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10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

6 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa...
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Why Big Data Is Failing Women In STEM And How To Fix It

15 hours ago   |   Forbes

“Where data comes in is to put greater pressure on educational institutions and on employers to monitor what they're doing and be held accountable if they lose women, if they...
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After Trump's Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi booted from social media

After Trump's Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi booted from social media

15 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement President Trump's social media ban has opened a can of worms for tech firms who face calls from activists and academics to clamp down on other populist...
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Selena Gomez emailed Sheryl Sandberg months before the Capitol siege to highlight US militia group activity on Facebook

Selena Gomez emailed Sheryl Sandberg months before the Capitol siege to highlight US militia group activity on Facebook

15 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Selena Gomez emailed Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg in September 2020 to warn of US militia groups operating on the social network...
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Meet the 8 electric aviation startups poised to blow past the jet age and modernize air travel and logistics, according to industry experts

Meet the 8 electric aviation startups poised to blow past the jet age and modernize air travel and logistics, according to industry experts

17 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Crossing oceans and continents in aircraft fueled by electricity is decades away, at best, but that doesn't mean that electric air travel will remain a...
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How Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is luring tech players from Silicon Valley and New York

18 hours ago   |   CNBC

Suarez's schedule and phone have blown up since he accidentally launched a Twitter campaign to make Miami the latest innovation hub in early December.
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Apple, Google, and Spotify are still hosting podcasts by pro-Trump conspiracists and extremists

Apple, Google, and Spotify are still hosting podcasts by pro-Trump conspiracists and extremists

18 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Conspiracy theorists and pro-Trump extremists are using podcasts hosted on mainstream tech platforms to push misinformation, despite a widespread...
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Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, says report

Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, says report

21 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement More than a dozen politicians from the UK's right-wing ruling Conservative party had joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to...
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Ready players: 5M-sf e-sports complex rises in Shanghai

1 day ago   |   The Real Deal New York

A nearly 5.4-million-square-foot e-sports complex will be built in Shanghai, meant to solidify the city as the center of the competitive gaming industry. Work has begun on the...
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Inside JPMorgan's plans to boost wealth management, grow overseas, and battle fintech competition

Inside JPMorgan's plans to boost wealth management, grow overseas, and battle fintech competition

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement JPMorgan is the biggest bank in the US and a bellwether for the global financial system. So when it comes to the bank's most senior leaders and their...
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Armed protesters rallied at state capitols as cities and states ramp up...

Armed protesters rallied at state capitols as cities and states ramp up security ahead of Biden's inauguration

Summary List Placement Armed protesters showed up to the state capitol buildings of Ohio, Texas, Oregon, and Michigan on Sunday ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's... Read more ...

Good Things Happen When Dog, Goat Elected Mayor

Good Things Happen When Dog, Goat Elected Mayor

A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to... Read more ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Parler could return to the App Store 'if they get...

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Parler could return to the App Store 'if they get their moderation together'

Summary List Placement Conservative-leaning social media app Parler could return to the Apple App Store if it steps up its moderation, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a Fox News... Read more ...

The Trump ban across social media wasn't censorship - it was a series of...

The Trump ban across social media wasn't censorship - it was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms

Summary List Placement In the wake of Trump's permanent ban from Twitter and indefinite ban from Facebook, right-wing public figures cried censorship. Media personalities and... Read more ...

The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department...

The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department for refusing to alter COVID-19 data said she'll turn herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest

Summary List Placement In a lengthy Twitter thread Saturday, Rebekah Jones, the data scientist who said she was fired in May by the Florida Department of Health for refusing to... Read more ...

What happened last week? Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan...

What happened last week? Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, Parler sued Amazon, and Loews Hotels cancelled a fundraiser for a senator

Summary List Placement What happened last week? As Washington last week readied for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the incoming president announced a massive... Read more ...

Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of...

Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of inauguration as vice president

Summary List Placement Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe... Read more ...

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

If you're fascinated by unsolved 19th century murders and have $2 million burning a hole in your pocket, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read more ...

One measure of unemployment suggests Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan...

One measure of unemployment suggests Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could do more harm than good, says one top Wall Street strategist

Summary List Placement The US economy is receiving fresh fiscal support after months of plodding negotiations. But one measure of the labor market suggests the massive stimulus... Read more ...

GOP Senator Ben Sasse warned that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is...

GOP Senator Ben Sasse warned that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the Republican Party

Summary List Placement Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has warned that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the GOP in a blistering op-ed for The... Read more ...