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May 29, 2024, 12:05 PM

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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.
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
Kate Irwin / PCMag:
The Internet Archive says it has been under a DDoS attack for the past three days, making access to its services inconsistent, but “the data is not affected”  —  The California-based nonprofit that archives books and webpages online experiences distributed denial-of-service attacks …
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 …
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 …
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, representing ~28K workers, plans its first ever strike after wage negotiations, ongoing since the start of 2024, stalled  —  - The union is largest among several at the Korean company  — Samsung has been playing catchup in memory chips for AI
Belle Lin / Wall Street Journal:
PwC plans to roll out ChatGPT Enterprise to its 75K US staff and 26K UK staff, becoming the largest customer and first reseller of OpenAI's enterprise product  —  The Big Four accounting firm signs a new license and sales deal as the maker of ChatGPT ramps up its enterprise sales efforts
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
PayPal adds its PayPal USD stablecoin, launched on Ethereum in August 2023 and issued by Paxos, to Solana; PYUSD currently has a nearly $400M market cap  —  - The payments company launched PYUSD on Ethereum in August  — PayPal chose Solana for speed and low cost, despite outages
Joanna Nelius / The Verge:
Arm announces its next-generation CPU and GPU designs for flagship smartphones: the Cortex-X925 CPU and Immortalis G925 GPU, likely in smartphones in late 2024  —  On Wednesday, IP core designer Arm announced its next-generation CPU and GPU designs for flagship smartphones: the Cortex-X925 CPU and Immortalis G925 GPU.
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.
Bloomberg:
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
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
Crypto exchange Gemini says Gemini Earn users will get $2.18B in crypto back in kind within the next year, after the lending program folded in November 2022  —  - Those funds will be distributed in kind, meaning Gemini Earn customers who lent one bitcoin will receive one bitcoin back.
Reuters:
Leaked letter: a US group representing Google, Amazon, and Apple asks India to rethink its DMA-like Digital Competition Bill, saying it could raise user costs  —  A U.S. lobby group representing tech giants Google, Amazon and Apple has asked India to rethink its proposed EU-like competition law …
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