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April 11, 2024, 9:05 AM

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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Apple sends threat notifications to individuals in 92 countries, warning them that their iPhone may have been targeted by “mercenary spyware attacks”  —  Apple sent threat notifications to iPhone users in 92 countries on Wednesday, warning them that may have been targeted by mercenary spyware attacks.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Humane AI Pin review: well-made, photos look good, and easier to access than a phone, but doesn't work half the time, really slow, and missing basic features  —  For $699 and $24 a month, this wearable computer promises to free you from your smartphone.  There's only one problem: it just doesn't work.
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Instagram plans to automatically detect and blur nude images sent to teens via DMs, showing a pop-up to sender and recipient, rolling out in the coming months  —  Obscured photos and warnings will discourage users from exchanging nude photos with potential strangers
Shubham Sharma / VentureBeat:
Mistral AI launches Mixtral 8x22B, its latest sparse mixture-of-experts model, after releasing Mixtral 8x7B in December 2023  —  As Google unleashed a barrage of artificial intelligence announcements at its Cloud Next conference, Mistral AI decided to jump into action with the launch …
Matt Burgess / Wired:
DuckDuckGo launches Privacy Pro, a new $9.99 per month service with a VPN, personal information removal, and identity theft restoration, available in the US  —  Privacy-focused company DuckDuckGo is launching a tool to remove data from people-search websites, a VPN, and an identity theft restoration service.
Bloomberg:
The Biden administration announces a $110M US-Japan joint AI research initiative funded by Nvidia, Arm, Amazon, Microsoft, and a group of Japanese companies  —  - Leaders look to cooperate on developing emerging technology  — Kishida touts benefits of Japan's investments in the US
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
The US SEC sends decentralized crypto exchange Uniswap a Wells notice warning that the agency intends to bring an enforcement action against the company  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission warned Uniswap on Wednesday that it intends to bring an enforcement action against the company …
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Rep. Adam Schiff introduced a bill that would require companies training generative AI models to disclose all of the copyrighted work they used to do so  —  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) unveiled legislation on Tuesday that would require companies using copyrighted material to train …
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify is developing tools to let subscribers speed up, mash up, or edit songs, a type of playback feature; rights holders would be paid for the songs  —  Streamer is developing tools that would make it easier for fans to create custom versions of their favorite music
Emilia David / The Verge:
Meta announces its next-generation Meta Training and Inference Accelerator chips for AI training, and says MTIA v1 and the new chips are both now in production  —  Meta promises the next generation of its custom AI chips will be more powerful and able to train its ranking models much faster.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to make Magic Editor and other AI editing tools, previously limited to Pixel phones and paid users, available to all Google Photos users for free  —  Google Photos is getting an AI upgrade.  On Wednesday, the tech giant announced that a handful of enhanced editing features previously limited …
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