People who call 'Pokémon GO' a bad game are missing the point
Plenty of people are saying the smash hit mobile game isn't very good, but that's not the point.
TikTok continues to take down major Andrew Tate fanpages and misogynistic videos after ban
TikTok took down several popular Andrew Tate fanpages after Insider requested comment from the platform. There are still numerous copycat accounts.
Capitol Records cuts ties with FN Meka, the 'virtual rapper' with over 10 million followers, after backlash
Capitol Records signed FN Meka this month, but faced a backlash after allegations that the virtual rapper perpetuated anti-Black stereotypes.
Andrew Tate fan pages thrive on TikTok even after the influencer was banned for misogynistic content
The influencer Andrew Tate's TikTok account was banned on Friday, but many fan pages sharing his content are still online as of Monday afternoon.
California woman alleges Daily Harvest meal made her so ill that doctors had to remove her gallbladder, lawsuit says
Daily Harvest recalled its "French Lentil and Leek Crumbles" product after people said it made them sick. Now people are suing the company.
Meta and TikTok bans influencer Andrew Tate — who's known for misogynistic comments — from Facebook and Instagram
Meta and TikTok spokespeople told Insider that Tate was banned for violating the platforms' policies.
Hackers can exploit a flaw in Apple's latest update to take full control of your iPhone and Mac
The US government urged iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to download an emergency security fix as soon as possible.
'One-stop hate shop': Andrew Tate's rise to TikTok superstardom is fueling violent misogyny and men's rights extremism
The kickboxer-turned-influencer Andrew Tate has been online for years, but it wasn't until earlier this year that he exploded in popularity.
Meta took down clips of a UK rapper's drill music video after law enforcement asked, raising censorship fears
The rap subgenre drill, which often includes lyrics about violence, has been one of the most criminalized music forms in the last decade.
Instagram and OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney arrested in stabbing death of her boyfriend
Courtney Clenney has over 2 million Instagram followers. Police arrested her on a murder charge in connection with her boyfriend's stabbing death.
'Total disintegration' of the FBI, civil war: Trump World and far-right explode over Mar-A-Lago raid
Far-right influencers harshly criticized the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-A-Lago residence. Some fringe forum users suggested there would be civil war.
How tennis ace Serena Williams and tech guru Alexis Ohanian make and spend their millions
Serena Williams is the best tennis player alive. Alexis Ohanian founded Reddit. Together, they make one of the most famous power couples in the world.
Czech prince William Rudolf Lobkowick is preserving heirlooms from his family's 700-year-old legacy, which were stolen by the Nazis and Communists, using NFTs
"It's not just about selling NFTs to support cultural monuments, but it's also looking at how do we preserve a record of our history?" he told CNBC.
I drove a McLaren 100 mph using my head to steer and my breath to accelerate, and it showed the amazing ways technology is helping people with disabilities
The SAM Car was made for the former IndyCar racer Sam Schmidt, who was left quadriplegic following a crash in 2000.
Saudi police arrest Egyptian TikToker with millions of followers for video they claim had 'sexual content'
Police reportedly arrested Tala Safwan earlier this week. It's unclear whether she's still detained or what charges she faces.
Pro-Trump channel One America News is about to get cut off from millions of TVs
Without access to any large cable providers, the Trump-favorite channel One America News' viewership could plummet dramatically.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Sandy Hook defamation trial, explained
There is an ongoing trial to decide how much Alex Jones must pay some of the families. He will face two more similar trials this year.
Leaked documents outline how Roblox would censor content on its platform to fit China's rules, Report Says
A leaked Tencent presentation appears to show regulations for online games, including no "sexual insinuation" or tampering "with historical facts."
T-Mobile to pay out $500 million over its 2021 data breach, which impacted over 76 million customers
In a proposed agreement, T-Mobile will pay out $500 million to the class action defendants and improve its data security.
TikTok could serve as an 'amplifier of hateful ideologies,' according to new report analyzing Buffalo shooter's beliefs
TikTok has a history of hosting racist videos and disinformation. A report analyzes how some of the Buffalo shooter's ideas are present on the app.
The Piper Rockelle legal battle continues: Her mother countersues 10 parents of ex-Piper Squad members for $30 million
Tiffany Smith and her daughter, Piper Rockelle, are suing 10 parents for $30 million. The suit follows sexual abuse allegations against Smith.
An anonymous music streaming YouTube channel has built a loyal community of over 11 million fans, but complex copyright rules could put its future in jeopardy
A music livestream on the hugely popular Lofi Girl YouTube channel was suspended earlier this month due to false copyright strikes.
Racist and sexist AI robots adhered to harmful stereotypes when sorting photos of people. Researchers say the tech is 'unsafe for marginalized groups'
When the robot was directed to categorize a criminal, it would choose a block with a Black man on it more often than a white man.
TikTok announces new child safety update that will test organizing content by maturity level
TikTok has a long history of spawning mature trends and content on its platform, including dangerous challenges and disinformation.
Ace Family's year from hell: The controversial YouTube family channel faced foreclosure, lawsuits, and widespread criticism of their latest venture
A timeline of Ace Family's trouble: from a cosmetics brand suing Catherine, the outcry around Austin's boxing event, and the house foreclosure.
