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GOP-led states ask SCOTUS to temporarily block Biden student loan handout

Three GOP-led states are asking the Supreme Court for emergency intervention to temporarily block the implementation of President Biden’s latest effort to provide a student loan handout to millions of…

Republicans block Sen. Schumer effort to ban gun bump stocks

Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Sen. Chuck Schumer to outlaw gun bump stocks after the Supreme Court overturned a Trump-era ban on the killer devices. Sen. Pete Ricketts…

Meta AI removes block on election-related queries in India while Google still applying limits

With India’s election process completed and the new government starting its tenure in office, Meta has removed its restriction on election-related queries using its Meta AI chatbot. However, Google is…

Truecaller adds a new AI feature to detect and block more spam calls

Caller ID app Truecaller today blocks between 38 and 40 billion spam calls annually for its 374 million+ users. Now, in hopes of getting more people to sign on to…

After losing access to Twitter’s API, Block Party pivots to privacy

Block Party, a startup developed by software engineer and tech diversity advocate Tracy Chou, was among the victims of Twitter’s (now X’s) API changes earlier this year, forcing it to…

WhatsApp adds formatting support for lists, block quotes, and inline code

WhatsApp said today it is rolling out a number of new formatting options on the app, including bulleted lists, numbered lists, block quotes, and inline code. The company said these…

FCC commissioner pushes to investigate Apple’s decision to block Beeper Mini

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Monday that the agency should investigate Apple over the company’s decision to block the Beeper Mini service, which worked on bringing iMessage to Android. Pebble…

Tidal is cutting 10% of its staff as parent company Block seeks to reduce headcount

Music streaming service Tidal is laying off more than 10% of its staff, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The move comes as Tidal’s parent company, Jack Dorsey’s Block, recently told…

Ariz. election officials who tried to block 2022 results charged with conspiracy

Two rural Arizona election officials who attempted to block the 2022 results have been charged with crimes, Arizona’s attorney general announced Wednesday. Peggy Judd, 61, and Tom Crosby, 64, were…

Lawsuit to block Trump from Colorado 2024 ballot survives more legal challenges

CNN  —  A judge has rejected three more attempts by former President Donald Trump and the Colorado GOP to shut down a lawsuit seeking to block him from the 2024…