10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
A visitor plays a cloud-game on Google Stadia during Gamescom in Cologne, Germany in August 2019.INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

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Here's what you need to know today.

1. Far-right platform Gab got hacked. On Sunday night, hacker group DDoSecrets said it had got hold of 70GB of Gab data to expose its right-wing users.

2. Google's Stadia failed in part because it missed its targets. The project missed its monthly active user goal by hundreds of thousands of gamers, according to new reports examining the project.

3. There's been a big executive shakeup at Amazon - again. Amazon has chosen Nader Kabbani, VP of Amazon Pharmacy, to lead its vaccine rollout. We have the details here.


4. Elon Musk wants to get inside your head. Literally. The Tesla CEO is developing "neural interface technology," a.k.a. putting microchips into people's brains. Here's everything you need to know about the bizarre business, known as Neuralink.

5. Google has pledged to change the way it handles AI research. After firing two of its top AI researchers in a matter of months, the tech giant is "working to regain trust" with the rest of its staff. A look at what we know so far.

6. Facebook reported more than 20 million images of child sexual abuse in 2020. The social media site flagged more of these images than any other platform last year.

7. The new Facebook smart glasses may have facial recognition technology. The AR glasses could have facial recognition "if people want it" - and if privacy concerns can be addressed.

8. Meet the ex-Salesforce exec Google poached to head up its Cloud division in the UK and Ireland: Pip White tells Insider what it's been like to start a new job in the midst of a global pandemic.


9. Presenting: The 31 hottest proptech startups to watch. We asked leading venture investors what real estate tech companies to keep an eye on. See their top choices.

10. EquityBee raised $20 million in Series A funding, and we have an exclusive look at the pitch deck they used to do it. Take a look at the successful presentation the cash-for-stock startup used.

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Compiled by Jordan Erb. Tips/ comments? Email jerb@insider.com or tweet @JordanParkerErb.

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