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Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, “lacked candor” — when questioned, including under oath.Why not indict McCab...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Reagan, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, District Of Columbia, Doj, George W Bush


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


All the companies and divisions under Google's parent company, Alphabet, which just made yet another shake-up to its structure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google reorganized to become Alphabet in 2015, but the way the company is structured is still rather confusing. Alphabet is organized in two parts: Google and "Other Bets," which each house the various other parts of the company's business. Here's a breakdown of all the divisions under Alphabet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been more than four years since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet. The shake-up was intende...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Microsoft, New York City, Toronto, Trends, Mit, Larry Page, Hawaii, Sergey Brin, Project Loon, Atap, Susan Wojcicki, Tony Fadell, Kansas City, Sundar Pichai


Missouri Police Officer Told to ‘Tone Down’ Gayness Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $10 Million

(CLAYTON, Mo.) — St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.” The agreement with Keith Wildhaber was finalized Monday, hours after St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announced he is retiring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Although jurors awarded Wildhaber nearly $20 million in October, each side had reason to negotiate because Wildhaber could...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Missouri, Associated Press, St Louis, Page, St Louis Post Dispatch, St Louis County Police, BELMAR, Jon Belmar, Post Dispatch, Sam Page, Onetime, Keith Wildhaber, Wildhaber, Lisa Clancy


The most unusual, extravagant ways tech executives like Larry Ellison and Elon Musk have spent their money

Tech executives like Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk have found unusual ways to spend their billions.  Elon Musk bought the submarine car from "The Spy Who Loved Me," while Jeff Bezos dredged pieces of the Apollo 12 engine from the bottom of the Atlantic.  Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison owns 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're among the richest people in the world, chances are you've found some unusual ways to spend yo...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Larry Page, South Africa, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, James Bond, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Ellison


FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’ Ahead of the 2020 Election

(WASHINGTON) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement has not seen ongoing efforts by Russia to target America’s election infrastructure. Wray told the House Judiciary Committee that Russia, just as it did in 2016, is relying on a covert social media campaign aimed at dividing American public opinion and sowing discord. That effort, which involves fictional personas, b...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, House, Iowa, National Security, Republican


Google's cofounders lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it, from trapeze lessons to a 600-foot 'air yacht.'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


FISA Court Confirms Two Carter Page Surveillance Applications ‘Not Valid’

A FISA Court order declassified Thursday confirmed that the government had found two of the four FISA applications authorized for the FBI to surveil 2016 Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page to be “not valid,” and will further investigate the validity of the other two.The order revealed that the government found two of the surveillance application renewals to be "not valid" based on “the material misstatements and omission” used by the FBI, which was found by the Justice Department to have "insuff...
Tags: News, Fbi, Cia, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Page, Trump, Bureau, HOROWITZ, Michael Horowitz, FISA Court, FISC, Carter Page, Andrew McCabe, FISA Court Confirms Two Carter Page Surveillance


Rod Rosenstein authorized release of Strzok, Page texts

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized the release of text messages between FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, Politico reported Saturday.The Department of Justice revealed Rosenstein's authorization in a court filing — the filing shows Rosenstein said he allowed the release of the messages to the media in part to protect Strzok and Page.The two FBI employees sent texts criticizing President Trump as an "idiot" ahead of his election. They have faced ongoing disparage...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Doj, Page, Trump, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, Lisa Page, Strzok, Peter Strzok Politico


Google Parent Company Alphabet Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap

Google parent-company Alphabet has hit $1 trillion in market capitalization, making it the fourth U.S. company to hit the milestone. CNBC reports: Apple was the first to hit the market cap milestone in 2018. Then, Microsoft and Amazon followed. Apple and Microsoft are still valued at more than a trillion dollars while Amazon has since fallen below the mark. Analysts are bullish on the company's newly appointed CEO, Sundar Pichai. In a surprise announcement in December 2019, Alphabet founder Larr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Larry Page, Cnbc, Alphabet, Page, Brin, Google Parent Company Alphabet Hits, Sundar Pichai In, Sergey Brin Pichai


Trillion-Dollar Company: Google Reaches Milestone in Market Value

The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Numbers, Pichai, Page, Larry, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Sergey, Brin, Apple Amazon, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Sundar


Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests

The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Numbers, Pichai, Page, Larry, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Sergey, Brin, Apple Amazon, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Sundar


Jordan, Meadows Send Letter to FISA Court Questioning Kris Appointment

House Oversight Committee Republicans Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows issued nine demands to FISA Court presiding judge James Boasberg in a Thursday letter in response to the appointment of Obama Department of Justice lawyer David Kris to help oversee the FBI’s reform of FISA applications.The letter, obtained by National Review, asked Boasberg to identify who else besides Kris was considered, whether Kris’s past defense of the FISA application to surveil Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page was taken ...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, News, Congress, Fbi, Jordan, Cia, North Carolina, Msnbc, Page, Trump, National Review, Congressional, Kris, Maddow, Obama Department of Justice, Meadows


Court Taps Lawyer Who Defended Carter Page Warrant to Advise FBI on FISA Reform

Judge James E. Boasberg, head of the FISA court, appointed ex-Department of Justice official David Kris as an adviser to help review the FBI’s handling of the Carter Page FISA warrants, which were exposed as deeply flawed by Inspector General Michael Horowitz last year.Kris, a frequent contributor to the left-leaning Lawfare blog and a former assistant attorney general in the Obama DOJ’s national security division, has been an outspoken critic of President Trump’s claims that a “deep-state coup”...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, News, Russia, Fbi, Fisa, Cia, Department Of Justice, Msnbc, Doj, Page, Trump, Donald J Trump, Kris, Mueller, HOROWITZ, Lawfare


7 Ways To Take Advantage of 404 Error Pages

404 pages or 404 errors are the greetings one will usually see upon coming to an online page that no longer exists due to being deleted. There are also other circumstances that could force them to disappear. There’s no doubt that 404 error pages can be intimidating; they are also are often sad or disappointing to encounter… the thing is, they don’t have to be. 404 error pages will only be like that or viewed negatively if you leave them alone in their current state. As a blogger or webs...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Google Analytics, Errors, Reddit, 404, Page, Blog Tips, Google Blacklist Transform


FBI Apologizes to Court for Botching Surveillance of Trump Adviser, and Pledges Fixes

WASHINGTON -- A chastened FBI told a secretive court Friday that it was increasing training and oversight for officials who work on national security wiretap applications in response to problems uncovered by a scathing inspector general report last month about botched surveillance targeting a former Trump campaign adviser.In a rare unclassified and public filing before the court that oversees wiretapping under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, the FBI also said it would extend ...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Cia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Page, Trump, Wray, HOROWITZ, Collyer, Carter Page, Paul Manafort Trump, Boasberg


The Surveillance State Quietly Lost a Major Court Case

Republicans are publicly howling at the U.S. surveillance panopticon now that it ensnared Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. But it’s hard to believe they’ll do much to actually constrain it. When they controlled Congress, whatever Trump-prompted hesitancy Republicans had about the government’s broadest and most intrusive activities dissolved when it was time to renew the authorities underlying them for another five years. They joined congressional Democrats in resurrecting those authorities, continu...
Tags: News, Congress, Oregon, Nsa, Turkey, Fbi, Brooklyn, Pakistan, Aclu, Edward Snowden, Cia, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Wyden, Justice Department, Ron Wyden


After a year of unrest at Google, insiders are reacting with a weird lack of emotion to the leadership change (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from Google leadership on December 3, and employees say the company hasn't announced any major changes under new Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai has served as Google CEO since 2015, and has largely been the face of the company. Workers say Page and Brin haven't made public appearances at the company in more than six months. Some workers say they wish Brin and Page expressed more sympathy for employees that had been fired for for viol...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Workers, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Business Insider, Page, Brin, Watch Google, Sundar, Memegen


The forgotten 'third founder' of Google is fighting a fierce legal battle against his wife, who says he purposely sold his startup in a 'fire sale' amid their divorce (GOOG)

