Florida state tax website bug exposed filers’ data
A security flaw on the Florida Department of Revenue website exposed at least hundreds of taxpayers’ Social Security numbers and bank account numbers, a security researcher found. Kamran Mohsin
Florida escalates the fight over a controversial social media law to the Supreme Court
After an appeals court struck down key portions of a state law designed to prevent social media companies from freely making content moderation decisions, Florida wants the Supreme Court to weigh in.
This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th
How gender-affirming healthcare startups are navigating legal miasma
Better late than never: It’s a critical time for the startup and venture communities to support trans founders.
Ron DeSantis’ proposed ban on ESG investments would be another blow for diverse fund managers
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' proposal comes as founders and investors have called on limited partners, like pension funds, to be held more accountable for where their money goes.
Malwarebytes lays off 125 employees citing ‘strategic reorg’
Cybersecurity giant Malwarebytes has laid off 125 employees, or about 14% of its global workforce. News of the layoffs began circulating on LinkedIn last week, with former employees sharing that they
How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape
As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.
Mark Cuban, Mavericks in hot water over Voyager ‘Ponzi scheme’
Lawsuits from disgruntled investors are beginning to stack up after crypto prices plummeted over the past few months, leaving them with steep losses. Billionaire Mark Cuban is the latest celebrity on
Empathy is essential for building a loyal team, says Kolors co-founder Anca Gardea
Kolors is following a model that it describes as “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby," providing a technology layer to bus operators to help them operate more smoothly.
Real driverless cars are now legal in Shenzhen, China’s tech hub
There are plenty of autonomous driving vehicles testing on the roads of Shenzhen today: Pony.ai, Baidu, DeepRoute, AutoX, you name it. But these vehicles are not really the unmanned vehicles that tech
Luminar to invest in Geely-affiliated Ecarx, eyes China market
Luminar, the Florida-based lidar company that went public via SPAC in 2020, has formed a close alliance with an auto behemoth in China. It’s making a strategic investment of an undisclosed amoun
After Roe’s reversal, founders of women’s health startups prepare for battle
TechCrunch conducted a vibe check with the women founders taking themselves and their companies to the front lines of the fight for abortion.
Roe reversal weighs heavily on emerging tech cities in red states
The recent increase in conservative legislation and political division could affect the tech landscape, deterring workers from migrating to these hubs and causing an exodus of talent from red states.
Notch will sell you insurance in case your Instagram gets hacked
Getting hacked sucks. It’s even worse if you’re a digital creator whose social media accounts literally pay your bills. When creators get hacked, it can mean that they aren’t able to
AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications
AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.
In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots
As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details about his plans for the social platform. When Musk firs
A blockchain billionaire’s big bet
Hello and welcome back to the Chain Reaction podcast, where we unpack and explain the latest crypto news, drama and trends, breaking it down block by block for the crypto curious. Although we’
Robinhood lets users manage their own crypto wallets in push to spur trading
After a difficult first quarter, investing app Robinhood is doubling down on new product launches, particularly in its crypto unit, in hopes they will help buoy the business. CEO Vlad Tenev announced
Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never touch Bitcoin
Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun Maguire on why gamers are skeptical of NFTs and where d
Lyft follows Uber’s lead and removes its mask mandate
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are no longer required for Lyft riders and drivers. Yesterday, Florida federal Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle voided a federal mask mandate on transpor