greenhouse gas emissions from car commutes," according to NBC News. But today local newspapers report "Bay Area leaders are already saying, no way." [Shorter, non-paywalled article here.] The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is drawing heavy fire from lawmakers, t...
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