May 4, 2023, 5:55 AM

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Lina M. Khan / New York Times:
The FTC Chair calls for regulating AI, saying the tech could fuel market dominance and collusion by large firms, increase fraud and discrimination, and more  —  It's both exciting and unsettling to have a realistic conversation with a computer.  Thanks to the rapid advance …
Financial Times:
The UK CMA launches a “fact-finding” review of the AI market, including LLMs, to assess opportunities, guardrails, and principles to protect competition  —  CMA chief Sarah Cardell says the regulator will examine technology behind software such as ChatGPT
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The FTC proposes barring Meta from monetizing kids' data, accusing the company of violating a 2020 order with its privacy program and COPPA with Messenger Kids  —  - The Federal Trade Commission proposed to bar Facebook parent company Meta from monetizing kids' data after it says the company violated …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google adds blue checkmarks to Gmail for senders from verified brands that adopted the company's Brand Indicators for Message Identification email specification  —  After adding support for verified brand logos in 2021, Gmail is now going further by adding a blue checkmark to emails.
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Google enables passkeys, FIDO Alliance-developed cryptographic keys that require a preauthenticated device, on all accounts, to eventually replace passwords  —  Google's next step into a passwordless future is here with the announcement that passkeys — a new cryptographic keys solution …
Diana Li / Bloomberg:
Airbnb announces Rooms, single rooms averaging $67 per night, and 50+ features and upgrades to improve price transparency, checkout, affordability, and more  —  Airbnb Inc. is revamping the home-rental platform in an effort to ease mounting tensions between guests and hosts ahead of what it expects to be a busy summer travel season.
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
A jury convicts former OpenSea product manager Nathaniel Chastain of insider trading, making $50K+ by buying and selling NFTs he featured on OpenSea's homepage  —  A former product manager at OpenSea, the world's largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), was convicted on Wednesday …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google plans to change Chrome's URL bar lock icon, introduced to signify HTTPS, to a “variant of the tune icon”, because “nearly all phishing sites use HTTPS”  —  Google announced today that the lock icon, long thought to be a sign of website security and trustworthiness …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft opens its Bing chatbot to all, removing the waitlist, and announces new features, including image and video results, chat history, and plug-in support  —  Microsoft is making its Bing GPT-4 chatbot available to everyone today, no more waitlist necessary.

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