Monday, July 26

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Neighborhood-watch app Citizen is offering people $25 an hour to livestream crime scenes and house fires in NYC and Los Angeles

The app Citizen is hiring people to livestream crime scenes and emergencies, The NY Post reported. The app gives users real-time safety updates, usually provided by volunteers. These $20 an hour roles would involve interviewing witnesses and reporting "behind police tape." LoadingSomething is loading. Neighborhood-watch app Citizen is offering ...
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An Uber Eats driver discovered she had won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket while waiting for her next delivery in Maryland

An Uber Eats driver won a $250,000 jackpot prize between trips, according to the Maryland Lottery. The winner discovered her fortune while sitting in her car, CNN reported on Sunday. She plans to use the winnings to settle some bills and put a downpayment on a house. LoadingSomething is loading. An ...
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WhatsApp’s CEO says national security officials of US allies were among those targeted with malware

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart told The Guardian that officials of US allies were malware targets. WhatsApp sued NSO Group in 2019, saying the Israeli company sent malware to 1,400 devices. "There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor for just the good guys," Cathcart said. LoadingSomething is loading. WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart said senior go...
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Larry Page has gone to Fiji and sold his superyacht

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including: Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here.This week: Larry Page escapes to Fiji and burns the boats (metaphorically speaking) Justin Sullivan/Getty ...
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This is 996 culture, a grueling 72-hour work week popular in China that’s been criticized for ruining work-life balance

The 996 schedule compels employees to work from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week. The schedule is widespread in China, especially among tech companies in China's Silicon Valley. Chinese workers have blasted the policy on social media for ruining their personal lives. LoadingSomething is loading. The brutal work schedule known as the "996" has bee...
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How to watch gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics — the finals are free to stream on Peacock

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Simone Biles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky The 2020 Olympic gymnastics competition starts on July 23 and concludes on August 3. Select events featuring Team USA can be streamed for free via Peacock. NBC is rebroadcasting portions of its gymnastics coverage during primetime. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyGymnastics are one of the most anticipated events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Qualification subdivisions start on July 23 and the last gymnastics final is on August 3. Coverage will be rebroadcast during primetime on NBC and you can stream select events live on Peacock for free.Women will compete on four apparatuses: balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, and vault. M...
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How to watch swimming at the Tokyo Olympics — the qualifying heats begin on July 24

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Olympic swimming events will be broadcast live on NBC and USA. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Tokyo Olympic swimming events start on July 24 and conclude July 31. Swimming events will air on USA and NBC via live TV streaming services. On the USA team, expectations are high for Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyTV (small)Swimming events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics start on July 24 and continue daily until July 31. Live coverage will be broadcast on NBC and the USA network.The USA team has several strong competitors in women's and men's divisions, but all eyes will be on Katie Ledecky when she gets in the water. Ledecky already has an impressive collection of five gold m...
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Snap soars 17% after a stunning Q2 earnings beat, while Twitter jumps 5%

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch/Lucas Jackson/Reuters Snap and Twitter's shares rose in pre-market trading on Friday after the social media sites reported second-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations.Snapchat's parent popped more than 17% after posting a jump in daily active users to 293 million in the quarter, which is about 23% higher than the 238 million daily users reported a year earlier. That beat the 290.3 million expectation of analysts polled by StreetAccount.Revenue for the quarter more than doubled to $982 million, compared to the $846 million expectation of analysts polled by Refinitiv.Snap's net loss shrank 53% to $152 million, compared to its $326 million loss a year ago. Twitter also had...
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10 things in tech: Larry Page in Fiji — Zuck’s metaverse — Web outages

Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. A lot of websites went dark yesterday. UPS, FedEx, US Bank, Airbnb, and other major websites saw outages beginning around noon yesterday, but the issue was fixed within an hour. What we know about what happened.2. Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to turn Facebook into "a metaverse company." The CEO said Facebook will transform from a social media company to the center of the metaverse. That sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, so here's a brief explainer.3. Reclusive billionaire Larry Page has been hiding out in Fiji for the past year, sources say. The Google cofounder has bee...