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Meet the millennial dubbed the leader of 'hipster antitrust' who got appointed to police Big Tech largely off just one scholarly paper inspired by a trip to the grocery store

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images FTC chair Lina Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox." Her paper and other government work have cemented her as a vocal critic of Big Tech. Khan helped the House investigate Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook over online competition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lina Khan has been one of Big Tech's biggest critics - and she just too...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Nbc, Washington, Senate, Time, US, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Regulation, South Dakota, Yale


Amazon isn't alone in reportedly destroying unsold goods. Nike, Burberry, H&M and others have also come under fire for torching their own products.

Models showcase Burberry's latest designs during London Fashion Week February 2020. John Phillips/BFC/Getty Images for BFC Amazon reportedly destroyed 130,000 unsold and returned items in a single week. Burberry, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Nike, and Victoria's Secret have also come under fire for the practice. The fashion industry makes up 10% of humanity's carbon emissions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is not the only company that has been reportedly d...
Tags: Amazon, London, News, Scotland, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Retail, Burberry, Victoria, Chanel, Vox, Victoria's Secret, Michael Kors, Urban Outfitters, Parsons School Of Design


The rise of Lina Khan, a Big Tech critic who just assumed the helm of the country's most powerful antitrust enforcement agency

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images FTC chair Lina Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox. Her paper and other government work have cemented her as a vocal critic of Big Tech. Khan helped the House investigate Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook over online competition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lina Khan has been one of Big Tech's biggest critics - and she just took...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Nbc, Washington, Senate, Time, US, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Regulation, South Dakota, Yale


The 4 best baby monitors in 2021, including video, audio, and smart monitors

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky More than just simple audio and video devices, baby monitors often include convenient extras. We tested 10 monitors to see which ones have the best audio, video, and extra features. Our picks for the best baby monitors are reliable systems that performed well during a monthlong test. This article was reviewed by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, FAAP, who is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Trends, Tech, Features, Buying Guide, Baby, Philips, University Of Virginia, Vox, Smith, Justin Smith, Vtech, Don, APA, Wi Fi


THEN AND NOW: How Chick-fil-A has changed through the years

The first Chick-fil-A mall location opened in the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1967. Chick-fil-A In 1946, Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy opened the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Georgia. In 1967, Cathy opened the first Chick-fil-A and invented the restaurant's iconic chicken sandwich. Chick-fil-A was named America's favorite brand in January, despite a history of controversy over LGBTQ issues. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chick-fil-A's ori...
Tags: Facebook, America, Trends, Georgia, Features, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, Arkansas, Washington Dc, Fast Food, Chick-fil-a, Retail, Jesus, Christian, Lgbtq


Perhaps more guns explains why we have more gun homicides and more gun crimes

In this prior post on recent media coverage and political punditry focused on rising crime rates and their political implications, I noted my frustration that these discussions too often elide important data suggesting that it is primarily gun-related crimes that are on the rise while other crimes may still be on the decline.  Again this backdrop, I found notable this new Vox piece by two data scientists headlined "One possible cause of the 2020 murder increase: More guns."  Here are excerpts: ...
Tags: Law, Washington Dc, Vox, Floyd, Charleston South Carolina, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, Scott Wolfe, Prez Biden, Crime AG Garland, David Pyrooz Justin Nix


President Lies About Pulse Terror Attacks to Push Gun Control

By Larry Keane Biden is tastefully marking the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attack by blaming legal gun owners. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden marked the anniversary of the tragic terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., by peddling a gun control narrative and cover-up for the failures of the Obama-Biden administration to stop radical Islamic terror attacks. It is the latest in the Biden administration’s push for the most far-reaching gun contr...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, United States, House, Time Magazine, Biden, Vox, Executive Branch, James Comey


Spain’s right unites in fury as PM considers Catalan pardons

Rightwing parties condemn prime minister’s call to work for ‘co-existence’ with separatistsOn Sunday thousands of people, among them the leaders of the three parties on Spain’s right, will once again gather in the Madrid square that boasts the world’s largest Spanish flag to protest against the Socialist-led government’s handling of the Catalan independence crisis.In February 2019, in a deeply controversial moment immortalised in photographs of the occasion, the conservative People’s party (PP),...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Catalonia, Madrid, Vox, Pedro Sanchez, Citizens party


