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April 22, 2023, 3:05 PM

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Matt Binder / Mashable:
In a campaign called #BlockTheBlue, some Twitter users, including popular ones like @dril, are asking people to block anyone who subscribes to Twitter Blue  —  After Elon Musk removed legacy verified users' checkmarks, Twitter's biggest users are blocking everyone who pays.
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
WhatsApp introduces Keep in Chat, an option that allows recipients of disappearing messages to save them if the sender consents  —  Something to consider before sending a risky text via WhatsApp is that now, disappearing messages are a bit more optional.  Mark Zuckerberg is announcing …
Rishabh Jaiswal / Reuters:
Filing: Sundar Pichai received compensation of ~$226M in 2022, including stock awards of ~$218M; Alphabet announced plans to cut 12,000 jobs in January, 2023  —  Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) Chief Executive Sundar Pichai received total compensation of about $226 million in 2022 …
Rashi Shrivastava / Forbes:
The proliferation of AI-generated content on marketplaces like Upwork and Fiverr is causing transactional disputes and increasing client and freelancer mistrust  —  While some freelancers are losing their gigs to ChatGPT, clients are being spammed with AI-written content on freelancing platforms.
Pew Research Center:
A survey of 11,004 US adults: 62% believe AI will have a major impact on workers, 28% think AI will impact them, and 71% oppose AI use in final hiring decisions  —  62% believe artificial intelligence will have a major impact on jobholders overall in the next 20 years, but far fewer think it will greatly affect them personally.
Jenny Leonard / Bloomberg:
Sources: President Biden plans to sign an EO in the coming weeks limiting new investments by US businesses in China, focused on chips, AI, and quantum computing  —  President Joe Biden aims to sign an executive order in the coming weeks that will limit investment in key parts of China's economy …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Sources: Google halted construction of its 80-acre campus in San Jose, California, after the first demolition phase, and doesn't plan to revive the project soon  —  - Google has halted construction of its proposed 80-acre campus in San Jose, California, after the first demolition phase.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The US Department of Homeland Security announces a task force to examine how AI can be used to protect the country, including better cargo screening systems  —  - The Department of Homeland Security will establish a new task force to examine how artificial intelligence technology can be used to protect the country in a variety of ways.
Jahnavi Nidumolu / Reuters:
Twitter drops the “Government-funded” and “state-affiliated” labels from accounts of media outlets and journalists, including NPR, BBC, CBC, RT, and Xinhua  —  Twitter dropped the “Government-funded” and “China state-affiliated” labels, which implies government involvement …
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