Dear Sophie: Is there a way to keep working in the US after my J-1 visa expires?
I'm a Fulbright scholar on a J-1 visa. I’ve been told that after my J-1 ends, I’m required to return to my country for two years. Is there a way I can stay in the U.S.?
China-backed hackers targeted White House journalists before January 6
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FBI seizes notorious marketplace for selling millions of stolen SSNs
U.S. law enforcement have announced the takedown of SSNDOB, a notorious marketplace used for trading the personal information — including Social Security numbers, or SSNs — of millions of American
Daily Crunch: Brex says DoorDash is ‘first of many’ new enterprise customers to come
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Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced today that his office filed a lawsuit against Grubhub for “misleading District residents and taking advantage of local restaurants to boost
How long can Zuckerberg afford to bankroll the AR/VR market?
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GlobalWonks relaunches as Enquire AI following $5.5M round
When users ask a question they receive bite-sized answers in real time from over 40,000 possible experts based on expertise tags.
Apple Maps rolls out 3D view to London, LA, New York and San Francisco
Apple is bringing its 3D maps to more cities within the Apple Maps app, including London, LA, New York and San Francisco. The experience, launching with iOS 15, follows several years of investment in
Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 6 more US cities
Amazon announced this morning it’s expanding its faster, same-day delivery service to half a dozen more U.S. cities. The service, which the retailer has been working to make same-day delivery ev
Evernote quietly disappeared from an anti-surveillance lobbying group’s website
In 2013, eight tech companies were accused of funneling their users’ data to the U.S. National Security Agency under the so-called PRISM program, according to highly classified government docume
Tamika Butler, Remix’s Tiffany Chu and Revel’s Frank Reig to discuss how to balance equitability and profitability at TC Sessions: Mobility
The race among mobility startups to become profitable by controlling market share has produced a string of bad results for cities and the people living in the them. City officials and agencies learned
Pie Insurance raises $118M for data-driven workers’ comp coverage
Pie Insurance, a startup offering workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses, announced this morning that it has closed on $118 million in a Series C round of funding. Allianz X — inv
Amazon will expand its Amazon Care on-demand healthcare offering US-wide this summer
Amazon is apparently pleased with how its Amazon Care pilot in Seattle has gone, since it announced this morning that it will be expanding the offering across the U.S. this summer, and opening it up t
Forward Health raises $225M from investors including The Weeknd as it looks to expand nationwide
Primary care startup Forward Health is looking to expand its tech-powered, personalized healthcare model across the U.S., and will use a new $225 million Series D raise to help make it happen. The new
Twitter’s decentralized future
This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable
Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week
Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s mov
Twitter will reinstate Trump’s account following his deletion of tweets
Update: Twitter has restored Trump’s account as of Thursday afternoon. Trump returns to Twitter with what sounds like a concession speech A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed with TechCrunch thi
Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting ‘Stop the Steal’ conspiracy
A chaotic scene unfolded in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as a large crowd of pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. The Trump supporters flooded into the nation’s capital to att
Dragos raises $110M Series C as demand to secure industrial systems soars
Cybersecurity firm Dragos has raised $110 million in its Series C, almost triple the amount that it raised two years ago in its last round. Dragos was founded in 2016 to detect and respond to threats
Google Pay gets a major redesign with a new emphasis on personal finance
Google is launching a major redesign of its Google Pay app on both Android and iOS today. Like similar phone-based contactless payment services, Google Pay — or Android Pay as it was known then