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March 29, 2024, 8:05 PM

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Sources: Microsoft and OpenAI are planning a $100B data center project with a US-based supercomputer dubbed “Stargate” to power OpenAI's products  —  Executives at Microsoft and OpenAI have been drawing up plans for a data center project that would contain a supercomputer …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find malicious code in versions of the compression tool XZ Utils that were incorporated into Linux distributions from Red Hat, Debian, and others  —  Malicious code planted in xz Utils has been circulating for more than a month.  —  Researchers have found a malicious backdoor …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI debuts Voice Engine, which lets users generate synthetic copy of a voice from a 15-second sample, available to around 100 partners, including HeyGen  —  As deepfakes proliferate, OpenAI is refining the tech used to clone voices — but the company insists it's doing so responsibly.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn confirms it is testing a new TikTok-like short-form video feed; a demo shows a Video tab in LinkedIn app's navigation bar  —  LinkedIn is testing a new TikTok-like short-form video feed, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Wednesday.  With this new test, LinkedIn joins numerous …
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Source: the US House set a strict ban on congressional staffers' use of Microsoft Copilot; Microsoft hopes its upcoming tools will address the House's concerns  —  - The House last June restricted staffers' use of ChatGPT, allowing limited use of the paid subscription version while banning the free version.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Google informs users in the US that Google Podcasts is shutting down April 2 and recommends exporting podcast subscriptions to YouTube Music  —  U.S. users have just a few more days to make the transition from Google Podcasts as the company moves forward with the process of discontinuing the service globally.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
X plans to soon filter all NSFW content in Communities by default and says admins can set an “Adult Content” label to avoid their content getting auto-filtered  —  A day after researchers surfaced X's plans to test NSFW adult communities on the platform formerly known as Twitter …
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
A profile of DeepMind's Demis Hassabis, who was just knighted, as some wonder if he can navigate Google's bureaucracy and turn AI research into great products  —  Demis Hassabis stares intently through the screen when I ask him whether he can save Google.  It's early evening in his native U.K …

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