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Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Associated Press Exclusive: Facebook said that it has “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of 1.5 million new Facebook users since May 2016. A security researcher recently noticed Facebook was asking some new users to provide their email passwords when they signed up — a move widely condemned by security experts. Business Insider […]

Pinterest prices IPO at $19 per share, giving it a $10 billion valuation — lower than its $12.3 billion private valuation

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann.Getty images Pinterest priced its IPO at $ 19 a share on Wednesday, giving it a valuation of $ 10 billion. It’s above the range the company originally set for its IPO, though still below its last private funding valuation of $ 12.3 billion. Pinterest is expected to start trading on Thursday […]

A trip that would have shown a rare moment of bipartisanship between lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a GOP colleague appeared to fall apart last week

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accepted an invitation from Kentucky Republican Rep. Andy Barr to visit coal mines in Eastern Kentucky after the two sparred over climate change policy.  But Barr later made the invitation conditional on Ocasio-Cortez offering an apology to Rep. Dan Crenshaw after the New York […]

17 gift cards that make great graduation gifts

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Away has both e-gift cards and physical gift card options.Away Gift cards can get a bad rap […]

‘El Chapo’ Guzman is awaiting his fate in a US jail, but the Sinaloa cartel already has its next fight lined up

A man walks by the “Chapo” roast chicken restaurant near the main plaza of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hometown in the municipality of Badiraguato, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, July 17, 2015.REUTERS/Roberto Armenta Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, convicted in New York in February, is awaiting what will almost certainly be a […]

Meet Erica Herman, Tiger Woods’ mysterious girlfriend who often joins him at big tournaments

Tiger Woods has been dating 33-year-old Erica Herman for the past year. Herman was in Georgia to celebrate Woods’ PGA Tour Championship last weekend, and now she has joined him in Paris for the Ryder Cup.Rob Carr/Getty Tiger Woods did what some thought was impossible: He capped an epic season-long comeback in 2018 with his […]

Uber relies on Google Maps for its business and spent $58 million on it over three years (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber relies on Google Maps for its business.David Gray/Reuters Uber filed to go public on Thursday, and its paperwork shows that Uber spent $ 58 million on Google Maps between 2016 and 2018. Uber sees Google Maps as “critical” to its business, it says in the filing.  If Google and Uber were to end their […]

Watch SpaceX launch Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, for $150 million

SpaceX has launched the most powerful rocket in the world …again. This is SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. It’s launching for the second time in history. But this time, its cargo is something far more valuable. SpaceX first launched its Falcon Heavy in 2018. When it carried Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into space. But this maiden launch, […]

Salesforce bought new co-CEO Keith Block a $211,703 car and an $86,423 watch in recognition of his ‘leadership achievements’ (CRM)

Salesforce co-CEO Keith BlockSalesforce According to Salesforce’s new proxy statement, the company awarded co-CEO Keith Block a $ 211,703 car and an $ 86,423 watch “in recognition of Mr. Block’s leadership achievements.” Block, who joined Salesforce in 2013, oversaw a rapid period of growth for the company as COO. He was promoted to co-CEO last summer. […]

Rod Rosenstein allegedly said 2 members of Trump’s cabinet were open to invoking the 25th Amendment after Comey’s firing

Rod Rosenstein.AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee James Baker, the FBI’s former general counsel, testified to Congress that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told him two members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet were open to invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. The conversation took place in the spring of 2017, shortly after Trump fired then-FBI […]