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California EV owners asked to curb charging ahead of travel holiday

Can California reliably power millions of additional electric vehicles, given the state's recent history of summer blackouts.

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How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Salesforce say that the current green card process is untenable.

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Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?

With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also...

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Tech companies respond to U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, limiting access to abortion in certain States, tech companies are...

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Google bans deepfake-generating AI from Colab

In a recent policy change, Google has banned deepfake-generating AI projects from Colab, its platform for hosting and running arbitrary Python code.

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Airbnb will no longer offer COVID-19-related refunds beginning May 31

Airbnb announced that it will soon no longer offer refunds for COVID-19-related circumstances, including when a guest becomes sick with the virus.

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Will advertisers flee a ‘free speech’ Twitter?

New Twitter owner Elon Musk has emphasized his belief that “free speech” is critical to Twitter’s future, even noting in the press...

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Kickstarter will now hide reported comments pending review

Kickstarter will now automatically hide from public view comments reported by creators until its Trust and Safety team has reviewed them.

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Autonomous Cruise car encounter with police raises policy questions

A Cruise-operated autonomous car was stopped by police in San Francisco. It didn't behave as one might expect -- which raises questions.

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Pinterest bans all climate change misinformation on its platform

Pinterest announced today it’s becoming the first major digital platform to introduce a comprehensive misinformation policy designed to combat...

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Builders and VCs explore the impact of air mobility on urban planning at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Over the past decade, some of the biggest names in the tech, VC, automotive and aerospace industries have poured millions of dollars into developing...

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Following suicides and lawsuits, Snapchat restricts apps building on its platform with new policies

After a bullied teen died by suicide, a grieving mother last year sued the platform where the abuse had taken place — Snapchat — for not...

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Founders: Connect with influential movers and shippers at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

If you’re itching to get your game-changing product out of the garage, onto the streets or into customers’ driveways, we not-so-humbly suggest...

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Founders: Connect with influential movers and shippers at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

If you’re itching to get your game-changing product out of the garage, onto the streets or into customers’ driveways, we not-so-humbly suggest...

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TikTok updates its policies with focus on minor and LGBTQ safety, age appropriate content and more

Months after TikTok was hauled into its first-ever major congressional hearing over platform safety, the company is today announcing a series of...

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This Week in Apps: SharePlay arrives, Android Dev Summit wraps, Snap and TikTok go to Congress

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...

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Senate antitrust hearing on app stores gives Apple critics a big soapbox

The latest hearing to target Big Tech will drill down on competition in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The Senate hearing, set for...

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Daily Crunch: Facebook faces questions over data breach

European regulators have questions about a Facebook data breach, Clubhouse adds payments and a robotics company has SPAC plans. This is your Daily...

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Facebook to restore news sharing in Australia after government amends proposed law

Facebook said it will begin restoring news sharing to Australian users’ feeds in “the coming days” after reaching an agreement with...

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