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10 Streaming Horror Movies to Get You Through These Troubled Times

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: A few days ago, Chris and I decided this week’s theme should be “feel good” horror movies because we can all use some hope and empowerment. Simpler times when our US government’s only failure was 2020’s pandemic response. At this very moment? I’m writing about horror movie recommendations while Ame...
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All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos

Facebook’s photo transfer tool is now available globally half a year on from an initial rollout in Europe, the company said today. The data portability feature enables users of the social network to directly port a copy of their photos to Google’s eponymous photo storage service via encrypted transfer, rather than needing to download and manually upload photos themselves — thereby reducing the hassle involved with switching to a rival service. Facebook users can find the option to “Transfe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Canada, United States, Ireland, Antitrust, Photo Sharing, Google Photos, Social Network

Everyone can now use Facebook’s Google Photos export tool

In 2019, Facebook started testing a tool that lets you transfer your images from the social network to Google Photos easily. Earlier this year, the company rolled it out in selected countries including the US, Canda, the UK, and some regions of the Asia Pacific and Africa. [Read: Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app] Now, the company is making the tool available to everyone around the globe. You can use it on desktop and mobile both. Follow ou...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Apps, UK, Africa, US, Asia Pacific, Google Photos

Amazon's updates to the Echo's 'Drop In' and 'Reminder' features should boost user engagement

Business Insider Intelligence and eMarketer are now Insider Intelligence, a digitally-focused research company from Insider Inc. Learn more about what we offer. This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Amazon is evolving its Echo smart speaker lineup into an in-house intercom system by allowing user...
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Encrypted messaging app Signal is surging in popularity — and it just added new tools meant to help protesters stay anonymous

Encrypted messaging app Signal rolled out new features Wednesday meant to help protect the anonymity of people organizing and participating in protests across the country. Signal has surged in popularity in the past week, becoming the eighth most downloaded social networking app among US iPhone users on Tuesday. The app lets people message, call, and share video using end-to-end encryption, meaning their communications will be kept hidden if their phones are hacked or confiscated. Visit Busine...
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Russell Wilson: Colin Kaepernick Was ‘Trying To Do The Right Thing’ Through His Protests

(CNN) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he is “staggered” by events in the US in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. Rather than talk about the NFL with reporters Wednesday, Wilson insisted on speaking about racism in America and how Colin Kaepernick was “trying to do the right thing” through his protests. Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after being arrested by a police officer, who had pinned him to the ground by kneeling on his neck for several minutes. Police wer...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, US, Sports, California News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, San Francisco, Seattle Seahawks, West Coast, North Carolina, Russell Wilson, Wilson

SEGA announces Game Gear Micro version of their classic 1990s handheld console

Pegged on SEGA's 60th anniversary, the company announced a tiny version of their Game Gear 8-bit handheld console first released in 1990. It will sell for 4,980 yen (US$50). From IGN: The Game Gear Micro is currently only available to preorder in Japan and will launch on October 6th. At time of writing, there has been no news of a Western release for the device. The console has a one-inch screen, and will arrive in four colour schemes, each with a different set of four games preloade...
Tags: Video, Games, Japan, News, US, Videogames, Sega, 1990s, Retro Gaming

'I have a heavy heart right now,' says Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he is "staggered" by events in the US in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.
Tags: US, Cnn, Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson

Iran releases US navy veteran detained for nearly two years

Michael White was detained in 2018 and sentenced 10 years on charges of insulting the supreme leader and posting a private photoA navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and started making his way home, US officials said Thursday. “The nightmare is over,” his mother said.Michael White was detained in 2018 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of insulting Iran’s supreme leader and posting a private photograph publicly. Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, US military, Michael White

Barnett’s New Blackcat and Wildcat Recurve Crossbows

The new Barnett Wildcat Recurve Crossbow offers top-tier performance at an affordable price. IMG Barnett Grand Prairie, TX -( Barnett is keeping the heritage of crossbows alive with their all-new Blackcat and Wildcat recurves, offering a classic, easy-to-use design with contemporary cutting edge technology. Whether you're a new crossbow shooter, a small-framed hunter, or merely prefer a simple, straightforward design, The Blackcat and Wildcat offer a pair of extremely affordable ...
Tags: Guns, US, Gear, Barnett, Archery News, Barnett Crossbows, Barnett Range Built, IMG Barnett, Barnett Wildcat Recurve Crossbow, Blackcat

