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April 9, 2023, 10:25 AM

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Matt Novak / Forbes:
Elon Musk claims Substack links were never blocked and Substack tried 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:
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James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Tests show Twitter has lifted restrictions on Kremlin-linked accounts, including Putin's, with some appearing in For You feeds, reversing an April 2022 policy  —  Elon Musk's social media site lifts restrictions on Kremlin-linked tweets  —  Twitter has removed restrictions on Kremlin-linked accounts …
Prashant Jha / Cointelegraph:
South Korean prosecutors identify ~$314M in illicit assets associated with Do Kwon and associates, and say Kwon converted most of the ~$69M linked to him to BTC  —  South Korean prosecutors have contacted Binance to request a halt on withdrawals linked to Do Kwon.  —  6397 Total views
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Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Experts say that when ChatGPT confabulates, the bot is reaching for information not in its training data and filling in the blanks with plausible-sounding words  —  A look inside the hallucinating artificial minds of the famous text prediction bots.  —  Over the past few months …
Kit Chellel / Bloomberg:
How the gambling industry has kept up with decades of computer-assisted tech developed to beat roulette, like wearable devices, timers, and predictive software  —  One spring evening, two men and a woman walked into the Ritz Club casino, an upmarket establishment in London's West End.
New York Times:
Bob Lee's murder in San Francisco has stirred outrage among tech leaders and could motivate the local 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.
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
An interview with Victor Wong, Google's senior director of product management for Privacy Sandbox, about replacing third-party cookies, Apple's ATT, and more  —  To replace the cookie in Chrome and Android, Google has an offering for the world called “Privacy Sandbox.”  Here's an exclusive peek into how it will work.
Nathan Lambert / Democratizing Automation:
An ML scientist writes about the extreme strain of working in an AI industry collectively shaken up by ChatGPT, as he oscillates between motivation and burnout  —  Fear, FOMO, and the scientific exodus driven by ChatGPT  —  Every single person I know working in AI these days …

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