Wednesday, July 28

Technology

Big Tech, Google, GOP, Republican Party, Tech Insider, Technology

Two of the GOP’s most prominent big tech critics previously sought work with Google:’I dodged a bullet.’

Two of the GOP's fiercest Big Tech critics sought to work with Google in 2019, Politico reports. Mike Davis and Garrett Ventry reportedly offered to mend the firm's relationship with conservatives. Google has faced allegations of anti-conservative bias from a number of GOP lawmakers. LoadingSomething is loading. Two of the GOP's most vocal big...
Alphabet, Antitrust, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Google, Joe Biden, Tech Insider, Technology

Biden tapped a prominent Google foe head up the Justice Department’s antitrust division

President Joe Biden has tapped a Google critic to head up the DOJ's antitrust division. Progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter has reportedly represented Microsoft and Yelp in cases against Google. Google is facing a tidal wave of regulatory scrutiny throughout the US and abroad. LoadingSomething is loading. President Joe Biden is set to nomina...
Anti-Vaxxers, Conspiracy Theorists, coronavirus, COVID-19, Facebook, Instagram, Misinformation, News UK, Science, Technology, Twitter, UK Weekend

Just 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 conspiracy theories online, study finds. JFK’s anti-vaxxer nephew is one of the’disinformation dozen.’

12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation shared online, according to a new study. The CCDH found that 65% of anti-vaccine posts on Facebook and Twitter could be attributed to the "disinformation dozen." The disinformation dozen includes a bodybuilder, a wellness blogger, and JFK's nephew. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
anti-Semitic, Anti-semitism, Facebook, Jewish, Mark Zuckberg, Technology, UK News, UK Weekend

Trolls target Mark Zuckerberg’s dog with anti-Semitic comments over image of pet wearing a yarmulke

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an image of his dog wearing a yarmulke with the Star of David. The comments were filled with anti-Semitic memes and pro-Palestine messages. Zuckerberg has been more vocal about his Jewish faith in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg's dog was hit with anti-Semitic comments after the Facebook CEO posted a picture of the animal wearing Jewish religious regalia. Zuckerberg posted a picture of Beast, who is a type of Hungarian Sheepdog, wearing a royal blue yarmulke and prayer shawl embellished with the Star of David.The comment section was filled with anti-Semi...
Conservative Media, News UK, Phones, Politics, Technlogy, Technology

Trump fans like Candace Owens and Jack Posobiec are hyping the $500 Freedom Phone, which appears to be a cheap Chinese handset with a big markup

Conservative figures are excited for the Freedom Phone, which promises to be'uncensorable.' But the $500 phone looks to be a much marked-up handset from a budget Chinese brand. LoadingSomething is loading. The launch of an "uncensorable" smartphone aimed at US conservatives is being hyp...
Education, sp-cisco-future-voices, Sponsor Post, Studios Custom, Studios Enterprise, Studios Technology, Technology

The future of education is hybrid. Here’s how to make it work for learners and educators.

As the pandemic closed schools last year, new teaching models developed that mixed online and in-person instruction. Customized approaches and flexible models could expand options for students. Educators will have to tinker with evolving hybrid models to see what works best. When the pandemic struck, 1.5 billion students across 191 countries saw their schools close. In an instant, students moved out of classrooms, lecture halls, and labs, shifting to completely online learning. But as things slowly go back to normal, it's clear that the pandemic has been a catalyst for new teaching models that combine online and in -person components.Through March 2021, the Global Education Recove...
Amazon, Enterprise, Facebook, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Kuiper, satellite internet, Space, Tech Insider, Technology

Amazon acquires Facebook’s satellite internet team, bolstering its efforts to compete with SpaceX

Amazon has acquired Facebook's satellite internet team, The Information reported Tuesday. The group of more than a dozen LA-based scientists and engineers joined Amazon in April. The acquisition ends Facebook's plans to develop satellite internet, while bolstering Amazon's own. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Antitrust, European tech, France, Google, Regulation, Tech Insider, Technology

Google has been hit with another fine in Europe, this time for $593 million in France after failing to strike a deal with news publishers

French antitrust authorities have hit Google with a €500 million ($593 million) fine. The tech firm must negotiate a new deal with news outlets or face fines of nearly $1 million a day. A Google spokesperson told Bloomberg the company was "very disappointed" with the decision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has been hit with a €500 million ($593 million) fine by French antitrust authorities after failing to negotiate a deal with local news publishers to pay for their content. The move is the latest twist in an ongoing battle between social media companies, regulators, and news outlets around the world.Austral...
Baby Boomers, Digital, Economy, Features, Gen X, gen z, Geriatric Millennial, Markets, Micro-generation, Millennials, Social Media, Technology, Work, Workplace

How to tell if you’re a geriatric millennial

The term "geriatric millennial" divided the Internet this spring in a viral Medium article. The author spoke to Insider about why it both resonated with and offended readers. She also shared the hallmarks of a geriatric millennial and how they straddle the workplace's digital divide. See more stories on Insider's business page. Author and leadership expert Erika Dhawan never expected the term "geriatric millennial" to go viral.A self-identified geriatric millennial (which she defines as elder millennials born in the early 1980s), Dhawan told Insider she first heard the term at brunch with friends and related to it. But when she wro...
Cyberattacks, Gettr, Hacked, Jason Miller, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mike Pompeo, News UK, Politics, Steve Bannon, Technology, UK Weekend

A string of top accounts on the new pro-Trump app GETTR were hacked and defaced on its July 4 launch day

GETTR, founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller, was hacked on the day of its official launch. The accounts of Miller, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Mike Pompeo, and other Trump allies were targeted. A man claiming responsibility told Insider the hack was "easy" to pull off. LoadingSomething is loading. ...