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Ben Goggin

Ben Goggin is the deputy editor for technology at NBC News Digital.

Ben Goggin is the deputy editor for technology at NBC News Digital.

Latest from Ben Goggin

Musk’s response to an anti-trans video sparks 24 hours of chaos at Twitter

Twitter was roiled by an organized pressure campaign by conservative pundits seeking to promote a 95-minute anti-transgender video called “What Is A Woman?”
9d ago

A verified AOC parody account got a boost from Elon Musk’s Twitter

A Twitter parody account mocking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has skyrocketed in followers over the last two days, thanks to some help from Elon Musk’s Twitter.
16d ago

Jack Dorsey shares Robert F. Kennedy Jr. video echoing conspiracy theories

Jack Dorsey, the head of Block Inc and co-founder of Twitter, posted two videos in the past week featuring presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

A 13-year-old boy was groomed publicly on Twitter and kidnapped, despite numerous chances to stop it

A 13-year-old boy was sexually groomed on Twitter after Elon Musk pledged to address child exploitation on the platform. Then he was abducted.

Utah governor signs laws requiring parents' consent for minors to use social media

Utah's governor signed sweeping social media regulation into law that requires social media companies to get parental consent for minors using their services.
80d ago

Anti-porn bills in 8 states could force device makers to censor sexual material

Bill that would mandate tech companies automatically turn on filters on pornography are spreading across the country.

These 5 companies say GPT-4 has dramatically changed their priorities at work

Five organizations that were the first to access GPT-4, the latest product from OpenAI — best known for ChatGPT — said the tech has shifted their direction.
86d ago

The tech industry’s latest reckoning: Should it be blamed for SVB’s failure?

After Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsed, the tech industry got what it wanted when the government committed to back the bank's depositors. But at what price?

Silicon Valley Bank quietly laid off some employees as tech firms in its backyard also slashed jobs

Months before it became the second-largest bank in U.S. history to fail, Silicon Valley Bank laid off 100 to 120 employees, according to an internal email seen by NBC News.

Payroll panic, flash sales, shrugs: How SVB’s business customers handled its collapse

Startup founders and other SVB account holders raced to find ways to maintain cash flow even as some of their federally backstopped funds remained inaccessible.

Former San Francisco meth lord speaks out about drug addiction in the gay community

In “Tweakerworld,” Jason Yamas shares, in excruciating detail, how he went from a promising multimedia producer to a meth-addicted drug dealer.