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March 9, 2024, 12:30 AM

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OpenAI:
OpenAI announces Sam Altman will rejoin its board of directors, alongside three new members: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo  —  Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, Fidji Simo join; Sam Altman rejoins board  —  We're announcing three new members to our Board …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
An independent investigation commissioned by OpenAI has found that Sam Altman's conduct before his ouster “did not mandate removal”  —  An independent investigation found that the circumstances surrounding last fall's failed coup ‘did not mandate removal.’
The Information:
Source: Ilya Sutskever, who has been nearly absent from OpenAI's affairs since Altman's brief ouster, is still in talks about remaining at the company  —  OpenAI's board said an investigation into the circumstances surrounding CEO Sam Altman's short-lived firing last November had exonerated the executive …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Epic says Apple has reinstated its developer account, clearing the way for its Epic Games Store in the EU; Tim Sweeney says the move followed a swift EU inquiry  —  After a whirlwind of events, Epic Games says Apple has reinstated their App Store developer account.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says Russian state-sponsored hackers Midnight Blizzard accessed some of its “source code repositories and internal systems” following the January hack  —  Microsoft revealed earlier this year that Russian state-sponsored hackers had been spying on the email accounts of some members of its senior leadership team.
Suzanne Smalley / The Record:
CISA confirms it took down two systems in February, after discovering signs of exploitation via vulnerabilities in Ivanti products that the agency used  —  Hackers breached the systems of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in February through vulnerabilities in Ivanti products, officials said.
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
Wyoming passes the Decentralized Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act, a framework to recognize DAOs as legal entities; a16z crypto supported the law  —  On Thursday, Wyoming's Republican governor, Mark Gordon, signed into law the Decentralized Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Anna Mutoh / Financial Times:
PitchBook: just 14% of US unicorns have a female cofounder, up from 5% a decade ago, while only 5% have a female founding CEO, up from zero over the same time  —  Women continue to receive only a small fraction of the funding from firms  —  Earlier this year, venture capitalist Aileen Lee …
More: PitchBook and Tech.eu
Hayden Field / CNBC:
Microsoft makes changes to Copilot, including blocking requests to create images of teens playing with assault rifles, following a staffer's letter to the FTC  —  - Microsoft seems to have made changes to its artificial intelligence guardrails, after a staff AI engineer wrote …
More: Engadget and The Decoder
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Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Source: X plans to launch a TV app, which looks “identical” to YouTube's TV app, for Amazon and Samsung smart TVs next week  —  In a bid to compete with YouTube and recast itself as a video platform, Elon Musk's X is launching a television app for Amazon and Samsung smart TVs, a source at the company told Fortune.

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