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Sports gamblers bet more than $1 billion in New Jersey over a single month, breaking national records

A bettor hands cash to a teller to place a bet on the first day of legal sports betting in New Jersey in 2018. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images New Jersey took over $1 billion in sports bets this September, setting a new national record. Atlantic City's casinos and racing tracks collectively netted $82.4 million in revenue. Over 90% of the bets were placed online, flexing the value of legal online gambling sites. Sports gamblers in New Jersey placed over $1 billion in bets last...
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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: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Careers, Trends, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Renewables, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Tesla expands insurance beyond California for the first time, using only drivers' safety scores to price premiums

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he hopes to offer the new insurance product in "most of the country" next year. Tesla/Hannibal Hanschke Pool/Getty Tesla has expanded its car insurance beyond California for the first time, now offered in Texas. But its pricing model looks much different than before, with premiums based solely on "safety scores." The AI "grading" system calculates how well you drive based on five factors, like hard braking. Tesla now offers car insurance in Texas, but its pricing...
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This retired FBI agent became a school bus driver after watching the labor shortage crush his community

Portland Press Herald / Contributor / Getty Images The bus driver shortage has interrupted schools across the nation, prompting wage hikes. After watching the shortage impact his own community, a former FBI agent decided to apply for the job. He said bus drivers are "transporting the future of America," and deserve more credit for their work. Michael Mason was number four on the FBI's food chain, overseeing the agency's criminal branch as the executive assistant director. To th...
Tags: America, Trends, Fbi, Chesterfield, Portland Press Herald, Mason, Richmond Times Dispatch, Michael Mason, Chesterfield Virginia, Hannah Towey, America Mason


Facebook is fighting to keep records of its own investigation into the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar out of court

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook is appealing a request for internal records linked to a Myanmar genocide case, filings show. It's the latest development in a legal battle regarding Facebook's role in genocidal violence. The company said sharing users' private content would create "grave human rights concerns of its own." Facebook on Wednesday challenged part of a judge's order that would require the tech giant to release internal documents and private user content co...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Southeast Asia, US, International, Trends, Muslim, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, Gambia, Whistleblower, Zhang, SCA, Faruqi


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


Muslim women were held in a cell for months by Chinese police for cyber 'pre-crimes' such as accessing WhatsApp and a school Gmail account, book says

People are detained by the police after a rally in Hong Kong on December 22, 2019 to show support for the Uighur minority in China. Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images Muslim women were sent to Chinese re-education camps for cyber "pre-crimes," a book out Tuesday reveals. One student said she was detained for using a VPN to open her school Gmail account and submit homework. She shared a cell with a woman arrested for using WhatsApp to contact coworkers, the book says. Women b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, News, Privacy, Law, China, US, International, Trends, Tech, Data, Cybersecurity, Muslim, Kazakhstan


As student violence surges, educators say mental health issues are 'absolutely through the roof' and draining teachers

First day of school for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, scene of 2018 mass shooting that killed 17 Joe Raedle/Getty Images Schools around the country are reporting an increase in student violence, some targeting teachers. Educators told Insider it's likely linked to mental health issues that worsened over the pandemic. One counselor said students are showing symptoms of PTSD with depression rates "through the roof." At a Florida middle school, 87 students have gotten...
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Elon Musk says 'do not worry too much' about methane, the gas used in SpaceX rocket fuel that accounts for 20% of global greenhouse emissions

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk once again voiced his support for a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting. He said the policy "is really needed," and would benefit Tesla, but hurt ultimately SpaceX. Musk said "do not worry too much about methane," the gas responsible for 20% of greenhouse emissions. Elon Musk endorsed a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a position he's held since 2015, even though impl...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Climate Change, Trends, Global Warming, Tesla, Pollution, Epa, Mars, Biden, Methane, Musk


This is the $40 speaker-silencing gadget people are using to shut down China's crowds of dancing grandmas

A speaker-silencing device (right) is being used to stop the music of China's square dancing grandmas (left). Dongxu Fang / Costfoto / Barcroft Media via Getty Images (left) / Taobao.com (right) 100 million older women in China use square dancing as a way to socialize and exercise. People have long complained about the dancing grandmas' loud music, leading to noise pollution fines. Now, a speaker-silencing device that looks like a flashlight is being used to disrupt the gathering...
Tags: News, China, International, Trends, Tech, E-commerce, Getty Images, Dance, Shanghai, Alibaba, Taobao, Scmp, South China Morning Post, Tech Insider, Hannah Towey, Dongxu Fang Costfoto Barcroft Media


Fashion giant Asos now offers paid leave and work-from-home options to staff experiencing menopause and pregnancy loss

Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Asos will now offer staff paid leave and flexible work for several "health-related life events." This includes menopause, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, and escaping domestic violence. The fashion giant said the new policies aim to break down "the taboos around these issues." See more stories on Insider's business page. Popular clothing retailer Asos announced a sweeping support package on Thursday, offering staff paid ti...
Tags: UK, Trends, Asos, Staff, Nick Beighton, Dinendra Haria SOPA Images LightRocket, Getty Images ASOS, Topshop Topman Miss Selfridge, Hannah Towey


The Justice Department accidentally unsealed a rare 'keyword warrant' ordering Google to hand over data on anyone who searched a victim's name, report says

"These blanket warrants circumvent constitutional checks on police surveillance," the ACLU wrote in a letter to Google last year. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo The US government accidentally unsealed court records that disclosed a rare "keyword warrant," Forbes reported. Google was reportedly ordered to identify anyone who searched the name, phone number, or address of a sexual-assault victim. The Big Tech giant then secretly handed over user names and IP addresses to police, Forbes says. See m...
Tags: Google, New York, US, Trends, United States, Aclu, Wisconsin, Justice Department, Cnet, Forbes, Kelly, Mark Lennihan, Forbes Google, Isobel Hamilton, Hannah Towey


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


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


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 ...
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My mom bought a 1976 Volkswagen bus for $2500 on eBay over a decade ago - here's how the van's cult following has led it to skyrocket in value

Volkswagen ID. Buzz concept. Volkswagen My mom bought a 1976 VW bus off of eBay for $2500 a decade ago Now, similar cars sell for 10X that. The van's "cult following" has led some to buy vintage buses for as much as $150,000. VW says #vanlife and a desire for "gentler times" reinvigorated the bus as a counterculture symbol. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over a decade ago, my mom bid $2,500 on a beige 1976 Volkswagen transporter bus listed on eBay.It was her first tim...
Tags: California, Ebay, US, Trends, Vw, Connecticut, Ohio, Venice, Volkswagen, Woodstock, Jenny, Gillies, Volkswagens, Mark Gillies, Hannah Towey, Jenny the Jam Van


After a year without concerts, I went to one of New York's biggest music festivals. I learned what I missed - and didn't miss - about big events.

Governors Ball Music Festival, New York City 2021 Hannah Towey After over a year without concerts, I went to Governors Ball NYC with 50,000 other attendees. This summer's festival season marked the return of live music for most fans, leading to high expectations. Between Bleachers and King Princess, I learned what I missed - and didn't miss - about big events. See more stories on Insider's business page. Like many people, the closest thing I've had to live music this past ...
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'Squid Game' is driving so much internet traffic in South Korea that a broadband provider is suing Netflix over usage costs

Youngkyu Park Netflix said that its new Korean-language series "Squid Game" could be its biggest show ever. Its popularity is causing explosive internet traffic in South Korea, one internet provider alleges. SK Broadband has sued Netflix over usage fees in response to the show's popularity, Reuters reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. SK Broadband, an internet service provider in South Korea, has sued Netflix, Reuters reported Friday.The company alleges that Net...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Lawsuit, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Netflix, Korea, Ted Sarandos, Reuters, Dong, Yonhap News Agency, Amazon Apple, Internet Service Provider, Sarandos, SK Broadband


The president of a non-profit has been accused of stealing state funds from homeless shelters to grow his $22 million real-estate empire

Pine Street Inn, New England's largest homeless shelter in Boston, MA on November 24, 2011. Rick Friedman/_DSC5745.jpg/Corbis via Getty Images A homeless shelter president is accused of stealing $1.5 million in state funds, The Boston Globe first reported. Prosecutors claim Manuel Duran rented out his own properties as shelters and overcharged rent. Duran used the stolen shelter funds to expand his $22 million real-estate empire, the lawsuit says. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Over 40% of interns are still unpaid because of this legal loophole

On Tuesday, nearly 40 lawmakers called on the Department of Labor to track unpaid internships and help crack down on internship violations. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images Over 40% of interns are unpaid in the US, according to the 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey Report. Insider reviewed jobs posted on recruiting app Handshake, and found 523 unpaid internships. Courts use a "primary beneficiary test" to determine if interns must be paid. Here's what it means. See more stories on...
Tags: Politics, Legal, Law, Congress, US, Careers, Trends, Minimum Wage, Chicago, United Nations, Capitol Hill, US Department of State, Department of Labor, US Department of Labor, Fox Searchlight Pictures, FLSA


It's National Coffee Day, and that means you can get free coffee at Starbucks, Dunkin', 7-Eleven, and Panera

Starbucks Wednesday is National Coffee Day, and that means free coffee at many chains across the US. Panera is offering parents and caregivers unlimited free coffee all day to celebrate. Here are the 10 best National Coffee Day deals at Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starbucks: bring your own cup This year's national coffee day coincides with Starbucks' 50th anniversary. Bring a reusable cup (up to 20 ounces) to partici...
Tags: Deals, Coffee, News, Free, Washington, US, Trends, Retail, Keurig, Starbucks, McDonald, Peet, Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread, Starbucks Dunkin Donuts


