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Politics 2020-05-29T08:27:16Z
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Trump's executive order cracking down on 'online censorship' has nothing to do with free speech

The move could scare social media giants away from even modest moderation of disinformation — an outcome that serves Trump's political aims.
Tech 2020-05-29T07:50:56Z
In this May 11, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump points to a question as he speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump has many targets in his war against the media but perhaps none more surprising than the Voice of America, the venerable U.S.-government funded institution created during WWII and expanded during the Cold War to broadcast independent news and promote democracy and American values to the world. In a series of attacks, Trump and his supporters have accused the outlet of “disgraceful” reporting. They're now pushing hard to install their choice to run the agency that oversees VOA and its affiliates. That battle is about to hit Congress, where partisan lines have already been drawn over fears the administration wants to turn them into Trump propaganda machines. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Twitter slapped a 'glorifying violence' label on a Trump tweet that threatened George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis with getting shot

Twitter placed a clickthrough block on a Trump tweet that said: "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."
Tech 2020-05-29T07:09:09Z
President Donald Trump speaks as he receives a briefing on the 2020 hurricane season in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

10 things in tech you need to know today

Trump signs EO. Zuckerberg learns limits. FBI snooping stopped.
News 2020-05-29T06:59:45Z

Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

Twitter wrote that any attempts to unilaterally erode Section 230 threatens "the future of online speech and Internet freedoms."
Tech 2020-05-29T03:55:00Z

How to send a calendar invite in Outlook in 5 simple steps

It's easy to send a calendar invite in Outlook to confirm a meeting with your contacts. Here's how to do it.
Tech 2020-05-29T03:48:00Z

'Does Sling TV have local channels?': Here's what you need to know about Dish Network's internet TV service

Sling TV doesn't offer most local channels like CBS, PBS, or ABC, but those in select markets may be able to watch their local FOX or NBC affiliate.
Politics 2020-05-29T03:43:00Z

Trump cruises on caps lock to claim mail-in voting will 'LEAD TO THE END' for Republicans

Despite the Trump administration's alarming characterization of voter and mail-in voting fraud, real-life cases have been scant.
Tech 2020-05-29T03:24:00Z

'What is Flipboard?': How the social news app and its digital features keep you informed

Flipboard is a social news app that lets you curate daily headlines from trusted outlets based on your interests and delivers stories magazine-style.
Tech 2020-05-29T03:18:00Z

'How long does AirPods' battery last?': Here's how long your AirPods will last before you'll need to recharge them

Your AirPods battery should last up to 24 hours after charging them in their case the night before, if you keep the case with you.
Tech 2020-05-29T03:08:00Z

How to delete your Instagram account permanently, or temporarily deactivate it

You can easily delete your Instagram account if you no longer want to use it, or you can temporarily deactivate.
Tech 2020-05-29T02:57:00Z

How to recover your TikTok account within 30 days of deleting it

You can easily recover your TikTok account if it was deleted in the past 30 days. Here's how to do it.
Tech 2020-05-29T02:49:00Z

How to remove a device from your Netflix account in 5 simple steps

You can easily remove a device from your Netflix account if you no longer use a certain device to stream Netflix. Here's how.
Tech 2020-05-29T02:35:00Z

How to cancel HBO Go through your cable service provider

You can't cancel HBO Go through HBO directly, but the app offers a way to connect with your TV provider so you can cancel the service yourself.
Tech 2020-05-29T02:24:00Z

'How many people can watch HBO Go at once?': Here's the number of devices you can connect to one account, and how it compares to HBO's competition

HBO Go allows two devices to stream shows and movies at once. You can have up to three registered devices attached to a single HBO Go account.
Tech 2020-05-29T02:21:59Z

Trump has officially declared war on Twitter and Facebook. Here's the latest on the executive order targeting social media and the reaction at internet companies.

