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US judge orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content for genocide case

A US judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts linked to government-backed violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar that it had shut down, the Wall Street Journal reported.In his ruling on Wednesday, Washington DC district court Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui criticized the social media giant for refusing to provide the records to countries pursuing a case against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice, the Journal said.Facebook had resisted releasing the information on the ...
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Biden wanted his first call to a foreign leader to be to Angela Merkel, but she blew him off to spend time at her country house: report

Getty Angela Merkel blew off Biden when he tried to call her first after taking office, per the Wall Street Journal. Merkel brushed off the "symbolism" of Biden wanting to reach out to before other world leaders as "irrelevant." The snub from Merkel, who is stepping down as chancellor, shows disillusionment with the Trans-Atlantic alliance. See more stories on Insider's business page. German chancellor Angela Merkel blew off President Joe Biden when he tried to call her shortly afte...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United Kingdom


Amazon's planned department stores could have robots, QR codes, and touchscreens in futuristic dressing rooms, a report says

Amazon already runs physical stores, including its 4-star stores, and plans to open department-store-style shops in 2022, The Wall Street Journal reported. Associated Press Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Amazon's planned department stores could have robots and QR codes. Dressing rooms could have touchscreens for customers requesting more clothes, the sources said. Amazon will sell both own-label clothes and external brands in the stores, The Journal reported. See more storie...
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Insider Advertising: Advertisers demand agencies prove their eco credentials

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.As we gear up for the big holiday quarter, Facebook advertisers are already experiencing their nightmare before Christmas as Apple's recent privacy changes take effect. In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said some advertisers' post-iOS 14 diff...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Washington Post, New York City, Advertising, US, Trends, Supply Chain, General Motors, CMO, Sustainability, Nick Clegg


Advertisers demand agencies prove their eco credentials

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.As we gear up for the big holiday quarter, Facebook advertisers are already experiencing their nightmare before Christmas as Apple's recent privacy changes take effect. In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said some advertisers' post-iOS 14 diff...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Washington Post, New York City, Advertising, US, Trends, Supply Chain, General Motors, CMO, Sustainability, Nick Clegg


Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report about Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
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Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report on Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, The Times, Osborne, Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Joe Osborne, Tech Insider


Google is doubling down on returning to the office with a $2.1 billion deal for a building in NYC

A rendering of Google's new office building in New York City. Oxford Properties Google will buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. The space, which Google already leases, is part of its Google Hudson Square campus. Google has said it expects employees to return to the office beginning in January 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is doubling down on returning to the office. The tech giant plans to buy a New Yor...
Tags: Google, New York, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Remote Work, Chelsea, Working From Home, Manhattan, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai, Journal, Pichai, Hudson River, Washington Street


Schools often use AI to find students in crisis - one software-monitoring company reported 5,000 self-harm situations in a single week

Thousands of schools use AI to monitor students' communications and web searches. gremlin/Getty Images Schools often use AI to detect students at risk of self-harm, violence against others, and bullying. Some worry these programs violate students' privacy and freedom to use the internet, WSJ reports. One AI company said it detected 5,000 self-harm or suicide situations among students in a single week. See more stories on Insider's business page. As students head back to school...
Tags: Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Lightspeed, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Democracy and Technology, Brennan Center for Justice, Brennan Center, CDT, Heather Schlitz, Journal Bark, San Marcos Unified School District, Google Doc Campbell, Chad Marlow


Apple is researching whether its iPhone could help detect depression, a report says

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Apple is researching whether data from its iPhone could help detect depression, the WSJ reported. Scientists are studying sleep and typing data to try to detect patterns linked to health conditions, per the report. The project is early stage and may not lead to new features, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple wants to know whether its devices could help detect depression early, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.It...
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Apple Researching Ways to Use iPhone Camera to Detect Childhood Autism

Apple is reportedly researching ways to use the cameras inside of the iPhone to detect childhood autism, aiming to use data from the camera to observe a child's behavior that could be used for early diagnosis, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. According to the report, which echoes previously announced research efforts, Apple wants to be able to use the camera inside of the ‌iPhone‌ to track a child's face and observe different facial behaviors, such as how often they loo...
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2 empty tequila bottles were found on under-construction Air Force One planes, prompting a probe by Boeing, report says

Air Force One lands at Cointrin airport as US President Joe Biden arrives in Geneva on June 15, 2021. DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Boeing is making two new jets ti serve as Air Force One. Two small tequila bottles were found onboard one of the planes this month, the WSJ reported. The project has been beset with delays and is expected to run to 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing is investigating the discovery of empty liquor bottles found inside a pla...
Tags: US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Geneva, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing, Journal, WSJ, Air Force One, Denis Balibouse, Duke Richardson, Bill Bostock, Military & Defense, Cointrin


Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that accuse the company of being 'riddled with flaws'

Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports finding Facebook to be "riddled with flaws." The series found the company turns a blind eye to its impact on everything from young girls using Instagram to human trafficking. Facebook just issued a statement calling the series full of "deliberate mischaracterizations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper's multi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Nick Clegg, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Misinformation, Afp, Clegg, Tech Insider


Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that found the company to be 'riddled with flaws'

Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports finding Facebook to be "riddled with flaws." The series found the company turns a blind eye to its impact on everything from young girls using Instagram to human trafficking. Facebook just issued a statement calling the series full of "deliberate mischaracterizations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper's multi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Nick Clegg, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Misinformation, Afp, Clegg, Tech Insider


Trump is actively working to oust McConnell as Senate Republican leader: report

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Former President Trump has spoken with GOP senators about ousting McConnell as leader, per the WSJ. According to the report, there appears to be little appetite for such a drastic move. McConnell enjoys the strong support of GOP caucus members, even with Trump's entreaties. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has spoken recently with Republican senators and p...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Louisiana, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Journal, Trump, John Kennedy, McConnell, Senate Republican


Tesla's use of the term Full Self-Driving is 'irresponsible,' NTSB chief told the Wall Street Journal

Reuters The new head of the NTSB called Tesla's use of the term Full Self-Driving "misleading and irresponsible," the Wall Street Journal reported. Elon Musk has admitted FSD is "not great" and has room to improve. The moniker has been criticized by regulators who say it can make drivers think the cars are fully autonomous when that is not the case. See more stories on Insider's business page. A top US safety regulator says Tesla needs to address some major safety concerns, and s...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Technology, US, Trends, Tesla, Car, Autonomous, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Musk, Autopilot, Southern California, Autonomous Car, Nhtsa, Reuters


Bad for your Health? Salesforce CEO Argues Facebook 'is the New Cigarettes'

Social media may be bad for our health, argues long-time technology reporter/commentator Kara Swisher in the New York Times: In March of 2018, I interviewed Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, at the top of the company's San Francisco tower. He offered up an astonishing metaphor when I asked him for his take on the impact of social media companies. "Facebook is the new cigarettes," Benioff said. "It's addictive. It's not good for you." As it did with cigarette companies, "the gover...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Marc Benioff, Kara Swisher, Benioff, Oversight Board, Facebook Files, Salesforce CEO Argues Facebook


Report: Boeing Official Expected to Face Criminal Charges Over Fatal Boeing 737 Max Issues

"Federal prosecutors plan to criminally charge a former Boeing Co. pilot they suspect of misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 Max," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter." Mark Forkner, who was Boeing's 737 Max chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, is likely to face prosecution in the coming weeks, these people said... Boeing BA, admitted in a criminal settlement reached with prosecutors ...
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WSJ: Facebook's 2018 Algorithm Change 'Rewarded Outrage'. Zuck Resisted Fixes

This week the Wall Street Journal reported that a 2018 algorithm change at Facebook "rewarded outrage," according to Facebook's own internal memos. But the Journal says the memos showed "that CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted proposed fixes," and that the memos "offer an unparalleled look at how much Facebook knows about the flaws in its platform and how it often lacks the will or the ability to address them." In the fall of 2018, Jonah Peretti, chief executive of online publisher BuzzFeed, emailed ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Buzzfeed, Tech, Jonah Peretti, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Facebook Read, Peretti


20 Self-Reflection Journal Prompts

Continuing on with our focus on Social and Emotional Learning (check out our other posts about SEL here), this post is filled to the brim with self-reflection journal prompts. Teachers can use these prompts for start-of-class brainstorming, end-of-class exit slips, journaling exercises, or classroom discussion prompts. You can also have students answer the questions as […]
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Facebook's AI moderation reportedly can't interpret many languages, leaving users in some countries more susceptible to harmful posts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2018. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Facebook's automated content moderators can't speak many languages used on the site. Human moderators also can't speak languages used in some foreign markets Facebook has moved into. The blind spots sometimes let bad actors post harmful, violent content and conduct illegal business. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's artificial intelligence-powered content moderators can't read s...
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Facebook spent the equivalent of 319 years labeling or removing false and misleading content posted in the US in 2020

