Boohoo launches an independent review of its supply chain and cuts its relationship with two suppliers following exploitation claims

Boohoo has launched an independent review into its UK supply chain following a report from The Sunday Times, which found that workers at one of its suppliers’ factories were being paid as little as £3.50 ($4.37) an hour. Boohoo said it would be investing £10 million ($12.5 million) “to eradicate supply chain malpractice” and had cut relationships with two of its suppliers that were connected to The Sunday Times’ investigation. The company said it would update investors on the findings of its supply chain review in September. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. British fast-fashion giant Boohoo announced early Wednesday morning that it is launching an independent review into… Read More

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An external lens won’t completely fix your webcam woes, but it has its benefits

Recently, some of the most popular webcams have been difficult to buy at major online retailers as people bought them to help stay in contact while social distancing or working from home during the pandemic. For example, as of this writing, Logitech’s popular C920 HD Pro webcam is sold out on Logitech’s US online store, and its listed price on Amazon US is currently well above Logitech’s own $79.99 asking price. Other models are available, but the situation means you might not get the exact webcam you want. That means people have had to get creative by using standalone cameras or even old iOS or Android devices as replacement webcams.… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Civil rights groups called their meeting with Facebook execs a ‘disappointment’ and said the company isn’t ready to address the platform’s ‘vitriolic hate.’ Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Chris Cox “showed up to the meeting expecting an A for attendance,” according to the groups. Apple is ‘assessing’ the human rights impact of Hong Kong’s new national security law, but has not paused data requests from local police. An Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg that it was up to the US Department of Justice to block requests that might infringe on human rights, under Mutual Legal Assistance… Read More

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Trump is pushing to reopen schools, which he claims are closed for political reasons and not to curb the coronavirus spread

President Donald Trump pushed back at states considering keeping schools closed in the fall, saying that state leaders may be seizing on the opportunity to make a “political statement.” Trump touted a declining number of coronavirus deaths, higher rates of testing, and a resurgence of new jobs as indications that US schools should reopen, though experts have warned that the death rate is likely to rise again as the number of new US cases continues to climb. As of July 7, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 2.9 million cases and more than 130,000 deaths in the US — the highest of any other country in the… Read More

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‘Hope in Darkness’: 2 daughters left behind with mom, stepdad in Venezuelan prison

Maria Candelo, Thamy Holt’s mother, pictured on the far right, visited Josh and Thamy Holt at El Helicoide with Thamy’s daughters on Christmas Eve 2016. Clockwise from right: Maria Candelo, Nathalia, Marian, Thamy and Josh Holt. | Holt family photo This is the latest in a series of articles related to the KSL Podcast, “Hope In Darkness.” Find all episodes at kslnewsradio.com/hope-in-darkness. SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man arrested and held in a Venezuela prison for nearly two years is providing new details about the behind-the-scenes efforts to bring his family to the United States in the latest episode of his new podcast. Josh Holt and his wife, Thamy,… Read More

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We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck will writing startup Farewill used to raise $25 million

London-based tech startup Farewill has raised £20 million ($25 million) from Highland Europe and existing investors Augmentum, Jam Jar Ventures, Kindred Capital. Farewill, a startup that makes it easier for people to write their will, has seen increased demand for its services during the coronavirus pandemic. “Fundraising was a mad experience,” Dan Garrett, CEO and cofounder of Farewill told Business Insider in an interview. “It was six weeks of back-to-back zoom calls with 50 funds, that was very intense and really difficult with some funds where we had no prior relationship.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. London-based tech startup Farewill has raised $25 million from Highland Europe and… Read More

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Arizona records its highest number of newly reported coronavirus deaths on Tuesday

Arizona recorded its highest single-day death toll on Tuesday with 117 deaths. The state has become an epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic, surpassing 100,000 cases on Monday. Healthcare workers in the state are overburdened and worry that surging cases could lead to more unnecessary deaths. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Arizona recorded its highest single-day of reported coronavirus deaths. At least 117 deaths were reported on Tuesday, according to AZ Central. The state also reported 3,653 new COVID-19 cases bringing the state’s total number of cases to more than 105,000 cases. In the first five months since the first coronavirus case in January, the state recorded 50,000. On… Read More

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FBI head calls China ‘the greatest long-term threat’ to the US and alleges Chinese plots to steal US data and forcibly repatriate its citizens

FBI Director Christopher Wray called China “the greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality.” Wray said during remarks on Tuesday that China has “brazenly violated well-settled norms and the rule of law” by attempting to force its citizens to return home in order to silence criticism of the Chinese Communist Party. Wray said if Chinese nationals abroad refuse to return home, China has threatened, coerced, and even arrested family members “for leverage.” “The Chinese government is engaged in a broad, diverse campaign of theft and malign influence, and it can execute that campaign with authoritarian efficiency,” Wray said. There have been several… Read More

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FBI head calls China ‘the greatest long-term threat’ to the US and alleges Chinese plots to steal US data and forcibly repatriate its citizens

FBI Director Christopher Wray called China “the greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality.” Wray said during remarks on Tuesday that China has “brazenly violated well-settled norms and the rule of law” by attempting to force its citizens to return home in order to silence criticism of the Chinese Communist Party. Wray said if Chinese nationals abroad refuse to return home, China has threatened, coerced, and even arrested family members “for leverage.” “The Chinese government is engaged in a broad, diverse campaign of theft and malign influence, and it can execute that campaign with authoritarian efficiency,” Wray said. There have been several… Read More

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Trump’s brother, again, tries to stop tell-all book from Mary Trump as news outlets publish its shocking claims

In a filing first reported by The Daily Beast, Robert Trump argues that his niece’s new book violates a confidentiality agreement. Robert Trump’s lawyer argues that the book by Mary Trump, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” constitutes “personal observations, not political commentary.” Mary Trump’s lawyer rejected the argument that her book is not protected by the First Amendment. “Robert Trump’s brief defies the First Amendment,” Theodore Boutrous Jr. said, “ignores basic contract law and fails completely to justify a prior restraint muzzling Mary Trump from publishing her book.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. US President Donald Trump’s brother is… Read More

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