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May 29, 2024, 6:25 AM

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Rand Fishkin / SparkToro:
A leak purports to show thousands of pages of internal API documentation for Google Search, some of which appear 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
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Emilia David / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Copilot for Telegram in beta; the bot is limited to text-based requests and cannot generate images for now  —  Microsoft has added an official Copilot bot within the messaging app Telegram, which lets users search, ask questions, and converse with the AI chatbot.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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” …
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
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
A US judge sentences former FTX executive Ryan Salame to 7.5 years after he pled guilty to criminal charges over political contributions and more in 2023  —  - Former FTX executive Ryan Salame was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal charges last year.
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
In a spat on X, Meta's Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun calls out Elon Musk for saying xAI will pursue “truth” as Musk spreads “crazy-ass conspiracy theories” on X  —  Yann LeCun and Elon Musk got into it on X this weekend, exposing key disagreements on AI risks dividing the tech world.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead Jan Leike to head up a new Superalignment team; a source says Leike will report to Chief Science Officer Jared Kaplan  —  Jan Leike, a leading AI researcher who earlier this month resigned from OpenAI before publicly criticizing the company's approach to AI safety …
Bloomberg:
Brazilian digital bank Nubank hits a $58.2B market cap, surpassing Itau, previously the most valuable financial institution in Latin America, at ~$56B  —  - Digital lender worth $58.2 billion as earnings fuel rally  — Nubank is one of ‘most attractive’ EM stocks, Vontobel says
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