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Google CEO says companies that fail to go carbon-free will lose the talent war

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Google wants to be the first Big Tech giant to run entirely on clean energy sources 24 hours a day. But going carbon-free isn't just about climate change, CEO Sundar Pichai told Bloomberg - it benefits recruiting too. He said Gen Z won't want "to work for a company which they feel is polluting." Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the tech giant's ambitious goal to eliminate carbon and shift to 100% renewable energy sources is about m...
Tags: Tech Insider, Careers, News, Science, Google, Sundar Pichai, Big Tech, Climate Change, Sustainability, Renewables

Facebook needs a facelift

Steven Hill thinks "digital operating permits" could be the key to reining in tech giants and protecting their users. The post Facebook needs a facelift appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Opinion, Sharing, Personal Data, US Senate, Autoplay, Online Advertising, Openaccess, Steven Hill, Sci-tech, Cambridge Analytica, Big Tech

Former Apple employee alleges a Tim Cook email saying leakers 'do not belong' at the company violates worker-protection laws

An Apple Store in Manhattan. Mike Segar/Reuters Former Apple employee Ashley Gjovik filed new complaints against the tech giant Tuesday. She alleges that Apple's anti-leak stance and strict employee handbook violates US labor laws. Last month, Tim Cook reportedly wrote "people who leak confidential information do not belong here," in an email to staff. Last month, Ashley Gjovik was fired from her senior program manager position at Apple. Now, she's just completed midterms during ...
Tags: Apple, Cook, News, Law, US, Trends, Tim Cook, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Whistleblower, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Hannah Towey, Ashley Gjovik, Gjovik, Apple Now

10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's Oversight Board will meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen. Haugen tweeted that Facebook has lied to the board "repeatedly," adding that she'd be joining the board for a meeti...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Musk, Dave Chappelle, Bezos, Andy Jassy, Barclay, Newsletters

Facebook exec Nick Clegg called Big Tobacco comparisons 'extremely misleading' but said the company needs to be 'held to account' after whistleblower testimony

Facebook executive Nick Clegg defended Facebook amid mounting scrutiny during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week.". ABC News/This Week Facebook executive Nick Clegg on Sunday defended the company against comparisons to Big Tobacco. The social-media giant has been under intense scrutiny after a former employee publicly criticized the company. While he defended the company, Clegg admitted Facebook needed to be "held to account." Nick Clegg, who works as the vice president for global...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Nick Clegg, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Richard Blumenthal, Yahoo News, Clegg, Big Tobacco, Big Tech, Tech Insider

Retail traders are mirroring investments by Nancy Pelosi's husband, whose stock picks have been strong performers over the last 2 years

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Day traders are keeping an eye on what Paul Pelosi, spouse of the Speaker of the House, is trading. Social investing app Iris allows retail traders to track what celebrities, like Pelosi, are doing. His investments, like Crowdstrike, Tesla, and Alphabet, have all been successful, Iris' cofounder said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retail traders are watching what Nancy ...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, House, Nvidia, Nancy Pelosi, Robinhood, Iris, Crowdstrike, Alphabet, PAUL, Pelosi, Yahoo Finance

The Facebook whistleblower told Congress it should amend Section 230, the internet law hated by both Biden and Trump. Here's how the law works.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Section 230 is a part of a US law that allows tech companies to moderate content on their services. It also means they are not liable for illegal things that people say on the platforms. The rules came up often at a Congressional Facebook hearing this week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Facebook employee turned whistleblower Fran...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Congress, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Whistleblower

Facebook's week of scandals has made it easier than ever to argue for its downfall - here's why the whistleblower still thinks it shouldn't be broken up

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to senate committee Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Facebook's chaotic outage Monday revealed its outsized grip on users around the world. The next day, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to US lawmakers after leaking internal documents. Here's why the whistleblower doesn't Facebook should be broken up. See more stories on Insider's business page. The past two days have provided nothing but ammo for Facebook critics. On M...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Antitrust, Whistleblower, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Instagram Facebook, Facebook WhatsApp, Big Tech, Tech Insider

