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July 10, 2023, 10:05 AM

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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
With Twitter traffic “tanking” and Threads ascendant, Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg “is a cuck” and proposes “a literal dick-measuring contest”  —  Twitter owner calls Facebook founder a ‘cuck’ as rancour grows over launch of Threads, a competitor to Musk's network
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Instagram Threads passes 100M signups in just five days, up from 30M in the first 24 hours and 10M in the first seven hours  —  Instagram's text-based app Threads has achieved the mark of 100 million sign-ups in just five days.  The Twitter rival was launched on June 6 (or June 5 in the Americas), according to a tracker.
Reece Rogers / Wired:
A comparison of what personal data Threads, Twitter, Bluesky, Mastodon, Spill, and Hive Social collect from users, based on their listings in Apple's App Store  —  Here's what personal data is collected by Meta's Threads, as well as by Twitter, Bluesky, Mastodon, Spill, and Hive Social.
Joshua Bote / SFGATE:
Evernote lays off most of its remaining US and Chile staff, and plans to relocate nearly all its operations to Europe; Bending Spoons acquired Evernote in 2023  —  Evernote, the note-taking app once heralded by Engadget as the “king of note-taking apps,” has laid off most of its staff …
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
OpenAI releases in-house ChatGPT plug-in Code Interpreter to all Plus subscribers, helping them analyze data, create charts, edit files, and more  —  OpenAI first announced third-party software application plug-ins for its hit service ChatGPT back in March, allowing users to extend …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Following similar lawsuits, Sarah Silverman and two other authors sue OpenAI and Meta, claiming LLaMA and ChatGPT were trained on copyright-infringing material  —  Comedian and author Sarah Silverman, as well as authors Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey — are suing OpenAI and Meta each …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Google's Med-PaLM 2, an AI chatbot for answering medical questions and more; sources say testing began in April 2023 with the Mayo Clinic and others  —  Search company is fine-tuning chatbot technology via medical licensing exams  —  Google is testing an artificial-intelligence program trained …
Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:
Foxconn pulls out of a $19.5B Indian chip and display joint venture, announced in 2022, with conglomerate Vedanta and is “working to remove the Foxconn name”  —  Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Monday it is pulling out of a joint venture with metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta Ltd …
Financial Times:
Sources: Revolut's US system let criminals steal $20M+ over several months in 2022 before Revolut shut the loophole, equivalent to ~66% of its 2021 net profit  —  During your trial you will have complete digital access to FT.com with everything in both of our Standard Digital and Premium Digital packages.
Washington Post:
Civil rights groups and academics say the recent US ruling limiting government tech company contacts could undermine 2024 election misinformation initiatives  —  Civil rights groups warn limits on government contacts could be a boon for election lies ahead of ‘the biggest election year the internet age has seen’

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