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July 10, 2023, 4:05 AM

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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 …
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.
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: testing began in April 2023 with customers like the Mayo Clinic  —  Search company is fine-tuning chatbot technology via medical licensing exams  —  Google is testing an artificial-intelligence program trained …
Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
How a TikTok-like algorithm and pay-to-play scheme ruined Twitter's complex but functional community, causing the social network to suddenly lose its vitality  —  NOTE: I'd been working on this piece on and off for a few weeks while trying to move to NYC and settle into my new apartment …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Washington Post:
Civil rights groups and academics say the ruling limiting the US government contacting tech companies 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’
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Twitter reinstates the older, and much better, version of TweetDeck, and appears to have restored legacy API access, letting some third-party apps work again  —  Overnight, users across Twitter began reporting that the older, and much better, version of TweetDeck has returned along …
Financial Times:
Sources: banking lobby group UK Finance claims 61% of all reported authorized push payment fraud by volume passes through Meta's apps; ~£485M was stolen in 2022  —  UK Finance presses ministers to force tech companies into taking more responsibility for authorised push payment fraud

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