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Judiciary seeks $389.5 million for courthouse security and renovations in wake of 2020 unrest

The US judiciary is seeking $389.5 million to upgrade courthouses after 2020's unrest. It was part of a wider $1.5 billion request, which included $515 million for cybersecurity upgrades. "The threat to federal courts is getting worse," court officials said. LoadingSomething is loading. The federal court system asked Congress for $389.5 millio...
Lottery, lottery jackpot, lottery winnings, Retail, Tech, Tech Insider, Uber, Uber Delivery, Uber Driver, Uber Eats, Weekend BI UK

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 ...
Culture, Influencer, Influencer Content, International, Social Media, social media content, Social Media Influencers, TikTok, tiktok influencer, Weekend BI UK

Chinese TikTok star Xiao Qiumei dies after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream video

Xiao Qiumei, an influencer who was popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, died after a fall. The Sun reported that the 23-year-old was filming herself in a crane cabin when she fell. Xiao was known for regularly sharing videos of her job as a crane operator on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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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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Tesla’s solar division asks employees to scour social media for complaints about both the company and Elon Musk, trying to get customers to delete their posts, former employees say

Tesla Energy has a dedicated team to hunt for complaints on social media, two former employees said. In addition to resolving issues, the team tries to get customers to delete their posts, they said. One former employee said nine people hunted for complaints directed specifically at Elon Musk. LoadingSomething is loading. Tesla's solar-power un...
delta variant, Dow Jones, earnings beat, inflation, Markets, MI Exclusive, Q2 earnings, quarterly earnings, s&p 500, S&P 500 forecast, US stocks, Weekend BI UK

The S&P 500 is on track for the best quarterly earnings growth since 2009 as companies smash expectations

LoadingSomething is loading. S&P 500 companies are on track for the best earnings growth since 2009, with companies smashing estimates as the US economy bounces back to life from COVID-19 lockdowns.The strong quarter is helping support stocks despite high equity prices, rising inflation, and the threat of the delta coronavirus variant.Earnings for S&P 500 companies are expected to grow 78.1% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to...
Airline Industry, airline passenger disturbance, American Airlines, Mask compliance, Passenger Arrests, Transportation, Weekend BI UK

American Airlines passenger who refused to wear a mask screamed for 10 minutes during her arrest, reports say

An American Airlines passenger was arrested in New Orleans after refusing to wear a mask, police said. Witnesses told The New Orleans Advocate that the woman was heard screaming while being hauled away. The incident caused an hour-long delay on the 1768 flight to Dallas. LoadingSomething is loading. An American Airlines passenger was detained ...
Ford, gm, Legal, self driving, Tech Insider, Trademark, Transportation, Weekend BI UK

General Motors sues Ford over its’BlueCruise’ self-driving branding, saying it’s too similar to GM’s’Cruise’ and’Super Cruise’

General Motors sued Ford for trademark infringement over its "BlueCruise" self-driving tech. "Ford knew exactly what it was doing" when it used a brand name similar to GM's "Cruise," GM said. Ford said the term "cruise control" has been widely used for decades, Reuters reported. LoadingSomething is loading. General Motors on Friday filed a laws...
2020 Elections, Donald Trump, Election Fraud, election fraud conspiracy theory, election fraud disinformation, Entertainment, Fox news, Fox News Channel, Mike Lindell, MyPillow, Politics, Weekend BI UK

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says Fox News is ignoring his’cyber symposium’ — so he’s planning to buy more ads on the network to promote it

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said Fox News hadn't covered his upcoming "cyber symposium" event. He told Salon he planned to buy ads on the network to promote the upcoming event. Lindell said his symposium would reveal details about voter fraud during the 2020 election. LoadingSomething is loading. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is unhappy with Fox New...
Airline Industry, airline passenger disturbance, Airlines, Southwest Airline, Transportation, Weekend BI UK

California family say they were treated like criminals on a Southwest flight because their toddler wouldn’t keep his mask on

A Bay Area family left a Southwest Airlines flight over a mask incident. The family said they felt pressured to leave when their toddler could not keep his mask on. They are vowing to never fly on Southwest Airlines again, KRON4 reported. LoadingSomething is loading. A California family said Southwest Airlines "just wanted them off the plan...