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If tech companies don't want to deal in violence, they should stop partnering with US military and intelligence

A U.S. Air Force pilot (L), and a censor operator (R), prepare to launch a MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), from a ground control station at a secret air base in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. John Moore/Getty Images Affirming their opposition to violence and incitement, Silicon Valley corporations led the way removing President Donald Trump from their platforms and shutting down Parler, an app popular with his supporters. But these same firms have deep relationsh...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Indonesia, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, United States, Silicon Valley, South America, Pentagon, Cia, Jeff Bezos


Tim Cook: Why I Kicked Parler Off Apple's App Store

Charlotte Web shares a report from CNN: Apple, along with Amazon and Google, effectively kicked Parler off the internet in the wake of the January 6 US Capitol siege. Despite criticism that Big Tech wields too much power over speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his decision. "We looked at the incitement to violence that was on there," Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Sunday. "We don't consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an intersection..." Cook disputed that it's Apple's job to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Tech, Cnn, Tim Cook, Charlotte, Capitol, US Capitol, Parler


GitHub offers to rehire employee it fired for calling insurrectionists ‘Nazis’

GitHub has apologized to a Jewish employee it reportedly fired for warning coworkers about Nazis at the US Capitol insurrection — and offered him his job back. The staff member lost his job after posting a message on the company’s Slack channel saying, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about.” One of his coworkers criticized him for using the word “Nazi,” triggering a heated internal debate, Business Insider reported on Tuesday. The employee was promptly reprimanded for his comment by GitHub’s HR dep...
Tags: Startups, Nazis, Tech, Github, US Capitol


Parler website appears to be back online and promises to 'resolve any challenge before us'

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday, following a nearly week-long outage after it was booted from Amazon Web Services and kicked off Apple and Google's app stores. The website popped back up on Sunday with a message from CEO John Matze, asking "Hello, world. Is this thing on?" Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Tim Cook, Aws, Fox News, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Zendesk, Trump


Parler website appears to back online and promises to 'resolve any challenge before us'

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday, following a nearly week-long outage after it was booted from Amazon Web Services and kicked off Apple and Google's app stores. The website popped back up on Sunday with a message from CEO John Matze, asking "Hello, world. Is this thing on?" Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Tim Cook, Aws, Fox News, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Zendesk, Trump


Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
Tags: Google, Texas, Crime, News, California, Washington, La, White House, Virginia, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Missouri


Tim Cook: Why I kicked Parler off Apple's App Store

Apple, along with Amazon and Google, effectively kicked Parler off the internet in the wake of the January 6 US Capitol siege. Despite criticism that Big Tech wields too much power over speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his decision.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cnn, Tim Cook, US Capitol


Apple CEO Tim Cook says Parler could return to the App Store 'if they get their moderation together'

Apple boss Tim Cook said Parler still has a chance to return to the App Store. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple may add Parler back to its App Store if the app steps up its moderation efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday.  Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege after it found the network did not adequately police content that promotes violence.  Google and Amazon also both removed P...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Trends, Tech, Atlanta, Tim Cook, Fox News, App Store, Donald Trump, Detroit, Black, Apple App Store, Trump, Capitol


What happened last week? Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, Parler sued Amazon, and Loews Hotels cancelled a fundraiser for a senator.

Vice President Mike Pence elbow bumps with a member of the National Guard outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14. Alex Brandon/Pool via Reuters What happened last week? President-elect Joe Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging antitrust violations. Loews Hotels said it cancelled a February fundraiser for Senator Josh Hawley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What happened last week?As Washington last week readied f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, UK, Washington, US, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump


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


Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, according to reports

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images More than a dozen politicians from the UK's ruling Conservative party joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to The Observer.  They included Michael Gove, Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, and foreign minister James Cleverly, the newspaper reported Sunday. In June, Conservative lawmaker Ste...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, US, Trends, Conservative, Getty Images, Silicon Valley, Tory, Conservative Party, Donald Trump, Baker, Gove


Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, says report

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images More than a dozen politicians from the UK's ruling Conservative party joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to The Observer.  They included Michael Gove, Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, and foreign minister James Cleverly, the newspaper reported Sunday. In June, Conservative lawmaker Ste...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, US, Trends, Conservative, Getty Images, Silicon Valley, Tory, Conservative Party, Donald Trump, Baker, Gove


