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March 23, 2023, 2:15 AM

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CNBC:
Coinbase says it received an SEC notice warning the company of potential US securities law violations and recommending that the SEC take an enforcement action  —  - The SEC issued crypto exchange Coinbase a Wells notice, warning the exchange that it identified potential violations of U.S. securities law.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
The US SEC sues Tron founder Justin Sun and his companies for the alleged “unregistered offer and sale of crypto asset securities” TRX and BTT, fraud, and more  —  The SEC alleged TRX, BTT are unregistered securities, and claimed Sun created an “extensive wash trading” program to boost their trading volume.
CNBC:
Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul, and other celebrities agree to pay a combined $400K to settle SEC charges over promoting TRX and BTT without disclosing compensation  —  - The SEC unveiled charges against diplomat Justin Sun for fraud and securities violations, while also charging celebrity backers including Jake Paul and Lindsay Lohan.
Washington Post:
Poll of 1,027 US adults: 41% support a TikTok ban, 25% oppose it, and 71% are concerned that ByteDance is based in China; 17% of US daily users support a ban  —  As D.C. pushes for action against TikTok, a Washington Post poll finds more support than oppose banning the app
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
GitHub announces Copilot X, a new Copilot version with chat and voice features using OpenAI's GPT-4 to help with certain coding tasks, available via a waitlist  —  Microsoft Corp.'s GitHub unit created one of the first widely deployed programs using OpenAI's language-generation tools …
Akash Sriram / Reuters:
Sam Altman says OpenAI has fixed a “significant issue” in ChatGPT after a bug in an open-source library let some users see titles of other users' chat history  —  ChatGPT-owner OpenAI said on Wednesday it had fixed a bug that caused a “significant issue” of a small set of users …
Chris Stokel-Walker / BuzzFeed News:
Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins says Midjourney banned him after he made images of a Donald Trump arrest; the company banned the word “arrested” in its tool  —  “I suspect it was pushing my luck when I did the [Twitter] thread,” Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins said.
Sean Endicott / Windows Central:
Microsoft launches Loop, its Notion and Asana competitor, in preview, letting users collaborate in shared Microsoft 365 workspaces on the web, Android, and iOS  —  You can now try out Microsoft's new collaboration tool Loop.  —  What you need to know  — Microsoft Loop is now available in preview.
New York Times:
A look at RightWingGPT, an experimental AI model fine-tuned to manifest conservative viewpoints, made by a researcher who claims ChatGPT has a left-leaning bias  —  After criticizing A.I. companies for liberal bias, programmers started envisioning right-wing alternatives, making chatbots a new front in the culture wars.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Mozilla announces Mozilla.ai, an AI-focused startup with a $30M seed from the Mozilla Foundation to create a “trustworthy”, independent open-source AI stack  —  On the eve of its 25th anniversary, Mozilla, the not-for-profit behind the Firefox browser, is launching an AI-focused startup.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Crypto exchange Bitget acquires a controlling stake in crypto wallet company BitKeep with a $30M investment at a $300M valuation  —  - Bitget has invested $30 million in BitKeep at a $300 million valuation.  — The crypto exchange is now the controlling stakeholder of the wallet provider.

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