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May 26, 2023, 4:50 PM

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Reuters:
Sam Altman says OpenAI “of course” has no plans to leave Europe, reversing a threat to exit the region if the company can't comply with the EU's upcoming AI Act  —  OpenAI has no plans to leave Europe, CEO Sam Altman said on Friday, reversing a threat made earlier this week …
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CNBC:
Sources: as part of its layoffs, Meta cut a project that would have let third-party fact-checkers like Reuters add comments at the top of articles on Facebook  —  - Meta, Amazon, Alphabet and Twitter have all drastically reduced the size of their teams focused on internet trust and safety …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
German newspaper Handelsblatt: a Tesla whistleblower leaked 100GB of customer FSD complaint data from 2015 to 2022, including 2,400+ self-acceleration issues  —  A Tesla whistleblower has leaked 100GB of data to the German outlet Handelsblatt containing thousands of customer complaints …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Bluesky rolls out a “custom feeds” feature that lets users subscribe to different algorithms and make their own for others to use; most are not chronological  —  A future update will allow users to create their own within the app.  —  Bluesky, the Jack Dorsey-backed decentralized …
More: The Verge
Bloomberg:
France's CNIL says Microsoft changed the way the company tracks Bing users; CNIL fined Microsoft €60M in December 2022 and threatened fines of €60K per day  —  Microsoft Corp. has dodged further French privacy fines after the US firm made changes to the way it tracks users of its bing.com search engine.
Emily A. Vogels / Pew Research Center:
A survey from March 2023: 58% of US adults have heard of ChatGPT but only 14% tried the tool themselves; 74% say ChatGPT is extremely, very, or somewhat useful  —  About six-in-ten U.S. adults (58%) are familiar with ChatGPT, though relatively few have tried it themselves, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March.
Reuters:
The UK CMA says Meta offered to limit its use of other businesses' ad data for Facebook Marketplace, which the regulator thinks address its competition concerns  —  UK's competition watchdog on Friday said social media giant Meta Platforms Inc had offered to limit the use …
Bloomberg:
DCG plans to shut down its institutional crypto trading service TradeBlock on May 31, 2023, citing the “crypto winter” and challenging US regulatory environment  —  Digital Currency Group, the digital-asset conglomerate that is negotiating with creditors of its bankrupt lending business …

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