It's National Coffee Day, and that means you can free coffee at Starbucks, Dunkin', 7-Eleven, and Panera

Starbucks Wednesday is National Coffee Day, and that means free coffee at many chains across the US. Panera is offering parents and caregivers unlimited free coffee all day to celebrate. Here are the 10 best National Coffee Day deals at Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starbucks: bring your own cup This year's national coffee day coincides with Starbucks' 50th anniversary. Bring a reusable cup (up to 20 ounces) to partici...
Tags: Deals, Coffee, News, Free, Washington, US, Trends, Retail, Keurig, Starbucks, McDonald, Peet, Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Panera Bread


Amazon is poaching school bus drivers for delivery jobs amid a shortage

Schools are competing with Amazon amid the bus driver shortage. Tom Williams/Getty Images The national bus-driver shortage continues to disrupt learning despite extra financial incentives. New Jersey, Florida, and Pennsylvania schools said they are competing with Amazon for drivers. Amazon is hiring 4,800 workers in Philadelphia - school leaders worry it could worsen hiring challenges. See more stories on Insider's business page. School districts in New Jersey, Florida, and Pennsylvani...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, News, Education, Trends, E-commerce, Pennsylvania, Williams, Connecticut, New Jersey, Retail, Philadelphia, Shortage, Delivery, DSP, Facebook Live


Tesla's new software update can grade your driving skills - see the formula used to calculate the daily safety scores

Tesla Model S interior. Tesla Elon Musk announced a highly anticipated software update on Saturday, despite criticism from regulators. The update allows drivers with favorable daily safety scores to request its Full Self-Driving beta. See the five safety factors and the final formula used by Tesla to calculate each score. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk announced a highly anticipated software update for Tesla vehicles on Saturday that allows drivers to view dail...
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Meet the female truckers making six-figures driving 80,000 pound vehicles across the country. The industry wants to recruit more of them.

Ingrid Brown and her truck, named "Miss Faith." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration When Ingrid Brown started driving trucks 41 years ago, she only knew 5 other female truckers. Now, companies are recruiting thousands of women drivers with bonuses and scholarships amid the labor shortage. Carla Holmes quit her management job to drive long-haul with her husband - married 'teams' can make over $200,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Ingrid R. Brown Pe...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Shipping, Arizona, Bia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Driver, Trucking, Oklahoma City, Waffle House


Former Apple engineer says the button on iPhones asking apps not to track you is a 'dud' that gives users a 'false sense of privacy'

Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images In April, Apple rolled out a privacy feature that allows users to ask apps not to track their data. A new study found popular iPhone apps are still collecting user data - even if they're asked not to. Apple claims "what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone." A former employee says argues that's not the case. See more stories on Insider's business page. Johnny Lin, a former Apple engineer and co-founder of the software ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Privacy, Washington Post, Trends, Tim Cook, Las Vegas, App Store, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Data Tracking, Tech Insider, Subway Surfers, Johnny Lin, Craig F Walker


Facebook overpaid the FTC by nearly $5 billion to 'protect Zuckerberg' and 'make his problems go away' after Cambridge Analytica scandal, shareholders claim

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP Shareholders say Facebook overpaid the FTC to protect Mark Zuckerberg, per lawsuits made public Tuesday. They alleged the $5 billion payment was made to prevent the FTC from suing Zuckerberg individually. Facebook has paid "billions of dollars ... to make his problems go away," shareholders claimed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook overpaid the Federal Trade Commission by nearly $5 bi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Lawsuit, News, Privacy, Law, Congress, Washington, Trends, Data Breach, Rhode Island, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Alexandra Ma, Andrew Harnik


The bus-driver shortage led a group of 11th graders to ride a party bus with a stripper pole

A Boston high school hired a last-minute party bus to avoid canceling a scavenger hunt field trip due to the school bus driver shortage. Deluxe Limousine Boston Party Bus Rental Schools are desperately finding new ways to transport students as the bus-driver shortage continues. One high school in Boston was forced to hire a party bus with a stripper pole to avoid canceling a field trip. Deluxe Limousine told Insider this was the first time the party bus company has been hired by a school....
Tags: New York, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, Trends, Charlie Baker, National Guard, Kathy Hochul, Chesterfield County, WTVR, Mayers, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Hannah Towey, Jim Mayers, Deluxe Limousine Boston Party Bus Rental Schools, Brooke Charter Schools


Two New Zealand 'gang associates' were arrested after trying to smuggle a car full of KFC chicken, french fries, and 10 tubs of coleslaw during lockdown

FILE PHOTO: A Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) bucket of mixed fried and grilled chicken is seen in this picture illustration Thomson Reuters New Zealand police arrested two men smuggling KFC chicken and $100,000 in cash into Auckland. This is the second arrest involving illegal fast-food hauls amid the city's strict COVID-19 lockdown. As businesses reopened at midnight, the line at one Auckland McDonald's overflowed around the corner. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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