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August 8, 2023, 2:45 AM

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Hayden Field / CNBC:
Zoom updates its terms to let the company train its AI models using some customer data, and says it doesn't use audio, video, or chat content without consent  —  - Zoom's terms of service update establishes the video platform's right to use some customer data for training its AI models.
Kristi Hines / Search Engine Journal:
OpenAI details GPTBot, which the company uses to crawl the web for data to improve its AI models, and how site admins can opt out using robots.txt  —  Learn more about OpenAI's web crawler, GPTBot, and how to restrict or limit its access to your website content.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Developer logs: Apple is testing an M3 Max chip with a 16-core CPU, a 40-core GPU, and 48GB of RAM, in a MacBook Pro that's expected to debut in 2024  —  - The chip has 16 central processing cores and 40 for graphics  — Company is testing flurry of new Macs as it seeks sales boost
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
Zoom, known for helping millions of people work from home, asks its employees living within 50 miles of an office to work in person at least two days per week  —  The tech company that helped millions of people work from home is finally tired of its employees being far away.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says Bing Chat, which is only available in products like its Edge browser and Bing app, is coming “soon” to third-party browsers, including on mobile  —  In late July, Microsoft confirmed its ChatGPT-like Bing Chat was testing in third-party browsers like Chrome and Safari …
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Sources: Apple has a deal where TSMC effectively eats the cost of chip defects, saving billions for Apple, which will get 3nm chips about a year before rivals  —  When Apple's next iPhone goes on sale in September, its upgraded core processor will be more powerful than that of any rival smartphone.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: in late 2020, the NSA discovered that Chinese hackers had access to Japanese defense networks, with the problem persisting until at least fall 2021  —  Tokyo has strengthened its defenses after a major cybersecurity breach, but gaps remain that could slow information-sharing with the Pentagon
Anna Irrera / Bloomberg:
PayPal debuts PYUSD, a Paxos-issued stablecoin and fully backed by USD deposits, short-term Treasuries, and cash equivalents, rolling out to US users gradually  —  - PayPal USD will be pegged to dollar, issued by Paxos Trust  — Stablecoins have yet to take off in consumer-payment sector
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
How a false facial recognition match led to Detroit police wrongfully arresting a Black woman for carjacking and robbery, the first such known case for a woman  —  Porcha Woodruff thought the police who showed up at her door to arrest her for carjacking were joking.
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
Researchers tested 14 LLMs for political bias and found OpenAI's GPT-4 was the most left-wing libertarian and Meta's LLaMA was the most right-wing authoritarian  —  New research explains you'll get more right- or left-wing answers, depending on which AI model you ask.  —  Should companies have social responsibilities?
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
A US judge denies Google a summary judgment in a $5B lawsuit over the way it tracked users' internet activities in Incognito mode, pushing it closer to a trial  —  On Monday, a California judge denied Google's request for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by users alleging the company illegally invaded …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
UK researchers train a deep learning model that can steal passwords and more by decoding keyboard keystrokes recorded using a microphone with an accuracy of 95%  —  A team of researchers from British universities has trained a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using …
Niket Nishant / Reuters:
Neuralink, the brain-computer interface startup Elon Musk co-founded, raised a $280M Series D led by Founders Fund, after a reported ~$5B valuation in June 2023  —  Elon Musk's brain chip startup Neuralink has raised $280 million in a funding round led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund …
Bryson Masse / VentureBeat:
Atlanta-based Tractian, which uses AI and edge computing to identify industrial machine failures, raised a $45M Series B led by General Catalyst  —  Tractian, an industrial asset monitoring company that uses AI to predict mechanical failures, has announced a $45 million Series B funding round led …
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