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February 25, 2023, 6:00 PM

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Tabby Kinder / Financial Times:
Sources: Sequoia resigned from Citizen's board, after the startup offered a “pay to play” deal obliging existing investors to participate in a new funding round  —  Investor abandons start-up over fundraising that has massively diluted its shareholding, as Silicon Valley VCs re-evaluate deals
Jon Porter / The Verge:
HMD Global announces the £150 Nokia G22, claims users will be able to replace its battery in around 5 minutes and screen in 20 minutes using a kit from iFixit  —  HMD has worked to make what it says are the most common smartphone repairs — replacing a broken screen, charging port …
Jon Rice / Blockworks:
After Oasis complied with a UK high court order and upgraded a DeFi contract, Jump recovers ~120,000 ether, worth $140M, stolen during the 2022 Wormhole exploit  —  The Chicago trading firm appears to have recovered the 120,000 ether stolen during the 2022 Wormhole exploit.
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
The skirmishes over generative AI show how tech companies have become political lightning rods, as even efforts to steer AI away from politics can appear biased  —  ChatGPT and Bing are trying to stay out of politics — and failing  —  Christopher Rufo, the conservative activist who led campaigns …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
News Corp says attackers behind a data breach the company disclosed in February 2022 gained access in February 2020, stealing some personal data including SSNs  —  Mass media and publishing giant News Corporation (News Corp) says that attackers behind a breach disclosed in 2022 first gained access …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
A major outage has taken down Dish Network's websites, apps, and customer support systems; remote employees have been cut off from accessing their work systems  —  Since Thursday morning, Dish Network has been experiencing a major outage that's taken down the company's main websites, apps …
Sam Altman / OpenAI:
OpenAI details its preparations for “if AGI is successfully created”, including being cautious with its models and operating as if the risks are existential  —  Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence—AI systems that are generally smarter than humans—benefits all of humanity.
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
Midjourney temporarily bans some words about the human reproductive system to prevent generating shocking or gory images, while the company “improves things”  —  Midjourney says it's a temporary measure to stop people from using its system to create shocking or gory images.

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