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March 25, 2023, 11:05 AM

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Intel:
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the author of Moore's Law, dies at 94  —  Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today that company co-founder Gordon Moore has passed away at the age of 94.  —  The foundation reported he died peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2023, surrounded by family at his home in Hawaii.
Gary Price / LJ Infodocket:
A federal judge decides in favor of four publishers in their copyright infringement case against the Internet Archive and its Controlled Digital Lending program  —  This coverage is free for all visitors.  Your support makes this possible.  —  This coverage is free for all visitors.
Jameel Jaffer / New York Times:
A TikTok ban would have to satisfy the most stringent form of First Amendment review as the ban would operate as a prior restraint on speech of would-be users  —  The First Amendment has so far played only a bit part in the debate about banning TikTok.  This may change.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
TikTok says Enes Freedom, a former NBA player critical of China, was banned for 12 days due to an error by US moderators before being reinstated on March 23  —  Enes Kanter Freedom, a popular figure on the right, had his account restored on the same day TikTok's chief was grilled on Capitol Hill.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
A researcher finds Verification settings in Twitter's app showing that the company may be working on letting Blue subscribers hide their blue checkmark  —  Twitter may be working on a feature that lets you hide the blue checkmark you got by paying for its Blue subscription.
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Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft threatens to cut rivals' Bing search index access if they use it for their AI chat tools and warns at least two customers of violating terms  —  Microsoft Corp. has threatened to cut off access to its internet-search data, which it licenses to rival search engines …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
OpenAI blames a bug in a Redis client open-source library for the March 20 ChatGPT history issue and exposure of 1.2% of ChatGPT Plus subscribers' personal info  —  OpenAI says a Redis client open-source library bug was behind Monday's ChatGPT outage and data leak, where users saw other users' personal information and chat queries.
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Databricks open sources Dolly, an LLM which the company says can be trained in less than three hours on one machine and is a clone of Stanford's Alpaca model  —  Big-data analytics firm Databricks Inc. has emerged as an unlikely player in the generative artificial intelligence space …
Financial Times:
In his first visit to China since 2020, Tim Cook praises Apple's “symbiotic kind of relationship” with China, amid Apple's moves to diversify from the country  —  Chief executive's visit comes despite rising trade and geopolitical tensions between Beijing and US
Georgia Gee / The Intercept:
An investigation finds US homeowners associations teaming up with police to install Flock Safety's license plate surveillance cameras, without telling residents  —  At a city council meeting in June 2021, Mayor Thomas Kilgore, of Lakeway, Texas, made an announcement that confused his community.
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
A look at Amazon's efforts to offset its shipping costs by raising Prime subscription prices, increasing the minimum purchase free shipping threshold, and more  —  There is no such thing as free shipping.  —  Even so, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and other online retailers who use so-called free delivery …
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