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Former Silicon Valley VC says Ghislaine Maxwell attended an investor party in 2011 despite reports 'about her supplying underage girls for sex'

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao said Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell attended a 2011 party in Silicon Valley hosted by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. "We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the 'cool' people who managed the tightly controlled guest list," Pao wrote in a tweet. Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins, later clarified to Business Insider that people at the party "suspected" Maxwell was guilty because some of Epstein's victims had...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Hp, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Reid Hoffman, Reddit, Maxwell, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer


Reddit to Release Fix for iOS App to Remove Clipboard Copying Behavior

The Reddit app has become the latest iOS app to be caught clipboard snooping, or accessing the contents of devices' clipboards without user permission. "We tracked this down to a codepath in the post composer that checks for URLs in the pasteboard and then suggests a post title based on the text contents of the URL," a Reddit spokesperson told The Verge. "We do not store or send the pasteboard contents. We removed this code and are releasing the fix on July 14th." Several popular third-party ...
Tags: Apple, Linkedin, Reddit, Ios 14, LinkedIn TikTok Twitter Starbucks Overstock


Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

WASHINGTON — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million.The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media landscape.On Twitter, Trump's 82.4 million followers dwarf Biden’s 6.4 million. The president has spent years cultivating a ragtag digital “army” of meme makers and political influencer...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Cook, News, Instagram, Youtube, Washington, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Reddit, Associated Press, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump


Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message

Twitter, Reddit and other platforms are taking action against the president’s rhetoric. The alternatives have far less reachDonald Trump’s campaign manager sent a warning to Twitter last month, weeks after the social media company first took steps to add labels and context to the president’s often inflammatory tweets.“Hey @twitter, your days are numbered,” Brad Parscale wrote in a tweet, linking to one of his posts on the much lesser-known social media site Parler. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Social Networking, Social Media, US news, Snapchat, US politics, Reddit, Donald Trump, Trump, Brad Parscale, US elections 2020


Tesla is taking reservations for its Cybertruck in China

Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Cybertruck to customers in China, a move that will test the market’s appetite for a massive, futuristic truck. The reservations page on Tesla’s China website was first posted in Reddit channel r/teslamotors by user u/aaronhry. Electrek also reported on the Reddit post. The Cybertruck, which was unveiled in November at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, Calif., isn’t expected to go into production until late 2022. But that hasn’t stopped...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Reddit, Nashville, East Coast, Musk, Tulsa, Electrek, Hawthorne Calif, Tesla Design Center


Download these free D&D character sheets designed to help players with dyslexia

Redditor Inuyasharuls is a Dungeon Master who runs campaigns for several players with dyslexia. With help from another Redditor and gamer, Axelle123, they created this colorful character sheet alternative, using Comic Sans instead of the standard font found on D&D materials, to make life easier for everyone. Or, well, maybe not everyone, but still for some people. As they explained on Reddit: They're not for everyone, we definitely customized them to our games. We changed the "experience points...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Accessibility, Dyslexia, Reddit, Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons And Dragons, Comic Sans, Andrew Girdwood Geek Native


New Free Speech Site Gets in a Tangle Over ... Free Speech

The social network bills itself as a 'no censorship' bastion -- but it's already had to remind users what is and isn't allowed. From a report: In recent weeks, Donald Trump has started having his tweets factchecked and published with disclaimers when they contain misleading information. Katie Hopkins, the woman who once compared migrants to cockroaches and called for a "final solution" in relation to Muslims, has been banned from Twitter. And a subreddit called r/The_Donald has been banned after...
Tags: Scotland, Godaddy, Tech, Ted Cruz, Reddit, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Rudy Giuliani, Katie Hopkins, Pittsburgh, Hopkins, Trump, Kelly, Eric, Lara, Devin Nunes


Social media platforms are finally acting like the mini-governments they are

Is this burst of proactive community moderation just a temporary trend?
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Features, Reddit, Trump


Mark Zuckerberg's network effects nightmare

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Tech's "surge" of goodbyes and Facebook's network effects nightmare The tech business thrives on newness — new products, new features, new speeds. Even when the new stuff is really just old stuff with a new name, you can be s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ipo, Softbank, US, Trends, CMO, Tesla, Netflix, Missouri, Aol


Contrary Capital wants to invest in the next big tech mafia

Contrary Capital, which has raised money from Tesla, Reddit, SoFi and Twitch, knows a thing or two about how to work with tech’s brightest mafias. Now it wants to invest in them, before anyone else. The San Francisco fund and accelerator, which traditionally invests in student entrepreneurs, is betting on the idea that the best founders are early-career employees first. Today Contrary Capital is publicly launching its next big bet: Contrary Talent, a new arm within the fund that will invest a...
Tags: Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Venture Capital, Reddit, Twitch, SoFi, Triplebyte, HBCU, Facebooks, Contrary Capital, Eric Tarczynski, Tarczynski, Tesla Reddit SoFi