Trump's executive order represents a direct challenge to social media companies like Twitter and Facebook, but legal experts say it faces steep hurdles.
Tech 2020-05-29T02:16:00Z

How to find playlists on Apple Music and add them to your library

There are several ways to find playlists on Apple Music. One of the quickest ways to find a curated playlist the app is by using the search function.
Tech 2020-05-29T01:55:00Z

How to remove devices from a Disney Plus account by logging out individually or from all devices at once

To remove devices from Disney Plus when you've hit the maximum number, you can log out of the app on each device, or all devices at once.
Tech 2020-05-29T01:35:00Z

How to host another channel on Twitch, either manually or automatically

When you host a channel on Twitch, people who visit your channel while you're offline will see that other channel's stream instead.
Tech 2020-05-29T01:34:35Z

Read the full executive order about social media companies that President Trump signed

Here's the full text of the executive order released signed by President Trump that seeks "transparency and accountability from online platforms."
Tech 2020-05-29T01:27:00Z

How to change your Twitch username in 6 simple steps, and rebrand your streaming channel

When you change your Twitch username, you'll have to make sure that the username you want hasn't already been taken.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-29T00:21:36Z

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff explains how giving its salespeople a one-time guaranteed commission and allowing customers 'flexibility' on contracts are 'investments' that will help the company weather the economic crisis

To help employees and customers get through the quarter, Benioff said Salesforce took strategic steps to invest in the company's long term success.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-29T00:04:37Z

President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple competition with Facebook and Twitter

Aside from the legal concerns raised by Trump's order, VCs warn that it would burden startups with new costs that Facebook and Twitter can afford.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-28T23:55:17Z

Rony Abovitz is stepping down as Magic's Leap CEO, describing the move as 'a natural next step' – read the memo he just sent staff

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz has said he is stepping down from his role at the company, but a replacement has not been named.
Tech 2020-05-28T23:48:43Z

Satirical websites are testing Facebook's policy on not being the 'arbiter of truth' by running false headlines claiming Mark Zuckerberg is dead or abusive

A new executive order signed by President Trump has once again called into question the handling of misinformation on social media.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-28T23:43:53Z

Facebook tried to appease its conservative critics for years. It got hit by Trump's executive order on social media anyway.

Facebook has desperately fought to avoid allegations of anti-conservative bias for years, but it hasn't helped.
Enterprise 2020-05-28T23:22:33Z

Cisco is buying 400-employee startup ThousandEyes, which launched by using thrown-away computer servers and an unusual source of seed money

ThousandEyes is an unusual success story as its founders launched with almost no money, and investors came after them, not the other way around.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-28T23:18:55Z

A developer says Microsoft led him on about a job and buying his tool before going silent and releasing its own very similar service. Now he wants an explanation and credit for his work.

The developer says Microsoft had a months-long discussion about hiring him and acquiring AppGet before cutting off communication and releasing WinGet.
Tech 2020-05-28T23:18:47Z

Trump's executive order calls out YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook — but Google's name curiously disappeared from the final version of the order

Trump's executive order namechecked a handful of tech companies, but tried to spare Google with a strange tweak of phrasing.
Tech 2020-05-28T23:07:53Z

Trump's executive order specifically calls out his feud with Twitter over its move to add fact-check labels to his misleading tweets about mail-in voting

Trump's directive comes days after Twitter added a fact-checking label to the president's tweets that falsely linked vote-by-mail ballots to fraud.
Finance 2020-05-28T23:02:00Z

TECH COMPANIES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES: How Apple, Amazon, and Google are taking financial services by storm

Business Insider Intelligence examines how Apple, Google, and Amazon are gaining a larger foothold in the global financial services industry.
Tech 2020-05-28T22:49:00Z

How to comment on Reddit posts or reply to other comments on desktop or mobile

To comment on Reddit, you just need to open a post and select the text editor or "Add a comment" option.
Tech 2020-05-28T21:57:00Z

How to hyperlink on Reddit and link out to other websites within a Reddit post or comment

You can hyperlink on your Reddit posts or comments by using the icon that looks like a chain, which is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
Tech 2020-05-28T21:42:40Z

San Francisco is ordering everyone to wear a mask or cover their face in public when they're within 30 feet of someone they don't live with

Masks or face coverings will still not be required when exercising outdoors, such as while running, walking, or biking.
Tech 2020-05-28T21:33:24Z

What you need to know about Section 230, the controversial part of an internet law Trump targeted in a new executive order

Section 230 has been described as "the most important law protecting internet speech" and "the 26 words that created the internet."
Tech 2020-05-28T21:00:00Z

