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February 23, 2024, 3:20 PM

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New York Times:
An investigation finds thousands of Instagram accounts run by parents posting images of their children, attracting pedophiles who sometimes pay for more content  —  The ominous messages began arriving in Elissa's inbox early last year.  “You sell pics of your underage daughter to pedophiles,” read one.
Aditya Soni / Reuters:
Nvidia crossed a $2T market cap intraday on February 23, after adding $277B to its market value on February 22, Wall Street's largest one-day gain on record  —  Nvidia (NVDA.O) hit $2 trillion in market value on Friday, riding on an insatiable demand for its chips that made the Silicon Valley firm …
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang about plans for a new type of data center dubbed an “AI factory”, foundational robotics, the Mellanox acquisition, and more  —  Tech companies can't get enough of this tech company.  Earnings are off the charts.  WIRED probes the mind of its CEO, Jensen Huang.
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
Google confirms “a small subset of users” have been temporarily unable to access the News tab filter in search results pages as part of ongoing testing  —  The News filter disappearing from Google search results for some users this week won't help publishers sleep any easier.
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Sabrina Ortiz / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases PyRIT, a tool that the company's AI Red Team has been using to more efficiently check for risks in its generative AI systems, such as Copilot  —  Despite the advanced capabilities of generative AI (gen AI) models, we have seen many instances of them going rogue, hallucinating …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Humane postpones the delivery of its Ai Pin for “priority access” customers from March to “mid-April”  —  Hardware is difficult, to paraphrase a famous adage.  First-generation products from new startups are notoriously so, regardless of how much money and excitement you've managed to drum up.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Microsoft announces “Generative erase”, which uses generative AI to remove objects and people from images, coming to the Photos app in Windows 10 and Windows 11  —  Google and Samsung aren't the only ones baking magical AI selective photo erasers into their devices …
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Lauren Goode / Wired:
Interviews and emails show that technical interviews have become more punishing for engineers after mass layoffs, requiring days of work on unpaid assignments  —  Tech companies are famous for coddling their workers, but after mass layoffs the industry's culture has shifted.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google strikes a deal with Reddit, reportedly for $60M/year, gaining Reddit Data API access to surface more Reddit content in Search and to train its AI models  —  Google today announced an “expanded partnership” with Reddit that sees it get access to the forum website's data for training and other product uses.
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