April 24, 2023, 4:45 PM

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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google updates Google Authenticator for Android and iOS with a new icon and Google Account synchronization, letting users back up their 2FA codes to the cloud  —  Google is finally addressing a big gap of its 2FA (two-factor authentication) code app by adding sync capabilities …
Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
A US appeals court affirms a lower court's 2021 ruling largely rejecting claims by Epic that Apple's App Store policy banning third-party app stores is illegal  —  Apple Inc. won an appeals court ruling upholding its App Store's policies in an antitrust challenge brought by Epic Games Inc.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snapchat sees a spike in 1-star reviews in the US App Store as users pan My AI, its GPT-powered chatbot feature that launched to all users globally on April 19  —  The user reviews for Snapchat's “My AI” feature are in — and they're not good.  Launched last week to global users after initially …
John Kruzel / Reuters:
SCOTUS agrees to hear two First Amendment cases about government officials blocking critics on social media, after a similar Donald Trump Twitter case in 2021  —  The U.S. Supreme Court, exploring free speech rights in the social media era, on Monday agreed to consider whether the Constitution's …
Martine Paris / Forbes:
Pop star Grimes tells fans to create AI-generated music using her voice, saying she will split 50% royalties, the same deal as “with any artist I collab with”  —  In the wake of the AI-generated hit Heart on My Sleeve going viral with deepfakes of multi-platinum artists Drake and The Weeknd …
Tim Keary / VentureBeat:
Google announces Google Cloud Security AI Workbench, powered by the Sec-PaLM LLM, to rival tools like Microsoft's GPT-4-based Security Copilot  —  Today in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, at RSA Conference 2023 (RSAC), Google Cloud announced Google Cloud Security AI Workbench …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sources: Twitter committed ~$20M to Black, Latinx, and female VC fund managers after George Floyd's murder; now it's trying to sell those stakes and back out  —  Covering venture capital, cloud and startups  —  With Twitter expected to default on millions still due, investors at VC firms …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:

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