CDC updated its guideline to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people

The CDC said that where coronavirus transmission is high, vaccinated people should wear masks indoors in public, especially at K-12 schools. | Continue reading | 8 hours ago

Workers who fix Apple's laptops say their workplace is a ‘sweatshop’

Ten former and current workers at CSAT Solutions, a third-party repair service used by Apple, said they work under poor conditions. | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion

The WeWork founder Adam Neumann's staff made workers fill empty desks, gather crowds, and play The Notorious B.I.G. when guests visited, a book says. | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Professor who worked in a check-cashing store says we’re getting it all wrong

Check-cashing stores are a better deal for many consumers than banks, according to Lisa Servon, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

A couple is facing a defamation lawsuit after writing 1-star Google reviews

Autumn Knepper and Adam Marsh said they uploaded the negative reviews after a receptionist was rude to them. Now they're accused of defamation. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Philip Morris International CEO Said Cigarettes Should Be Banned

Jacek Olczak compared cigarettes to gas-powered cars, which are set to be barred from being sold in the UK starting in 2030. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Cloudflare CEO assailing rival AWS for its prices

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince told Insider he decided to "throw some grenades" at Amazon Web Services in blog assailing its cloud computing pricing. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Oracle cloud unit employees told to prepare for 24/7 work

Oracle's cloud unit has paused all work on everything except "updated priorities" and directed teams to work on projects on a "24x7" basis. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Tom Cotton: US Has an 'Under Incarceration Problem'

Cotton was talking about the crime spike occurring in some cities in the US, where more people are incarcerated per capita than anywhere else. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Google made a 16-bit video game that pays homage to Japan hosting the Olympics

Google's free, adorable Olympics game pays tribute to Japan's rich history of video game production with 16-bit art and throwback gameplay. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Russia disconnected itself from the internet test of defense from cyber warfare

The tests happened from June 15 to July 15, according to RBC Daily, a Russian news outlet. It wasn't possible to independently verify the claim. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Extreme Weather Sweeps the World as Natural Disasters Unleash on 3 Continents

Oregon, Siberia, and western Canada are fighting huge fires, while parts of China and western Europe have devastating floods. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Men in SV are reportedly using plastic surgery to get ahead at work

Tech workers are turning to procedures like Botox, fillers, laser treatments, and even eye and neck lifts, according to the Washington Post. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Xpeng's New P5 Sedan Undercuts Tesla's Model 3 by a Third

Xpeng will sell six versions of the P5, a semi-autonomous family sedan, at prices between $24,670 and $38,550. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Grocery stores are pulling perishable food[..] as they battle a record heat wave

People in Washington state posted pictures of grocery stores with empty freezer aisles and refrigerated units wrapped in plastic. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

The Return of Upward Mobility

Americans are switching jobs at a record rate. Here's why The Great Reshuffle is good for everyone. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Tesla letting people take out a 'Full Self-Driving' subscription for $199/month

Tesla's website says customers can cancel their $199 monthly subscription for "Full Self-Driving" whenever they want. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

John McAfee Died Broke, Spent Millions on Wacky Mansions

The British-American tech tycoon, who once had a $100m fortune, died by apparent suicide in a Spanish prison on June 23 while awaiting extradition. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

President Biden's message to Facebook: You're 'killing people'

President Joe Biden said that platforms like Facebook are "killing people" by spreading vaccine misinformation. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Google Cloud VP of Developer Relations Leaving Amid Israel Controversy

Amr Awadallah, VP of DevRel at Google Cloud, is leaving the company a month after writing about his "story of redemption" from antisemitism. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Facebook execs not happy own data showed it perpetuates right-wing echo chamber

After Facebook acquired a tool to measure user engagement, it repeatedly demonstrated that the platform had become a right-wing echo chamber. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Why Europeans Don't Refrigerate Eggs but Americans Do

It comes down to different preparation methods. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Facebook staffers told to scrap any mention of Russia in a 2017 white paper

Facebook executives told then-Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos to cut all mentions of Russia from a 2017 white paper on security concerns. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

China's Grip on Hollywood Began with Disney Apology for Scorsese's 'Kundun'

In 1998, Disney disavowed Scorsese's Dalai Lama biopic "Kundun." The Chinese Communist Party has called the shots in Hollywood ever since. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The secret club that helps prepare young CEOs to take over the world

