March 1, 2024, 4:25 PM

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Candace Cheung / Courthouse News Service:
Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman, accusing them of betraying OpenAI's founding agreement to develop an AGI for the “benefit of humanity” rather than profit  —  OpenAI is not so open now, Musk claims, following the closed source release of the company's artificial general intelligence technology under Microsoft.
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
After criticism, Apple says iOS 17.4 won't remove Home Screen web apps in the EU, which will continue to be built on WebKit and its security architecture  —  Last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 would remove support for Home Screen web apps in the European Union.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple says users and a number of government agencies in the EU raised concerns about the security risks of allowing app sideloading on iOS to comply with DMA  —  A number of government agencies in the European Union and elsewhere have voiced concerns about security risks as Apple (AAPL.O) …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Threads says it will make its API broadly available to developers by June and is currently testing it with some partners, including Techmeme and Hootsuite  —  Meta-owned social network Threads said today that it will make its API broadly available to developers by June.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google confirms it is blocking rooted Android phones from using RCS, citing the need to abide by the RCS standard's “operating measures” to stop spam and abuse  —  In recent weeks, Android users with rooted or bootloader unlocked phones have found that RCS in Google Messages does not work.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches the Audiobooks Access Tier, which gives free users in the US access to 15 hours of audiobooks per month for $9.99 per month  —  After adding 15 hours of free audiobooks listening to its subscription plan late last year, Spotify today is introducing a $9.99 per month option …
Meta plans to deprecate the Facebook News tab in the US and Australia in early April 2024 and stop signing deals for traditional news content in those countries  —  Meta Platforms Inc. is winding down its news feature in the US and Australia, part of a broader shift away from the category for the social media giant.
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Vittoria Elliott / Wired:
In a hearing, a federal judge sounded skeptical of X's claims in its lawsuit against CCDH; an expert says it is “a SLAPP suit disguised as a contractual suit”  —  X alleges that the Center for Countering Digital Hate cost it millions by showing that hate speech was spreading on the platform.
Steven Levy / Wired:
Interview with CEO of Groq about its AI chips that enable chatbots to answer queries instantly, sending a cease and desist to over the Groq trademark, more  —  AI chips from startup Groq allow chatbots to answer queries almost instantly.  That could open up whole new use cases for generative AI helpers.
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google pulls 12+ popular apps from the Play Store in India for persistently not complying with billing policies, escalating a three-year dispute in the country  —  Google pulled more than a dozen popular apps including recruitment platform Naukri, matrimony service Shaadi …

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