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April 7, 2024, 2:00 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: OpenAI transcribed 1M+ hours of YouTube videos through Whisper and used the text to train GPT-4; Google also transcribed YouTube videos to harvest text  —  OpenAI, Google and Meta ignored corporate policies, altered their own rules and discussed skirting copyright law …
New York Times:
Sources: Meta debated buying a publisher like Simon & Schuster for AI training data and weighed using copyrighted online data even if that meant facing lawsuits  —  To make artificial intelligence systems more powerful, tech companies need online data to feed the technology.  Here's what to know.
Reuters:
X says it has been “forced by court decisions to block certain popular accounts in Brazil” and is barred from giving details of the order  —  X Corp, formerly Twitter, has been “forced by court decisions” to block certain popular accounts in Brazil and is prohibited from giving details …
Brayden Lindrea / Cointelegraph:
Dune Analytics: decentralized exchange Uniswap tops $2T in all-time trading volume after breaching $1T in May 2022 and remains the largest DEX by trading volume  —  Launched in November 2018, Uniswap took 42 months to breach the $1 trillion trading volume milestone.  It's now doubled again from that just 24 months later.
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NBC News:
Experts say the US government and tech companies are failing to mount a clear response to the theft of trade secrets by Chinese corporate and government spies  —  U.S. officials say some of America's most prominent tech firms have had their virtual pockets picked by Chinese corporate spies and intelligence agencies.
Kevin Poireault / Infosecurity:
Wiz details two now-fixed security issues on the Hugging Face AI platform that put customer data at risk, as Hugging Face partners with Wiz to improve security  —  Cloud security provider Wiz found two critical architecture flaws in generative AI models uploaded to Hugging Face, the leading hub for sharing AI models and applications.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Mahbod Moghadam, the controversial co-founder of Genius and Everipedia, passed away in March at age 41, according to a post on Genius attributed to his family  —  Mahbod Moghadam, the controversial, never-boring co-founder of Genius and Everipedia, as well as an angel investor …
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
A profile of former Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg and her new startup Meeno, which provides an AI-powered chatbot for relationship advice on iOS and has raised $4.9M  —  Ex-Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg thinks advanced AI can help  —  By the time Renate Nyborg quit her job in 2022 she had become accustomed …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Source: Y Combinator is inviting some alumni entrepreneurs to invest a minimum of $250,000, which will be split among the three funds it is currently raising  —  - The accelerator is requiring limited partners invest in all three of its new funds, a somewhat bold move in the current environment.
Peter Kafka / Business Insider:
Filings from FTC lawsuit against Meta: Instagram had $32.4B in ad revenue in 2021, 27% of Meta's revenue and more than YouTube's $28.8B ad revenue in 2021  —  - Instagram generated $32.4 billion in ad revenue in 2021, making up 27% of Meta's total revenue.  — Instagram's ad revenue …
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