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. According to a Motherboard report, users on Friday began seeing Facebook...

Hackers stole Social Security numbers in Flagstar data breach affecting 1.5 million customers

Flagstar Bank, one of the largest financial service providers in the United States, has notified more than 1.5 million customers of a data breach in which Social Security numbers were stolen — its second incident in two years. In a letter sent to those affected,...

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 investigating how Twitter may be “misleading Texans” about the...

Supreme Court pauses controversial Texas social media law

Tech companies got their way in Texas on Tuesday. The Supreme Court just blocked a controversial law that allows Texas residents and the attorney general to sue social media companies over their content-moderation decisions. The law, HB 20, prohibits tech platforms...

DOJ says it will no longer prosecute good-faith hackers under CFAA

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will not bring charges under federal hacking laws against security researchers and hackers who act in good faith. The policy for the first time “directs that good-faith security research should not be...

NY AG is investigating Twitch, Discord and 4chan for their role in the Buffalo mass shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James will launch an investigation into the role that social media and online message boards played in the tragedy that unfolded in Buffalo over the weekend. On Saturday, an 18-year-old shooter opened fire at a Tops supermarket,...