Techmeme
March 6, 2023, 2:35 PM

Top News

Kris Holt / Engadget:
Some Twitter services such as loading images and TweetDeck were down; clicking a link in a tweet gave the error “your current API plan does not include access”  —  Links and images were completely busted on Twitter for a spell on Monday across the company's website and mobile apps.
Wired:
An analysis and reconstruction of Rotterdam's Accenture-made welfare fraud algorithm and its training data finds discrimination based on ethnicity and gender  —  Obscure government algorithms are making life-changing decisions about millions of people around the world.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft rolls out Dynamics 365 Copilot, an AI assistant that uses OpenAI's tech to draft contextual chat and email answers to customers and more, in preview  —  Microsoft Corp., having brought artificial intelligence to its battle with Google over search, is now turning to the latest AI technology …
Associated Press:
German police, Europol, the FBI, and Ukrainian police disrupt a ransomware gang that deployed DoppelPaymer; Europol says US victims paid €40M+ from 2019 to 2021  —  German police said Monday that they have disrupted an international cybercrime gang which has been blackmailing large companies …
Pranshu Verma / Washington Post:
Scammers are using voice-cloning AI to impersonate distressed loved ones, sometimes spoofing specific phone numbers to further the ruse, and victims fall for it  —  Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress.  People are falling for it and losing thousands of dollars.
Reuters:
The EU says Meta agreed to improve transparency over WhatsApp's 2021 privacy policy changes, letting users reject the changes and saying user data is not shared  —  Meta Platforms' (META.O) WhatsApp has agreed to be more transparent about changes to its privacy policy introduced in 2021 …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
A look at the AI Objectives Institute, founded by late privacy and tech luminary Peter Eckersley, meant to guide AI's evolution to safeguard humanity's future  —  Peter Eckersley did groundbreaking work to encrypt the web.  After his sudden death, a new organization he founded is carrying …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft makes Outlook for Mac free to use, no longer requiring an Office license or Microsoft 365 subscription  —  Microsoft is making Outlook for Mac free to use today. … It's a surprise move that coincides with Microsoft's push to make its Windows desktop Outlook email client more web-powered.

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Opal:
Introducing Tadpole: the tiny webcam for laptops  —  With a mirrorless Sony sensor, directional microphone, and tap-to-mute feature, the Tadpole works with both Mac and PC and is the perfect webcam to take with you everywhere.
Zoho:
Why a remote support solution is imperative in sustaining business continuity  —  During a natural disaster, global pandemic, or any other unforeseen event, maintaining business continuity becomes paramount.
Prospect:
A running list of the best startups to join  —  We've analyzed thousands of startups using the same data VCs use and distilled our list down to the top 2%.  Discover and join the next Stripe, Airbnb, or Coinbase today.
Big Technology Podcast:
How Shein and Temu Snuck Up On Amazon -- With Louise Matsakis
The Big Technology Podcast, hosted by journalist Alex Kantrowitz, takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 05/29 - Did The Secret Sauce Of Google Search Just Leak?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:35 PM ET, March 6, 2023.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Justin Hendrix / Tech Policy Press:

Earlier Picks

Jason Mikula / Fintech Business Weekly:
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic: