Mark Zuckerberg announced in a video featured at the Facebook Connect 2021 augmented and virtual reality conference at the end of October that Facebook’s parent company, Facebook, Inc., would be changing its name to Meta Platforms, Inc.  The video contained an explanation and demonstration of Zuckerberg and Meta’s ambitions for the “metaverse.”  It also featured


Today, more than ever, robotexts—spam texts sent automatically in an attempt to gain information—have plagued cellphones. It seems like I can’t go a day without receiving a text about my “vehicle’s extended warranty” or paying a medical bill for a treatment I never received. I know I am not alone struggling with receiving unwanted an


Using New York’s Martin Act, a blue-sky law, New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, ordered two leading crypto platforms to cease their activities within the state. The Attorney General’s announcement indicates that the platforms received an advanced warning that they must register with the Office of the Attorney General but did not comply. In addition


Apple Inc. has filed an appeal of a judge’s ruling that ordered Apple to allow apps to direct customers to external websites. This ruling would let app businesses circumvent Apple’s requirement to allow payments only inside of apps, where Apple takes up to a 30% cut. Epic Games, Inc., a video game and software developer


Merck & Co have created a new treatment for COVID-19 in the form of an experimental pill that is flying through the regulatory red tape due to resounding success in their clinical trials. Merck & Co. have created the pill with the hopes of distributing it to lower income nations that have disproportionately low vaccination


Last week, the Chinese government elected to ban all cryptocurrency transactions, the harshest governmental stance against the use of decentralized currency to date. The prohibition caused the price of bitcoin—the most widely used and most recognizable cryptocurrency currently traded—to plummet, but the impact of the ban will have a much broader impact than the short-term


Last week, DoorDash filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York regarding a New York City ordinance requiring that DoorDash share customers’ personal information to every restaurant that fulfills an order through the app. According to the complaint, every time someone orders food through DoorDash in New York,