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March 22, 2024, 7:00 AM

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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
In its lawsuit, the US DOJ alleges CarPlay lets Apple exert too much control over the auto industry; some analysts say the DOJ may be misunderstanding CarPlay  —  Buried in the 88-page antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice against Apple is a reference to everyone's favorite phone-projection system, CarPlay.
Wall Street Journal:
The US DOJ sues Apple, alleging the company blocked its competitors from accessing iPhone features, made switching to non-Apple devices more difficult, and more  —  Justice Department says iPhone maker leveraged its dominance to block software and limit functionality of competing devices
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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail an unpatchable vulnerability in Apple's M-series of chips that lets attackers extract secret keys from Macs during cryptographic operations  —  Fixing newly discovered side channel will likely take a major toll on performance.  —  A newly discovered vulnerability baked …
Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
The UN unanimously adopts the first global resolution on AI to encourage protecting personal data, monitoring AI for risks, and safeguarding human rights  —  The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted the first global resolution on artificial intelligence …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Meta rolls out Threads fediverse integration beta in the US, Canada, and Japan, letting users cross-post and view likes from federated platforms like Mastodon  —  Threads is rolling out a beta of its fediverse integration in the US, Canada, and Japan.  In a post on Thursday …
Bloomberg:
Reddit closes up 48%, at $50.44 per share, in its New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the company at about $9.5B on a fully diluted basis  —  - Social media company, holders raised $748 Million in IPO … The San Francisco-based company's stock closed at $50.44 each on Thursday in New York …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils the Surface Laptop 6 and Surface Pro 10 for enterprises, adding a Copilot key, a Neural Processing Unit for Windows 11's AI features, and more  —  Microsoft is gearing up for its “year of the AI PC” with two new Surface devices that won't be sold directly to consumers.
The Information:
Source: Microsoft agreed to pay Inflection ~$650M when hiring its staff, mostly via a licensing deal that makes Inflection's models available for sale on Azure  —  Microsoft doesn't want its plan to hire two of Inflection AI's co-founders and most of its 70-person staff to be seen as an acquisition.
David Ingram / NBC News:
Changing policy, X bans the posting of real names of people behind anonymous accounts, after it suspended accounts that unmasked a suspected neo-Nazi cartoonist  —  Some X users said the move was another example of Musk going out of his way to defend neo-Nazis, antisemites and white supremacists.
Samuel Stolton / Bloomberg:
Sources: the EU plans to announce investigations into Apple's and Google's DMA compliance in the coming days; Meta's subscriptions could also face scrutiny  —  - Meta also expected to face scrutiny in EU's Big Tech clampdown  — Digital Markets Act investigations could pave way for fines

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