Scott Hassan, who helped Larry Page and Sergey Brin launch Google, has been called the "third Google founder." Hassan left Google in its early days, but embarked on his own successful career as a tech entrepreneur. He is known as a trailblazer in robotics and founded Suitable Technologies, creator of the popular Beam robot, which is used for tele-presence at events. But today Hassan is in the middle of a bitter legal dispute with Allison Huynh, his estranged wife — an engineer and entrepreneu...
Tags: Google, California, Stanford, Trends, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Nba, Denmark, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Delaware, Sundar Pichai, Steph Curry, Page, Scott


Surveillance Court Orders Review of Actions by Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer

Amid fallout from a scathing inspector general report, the court that oversees national security surveillance is also getting a new presiding judge.
Tags: News, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Kevin, Roberts, Collyer, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, James E, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Rosemary M, Boasberg


IG report spurs overdue scrutiny of the surveillance state

The nation’s secretive “spy court” could become a casualty of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia. “I’m a pretty hawkish guy,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said during a recent hearing, “but if the court doesn’t take corrective action and do something about being manipulated and lied to, you’ll lose my support.” The Judiciary Committee was hearing from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz...
Tags: California, Opinion, Russia, Court, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Graham, Justice Department, South Carolina, Page, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee


The Chilling Reality of Bias at the F.B.I.

Americans deserve a stronger assurance than “hope” that their Fourth Amendment rights are being respected.
Tags: News, Page, Trump, Peter, Carter, HOROWITZ, Donald J, Michael E, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA, Fourth Amendment (US Constitution, Strzok


Lisa Page Calls Out Pompeo, Barr For Not Defending Employees Against Trump Attacks

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who’s become the face of the “deep state” for conservative conspiracists like President Trump, criticized Attorney General Bill Barr and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday night for not defending career employees against Trump attacks. “We can’t control what the President says, but sure as the day is long, Attorney General Bill Barr could say something about whether this was inappropriate or not. Secretary Pompeo could say something about whether these peop...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Doj, Justice Department, Page, Trump, State, Barr, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Bill Barr, Lisa Page, Nicole Lafond, Peter Strzok, DOJ inspector general's report


How Out of Control Is Our Surveillance State?

Americans deserve a stronger assurance than “hope” that their Fourth Amendment rights are being respected.
Tags: News, Page, Trump, Peter, Carter, HOROWITZ, Donald J, Michael E, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA, Fourth Amendment (US Constitution, Strzok


Secretive Surveillance Court Rebukes the FBI Over Errors in Russia Probe

(WASHINGTON) — The chief judge of a secretive surveillance court said Tuesday that the FBI provided “unsupported” information when it applied to eavesdrop on a former Trump campaign adviser and directed the bureau to report back by next month on what steps it was taking to fix the problems. The four-page order from Judge Rosemary Collyer followed a harshly critical Justice Department inspector general report that said the FBI had withheld key information when it submitted four applications ...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Intelligence, Fbi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, South Carolina, Page, Trump, The Associated Press, Senate Judiciary Committee, Steele, Sen Lindsey Graham, HOROWITZ


Archeologists Have Located a Possible Mass Grave Associated With The 1921 Tulsa Race Riots. Here’s What To Know

Archeologists in Tulsa, Okla., have identified what might be a mass grave of people killed during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, a massacre that occurred in a thriving black neighborhood, killing an estimated 300 people leaving nearly 10,000 homeless. The Oklahoma Archeological Survey announced Monday that they used three different types of technology to locate what may be the burial site in what is now also a cemetery. Officials will now have to decide the next steps and whether to excavate the...
Tags: Hbo, News, Washington, Uncategorized, History, Civil Rights, Kkk, Oklahoma, Booker, Page, Brown, Tulsa, Greenwood, Tulsa Okla, Ellsworth, Sarah Page


Court Orders F.B.I. to Fix National Security Wiretaps After Damning Report

In a rare public order, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court responded to problems with the eavesdropping on a former Trump campaign aide uncovered by an inspector general.
Tags: News, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, HOROWITZ, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Collyer, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Michael E, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Rosemary M, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA


Before and after photos show how dramatically 14 world-famous CEOs changed since they started the job

Many of America's longtime top CEOs have held their positions for years. They've weathered their companies going public, internal turmoil, and public scandals. Tech execs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they've crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories.  Take a look at how dramatically these longtime top execs have changed since they've started the job. Visit Business ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Ebay, Ipo, Satya Nadella, Africa