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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 Friday. 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. Google is threatening to pull out of Australia. The […]

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7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 and whether or not their actions contributed to the Capitol siege.  The probe was requested on Thursday in an ethics complaint by Democratic Senators […]

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A Columbia man was charged with threatening to ‘explode the IRS’ building and kill Nancy Pelosi

Summary List Placement A man is facing federal charges after he tweeted threats to “explode the IRS headquarters,” as well as threaten to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, 27, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested earlier Thursday after a criminal complaint was filed in relation to his tweets. […]

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GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter, has announced articles of impeachment against Joe Biden

Summary List Placement Just a day after the inauguration of the country’s 46th president, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced she would be introducing articles of impeachment against Joe Biden. In a statement released on Thursday, Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, said: “President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the […]

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As a symbolic gesture to reframe America as a land of immigrants, Biden wants to remove the word ‘alien’ from immigration laws

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden wants to remove the word “alien” from US immigration laws as a symbolic gesture to acknowledge the US as “a nation of immigrants.” In a summary of his immigration bill, Biden said he planned to replace the word with “non-citizen.” “The language change on the first day of this […]

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Fauci said the US’s COVID-19 vaccines are powerful enough that they should be able to shoulder new strains of the infection with limited impact on efficacy

Summary List Placement Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday the COVID-19 vaccines might not be as effective against new coronavirus strains, but that the vaccines were powerful enough that they would still be beneficial.  Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an advisor on the White […]