10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.AP Photo/Charles Krupa

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  1. Trump supporters are joining alternative social networks. Nearly a dozen "Stop the Steal" groups have popped up since Thursday on social network MeWe, Business Insider has found, filled with posts claiming voter fraud and organizing state-by-state protests of election results.

  2. A Biden-Harris administration has implications for tech. Experts anticipate a nationwide data privacy law and the creation of a consumer privacy protection bureau like the one Vice President-elect Kamala Harris established in California.

  3. Jeff Bezos congratulated President-election Joe Biden on his win. The Amazon billionaire and world's richest person wrote on Instagram that President Trump's loss proves "unity, empathy, and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era."

  4. Apple suspended business with a key supplier. The iPhone maker has halted new businessesafter discovering labor violations.

  5. Facebook alerted US users to Biden's projected win. The social giant added a notification to the top of its site and apps in the US after major news organizations called the race on Saturday.

  6. Apple is expected to unveil MacBooks running its silicon chips on Tuesday. The move is expected to mark the biggest change coming to Apple's Mac computers in years, signaling a departure that will give the tech giant even more control over its laptops and desktops.

  7. Kids are spending cash on video game wager sites. A small slice of the video game market, in which users can bet as little as $1 or as much as $500 on games like "Call of Duty," is exploding during the pandemic.

  8. Finland wants to offer jaded tech talent a new home. The Scandinavian nation wants to draw talent away from the US west coast with an all-expenses paid package that could convert to a permanent stay.

  9. Nikola may have spent up customer deposits. The electric vehicle firm said in 2018 it wouldn't touch customer deposits, but in a 2016 business plan viewed exclusively by Business Insider, Nikola suggested it had already used some of those funds to cover operating expenses.

  10. Investment in mental health startups is on the up. Investors exclusively gave Business Insider their 15 picks for European startups to watch across digital therapeutics and mindfulness.