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Friend of disappeared journalist Khashoggi says Saudi Arabia likely took Trump's anti-media rhetoric to heart

Khaled Saffuri, a friend of missing Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said the Saudi regime likely killed him. Saffuri said that the Saudis likely thought: "Trump hates journalists, and he would not react if we killed one journalist." Trump has expressed his concern over the Khashoggi case but said he would not halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over it. Saffuri's remarks came as Turkey claimed to have audio and video footage of Khashoggi being killed during his visit to the Saudi consulate.

A close friend of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi critic and journalist who went missing under his country's watch last week, said that his friend was likely killed because Saudi Arabia's leadership was encouraged by Donald Trump's anti-media rhetoric.


Check out our exclusive list of the top 12 venture capital firms making deals in the booming marijuana industry

Business Insider compiled an exclusive list of the top 12 venture-capital firms making deals in the cannabis industry.  Subscribe to read the list here

Ever since Colorado legalized cannabis for all adults in 2014, the cannabis industry has blossomed, with a multitude of companies competing to scale up as more states legalize the drug.

With 


'Fortnite' on Android is now available to everyone — here's how to download the game, and a list of all of the devices that support it

"Fortnite" on Android is now available to anyone with a supported Android device. The game is free as always. Don't go looking for "Fortnite" on Google Play — it isn't there. Here's how to download the game!

 

The biggest game in the world is finally opening up to everyone on the biggest mobile platform in the world: "Fortnite" on Android is now available for everyone.

When the game originally arrived on Android earlier this year, it was only available to select Android devices — and even if you had a device, there was a sign-up form and a waiting list. No more! 

As of this week, "Fortnite" can be played on the vast majority of new-ish Android phones. Here's the full list of officially supported devices:

Don't see your phone and/or tablet on there? Don't fret! The game's maker, Epic Games, says that your device may still work as long as it has the following specs (or better):


Google has created an algorithm that's like 'spell check' for doctors who diagnose breast cancer — here's how it works (GOOG)

Google's artificial intelligence team has developed an algorithm that's like "spell check" for pathologists, the doctors responsible for diagnosing cancer patients through images of their cells.  In two papers published Friday, Google found that its algorithm complemented what the pathologists were able to pick up from the images in terms of determining how much patients' cancers had spread in their lymph node tissue.   "This represents a demonstration that people can work really well with AI algorithms than either one alone," Yun Liu, a member of the Google AI team and an author on the papers, told Business Insider.

Google is developing a tool to help doctors diagnose breast cancer using artificial intelligence. 


Russia's rocket failure leaves NASA astronauts with no way to get into orbit — and it could force the space station to evacuate

A Soyuz rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut failed in mid-flight on Thursday, though the crew survived without injury. Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, is looking into the failure. It's unknown how long this will take, though NASA's administrator expects the investigation "to go swiftly." Soyuz is the only human-rated spacecraft available to NASA, Europe, Russia, and other partners of the International Space Station — but it is now grounded indefinitely. SpaceX and Boeing are building new

Hackers stole millions of Facebook users' highly sensitive data — and the FBI has asked it not to say who might be behind it (FB)

Facebook says 30 million users were affected by the massive hack it first disclosed two weeks ago. On Friday, the social-networking firm revealed more details about the attack — and said the FBI had asked it not to reveal who might be behind it. Hackers accessed millions of victims' highly sensitive personal data, including locations, relationship information, recent searches, and birthdates.

Thirty million people have been affected by a massive hack of Facebook, with the attackers gaining access to millions of victims' highly sensitive personal data.

On Friday, Facebook provided more details about the attack that it first disclosed two weeks ago — and said the FBI had asked it not to discuss who might be behind the attack.


Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin — and it's a key part of the company's plan to dominate after the death of the smartphone

Researchers from Facebook's clandestine and ambitious consumer hardware group known as Building 8 created an armband that transforms words into understandable vibrations. The work is a key component of the company's aim to create the world's first brain-machine interfaces — devices that essentially embed our phones or laptops in our brains. The Building 8 initiative, which Business Insider first learned of in January 2017, includes at least two major projects, of which the armband is one. The second is a noninvasive brain sensor designed to turn thoughts into text.

This mysterious website charges you 99 cents to see who else has paid 99 cents

A new website called Who Paid 99 Cents will show you everyone else who paid 99 cents — after you pay 99 cents. Every time you want to see an updated list of who paid 99 cents, you have to pay another 99 cents. That's all the website does, and it seems to be made by a computer entertainment studio called Thinko. The Thinko team made the website mostly for a quick laugh, but people are actually paying.

In today's internet culture, we want to know things right away. We want to click on something and immediately be greeted with what we want to see. We don't want to pay for that information, and some of us go to great lengths to avoid that, by installing ad blockers or using multiple free trials to keep reading free news articles.

So why did I just pay 99 cents on a website called Who Paid 99 Cents, which only shows me who else paid 99 cents to see who else paid 99 cents?


Here's how to check if you were affected in the Facebook hack — and how to delete your Facebook account (FB)

Facebook has said 30 million accounts were compromised in a major hack. That's down from the 50 million accounts the social network first estimated, but it's still not great news.

Though Facebook has taken steps to protect users in light of the attack, the company said hackers had access to millions of people's personal information.

It said hackers could access an abundance of user data on 14 million people, including their name, email, phone number, hometown, current city, workplace, birthday, devices used to log into Facebook, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, and their 15 most recent searches.


Here are all the types of personal info hackers stole from 29 million Facebook users, and why it's so frightening (FB)

A massive attack on Facebook by unidentified hackers impacted 29 million people. The majority of data taken was personal names and phone numbers. For some people, much more information was taken — date of birth, location, religion, and a variety of other details.

Facebook announced important new details Friday about the massive hack that affected 29 million users of its social network — and it's much worse than we thought.

A mess of personal information, including details about people's recent locations, phone numbers and search histories, was taken by the as-yet unidentified hackers. 

After all, Facebook serves as an online identity for many people.