The 4 best video baby monitors in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With video monitors, parents can both hear and see their baby. Standalone and smart video baby monitors each have their own sets of pros and cons. We tested nine popular monitors to narrow down the best video baby monitors you can buy. This article was reviewed by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, FAAP, who is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the A...
Tags: Reviews, Parenting, Trends, Tech, Features, Buying Guide, University Of Virginia, Vox, Justin Smith, Owlet, Vtech, Sids, Don, APA, Wi Fi, Heiland


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Army of the Dead' to '2 Hearts'

"Army of the Dead" Netflix Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which movies have been most prominent on Netflix's daily top-10 lists that week. Netflix counts a view if an account watches a movie or TV show for at least two minutes. Zack Snyder's zombie-action movie "Army of the Dead" is still a hit with Netflix viewers three weeks after its debut. But the 2020 romance "2 Hearts" took the top spot on this week's list. See more storie...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Washington Post, Trends, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Army, Dreamworks, Streaming, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Vox, Rotten Tomatoes


A Beautiful, High-Resolution Map of the Internet (2021)

The beginnings of the Internet were uncharted territory, especially before the days of graphic browsers. You had a number, you dialed up to a location. Certain locations were named after their host universities or government sites and that made sense in an old-school telephone exchange way. But the rest was just a vast ocean of data, of strange lands, and many, many barriers. How big, exactly, is the internet? And how do we measure it? What is the “space” of cyberspace? There have been maps tha...
Tags: Facebook, Maps, College, Antarctica, Slovakia, Vox, KCRW, Leonardo da Vinci, Facebook Google, Martin Vargic, Ted Mills, Vargic, Alexa Internet, Alexa Rank the Amazon, Time The Oldest Known Globe


"I don’t believe in seedless watermelon — that is against my religion."

Said Gabrielle E.W. Carter, "a multimedia artist and gardener in Apex, N.C.," quoted in in The New York Times.I did not know that it was possible to write an article about black people and watermelon, but here it is. All season long, you’ll find watermelon eating in its purest form — palms clenching the rinds over gingham tablecloths; all pleasure and no tropes — at family reunions, at get-togethers on terraces and around patio fire pits. Consuming the fruit is a sacrament of an American summe...
Tags: Food, Texas, Law, History, Atlantic, Egypt, New York Times, Slavery, Vox, Racists, Lizzo, Griffith, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Cynthia Greenlee, Tiktok


9 heiße Bücher, die du am besten alleine im Schlafzimmer liest

Vor einigen Jahren war gefühlt die ganze Welt von einem literarischen Phänomen besessen. Ich sah reihenweise Mütter im Freibad, die auf ihren Sonnenliegen rumhingen und in dem Buch blätterten, während ihre Kinder im Wasser plantschten. Ich sah, wie manche Leute im Zug oder Bus das Buch hinter anderen Büchern versteckten. Ich selbst lieh mir das Buch in der Bibliothek aus und las es während der Einführungswoche im Studium. Lass mich eins gleich mal klarstellen: Das Buch, von dem ich rede, war we...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, Delta, Vox, Duke, Oliver, James, Welt, Claire, Phillip, Mann, Nicholas, Feuer, Daphne, Stein


Amazon could sidestep new G7 corporate tax measures because its profit margins are below a 10% threshold

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon could escape new G7 measures to further tax tech giants, The Guardian reported. Amazon's slim profit margin could put it below a 10% threshold being considered for the tax. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said separately that Amazon would be caught by the new measures. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon may be able to avoid new taxes agreed by the G7 because its profit margins are ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Politics, UK, London, Singapore, Trends, News UK, Treasury, Guardian, Janet Yellen, Oxfam, US Treasury, OECD


What Happened During the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, One of the Worst Episodes of Racial Violence in U.S. History

In February 1915, Thomas Dixon, author of popular novel The Clansman, and D.W. Griffith, the director who adapted the book into the film Birth of a Nation, lobbied then-president Woodrow Wilson for a screening at the White House. The two were sure their story would get a warm reception from the “well documented racist” and onetime scholar who produced a five-volume History of the American People, in which he portrayed the South as “overrun by ex-slaves who were undeserving of freedom,” a...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, College, Washington, White House, History, House, Npr, Vox, Naacp, National Geographic, Jim Crow, South, Wilson, Arkansas River, Ku Klux Klan


The GOP has proven to be an even 'greater threat' to US democracy than Trump in 2021, experts warn

