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January 21, 2024, 10:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Four reasons for the less-than-expected developer enthusiasm for Apple's Vision Pro, including an uncertain ROI and anger at Apple for its App Store policies  —  Apple's new Vision Pro will lack some key apps when it debuts, renewing concerns about an already-tense relationship with certain developers.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
OpenAI bans the developer of a chatbot mimicking presidential hopeful Dean Phillips, the company's first action against use of its tech in political campaigns  —  It's the ChatGPT maker's first known action against the use of its technology in a political campaign
Bloomberg:
Sources: Canva generated $2B+ in annualized revenue in 2023 and is nearing a $1.5B+ share sale at a ~$26B valuation, roughly the same as in its previous round  —  - Sale of existing shares would maintain $26 billion valuation  — Australian firm saw over $2 billion annualized revenue in 2023
Juliette Perreard / Nikkei Asia:
Generative AI and how to regulate the tech dominated the discussions at the 2024 World Economic Forum; the UN Secretary-General said AI poses risks to societies  —  Finding common language with China will be difficult, European Commission official says  —  One of the many signs in Davos …
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Nightshade, a free tool that lets artists “poison” AI models being trained on their artwork without permission, is now available to download for Mac and PC  —  It's here: months after it was first announced, Nightshade, a new, free software tool allowing artists to “poison” …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The US sentences BreachForums admin Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, aka “Pompompurin”, to 20 years of supervised release for his role in operating the cybercrime forum  —  Conor Brian Fitzpatrick was sentenced to 20 years of supervised release today in the Eastern District of Virginia …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft says Russia-linked group Midnight Blizzard hacked some employee emails beginning in November 2023; the same group breached SolarWinds as early as 2019  —  - Nation-state spies previously conducted cyber-espionage on US  — Targeted breaches hit Microsoft executives, cyber team

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