April 30, 2024, 10:00 AM

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The EU opens a DSA investigation into Facebook and Instagram over deceptive ad and political content; sources say the move relates to a pro-Kremlin campaign  —  - Probe said to target pro-Putin Doppelganger campaign  — Meta probe is under the EU's tough new Digital Services Act
Marques Brownlee / Marques Brownlee on YouTube:
Rabbit R1 review: $199 is reasonable but emblematic of a trend of selling unfinished products at full price while vowing to fix the issues later to win a “race”  —  AI in a Box.  But a different box.  R1 provided by Rabbit for review.  So this is the rabbit R1 and it's another AI …
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The FCC fines T-Mobile $80M, AT&T $57M, and Verizon $47M for allegedly illegally sharing customers' location data with aggregators “without customer consent”  —  The FCC says it found the carriers “sold access to its customers' location information to 'aggregators …
Maciej Pocwierz:
How an empty, private AWS S3 bucket had ~100M PUT requests in a day, racking up a substantial bill, due to a popular open source tool using the same bucket name  —  Imagine you create an empty, private AWS S3 bucket in a region of your preference.  What will your AWS bill be the next morning?
Sheila Chiang / CNBC:
Samsung reports Q1 revenue up 12.81% YoY to ~$52.3B, vs. ~$51.6B est., operating profit up 932.8% YoY to ~$4.8B, vs. ~$4.3B est., as memory chip prices rebound  —  Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S24 smartphones during a media preview event in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.
Michael Acton / Financial Times:
Analysis: Apple hired at least 36 AI experts from Google since 2018 and has a secretive European laboratory in Zurich to develop new AI models and products  —  iPhone maker also recruits generative AI experts into secretive Zurich lab as it prepares fightback against rivals
Pieter Haeck / Politico:
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says a TikTok ban is “not excluded” and “we know exactly the danger of TikTok” during a 2024 election debate  —  The remark comes amid a streak of bad news for TikTok in Europe.  —  Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hinted …
Timothy B. Lee / Asterisk:
Tech journalism is often characterized by scandals, sensationalism, and shoddy research, and publishers are reluctant to invest in it without a clear ROI  —  A huge proportion of tech journalism is characterized by scandals, sensationalism, and shoddy research.  Can we fix it?
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal plans to raise Peacock Premium with ads by $2 to $7.99/month and Premium Plus by $2 to $13.99/month starting July 18, its second hike in two years  —  NBCUniversal is looking to wring more money out of Peacock subscribers, with the streamer set to raise prices this summer …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Google rejected 2.28M “policy-violating” Android apps and blocked ~333K developer accounts from Google Play in 2023, up from 1.5M apps and 173K accounts in 2022  —  Google blocked 2.28 million Android apps from being published on Google Play after finding various policy violations that could threaten user's security.
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
In its first TikTok Shop Safety Report, TikTok reports 500K+ sellers in the US and 15M+ sellers worldwide in December 2023, adding 6M+ in H2 2023  —  - Company releases first safety report on its shopping platform  — Merchants and approved users can link products for sale

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