May 19, 2023, 12:30 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple restricts internal use of ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, and other external AI tools due to concerns over potential leaks of confidential data  —  The iPhone maker is concerned workers could release confidential data as it develops its own similar technology
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A look at SCOTUS' rulings on Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh and why explanations given for Section 230's existence could bode well for the Internet  —  Our long national wait for how the Supreme Court would rule regarding Section 230 is over, and the answer is... we need to keep waiting.
Jiyoung Sohn / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung suspends an internal review to replace Google with Bing as the default search engine on its mobile devices, citing market perception concerns  —  Samsung Electronics suspends internal review that contemplated changing its smartphones' default search engine from Google to Microsoft's Bing
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
OpenAI launches a free ChatGPT app for iOS in the US, offering the web version's features plus history sync across devices and speech input via OpenAI's Whisper  —  App brings popular AI assistant to an official mobile client app for the first time.  —  On Thursday, OpenAI released …
David C. Banks / Chalkbeat New York:
New York City Public Schools lifts its ban on ChatGPT and other generative AI models, and will now support educators and students to learn about and explore AI  —  After a cautious start, our approach to AI technology is evolving.  —  As Chancellor of the nation's largest school system …
New York Times:
In a letter to Satya Nadella, Twitter accuses Microsoft of violating an agreement over the use of the social network's data and declining to pay for that usage  —  In a letter to Microsoft's chief executive, Satya Nadella, Twitter said the tech giant had violated a data agreement.
Financial Times:
New York Times:
A group of five TikTok creators sue to overturn Montana's law that is set to ban the app starting January 1, 2024, citing the First Amendment and more  —  A spokeswoman for the state attorney general said that his office had “expected a legal challenge” and was “fully prepared to defend the law.”
Lia Haberman / ICYMI:
Meta briefed some creators on Instagram's decentralized text-based app that may launch in June 2023 with a Twitter-like design, Mastodon compatibility, and more  —  Meta's hosting secret meetings with select creators to share details  —  [a sneak peek at Instagram's new text-based app]
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
Source: Instacart had ad revenue of about $740M in 2022, up 30% from 2021; nearly 30% of Instacart's 2022 revenue came from selling ads  —  Instacart has become an advertising powerhouse.  —  The grocery-delivery firm's ad revenue totaled about $740 million last year, up 30% from 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Ezra Marcus / Grub Street:
Restaurant chefs are increasingly designing food that plays well on video for influencers on TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube  —  The most important social-media food genre of the past decade is photos of avocado toast, bright and colorful and clean.  But innovation is relentless …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter increases its video upload limits for Blue subscribers from one hour and 2GB to two hours and 8GB, but the maximum resolution remains at 1080p  —  Twitter has made changes to its paid plan, allowing subscribers to upload two-hour-long videos — expanding the previous 60-minute limit.
The Guardian:
The UK plans to invest up to £1B over the next decade in its semiconductor industry; the US had pledged $52B and the EU €43B for their respective chip sectors  —  While the US and EU announce bigger programmes, one British startup says the government's investment figure is less than the cost of one basic plant
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia debuts the $299 GeForce RTX 4060, its cheapest 40-series card, and $499 RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, available in July; the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB ships on May 24 for $399  —  Nvidia has officially announced its RTX 4060 family of GPUs.  This includes the RTX 4060 Ti, which will debut next week …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
A look at Apple's Personal Voice, an accessibility feature that lets ALS patients digitize their voices through an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, set to release in 2023  —  Among the many challenges people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) face is its impact on their speech.

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