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10 things in tech you need to know today

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd died aged 62 on Friday. Oracle employees and other tech workers took to Twitter to mourn the CEO and express their condolences to his friends and family over the weekend.
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren slammed Mark Zuckerberg for his remarks on free speech and said Facebook is spreading lies that could impact the 2020 election. Biden's campaign accused Zuckerberg of "feigned concern" for free speech while Warren said that Facebook is accepting millions of dollars for ads with misinformation.
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Facing criticism over handling of arrests during unrest, State's Attorney...

Facing criticism over handling of arrests during unrest, State's Attorney Kim Foxx defends dropping cases

CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx faced criticism from downtown business owners, the police superintendent and her political rivals Monday over her approach to... Read more ...

McDonald's files lawsuit against former CEO alleging he had multiple sexual...

McDonald's files lawsuit against former CEO alleging he had multiple sexual relationships with employees and lied to investigators

McDonald's is filing a lawsuit against former CEO Steve Easterbrook. On Monday, the fast-food giant filed litigation against Easterbrook, alleging that the former CEO destroyed... Read more ...

A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to classify their drivers...

A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to classify their drivers as employees, not contractors

Uber and Lyft will have to treat their California drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, a judge ruled Monday. The two companies were sued by the California... Read more ...

Aquarium Is Washing Old Wishes To Pay Bills During Pandemic

Aquarium Is Washing Old Wishes To Pay Bills During Pandemic

No coin shortage here: While it's closed for the pandemic, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has drained a 30-foot waterfall and cleaned off 100 gallons of... Read more ...

New York's MTA wants safer COVID-19 iPhone unlocking, and so should you

New York's MTA wants safer COVID-19 iPhone unlocking, and so should you

A prominent public transportation system has asked Apple to improve the iPhone's face-based unlocking system for public use. Here's how that should happen. Read more ...

Inside McDonald's year of scandals and its race to fix its reputation as the...

Inside McDonald's year of scandals and its race to fix its reputation as the fast-food giant sues its ex-CEO over alleged sexual relationships with employees

McDonald's filed a new lawsuit alleging that former CEO Steve Easterbrook had sexual relationships with three coworkers and destroyed evidence of these... Read more ...

McDonald's former CEO was just named in a lawsuit after investigation finds...

McDonald's former CEO was just named in a lawsuit after investigation finds he had sexual relationships with employees. Here are 18 major changes he made during his 4 years at the helm of the fast-food giant

McDonald's filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing former CEO Steve Easterbrook of lying about sexual relationships with multiple coworkers during his last year at the company. The... Read more ...

Sports-betting stocks slump amid growing concerns that college football will...

Sports-betting stocks slump amid growing concerns that college football will be cancelled entirely

Sports-betting stocks slumped on Monday amid growing concerns that college football will be cancelled entirely this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The MAC on Saturday... Read more ...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai predicted that he would be arrested under...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai predicted that he would be arrested under China's new national security law, but said he would still stay and fight

Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy voices, arrested under China's new national security law on Monday. Lai, who partly owns the publisher of the... Read more ...

Putin congratulates Lukashenko on winning presidential vote in Belarus

Putin congratulates Lukashenko on winning presidential vote in Belarus

Vladimir Putin has congratulated his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on retaining his job following Sunday's election, expressing hope that he will continue to... Read more ...