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David Harville, a former eBay executive, pleaded guilty to harassing and stalking a Massachusetts couple who published a newsletter critical of eBay. eBay’s former director of global resiliency, David Harville, pleaded guilty to taking part in a bizarre harassment campaign, which involved sending live cockroaches, spiders, a bloody pig face mask, and other strange items to a Massachusetts

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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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Major exchanges delist Terra stablecoin as price collapse continues

After the Terra stablecoin broke its dollar peg and the paired Luna token lost almost all value, exchanges have begun to delist both cryptocurrencies from trading, citing a need to protect investors from risk. As the Terra crisis draws on, some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world have begun to delist Terra’s UST stablecoin and its linked Luna token, citing a need to protect users from risk. Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange

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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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Twitter shares plummet as Musk raises new doubts about acquisition

After Musk tweeted that the Twitter acquisition was "on hold," financial analysts aren’t sure the buyout will go ahead as planned. Twitter shares plummeted Friday after new doubts about whether Elon Musk’s planned $44 billion acquisition of the platform would go through. The share price dropped more than 10 percent at market open, trading as much as 14 points below the

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A Samsung.com ‘expert’ has been fired after speaking up about working for free

Jennifer Larson was featured in a Verge article speaking about how she wasn’t getting paid for a lot of her contracting work for Samsung.com. She’s now been fired. On April 14th, The Verge published a story about how Samsung’s “Experts,” who answer customer chats at Samsung.com, were being pushed by both Samsung and staffing agency Ibbu to do some customer support for free. While we spoke to a dozen

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Apple reportedly gives retail managers anti-union scripts

A document that reportedly shows the anti-union talking points Apple is asking managers to use has leaked, showing us how the company is trying to fight labor organization. Apple has been coaching retail store managers on how to try and talk employees out of unionizing, according to Vice. The report says the company has sent around a document full of talking points like “an outside union that doesn’t know Apple”

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Stablecoins are struggling to survive the crypto crash

After the Terra stablecoin broke its dollar peg and dropped to less than 30 cents, investors have been watching closely for repercussions across cryptocurrency markets. It’s been a crushing few days for the Terra project, in a week that has been unforgiving for cryptocurrency as a whole. Over the past few days, the TerraUSD (UST) stablecoin, which is meant to maintain a dollar peg, uncoupled dramatically from the

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AT&T is about to get away with its bogus $1.99 ‘administrative fee’

AT&T has quietly bilked customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars with a bogus "administrative fee," a fee it more than doubled to $1.99 a month in 2018. Now, a class-action lawsuit may settle for just $14 million. Since 2013, AT&T has quietly bilked customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars with a bogus “administrative fee,” a fee it more than doubled to $1.99 a month in 2018. For a few years there, a California class-action lawsuit made it

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Twitter’s CEO and Elon Musk are beefing over bot counts

After a tweet from Elon Musk said his deal to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold," company CEO Parag Agrawal is defending its calculations, saying internal reports show bot activity is "well under" its 5 percent mDAU estimate. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal is pushing back against Elon Musk’s concerns around spam and bots on the platform, saying that Musk’s suggestion to measure the problem by performing a random sampling of 100 accounts wouldn’t work. “Our actual

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iOS 15.5 arrives ahead of Apple’s annual developer conference

Apple has released iOS 15.5, the latest version of its iPhone operating system. It adds new Apple Cash card functionality to the Wallet app and new storage options for Apple Podcasts. Apple has released iOS 15.5, the latest version of its iPhone operating system. It’s short on user-facing enhancements but could help appease regulators concerned with Apple’s dominant control over in-app purchases. New iOS 15.5 features include

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