March 7, 2024, 1:10 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 …
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.
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.”
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 …
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.
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 …
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
SK Hynix plans to invest over $1B in advanced chip packaging in South Korea, as the company hopes to capture the growing demand for high-bandwidth memory  —  - Korean chipmaker sees packaging as key to meeting AI demand  — 3D semiconductor expert Lee paved the way for HBM leadership
Financial Times:
Email: Spanish data protection regulator AEPD demands Worldcoin cease collecting personal data in the country and gives the company 72 hours to prove compliance  —  Spain has moved to block Sam Altman's cryptocurrency project Worldcoin, the latest blow to a venture that has raised controversy …

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