April 5, 2024, 2:00 PM

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Ryan Heath / Axios:
Meta plans to label a wider range of video, audio, and image content as “Made with AI” starting in May, following feedback from its independent Oversight Board  —  - The labels could be generated through self-disclosure when a user posts content, as a result of advice from fact-checkers …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Filings: Apple laid off 600+ employees in California; some layoffs correspond to addresses where Apple's next-gen display and car teams were reportedly based  —  The Cupertino, California-based company filed eight separate reports to the state to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN program.
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
Microsoft warns that China plans to disrupt US, South Korean, and Indian elections in 2024 with AI-generated content, after using Taiwan's election as a dry run  —  Beijing did a test run in Taiwan using AI-generated content to influence voters away from a pro-sovereignty candidate
Song Jung-a / Financial Times:
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
How a TikTok whistleblower may have driven congressional concerns about the app despite working at TikTok for just six months and making improbable allegations  —  Zen Goziker worked at TikTok for only six months.  Many of his allegations about the company and the US government are improbable.
A look at tech giants' AI training data deals; some are ready to pay $1-$2 per image, $2-$4 per short video, and $100-$300 per hour of long video  —  At its peak in the early 2000s, Photobucket was the world's top image-hosting site.  The media backbone for once-hot services …
Allie Garfinkle / Fortune:
Some investors say YC's winter 2024 batch was stronger than in previous years, noting consumer AI as a key trend; YC says ~50% of this batch is working with AI  —  As a devoted NBA fan, I only tune in to college basketball once a year—for March Madness—hoping to see the next big star.
A look at Marissa Mayer's troubled startup Sunshine, which raised $20M, and its photo-sharing app Shine, which a source says had ~1K downloads on its first day  —  Behind the rocky launch of a photo-sharing app was a co-founder about to quit and months of employee warnings that its new project wasn't ready

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