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August 23, 2023, 2:45 AM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
An analysis of Google's policy dilemma as YouTube and UMG explore AI licensing, Google scrapes the web to train its AI, and lawsuits could upend copyright law  —  Google has made clear it is going to use the open web to inform and create anything it wants, and nothing can get in its way.
Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
A look at the dire state of Americans' privacy, worsened by credit bureaus' data policies; Telegram bots sell troves of personal info on targets for ~$15 in BTC  —  It took only a few seconds to uncover the target's entire life.  —  On the messaging app Telegram, I entered a tiny amount …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
IBM unveils watsonx Code Assistant for IBM Z, which uses a code-generating AI model to translate COBOL code into Java, set for general availability in Q4 2023  —  COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, is one of the oldest programming languages in use, dating back to around 1959.
Elizabeth Napolitano / CoinDesk:
A US judge orders ex-OpenSea product head Nate Chastain to three months in prison for making ~$50K through insider trades, in the first NFT insider trading case  —  Chastain was found guilty on charges of buying and selling NFTs from collections he knew would later be featured on his former company's home page.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI adds fine-tuning to GPT-3.5 Turbo, letting developers, for a fee, customize models with their own data to make them perform better for their use cases  —  OpenAI customers can now bring custom data to the lightweight version of GPT-3.5, GPT-3.5 Turbo — making it easier to improve …
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
3D printer maker Bambu Lab blames a cloud outage for an issue that caused some of its customers' devices to start printing without their consent  —  Bambu Lab says it will help with repairs, replacement parts.  —  Imagine waking in the middle of the night to the sound of your 3D printer, printing away.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Meta says it remains committed to rolling out default E2EE for Messenger, which has opt-in E2EE, by the end of 2023, and shortly afterwards for Instagram DMs  —  Meta plans to roll out default end-to-end encryption for its Messenger product by the end of this year, the company confirmed in a blog post Tuesday.
Emanuel Maiberg / 404 Media:
A look at CivitAI, a site for sharing AI models that generate images mostly trained on material scraped without consent, as non-consensual AI porn proliferates  —  On CivitAI, a site for sharing image generating AI models, users can browse thousands of models that can produce any kind …
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Ioannis Kouvakas / Just Security:
A look at the UK government's planned revisions to its Investigatory Powers Act, including potential unintended consequences like slowing down security updates  —  The United Kingdom (U.K.) government has recently unveiled plans to revise the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
LinkedIn is benefiting from recent social media upheavals with a jump in sharing, leveraging its position as a place where old-school self-promotion still works  —  The professional network is benefiting from upheavals elsewhere in the social media landscape.  —  The biggest social media platforms all have their niches.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases a public preview of Python in Excel, which will run Python calculations in Azure, first on Windows and then other platforms “at a later date”  —  Microsoft is bringing popular programming language Python to Excel.  A public preview of the feature is available today …
Dave James / PC Gamer:
Nvidia announces DLSS 3.5 with AI-powered Ray Reconstruction, designed to recognize patterns within a noisy image and improve clarity, available on all RTX GPUs  —  Bringing AI to bear on those noisy traced rays.  —  Nvidia has announced a gorgeous new update to its Deep Learning Super Sampling technology.

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