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March 7, 2024, 1:25 AM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Epic says Apple removed its iOS developer account, hampering its app store plans, and shares a letter from Apple lawyers calling Epic “verifiably untrustworthy”  —  After Epic CEO Tim Sweeney criticized how Apple is rolling out alternative app stores on iOS in the EU …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
In letter to Epic, Apple's lawyers cite Tim Sweeney's public attacks, including an X post, and say Epic is part of a “global effort to undermine” Apple's rules  —  In the latest installment of Things No One Should Lose Sleep Over, Epic Games says Apple has taken down its newly reinstated developer account in the EU.
Punchbowl News:
The White House is backing a bipartisan bill that would force ByteDance to sell TikTok if it wants to remain in US app stores  —  The Biden White House is backing a bipartisan bill that could lead to a ban on the hugely popular social media app TikTok in the United States.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
As part of its DMA compliance plan, Google details its program that lets Play Store developers lead EEA users outside their app, including fees of 5% to 17%  —  Google today is sharing more details about the fees that will accompany its plan to comply with Europe's new Digital Markets Act …
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
The US DOJ says a former Google software engineer has been charged with stealing AI technology from Google while secretly working with two China-based companies  —  A former software engineer at Google has been charged with stealing artificial intelligence technology from the company …
Bloomberg:
A deep dive into Apple's failed EV project: management's indecision, various prototypes, partnership talks with Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, McLaren, and others, more  —  Tim Cook shut down plans to acquire Tesla before cycling through a junkyard's worth of self-driving designs over the past decade.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple's only foldable device with a “clear development schedule” is the 20.3-inch MacBook, which is expected to enter mass production in 2027  —  We've been hearing a lot of rumors about Apple working on multiple foldable devices.  While most of them refer to devices similar …
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Facebook says it's working on an AI system for its video recommendations across its entire ecosystem, and tests have led to an 8%-10% gain in Reels watch time  —  - Tom Alison, the head of Facebook, said on Wednesday that the company is working on a AI model to “power our entire video ecosystem.”
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Meta details WhatsApp and Messenger interoperability under the EU's DMA, saying third parties must use Signal's protocol, which Meta already uses for encryption  —  Meta today is offering more details about how it plans to make its messaging apps, WhatsApp and Messenger …
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
DCG files a motion to dismiss NY AG Letitia James' lawsuit over alleged $3B investor fraud, and CEO Barry Silbert files to dismiss accusations he hid losses  —  The crypto firm's boss, Barry Silbert, also filed a motion to dismiss the Attorney General's accusation that he concealed losses …
Dell Cameron / Wired:
In a letter, 41 state AGs call on Meta to address the “dramatic increase” in Facebook and Instagram account takeovers and say hackers buy ads on its services  —  A coalition of 41 state attorneys general says Meta is failing to assist Facebook and Instagram users whose accounts have been hacked …
Hayden Field / CNBC:
Microsoft engineer Shane Jones warns the FTC and Microsoft's board that Copilot Designer generates violent and sexual images, violates copyright laws, and more  —  - Shane Jones, who's worked at Microsoft for six years, has been testing the company's AI image generator in his free time and told CNBC he is disturbed by his findings.

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