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March 16, 2023, 4:20 AM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
Experts criticize OpenAI for not disclosing GPT-4's training data or methods used; OpenAI co-founder says its past approach to openly sharing research was wrong  —  The system's capabilities are still being assessed, but as researchers and experts pore over its accompanying materials …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
OpenAI allowed the Alignment Research Center, a nonprofit founded by its ex-employee, to assess the potential risks of GPT-4 including power-seeking behavior  —  “ARC's evaluation has much lower probability of leading to an AI takeover than the deployment itself.”
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the Biden administration and CFIUS are demanding that TikTok's Chinese owners sell their stakes in the company or face a possible US ban of the app  —  TikTok says forced sale won't resolve national security issues; its CEO set to appear before Congress next week
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
CISA and FBI: hackers used vulnerabilities in Progress Telerik products to gain access to an unnamed US federal agency's server from August 2022 to January 2023  —  Cybercriminals and a government-backed hacking group had access to the systems of an unnamed federal civilian executive branch agency from August 2022 to January 2023.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Stripe raised a $6.5B+ Series I at a $50B valuation to help its employees cover tax obligations for the expiration of RSUs and to fund a new stock tender offer  —  Digital payments firm Stripe on Wednesday announced that it has raised more than $6.5 billion at a $50 billion valuation.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn adds AI-powered writing suggestions, initially for writing profiles, using OpenAI's GPT-4, and for recruiters writing job descriptions, using GPT-3.5  —  Earlier this month, when LinkedIn started seeding “AI-powered conversation starters” in people's news feeds to boost engagement on its platform …
Aisha S Gani / Bloomberg:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft patches an Outlook zero-day, exploitable without user interaction, and says Russian hackers used the flaw to target European organizations in 2022  —  Microsoft has patched an Outlook zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2023-23397) exploited by a hacking group linked to Russia's military …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google discontinues its Glass Enterprise Edition 2 and plans to support the headset until September 15, 2023; existing devices and apps will continue to work  —  Google has announced today that it will no longer be selling its Glass Enterprise Edition 2 headsets, with support set to be discontinued later this year.
FTX:
An FTX bankruptcy filing describes $3.2B+ in payments and loans to founders and executives, chiefly from Alameda Research, including ~$2.2B to Sam Bankman-Fried  —  Identify Over $3.2 Billion in Transfers to Founders and Key Employees  —  Forensic Work Continues on Intercompany and Other Transactions
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
German and US authorities seize up to €44M from ChipMixer and shut down its crypto mixer, alleging the service helped people launder 152K bitcoin since 2017  —  National authorities took down the platform's infrastructure, seizing four servers and 7 terabytes of data.
Wall Street Journal:
As SVB collapsed, prominent investors, internet provocateurs, and others helped amplify US banking system concerns, creating the first “Twitter-fueled bank run”  —  Rapid spread of concerns prompts lawmaker to call it ‘Twitter-fueled bank run’  —  The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank: What You Need to Know
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