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March 27, 2024, 9:30 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple schedules WWDC 2024 for June 10 to June 14 as a virtual event with a June 10 keynote, where Apple is expected to unveil its AI strategy, iOS 18, and more  —  Apple today announced that its 35th annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to take place from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Some Apple users report being targeted in an “MFA bombing” attack, in which their devices are inundated with alerts to approve a password change or login  —  Several Apple customers recently reported being targeted in elaborate phishing attacks that involve what appears to be a bug in Apple's password reset feature.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel shares Microsoft's “AI PC” requirements, such as adding a Copilot key, and expands its AI PC acceleration program to help developers and hardware vendors  —  Meteor Lake dev kits use Asus NUCs optimized for AI development work.  —  Intel announced two new extensions …
Ryan Weeks / Bloomberg:
Blockchain game Munchables, which offers rewards for looking after digital creatures, loses ~$63M in ETH in a hack; the hacker seems to have returned the funds  —  - Blockchain-based Munchables game confirmed a security incident  — Munchables declared all user funds safe later the same day
CoinDesk:
The US DOJ charges crypto exchange KuCoin and two co-founders with violating anti-money laundering laws, failing to register with the US government, and more  —  The exchange was charged under the Bank Secrecy Act.  —  U.S. federal prosecutors charged crypto exchange KuCoin and two of its founders …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Robinhood launches Gold Card, a 3% cashback credit card for Robinhood Gold members, eight months after acquiring credit card startup X1 for $95M  —  Eight months after acquiring credit card startup X1 for $95 million, Robinhood announced today the launch of its new Gold Card …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Elon Musk says X plans to make Grok available to all Premium subscribers “later this week”, expanding on Premium+ support; X Premium costs $8 per month  —  Following Elon Musk's xAI's move to open source its Grok large language model earlier in March, the X owner on Tuesday …
Ryan Weeks / Bloomberg:
Despite a crypto rally, VC funds focused on crypto are struggling to raise money, as limited partners prioritize tangible gains after the 2022 wipeout  —  - Funds are struggling to raise cash to put into crypto startups  — Limited partners prioritize tangible gains after 2022 wipeout
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Emilia David / The Verge:
Productivity platform Airtable launches Airtable AI, adding AI summaries, categorization, and translation via GPT-3.5, GPT-4, and Anthropic's Claude  —  Companies like Microsoft and Google have integrated AI features into their productivity offerings.  But a recent survey from Slack …
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Katherine Bindley / Wall Street Journal:
How tech companies' search for AI experts, hampered by a shortage of candidates, led to million-dollar-a-year pay packages, poaching entire teams, and more  —  The artificial-intelligence boom is sending Silicon Valley's talent wars to new extremes.  Tech companies are serving up million-dollar …
Will Knight / Wired:
A look at Databricks' new open source model DBRX, which cost ~$10M to develop over several months and, Databricks says, outshines Llama 2, Mixtral, and Grok  —  Startup Databricks just released DBRX, the most powerful open source large language model yet—eclipsing Meta's Llama 2.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The EU publishes draft election security guidelines aimed at platforms with 45M+ regional MAUs that are regulated under the DSA, ahead of elections in June 2024  —  The European Union published draft election security guidelines Tuesday aimed at the around two dozen (larger) …
Politico:
A look at the international battles to regulate AI, as nations, lobbyists, and tech companies vie for influence over the future of AI policy  —  Inside the shadowy global battle to tame the world's most dangerous technology  —  Can anyone control AI?  —  By Mark Scott, Gian Volpicelli, Mohar Chatterjee, Vincent Manancourt,

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