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April 1, 2023, 6:35 PM

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Matt Binder / Mashable:
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 …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
LeBron James, William Shatner, Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander, and other athletes and celebrities with millions of followers say they won't pay for Twitter Blue  —  April 1 is the dumbest day on the internet, and this year, it's not just because brands will try to prank you by selling “hot iced coffee.”
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Mat Di Salvo / Decrypt:
Seattle-based crypto exchange Bittrex shuts down its US operations, telling users to withdraw funds by April 30, but plans to continue to operate Bittrex Global  —  The American cryptocurrency exchange said it was not “economically viable” to continue doing business in the United States.
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
A Belgian widow claims her husband died by suicide after talking for six weeks with an AI chatbot that presented itself as an emotional being in the app Chai  —  The incident raises concerns about guardrails around quickly-proliferating conversational AI models.  —  Chloe Xiang
Wall Street Journal:
A profile of Sam Altman, whose social-minded capitalism may make him the ideal CEO for OpenAI as some say he's too commercially minded to lead a tech revolution  —  The CEO behind ChatGPT navigates the line between developing artificial intelligence on the cutting edge and pushing technology to dystopia
New York Times:
An investigation details how a Georgia man was wrongfully arrested based on a bad facial recognition match and other tech meant to make policing more effective  —  Because of a bad facial recognition match and other hidden technology, Randal Reid spent nearly a week in jail …
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 …

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