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April 20, 2024, 4:20 PM

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Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
The US Senate reauthorizes FISA's Section 702; some communication service providers had threatened to stop cooperating with the US government in case of a lapse  —  The Senate has passed a bill reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) …
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 …
oatmealdome.me:
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.
David Cassel / The New Stack:
An interview with Linus Torvalds at the Open Source Summit North America on the XZ Utils exploit, open source development, RISC-V, AI, and more  —  SEATTLE-Linux creator Linus Torvalds sat down Wednesday for a “keynote interview” at the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit North America in Seattle.
Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Google scraps a 2019 policy requiring US suppliers and staffing firms to pay their employees $15 an hour and provide health insurance and other benefits  —  Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) on Friday said it will roll back requirements that U.S. suppliers and staffing firms pay their employees …
Bloomberg:
Filing: a group of FTX investors and customers agree to drop their claims against SBF if he cooperates in cases against celebrities and others who pushed FTX  —  - Pact would release crypto exchange co-founder from claims  — In return he would help them pursue celebrities who pushed FTX
Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview  —  Impressive lip-syncing  —  A new AI research paper from Microsoft promises a future where you can upload a photo …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines  —  Apple's (AAPL.O) offer to open its tap-and-go mobile payments system to rivals is set to be approved by EU antitrust regulators as soon …

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