April 11, 2023, 4:55 PM

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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's Twitter is working on generative AI after buying ~10K GPUs and reportedly poaching DeepMind researchers; source: the work involves an LLM  —  - CEO Elon Musk is upping the computational power at Twitter to proceed with an AI play.  — Musk has criticized ChatGPT …
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:
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 …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google launches an Android auto-archiving feature, which removes over 60% of an unused 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.
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
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 …
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 …
In draft guidelines, the Cyberspace Administration of China details its plans to require a security review of generative AI tools before debuting in the country  —  China plans to require a security review of generative AI services before they're allowed to operate, casting uncertainty …
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 …
Pew Research Center:
A survey of 10,701 US adults: ~66% aren't confident current ways to trade, use, and invest in crypto are reliable and safe; 17% have used crypto vs. 16% in 2022  —  Cryptocurrency markets are taking hits from all sides - from declines in value to multiple corporate bankruptcies to lawsuits and regulatory threats.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
NYC-based Clear Street, which is building “modern infrastructure” for capital markets, raised $270M in a second Series B tranche led by Prysm at a $2B valuation  —  Clear Street, which says it is building “modern infrastructure” for capital markets, has raised $270 million …

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