February 28, 2023, 9:40 AM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
LastPass says hackers stole password vault data in 2022 by exploiting an RCE flaw in third-party software to install a keylogger on a DevOps engineer's computer  —  LastPass revealed more information on a “coordinated second attack,” where a threat actor accessed and stole data …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU narrows its long-running Apple antitrust case, removing IAP objections and focusing on stopping apps from telling users about other subscription options  —  Antitrust investigation to look at how tech giant deals with subscription information from streaming services such as Spotify
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases a Windows 11 update, adding the new AI-powered Bing search to the taskbar, Phone Link for iOS, screen recording, Notepad tabs, and more  —  Microsoft is releasing a big update to Windows 11 today that adds the company's new AI-powered Bing search to the taskbar.
Jon Victor / The Information:
Sources: Elon Musk approached AI researchers in recent weeks about forming a new research lab to develop a ChatGPT alternative; Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015  —  Elon Musk has approached artificial intelligence researchers in recent weeks about forming a new research lab to develop …
Microsoft expands PC Game Pass to 40 new countries, including in Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, taking its total to 86  —  The Xbox console has been the key to Microsoft Corp.'s clout in the gaming industry since its release more than two decades ago.
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
Yuga Labs announces its first Bitcoin NFT project TwelveFold, which contains 300 limited-edition generative art pieces inscribed to the Bitcoin blockchain  —  TwelveFold, a limited series of just 300 generative Ordinals NFT art pieces on Bitcoin, will be auctioned later this week.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Meta forms a team to add generative AI to its products, led by Ahmad Al-Dahle, who joined Meta in 2020 after 16 years at Apple and reports to Chris Cox  —  Meta is unifying its generative AI work across the company into a new product team tasked with more quickly integrating the latest technologies into its products.
NBC News:
The US Marshals Service suffered “a ransomware and data exfiltration event” on a standalone system; a source says the witness protection database was not hit  —  The U.S. Marshals Service suffered a security breach over a week ago that compromises sensitive information …
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
After declining Twitter engagement, a writer games the For You algorithm, which he suspected was using invisible subreddits via Topics to organize tweets  —  Read to the end for some really good horse content  —  I Gave Into The New Twitter Algorithm And I Went Way Too Viral
David Shepardson / Reuters:
The White House gives federal agencies 30 days to ensure they don't have TikTok installed on government devices and 120 days to adjust IT contracts with vendors  —  The White House on Monday gave government agencies 30 days to ensure they do not have Chinese-owned app TikTok on federal devices and systems.
Christopher Nardi / National Post:
Niha Masih / Washington Post:
Access Now: in 2022, 35 countries instituted internet shutdowns at least 187 times, led by India with 84 disruptions, Russia causing 22 in Ukraine, and more  —  More countries shut down the internet in 2022 than ever before, according to a new report by digital rights researchers …
Financial Times:
Some marketers worry that Meta's AI-based Advantage+ ad tool, added after Apple's ATT to automatically generate multiple ads, forces them to relinquish control  —  Social network claims successes with tool to counteract Apple's privacy changes that resulted in billions in lost revenue
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple restarted work on an iPhone SE 4 with a 6.1" OLED screen and an Apple-designed 5G modem; Ross Young says China's BOE will supply the display  —  Apple has restarted development of a fourth-generation iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch OLED display and an Apple-designed 5G chip …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
AI pioneer and UCSD professor Terry Sejnowski argues that AI chatbots are often prodded into producing strange results by the people who are using them  —  One of the pioneers of artificial intelligence argues that chatbots are often prodded into producing strange results by the people who are using them.

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