August 2, 2023, 9:05 PM

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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Kenya's interior ministry says it suspended the local activities of Worldcoin while government agencies assess potential risks to public safety  —  - Worldcoin says it has measures safeguarding privacy  — Kenyan authorities say will investigate Worldcoin's authenticity
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Sources: US DOJ officials are weighing fraud charges against Binance but worry that an indictment could cause a run on the exchange like the one that befell FTX  —  U.S. Department of Justice officials are considering fraud charges against crypto exchange Binance, but are concerned about the cost …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Google updates its generative AI-based Search Generative Experience with more multimedia, faster responses, and additional context for links in its summary box  —  Google's AI-powered Search Generative Experience is getting a big new feature: images and video.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple says Apple Card's savings account, which has had a 4.15% interest rate since its April 2023 launch with partner Goldman Sachs, has topped $10B in deposits  —  Apple today announced that its high-interest savings account for Apple Card has topped over $10 billion in deposits.
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
The IRS says that, by 2025, taxpayers will be able to file every major tax form online, and all paper returns will be digitized  —  Major improvements to online tools could speed up refunds by four weeks for American who currently mail documents to the tax agency, officials said
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Matt Day / Bloomberg:
Amazon plans to roll out its biggest grocery business overhaul since acquiring Whole Foods, in the coming weeks, including merging its various supermarket carts  —  It's revamping stores, unifying online shopping carts and offering fresh-food delivery to customers who aren't Prime subscribers.
Emilia David / The Verge:
Meta releases AudioCraft, an open-source AI tool that lets users create music and sounds via text prompts, consisting of MusicGen, AudioGen, and EnCodec models  —  It consists of three AI models, all tackling different areas of sound generation.  MusicGen takes text inputs to generate music.
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow plans to detail Veilid, a framework to encrypt social media and apps, at Def Con on August 11, its biggest launch in 10+ years  —  Cult of the Dead Cow is a hacker collective whose members at one time included Texas politician Beto O'Rourke
Amy Lewin / Sifted:
Hopin, the struggling virtual events startup valued at $7.75B in August 2021, sells its Events and Session units to RingCentral; CEO Johnny Boufarhat steps down  —  UPDATED: The startup, which was once the fastest-growing in Europe, has also sold its flagship product
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Roblox CEO David Baszucki says Roblox's open beta on Meta's Quest headsets, launched on July 27, has already been downloaded “well over” 1M times  —  Roblox just launched in open beta on Meta's Quest VR headsets last week, and it's already been downloaded “well over” 1 million times, according to Roblox CEO David Baszucki.
Jen Christensen / CNN:
An early-stage study of 80K+ women in Sweden who underwent a mammogram between April 2021 and July 2022 finds AI-supported screening detected 20% more cancers  —  Artificial intelligence found more breast cancers than doctors with years of training and experience and cut doctors' mammogram …

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