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Elon Musk’s X may succeed in blocking Calif. content moderation law on appeal

Elon Musk’s X may succeed in blocking Calif. content moderation law...

Elon Musk's fight defending X's content moderation decisions isn't just with hate speech researchers and advertisers. He has also long been battling regulators, and this week, he seemed positioned to secure a potentially big win in California, where he's hoping to permanently block a law that he claims unconstitutionally forces his platform to justify its…
Accused of using algorithms to fix rental prices, RealPage goes on offensive

Accused of using algorithms to fix rental prices, RealPage goes on...

RealPage says it isn’t doing anything wrong by suggesting to landlords how much rent they could charge. In a move to reclaim its own narrative, the property management software company published a microsite and a digital booklet it’s calling “The Real Story,” as it faces multiple lawsuits and a reported federal criminal probe related to…
35,000 student-loan borrowers in public service are getting $1.2 billion in debt wiped out after fixes to a key relief program

35,000 student-loan borrowers in public service are getting $1.2 billion in...

On Thursday, President Joe Biden's Education Department announced that it approved $1.2 billion in student-loan forgiveness for 35,000 public service workers.The relief is a result of ongoing fixes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which forgives student debt for government and nonprofit workers after 10 years of qualifying payments. Specifically, according to the department,…
Meta tells court it won’t sue over Facebook feed-killing tool—yet

Meta tells court it won’t sue over Facebook feed-killing tool—yet

This week, Meta asked a US district court in California to toss a lawsuit filed by a professor, Ethan Zuckerman, who fears that Meta will sue him if he releases a tool that would give Facebook users an automated way to easily remove all content from their feeds. Zuckerman has alleged that the imminent threat…
After breach, senators ask why AT&T stores call records on “AI Data Cloud”

After breach, senators ask why AT&T stores call records on “AI...

US senators want AT&T to explain why it stores massive amounts of call and text message records on a third-party analytics platform that bills itself as an "AI Data Cloud." AT&T revealed last week that "customer data was illegally downloaded from our workspace on a third-party cloud platform," and that the breach "includes files containing…
More student-loan borrowers are getting debt cancellation through bankruptcy 2 years after Biden streamlined the process

More student-loan borrowers are getting debt cancellation through bankruptcy 2 years...

On Wednesday, the Justice Department released an update on bankruptcy for borrowers following new guidance it released in 2022. According to the department, 588 new cases were filed from October 2023 to March 2024, marking a 36% increase from the prior 6-month period. Most of those borrowers have also seen success in court — per…
TikTok pushed far-right AfD party on young voters in Germany

TikTok pushed far-right AfD party on young voters in Germany

Getty Images | Bloomberg TikTok helped promote Germany’s far-right extremist political party to young voters ahead of last month’s EU elections, even when they were searching the app for other political parties or politicians, according to a new report shared exclusively with WIRED. The report was written by researchers from the nonprofit organization AI Forensics…
Craig Wright’s claim of inventing bitcoin may get him arrested for perjury

Craig Wright’s claim of inventing bitcoin may get him arrested for...

Enlarge / Dr. Craig Wright arrives at the Rolls Building, part of the Royal Courts of Justice, on February 6, 2024, in London, England. A British judge is referring self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consider criminal charges of perjury and forgery. The judge said that CPS can decide…
Google’s $500M effort to wreck Microsoft EU cloud deal failed, report says

Google’s $500M effort to wreck Microsoft EU cloud deal failed, report...

Google tried to derail a Microsoft antitrust settlement over anticompetitive software licensing in the European Union by offering a $500 million alternative deal to the group of cloud providers behind the EU complaint, Bloomberg reported. According to Bloomberg, Google's offer to the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) required that the group maintain its…
Record labels sue Verizon for not disconnecting pirates’ Internet service

Record labels sue Verizon for not disconnecting pirates’ Internet service

Getty Images | Smith Collection/Gado Major record labels sued Verizon on Friday, alleging that the Internet service provider violated copyright law by continuing to serve customers accused of pirating music. Verizon "knowingly provides its high-speed service to a massive community of online pirates," said the complaint filed in US District Court for the Southern District…

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