March 9, 2024, 11:30 PM

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Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
Roku faces a backlash after it appears to lock devices of users who don't agree to its new Dispute Resolution Terms, asking them to write a letter to opt out  —  Users are opted in automatically unless they write a letter to Roku by March 21.  —  Roku customers are threatening to stop using …
Sophia Cai / Axios:
A look at Trump's TikTok flip-flop, as he recognizes the app's appeal to younger voters and repairs his relation with ByteDance investor and GOP donor Jeff Yass  —  I don't want Facebook, who cheated in the last Election, doing better.  They are a true Enemy of the People!"  Trump posted on Truth Social Thursday.
Steve Nadis / Quanta Magazine:
In two recent papers, researchers detail a new breakthrough to speed up matrix multiplication, potentially leading to savings in computational power and money  —  By eliminating a hidden inefficiency, computer scientists have come up with a new way to multiply large matrices that's faster than ever.
Lindsay Clark / The Register:
Palantir wins a US Army contract worth $178.4M to provide battlefield AI systems for the TITAN ground station, the Army's first “AI-defined vehicle”  —  US spy-tech firm at center of UK health data systems applies its technology to altogether different ends
Associated Press:
A profile of Chinese private hacking contractor I-Soon, as leaked documents show shady business practices, worker disgruntlement, poor security protocols, more  —  The hotel was spacious.  It was upscale.  It had a karaoke bar.  The perfect venue, the CEO of the Chinese hacking company thought …
Dominic-Madori Davis / TechCrunch:
Sources: Techstars has caused frustrations over missteps in deploying its JPMorgan-backed $80M fund, which aims to help underrepresented founders, since 2022  —  Insiders say the relationship began to sour almost immediately  —  During a Zoom meeting with her senior leaders last summer …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Over 100 scientists sign an agreement that seeks to prevent their AI-aided research for designing new proteins from being used for the development of bioweapons  —  An agreement by more than 90 said, however, that artificial intelligence's benefit to the field of biology would exceed any potential harm.
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.
Financial Times:
Sources: Klarna co-founder Victor Jacobsson, who left in 2012 and owns ~4% directly, may have an 8%+ stake via special purpose vehicles ahead of an expected IPO  —  Jacobsson used right of first refusal to buy company stock and used veto rights to exercise influence despite leaving in 2012

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