May 2, 2023, 1:25 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Mastodon rolls out a new onboarding experience that defaults to the server, instead of requiring new users to pick from thousands of instances  —  Mastodon is making it easier for newcomers to create an account on the platform.  On Monday, the decentralized network announced …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple uses its Rapid Security Response feature, announced at WWDC 2022, to push a non-beta public update for the first time to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS users  —  Rapid Security Response updates haven't been released to the public until today.  —  When it announced iOS 16, iPadOS 16 …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
An interview with AI pioneer Geoffrey Hinton, who left Google after over a decade to speak about AI's risks, on part of him regretting his life's work and more  —  For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT.  Now he worries it will cause serious harm.
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Matt Binder / Mashable:
Automattic plans to drop its WordPress plugin JetPack's ability to automatically tweet blog posts, citing Twitter's dramatic change to its API terms and pricing  —  Twitter continues to lose vital support from major companies.  —  When users set up a brand new WordPress-powered website …
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Pornhub has disabled its website in Utah amid a new age verification law for porn sites, replacing it with a video asking users to talk to their representatives  —  People in Utah who visit Pornhub will now be greeted by adult performer Cherie DeVille asking them to tell their representatives to change their age verification law.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
OnePlus Pad review: a bright screen, excellent build quality, and snappy performance, but limited built-in apps, subpar keyboard and stylus, and a mid-tier CPU  —  OnePlus' first tablet brings high-end features and specs to a midrange price point.  It reminds me of the OnePlus we used to know.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Memo: Samsung bans employees from using generative AI tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Bing on company devices over concerns staff will leak sensitive data  —  Samsung Electronics Co. is banning employee use of popular generative AI tools like ChatGPT after discovering staff uploaded sensitive code …
Emily Mason / Forbes:
Sources: Apple's high yield savings account offering a 4.15% annual return brought in nearly $400M in deposits on launch day and ~$990M over its first four days  —  Apple's AAPL freshly launched high yield savings account brought in as much as $990 million in deposits over its first four days …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft partners with PayPal, Stripe, and GoDaddy to launch a payments system inside Teams that lets SMBs in the US and Canada collect money during meetings  —  Microsoft is launching a payments system inside Microsoft Teams that lets small businesses earn money from appointments, classes …
Becky Ferreira / VICE:
Researchers used a GPT AI model and fMRI readings to non-invasively decode continuous language from human subjects, a breakthrough in reading people's thoughts  —  An AI model similar to ChatGPT was combined with fMRI readings to non-invasively decode continuous language from subjects, a new study reports.

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