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March 22, 2024, 10:30 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.
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Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple held talks to use Baidu's AI tech in its devices in China, as part of looking for a local provider to comply with China's AI model requirements  —  iPhone maker may need a partner in the country to navigate regulatory hurdles  —  SINGAPORE—Apple has held preliminary talks …
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, encouraging countries to protect personal data, monitor AI for risks, and safeguard human rights  —  The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted the first global resolution on artificial intelligence …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers reveal a hotel keycard hacking technique that lets a hacker almost instantly open RFID-based Saflok locks used in ~3M doors across 13K properties  —  The company behind the Saflok-brand door locks is offering a fix, but it may take months or years to reach some hotels.
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
The UK CMA launches a formal Phase 2 investigation into Vodafone and Three UK's planned $19B merger, after finding competition and pricing concerns in Phase 1  —  The U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it's launching a formal “phase 2” investigation into the planned merger between Vodafone and Three UK.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants earned $732,500 and a Tesla Model 3 for demoing 19 zero-day flaws across Windows 11, Tesla, and others  —  On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants demoed Windows 11, Tesla, and Ubuntu Linux zero-day vulnerabilities …
Bloomberg:
Reddit closed up 48%, at $50.44/share, in its NYSE debut, valuing the company at ~$9.5B on a fully diluted basis, just shy of its $10B valuation in August 2021  —  - Social media company, holders raised $748 Million in IPO … The San Francisco-based company's stock closed at $50.44 each …
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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.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Meta rolls out a beta of Threads' fediverse integration in the US, Canada, and Japan, letting users cross-post and view likes from federated tools like Mastodon  —  Threads is rolling out a beta of its fediverse integration in the US, Canada, and Japan.  In a post on Thursday …
David Ingram / NBC News:
Changing its policy, X bans posting the real names of people behind anonymous accounts, after suspending 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.
Kanishka Singh / Reuters:
Tennessee passes the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act, aiming to protect musicians and other artists from unauthorized use involving AI  —  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a bill into law on Thursday that aimed to protect artists including musicians from unauthorized use by artificial intelligence.
Matt Rosoff / TechCrunch:
The US DOJ's Apple lawsuit has many parallels to its Microsoft lawsuit in the 1990s, but Apple's monopoly position is not nearly as clear-cut as Microsoft's was  —  The U.S. Department of Justice plus attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia sued Apple for antitrust this morning in federal court.
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