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March 14, 2024, 2:15 PM

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Eleanor Olcott / Financial Times:
Bloomberg:
Memo: TikTok is “disappointed” that the US House passed the TikTok divestment bill, and reiterates its plans to lobby the Senate not to pass the legislation  —  TikTok told employees the company isn't planning to change its approach to protecting user data even after US lawmakers passed …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Meta plans to shut down CrowdTangle in August 2024 and replace it with Meta Content Library, available to academic and nonprofit researchers, not news outlets  —  CrowdTangle, a source for embarrassing articles about Facebook and Instagram, has been used to track conspiracy theories, viral content
Hugo Barra / Hugo's Blog:
A deep dive into Vision Pro by Meta's ex-VP of VR Hugo Barra: the audacity of Apple's hardware decisions, a dull software story, how Meta can respond, and more  —  Friends and colleagues have been asking me to share my perspective on the Apple Vision Pro as a product.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Proton releases its mail app for macOS and Windows out of beta, available as part of its $4/month Mail Plus or $10/month Unlimited tier, and a Linux app in beta  —  And a Linux app is launching in beta soon.  —  Proton, the privacy-focused company that offers a variety of internet tools like mail …
Trishla Ostwal / Adweek:
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel launches the $689 Core i9-14900KS Special Edition processor, with clock speeds up to 6.2GHz on two cores to become the company's fastest mainstream chip  —  6.2 GHz and a whole lotta power draw.  —  Jump to:  — Gaming Benchmarks - Productivity Benchmarks - Thermals and Power - Conclusion
Craig Trudell / Bloomberg:
X removes a graphic video shared by Elon Musk purporting to show cannibalism in Haiti, for violating its rules; there's no evidence the video was shot in Haiti  —  - Move is rare case of company taking action involving its owner  — Musk's posts are increasingly focused on immigration issues
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
The EU opens a DSA investigation into Alibaba's AliExpress over illegal content concerns, ad and product recommendations, and more, the third DSA investigation  —  The European Commission on Thursday said it opened a formal investigation into AliExpress, an international e-commerce website run …
Sheena Vasani / The Verge:
Google adds real-time URL protection to Chrome's Safe Browsing Standard on desktop and iOS, claiming to guard users' privacy; Android will get the feature soon  —  Google has added real-time browsing protection to Chrome that it claims should protect your privacy.
Emilia David / The Verge:
Amazon rolls out a generative AI feature that creates a product page, including a description and images, using information from a seller's external website  —  Sellers on Amazon will soon be able to make product pages with just the copy-and-paste of a link.
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Anthropic debuts Claude 3 Haiku, tailored for high-volume, latency-sensitive applications, saying Haiku is “the fastest and most affordable model” in its class  —  San Francisco-based startup Anthropic has just released Claude 3 Haiku, the newest addition to its Claude 3 family of AI models.
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Massachusetts-based Pi Health, which uses AI to automate tasks in cancer treatment trials, raised a $30M+ Series A co-led by AlleyCorp and Obvious Ventures  —  - Pi Health develops technology for oncology clinical trials  — Its platform connects drug makers with trials globally
Bloomberg:
Damage to the West Africa Cable System, MainOne, and ACE sea cables disrupts internet services across Africa; the cause of the faults has not been determined  —  - At least three telecommunications cables are offline  — Follows damage to three cables in Red Sea last month
Reuters:
Sources: in 2019, Donald Trump authorized the CIA to launch a clandestine social media campaign to turn China's public against the government and Xi Jinping  —  Two years into office, President Donald Trump authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to launch a clandestine campaign …

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