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Past articles by Cat:

Election workers brace for a torrent of threats: ‘I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP’

A flood of online harassment has targed election workers for the last two years, and election officials expect those threats to continue after the midterm elections. → Read More

Women of color running for office face higher rates of violent threats online

Study finds women of color are four times more likely to be targeted for abuse → Read More

FTC brings action against CEO of alcohol delivery company over data breach

The FTC's rare decision to put Drizly CEO under order signals a new approach to privacy enforcement under Chair Lina Khan. → Read More

Violent threats against Jan. 6 witnesses spread on fringe sites

As the Jan. 6 committee studies the role social media played in the insurrection, threats to kill or injure key witnesses fester on 4chan and the .win forums. → Read More

Florida brings battle over social media regulation to the Supreme Court

The state attorney general filed a petition to the Court on Wednesday, after two lower courts split on decisions about social media laws. → Read More

Appeals court upholds Texas law regulating social media moderation

The judges ruled that while the First Amendment guarantees every person’s right to free speech, it doesn’t guarantee corporations the right to “muzzle speech.” → Read More

White House announces tech company efforts to combat violent extremism

The announcements reflect a growing push from the Biden administration to examine the link between online rhetoric and mass shootings. → Read More

New California law likely to set off fight over social media moderation

California’s social media transparency law could face challenges from the tech industry, which has sued to block laws on content moderation in some states. → Read More

Twitter shareholders approve Elon Musk’s takeover deal

Twitter whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko's responses to lawmakers could provide further evidence that could add to Twitter's legal and political problems. → Read More

Elon Musk’s legal team subpoenas Twitter whistleblower for deposition

The subpoena signals that whistleblower Peiter Zatko's allegations could factor into the ongoing litigation between Musk and Twitter. → Read More

Twitter whistleblower to testify in Congress about security failures

Peiter Zatko will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month pursuant to a subpoena. → Read More

Lawmakers investigate Twitter security chief’s whistleblower allegations

Leading Democrats and Republicans say they are reviewing a whistleblower complaint in which former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko alleges Twitter has “extreme, egregious deficiencies” in its cybersecurity defenses. → Read More

South Carolina bill outlaws websites that tell how to get an abortion

Legal scholars say the proposal is likely a harbinger of other state measures, which could have a chilling impact on First Amendment-protected speech. → Read More

Sinking FTC workplace rankings threaten Chair Lina Khan’s agenda

Khan's ability to follow through on her big promises to transform tech regulation and improve the agency hinges on the morale of her staff. → Read More

NDAs can muzzle sexual harassment victims. Congress could change that.

A new bipartisan bill would allow employees to speak out about sexual harassment even if they signed NDAs or confidentiality agreements. → Read More

An outgoing Pentagon official calls for more funding for tech start-up work

Mike Brown, who’s leaving his job as the Defense Department’s emissary to Silicon Valley, says the Pentagon needs to do more. → Read More

Vice President Harris's new test: curbing online abuse

A task force is the administration's most significant effort to address harassment across the internet. → Read More

White House to launch task force to curb online abuse

The long-awaited launch has taken on greater urgency in the wake of mass shootings where alleged gunmen had a history of online extremism and threats against women. → Read More

After months of deadlock, Lina Khan is unleashed

“It’s fair to say that the best is yet to come,” FTC chair Lina Khan said in her first interview with The Washington Post since taking office. Her first year has been marred by a series of challenges, from a lengthy deadlock at the agency to internal dissent. → Read More

Twitter to pay $150 million fine over deceptively collected data

Twtter accepts fine for deceptively using data. → Read More