Facebook whistleblower lists 4 actions she would take if she was in Mark Zuckerberg's place

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before Congress. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress Tuesday. Sen. Brian Schatz asked Haugen what actions she would take if she was CEO of Facebook. Haugen responded with 4 directives, including the creation of a federal oversight board to hold Facebook accountable. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to Cong...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Hawaii, Testimony, Whistleblower, Zuckerberg, Mark, Schatz, Sen Brian Schatz, Brian Schatz, Congress Read

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Congress has 'done nothing' to oversee Facebook because tech companies are 'throwing money around this town'

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is welcomed by US Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is testifying before a Senate subcommittee today. Klobuchar said tech lobbyists "throwing a bunch of money around this town" were preventing action. The hearing is focusing on Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Minnesota, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Connecticut, Amy Klobuchar, Capitol Hill, Lobbying, Lobbyists, Richard Blumenthal, Facebook Instagram, Klobuchar, Big Tech

Instagram boss says it feels like a 'snow day' as the Facebook outage reportedly brings work to a grinding halt

Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Every Facebook-owned app appears to be down in a widespread outage, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook employees and social media managers have taken to Twitter to declare Monday a "snow day." Instagram's boss replied "it does feel like a snow day" to a tweet that said, "Instagram should stay offline forever." See more stories on Insider's business page. Insta...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, The New York Times, Outage, WhatsApp Facebook, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Ryan Mac, Rafael Henrique, Hannah Towey

Chinese AI Gets Ethical Guidelines For the First Time, Aligning With Beijing's Goal of Reining in Big Tech

China has revealed its first set of ethical guidelines governing artificial intelligence, placing emphasis on protecting user rights and preventing risks in ways that align with Beijing's goals of reining in Big Tech's influence and becoming the global AI leader by 2030. From a report: Humans should have full decision-making power, the guidelines state, and have the right to choose whether to accept AI services, exit an interaction with an AI system or discontinue its operation at any time. The ...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Big Tech, Ministry of Science and Technology MoST, Rebecca Arcesati, Mercator Institute for China Studies Merics We

This 13-minute video of a Facebook whistleblower is one of the most clearly articulated arguments against Facebook you'll see

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on 60 Minutes SCOTT PELLEY/MARIA GAVRILOVIC/ALEX ORTIZ Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed her identity on "60 Minutes" this Sunday. Haugen secretly copied thousands of pages of internal documents she says show Facebook prioritizing "profit over safety." Watch this 13-minute interview clip to hear one of the most clearly articulated arguments against Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Facebook whistleblower who ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, News, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Harvard, SEC, Whistleblower, Scott Pelley, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Haugen

Facebook Whistleblower Speaks, Shares Documents on Deliberate Lies and Disregard of Misinformation, Contacts US Regulators

An Iowa data scientist with a computer engineering degree and a Harvard MBA has come forward as the whistleblower leaking damaging information to the Wall Street Journal — and that's just the beginning. They've now also filed at least eight complaints with America's Securities and Exchange Commission, "which has broad oversight over financial markets and has the power to bring charges against companies suspected of misleading investors," reports the Washington Post. To buttress the complaints, t...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Washington, Cbs News, US, Tech, Iowa, Wall Street Journal, Congressional, Harvard MBA, Big Tech, Haugen, America s Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook Whistleblower, Frances -RSB- Haugen, U S Senate Commerce

10 things before the opening bell

An Apple Store in Manhattan. Mike Segar/Reuters Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's jump in.1. Stock futures are pointing to some recovery after yesterday's sell-off. But with energy prices soaring, the impasse in DC over the debt ceiling and the Evergrande crisis simmering, nerves are frayed. Here's what's happening acros...
Tags: Apple, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Treasury, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Jamie Dimon, Coinbase, Jmp, Jpmorgan, Carson Block, Waltons, Big Tech, Microsoft Facebook Amazon

