April 11, 2023, 3:15 PM

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Twitter shadowbanned Matt Taibbi's account for a while after a spat with Elon Musk, preventing users from finding his tweets and the Twitter Files in search  —  The refrain to remember with Twitter under Elon Musk: it can always get dumber.  —  Quick(ish) recap:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
Citizen Lab and Microsoft detail mercenary spyware from Tel Aviv-based QuaDream used to hack iOS 14-based iPhones of journalists, politicians, and an NGO worker  —  Microsoft and Citizen Lab have new reports out about QuaDream, a little-known Israeli mercenary spyware provider.
Kali Hays / Insider:
Sources: Elon Musk is working on a new generative AI project at Twitter, recently buying ~10K GPUs, after poaching researchers from DeepMind in recent months  —  - CEO Elon Musk is upping the computational power at Twitter to proceed with an AI play.  — Musk has criticized ChatGPT …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Substack rolls out Notes, its Twitter-like service, to all users; writers have used Notes in beta to talk with their readers, promote newsletters, and network  —  Notes, the platform's new feature, functions similarly to its rival social app  —  LOS ANGELES — The newsletter platform Substack's …
Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
The US Commerce Department's NTIA begins exploring possible rules for generative AI tools like ChatGPT, asking the public to comment on accountability measures  —  Fears grow over the potential use of artificial intelligence to commit crimes and spread falsehoods
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google launches an app auto-archiving feature on Android, removing over 60% of an app's local data when the device is low on storage, catching up to iOS  —  On Monday, Google launched a new auto-archiving feature, which removes more than 60% of an unused app's data from an Android phone to save storage space on the device.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
a16z releases State of Crypto 2023, which tries to explain the dichotomy between market and product cycles and has an index showing stable product development  —  - a16z has released its latest State of Crypto report.  — It also produced a new index that shows stable product development …
Sharon Goldman / VentureBeat:
Open-source LLMs are having a moment after the LLaMA leak and releases from Berkeley and others, prompting debates over the pros and cons of open and closed AI  —  The open-source technology movement has been having a moment over the past few weeks thanks to AI — following a wave …
In draft guidelines, the Cyberspace Administration of China details plans to require a security review of generative AI tools before their release  —  China plans to require a security review of generative AI services before they're allowed to operate, casting uncertainty over ChatGPT …
Sheila Chiang / CNBC:
David Pierce / The Verge:
YouTube says NFL Sunday Ticket packages will cost between $249 and $489 depending on the user's subscription; the company reportedly pays the NFL $2B per year  —  Football fans, start saving those pennies.  YouTube just announced pricing for its new Sunday Ticket package …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Katie Cotton, who was Apple's VP of worldwide communications for 18 years and mostly worked directly for Steve Jobs before retiring in 2014, died on April 6  —  Katie Cotton, a longtime Apple Inc. communications chief who served as a steward for the company's iconic brand during the Steve Jobs era and beyond, has died.
Pew Research Center:
A survey of 10,701 US adults: ~66% are not confident current ways to invest, trade, and use crypto are reliable and safe; 17% have used crypto, up from 16% YoY  —  Cryptocurrency markets are taking hits from all sides - from declines in value to multiple corporate bankruptcies to lawsuits and regulatory threats.

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