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A Facebook worker reportedly accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to restore banned accounts (FB)

Reuters A Facebook contractor accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from an ad agency, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. Ads Inc. reportedly paid the Facebook worker to restore accounts that had been banned for violating Facebook’s policies. Facebook said the person in question is no longer working with the company, but a former […]

Pete Buttigieg reveals the clients he consulted for at McKinsey, a company he now calls ‘amoral’

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg points to his wedding ring from his marriage to his husband Chasten during the U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate at the Tyler Perry Studios in AtlantaReuters Under mounting pressure for transparency, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed a list of clients he worked for while a consultant […]

China will phase out foreign technology from government and public institutions by 2023

The Chinese government mandated that all government offices and public institutions must replace foreign-supplied hardware and software by 2023, according to Financial Times. The government will gradually phase out affected foreign technology under its 3-5-2 policy — 30% of hardware will be replaced in 2020, 50% in 2021, and 20% in 2022. A driver uses […]

Peter Frates who started the viral Ice Bucket Challenge died after a battle with ALS

YouTube/Fratesp1633 Peter Frates, the man who helped launch the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, has died. Frates, 34, a former all-star athlete, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and launched the challenge two years later raise funds. The challenge spread like wildfire with several celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, athletes, and even nuns partaking in […]

Social trading platform eToro is planning to launch its own debit card next year

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. The UK-based social trading platform is quietly planning to roll out a debit card in Q2 next year, according to images […]

Miss USA Cheslie Kryst wore a Statue of Liberty dress that looked like something straight out of ‘Miss Congeniality’ to compete in Miss Universe 2019

Miss USA Cheslie Kryst’s national costume looked similar to Sandra Bullock’s pageant dress in “Miss Congeniality.”Miss Universe/Castle Rock Entertainment Miss USA Cheslie Kryst wore an ensemble inspired by the Statue of Liberty during the Miss Universe National Costume Show.  Her outfit looked strikingly similar to the dress Sandra Bullock wore in the film “Miss Congeniality,” […]

20 gifts for anyone who loves Disneyland

LEGO Take it from a Disneyland fan: we are fierce in our devotion. We love nothing more than to boast about our appreciation of the attractions, snacks, and general Disney-ness whether we’re at the park in Anaheim or hundreds of miles away.  While the fandom that surrounds Disneyland can be misconstrued as obsessive (I won’t […]

A top Trump health appointee reportedly tried to get taxpayers to reimburse her for $47,000 in jewelry that got stolen from a rented SUV

In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J.Associated Press/Julio Cortez A top Trump health appointee requested that taxpayers cover roughly $ 47,000 worth of jewelry and other luxury items that were stolen as she traveled for work, […]

Uber reveals the top 15 countries users visited, according to its own data

Associated Press Uber has released a list of 15 countries that US tourists took the most international trips to, with neighboring Mexico topping the list. The ride-hailing company used its own rider data to compile the list in its “A look back at 2019” report. The list includes six European countries, including the Netherlands and […]

5 great shows to watch on Netflix this week

“The Movies That Made Us” is a new documentary series about iconic films.FOX Every week, Insider puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you could watch. This week we recommend “The Confession Killer,” “Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show,” “The Movies That Made Us,” “Kitten Rescuers,” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” Visit Insider’s homepage for […]