February 20, 2023, 8:20 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Meta announces Meta Verified, offering a blue badge, impersonation protection, and customer support for $12 per month on the web or $15 per month on iOS  —  Good morning and new product announcement: this week we're starting to roll out Meta Verified — a subscription service that lets …
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James West / Mother Jones:
New Bing offers marvelous responses, dangerously convincing falsehoods, direct quotes that appear to be made up, and shocking claims about its own capabilities  —  “You're in!” the email said.  “Welcome to the new Bing!”  Last Sunday, I joined a small wave of users granted early access …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post:
A preview of the Gonzalez v. Google case at the SCOTUS and a look at the Israeli nonprofit law center Shurat HaDin opposing YouTube at a hearing on February 21  —  Are tech companies liable when their algorithms recommend terrorist content?  The Court's answer could upend the way the internet works.
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
A look at, Andi, and Perplexity, three startups that started offering chatbot-enhanced search tools before the new Bing and Google's Bard came along  —  A frenzy of activity from tech giants and startups alike is reshaping what people want from search—for better or worse.
Li Yuan / New York Times:
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Decentralized wireless communication network Helium plans to move to Solana on March 27 after 81% of its community voted in favor of migration in September 2022  —  Decentralized wireless communication network Helium will entirely shift to the Solana blockchain by March 27 …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Dow Jones' general counsel says OpenAI lacks a deal to use WSJ reporting to train its AI; a source says CNN plans to ask OpenAI to pay to license its content  —  Major news outlets have begun criticizing OpenAI and its ChatGPT software, saying the lab is using their articles to train …
Laurence Fletcher / Financial Times:
Hedge fund Galois Capital, which managed ~$200M in 2022, shutters, returns investor money, and sells claims for $0.16 after half its assets were trapped on FTX  —  Co-founder apologises in letter to investors and says fund is no longer viable  —  A hedge fund that was one of the highest-profile victims …
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter has faced at least nine lawsuits in recent months from landlords, consultants, and vendors demanding payments totaling $14M+ for unpaid bills  —  Lawsuits come as the billionaire says the social-media company is on track to break even  —  Since Elon Musk took over …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
An amateur Go player beat a top-ranked AI system in 14 of 15 games, using tactics suggested by a computer program that had analyzed the AI system for weaknesses  —  Amateur Kellin Pelrine exploited weakness in systems that have otherwise dominated board game's grandmasters
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Meta's “The Cube”, a cubicle made of felt-like recycled PET plastic that absorbs sound and blocks distractions, rolling out to Meta's offices globally  —  The Facebook and Instagram parent needed a new setup for the loud hybrid workplace.  Here's a first look at the quieter cubicle.

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