Getty Democracy experts are sounding the alarm. Republican-led legislatures nationwide are taking extraordinary steps to restrict voting. "The Republican party has proven to be a greater threat than Trump," one expert told Insider. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. By the time Donald Trump left the White House, it was widely agreed upon that he was the most anti-democratic president in modern US history. He exhibited an unparalleled disdain for democratic institution...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Democracy, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Republican Party


Who Designed the 1980s Aesthetic?: Meet the Memphis Group, the Designers Who Created the 80s Iconic Look

For those who remember the 1980s, it can feel like they never left, so deeply ingrained have their designs become in the 21st century. But where did those designs themselves originate? Vibrant, clashing colors and patterns, bubbly shapes; “the geometric figures of Art Deco,” writes Sara Barnes at My Modern Met, “the color palette of Pop Art, and the 1950s kitsch” that inspired designers of all kinds came from a movement of artists who called themselves the Memphis Group, after Bob Dylan’...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Design, Milan, College, Architecture, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Vox, Brian Eno, Memphis, Memphis Tennessee, Dada, Josh Jones, Ettore Sottsass


The pandemic took the homebody economy mainstream - and it's here to stay

Elevated home spending will coexist with spending on experiences in a post-pandemic world. PixelsEffect/Getty Images Americans are revving up their spending, which could fuel an economic boom. While they're ready to splurge on experiences, they're still spending on things for the home. It's a sign that the homebody economy will be a new fixture in a post-pandemic world. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans are going on a spending spree.In a post-stimulus, ...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Vox, Hall, Cnbc, Mckinsey, Scott, McKinsey Co, BofA, Steven Senne, WGSN, Hillary Hoffower, Kaitlyn Tiffany, Bank of America Research, Bartie Scott


Where to stream every James Bond movie, as Amazon prepares to buy the studio that releases them

"Skyfall" is streaming on Prime Video. Columbia Pictures Amazon announced on Wednesday it would buy the MGM film studio, which co-owns the James Bond rights. The movies have jumped around multiple services and are currently streaming on a few platforms. It could suggest that MGM was anticipating an acquisition by striking short-term streaming deals. See more stories on Insider's business page. The James Bond movie franchise has a new home.Amazon announced on Wednesday it would buy the ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Russia, Trends, Netflix, James Bond, Streaming, Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Vox, Hulu, Kafka, Bond


License Required: The Alarming New Mantra from Gun Prohibitionists

Should citizens be required to get a license before they are allowed to buy a gun? ANALYSIS: Gun control proponents have latched onto a new mantra in their effort to reduce the number of guns—and gun owners—on the U.S. landscape, reluctantly recognizing that so-called “universal background checks” are not the solution to violent crime involving firearms, nor have they prevented criminals from getting guns. The latter fact is underscored in a recent online GUNS magazine report covering inciden...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, Massachusetts, Joe Biden, Gun Control, Capitol Hill, District Of Columbia, Vox, Donald Trump, Rhode Island, Nra, Heller, Edward Caniglia, Ryu, Gun Rights News


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'The Woman in the Window' to 'Sabotage'

Amy Adams in "The Woman in the Window." Netflix Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which movies have been most prominent on Netflix's daily top-10 lists that week. Netflix counts a view if an account watches a movie or TV show for at least two minutes. The long-delayed "Woman in the Window" topped this week's list despite harsh critic reviews, dethroning "The Mitchells vs. the Machines," which is still going strong at No. 2. See more st...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Streaming, Associated Press, DEA, Madagascar, Anna, Amy Adams


The Roku Channel is now streaming original shows with stars like Chrissy Teigen and Kevin Hart - here's how to watch for free

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Roku Roku has launched a lineup of free original shows on The Roku Channel. Shows include "Chrissy's Court" starring Chrissy Teigen, "Cup of Joe" starring Joe Jonas, and more. Roku Originals were originally produced for the now defunct Quibi streaming service. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Less than a year after Quibi's shutdown left its catalog of over 75 shows without a home, Roku has ...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Matthew Mcconaughey, Entertainment, Berlin, New York City, Samsung, Trends, Tech, BBC News, Features, Austin, Punk, Cameron, Streaming, Roku