What is the latest on the trials of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers?
The January 6 hearings on the Capitol riot this week will focus on the role that extremist groups such as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers played.
A trial date is set in the Piper Rockelle YouTube alleged child exploitation case
A trial date has been set for the next year. The plaintiffs' lawyer told Insider nothing in the defendants' response affected their view of the case.
After an AI bot wrote a scientific paper on itself, the researcher behind the experiment says she hopes she didn't open a 'Pandora's box'
The researcher asked an AI bot to write a 500-word academic thesis about itself and submitted it to an academic journal. It's now being peer-reviewed.
1 billion Chinese citizens' data stolen after a police database was left open without a password for a year, reports say
Access to a Shanghai police database containing 1 billion Chinese citizens' personal data was reportedly open for over a year.
What is the future of QAnon? What the return of 'Q' means for QAnon and the far-right conspiracy movement.
The anonymous leader of QAnon began posting new messages after a year and a half absence, sparking skepticism, and celebration from QAnon diehards.
Spotify, YouTube, and others remove Highland Park suspect's songs and videos after history of disturbing content
The 21-year-old suspect posted online as "Awake The Rapper" and created music videos of himself that included depictions of mass killing.
Pro-Trump influencers and GOP scramble to counter Hutchinson testimony on Trump's actions during Jan 6 Capitol riot
Hutchinson's Tuesday testimony sparked a wave of backlash from far-right influencers online, with some spreading baseless theories to discredit her.
A record number of US internet users searched for abortion medication after SCOTUS Roe v. Wade draft leaked, study shows
US Google searches for abortion medication spiked after the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade draft leaked in May.
A 16-year-old pro soccer star says she's ready to tackle the 'next step' of women's fight for equality in sports
Teenage prodigy Olivia Moultrie told Insider about her new sports tech partnership and how it aligns with her desire "to push the status quo."
RIP Internet Explorer: People flooded Twitter with memes and nostalgic posts after the 27-year-old browser was shut down
The browser has always been an easy target for mockery, but nostalgic users acknowledge how essential it once was in their surfing history.
Who are the Patriot Front, the 31 masked white supremacists arrested in Idaho for targeting a Pride event?
Authorities in Idaho arrested 31 members of the Patriot Front white supremacist group during a Pride in the Park event at Coeur d'Alene City Park.
Who is Milo Yiannopoulos, the far-right troll interning for Marjorie Taylor Greene?
Milo Yiannopoulos was once a prominent voice in far-right media. Now he's interning for "the most online troll member of congress."
China's 'Lipstick King' influencer Li Jiaqi goes offline after livestream of a 'tank cake' fuels Tiananmen massacre talk
The 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is heavily censored in China, to the extent that many younger citizens don't know it happened.
Google bans deepfakes on its machine-learning research product Colab
Deepfakes have been used for viral memes and pop culture creations, but also to spread disinformation and maliciously target women.
'False flag' conspiracies about the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings are already big on the far-right
"False flag" accusations after mass shootings have increased in recent years and become less centralized around specific influencers espousing them.
Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law that critics say would allow hate speech to run rampant online
The legislation would have prevented larger social media platforms from censoring or banning Texas users for their "political viewpoints."
The Onion features every single 'No Way To Prevent This' article on its homepage after deadly Uvalde shooting
The Onion's homepage went viral for featuring all of the website's "No Way To Prevent This" articles satirizing the inaction after mass shootings.
Monkeypox conspiracies are far-right politicians and influencers latest misinformation campaign
A number of baseless conspiracy theories about the monkeypox virus have spread on social media, smearing Bill Gates and other familiar targets.
Fake accounts claiming to be the Uvalde school shooter proliferate on TikTok, Instagram in the aftermath of mass killing
Numerous accounts copying the suspected Uvalde shooter's social media have appeared on Instagram and TikTok.
'I am living in a Kafka novel': A Welsh Town Councillor explains how online rumors he's Banksy made him resign
William Gannon, who quit as council member in Pembroke Dock, Wales, said he's now organizing an "I am not Banksy" movement to clear his name.
Texas parents are suing Apple over claim their son suffered 'permanent hearing loss' from an Amber Alert in his Airpods
A lawsuit says the child was watching Netflix when an Amber Alert went off so loudly that it tore his right eardrum and damaged his cochlea.
YouTube removed more than 70,000 videos and 9,000 channels related to the Ukraine war: Report
Some of the deleted videos broke content guidelines by referring to the invasion of Ukraine as a "liberation mission," The Guardian reported.
The world's top hackers are competing to break into a Tesla. The winner gets $600,000 and keeps the car.
Hackers have gathered for the anniversary of the Pwn2Own competition which gives out huge prizes for anyone who can crack into big name technology.
Nina Jankowicz resigns from the DHS after Disinformation Governance Board is put on 'pause' following right-wing backlash
Right-wing critics began attacking Nina Jankowicz immediately after the Disinformation Governance Board was announced.
'I'm devastated': 3 cryptocurrency investors on losing thousands in the catastrophic Terra Luna crypto crash
Insider spoke with three people who lost thousands of dollars as the Terra USD and Luna stablecoins lost nearly all their value in the past week.