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January 6, 2024, 1:20 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Users say X is increasingly showing malicious crypto ads, including links to crypto drainers, fake airdrops, and Telegram channels promoting pump and dumps  —  Cybercriminals are abusing X advertisements to promote websites that lead to crypto drainers, fake airdrops, and other scams.
Daniel Stenberg / daniel.haxx.se:
Daniel Stenberg, founder of open-source project curl, says easy access to LLMs is resulting in junk AI-assisted bug reports, wasting developer time and energy  —  I have held back on writing anything about AI or how we (not) use AI for development in the curl factory.  Now I can't hold back anymore.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Adam Mosseri says Threads had some issues with “low quality recommendations” over the last few weeks and should get “much better over the next few weeks”  —  Adam Mosseri says that Threads has had some issues with what he calls “low quality recommendations” over the last few weeks.
Washington Post:
Legal experts offer mixed opinions about how earlier copyright and fair use cases could affect The New York Times' case against OpenAI and Microsoft  —  A lawsuit accuses OpenAI and Microsoft of violating the New York Times's copyright.  But the law is anything but clear.
New York Times:
Sources: the US DOJ may file an antitrust lawsuit against Apple that targets the company's strategies to protect the dominance of the iPhone as soon as H1 2024  —  Justice Department officials are in the late stages of investigating the iPhone maker, focusing on how Apple has used …
Matthias Bastian / The Decoder:
A survey of 2,778 AI researchers: 38.4% support faster development and 34.7% support slower development, AI development's pace will keep accelerating, and more  —  The “2023 Expert Survey on Progress in AI” shows that the scientific community has no consensus on the risks and opportunities of AI …
Lim Hui Jie / CNBC:
Alibaba-backed Chinese lidar maker RoboSense raised $126.14M in its Hong Kong IPO, with the stock falling 2% on its debut  —  - Robosense, a Chinese developer of laser imaging, detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors for self-driving cars, announced January that it had raised HK$985.12 million …
Kotaro Hosokawa / Nikkei Asia:
SK Hynix was second behind Samsung Electronics in the Korea Exchange's market cap ranking at the end of 2023, with its market cap rising 89% to ~$78B in 2023  —  Battery-related company valuations fall as EV sales lag expectations  —  SK Hynix produced the biggest jump in market cap among …
Xinmei Shen / South China Morning Post:
China's newly created National Data Administration unveils a three-year action plan to boost the country's economy by growing its data sector by 20% every year  —  China's newly established data administration, an agency created by Beijing to make data an effective production factor …
The Verge:
What to expect at CES 2024: laptops with Intel's new Core Ultra chips, TVs with AI processing, AI-powered smart home devices and appliances, and more  —  No single event of the year delivers more tech news than CES.  The annual trade show is the starting point for each year in tech …

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