President Donald Trump reportedly uses unsecured phones for White House business, rather than encrypted phone services intended for top government officials, according to a recent Washington Post report.
Business Insider spoke to cybersecurity experts about how hackers can gain access to phone conversations on unsecured devices.
Unsecured phones are an easy target for hackers, according to the experts, who said they are "so easy to hack it's scary.
[NFA] U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a "dismal failure." Colette Luke has more.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will resign on January 20, the same day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Azar used his departure letter to condemn President Donald Trump over his role in inciting last week's violent attack on the US Capitol. According to Business Insider, Azar said that Trump's actions following the election 'threaten to tarnish' the administration's accomplishments.
[NFA] Washington, D.C. was locked down and U.S. law enforcement officials geared up for pro-Trump marches in all 50 state capitals this weekend, erecting barriers and deploying thousands of National Guard troops to try to prevent the kind of violent attack that rattled the nation on Jan. 6. Jonah Green reports.
President-elect Joe Biden introduced key members of his White House science team, including his nominee for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Biden is elevating the role of presidential science adviser to be a member of the Cabinet for the first time, calling the move “the most exciting announcement” he has made in the entire Cabinet.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s last days in the White House have been marked by rage and turmoil, multiple sources said. No one in Trump’s orbit could convince him to explicitly acknowledge election defeat and use his remaining weeks in office to hold events to tout accomplishments that he and his aides are proud of. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Yeezy LLC has sued a former intern Ryan Inwards. Business Insider reports that Inwards allegedly breached a non-disclosure agreement. The complaint claimed Inwards breached the NDA by posting confidential Yeezy photographs on Instagram. Yeezy LLC is reportedly seeking $500,000 in liquidated damages and punitive damages. Insider has reached out to Yeezy LLC and Kanye West’s representatives for comment.
On social media, it's frighteningly easy to unwittingly spread both misinformation and disinformation. But which is which? According to Business Insider, misinformation is just information that's incorrect, false, or wrong. For example, the idea that 5G networks cause cancer. People often post and forward articles making such claims, even though it's been proven that 5G signals cannot harm the body.
On Friday, Bitcoin slid as investors took profits from the volatile trading week. Business Insider reports the cryptocurrency fell as much as 11%, to $34,409.04, at intraday lows. The slide closes out bitcoin's second most volatile week in the last three years. The coin climbed as much as $41,440 before falling as low as $30,324. The week also saw more voices dismiss the cryptocurrency as a dangerous market bubble.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan on Thursday. It includes $1,400 checks, according to Business Insider. Biden had pledged $2,000 direct payments to Americans. The $1,400 checks would be in addition to the $600 direct payments provided most recently. This would be welcomed funds as more and more Americans face eviction and hunger. Most developed countries worldwide have been supporting their citizens with funds since last March.
Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police.