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March 31, 2023, 4:05 PM

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Twitter open sources a portion of its code on GitHub, including its algorithm for recommending tweets in For You but excluding its ad recommendation algorithm  —  As repeatedly promised by Twitter CEO Elon Musk, Twitter has opened a portion of its source code, including the algorithm it uses …
New York Times:
Q&A with Sundar Pichai on being careful with Bard, AI “whiplash”, competing with ChatGPT, upgrading Bard with more capable PaLM models, regulation, and more  —  “Am I concerned?  Yes.  Am I optimistic and excited about all the potential of this technology?  Incredibly."
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Email: The White House will not pay for Twitter Blue for its staff; the White House and top officials' accounts like POTUS will likely maintain gray checkmarks  —  The White House will not pay to have its staff's official Twitter profiles continue to be verified, according to guidance issued to staffers via an email obtained by Axios.
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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM plans to drop Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support in future EVs, using a Google infotainment system to capture more data and inform subscription launches  —  General Motors' electric future doesn't include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.  —  The automaker's upcoming lineup …
Rebekah Valentine / IGN:
ESA cancels E3 2023, after Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Ubisoft announced they would not attend the event originally scheduled for June 13 to June 16  —  The show “did not garner the sustained interest necessary”  —  Almost a year after announcing its return, the Entertainment Software …
Mimi Billing / Sifted:
Financial Times:
Sources: India is looking for spyware alternatives to Pegasus to avoid the “PR problem” associated with the NSO Group, seeking to spend between ~$16M and $120M  —  Modi government seeks alternatives to software made by NSO Group following snooping scandals around the world
Reuters:
China plans to conduct a cybersecurity review of memory chips sold in the country by US manufacturer Micron, citing supply chain and national security risks  —  China's cyberspace regulator will conduct a cybersecurity review on products sold in China by U.S. memory chip manufacturer Micron Technology …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Huawei reports 2022 revenue up 0.9% YoY to ~$93.4B and net profit down 69% YoY to ~$5.2B, its biggest drop since 2011, amid China's COVID rules and US sanctions  —  - Huawei reported net profit for 2022 totaled 35.6 billion yuan ($5.18 billion), a 69% year-on-year decline.

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