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10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 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.Google is threatening to pull out of Australia. The company has threatened to pull search if Australia passes a law that would force it to pay news providers.Jack Ma faces mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Washington Dc, Tim Cook, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Mark Gurman, Trump, People s Bank of China, Facebook Apple


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


GitHub Admits 'Significant Mistakes Were Made' in Firing of Jewish Employee

GitHub is admitting that a Jewish employee was fired in error and is offering him his job back. The news comes after the company hired an independent law firm to investigate the termination, and found that "significant mistakes were made." The company's head of HR, Carrie Olesen, is also resigning. From a report: "Yesterday evening, the investigation reached the conclusion that significant mistakes were made that are not consistent with our internal practices or the judgement we expect from our ...
Tags: Tech, Washington Dc, Nat Friedman, Erica Brescia, Carrie Olesen


The FAA has given approval for commercial drones to fly over people. It means autonomous deliveries by companies like Amazon are one step closer to reality

The Department of Transportation building in Washington DC. ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday finalized a rule allowing commercial drones to fly without an operator on site.  "Decades worth of promise and projection are finally coming to fruition," said Reese Mozer, CEO of American Robotics. The first commercial uses will be outside cities, with drones helping on industrial and agricultural jobs, said American Robotics.   Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Amazon, New York, US, Trends, Autonomous, Drones, Washington Dc, Aviation, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Electronic Privacy Information Center Epic, Tech Insider, American Robotics, Reese Mozer, Mozer


5 things you need to know about on the markets this week - Biden, big banks and central banks, bond yields, and Bitcoin

Workers hang the flags on the West Front facade in preparation for President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration Bill Clark/Getty Images The stock market has shrugged off turmoil in DC and investors are focused on Joe Biden's plans for the economy. Bond yields are around their highest in a year, as traders prepare for a lot less stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Earnings season gets underway, with Goldman Sachs, Netflix and IBM, among others. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, Congress, Iraq, Americas, Disney, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Intel, Afghanistan, Netflix, Bitcoin, Washington Dc


Five things you need to know about on the markets this week - Biden, big banks and central banks, bond yields, and Bitcoin

Workers hang the flags on the West Front facade in preparation for President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration Bill Clark/Getty Images The stock market has shrugged off turmoil in DC and investors are focused on Joe Biden's plans for the economy. Bond yields are around their highest in a year, as traders prepare for a lot less stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Earnings season gets underway, with Goldman Sachs, Netflix and IBM, among others. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, Congress, Iraq, Americas, Disney, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Intel, Afghanistan, Netflix, Bitcoin, Washington Dc


WhatsApp is delaying a new policy change after critics claimed the update would have turned over user data to Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Facebook owns WhatsApp. Andrew Harnik/AP WhatsApp is delaying by three months the rollout of a new policy that some critics said would turn over user data to Facebook. Users originally were set to opt in or out of the policy change on February 8 and will now not have to until May 15. WhatsApp said the delay is due to "confusion" and "misinformation" surrounding the new policy, which it said will "not expand our ability to shar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Whatsapp, Washington Dc, Data Privacy, Signal, Messaging Apps, Andrew Harnik, Tech Insider, Facebook Users, Katie Canales, Signal Tesla CEO Elon Musk


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


2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change

It’s official. 2020 was one of the warmest years on record either edging out or coming in just behind 2016 for the warmest year in recorded history according to data from US government agencies. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had the year just tied with 2016, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put the figure just behind 2016’s totals. No matter the ranking, the big picture for the climate isn’t pretty according to scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute...
Tags: TC, New York, Texas, Climate Change, US Government, Climate, US, Articles, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Washington Dc, Arctic, Noaa


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


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


Some Thoughts On Twitter Pulling The Plug On Trump's Account (techdirt)

Background First of all, corporations enjoy First Amendment protections, among other constitutional protections. Although some of my friends decry that proposition, given the Supreme Court's current composition, that is not going to change during my lifetime. And the First Amendment protects the right to refuse to associate with speech one does not like. There is only so much that legislation could do to prevent companies like Twitter from controlling the speech that they allow. Second, wit...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Georgia, Washington Dc, Usps, Ohio, Dmca, Capitol Hill, Trump


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


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


Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week. Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these cance...
Tags: Travel, TC, Congress, Washington, Tech, Law Enforcement, Washington Dc, President, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Dc, Mayor, Donald Trump, HotelTonight, Brian Chesky, Vacation Rental


Will startup valuations change given rising antitrust concerns?

The United States has, over the past few decades, been extremely lenient on antitrust enforcement, rarely blocking deals, even with overseas competitors. Yet, there have been inklings that things are changing. Yesterday, we learned that Visa and Plaid called off their combination after the Department of Justice sued to block it in early November. We also learned a week ago that shaving startup Billie would end its proposed acquisition by consumer product goods giant P&G after the Federal Trade C...
Tags: TC, Billie, Tech, United States, Washington Dc, Nvidia, Antitrust, ARM Holdings, Department Of Justice, Plaid, Qualcomm, Federal Trade Commission, Visa, Startup Valuations


Lime removes all Trump-owned properties from its list of approved corporate hotels

Lime has changed its corporate travel policy to ensure not a dime of its money ends up in the coffers of the Trump Organization’s hotels and other properties in response to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that led to several deaths. The micromobility startup wants to take that action further and has asked TripActions, the Palo Alto-based corporate travel booking service that it uses, to encourage other customers to do the same. TripActions has not returned emails seeking comment. ...
Tags: Transportation, Congress, US, Tech, Palo Alto, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Lime, Trump, Capitol, Ting, U S Capitol, Trump Organization, Kushner, Micromobility, PFNYC


Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off donations to Republican politicians that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats comple...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc


Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts sharing QAnon content

The network said it acted after ‘violent events in Washington’ when a pro-Trump mob stormed the US CapitolTwitter has said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content as the social media site contined to crack down on content after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol.“Given the violent events in Washington, DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedi...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Washington, US, US news, Blogging, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, QAnon, CapitolTwitter


Twitter, PayPal, and Venmo ban Ali Alexander, who organized DC's 'Stop the Steal' rally where Trump incited the Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Ali Alexander, an organizer of the "Stop the Steal" rally that led to a riot in the Capitol building th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Paypal, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Venmo


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan and Citibank said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats completely. Last We...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra



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