September 26, 2023, 11:40 PM

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The FTC and 17 US states sue Amazon for allegedly using monopoly power to raise its prices, force sellers to pay fulfillment and ad fees, and harm its rivals  —  - Amazon is facing its first set of antitrust charges from the U.S. federal government after the Federal Trade Commission filed …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft starts rolling out a Windows 11 update that adds the new Windows Copilot and, over the coming months, AI updates to Paint, Snipping Tool, and Photos  —  Microsoft is releasing one of its biggest updates to Windows 11 today.  It includes access to the new Windows Copilot …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Eddie Cue's US v. Google testimony: Cue said Google was the only “valid” search choice for a deal; the DOJ noted Apple railed against Google's privacy policies  —  Eddy Cue, in a dark suit, peered down at the monitor in front of him.  The screens in the Washington, DC …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: OpenAI is pitching investors on a possible share sale that would value the AI startup at between $80B and $90B, almost triple its level earlier in 2023  —  Startup was valued at about $29 billion in share sale earlier this year  —  OpenAI is talking to investors about a possible share sale …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announces plans to reinstate net neutrality, seeking to “largely return to the successful rules the Commission adopted in 2015”  —  Net neutrality is back on the menu, citizens.  After a long, long battle ending in eventual defeat during Trump's presidency …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to shut down Google Podcasts “later in 2024”, moving its streaming listeners to YouTube Music, which will support US podcasts and RSS feeds by 2024  —  Google announced this morning it will be shutting down its Google Podcasts app later in 2024 as part of its broader transition …
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
MoneyGram plans to launch a non-custodial wallet in Q1 2024, letting users move funds between fiat and USDC, limited to ~40 countries with a digital KYC process  —  The global payments platform MoneyGram announced on Tuesday that it's launching a non-custodial wallet to help …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Review of macOS 14 Sonoma: a better stab at usable widgets, an improved password manager, promising gaming enhancements, but fewer new features for Intel Macs  —  If at first you don't create usable desktop widgets, try, try again.  —  I was preparing to write an intro calling macOS Sonoma …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Wesley Yin-Poole / IGN:
Sony opens an investigation after ransomware group “” claimed to have breached the company's systems and threatened to sell or post the stolen data  —  Data reportedly up for sale.  —  Sony has said it has launched an investigation after a ransomware group claimed to have breached the company's systems.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the WGA and AMPTP's deal lets studios train AI models on writers' work while writers would be compensated for work on scripts even if AI tools are used  —  Writers are expected to be guaranteed credit and compensation for work they do on scripts, even if studios partially use AI tools
The CIA is planning to roll out a ChatGPT-style tool across the 18-agency US intelligence community to give analysts better access to open-source intelligence  —  - Intelligence agency looking for ‘needles in the needle field’  — Program will help sift through huge amounts of available data
The Information:
Sources: Jony Ive and Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device, and Masayoshi Son has been involved in some aspects of the conversation  —  Jony Ive, the renowned designer of the iPhone, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device …
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
EU analysis: Twitter had the highest disinformation rate in H1 2023, followed by Facebook; TikTok closed ~6M fake accounts; YouTube closed 400+ channels  —  Musk is told his platform, now known as X, must comply with new laws designed to combat fake news and Russian propaganda
Financial Times:
French billionaire Xavier Niel plans to invest €200M in AI projects, including an Nvidia cloud supercomputer, a research lab in Paris, and an annual conference  —  Projects include cloud supercomputer, Paris research centre and annual conference  —  French billionaire Xavier Niel …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
An OpenAI paper on GPT-4 with vision, or GPT-4V, reveals some of the model's biases, flaws, and potential malicious use cases, and the company's safeguards  —  When OpenAI first unveiled GPT-4, its flagship text-generating AI model, the company touted the model's multimodality — in other words …
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Aaron Holmes / The Information:
Sources: Microsoft is developing “distilled”, smaller AI models for features like Bing Chat that cost less to operate and mimic OpenAI's more advanced models  —  Microsoft's push to put artificial intelligence into its software has hinged almost entirely on OpenAI …

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