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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s first trailer introduces Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer, a gamma irradiated lawyer who’s about to shake up the MCU on August 17th. Though Bruce Banner’s been one of the most physically powerful people running around Marvel’s movies for years at this point, that’s all about to change this summer as his cousin Jennifer Walters makes her way to MCU in Disney Plus’

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US prosecutors are going after crypto sanctions evasion

A DC judge has revealed the existence of a criminal case against an unnamed crypto payment platform that sent $10 million in Bitcoin to an unnamed sanctioned country. The US Department of Justice is prosecuting the operator of a payment platform that flouted economic sanctions using cryptocurrency. As reported by The Washington Post, it’s possibly the first criminal prosecution of crypto-related sanctions

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Tech industry appeals the bad Texas social media law to the Supreme Court

Tech industry trade organizations NetChoice and the CCIA have appealed directly to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Texas social media law known as HB 20. Tech industry trade organizations NetChoice and the Computer Communications Industry Association have appealed directly to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Texas social media law known as HB 20. The law, which creates liability for

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A court just blew up internet law because it thinks YouTube isn’t a website

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against groups trying to block HB 20, a Texas law barring companies from banning users in the state based on "viewpoint." Yesterday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided in favor of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a lawsuit over HB 20, a bizarre law effectively banning many apps and websites from moderating posts by Texas residents. The court granted Paxton a

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Court lets Texas restrictions on social platform content moderation take effect

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay an injunction blocking HB 20, which limits social network content moderation. The controversial Texas social media law HB 20 will take effect following a ruling today from a US appeals court. The tech industry trade groups NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) managed to block HB 20 in

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Josh Hawley wants to punish Disney by taking copyright law back to 1909 and that sucks

I can’t believe I’m taking Disney’s side on anything I have been told to blog about Senator Josh Hawley’s new copyright bill, and I do this with nothing but the greatest reluctance. Normally, I love talking about copyright! I’ll talk about copyright all day long! [Ed note: And she does.] But

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Clearview AI agrees to permanent ban on selling facial recognition to private companies

Clearview AI and the ACLU have struck a deal to settle a lawsuit over the company’s use of facial recognition tech, restricting private access under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. Facial recognition surveillance company Clearview AI has agreed to permanently ban most private companies from using its service under a court settlement. The agreement, filed in Illinois court today, would settle a 2020 American Civil Liberties

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Judge dismisses Donald Trump’s Twitter ban lawsuit

A California judge has dismissed former president Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter for banning him in 2021, saying Twitter did not violate the First Amendment. A district judge in California has dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter, saying the former president’s 2021 ban from the platform appears entirely legal. The order, handed down today, gives Trump and a group of other banned users

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Sweeping legal ruling orders ISPs to block pirate sites

A federal judge ordered a long list of ISPs and other companies to block three Israel-focused piracy sites in the US, an unusually broad injunction. A copyright battle has spawned a sweeping order demanding internet service providers block a set of pirate sites — one of the broadest such rulings to date. As TorrentFreak recently reported, a New York district judge ruled in late April on a

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Dota 2’s The International will take place in Southeast Asia for the first time

Heading to Singapore this fall Dota 2’s annual tournament, The International, will take place in Singapore this October. While Valve has held The International in the US, Canada, China, Germany, and Romania in the past, this is the first time the global esports competition is

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Hyundai is building EV and battery production facilities in Georgia

Hyundai is building facilities dedicated to manufacturing electric vehicles and batteries in Savannah, Georgia. The plant will create over 8,000 jobs and produce 300,000 vehicles annually. Hyundai is building facilities dedicated to manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries in Savannah, Georgia, marking Hyundai’s first EV-only plant in the US (via CNBC). The South Korean automaker will spend $5.5 billion on the new

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