May 29, 2024, 10:40 AM

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Rand Fishkin / SparkToro:
A leak purports to show thousands of pages of internal Google Search API documentation, including many claims that seem to contradict Google's public statements  —  On Sunday, May 5th, I received an email from a person claiming to have access to a massive leak of API documentation from inside Google's Search division.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
How researchers recovered access to ~$2M worth of bitcoin stored in a software wallet, using a flaw in a decade-old version of the RoboForm password manager  —  Thanks to a flaw in a decade-old version of the RoboForm password manager and a bit of luck, researchers were able to unearth …
Shirin Ghaffary / Bloomberg:
In a podcast, ex-OpenAI board member Helen Toner says the board learned of ChatGPT's launch on Twitter, criticizes Sam Altman's leadership on safety, and more  —  - Helen Toner spoke about Sam Altman's firing in a new podcast  — Toner has called for more regulation around AI safety
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US Treasury sanctions three Chinese nationals and three Thailand-based companies linked to a botnet controlling residential proxy service “911 S5”  —  The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned a cybercrime network comprising three Chinese nationals and three Thailand-based companies linked …
Emilia David / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Copilot for Telegram in beta on mobile and desktop; the chatbot lets users search, ask questions, and converse, but cannot generate images  —  Microsoft has added an official Copilot bot within the messaging app Telegram, which lets users search, ask questions, and converse with the AI chatbot.
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
The National Samsung Electronics Union plans its first ever strike after wage negotiations, which have been ongoing since the start of 2024, broke down  —  - The union is largest among several at the Korean company  — Samsung has been playing catchup in memory chips for AI
Kate Irwin / PCMag:
The Internet Archive says it has been under an intermittent DDoS attack for the past three days, making access inconsistent, but “the data is not affected”  —  The California-based nonprofit that archives books and webpages online experiences distributed denial-of-service attacks …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out Playables, a collection of over 75 free games available on mobile and desktop, to all users  —  YouTube's “app store” for games is rolling out more broadly.  The company announced on Tuesday that its collection of lightweight, free games dubbed “Playables” …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Solutions by Text, which offers conversational messaging tools for businesses to let users pay bills and more via text, raised $110M, after raising $35M in 2021  —  Solutions by Text, a company that gives people a way to pay their bills and apply for loans via text messaging, has secured $110 million in new growth funding.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin Trust becomes the largest bitcoin fund, holding $19.68B to surpass Grayscale's $19.65B and Fidelity's $11.1B since its 2024 launch  —  - Asset manager's product dethroned the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust  — Recently launched US ETFs have made Bitcoin more accessible
Sheila Chiang / CNBC:
Analysis: Temu and Pinduoduo parent PDD, whose shares are up 109% in the past year, has a ~$208B market cap, compared with Alibaba's $196B and's $48B  —  PDD's value-for-money positioning and growth of its Temu marketplace has helped the tech giant lead China's e-commerce arena …
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