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Mark Zuckerberg Has Dumped $296 Million Worth of Facebook Shares So Far This Month

Mark Zuckerberg Has Dumped $296 Million Worth of Facebook Shares So Far This Month

Facebook's CEO has dumped hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Facebook shares this month. SEC filings show that so far this month Mark Zuckerberg has nearly 1.6 million Facebook shares, CNBC reports. This amounts to almost $296 million the tech mogul has cashed in. CNBC notes that Zuckerberg had not sold any shares since April prior to August's sales burst. In total this year, he has sold 2.9 million shares, worth $526 million. Read more: "I would question the ethical integrity of an editorial team that answers to Mark Zuckerberg": A former member of Facebook's Trending team weighs...

August 24, 2019
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3 Former Tesla Workers Claim They Were Fired After Becoming Pregnant, Taking Childcare Leave and Making a Phone Call

3 Former Tesla Workers Claim They Were Fired After Becoming Pregnant, Taking Childcare Leave and Making a Phone Call

Three former Tesla workers have told The Guardian in on the record interviews that they were unfairly dismissed for matters concerning pregnancy and time off for childcare. Devon Beccera worked for Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada for 11 months from February 2018. She found out she was pregnant in July of that year, and informed the company of her plans to take maternity leave in February 2019. However, she was fired in December 2018. "Nevada is a right-to-work state, so they didn't need any sort of reason for firing me, but it was very convenient to fire me two weeks before Christmas, and...

October 28, 2019
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Google dramatically severed ties with Huawei — here's what that means for you

Google dramatically severed ties with Huawei — here's what that means for you

that Google has severed ties with Huawei, essentially cutting it off from the Android operating system. Following an executive order from President Trump, which effectively banned Huawei telecoms equipment from being sold in the US, the company was placed on an "entity list" by the US Commerce Department, meaning US companies — Google included — must obtain government permission before dealing with Huawei. Read more: A Google spokeswoman told Business Insider that the company is "complying with the order and reviewing the implications." Here's a rundown of what that means for you if you own...

May 20, 2019
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Twitter Ran Paid Ads From China's State News Media Criticizing the Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Ran Paid Ads From China's State News Media Criticizing the Hong Kong Protests

Twitter has been distributing sponsored posts from Chinese state media criticizing the Hong Kong protests, as spotted by the account of run by the entrepreneur and developer Maciej Ceglowski. The posts were from China's state-run Xinhua news agency. "Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order," one tweet reads, adding that "all walks of life in Hong Kong called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored." Read more: A second sponsored tweet portrayed the public sentiment in Hong Kong as at odds with the...

August 19, 2019
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Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai will testify before Congress at a hearing on digital misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai will testify before Congress at a hearing on digital misinformation

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Big Tech is being trotted out in front of Congress again.The House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced the hearing will feature appearances from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.The hearing, due to take place on March 25, will focus on misinformation and disinformation.The committee chairs said in a "Whether it be falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine or debunked claims of...

Feb 19
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Twitter faces a political disaster in India, where it's taking heat from both the government and protesters over the suspension of accounts

Twitter faces a political disaster in India, where it's taking heat from both the government and protesters over the suspension of accounts

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...We’ve simplified our name. Now we’re just “Insider.” Thank you for reading!Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Twitter is looking down the barrel of a political disaster in India.In a published Wednesday, the social media company said it has suspended 500 accounts in India who were "engaging in clear examples of platform manipulation and spam." It also said it blocked...

Feb 10
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Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight 'education' meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world's most powerful companies

Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight 'education' meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world's most powerful companies

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Six thousand warehouse workers in Alabama could soon decide the future of a $1.5 trillion tech giant and its 560,000 employees worldwide.One of those employees, Darryl Richardson, 51, said he was thrilled to work for Amazon when it opened a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, in March 2020. But within weeks his excitement waned. He said he watched workers get fired after violating social-distancing rules and be slapped with write-ups for taking time from work to use the...

Mar 24
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268 million people had their internet shut off by government-imposed blackouts in 2020, up 49% from 2019

268 million people had their internet shut off by government-imposed blackouts in 2020, up 49% from 2019

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Government-imposed internet blackouts increased in length by 49% in 2020 compared to 2019, per research by digital security and rights group Top10VPN.According to Top10VPN's , 93 major internet shutdowns took place in 21 countries around the world in 2020, including internet throttling — i.e. the only internet available was 2G — as well as social media shutdowns and full internet blackouts.In total, 2020 saw 27,165 hours of internet shutdowns, up a dramatic...

Jan 5
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Valve is fighting to stop Apple from demanding troves of information as part of its fight with 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games

Valve is fighting to stop Apple from demanding troves of information as part of its fight with 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Apple's fight with Epic Games is apparently dragging other video game companies into its net.A joint court filed on Thursday and spotted by reveals Apple has been trying to subpoena Valve, the company behind the hugely popular online game store Steam, for information.Apple has been engaged in a legal battle with Epic Games, the studio behind the wildly popular "Fortnite," since August. The fight centers around Epic Games' refusal to...

Feb 21
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Signal's downloads skyrocketed 4,200% after WhatsApp announced it would force users to share personal data with Facebook

Signal's downloads skyrocketed 4,200% after WhatsApp announced it would force users to share personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp informed users Wednesday that they would have to start sharing some personal data with its parent company, Facebook, starting February 8.RECOMMENDED ARTICLESWhatsApp's rivals got a massive boost after the messaging app announced on Wednesday that it would with its parent company, Facebook.WhatsApp told users they would have to agree to let Facebook and its subsidiaries collect WhatsApp data - including phone numbers and locations - before February 8 or lose access to the app. WhatsApp has since clarified that this affects users only outside the European Union and UK and said that...

Jan 12
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