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Online child sex abuse spiked by 31% in 2020, with at least 13 million disturbing images on Facebook and Instagram

Summary List Placement There was a sharp increase in child sex abuse imagery being posted and shared online during the coronavirus pandemic, much of it hosted on Facebook and Instagram, according to data shared exclusively with Insider.  Figures from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) showed a 31% increase in the number […]

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Ted Cruz claims Joe Biden is ‘more interested’ in Paris than Pittsburgh, weeks after attempting to overturn Pennsylvania’s election results

Summary List Placement Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off Joe Biden’s nascent presidency by attacking his decision to rejoin the Paris climate change agreement — though his choice of metaphor missed the mark. Biden, who was sworn-in on Wednesday, issued a over a dozen executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate agreement to reduce […]

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BlackRock has joined the bitcoin business — the world’s largest asset manager has said two of its funds can now invest in the cryptocurrency

Summary List Placement BlackRock has authorized two of its funds to invest in bitcoin futures, according to filings with the SEC. The two funds are: BlackRock Strategic Income Opportunities and BlackRock Global Allocation Fund. Both funds are allowed to use only cash-settled bitcoin futures, among other assets. Sign up here our daily newsletter, 10 Things […]

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BlackRock has joined the bitcoin business — the world’s largest asset manager has said two of its funds can now invest in the cryptocurrency

Summary List Placement BlackRock has authorized two of its funds to invest in bitcoin futures, according to filings with the SEC. The two funds are: BlackRock Strategic Income Opportunities and BlackRock Global Allocation Fund. Both funds are allowed to use only cash-settled bitcoin futures, among other assets. Sign up here our daily newsletter, 10 Things […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching “Business Insider” in your flash briefing settings. Trump pardoned an ex-Google engineer facing prison. Anthony Levandowski […]

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Michael Flynn’s brother was present on a call discussing the military response to the Capitol siege, despite the Army denying it for days: WaPo

Summary List Placement The US Army falsely denied that Michael Flynn’s brother was present during a meeting regarding the military response to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, deputy chief of staff for operations for the US Army and brother of disgraced ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn, […]