The group holds monthly meetings that give executives an opportunity to speak freely about what it's like to run a company. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

A $250k Substack salary wasn't enough to lure a Pulitzer-winning art criti

New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz declined a $250,000 Substack newsletter deal, saying, "It is not my real work to write for 'subscribers.'" | Continue reading | 15 days ago

People craving adrenaline fuel increase in demand for extreme sports after Covid

Extreme, a leading adventure sports company, told Insider that it's seen a "major increase" in interest for extreme sports around the world. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Remote work is destroying remote locations

Millions of millennials, freed from their desk jobs, are working remotely in places like Mexico — and leaving a path of destruction in their wake. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

The head of the FDA is calling for an investigation into her agency's decision

The decision to approve Aduhelm has raised concerns and led three advisors to resign. The agency's head is now asking for an outside investigation. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

US Cities Where the Most Tech Workers Are Moving Now

The places that gained the most professionals with tech jobs during the pandemic are all smaller, up-and-coming hubs in the Midwest and the South. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Senior Google exec opposes remote work, moves to New Zealand to work remotely

A senior Google executive, Urs Hölzle, is working remotely in New Zealand after opposing remote work for lower-level Google employees, CNET reports. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

We found Jeffrey Epstein's other little black book from the 1990s

Found in the 1990s and recently retrieved from a storage unit, the book connects Epstein to Melania Trump's best friend and other prominent figures. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Amazon is trying to persuade Aetna and others to cover its medical-care service

Amazon Care is in talks with health plans to become a covered benefit, opening it up to more people, Insider has learned. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

95% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs – burnout number 1 reason

Workers cited burnout as the main reason motivating them to leave their jobs, at 32%, in a recent poll by job site | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Trump announces lawsuits against Facebook and Twitter

Within minutes of his announcement, Trump began fundraising off of his lawsuits against Facebook and Twitter, promising a 5x matching donation. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Okta CEO asks 3,500 staff to email him their vacation plans

Todd McKinnon told Okta staff about his own plans for an upcoming family vacation in Napa to remind them of the importance of taking breaks, he said. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Jeff Bezos: Work-Life Balance Is 'Debilitating Phrase'

Bezos' work-life balance will get a bit of a shift when he steps down on July 5. A few days later, he'll head to space. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Olympics: AOC Condemns Ban of Sha'Carri Richardson over Cannabis

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the IOC should reconsider its decision to ban the US athlete from the 100-meter race this summer. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Restaurants starting to hire robots instead of people who demand higher pay

Americans are taking their time finding work. The longer they wait, the more it will kickstart the age of automation. Restaurants are leading the way. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Amazon updated its leadership principles days before Jeff Bezos departure as CEO

The two new principles speak to the current size and scope of Amazon, which is now a $1.7 trillion business and one of the world's biggest employers. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

SpaceX toilet in orbit “one hell of a view”

The Crew Dragon spaceship's toilet doesn't offer much privacy, but it does have a great view, according to Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Nabis (YC W19) raises $23M Series B to scale cannabis wholesaling platform

CEO Vince Ning said Nabis will use the fresh funding to double its footprint in California and improve its technology. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Linus Torvalds, Linux Creator, Is in a Race Against Time to Save His Legacy

Linus Torvalds rocked the tech industry at 21 when he created Linux. But Linux's open source developers are aging and Torvalds' 'brilliant jerk' culture isn't helping. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

A cofounder war led to everyone quitting Instagram's trendiest cookware company

While Great Jones' affordable, pastel-colored cookware became a must-have for millennials, a war was brewing between the estranged best-friend founders. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

The US is concealing its research on viruses while criticizing China's secrecy

Accidents have already happened at American labs. But the government panel that oversees the experiments is operating in near-total secrecy. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Prices rising so much that minimum wage workers are poorer than in decades

Average pay is soaring the most since the 1980s, but surging inflation has overshadowed the rally and eroded low-earning Americans' dollars. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Amazon considered buying Signal before acquiring Wickr, sources say

AWS's interest in secure messaging apps reflects its desire to develop more encrypted services and move into the productivity-applications space. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Unemployment declining faster in states that are cutting off $300 benefits

Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri said that federal benefits helped in the past, but the payments now "worsened the workforce issues" that the state faced. | Continue reading | 29 days ago