Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica

Ashley Belanger

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

Report: Microsoft cut a key AI ethics team

Expert calls decision "damning," says it's time for regulators to get involved. → Read More

Musk apologizes for mocking and firing Twitter exec with muscular dystrophy

Musk says Halli Thorleifsson “is considering remaining at Twitter.” → Read More

Musk suspends “overzealous” rightsholders for “weaponizing” DMCA on Twitter

Musk considers "egregious, repeated" takedown notices "a plague on humanity.” → Read More

Biden helped draft bipartisan bill that could ban TikTok nationwide

A dozen senators support giving US Commerce secretary power to ban TikTok. → Read More

Thousands scammed by AI voices mimicking loved ones in emergencies

In 2022, $11 million was stolen through thousands of impostor phone scams. → Read More

Microsoft/Activision deal will win EU approval, sources say

Offering rivals long-term licensing deals on Call of Duty may save the merger. → Read More

SBF tries to revise bail conditions after judge noted suspicious VPN use

A judge threatened to revoke his bail package entirely over online activity. → Read More

Meta says $725M deal ends all Cambridge Analytica claims; one state disagrees

The settlement agreement approval process begins tomorrow. → Read More

Twitter Payments chief is out as layoffs cut 10% of Twitter staff, report says

Twitter now has fewer than 2,000 employees, The New York Times reported. → Read More

Teens can proactively block their nude images from Instagram, OnlyFans

Hundreds already using tool, as teen financial sextortion cases are increasing. → Read More

Report: More Twitter drama after Slack shutdown; employees play hooky

It’s possible that Twitter might be ditching Slack. → Read More

Secret crawlspace cryptomine discovered in routine inspection of MA high school

The Department of Homeland Security helped track the origins of the mining rig. → Read More

Meta must pay $175M for patent-infringing livestreaming tech, judge says

Texas judge refused Meta's suggestion that maybe it owed no damages. → Read More

Twitter struggles to convince SCOTUS it isn’t bolstering terrorists

SCOTUS to decide if platforms should be liable for terrorist content by June. → Read More

SCOTUS “confused” after hearing arguments for weakening Section 230 immunity

SCOTUS sways Google’s way, says eroding Section 230 could crash digital economy. → Read More

Is your Facebook account worth $12 a month? Meta rolls out subscription program

It’s currently being rolled out in Australia and New Zealand. → Read More

SpaceX could be fined $175K for failure to properly report launch data to FAA

SpaceX has 30 days to respond to the FAA's enforcement letter. → Read More

Domestic violence hotline calls will soon be invisible on your family phone plan

Domestic violence hotline launches biggest effort yet with wireless industry. → Read More

Doobie-us: Pot ads come to Twitter amid cannabis industry collapse

Weed delivery services could be advertising on Twitter feeds soon. → Read More

Tesla finally agrees to open its charging network to all EVs in US

Biden announced new rules today to standardize America's EV-charging experience. → Read More