A search warrant reveals additional details about a nonbinary teen’s death in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — A recently released police search warrant has revealed more details in the case of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary Oklahoma student who died a day after a high school bathroom fight that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity. The warrant filed Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court shows that when … Read more

State governments looking to protect health-related data as it’s used in abortion battle

Some state governments and federal regulators were already moving to keep individuals’ reproductive health information private when a U.S. senator’s report last week offered a new jolt, describing how cellphone location data was used to send millions of anti-abortion ads to people who visited Planned Parenthood offices. Federal law bars medical providers from sharing health … Read more

Proposed questions on sexual orientation and gender identity for the Census Bureau’s biggest survey

The U.S. Census Bureau this year plans to test questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for its most comprehensive survey of American life. The test questions will be sent to 480,000 households, with the statistical agency expecting just over half to respond. If the questions are approved, it will be the first time sexual … Read more

Utah school board seeks resignation of member who questioned athlete’s gender

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Board of Education has voted to censure and seek the resignation of a board member whose social media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player incited threats against the girl. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to reprimand and censure board member Natalie Cline and ask … Read more

Proposed TikTok ban for kids fails in Virginia’s Legislature

RICHMOND, Va. — A GOP legislative effort to prevent Virginia children from using the popular video-sharing app TikTok — an idea backed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin — died this week in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Republican Del. Jay Leftwich of Chesapeake, was left in a House of Delegates committee after concerns … Read more

A judge has blocked enforcement of an Ohio law limiting kids’ use of social media during litigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge extended a block on enforcement Monday of an Ohio law that would require children under 16 to get parental consent to use social media apps as a legal challenge proceeds. U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction prevents the law from taking effect while … Read more

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Ring will no longer allow police to request doorbell camera footage from users

NEW YORK — Amazon-owned Ring will stop allowing police departments to request doorbell camera footage from users, marking an end to a feature that has drawn criticism from privacy advocates. In a blog post on Wednesday, Ring said it will sunset the “Request for Assistance” tool, which allows police departments and other public safety agencies … Read more