Python is great, but stop using it for every damn project

Recently I had a discussion over Reddit over why would someone would use Python over other programming languages. The discussion was pretty good and thus I thought about writing a post about it. First of all, let me give you my thoughts on Python. Python is a language I love and can be used in a wide variety of applications, though I agree that languages have their falls, I do believe its a great language for professionals to use, and also for beginners to enter the fascinating world of programm...
Tags: Python, Startups, Tech, Reddit, Design & Dev, Python Python, Syndication


US challenger bank Chime launches Credit Builder, a credit card that works more like debit

U.S. challenger bank Chime, now valued at $5.8 billion, is entering the credit card market with today’s launch of a new card designed to help consumers build their credit history by way of everyday transactions. With the Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card, users can control how much they want to spend by transferring funds to a “Spending Account” and can then charge up to this amount wherever Visa is accepted. This makes the card feel more like a debit card, as it’s tied to how much cash is i...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Banking, Reddit, Credit, Payments, Credit Card, Mobile Banking, U S Federal Reserve, FDIC, Equifax, TransUnion, Chime, TransUnion Experian, Chris Britt


Brand Moves for Tuesday June 30

Eighteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, China, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, New York Times, Broadway, The Times, Edward Albee, Reddit, The New York Times, Donald Trump


Advertising execs break down why TikTok, Amazon, and TV networks will be the biggest winners of the growing Facebook boycott

The number of advertisers supporting a temporary boycott of advertising on Facebook and onwards is growing with big names like Microsoft, Starbucks, Ford and Clorox getting on board. Media buyers said companies including Amazon, TV networks, and TikTok stand to be the biggest beneficiaries of the boycott as brands look for places to park their dollars. Still, many brands are struggling as their sales have been crushed by the coronavirus and are not ready to leave Facebook. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Pinterest, India, US, Trends, Snapchat, Reddit, Dallas, Usa Today, Hulu, Black Lives Matter, Coca Cola


AMD Releases Boot Camp Drivers for 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Radeon Pro 5600M Graphics

As noted on Reddit, AMD has released Boot Camp drivers for the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 5600M graphics, providing full compatibility with Windows 10. Introduced earlier this month as a $700 upgrade, Apple says the 5600M graphics with 8GB of HBM2 memory are up to 75 percent faster than the 5500M graphics with 4GB of GDDR6 memory in the base model 16-inch MacBook Pro. Boot Camp allows Windows to be directly booted on Intel-based Macs. The utility will not be supported on future Arm-...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Reddit, Amd, Boot Camp, Craig Federighi, Macbook Pro 16, MacBook Pro Boot Camp


How to Adapt Your Blog to Increasing Zero-Click Searches

How do Zero-Click Searches affect a blog? According to recent studies, almost 50% of internet searches on the Google search engine do not result to organic traffic (or clicks) to websites or webpages. These searches that do not generate traffic towards a webpage or website is what is known as a zero-click search. There are a variety of reasons why this happens. Time and again, humans have grown impatient and crave information that could instantly be retrieved within seconds. To adapt to this, G...
Tags: Google, News, Time, Advertising, Google Search, Quora, Reddit, Google Search Results, Google+ SEO, Zero Click Search, Pixabay Ways to Adapt Blog to Zero, Google Search Improve


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting. The subreddit was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said. Amazon's live streaming service Twitch suspended President Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason. Twitch said Trump's words at campaign rall...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Wall Street Journal, Alexa


YouTube bans 6 channels for hate speech, white supremacists Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer among them

Alphabet (Google) owned YouTube banned six channels today it says violate hate speech policies. Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer, all widely identified as white supremacists, are among the newly banned channels. Reports Julia Alexander at The Verge: Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson sa...
Tags: Google, Post, Technology, Youtube, Tech News, Racism, Reddit, Hate Speech, Alphabet, Alphabet Google, Richard Spencer, American Renaissance, Julia Alexander, anti-Blackness, Stefan Molyneux David Duke, Spencer 's National Policy Institute The


YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, The New York Times, Nazi, Donald Trump, Duke, Steve Huffman, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, SPLC


YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer and other white nationalist accounts

YouTube just took action against a collection of controversial figures synonymous with race-based hate, kicking six major channels off its platform for violating its rules. The company deleted six channels on Monday: Richard Spencer‘s own channel and the affiliated channel for the National Policy Institute/Radix Journal, far right racist pseudo-science purveyor Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Tech, Reddit, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Tulsa, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, Gavin McInnes, David Duke Richard Spencer


Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Major social media platforms on Monday took action against Trump, pro-Trump groups, and far-right accounts for violating their policies against hate speech. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, Twitch suspended Trump's official account, and YouTube banned a number of prominent white supremacists' channels. The moves come as major advertisers are boycotting Facebook over the company's refusal to take more aggressive action against hate speech and misinformation. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Naacp, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, North Face, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tulsa Oklahoma, Denny, Ben Jerry, Stefan Molyneux


Reddit Finally Bans Hate Speech, Removes 2,000 Racist and Violent Forums

Reddit first launched as an online discussion site in June 2005. Now, 15 years later, it has finally taken action to officially ban hate speech and groups that promote it. From a report: A revised Reddit content policy, announced Monday, explicitly states that groups or users that "incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerabilityâ are prohibited. âoeEveryone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying and threats of violence," it says. With the updated content p...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman


Trump suspended from Twitch, as Reddit bans the ‘The_Donald’ and additional subreddits

Two big new pieces of news today from the ongoing battle between social media and politics. Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service. Twitch confirmed today that it has temporarily suspended the president’s account. “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch,” a spokesperson for the streaming giant told TechCrunch. “In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments...
Tags: Social, Mexico, Tech, Policy, Reddit, Twitch, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Chapo, Twitter Trump, Chapo Trap House, Trump Reddit


Apple's iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter or headphones, according to one of the most accurate Apple analysts (AAPL)

Apple's iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter or wired headphones, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple may omit these accessories to keep the cost of the iPhone 12, expected to be its first 5G-enabled smartphone, around the same price as the iPhone 11 lineup. Kuo predicts Apple may not include the power adapter, but did not say whether a Lightning cable would still be included. Kuo is known for his generally accurate predictions about future Apple product...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Reddit, Lightning, Aapl, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Ming Chi Kuo Apple, TF International Securities


Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital, the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks after Ohanian publicly stepped down from the Reddit board of directors, with Y Combinator president Michael Seibel taking his spot. Ohanian launched Initialized Capital back in 2011 with a $7 million investment vehicle. Since, the San Francisco-based firm has grown immensely and made early stage bet...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Codecademy, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Instacart, Coinbase, Black, TechCrunch, Garry Tan, Initialized Capital, Flexport, Alexis


Tim Cook's plan to take Apple to a new frontier veers off script

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Tim Cook takes Apple to a new frontier Apple's leadership team reported for greenscreen duty on Monday as the iPhone-maker put on the first-ever virtual edition of its developers' conference. Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Eu, Intel, Nasa, Snapchat, Tim Cook, Reddit, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen


Privacy assistant Jumbo raises $8 million and releases major update

A year after its initial release, Jumbo has two important pieces of news to announce. First, the company has released a major update of its app that protects your privacy on online services. Second, the company has raised an $8 million Series A funding round. If you’re not familiar with Jumbo, the app wants to fix what’s broken with online privacy today. Complicated terms of services combined customer-hostile default settings have made it really hard to understand what personal information is ou...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Balderton Capital, Linkedin, Tech, Reddit, Alexa, Pierre Valade, Jumbo, Valade, Jumbo Jumbo


New iOS 14 Feature Lets the iPhone Alert You If It Hears Sounds Like a Doorbell or Fire Alarm

Apple unveiled iOS 14 at its annual WWDC keynote yesterday, and among the small but important new features is sound recognition. First spotted by a Reddit user, this new accessibility tool could significantly benefit people who are hard of hearing or deaf. From a report: The iPhone can be set to constantly listen for 14 different sounds, including a door knock, doorbell, sirens, smoke detector alarm, dog barking, a crying baby, and more. The feature can be found in the accessibility section of i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Tech, Reddit, Alexa Guard


Please take some time to look through and analy...

Please take some time to look through and analyze www.money-rates.com: How would you use editorial content to make money-rates.com the most popular and profitable site on the Internet when it comes to helping consumers find the highest rates on certificates of deposit, money market accounts and savings accounts? Query the Audience – I would crowd source readers around content they’d love to see on the site.  Monitor incoming search terms as well as onsite search queries to get an idea of what ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uncategorized, Reddit, Frugality, Alexa, Nerdwallet, Bankrate, Nerd Wallet


Exquisite 2300-Year-Old Scythian Woman’s Boot Preserved in the Frozen Ground of the Altai Mountains

Shoes and boots, show where your feet have gone. —Guy Sebeus, 10 New Scythian Tales  In the age of fast fashion, when planned obsolescence, cheap materials, and shoddy construction have become the norm, how startling to encounter a stylish women’s boot that’s truly built to last… …like, for 2300 years. It helps to have landed in a Scythian burial mound in Siberia’s Altai Mountains, where the above boot was discovered along with a number of nomadic afterlife essentials—jewelry, food, weapons, an...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Design, College, History, Museums, Reddit, Siberia, British Museum, Facebook Twitter, Altai Mountains, State Hermitage Museum, Ayun Halliday, Scythians, Guy Sebeus, Dan D'Silva



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