How Big Tech is prepping for elections

The measures that Google, Facebook, and Twitter are taking to stop the spread of election-related misinformation.

Trung T. Phan • October 28, 2020

A peek inside the vote-tech industry

A small industry of tech companies ensure your ballots get counted.

Michael Waters • October 1, 2020

Here’s how Google could defend itself in the latest major antitrust case

With the US government looking to bring an antitrust case against Google, the search giant could use American Express’ playbook to defend itself.

Trung T. Phan • September 25, 2020

The CIA has a plan to poach Big Tech employees

It can’t beat tech salaries, so it’s trying the next best thing.

Michael Waters • September 23, 2020

The boarding-pass hack that hit Australia’s former prime minister

Maybe don’t upload your boarding pass to Instagram.

Michael Waters • September 21, 2020

Why is the SEC shaking up its investing rules?

The SEC is changing its rules for investing in private markets. Find out what it means for you.

Trung T. Phan • August 31, 2020

CIA BBQ sauce and DEA baby bottles: The business of government merch

Those Post Office crop-tops are far from a one-off.

Michael Waters • August 24, 2020

It’s prime time for coronavirus swindlers

Scammers and fraudsters are having a field day with the pandemic.

Nick DeSantis • April 8, 2020

Facebook watch: The tech giant expects to receive the largest-ever fine for a data breach in the US

Facebook expects to be hit with the largest-ever US fine for user privacy and data breaches, but does it even matter?

Wes Schlagenhauf • April 26, 2019

The FTC is finally cracking down on fake Amazon reviews

The FTC has issued a $12.8 fine on a shady supplement company for paying for fake reviews on Amazon.

Zachary Crockett • February 28, 2019

Altria bought a 35% stake in Juul, and it’s been a headache for the cig giant ever since

Altria’s major investment into Juul has been a headache from the get-go, and now the FDA is out for blood.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 25, 2019

Relativity Space won permission to lease a government launch pad on Cape Canaveral 

Relativity Space continues its hot streak of support after winning permission from the US Air Force to launch from Cape Canaveral.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 18, 2019

Turns out, it’s expensive to shut the entire government down

Nearly 800k federal workers have been furloughed because of the shutdown, and it’s costing the government a pretty penny.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 10, 2019

Steel producer Nucor will leverage federal tax cuts to build a $1.35B steel mill

After a big 2018, Nucor plans to create 400 new full-time jobs by the year 2022 after announcing it will build a $1.3B steel factory.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 8, 2019

A new Missouri law has got beef with lab-grown ‘meat’

As scientists engineer new ways to create food without animals, old producers are lobbying for strict labeling laws for protection.

Conor Grant • August 29, 2018

Hawaii governor stresses the rest of the island is ‘open for business’ despite eruption

The Kilauea Volcano is taking a massive toll on the Big Island’s economy, and Hawaii’s governor wants to reassure everyone parts of the island are still open for business.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 24, 2018

Racing Amazon for JEDI contract, Microsoft gives US intelligence a seat on its cloud

To win the cloud wars for the government’s $10B JEDI contract to build a war-cloud, Microsoft launched a government version of its cloud services.

Conor Grant • May 22, 2018

Only social media can ban you from social media

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that made it a felony for registered sex offenders to use Facebook and other social media sites. It’s a monumental decision — one of the first to grapple with the complex relationship between the internet and the First Amendment. It all began with a […]

The Hustle • June 21, 2017

Net neutrality is on the chopping block

Donald Trump just appointed two long-time opponents to the FCC’s rules.

The Hustle • November 22, 2016

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