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May 29, 2024, 9:50 PM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator  —  The U.S. Justice Department and international partners dismantled the 911 S5 proxy botnet and arrested 35-year-old …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K  —  Emails, phone numbers, addresses, and even financial details have allegedly been exposed by a notorious hacker group.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Atlantic and Vox Media sign multi-year licensing and product deals with OpenAI; The Atlantic plans an experimental Atlantic Labs with OpenAI tech  —  - The Atlantic has been publishing content since 1857. … - Both agreements also allow OpenAI to tap into the respective publishers' current content …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple is seeking a senior engineer to help build a TV and sports app for Android, a sign the company is bringing its TV+ service to the rival platform  —  - Company is seeking Android engineer to help build new app  — It's rare for Apple to develop software for rival platform
Brandon Vigliarolo / The Register:
Colorado governor Jared Polis signs a right-to-repair bill that includes a strong ban on parts pairing and takes effect on January 1, 2026  —  But the repairability war isn't over, says iFixit's Kyle Wiens  —  A right to repair rule just signed into law in Colorado is earning praise …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces the $230 Fitbit Ace LTE, a smartwatch for kids ages 7+, with games, messaging, and features for parents like location sharing  —  The Fitbit Ace LTE is Google's newest Wear OS device and meant to encourage kids (ages 7+) to be healthy through games, while also serving …
Wesley Yin-Poole / IGN:
A US federal court awards Activision $14.4M in a judgment for its 2022 lawsuit accusing EngineOwning of DMCA violation by selling Call of Duty cheat software  —  Owned.  —  A high-profile video game cheat maker has been ordered to pay Activision over $14 million in damages and hand over its domain name.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Mistral AI releases 22B-parameter Codestral, its first generative AI model for coding, trained on 80+ programming languages and prohibited for commercial use  —  Mistral, the French AI startup backed by Microsoft and valued at $6 billion, has released its first generative AI model for coding, dubbed Codestral.
Larry Dignan / Constellation Research:
Salesforce reports Q1 revenue up 11% YoY to $9.13B, vs. $9.15B est., and forecasts Q2 revenue below expectations; CRM drops 17%+ after hours  —  Salesforce's second quarter outlook missed expectations, but the company said it is still early innings for generative AI demand.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Musk and Trump talk many times/month, on topics like a role in a Trump admin, action on “voter fraud”, and X; Musk is organizing friends against Biden  —  Donald Trump and Elon Musk have discussed a possible advisory role for the Tesla leader should the presumptive …
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Sources: to preserve privacy, Apple plans to process data from AI apps in a virtual black box in data centers, making the data impossible for staff to access  —  When Apple executives appear at its annual developer conference in mid-June, they are expected to unveil details of how it will integrate AI …
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.
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.
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
PayPal adds its PayPal USD stablecoin, launched on Ethereum in August 2023 and issued by Paxos, to the Solana blockchain; PYUSD 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
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
In a risk assessment, the US Treasury says NFTs are “highly susceptible to use in fraud and scams” and NFT platforms lack controls to combat money laundering  —  “Illicit actors can use NFTs to launder proceeds from predicate crimes, often in combination with other methods …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
AI training data provider Scale AI releases SEAL Leaderboards, which uses private datasets to rank LLMs in domains like coding, instruction following, and math  —  Artificial intelligence training data provider Scale AI Inc., which serves the likes of OpenAI and Nvidia Corp. …
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Researchers: an ex-Florida deputy sheriff who received asylum in Russia has built a network of 160+ fake news sites with the help of ChatGPT and other AI tools  —  In 2016, Russia used an army of trolls to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.  This year, an American given asylum …
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Verizon and satellite provider AST SpaceMobile partner to provide space-based broadband service direct to phones; Verizon committed $100M as part of the deal  —  Satellite-to-phones service provider AST SpaceMobile stock surged after announcing a partnership with Verizon on Wednesday …

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