VOICE ASSISTANTS IN HEALTHCARE: An inside look at 3 emerging voice use cases healthcare providers can deploy to cut costs, build loyalty, and drive revenue

Business Insider Intelligence outlines the voice opportunity in healthcare and explores the drivers propelling voice adoption in the healthcare realm.
Transportation 2020-05-28T20:58:00Z

Elon Musk has officially hit the first milestone of his $55 billion compensation package

Elon Musk doesn't take a salary for running Tesla, and most of his wealth is tied up in stock. Now, he can buy even more shares at a big discount.
Tech 2020-05-28T20:51:00Z

The best TV deals — save $300 on Vizio's Quantum X 4K TV

From entry-level LED TV models to premium OLED TVs, these are the best 4K TV deals available right now from LG, Vizio, Sony, Samsung, TCL, and more.
Politics 2020-05-28T20:25:47Z

Trump signs executive order threatening social-media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

First Amendment experts say Trump has "absolutely no legal authority" to regulate or shut down social-media companies he disagrees with.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-28T19:55:41Z

Box had a better-than-expected quarter amid the work-from-home boom. CEO Aaron Levie explains how its pivot to letting its own employees work from anywhere will help it keep up the momentum.

Box's CEO says the company has not missed a beat when requiring employees to work remotely, and it's even made the business operate more efficiently.
Opinion 2020-05-28T19:38:22Z

Facebook's algorithm is a sociopath, and Facebook management is too greedy to stop it

Facebook has known its algorithms encourage antisocial behavior for years and done little to stop it. Malice is its moneymaker.
Tech 2020-05-28T19:31:56Z

Amazon's website is down for many users across the US

Amazon's website appeared to be down, on both desktop and mobile, in many parts of the US on Thursday afternoon.
Tech 2020-05-28T19:28:00Z

How to get dark mode on the Apple Music app on your iPhone or Android device

You can get a dark mode theme on your Apple Music app on iOS and Android devices to reduce eye strain.
Tech 2020-05-28T19:16:00Z

'What is Reddit Premium?': A guide to Reddit's membership tier, which hides ads and gives you access to exclusive features

Reddit Premium is a paid subscription service for Reddit that costs $5.99 per month, and gives you several exclusive features.
Transportation 2020-05-28T19:10:32Z

Executives who work for Amazon's logistics kingpin Dave Clark become 'Dave whisperers' to avoid directly speaking to the brash boss

Executives who work for Amazon SVP Dave Clark say their boss is "brilliant," but his straightforward attitude inspires an unusual corporate culture.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-28T19:07:23Z

Amazon could use its possible acquisition of the self-driving-car startup Zoox to make discounted robo-taxi rides a perk for Prime subscribers, Morgan Stanley says

"Discounted ridesharing for Prime members, would, in our view, be a meaningful driver of Prime growth," Morgan Stanley said.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-28T18:59:00Z

Google is working with health systems and tech firms to track coronavirus in every county using data from hospitals and cell phones

The project, dubbed the National Response Portal, is collecting data on coronavirus testing, ventilator use, and movement.
Tech 2020-05-28T18:54:33Z

Zoom is a goldmine for playing pranks. Here are the best ways to mess with your friends and coworkers.

Zoom is how we communicate these days. It's also a great place to play pranks on unsuspecting video call participants.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-28T18:51:34Z

Days after layoffs, an Uber exec sold over half her Uber stock for $8.6 million, while cofounder Garrett Camp has sold $69.6 million in stock since March 12

Jill Hazelbaker, who runs Uber's marketing, got tongues wagging by a big stock trade during these troubled times.
Tech 2020-05-28T18:30:00Z

How to skip songs on your AirPods or AirPods Pro using the double-tap or press and hold features

To skip songs on your AirPods, you can use the default double-tap action on the left or right earbud, or adjust your device's Bluetooth settings.
Healthcare 2020-05-28T18:29:00Z

We got a look at Eaze's 2020 pitch deck, which shows vastly scaled back ambitions as the once-soaring cannabis startup shifts to a new strategy

We obtained documents outlining Eaze's financial projections in 2017 and 2020. They reveal vastly scaled back ambitions and a strategy shift.
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