Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, sues Media Matters as advertisers flee over report of ads appearing next to neo-Nazi posts

Elon Musk's X, formerly Twitter, sues Media Matters as advertisers flee over report of ads appearing next to neo-Nazi posts

Elon Musk’s social media company X, formerly known as Twitter, filed a lawsuit against liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America on Monday, saying it manufactured a report to show advertisers’ posts alongside neo-Nazi and white nationalist posts in order to “drive advertisers from the platform and destroy X Corp.” Advertisers have been fleeing X … Read more

Texas paid bitcoin miner more than $31 million to cut energy usage during heat wave

Texas paid bitcoin miner more than $31 million to cut energy usage during heat wave

As a bitcoin mining enterprise, Riot Platforms runs thousands of computers in the energy-guzzling pursuit of minting digital currency. Recently, however, the company got big bucks from Texas to lower the mining operation’s electricity usage. Riot said on Wednesday that the state’s power grid operator paid the company $31.7 million in energy credits in August … Read more

Jury awards Texas woman $1.2 billion in revenge porn case

Jury awards Texas woman $1.2 billion in revenge porn case

A Texas woman was awarded a $1.2 billion settlement after a Houston-area jury ruled she was the victim of revenge porn.  The woman, who went by her initials D.L. in court documents, filed a harassment lawsuit in April 2022 in Harris County against her former boyfriend Marques Jamal Jackson. According to the suit, Jackson posted intimate … Read more

Electricity rates in Texas skyrocket amid statewide heat wave

Electricity rates in Texas skyrocket amid statewide heat wave

The rate Texas residents pay for energy has skyrocketed in recent days, as hotter-than-usual temperatures cause demand for electricity to soaring across the state. Texans were paying about $275 per megawatt-hour for power on Saturday then the cost rose more than 800% to a whopping $2,500 per megawatt-hour on Sunday, Bloomberg reported, citing data from … Read more

Hackers steal data belonging to thousands of pilot applicants at American and Southwest airlines

Hackers steal data belonging to thousands of pilot applicants at American and Southwest airlines

Personal information for more than 8,000 applicants to become pilots at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines was stolen when hackers broke into a database maintained by a recruiting company. The breach at Austin, Texas-based Pilot Credentials occurred April 30, and the airlines learned about it on May 3. They notified affected job seekers last week. … Read more

Is your university profiting from climate change?

Is your university profiting from climate change?

While many universities are proud to talk about how they fight climate change, some also invest in and accept donations from the same oil companies that drive global warming. Experts and students are calling those schools hypocritical and are demanding change.   CBS News’ “On the Dot” environmental series investigates the scope of the problem, … Read more

Twitter draws criticism for showing graphic images of victims of Allen Mall shooting in Texas

Twitter draws criticism for showing graphic images of victims of Allen Mall shooting in Texas

Twitter and its owner Elon Musk are facing criticism after some of the social media network’s users posted graphic images of the victims of the deadly Allen Premium Outlets mall shooting in Texas, with critics calling the presence of such images “unethical” and “horrible.” The spread of the graphic images on Twitter highlights the content moderation … Read more