Kate Cox, Ars Technica

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Past articles by Kate:

“Satan Shoe” maker violated trademark law, Nike claims in suit

Nike really doesn't like anyone thinking it made or endorses the Satan Shoe. → Read More

Parler: We warned the FBI more than 50 times before the Capitol riot

Company claims it warned FBI about violent posts before everything hit the fan. → Read More

Bias, subtweets, and kids: Key takeaways from Big Tech’s latest outing on the Hill

Won't somebody please think of the children and/or censorship? → Read More

Slack pledges update to “Connect DM” after realizing harassment exists

Users immediately spotted the gaping loophole the company didn't notice. → Read More

Former Parler CEO sues board, claiming they paid him $3 for his stake

The suit provides a peek into Parler's founding and behind-the-scenes drama. → Read More

Judge grants class-action status to MacBook butterfly-keyboard suit

Apple phased out the design after 2019, but older models still have issues. → Read More

Cricut fully abandons plans to make device owners pay subscription fee

The after-the-fact change was incredibly unpopular among device owners. → Read More

One company wants to sell the feds location data from every car on Earth

Federal agencies already buy tons of user data; one vendor is now being sued. → Read More

Cricut retroactively adds subscription fee to millions of devices

Cricut's not the first to pull this—and won't be the last unless regulators catch up. → Read More

PA woman charged with using deepfakes to harass teenage cheerleaders

Specifically using deepfakes isn't against state law, but harassment sure is. → Read More

US lawmakers propose Australia-style bill for media, tech negotiations

Both Democrats and Republicans want to do something. Maybe not the same something. → Read More

Facebook asks judge to toss antitrust suits, claiming no consumer harm

Facebook's arguments boil down to "no we didn't, and you have no standing." → Read More

White House reportedly plans to name Amazon foe Lina Khan to FTC

Khan launched her career arguing Amazon is a problem, and she hasn't let up since. → Read More

Google tells harassment victims to take “medical leave,” report finds

Nearly two dozen current and former employees reported a widespread pattern. → Read More

White House signals coming antitrust push with Tim Wu appointment

The nod indicates that the new administration isn't planning to go easy on tech. → Read More

Arizona House advances bill targeting Apple, Google mobile app stores

The Arizona bill has already gotten farther than a similar one in ND did. → Read More

Parler sues Amazon (again), claims AWS ban sank a billion-dollar valuation

The lawsuit is dead. Long live the lawsuit. → Read More

AWS director sues Amazon, alleging systemic racism in corporate office

Amazon talks up inclusion in public but fails behind the scenes, suit claims. → Read More

Why N95 masks are still hard to get, even though production is up

Both supply and demand are up—but they aren't lining up in the right places. → Read More

TikTok agrees to proposed $92 million settlement in privacy class action

Class members can get compensation, as long as most don't file for it. → Read More