March 22, 2024, 4:15 PM

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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
In its lawsuit, the US DOJ says “Apple deploys privacy and security justifications as an elastic shield that can stretch or contract” to serve its interests  —  The U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple Thursday over monopolistic practices.  The complaint accuses Apple of moulding …
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.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Some analysts say the US DOJ's lawsuit may favor Apple as a judge already ruled that Apple doesn't violate antitrust laws when Epic made similar claims in court  —  The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Apple Thursday, accusing the company led by CEO Tim Cook of engaging in anti-competitive business practices.
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down an in-house effort to create microLED displays and is eliminating several dozen display engineering roles in the US and Asia  —  - Project would have been its first push into homegrown screens  — Move involves cutting several dozen engineering roles
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 …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers reveal a hotel keycard hacking technique that can let 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.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
On Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024 Day 1, contestants earned $732,500 and a Tesla Model 3 for demoing 19 zero-days in Windows 11, Tesla cars, Ubuntu, and other products  —  On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants demoed Windows 11, Tesla, and Ubuntu Linux zero-day vulnerabilities …
Sources: OpenAI is meeting with Hollywood studios, media executives, and others to form partnerships to encourage filmmakers to integrate Sora into their work  —  - Startup pitching its new AI video generation tool, Sora  — CEO Altman attended LA parties during Oscars weekend
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.
David McCabe / New York Times:
A profile of DOJ's Jonathan Kanter, as he takes the biggest swing in his decades-long effort to fight the concentration of power in corporate America  —  Jonathan Kanter, the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, made his boldest move on Thursday by accusing Apple of antitrust violations.
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Dan Primack / Axios:
Donald Trump's Truth Social is going public via a SPAC merger after DWAC shareholders approved the move; TMTG will be listed on the Nasdaq as early as next week  —  - As Axios reported earlier today, this ends a multiyear saga that's included civil lawsuits, criminal lawsuits, closing extensions and vote postponements.
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 …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Sources: Anthropic has ruled out taking any Saudi money over national security concerns, as investors jostle to buy into FTX's 8% stake that is now worth ~$1B  —  Deep-pocketed, sovereign wealth funds are among the investors clamoring to get a stake in Anthropic, the red-hot artificial intelligence startup that's taking on OpenAI.
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