Tropical depression Cristobal expected to turn back toward the US coast and re-intensify

Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Thursday while it slowly drifts east southeast and brings flooding rains over Mexico. It is expected to turn toward the north, moving back over the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening and moving toward the US Gulf Coast by the weekend.
Tags: Mexico, US, Cnn, Gulf of Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Michael White: US veteran on way home from Iran after detention

US Navy veteran Michael White is released by Iran, where he had been detained since 2018.
Tags: News, US, Iran, US Navy, Michael White

Google will give every employee $1,000 to WFH. Its head of wellness explains why

Most of Google's US workforce has been working remotely since March due to the coronavirus. And last month, CEO Sundar Pichai said he expects most employees will largely be working from home for the rest of the year.
Tags: Google, US, Cnn, Sundar Pichai

Google will give every employee $1,000 to WFH. Its wellness manager explains why

Most of Google's US workforce has been working remotely since March due to the coronavirus. And last month, CEO Sundar Pichai said he expects most employees will largely be working from home for the rest of the year.
Tags: Google, News, US, Stories, Sundar Pichai

Market heating up after two-month coronavirus chill

The peak selling market in Southern California typically starts on Superbowl Sunday each year and extends through May.  But with the onset of the stay-at-home orders in mid-March to contain the virus, the housing market was thrown on its ear. Now that we are proceeding with the re-opening of our economy, the weather is warming up, and folks have spent their down time home shopping on every website they can find, demand is ramping up once again. Let’s review where we are with the data. According ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, US, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Irvine, Great Park, Steven Thomas, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

US trade deficit widens as exports hit 10-year low

The U.S. trade deficit surged in April as the COVID-19 pandemic upended the global flow of goods and services, pushing exports to a 10-year low.
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Meghan Markle speaks out on racial divisions in US

Los Angeles native Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, told students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered.
Tags: US, Los Angeles, Sussex, MEGHAN MARKLE, George Floyd

Tropical Storm Cristobal could hit US late this weekend after strengthening in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. landfall intensity of Tropical Storm Cristobal is heavily dependent on the next 48 hours.         [Author: Fort Myers News-Press]
Tags: News, US, Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers News-Press

Psychological distress has increased among US adults during COVID-19, shows survey

A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress--from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020.
Tags: Health, US, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, COVID, SNF Agora Institute

American Airlines expands its US flight schedule for July

The airlines' summer travel season won't be as busy or profitable as last year's. But it's looking less dire than expected.
Tags: US, Cnn, American Airlines

Name in the news: Meidas Touch

Here’s one positive thing you can say about this nerve-blasting election cycle: It’s attracting fresh voices into political advertising. I’ve written about the Lincoln Project—a group of prominent anti-Trump Republicans—which has produced some striking outdoor and video ads. (See more here.) Today I’m focusing on an even newer effort: Meidas Touch, which launched its first ad on April 22.   Meidas Touch—sometimes styled MeidasTouch; editorial standards appear to be a work in progress—is the...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, US, America, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, Linguistics, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Macon Georgia, Trademark Office, Midas Muffler, Midas, Naming, Nancy Friedman

Devils: The CW Nabs US Rights to Patrick Dempsey’s Italian Drama

Devils: The CW nabs US rights to Patrick Dempsey’s Italian drama The CW has officially acquired the rights to Grey’s Anatomy vet Patrick Dempsey’s new Italian drama series titled Devils, Deadline confirmed. It is scheduled to make its U.S. broadcast debut later this year for the Tuesday-8PM slot, replacing Two Sentence Horror Stories and Dead Pixels on the network’s Fall 2020 line-up. This latest series acquisition comes after The CW has also nabbed the rights to CBS All Access’ Tell Me a St...
Tags: TV, Movies, US, Italy, TV News, The Cw, Cbs, Sky Atlantic, Cw, Grey, Patrick Dempsey, Sky Italia, Dempsey, Devils, Massimo, Dominic

Remote employees are increasingly leaking confidential company information. Experts explain how it became such an issue —and how to stop it.