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook spent 2.8 million hours, or approximately 319 years, looking for false or misleading information on its platforms in the US in 2020. Some content that was missed included gang violence, human trafficking, and drug cartels, according to the Wall Street Journal. Some groups that promote hate or violence use fake Facebook and Instagram accounts and Messenger to recruit users. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebo...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Sex Trafficking, US, Trends, Gang, Violence, Wall Street Journal, Fake, Journal, Misinformation, Online Abuse, Misleading, Tech Insider, Fake Accounts


A crypto hedge fund manager was sentenced to over 7 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme

Bitcoin Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images Stefan Qin was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, the US attorney's office for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. Qin pleaded guilty in February after prosecutors said he ran a three-year Ponzi scheme through his crypto hedge fund. The US Attorney's office said over 100 investors in Qin's fund were scammed. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A former cryptocurrency hedge fund ...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, Markets, Crypto, Ponzi Scheme, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cryptocurrency, Southern District of New York, Qin, Valerie Caproni, Dan Kitwood Getty, Audrey Strauss, Emily Graffeo, MI Exclusive


Top Islamic State commander who led deadly attack on US soldiers killed by French troops

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi in an undated Rewards For Justice wanted poster Associated Press The head of the Islamic State's deadly group in the Sahara was killed by French troops. Multiple reports said Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui led the killings of four US servicemen in 2017. al-Sahrawi formed the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara in 2015. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the Islamic State's group in the Sahara was killed by French troops, according ...
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Congress Will Investigate Claims That Instagram Harms Teens

Two top lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee's panel over consumer protection said they were launching a probe into Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the company was aware of the harm Instagram can cause to teenage girls. The Verge reports: Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced their investigation into Facebook in a statement released Tuesday. The senators said that they were in touch with "a Facebook whistleblower" and would seek ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, House, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Federal Trade Commission, House Judiciary Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Marsha Blackburn R TN, Sens Richard Blumenthal, Ken Buck R CO, Big Tobacco Facebook, Sen Ed Markey D MA Rep Kathy Castor D FL, Lori Trahan D MA


Facebook employees worried an algorithm change in the middle of Trump's presidency would push sensationalistic and divisive content, a new report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook employees knew that an algorithm change in 2018 would elevate false and divisive content. The company graded posts to decide what to prioritize in users' News Feeds Employees said it was "an increasing liability," and Zuckerberg wasn't always open to broadly fixing it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook employees were well aware that a change to the platform's algorithm could elevate politi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Media, Trends, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Algorithms, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Trump, Tech Companies, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Prepare to pay up to 25% more for your artificial Christmas tree this year as sellers warn prices are reaching record highs

Loren Elliott/Reuters Artificial Christmas trees could cost up to 25% more this year, The Wall Street Journal reports. It's due to the ongoing shipping crisis, which has sent costs skyrocketing. In past years, real trees have been in short supply, too, due to the pandemic and the 2008 Recession. See more stories on Insider's business page. Get ready to pay as much as 25% more for an artificial Christmas tree this year. Companies that make artificial trees and other holiday decor ...
Tags: Holiday Shopping, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Getty Images, UPS, Retail, Christmas Trees, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Shortages, Harman, Afp, Chris Butler, Paul Berger, Avery Hartmans


President Biden is set to meet with execs from Disney, Microsoft, and Walgreens to discuss his vaccine mandate plans, a report says

The Biden administration announced on September 9 that it would require employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden is set to meet US business executives Wednesday to discuss vaccine mandates, the WSJ reported. An unnamed official said that executives from Microsoft, Disney, and Walgreens were set to attend. The Biden administration is mandating vaccines or weekly testing for companies with more than 100 staff. See more ...
Tags: Politics, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Healthcare, Philadelphia, William, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ


Facebook's Own Research Shows Instagram Is Harmful To Teens, Report Says

In studies conducted over the past three years, Facebook researchers have found that Instagram is "harmful for a sizable percentage" of young users, particularly teenage girls, reported The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. CNET reports: Research presented in 2019 reportedly found that Instagram makes body image issue worse for one in three teen girls. Teens also said Instagram increased rates of anxiety and depression, reported the Journal, citing internal company documents. On Tuesday, Instagram...
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Facebook quietly lets 5.8 million politicians and celebrities get special enforcement of its rules, report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook has a system protecting elite users from being reprimanded for breaking content rules, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company's "XCheck" system has protected Donald Trump, Doug the Pug, and other "influential" figures. But Facebook employees have expressed disapproval with giving special treatment to users, the WSJ reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Face...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Congress, New York City, Trends, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Neymar, Journal, WSJ, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Doug