February 10, 2024, 1:50 AM

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Pranav Dixit / Engadget:
Arc Search's Browse for Me feature, which makes a custom web page with search result summaries, faces a backlash over concerns about web traffic and ad revenue  —  Arc browser's new feature summarizes search results, cheating those pages' creators out of valuable web traffic.
Lucas Ropek / Gizmodo:
A Canadian minister says the country plans to ban devices that copy wireless signals for remote keyless entry, like Flipper Zero, to combat auto theft  —  The tiny hacking device has been viewed as a threat by law enforcement.  Now it looks like a major western government is trying to ban it.
New York Attorney General expands her October 2023 lawsuit against DCG, Genesis, and Gemini, tripling the size of their alleged fraud from Gemini Earn to $3B+  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday expanded her lawsuit against Digital Currency Group and other cryptocurrency defendants …
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
At a legislative hearing in Oregon, an Apple executive opposed a strong right-to-repair bill, despite Apple's support for a similar but weaker law in California  —  “It is our belief that the bill's current language around parts pairing will undermine the security, safety …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Meta plans to not “proactively recommend political content from accounts you don't follow” on Threads, matching the company's policy on Facebook and Instagram  —  Meta will not “proactively recommend political content from accounts you don't follow” on Threads, the company said in a statement provided to Axios.
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk switches the location of Neuralink's incorporation from Delaware to Nevada, after a Delaware judge struck down Musk's $55B Tesla pay package last week  —  - Billionaire has fraught history with Delaware legal system  — Musk has said he'll move Tesla's incorporation from the state
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Samsung receives FDA authorization to add a feature to Galaxy Watch to detect “signs of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea” for users over the age of 22  —  Samsung just got approval from the FDA to use Galaxy Watch to detect if the wearer is dealing with sleep apnea.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Grammarly lays off 230 employees as part of a restructuring, after growing from 200 to 1,000 over the past five years; the startup was valued at $13B in 2021  —  Grammarly is laying off 230 employees worldwide as part of a “business restructuring,” the company announced this week.
Nicolás Rivero / Washington Post:
Bollegraaf, the world's biggest builder of recycling plants, partners with AI startup Greyparrot to retrofit thousands of plants with AI tools for sorting waste  —  The world's biggest builder of recycling plants says it will retrofit thousands of waste plants with AI tools to better sort recycling
Sources: Nvidia is forming a unit for designing custom chips, including for AI and 5G, and discussed making them for Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI  —  Nvidia (NVDA.O) is building a new business unit focused on designing bespoke chips for cloud computing firms and others …
Financial Times:
Abu Dhabi-based AI group G42 has “divested from all its investments in China” as it seeks to reassure the US; sources: the sell-off included shares in ByteDance  —  State-backed group ends its investments in companies including ByteDance amid US concerns about ties to China
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
A federal judge dismisses a case in which an imprisoned Saudi dissident and his sister, who is a US citizen, accused X of conspiring with the Saudi government  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday in which an imprisoned Saudi Arabian dissident and his American sister accused …
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Ring plans to raise the price of its cheapest subscription by 25% to $5 a month or $50 a year from March 11, 2024  —  In what is fast becoming a trend, another security camera company is raising the price of its subscription plan. … The Basic is Ring's cheapest plan and gives you access …

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