10 things in tech you need to know today

Amazon Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Amazon just unveiled its home robot. Named Astro, the robot has a periscope camera, microphone, and touchscreen, and can navigate your house to investigate security issues. Take a look at the robot that will keep a watchful eye on your home - and you.2. This writer got to...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Colorado, Drew Houston, China, Satya Nadella, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Dropbox

Mastercard enters BNPL fray - Banks bulk up - CalPERS ramps up PE bets

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Mastercard is rolling out tech to help customers offer their own BNPL services.Banks are bulking up - there's been $54 billion in merger activity this year. California's largest pension system is looking to make more private equity bets.Let's get started. Mastercard to launch BNPL tech Getty/Hann...
Tags: Apple, California, Trends, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Goldman Sachs, Robinhood, Tiger Global Management, Mastercard, Don, U S House, Calpers, Angela Weiss Getty, Big Tech

Nasdaq falls 2% as surging Treasury yields and inflation concerns drag Big Tech stocks lower

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. Bryan R Smith/Reuters The Nasdaq 100 dropped over 2% on Tuesday amid an ongoing surge in Treasury yields.The 10-Year US Treasury yield hit a high of 1.56% on Tuesday, representing its highest level since June.Mega-cap tech stocks like Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet fell more than 2%. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Interest rates are surging am...
Tags: Apple, New York, Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Interest Rates, Trends, Markets, Stockton, Treasury, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Stock Market, Movers, Nyse

The US and 23 other countries enacted laws to try and control content on the internet, study finds

Twitter Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images 24 different countries created new laws or rules determining how online platforms can treat content, a study by Freedom House found. Internet freedom has declined for the past 11 years globally, according to the report. The trend can be attributed to problems like extremism, fraud, and criminal activity in the internet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Authorities in at least 24 different countries, including the US, c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Texas, Law, Internet, Youtube, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Data, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Lawsuits

Texas sued by group of Big Tech giants over censorship bill they say would protect 'pro-Nazi speech' and 'terrorist propaganda'

Left to right: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Andrew Harnik/Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance/Pool via REUTERS Groups representing Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter are suing Texas over a "social media censorship" law. Proponents say the law prevents users from being booted of platforms for their political views. Multiple courts have ruled against similar laws, citing private companies' rights to editorial discretion. See more stor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Youtube, Censorship, US, Trends, Tech, United States, Taliban, Nazi

Apple, Google Raise New Concerns by Yanking Russian App

Apple’s and Google’s cooperation with the Russian government’s efforts to suppress an app opposed to the ruling regime is escalating concerns about whether Big Tech’s pursuit of ever-higher profits has trampled their commitment to protecting civil rights.
Tags: Apple, Google, Apple Google, Big Tech

Daily Crunch: European regulators share more privacy concerns over Facebook “smart” glasses

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 20, 2021. It is Disrupt week, everyone, and TechCrunch is buzzing. Kicking off tomorrow morning, Disrupt is set to be a pretty butt-kicking affair. Check the agenda here, speakers here, Battlefield companies here, and if you want to see your humble servant doing his first run (last run?) at hosting, well, stick to the...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Europe, Australia, India, Flippa, Tech, Earth, Netflix, SEC, Pacific, Coinbase, Salesforce Ventures, Lightricks, Facetune

FTC Releases Findings on How Big Tech Eats Little Tech

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan signaled changes are on the way in how the agency scrutinizes acquisitions after revealing the results of a study of a decade's worth of Big Tech company deals that weren't reported to the agency. From a report: Tech's business ecosystem is built on giant companies buying up small startups, but the message from the antitrust agency this week could chill mergers and acquisitions in the sector. The FTC reviewed 616 transactions valued at $1 million or more ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Khan, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Amazon Apple Facebook Google, Big Tech, Lina Khan

