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April 12, 2024, 8:55 PM

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Jaffer Zaidi / The Keyword:
Google tests removing links to CA news sites to measure the impact of the California Journalism Preservation Act and pauses investments in the CA news ecosystem  —  A pending bill in the California state legislature, the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA), would create a “link tax” …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI gives premium ChatGPT users access to an updated GPT-4 Turbo, promising “more direct, less verbose” responses that “use more conversational language”  —  ChatGPT, OpenAI's viral AI-powered chatbot, just got a big upgrade.  —  OpenAI announced today …
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Palo Alto Networks alerts customers that hackers are exploiting a zero-day in its popular GlobalProtect VPN product and promises a patch by April 14  —  Cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks is alerting customers that a zero-day vulnerability in its firewall tool is being exploited by hackers.
Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
A US judge sentences ex-Amazon security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed to three years in prison for stealing $12.3M+ from Nirvana and another crypto exchange in 2022  —  - Shakeeb Ahmed was sentenced Friday for hacking smart contracts  — Ahmed admitted to stealing $12 million from two platforms
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Roku says hackers accessed ~576K accounts using credential stuffing, and made purchases in ~400 cases, after a similar breach affecting ~15K accounts in March  —  The new security incident was discovered a month after the company learned that 15,000 accounts were impacted in a similar breach.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft starts testing ads inside the Start menu on Windows 11 in the Insider builds in the US, and says the app promotions can be disabled in Settings  —  Microsoft says it's starting to test ads inside the Start menu on Windows 11.  The software maker will use the Recommended section of the Start menu …
Reuters:
A UK judge throws out Apple's motion to dismiss a ~$979M lawsuit representing 1,500+ UK-based developers alleging that the App Store's 30% commission is unfair  —  Apple (AAPL.O) on Friday lost a bid to throw out a mass lawsuit valued at just under $1 billion, brought in London on behalf …
Mike Scarcella / Reuters:
Epic asks a US court to require Google to allow alt app stores in Play Store and limit Google's ability to restrict alt app store preloading on Android phones  —  “Fortnite” video game maker Epic Games has urged a federal judge in California to force Google (GOOGL.O) to open up its Play Store …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Last week, LinkedIn began letting advertisers pay to amplify posts from some users through Thought Leader ads, as it enters the market of influencer marketing  —  Influencer marketing has become big business on TikTok and Instagram, where popular creators can make good money by helping brands promote their stuff.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Meta is testing an AI-powered search bar in Instagram to let users chat with Meta AI and discover content  —  Meta is pushing ahead with its efforts to make its generative AI-powered products available to more users.  Apart from testing Meta AI chatbot with users in countries like India on WhatsApp …
Liza Lin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: earlier in 2024, China told its largest telecom carriers to phase out foreign chips from their networking equipment by 2027, in a blow to Intel and AMD  —  Beijing's move is the latest installment in a U.S.-China technology war that is splintering the global chip industry
Bloomberg:
Adobe used images created by tools like Midjourney and uploaded to its stock marketplace by users, to train Firefly; Adobe says ~5% of images were AI-generated  —  Company promotes its tool as safe from content scraped from the internet.  —  When Adobe Inc. released its Firefly image-generating software …
Marina Temkin / TechCrunch:
Source: Akamai is in advanced talks to buy Noname Security, which finds and fixes API vulnerabilities, for $500M; the startup was valued at $1B in December 2021  —  Noname Security, a cybersecurity startup that protects APIs, is in advanced talks with Akamai Technologies to sell itself for $500 million …

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