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March 28, 2024, 12:50 PM

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Reuters:
A US judge sentences Sam Bankman-Fried to 25 years in prison for stealing from users of his now-bankrupt FTX crypto exchange and orders him to forfeit $11B+  —  Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a judge on Thursday for stealing $8 billion from customers …
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Álvaro / eXputer:
Leaked images show a white disc-less Xbox Series X, which Microsoft plans to release in summer 2024, with the same design as the existing black Xbox Series X  —  This in continuation of eXputer's previous report back in February. … Back in February, I reported that Microsoft has plans …
Rebekah Valentine / IGN:
Take-Two acquires Borderlands developer Gearbox Entertainment from the Embracer Group for $460M in stock; the deal is expected to close by the end of June 2024  —  A new Homeworld game is also in development.  —  Embracer Group has officially divested Gearbox Entertainment …
Wired:
Investigation: data broker Near Intelligence left the coordinates of nearly 200 mobile devices of people who visited Jeffrey Epstein's island exposed online  —  A WIRED investigation uncovered coordinates collected by a controversial data broker that reveal sensitive information about visitors …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Anthropic's Claude 3 Opus surpassed OpenAI's GPT-4 on Chatbot Arena, a crowdsourced LLM leaderboard used by AI researchers; GPT-4 has been first since launch  —  Anthropic's Claude 3 is first to unseat GPT-4 since launch of Chatbot Arena in May '23.  —  On Tuesday, Anthropic's Claude 3 …
Samuel K. Moore / IEEE Spectrum:
Tabby Kinder / Financial Times:
A profile of Anduril founder Palmer Luckey, as the AI surveillance and defense tech startup, which sells drones to the US, expects $1B in annual revenue by 2026  —  Silicon Valley has found a lucrative trade selling AI-powered weapons — and Palmer Luckey is leading the way
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
GLAAD: Meta is failing to curb posts calling for violence against trans people, calling trans and gender nonconforming people “satanic” and “perverts”, and more  —  GLAAD catalogued dozens of instances of anti-trans posts, many by high-profile influencers and media outlets
Emilia David / The Verge:
The US OMB releases new AI guidance, requiring that all federal agencies submit an annual AI report and have a senior leader overseeing all AI systems they use  —  All US federal agencies will now be required to have a senior leader overseeing all AI systems they use, as the government wants …
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Oregon's governor signs the first US right-to-repair bill banning manufacturers from using “parts pairing” to dictate what replacement components owners can use  —  Oregon Governor Tina Kotek has now signed one of the strongest US right-to-repair bills into law after it passed …
Open Web Advocacy:
How in-app browsers silently subvert user choice, stifle innovation, trap users into apps, break websites, and enable apps to severely undermine user privacy  —  In-App Browsers subvert user choice, stifle innovation, trap users into apps, break websites and enable applications to severely undermine user privacy.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google plans to add Gemini Nano to the Pixel 8 as part of the next Pixel Feature Drop, weeks after saying the phone can't get Nano due to “hardware limitations”  —  After “hardware limitations” were cited as the reason that the Pixel 8 isn't getting Gemini Nano earlier this month …
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, Galaxy Digital, and others invest $75M in crypto fund 1kx, which has raised ~$200M since 2022 and invested in Rarible and others  —  - 1kx is targeting areas including crypto consumer applications  — VC funding has been slower to recover than crypto prices

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