February 7, 2023, 4:25 AM

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Erin Woo / The Information:
Internal Twitter document: just ~180,000 US users paid for Blue and other subscriptions as of mid-January, implying ~$28M annual subscription revenue globally  —  Around 180,000 people in the U.S. were paying for subscriptions to Twitter, including Twitter Blue, as of mid-January …
Gemini plans to provide up to $100M to Genesis' bankruptcy recovery, mainly for its Earn users, who had ~$900M of assets frozen when Genesis paused withdrawals  —  - Crypto exchange Gemini will contribute $100 million in cash to a recovery plan for bankrupt crypto lender Genesis.
Helene Braun / CoinDesk:
Binance plans to “temporarily” suspend US dollar bank transfers on February 8 and says that 0.01% of its monthly active users rely on USD bank transfers  —  USD bank transfers comprise only a tiny bit of monthly active users, the exchange said.  —  Join the most important conversation …
Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
ChatGPT users are finding various “jailbreaks” that get the tool to seemingly ignore OpenAI's evolving content restrictions and provide unfettered responses  —  - Reddit users have engineered a prompt for artificial intelligence software ChatGPT that tries to force it to violate its own programming on content restrictions.
Apurva Venkat / CSO:
The US, France, Italy, and others warn about a ransomware attack on VMware ESXi servers, despite a February 2021 patch; Censys: 3,200+ servers have been hacked  —  A global ransomware attack has targeted thousands of servers running the VMware ESxi hypervisor, with many more servers expected to be affected …
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Baidu's stock jumps 15%+ after the company announced plans to add its ChatGPT-like service “Wenxin Yiyan”, or “Ernie Bot” in English, to search in March 2023  —  Baidu Inc. surged more than 15% after affirming it's on track to publicly roll out its ChatGPT-like service in March …
New York Times:
Tests show CSAM still spreads and gets recommended on Twitter, including known material that's easier to detect; one video had 122K+ views in just over a month  —  Child sexual abuse imagery spreads on Twitter even after the company is notified: One video drew 120,000 views.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Samsung Galaxy S23 users say the smartphone uses ~60GB of its storage for Android and pre-installed apps, four times more than the Google Pixel 7 Pro's ~15GB  —  Samsung's Android build is 4x bigger than Google's—twice the size of Windows 11.  —  As a smartphone operating system …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Getty Images sues Stability AI in the US for allegedly copying 12M+ images without permission or compensation for training data used to create Stable Diffusion  —  Getty Images has filed a lawsuit in the US against Stability AI, creators of open-source AI art generator Stable Diffusion, escalating its legal battle against the firm.

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