May 7, 2024, 7:10 AM

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Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa says the company plans to announce its Switch successor in the coming year; the Switch has sold 141M+ units since 2017  —  - Company missed profit estimates for the March quarter  — Outlook falls shy of expectations as flagship console ages
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has been working on its own chip designed to run AI software in data center servers; the project is internally codenamed Project ACDC  —  The company is leaning on its long history of chip development in the effort, code-named Project ACDC  —  Apple has been working …
Sky News:
Sources: China has hacked a payroll system used by the UK's Ministry of Defence, targeting service personnel; names and bank details have been exposed  —  MPs will be told on Tuesday of a massive data breach involving the Ministry of Defence, targeting service personnel.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail an attack against many VPN apps that force them to send some or all traffic outside of the VPN encrypted tunnel; Android mitigates the flaw  —  TunnelVision vulnerability has existed since 2002 and may already be known to attackers.  —  Researchers have devised an attack …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
US and Chinese diplomats plan to meet later in May to find common ground on AI usage and situations where AI should be banned, like controlling nuclear arsenals  —  The new U.S. approach to cyberthreats comes as early optimism about a “global internet” connecting the world has been shattered.
Kyle Alspach / CRN:
Google Cloud unveils Google Threat Intelligence, which uses Gemini and combines insights from Mandiant, VirusTotal, and Google to provide faster protection  —  Launched at RSAC 2024, the new Google Threat Intelligence offering provides faster protection against threats by combining insights from Mandiant …
New York Times:
Sources and messages: Binance compliance officer Tigran Gambaryan told executives and Nigerian contacts of a $150M crypto bribe request, prior to his arrest  —  A compliance officer for the cryptocurrency exchange told senior executives and Nigerian contacts that the company had been asked to pay $150 million in crypto.
Rick Claypool / Public Citizen:
OpenSecrets: crypto sector-backed super PACs have raised $102M+ so far, the third-most of 2024 election PACs, including $54M from companies like Coinbase  —  Key Findings  — Super PACs backed by the cryptocurrency sector have raised more than $102 million, the third-most of all super PACs engaged …
Aaron Holmes / The Information:
Sources: Microsoft is training MAI-1, a new, in-house AI model with ~500B parameters, large enough to compete with top models from Google, Anthropic, and OpenAI  —  For the first time since it invested more than $10 billion into OpenAI in exchange for the rights to reuse the startup's AI models …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
UK-based Wayve, which is developing a self-learning system for autonomous driving, raised a $1.05B Series C led by SoftBank, the UK's largest AI fundraise ever  —  Wayve, a U.K.-born startup developing a self-learning rather than rule-based system for autonomous driving …
Ben Dickson / VentureBeat:
A study by Meta researchers suggests that training LLMs to predict multiple tokens at once, instead of just the next token, results in better and faster models  —  In a recent study, researchers at Meta, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Université Paris-Saclay suggest improving the accuracy …
Associated Press:
A look at Campaign Nucleus, an AI company from ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who says its AI can generate emails, gauge voter sentiment, and more  —  Donald Trump's former campaign manager looked squarely into the camera and promised his viewers they were about to witness a bold new era in politics.
Eva Dou / Washington Post:
MITRE, a federally funded, not-for-profit US research organization, plans to build a $20M supercomputer with Nvidia to build AI tools for the federal government  —  The $20 million AI ‘sandbox’ will allow federal agencies from the Pentagon to the IRS to test cutting-edge technologies.

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