January 13, 2024, 7:30 PM

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Kevin Systrom / Artifact News:
Kevin Systrom says news sharing app Artifact will shut down, after concluding that “the market opportunity isn't big enough to warrant continued investment”  —  To our Artifact Users and Partners:  —  We've made the decision to wind down operations of the Artifact app.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Interoperability across ecosystems was one of CES 2024's main themes, with widespread support for Qi2 wireless charging perhaps being the most significant shift  —  Last year, you couldn't mention CES without bringing up Matter.  It was a pivotal year for the smart home standard …
Emilia David / The Verge:
CES 2024 was all about “AI”, with many companies rebranding anything involving algorithms as AI and running the risk of overpromising to consumers  —  This year at CES was the year AI took over. … It was a little too much.  —  It may be the year of AI at CES, but many of these …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Anthropic researchers: AI models can be trained to deceive and the most commonly used AI safety techniques had little to no effect on the deceptive behaviors  —  Most humans learn the skill of deceiving other humans.  So can AI models learn the same?  Yes, the answer seems — and terrifyingly, they're exceptionally good at it.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Chainalysis analysis of ~400 crypto wallets of CSAM sellers: revenue is down since 2021, but sellers are using mixers and privacy coins to evade law enforcement  —  Crypto tracing firm Chainalysis found that sellers of child sexual abuse materials are successfully using “mixers” and …
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Amazon sells products with titles like “I'm sorry, I cannot fulfill this request as it goes against OpenAI use policy”, as sellers use ChatGPT to write listings  —  Fun new game just dropped!  Go to the internet platform of your choice, type “goes against OpenAI use policy,” …
John Herrman / New York Magazine:
A look at TikTok's e-commerce push, including subsidizing sales and shipping, and promoting sellers in user feeds, as ad sales weaken and social media stagnates  —  It was supposed to be a test.  Suddenly hundreds of people were watching.  What's going on here?
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Recorded Future's security researchers detail the various ways cybercriminals and APTs are frequently abusing GitHub's services to support and deliver malware  —  Microsoft says it's doing its best to crack down on crims  —  The popularity of Github has made it too big to block …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
US chipmaker Wolfspeed was the only stock in the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Semiconductor index to decline in 2023, amid struggles at its new plant in New York  —  - Wolfspeed investors have soured amid struggles with new plant  — The semiconductor stock is off to a rough start this year
The hack of the @SECGov X account highlights security gaps at the agency, which wasn't fully adhering to US federal cybersecurity standards as of September 2023  —  - Agency's X hack on Tuesday shines light on security gaps  — Watchdog said the agency wasn't adhering to all standards

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