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October 8, 2022, 4:40 PM

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Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Interview with founders of Character.ai, who say they left Google's LaMDA project to let users experiment with large language models through the use of chatbots  —  The creators of Google's LaMDA have launched the chatbot startup Character.ai, which is open for anyone to try
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Biden signs an EO to implement Privacy Shield 2.0, the EU-US data transfer framework seeking to address EU concerns of surveillance by US intelligence agencies  —  - President Joe Biden signed an executive order to implement a new framework to protect the privacy of personal data shared between the U.S. and Europe.
Wall Street Journal:
How HBO Max, Prime Video, and other streamers are trying to grow in a crowded market, including, sources say, via discounted bundles and deals with rivals  —  In a crowded marketplace, Amazon, HBO Max and other streamers explore discounted packages and partnerships with rivals
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Huobi, a top-10 crypto exchange by trading volume, has agreed to be acquired by Hong Kong-based About Capital; terms of the deal were not disclosed  —  The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Crypto exchange Huobi Global, one of the biggest token trading outposts in the Asia markets …
Natalie Wong / Bloomberg:
A look at business email compromise scams in the US involving real estate, and the Secret Service team that helped recover $244M in stolen BEC funds since 2019  —  For weeks, the Secret Service agent had been trying to identify the scammers moving millions of stolen dollars through banks around the New York tri-state area.
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
FTX partners with Visa to offer debit cards linked to users' FTX accounts in 40 countries, focusing on Latin America, Europe, and Asia, after their US rollout  —  - Visa is teaming up with global crypto exchange FTX to offer debit cards in 40 countries with a focus on Latin America, Asia and Europe.
Steve Haske / Ars Technica:
A history of consumer VR since 2012, from the first Oculus developer kit and the 2016 hype cycle to Quest 2, and what mainstream success for VR could look like  —  VR hasn't taken over the world, but that doesn't mean it has failed.  —  Six years ago, consumer virtual reality seemed set to be the next major tech breakthrough.
Max A. Cherney / Protocol:
The Biden administration issues sweeping rules that significantly expand the limits on exports to China of chips and tools to make advanced chips and other tech  —  The U.S. unveiled a set of new regulations Friday that aim to choke off China's access to advanced chips …
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