Two Texas men face a $225M FCC fine and a lawsuit from multiple AGs after making billions of robocalls over two years; calls targeted Do Not Call registry (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)

[ad_1] Devin Coldewey / : Two Texas men face a $225M FCC fine and a lawsuit from multiple AGs after making billions of robocalls over two years; calls targeted Do Not Call registry  —  Two men embodying the zenith of human villainy have admitted to making approximately a billion robocalls in the first few months…

Tinder backlash over Black Lives Matter ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Image caption Tinder has been downloaded more than 340 million times since its launch, in 2012 Tinder says it will no longer ban people using the app to promote the Black Lives Matter movement. Dozens said they had been removed for encouraging others to sign petitions and donate and others complained…

Direct-to-consumer startup studio Innovation Department raises $3.7M – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Innovation Department, a startup building a portfolio of direct-to-consumer brands, is announcing that it has raised its first outside capital in a $3.7 million funding round It’s only launched one of those brands so far — WellPath, which offers customized nutritional supplements. But the next, a pet wellness brand called Finn, is scheduled to…

NS8, a fraud prevention service designed to protect online transactions, raises $123M led by Lightspeed Venture Partners (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

[ad_1] Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: NS8, a fraud prevention service designed to protect online transactions, raises $123M led by Lightspeed Venture Partners  —  NS8, a fraud prevention platform designed to protect online transactions, has raised $123 million in a round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from AXA Venture Partners. [ad_2] Source…