Tech workers are urging Facebook employees to quit their jobs in protest of the company’s controversial decision to keep up Trump’s post about the George Floyd protest (FB)

Some fellow tech workers are encouraging Facebook employees that are unhappy with the company’s handling of President Trump’s controversial post to step down from the company. The comments come as Facebook employees have been voicing their concerns with Facebook’s policies by speaking out and holding a virtual walkout. One Facebook engineer has already resigned over the company’s recent decision. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As some Facebook employees are voicing their opposition to the company’s handling of a post published by Donald Trump, some in the tech community are urging Facebook employees to step down from the company in protest. Facebook employees held a virtual walkout on Monday… Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s decision to allow Trump’s post in internal meeting even as employees protest and resign (FB)

Facebook is refusing to change its decision to allow a post from Donald Trump about the US protests. Trump posted “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which Twitter said is “glorifying violence” — but Facebook disagreed. At a heated employee meeting on Tuesday, employees challenged CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he stuck by his decision. Employees have staged virtual walkout protests over Facebook’s decision, and some have resigned. Do you work at Facebook? Get in touch at rprice@businessinsider.com or 650-636-6268. Anonymity offered. Mark Zuckerberg isn’t backing down. On a heated call with employees on Tuesday, the Facebook CEO refused to change course on the company’s decision to allow a post… Read More

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Many influencers and brands have stopped their marketing campaigns to focus on messaging around the George Floyd protests

Many brands are issuing statements condemning racism and offering messages of solidarity to protesters following George Floyd’s death. Some companies are shuttering influencer-marketing campaigns this week in order to avoid tone deafness on social platforms where much of the conversation is unfolding. Influencers are also speaking out against brands that were slow to respond and saying some companies should do better at highlighting black voices. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Over the past few days, brands have issued statements condemning racism and offering messages of solidarity to protesters following George Floyd’s death, after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25.… Read More

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Security incidents at US federal agencies declined last year

The White House has revealed that that the number of cybersecurity incidents recorded at US federal agencies went down by eight percent last year in a new report filed with Congress. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) compiled the report which contained data regarding the types of security incidents that took place at government agencies in 2019. The Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2002 requires that all federal agencies report cybersecurity incidents to the OMB. This year’s FISMA report shows that US federal agencies suffered 28,581 security incidents last year, though that number decreased by 8 percent when compared to the 31,107 incidents that were… Read More

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Global PC shipments set to drop 7% in 2020

New numbers from Canalys project a 7% drop in global PC sales, owing to financial strains. The category is one of countless impacted by the COVID-19-related shutdowns, but the group notes that the virus’s direct impact is mostly behind the industry, due to the rebounding of China’s supply chain. A resulting global recession, on the other hand, is expected to continue to have a notable impact on the industry, moving forward. Simply put, people just don’t have the money to spend on upgraded devices. An already struggling smartphone market takes a big hit from COVID-19 Here in North America, the vertical is expected to take a 6% hit, as U.S.… Read More

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