Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple

A top U.S. lawmaker, Republican Sen. John Thune, has penned a letter to Apple with further questions about slowing older models of the iPhone via Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Senator Thune, Chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, … Read More

Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years

The first sentencing has been handed down in a Texas case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guilty to a list of … Read More

Tech’s massive tax cut Christmas present from Trump just cleared Congress

The Republican tax bill is ready for the president’s signature. After forcing its second vote in two days, the bill passed the House with a vote of 224 to 201. The bill previously cleared the Senate with a narrow 51-48 … Read More

U.S. Government Blames North Korea for WannaCry | Crunch Report

Shift gets a new co-CEO, the U.S. government blames North Korea for WannaCry and SoftBank leads a $120 million dollar investment in Lemonade. All this on Crunch Report.

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble with Sam Altman

Kim-Mai Cutler talks to Y Combinator’s Sam Altman about the impact of tech on Bay area infrastructure, why a universal basic income might be a great idea, and getting tech involved in government. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: TechCrunch Disrupt … Read More

Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million … Read More

Bike-share platform Spin poaches Seattle transit regulator and launches in a dozen new cities

Spin, one of several dockless bike-sharing companies now vying for dominance in a number of U.S. cities, has a new weapon to wield against its competitors: Kyle Rowe, the architect of Seattle’s permissive and apparently successful bike-share permit system, who … Read More

Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities

Whether it’s to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost. It’s a program travelling to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018 that will teach digital job skills to the unemployed, Internet … Read More

Mobile operators will now share customer data with FBR

About a month ago, FBR admitted that it was unable to collect data from telecom operators in Pakistan and therefore it was unable to properly collect withholding tax (WHT) from them. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance expressed their anger … Read More

120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans

Facebook detailed the extent of Russia’s election interference campaign on Instagram today during its second congressional hearing. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said that 120,000 posts by Russian election attackers reached 16 million Americans from October through the election, and … Read More