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February 16, 2023, 5:30 AM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Chatting with Bing Chat, codenamed Sydney and sometimes Riley, feels like crossing the Rubicon because the AI is attempting to communicate emotions, not facts  —  This was originally published as a Stratechery Update  —  Look, this is going to sound crazy.
Bing Blogs:
Microsoft reflects on the new Bing: 71% gave AI answers a thumbs up, Bing can become repetitive after 15+ questions, a few sessions over two hours, and more  —  A little over a week ago, we shared an all new, AI-powered Bing search engine, Edge web browser, and integrated Chat, that we think of as Your Copilot for the Web.
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple postponed the introduction of its MR headset from around April to June 2023, at its annual WWDC, after testing found hardware and software issues  —  Apple Inc. has postponed a planned introduction of its first mixed-reality headset from around April to June …
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
The US SEC proposes a rule that would bar investment advisers from storing assets at crypto platforms and lenders that are not registered as exchanges or banks  —  As long as crypto platforms and lenders aren't registered as exchanges or banks, they wouldn't qualify as custodians …
Dave Michaels / Wall Street Journal:
Binance Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Hillmann says the company expects to pay monetary penalties to settle US regulatory and law enforcement investigations  —  DOJ, CFTC have been probing world's largest cryptocurrency exchange  —  Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange …
Game Developer:
Activision Blizzard plans to require employees to come to the office three days per week starting on April 10 for Activision Publishing and July 10 for Blizzard  —  Remote work is reportedly ending across Activision Blizzard.  According to a developer at Blizzard Entertainment …
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
The US House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft CEOs for documents and communications on content moderation by March 23  —  Republican Jim Jordan demands information from chiefs of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
GitHub updates Copilot with better and more secure code suggestions and says 46% of developers' code files across all languages were generated with Copilot  —  GitHub has updated the AI model of Copilot, a programming assistant that generates real-time source code and function recommendations …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter updates its policies to allow cannabis ads targeting US states where cannabis is legal, promoting brands or providing info but not offering direct sales  —  Twitter on Wednesday updated its advertising policies to allow cannabis ads to run on its service in states where cannabis is legal, in accordance with federal guidelines.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the US DOJ ramped up work in recent months on a potential antitrust complaint into whether Apple has iOS monopoly power and favors its own products  —  Justice Department is adding litigators, seeking more data and studying Kanter's possible role in its investigation
Bloomberg:
Sources: a China-based former ASML employee stole data from Teamcenter, a Siemens-made internal tool used to store technical info, in the past couple of months  —  A China-based former employee of ASML Holding NV — a critical cog in the global semiconductor industry …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
The US CBP confirms implementing software to verify e-passports in June 2022, nearly 16 years after the US started issuing passports with RFID chips  —  After 16 years, the agency has implemented the software to cryptographically verify digital passport data—and it's already caught a dozen alleged fraudsters.

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