Spanish aid volunteer abused online for hugging Senegalese migrant

Luna Reyes targeted by far-right supporters after footage of gesture goes viralThe image captured the raw humanity of the moment: a Red Cross volunteer tenderly consoling a Senegalese man moments after he stepped foot in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta.Hours after the footage went viral, however, Luna Reyes set her social media accounts to private after she was targeted by a torrent of abuse from supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party and others incensed by the unprecedented arrival of...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Social Media, Spain, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Digital Media, Migration, Morocco, The far right, Red Cross, Vox, Ceuta, Luna Reyes


Spanish aid volunteer abused online for hugging African migrant

Luna Reyes targeted by far-right supporters after footage of gesture goes viralThe image captured the raw humanity of the moment: a Red Cross volunteer tenderly consoling a Senegalese man moments after he stepped foot in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta.Hours after the footage went viral, however, Luna Reyes set her social media accounts to private after she was targeted by a torrent of abuse from supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party and others incensed by the unprecedented arrival of...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Social Media, Spain, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Digital Media, Migration, Morocco, The far right, Red Cross, Vox, Ceuta, Luna Reyes


From YOLO to diamond hands, here are 9 pieces of lingo you need to learn before diving into Wall Street Bets

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Wall Street Bets has ballooned in size to more than 10 million members amid the GameStop frenzy. The members have their own lingo to discuss stocks. Or as they call them, "stonks." Before joining the group, here are the nine terms you need to know. See more stories on Insider's business page. YOLO Rick Neves/Shutterstock YOLO, the acronym for "you only live once," was popularized a decade ago by rapper Drake. Now, on Wall Street Bets, the term...
Tags: Amc, Trends, Markets, Reddit, Drake, Vox, Gamestop, Short Sellers, Redditor, Short Squeeze, Redditors, ATH, Siphiwe Sibeko, Donald Trump Joe Biden, To The Moon, Dan Sundheim


The Surprising Reason Why Chinatowns Worldwide Share the Same Aesthetic, and How It All Started with the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Anti-Chinese racism runs deep in American culture and law, beginning in the 19th century as competition intensified in California gold and land rushes. Chinese immigrants were pushed into teeming cities, then denigrated for surviving in overcrowded slums. To get a sense of the scope of the prejudice, we need only consider the 1882 law known as the Chinese Exclusion Act — the only legislation passed to explicitly restrict immigration by one ethnic or national group. The law actually goes ...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Greece, California, College, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, History, Architecture, Vox, San Francisco earthquake, Chinatown, Wong


Spain, Morocco spar over mass migrant arrival

By Renata Brito and Aritz Parra | Associated Press CEUTA, Spain — Spain deployed its military to the Moroccan border Tuesday and expelled nearly half of the thousands of migrants who jumped fences or swam onto European soil over two days after Rabat loosened border controls amid a deepening diplomatic spat. Overwhelmed soldiers separated the adults from the young and carried children in their arms while Red Cross workers helped an endless trickle of migrants who were emerging from the water shiv...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Israel, Spain, Sport, European Union, Soccer, Morocco, Paris, Red Cross, Brussels, Madrid, Vox, Donald Trump, North Africa, Rabat


A 5-Hour Walking Tour of Paris and Its Famous Streets, Monuments & Parks

&start=20 “We’ll always have Paris,” Bogart tells Bergman in the final scene of Casablanca, a line and film inseparable from the grand mythology of Paris. The city still inspires non-Parisians to purchase Belle Epoque poster art by the shipload and binge Netflix series in which Paris looks like a “city where the clouds part, your brain clears, and your soul finds meaning,” Alex Abad-Santos writes at Vox. It’s also a place in such media where one can seem to find “success without much sacr...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, College, France, Netflix, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Vox, Casablanca, Parks, Gertrude Stein, Montmartre, Belle Epoque, Hemingway, Les Halles, James Baldwin


How racism inspired Chinatown's aesthetic

Vox's Missing Chapter investigates why Chinatowns the world over adopted a common look, and one that doesn't really reflect the prior homes of their immigrant founders.
Tags: Video, News, Racism, Vox, Chinatown


Jeff Bezos had a 12-step guide for making 'iconic' TV shows that Amazon Studios execs had to follow, according to a new book

Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had 12 rules the company's TV shows had to follow, according to the new book "Amazon Unbound." They included "a heroic protagonist who experiences growth and change" and "moral choices." Amazon Studios execs had to send Bezos regular updates on the projects in development. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, used to have a tendency to micromanage the company's foray into tele...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Streaming, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Studios, Bezos, Amazon Studios, Roy Price, Brad Stone, Tech Insider, Travis Clark