Remote workers are sending company emails to their personal accounts, using unsecured apps, and even stealing data, several new research reports show. The stakes are high in corporate data loss, with pharmaceutical companies and financial firms at risk as the world battles a pandemic and recession. Surveilling employees runs the risk of alienating hard-working staff who have simply adopted risky habits in an effort to be productive at home.  Actual data theft spikes during times of layoffs, re...
Tags: US, Trends, Hillary Clinton, State Department, State, Small Business Administration, Wrike, Andrew Filev, Tim Adler, Securonix, Josh Bohls, Alena Reva, Kaspersky It, Shareth Ben

US says Alaska man laundered nearly $1B for Iran through #UAE

US says Alaska man laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAE:An Alaska man accused of laundering $1 billion held in South Korea for Iran funneled nearly all the money through the United Arab Emirates, U.S. federal court documents released early Thursday show.The court documents, filed as part of a U.S. asset seizure effort, shed further light on how Kenneth Zong allegedly created fake invoices to help Iran draw cash held by South Korea in lieu of payment for oil shipments.It also renewed questio...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, US, Iran, Alaska, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kenneth Zong

Sourcing software provider Keelvar raises $18M from Elephant and Mosaic

It was perhaps not until the COVID-19 pandemic hit the planet that most of us had ever heard or uttered the phrase “supply chain”. But in a global economy that had become drunk and lazy on ‘just in time ordering’ and similar, the threat to supply chains of things like, oh, food, from that pesky virus has become real and visceral. That why automation of ‘the supply chain’ has become such a huge issue. So it’s not a huge surprise that startups aimed at tackling this are suddenly thrust into the li...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Enterprise, US, Samsung, Cork Ireland, Coupa, Bain Company, Paua Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, JAGGAER, Toby Coppel, Keelvar, Siemens Coca Cola Novartis BMW, Alan Holland

1.9 million seek U.S. jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many employers are still cutting jobs even as the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the pace of layoffs. The total number of people who are receiving jobless aid rose slightly to 21.5 million, down from a peak of nearly 25 million two weeks ago but still at a historically high level. It shows that scattered rehiring is offsetting only some of the ongoing layoffs ...
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Four chicken industry execs indicted for alleged price fixing conspiracy

Senior executives from two major US chicken producers have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to fix prices and rig bids on "broiler chickens," which are sold to grocery stores and restaurants.
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A TikTok HR exec explains how to get a job at the company, from landing an interview to demonstrating 'ByteStyle'

While still a relative newcomer to the social-media world, TikTok has emerged this year as one of the most talked-about companies in tech. The short-form video app has broken download records and entered the cultural mainstream by setting new trends in the music and entertainment industries. The ByteDance-owned company is now scaling up its hiring in the US, with hundreds of current job openings for roles in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago. Business Insider spoke to Kate...
Tags: Google, Americas, Disney, US, Trends, Paypal, Chicago, Austin, Netflix, Hulu, Barney, New York Los Angeles Chicago, Kevin Mayer, Bytedance, New York Los Angeles Austin, Tiktok

Hatsan Unveils New Versatile Tactical Shotgun Line of Shotguns

Hatsan USA just announced their new VTS series of tactical shotguns. IMG Hatsan USA Bentonville, AR -( New for 2020, Hatsan is introducing its Versatile Tactical Shotgun (VTS) line of Escort shotguns. There are both conventional and bullpup configurations to suit all needs. The VTS series utilizes familiar controls and features found on the ever-popular modern sporting rifle. These similarities make transitioning from rifle to shotgun easier than ever before. Capable of firing bo...
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Leaked messages show that UK challenger banking unicorn Monzo is cutting up to 80 staff amid the coronavirus pandemic as it looks to reshape its business

UK-based unicorn challenger bank Monzo is laying off up to 80 staff amid a re-organization of the startup's business in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  It was originally reported that the company would lay off up to 120 people in an internal message, per Reuters. However, a subsequent message and a source speaking to BI indicate that the number will be closer to 70-80 staff. The startup's revenues plunged during the coronavirus lockdown with Monzo opting to utilize the UK government's s...
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