April 6, 2023, 12:40 PM

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Washington Post:
Study: ChatGPT cited nonexistent Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Los Angeles Times articles and fabricated a sexual harassment story about a law professor  —  The AI chatbot can misrepresent key facts with great flourish, even citing a fake Washington Post article as evidence
Oliver Knight / CoinDesk:
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission cancels Binance Australia's derivatives license, giving the exchange until April 21 to close all positions  —  The exchange will close all of its customers' open derivatives positions by April 21.  The Australian Securities and Investments Commission …
Jagmeet Singh / TechCrunch:
Google plans to restrict personal loan apps from accessing sensitive user data like photos, videos, and contacts from May 31, in response to predatory behavior  —  Google plans to restrict apps that offer loan to individuals from accessing sensitive user data such as photos, videos and contacts …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Sources: Tesla staff privately shared videos from customers' car cameras between 2019 and 2022 on internal messaging apps, including a child being hit by a car  —  Tesla Inc assures its millions of electric car owners that their privacy “is and will always be enormously important to us.”
Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
An interview with Sundar Pichai on plans to add generative AI to Search, why chatbots do not threaten Google's Search ads business, efficiency drive, and more  —  ‘More work left to do’ in efficiency drive, chief executive says  —  Google plans to add conversational artificial-intelligence features …
The Block:
OPNX, an exchange for trading bankruptcy claims from 3AC founders Su Zhu and Kyle Davie, had just $13.64 in volume in its first 24 hours; OPNX's FLEX drops 27%+  —  - OPNX did not start off with a bang.  — The exchange's token, FLEX, is down 27%, trading at $1.95.
Andy Baio /
macOS users find a copy of the Bitcoin whitepaper on every Mac running macOS Mojave or newer, as a sample document for a hidden “Virtual Scanner II” app  —  While trying to fix my printer today, I discovered that a PDF copy of Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin whitepaper apparently shipped …
Sources: Google and Amazon struggle to lay off workers in Germany, France, and other EU countries due to stringent labor laws and prolonged union negotiations  —  After announcing the largest rounds of layoffs in their history, US big tech companies are now learning how difficult it is to reduce headcount in Europe.
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung announces a multi-year extension with AMD on their IP licensing agreement to bring multiple generations of AMD Radeon graphics to more Exynos SoCs  —  Samsung said on Thursday that it has signed a multi-year extension with AMD on their licensing agreement which gives …
Jay Caspian Kang / New Yorker:
Utah's bills restricting kids' social media use have galling civil-liberties concerns and hazy enforcement plans, and will likely face constitutional challenges  —  Most people seem to agree that something should be done to protect kids from what sure looks like an addictive product.
Andy Bell:
A Mastodon user since 2018 details issues with the service despite decentralization's promise, like few Twitter friends, little diversity, and tone policing  —  I first joined Mastodon in 2018 (even though my old profile says 2016?), so I'd say I've seen a lot of its evolution.
OpenAI details its approach to AI safety, including evaluating AI systems, improving safeguards based on real-world use, protecting kids, and respecting privacy  —  OpenAI is committed to keeping powerful AI safe and broadly beneficial.  We know our AI tools provide many benefits to people today.
Kevin Varley / Bloomberg:
US Census data: US chip imports rose 17% YoY to $4.86B in February 2023; Asia accounted for 83%, led by Malaysia at 20%, Taiwan at 15.1%, and Vietnam at 11.6%  —  Thailand, Vietnam, India and Cambodia have emerged as early winners this year as semiconductor production begins to move away …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Lower-income US students feel they are at a disadvantage when pursuing Big Tech internships, as the selection process exhibits longstanding inequities in hiring  —  Critics say the intern selection process often favors wealthier students, just like the admission process at some elite colleges.
Tests show that Twitter's “stay informed” labels, added in February 2022 to flag tweets with links to Russia- or China-controlled media, no longer appear  —  Twitter is no longer taking steps to limit the reach of Chinese and Russian state-controlled media outlets, violating the social media platform's own stated policies.
Matt Novak / Forbes:
A look at Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge, which went from $9.2B in assets in 2015 to $1.8B in 2022 and sold a 30% stake to FTX for $45M in September 2022  —  On Jan. 31, Anthony Scaramucci sat onstage at a hedge fund conference in Miami, answering questions about, among other things, his former business partner Sam Bankman-Fried.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Influencers, small businesses, and others say Meta gutting its customer service teams during layoffs has left them grappling with scammers and technical issues  —  - Meta's two rounds of layoffs are affecting the company's already poor customer service for users, influencers, communities and businesses.

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