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10 things in tech you need to know today

Published by Business Insider on Mon, 23 Nov 2020

<p><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5faaed3bf7d1cb0019e3aee2-2000/Biden transition.jpg" alt="Biden transition" data-mce-source="Joe Raedle/Getty Images" data-mce-caption="U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic." border="0"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. <a href="http://newsletter.businessinsider.com/join/4np/10-things-in-tech&amp;hash=8122c716833601fc1471f79af063b104'nr_email_referer=1&amp;utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=10_things_tech&amp;utm_campaign=Post%20Blast%20sai:%2010%20things%20in%20tech%20you%20need%20to%20know%20today&amp;utm_term=10%20THINGS%20IN%20TECH%20YOU%20NEED%20TO%20KNOW%20-%20ENGAGED%2C%20ACTIVE%2C%20PASSIVE%2C%20DISENGAGED">Sign up here</a> to get this email in your inbox every morning.</p><p>Have an Amazon Alexa device' Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.</p><p>And for the biggest stories in politics, <a href="http://newsletter.businessinsider.com/join/10-things-in-politics" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url'q=http://newsletter.businessinsider.com/join/10-things-in-politics&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1605201922939000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGxk1XZpqYlaMeSYjDkUIAl5zfOiw">sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today</a>launching soon!</p><ol><li><strong>Twitter will give Biden the @POTUS account</strong>. The social media giant announced that <a href="https://nypost.com/2020/11/20/twitter-to-transfer-potus-account-to-joe-biden-on-inauguration-day/">President-elect Biden</a> will inherit the handle on Inauguration Day.<br><br></li><li><strong>Exclusive: Google's founders struck a deal with Sundar Pichai</strong>. When Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped away from Alphabet last year, they <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-alphabet-brin-page-leadership-style-2020-11">struck a deal with CEO Sundar Pichai</a>: you can call us, but we won't call you.<br><br></li><li><strong>An Airbnb exec resigned over Chinese data requests</strong>. Sean Joyce, <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbnb-executive-resigned-last-year-over-chinese-request-for-more-data-sharing-11605896753'mod=tech_lead_pos2">a former deputy director of the FBI</a>, resigned in 2019 over concerns about how the platform shared information with Chinese authorities.<br><br></li><li><strong>Wirecard's former CEO will be forced to testify to lawmakers</strong>. Markus Braun is expected to be called back to <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-20/wirecard-s-ex-ceo-faces-lawmaker-reprisal-over-testimony-snub'srnd=technology-vp">testify to a German parliamentary investigative committee</a> after stonewalling his initial testimony.<br><br></li><li><strong>Inside the rise of conservative social media Parler</strong>. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-parler-rose-from-obscurity-conservative-alternative-twitter-platform-2020-11">The new social media company burst from obscurity this fall</a>&nbsp;as conservatives fled mainstream social-media platforms in search of a free-speech oasis away from misinformation moderation on Facebook and Twitter.<br><br></li><li><strong>Facebook has been condemned for hosting a neo-Nazi network</strong>. The social media giant is under fresh pressure to tackle extremism for <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/nov/22/facebook-condemned-for-hosting-neo-nazi-network-with-uk-links">hosting a white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers</a>, per The Guardian.<br><br></li><li><strong>Manchester United was hit by a cyber attack</strong>. The English football club claimed it was the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55026821">victim of a "sophisticated" cyber attack</a> but that fans' personal information remained safe.<br><br></li><li><strong>GoDaddy employees were caught in a scam.</strong> Scammers <a href="https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/godaddy-employees-used-in-attacks-on-multiple-cryptocurrency-services/">tricked the workers</a> into transferring certain targeted domains, focusing mostly on cryptocurrency platforms.<br><br></li><li><strong>Customers ordering the new PS5 from Amazon were shipped random items. </strong>Some said they received products&nbsp;<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-ps5-playstation-5-orders-uk-delivery-wrong-items-2020-11">they had never ordered,</a> including a coffee machine, a foot massager, and cat food.<br>&nbsp;</li><li><strong>We took a look at hyped fintech Lanistar.</strong> The self-declared future unicorn <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/lanistar-uk-regulator-scam-instagram-warning-2020-11">was briefly in trouble with regulators</a> after hyping up its banking services with celebrity Instagram ads and a branded Bugatti.</li></ol><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/10-things-in-tech-you-need-to-know-today-november-23-2020-11#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/pikes-peak-hill-climb-colorado-most-dangerous-racetrack-2020-2">Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America</a></p>
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