April 15, 2023, 10:10 PM

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Lydia Beyoud / Bloomberg:
The US SEC reopens public comment for a draft rule that expands its crypto regulatory power, adding explicit language covering digital asset and DeFi exchanges  —  The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday altered a proposed rule to make more explicit that digital-asset exchanges …
Wall Street Journal:
Filing: Elon Musk creates X.AI Corp., a privately held AI company incorporated in Nevada, and authorizes the sale of 100M shares  —  Name of new Nevada-incorporated organization suggests link to billionaire's interest in everything app  —  Elon Musk has created a new artificial intelligence …
Financial Times:
Sources: Musk plans a new startup to rival OpenAI, is talking to Tesla and SpaceX investors, may use Twitter for training data and Tesla for computing resources  —  Billionaire seeks to hire engineers, attract investors and acquire chips needed to build large language model
Wall Street Journal:
Montana lawmakers approve a first-of-its-kind bill that bans TikTok and bars app stores from offering the app within the state, starting on January 1, 2024  —  Supporters of the first-of-its-kind-bill expect legal challenges if the governor signs the legislation
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
How the US military, which uses Twitch and Discord for recruitment, struggles with the risks posed by Gen Z service members who live much of their lives online  —  Defense officials told service members not to 'post anything in Discord that you wouldn't want seen by the general public.' But by then …
Associated Press:
Court docs: the FBI used Discord billing records to help identify Jack Teixeira, the Air National guardsman who allegedly leaked classified Pentagon documents  —  A Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused in the leak of highly classified military documents appeared in court Friday …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google rolls out a Chrome security update to patch a zero-day, exploited in the wild, due to a high-severity type confusion weakness in the V8 JavaScript engine  —  Google has released an emergency Chrome security update to address the first zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks since the start of the year.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Developer logs: Apple is testing a laptop with a CPU similar to current models and with the same resolution as the 14" MacBook Pro, suggesting a 15" MacBook Air  —  Apple Inc. is ramping up testing of fresh Macs with processors on par with the current M2 chip, making headway on key new machines that could help reverse a sales decline.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Sega is nearing a deal to acquire Rovio for ~$1B; Rovio was in talks to sell to rival Playtika for $800M+, but the negotiations ended in March 2023  —  Japan-based entertainment conglomerate expected to pay about $1 billion for Rovio Entertainment  —  Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. SGAMY …
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
A look at OpenAI's “red team” of 50 academics and experts, hired in 2022 to look for issues such as toxicity, prejudice, and biases in GPT-4 before its release  —  Microsoft-backed company asked an eclectic mix of people to ‘adversarially test’ GPT-4, its powerful new language model
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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Asus unveils the €999+ ROG Phone 7 with a 6.78" AMOLED screen, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a clip-on fan, for preorder in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Europe  —  The clip-on fan interfaces with a trap door that opens up for internal cooling.  —  Some companies may be giving up on the idea …

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