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May 24, 2024, 9:15 PM

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Peter Kafka / Business Insider:
Google says the vast majority of AI Overviews provide high-quality information and many of the viral examples have been uncommon queries or have been doctored  —  An curved arrow pointing right.  — In February, when this happened before, Google shelved the faulty AI product behind the results.
Kylie Robison / The Verge:
Google says it is “taking swift action” to remove AI Overviews on certain queries “where appropriate under our content policies”  —  Social media is abuzz with examples of Google's new AI Overview product saying weird stuff, from telling users to put glue on their pizza to suggesting they eat rocks.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says that users' deleted photos that resurfaced after installing iOS 17.5 weren't synced to iCloud Photos and could have persisted after restoring backups  —  Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 17.5.1 to address a rare problem where deleted photos would reappear on a user's device after installing iOS 17.5.
Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft's Bing, Copilot, and Copilot in Windows services are back online worldwide after an outage that began around 3 AM ET on May 23 and lasted 24+ hours  —  After over a 24-hour outage, Microsoft's Bing, Copilot, and Copilot in Windows services are back online worldwide, with no information released as to what caused the problem.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google invests nearly $350M in Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce startup Flipkart, as part of a nearly $1B round led by Walmart, which invested $600M in late 2023  —  Google is investing nearly $350 million in Flipkart, becoming the latest high-profile name to back the Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce startup.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
A look at the privacy and security concerns surrounding Microsoft's Recall, which will record everything users do in Windows for up to three months by default  —  Microsoft's announcement of the new AI-powered Windows 11 Recall feature has sparked a lot of concern, with many thinking …
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
An overview of existing deals between news publishers and AI companies and the questions they raise regarding long-term costs, the selection process, and more  —  In the past few weeks, News Corp, the Financial Times and Dotdash Meredith became the latest news organizations to strike licensing deals …
Michael Kan / PCMag:
Instant messaging client ICQ will stop working from June 26, recommends users migrate to messaging platforms from parent company VK; ICQ had 100M users in 2001  —  ICQ will stop working on June 26.  It's encouraging users to migrate to a messaging app from Russia-based VK, its parent company.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Atari buys the Intellivision brand and the rights to 200+ Intellivision Entertainment games, and says the deal “ends the longest running console war in history”  —  For fans of old-school games, it's kind of like Coke acquiring Pepsi: Atari, which produced one of the first hit home game consoles …

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