May 1, 2024, 11:35 AM

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Mishaal Rahman / Android Authority:
An APK review suggests Rabbit's R1 runs Android, and its entire UI is powered by a single Android app; founder Jesse Lyu says “rabbit r1 is not an Android app”  —  The Rabbit R1 is probably running Android and is certainly powered by an Android app under the hood.  —  •  —  TL;DR
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Meta announces Batman: Arkham Shadow, the next entry in the iconic Batman: Arkham video game series, exclusive to the Meta Quest 3 and launching later in 2024  —  Iron Man VR developer Camouflaj and Oculus Studios are developing the game, which is set to release later this year.
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
A US judge sentences Binance founder Changpeng Zhao to four months in prison; Zhao pled guilty in November 2023  —  Binance founder Changpeng Zhao was sentenced to four months in prison for failing to establish adequately anti-money laundering protections.  Zhao, once the head …
Hayden Field / CNBC:
Anthropic launches a free iOS app and Team, its first enterprise plan, which offers access to its Claude 3 Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku models for $30/user/month  —  Anthropic on Wednesday announced its first-ever enterprise offering and a free iPhone app.  —  The generative artificial intelligence startup …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Screenshots seem to show TikTok circumventing Apple's App Store fees by showing some users a link to a site for buying digital coins, instead of using IAPs  —  TikTok may be routing around the App Store to save money on commissions.  According to new findings, the ByteDance-owned social video app …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
LinkedIn launches three Wordle-style puzzle games: theme-based guessing game Pinpoint, Sudoku and Minesweeper-style crossover Queens, and trivia game Crossclimb  —  How long until “What I learned about B2B sales from playing Crossclimb”?  —  LinkedIn, the professional network known …
Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
Over 50 ex-Google employees, fired in connection with a sit-in protest against Google's business ties to Israel, file an NLRB complaint for unlawful retaliation  —  A software engineer who was fired from Google in connection to internal protests at the company's offices says the company retaliated …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Elliptic, MIT, and IBM release an experimental new AI detection model and its 200M-transaction training dataset to help identify Bitcoin money laundering  —  Blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, MIT, and IBM have released a new AI model—and the 200-million-transaction dataset it's trained on …
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
A look at gpt2-chatbot, a mysterious AI chatbot that became available on LLM benchmarking site LMSYS Org and is believed to have similar capabilities as GPT-4  —  An advanced AI model with unknown origins turned heads this week as online communities unpacked a cryptic tweet from Sam Altman.
Justine Calma / The Verge:
Walmart discontinues its telehealth service Health Virtual Care citing “escalating operating costs”; Walmart acquired telehealth provider MeMD in 2021  —  Walmart isn't making enough money off its new health centers, so it decided to close up shop.
How bills under consideration in various US states to address AI bias contain loopholes that would make companies avoiding accountability easier  —  AI is potentially transformative.  Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on whether we set the right rules.
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
US House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry accuses Gary Gensler of misleading Congress on the SEC's position on whether ether is a security  —  The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says Gensler refused to discuss his view on ETH in testimony even after the SEC was investigating it as a security.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Google Phone app beta rolls out “Audio Emoji”, letting callers select an emoji to play animated sound effects: clapping, laughing, party, crying, poop, sting  —  The Google Phone app is picking up a new trick, with the app now rolling out “Audio Emoji” to some users.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
The US DOJ charges Roger Ver, a well-known figure from the early days of Bitcoin, with filing false tax returns and more to evade paying nearly $50M  —  The Justice Department announced on Tuesday it has charged Roger Ver, a well-known figure from the early days of Bitcoin, with mail fraud and filing false tax returns.
Wes Davis / The Verge:
LastPass separates from GoTo, which announced the spinoff in December 2021, six years after buying LastPass; the service suffered high profile hacks in 2022  —  It's been over a year and a half since LastPass suffered back-to-back high-profile hacks, and the company now says it has separated from its parent company, GoTo.
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Yukio Tajima / Nikkei Asia:
China implements a revised State Secrets Law, requiring Tencent, Weibo, and other internet companies to delete leaked information and comply with investigations  —  Law taking effect Wednesday seen requiring internet companies to help curb leaks  —  BEIJING — China on Wednesday implemented …
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