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Daily Crunch: Vice Society hackers post 500GB of data stolen from LA school district to dark web

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Max Q: Hubble hubble, toil and trouble

In this issue: How the Space Coast braced for the storm; Humans: 1, Asteroids: 0; News from Astra, Firehawk Aerospace and more

The Supreme Court takes on Section 230

Section 230 of the Communications Act, which prevents online platforms from being liable for the content posted by their users, will be evaluated by the Supreme Court in the coming season. It’s

Twitter expands access to its experimental Status feature…but not to its paid subscribers

Twitter’s throwback feature, Twitter Status, is today expanding its list of potential status updates to choose from, in a continuation of tests that began this July. The feature, which is someth

Rivian made 7,363 of its EV pickups and SUVs in Q3

Electric vehicle maker Rivian announced its Q3 production and delivery numbers on Monday, revealing it made 7,363 of its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV during the three-month period that ended on Septem

Spotify releases a new exclusive podcast hosted by Kim Kardashian

Today, Spotify released the first two episodes of the new original podcast “Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith,” narrated by reality TV star Kim K and true-crime producer Lori

Gopuff delivers on Goodnow, its new health, wellness private label offering

The company said the health and wellness industry was a natural next step for it and instant delivery overall.

Tier Mobility-owned Spin lays off about 10% of workforce, exits two markets

Spin, which was acquired by Tier Mobility earlier this year, has laid off about 10% of its staff and is exiting Canada and Seattle.

What tech tycoon Richard Liu’s sexual misconduct case means for China’s #MeToo

One of the highest-profile sexual assault allegations against Chinese business tycoons ended abruptly this past weekend. Liu Qiangdong (also known as Richard Liu), the founder of Chinese e-commerce gi

Meta settles lawsuit for ‘significant’ sum against businesses scraping Facebook and Instagram data

Facebook parent Meta has settled a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in data scraping operations, which had seen them gathering data from Facebook and Instagram users for mark

Edited tweets is still a minefield, but Twitter’s solution just might work

I’ve long been super against edited tweets, mostly for technical reasons. The core issue is that Twitter isn’t like other social media sites; unlike, say Instagram and Facebook posts, embe

Let’s not defend Kim Kardashian for shilling crypto

Rather than an unfairly targeted outlier, count Kim Kardashian as the first of many celebrities who should start facing the consequences of their actions.

I will defend the $700M fizzy water

Liquid Death is more than simply bougie water. It comes with built-in liquidity, ensuring that its investors won't be parched on the deal.

Draymond Green will flip the script at TechCrunch Disrupt

Golden State Warrior and four-time NBA champion Draymond Green will take the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco — and get ready for a plot twist. He will bring his popul

Twitter’s edit button is rolling out to Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Twitter is rolling out the ability to edit tweets to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the social network announced on Monday. The company says the edit button will roll o

Why aren’t we seeing more aggressive SaaS M&A?

With public stock valuations way down, it's surprising we aren't seeing more aggressive M&A activity from acquisitive companies and private equity alike.

Google’s GV backs SideQuest, an unofficial Meta Quest app store

While the broader virtual reality industry earnestly waits for Meta’s next announcements around new VR products at its Connect event next week, Google’s venture arm GV is placing an interesting be

Bumble is testing a speed-dating feature where users chat before matching

Dating app Bumble has been experimenting with a new way for its users to connect. The company has been quietly testing a speed-dating feature in its U.K. market, which allows users to join the app on

YouTube is asking some users to purchase a Premium subscription to watch in 4K

YouTube’s Premium paid subscription includes benefits like ad-free viewing, video and song downloads for offline consumption, and background plays. Now, it might also be shifting video streaming

Beats: Italian antitrust fine for Apple and Amazon cancelled on appeal

An antitrust win for Amazon and Apple in Italy, where an appeals court has cancelled a multimillion-dollar penalty the pair were hit with last year for alleged collusion following an investigation int
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