March 26, 2023, 11:35 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple demoed its mixed reality headset, likely dubbed Reality Pro or Reality One, for a group of its top ~100 executives, ahead of their annual offsite  —  Apple's push into mixed reality will take years to pay off, with the company hoping the device follows the same trajectory as its smartwatch.
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Snip & Sketch and Windows 11 Snipping Tool updates to fix the “aCropalypse” bug used to reveal info edited out in some screenshots  —  Microsoft released an emergency security update for the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Snipping tool to fix the Acropalypse privacy vulnerability.
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
A look at the community of users who “jailbreak” GPT models to generate unfiltered content and see themselves as fighting back against OpenAI's closed policies  —  “The problem is when GPT-X is released and we are unable to discern its values since they are being decided behind the closed doors of AI companies.”
Yoel Roth / Techdirt:
Viola Zhou / Rest of World:
A look at the Chinese social e-commerce app and women-friendly “lifestyle bible” Xiaohongshu, which has 200M MAUs and critics describe as a consumerist trap  —  Known as China's “lifestyle bible,” the social media platform is an aspirational living guide or a consumerist trap.
Will Knight / Wired:
Norway-based 1X, which is developing humanoid robots, raised a $23.5M Series A2 led by the OpenAI Startup Fund with participation from Tiger Global and others  —  Autonomous machines are still too clumsy for delicate tasks.  But humans can operate mechanical arms from afar, turning physical labor into remote work.
Joe Brock / Reuters:
Sources: concerned about Chinese spying, the US helped SubCom win its $600M bid for an Asia-Europe subsea cable project through incentives and investor pressure  —  Subsea cables, which carry the world's data, are now central to the U.S.-China tech war.  Washington, fearful of Beijing's spies …
Wall Street Journal:
Experts say some US suppliers plan to sidestep export controls by selling tech to the unlisted subsidiaries of Inspur and other Chinese firms on the Entity List  —  Suppliers can sell to unlisted subsidiaries of companies on Commerce Department list, officials say
Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo:
How Meta could sidestep ATT's impairments by launching a mobile games store, as Apple reportedly prepares multiple app store support on iOS due to the EU's DMA  —  This week, Microsoft declared that it will launch a mobile games app store on both iOS and Android next year, should its acquisition of Activision Blizzard be approved.

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