April 8, 2023, 4:55 PM

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Matt Novak / Forbes:
Elon Musk claims Substack links were never blocked and it was “trying to download a massive portion of the Twitter database to bootstrap their Twitter clone”  —  Elon Musk broke his silence about the Twitter CEO's conflict with the online publishing site Substack and one of its biggest writers Matt Taibbi on Saturday.
Matt Taibbi / Racket News:
Matt Taibbi plans to use Substack Notes instead of Twitter after learning Twitter is blocking Substack links because the company is upset about Substack Notes  —  On staying at Substack, and leaving Twitter, I guess  —  Earlier this afternoon, I learned Substack links were being blocked on Twitter.
The Verge:
Twitter starts marking Substack links with a warning that the link “has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe”  —  Twitter has started marking links to Substack as unsafe.  If you click on a link on Twitter with in the URL …
The Verge:
Substack's founders criticize Twitter, saying the abrupt change is a reminder of why writers need a platform “that protects the free press and free speech”  —  / Substack's founders say this serves as a reminder of why writers need a platform that 'puts them in charge …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Twitter replaces the “state-affiliated media” label on NPR's account with a new label describing the nonprofit media company as “government funded”  —  Twitter removed the “state-affiliated media” label it had affixed on NPR's account this week, replacing …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Experts say when ChatGPT confabulates, it is reaching for information that is absent from its training data and filling in blanks with plausible-sounding words  —  A look inside the hallucinating artificial minds of the famous text prediction bots.  —  Over the past few months …
Nathan Edwards / The Verge:
Google plans to end support for the Dropcam and the Nest Secure home security system on April 8, 2024, continuing to drop products outside of Google Home  —  Google is ending support for the Dropcam and the Nest Secure home security system in exactly one year, on April 8th, 2024.
New York Times:
Bob Lee's death in San Francisco has stirred outrage among tech leaders and could motivate the tech community to become more involved in city politics  —  Bob Lee's death has stirred outrage among tech leaders and comes at a precarious time for the industry — and the city it calls home.
Preetika Rana / Wall Street Journal:
How Uber revamped its app, attracting more drivers and extending its lead on Lyft; YipitData: Uber's US market share grew from 62% in early 2020 to 74% now  —  Dara Khosrowshahi and other executives realized drivers' complaints were valid.  They revamped the app, helping Uber attract workers and extend its lead on Lyft.
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Michael Kan / PCMag:
MSI confirms a data breach after a ransomware gang claimed to have stolen its source code, and warns users not to download updates from third-party sources  —  The ransomware group is reportedly demanding $4 million or it will leak the stolen data, which includes company source code.

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