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April 13, 2024, 6:55 AM

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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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Nikkei Asia:
Huawei unveils the new MateBook X Pro, its first AI PC, running on HarmonyOS and powered by Intel Core Ultra 9, available in China from April 18 for up to ~$2K  —  MateBook X Pro features HarmonyOS and Pangu LLM, both developed in-house  —  TAIPEI — China's Huawei Technologies …

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