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February 5, 2023, 10:20 AM

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Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
A viral tweet alleges bias as ChatGPT refuses to write a poem on the positive attributes of Trump but writes one about Biden; sources: OpenAI doesn't know why  —  Even ChatGPT's creators can't figure out why it won't answer certain questions — including queries about former U.S. President Donald Trump …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has discussed adding a higher end “Ultra” model to its lineup in 2024, in addition to iPhone Pro and Pro Max models  —  Apple's Tim Cook told investors that consumers are willing to pay up for the best iPhone they can get, signaling that even more ritzy models may be on the way.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Financial influencers are pumping out videos promoting dubious ChatGPT get-rich-quick schemes, such as selling chatbot-generated tutorials on sites like Udemy  —  The world of financial influencers promise viewers they can use ChatGPT to make big bucks with no effort.
Bloomberg:
The LockBit ransomware gang claims that ION Trading UK paid a ransom after the group's cyberattack on the software company upended derivatives trading globally  —  The hacking group behind the attack on ION Trading UK — the software firm that was struck by a cyberattack earlier this week …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the US considers sanctions on Tiandy, Uniview, and other Chinese surveillance tech makers over sales to Iran in 2022 as protests swept the country  —  Beijing's exports of video recorders to Iran more than doubled in 2022 as protests swept the country
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Background check services TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate confirm a data breach after hackers leaked a 2019 database allegedly containing 20M customers' info  —  PeopleConnect, the owners of the TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate background check services, confirmed they suffered a data breach …
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Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at T2, a Twitter alternative co-founded by a former director at Google's Area 120 to offer a “2007 Twitter” vibe that Elon Musk's platform no longer does  —  Cofounder Gabor Cselle says his upstart social network can offer a “2007 Twitter” community vibe that Elon Musk's platform no longer supplies.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at “de-influencers”, a rising cohort of TikTok users criticizing viral products and promoting thoughtful shopping; #deinfluencing videos passed 68M views  —  TikTok users are speaking critically about viral products and advocating for thoughtful shopping habits.
Greg Ritchie / Bloomberg:
JPMorgan: 53% of institutional traders predict AI will be the most influential technology for trading in the next three years; 72% have no plans to trade crypto  —  Traders are betting artificial intelligence and machine learning will have the biggest impact on financial markets in the coming years.

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