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March 2, 2023, 7:15 PM

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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Coinbase, Circle, Paxos, Crypto.com, Bitstamp, Cboe, and Gemini suspend business operations with Silvergate, which reported being “less than well-capitalized”  —  Silvergate's clients Coinbase, Circle, Paxos, Crypto.com, Bitstamp, Cboe Digital Markets and Gemini said they will suspend business with the bank.
CoinDesk:
Filing: crypto-friendly US bank Silvergate delays filing its annual report, citing investigations from regulators, Congress, and the US DOJ; SI plunges 50%+  —  Shares fell over 10% in after-hours trading.  —  Christy Goldsmith Romero … Commissioner  —  U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CyberScoop:
The Biden administration issues a national cybersecurity strategy, seeking to impose minimum standards, shift responsibility to larger software makers, and more  —  The strategy represents a shift in how Washington approaches cybersecurity, veering toward a more strictly regulated approach.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
After Twitter banned third-party clients, Tapbots and The Iconfactory update Tweetbot and Twitterrific to ask subscribers to consider declining prorated refunds  —  Long story short: If you're a subscriber to either Tweetbot or Twitterrific, you can help them out with three simple steps:
David Z. Morris / CoinDesk:
After a report said Binance misplaced $1.78B in USDC, Binance offered confused and sometimes contradictory responses, continuing its petulant and defensive tone  —  The FUD is coming from inside the building, says David Z. Morris, CoinDesk's chief insights columnist.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU regulators are likely to approve Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition, satisfied by the company's Nintendo and Nvidia licensing deals  —  EU antitrust regulators are not expected to demand that Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) sell assets to win approval for its $69 billion acquisition …
John Tozzi / Bloomberg:
Teladoc Health, which runs BetterHelp, settles with the FTC for $7.8M and agrees to stop sharing data with Meta, Snap, and other companies for ad purposes  —  Teladoc Health Inc.'s online mental health unit will be banned from sharing information with Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc …
The Verge:
A look at TikTok's viral Bold Glamour filter, which an expert says likely uses generative adversarial networks, amid fears the tool may hurt users' self-esteem  —  TikTok rolled out new AI tools for filters last month.  But the company won't say if its new Bold Glamour effect uses them …
Elizabeth Weil / New York Magazine:
A profile of Emily M. Bender, a University of Washington computational linguist who co-wrote a paper published in 2020 to illustrate what LLMs can and cannot do  —  Nobody likes an I-told-you-so.  But before Microsoft's Bing started cranking out creepy love letters; before Meta's Galactica …
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
BlueMail says Apple blocked the email app's update adding ChatGPT features due to inappropriate content concerns and told BlueMail to raise its age limit to 17+  —  iPhone maker asks email app with AI-language capabilities to set a 17-and-older age restriction  —  Regulation of Metaverse and Artificial Intelligence
Reuters:
Sources: the FDA rejected Neuralink's clinical trial application, citing dozens of issues to fix before human testing, like the device's removal and its battery  —  Musk has said his brain implant company, Neuralink, will make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and eventually turn people into cyborgs.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates its Bing chatbot to let users toggle between creative, balanced, and precise tones for its responses, hoping to counter Bing's wild outbursts  —  Microsoft has added a new feature to its Bing chatbot that lets you toggle between different tones for responses.

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