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April 21, 2024, 10:50 PM

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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok  —  The House once again passed a bill that could ban TikTok from the US unless its Chinese parent company ByteDance divests it …
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New York Times:
How TikTok has influenced US culture and shaped Hollywood, privacy, fashion, shopping, news, music, trends, cooking, mental health, national security, and more  —  Has there ever been an app more American seeming than TikTok, with its messy democratic creativity, exhibitionism, utter lack of limits and vast variety of hustlers?
Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023  —  Tesla has once again lowered the price of its Full Self-Driving software by $4,000, now costing $8,000, down from a previous price of $12,000 in the US.
Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026  —  The Senate has passed a bill reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial program that allows warrantless spying …
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
A look at Block-funded Gridless, which operates bitcoin mines in Kenya, Malawi, and Zambia, powered through solar power and wasted energy from a geothermal site  —  WATCH NOW  —  Jack Dorsey backed start-up taps into geothermal, hydro and solar power to run bitcoin mines across Africa
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
A look at Home Assistant, an open-source smart home platform with an estimated 1M users, as its creators announce a foundation to help it reach the mainstream  —  How Home Assistant plans to transition from an enthusiast platform to a mainstream consumer product.
Washington Post:
Analysis: the 25 most-cited US news organizations lost 75% of their Facebook engagement and 58% of their Instagram interactions between Q1 2022 and Q1 2024  —  Waves of layoffs and policy shifts are forcing campaigns to change tactics, potentially transforming the 2024 election
OatmealDome:
Open-source GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin is not coming to App Store as Apple doesn't allow JIT recompilers on iOS, possibly due to security considerations  —  Two weeks ago, Apple modified their App Store guidelines to allow retro game emulators in the App Store.
Riho Nagao / Nikkei Asia:
Nvidia will provide the software for Japan's ABCI-Q, a hybrid supercomputer that offers quantum computing capability for drug research and other uses  —  U.S. chip designer to provide software for nation's quantum computing initiative  —  TOKYO — Japan's government-backed technology institute …
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Financial Times:
Sources: seeking an edge over China in AI deals, the Biden administration is brokering talks between US companies and the UAE, including Microsoft's G42 deal  —  Biden administration brokers talks between Microsoft, OpenAI Google and the UAE, as Washington seeks edge over China

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