April 12, 2023, 3:10 AM

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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 …
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.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Kaspersky: malware developers are selling malicious Google Play loaders for $2K-$20K on hacker forums; the average price for a loader is $6,975  —  Malware developers have created a thriving market promising to add malicious Android apps to Google Play for $2,000 to $20,000 …
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
OpenAI partners with Bugcrowd to launch a bug bounty program, offering rewards from $200 to $20K but excluding some safety issues, like jailbreaks prompts  —  OpenAI will start paying people as much as $20,000 to help the company find bugs in its artificial intelligence systems, such as the massively popular ChatGPT chatbot.
Rachel Swan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Recent autonomous vehicle snafus in San Francisco include five Waymo cars jamming an intersection and Cruise recalling software last week after an AV hit a bus  —  Five self-driving vehicles blocked traffic early Tuesday morning in the middle of a residential street in San Francisco's Balboa …
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.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft releases 97 security fixes, patching one actively exploited zero-day flaw in the Windows Common Log File System and seven critical RCE vulnerabilities  —  Today is Microsoft's April 2023 Patch Tuesday, and security updates fix one actively exploited zero-day vulnerability and a total of 97 flaws.
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 …
Viola Zhou / Rest of World:
Video game illustrators in China say AI image generators are causing them to lose their jobs, as some employers encourage use of AI tools to boost productivity  —  “AI is developing at a speed way beyond our imagination.  Two people could potentially do the work that used to be done by 10."

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