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What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s landmark social media case

The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether a pair of state laws are allowed to reshape the ability of social media companies to control what does — and doesn’t — appear on their platforms

App Store payment rules won’t change as Apple’s battle with Epic Games heads to Supreme Court

Apple’s current App Store rules will continue to stand, as its case with Fortnite maker Epic Games heads to the Supreme Court — meaning developers won’t be able to redirect customers

Supreme Court arguments this week could reshape the future of the internet

The Supreme Court is examining a short but potent law this week that, if altered, could rearrange the modern internet. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shields internet companies from lia

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

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

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

Cycle-focused femtech startup, 28, grabs backing from Thiel Capital

Meet 28: A U.S.-based femtech startup founded by a wife and husband team that’s scored $3.2 million in seed funding in a round led by Thiel Capital with a fitness and wellness pitch that aims to

Google workers call on the company to expand abortion and privacy protections

A group of more than 600 Google employees is pressing the company to expand worker health benefits, divest itself of some political ties and bolster user privacy in light of the Supreme Court decision

LOT, the anti-patent-troll group, launches Adapt to tackle inclusion in the world of IP

Patent trolling, critics say, is guided by one principle alone: money. Yet tackling it remains a complex task with many angles. Today, a consortium called LOT — set up to help improve how the te

If it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, perhaps it’s actually a digital asset security

Crypto exchange Coinbase is facing an SEC probe into whether it illegally sold securities. So did it?

Lawmakers ask Facebook and Instagram to explain why they removed abortion posts

In a letter to Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren expressed alarm that abortion-related content is receiving strange treatment on

Biden order fortifies data privacy ahead of state-by-state legal battle over abortion

An executive order signed by President Biden places the White House’s weight firmly behind states where access to abortion is guaranteed, urging the FTC and other executive entities to examine a

TechCrunch+ roundup: Overinflated valuations, equity crowdfunding, SCOTUS v. climate tech

All valuations are hypothetical, so bear that in mind the next time you're reviewing an offer letter.

This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

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. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

4 climate tech investors sound off on Supreme Court’s EPA ruling

The U.S. was delivered a setback in its efforts to mitigate climate change. Investors are dismayed but still optimistic.

US Supreme Court says EPA can’t regulate carbon pollution under Clean Air Act

The 6-3 decision makes it increasingly likely that an act of Congress will be required to rein in planet-warming emissions.

Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering to mail abortion pills

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, some Facebook and Instagram users planning to help distribute legal abortion pills are finding themselves censored. Acco

Period tracker Stardust surges following Roe reversal, but its privacy claims aren’t airtight

Period tracking app Stardust surged to the top of the U.S. Apple App Store in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade after the app promised it will encrypt its users’ pri

Consumers swap period tracking apps in search of increased privacy following Roe v. Wade ruling

Consumers are ditching their current period tracking apps in favor of what they perceive to be safer options in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that allows individual U.S. s

Tech companies respond to US Supreme Court abortion decision

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision on abortion today, overturning Roe v. Wade and declaring that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee the right to abortion. While the outcome was

Echoing Elon Musk, Texas AG is investigating Twitter over bots

As Elon Musk tries to squirm out of his commitment to buy Twitter, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is running interference for the newly minted Texan. Paxton just announced that his office is invest
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