Speaking About Big Tech Alternatives With Greg Tanacea of 2A Gun Show

Speaking About Big Tech Alternatives With Greg Tanacea of 2A Gun Show U.S.A. –-( Big Tech doesn’t like the online firearms marketplace. Pressure from billionaires and their gun lobby has forced banks to stop doing business with gun sellers. The government has launched attacks against legitimate businesses with things like Operation Chokepoint. It is hard for a company to sell guns online. Payment processors like Stripe do not let companies use their platforms to collect payments...
Tags: Guns, Paypal, Crypto, John, US Navy, Shopify, Nra, Greg, Justin, Northern Virginia, Dubuque Iowa, Information Systems, USCCA, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Big Tech

United States: Nota Bene Episode 143: Revisiting The U.S. Congress Big Tech Antitrust Debate With Bill Margeson (Podcast) - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

As movement continues in the realm of U.S. antitrust legislation, many wonder when new legislation will be officially passed and how it will impact America and the Big Tech industry players.
Tags: News, America, United States, Hampton, Big Tech, Mullin Richter

Facebook made money from dangerous 'abortion reversal' ads that targeted teens and were seen 18.4 million times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook teen-targeted ads for dangerous "abortion reversal" pills were seen 18.4 million times. The Center for Countering Digital Hate says Google and Facebook profited from the ads. "Abortion reversals" are not supported by science and are deemed unsafe by medical professionals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Big Tech companies Facebook and Google profited from "abortion reversal" advertisements seen by millions, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Advertising, US, Trends, Healthcare, Abortion, Ohio, Advertisement, Big Tech, Tech Insider, The American College of Obstetricians, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Hannah Towey, Center for Countering Digital Hate So, Heartbeat International A Google

Big Tech and privacy: Apple flirts with the "dark side"

Compared to other Big Tech companies, Apple has been the poster child of privacy protection.Unfortunately, a recent announcement has breached that trust.How much power do we want Big Tech to have? And what sort of society do we want?Apple has built a reputation as the "least evil" Big Tech giant when it comes to privacy. All these companies — Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon — collect our data and essentially spy on us in a multitude of ways. Apple, however, has cultivated a reputation...
Tags: Apple, Privacy, Innovation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, CSAM, Big Tech, Karmon, Google Facebook Apple Microsoft Amazon

Ireland probes TikTok’s handling of kids’ data and transfers to China

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has yet another ‘Big Tech’ GDPR probe to add to its pile: The regulator said yesterday it has opened two investigations into video sharing platform TikTok. The first covers how TikTok handles children’s data, and whether it complies with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. The DPC also said it will examine TikTok’s transfers of personal data to China, where its parent entity is based — looking to see if the company meets requirements set out in...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, UK, China, US, Tech, Eu, Ireland, Italy, Communist Party, DPA, DPC, CJEU, Big Tech, European Data Protection Board

Daily Crunch: Here’s what happened at Apple’s virtual 2021 fall event

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 14, 2021. It was an Apple day on the internets, so we’ve all spent the afternoon trying to figure out if we need a new smartphone. Answer? Probably not, but that won’t stop a good portion of the TechCrunch crew from deploying fresh Yahoo lucre into Cupertino’s market cap. We love this stuff. On the TechCrunch front, D...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Europe, Microsoft, Montana, China, Boston, Tech, Atlanta, Chicago, United States, Jordan, Biden, Cupertino, Jakarta

Biden’s new FTC nominee is a digital privacy advocate critical of Big Tech

President Biden made his latest nomination to the Federal Trade Commission this week, tapping digital privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to join the agency as it takes a hard look at the tech industry. Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown’s law school and previously served as chief counsel for former Senator Al Franken and the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. Bedoya has worked on legislation addressing some of the most pr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Privacy, Congress, Government, America, Tech, Surveillance, United States, Maine, New York Times, Portland, Silicon Valley, Jfk, Khan