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


Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler

Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters At least 14 Conservative MPs, including several ministers, cabinet minister Michael Gove and a number of prominent Tory commentators joined Parler, the social media platform favoured by the far right that was forced offline last week for hosting threats of violence and racist slurs.Parler was taken offline after Amazon Web Services pulled the plug last Sunday, saying violent posts and racist threats ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Conservatives, UK News, Digital Media, Michael Gove, The far right, Nadine Dorries, Amazon Web Services, Katie Hopkins


Banning Parler isn't going to quash right-wing extremism. YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are all sources of radicalization.

Parler was removed from the Google Play Store, Apple's App Store, and booted off its servers, hosted by Amazon Web Services. SOPA Images / Getty Images Social media platforms worked together to ban President Donald Trump and thousands of his supporters. Apple, Google, and Amazon worked together to shut down Parler by removing it from app stores and booting it from its servers. The aim was the stop the spread of Trump's message of violent insurrection which led to the Capitol siege last...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Uganda, United States, United Kingdom, Silicon Valley, Christian, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Imgur, Hydra


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


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


Google's Hitting Pause On Political Ads—At Least For Now

Starting today, Google is issuing a pause on all political ads—as well as any ads referencing to the US Capitol siege—until “at least” January 21st, according to an email the company sent to its advertising partners that was . In it, Google described taking this stance “following the unprecedented…
Tags: Google, Science, Advertising, Joe Biden, Election 2020, US Capitol, Political Ads, The Inauguration


From cutting all ties with Trump to pulling political donations, here's how corporate America has responded to the Capitol insurrection

The US Capitol during riots on January 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis During the US Capitol insurrection, businesses condemned the rioters. In the days after, they swapped words for concrete action. Some have cut off all political funding, others have severed ties with President Donald Trump. Here's how social-media giants, banks, retailers, and other firms have reacted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a desperate bid to over...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Business, Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Pga, Reddit


Oklahoma, Wyoming, and West Virginia had the highest rate of Parler users leading up to the Capitol Siege, new data shows

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Data from Global Wireless Solutions shows daily users on Parler nearly doubled following the Capitol riots. Users of the social media application, which eschews moderation, were more likely to be Caucasian, over 45, and upper middle class, according to GWS. After the election, Parler users prioritized the NewsMax app over the FoxNews app, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, US, West Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Carter, Capitol


Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself 'Person X' before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social media app

Parler CEO John Matze (left) and President Donald Trump. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump considered creating an account on Parler under the pseudonym "Person X," its CEO John Matze said Wednesday. Parler's web host Amazon Web Services (AWS) was aware of this since at least October, Matze claimed. The possibility of Trump joining Parler was part of the reason AWS cut ties with the network on Monday, sending it offline, Matze claimed. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Snapchat, Larry Ellison, Aws, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Capitol, Amazon Web Services AWS, US Capitol


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


Parler claims it was also dropped by Slack after Amazon and other tech giants cut ties with the controversial social media company

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler CEO John Matze claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Slack had "canceled their services" to his company. Matze claimed, in a lawsuit against Amazon's AWS over its decision to cut ties with Parler, that Slack had cited "a violation of their own terms of service based on AWS's decision to drop Parler." "Losing ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Enterprise, US, Trends, Markets, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Slack, Zendesk, Trump, US Capitol


Google cracks down on political ads

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 14. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Google cracks down on political ads, the power players at Publicis, and The New York Times reckons with 'Caliphate.' Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Google is blocking all political ads, as well a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Advertising, Marketing, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Digital Media, Washington Dc, New York Times, Times, Publicis, WPP, Bon Appetit


Parler's CEO says the app may shut down permanently after getting booted from Amazon Web Services

Parler CEO John Matze Fox News Parler CEO John Matze said the app could never come back online, Reuters reported. The social media site went offline after Amazon booted Parler from its web hosting service.  "It could be never," Matze told Reuters when asked when the app would return. "We don't know yet." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Parler's CEO said the social media app may never come back online.John Matze, who founded the app in 2018, told Reuters he is not sure t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Glenn Beck, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Reuters, US Capitol, EPIK, Tech Insider


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



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