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June 3, 2024, 4:40 PM

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Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
An internal Google database tracking thousands of privacy and security issues from 2013 to 2018 details a myriad of data management mistakes the company made  —  Google has accidentally collected childrens' voice data, leaked the trips and home addresses of car pool users …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Sony unveils a $60 PC adapter for the PlayStation VR2, adding PC support to the PS5-exclusive headset, launching on August 7 with support for all Steam VR games  —  The PlayStation VR2's PC adapter is now official.  Just a few days after a certification revealed that Sony was working on the adapter …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram confirms it is testing an unskippable ad format with a countdown timer that briefly prevents feed scrolling  —  Instagram confirmed it's testing unskippable ads after screenshots of the feature began circulating across social media.  These new ad breaks will display a countdown timer …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
X changes its adult content policies, formally letting users post consensual NSFW and AI content “provided it's properly labeled and not prominently displayed”  —  The internet has been home to all kinds of content for a long time, so it was no surprise to anyone when people started tweeting porn at each other.
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD unveils four new Zen 5 architecture-based Ryzen 9000-series desktop CPUs, set to launch in July 2024, claiming 16% more instructions per cycle over Zen 4  —  During AMD's Computex 2024 kick-off keynote, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, officially unveiled and announced the company's next generation of Ryzen processors.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Spotify plans to raise US prices: Premium from $10.99 to $11.99 per month, Duo from $14.99 to $16.99, and Family from $16.99 to $19.99, after a July 2023 hike  —  A year after Spotify first increased the price of Spotify Premium in the US, it's happening again.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Zoom CEO Eric Yuan on AI features, the AI pitch, video calls, layoffs, LLMs, solving hallucinations, Zoom 6.0, Microsoft Teams, digital twins, and more  —  Zoom founder Eric Yuan has big ambitions in enterprise software, including letting your AI-powered ‘digital twins’ attend meetings for you.
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
Coinbase says it has donated another $25M to the pro-crypto Fairshake SuperPAC; Fairshake has raised ~$161M for 2024's US election from a16z, Ripple, and others  —  Coinbase followed Ripple and a16z in each giving a new $25 million to their political action committee, Fairshake …
TechCrunch:
Sources: LoanSnap, an AI mortgage startup that raised ~$100M, has been sued by at least seven creditors, including Wells Fargo, and state and federal agencies  —  The company's backers include Reid Hoffman, Richard Branson and the Chainsmokers  —  AI mortgage startup LoanSnap is facing …
Reuters:
Microsoft plans to invest ~$3.2B to expand its cloud and AI infrastructure in Sweden over two years and to train 250K Swedes with AI skills over three years  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) will invest 33.7 billion Swedish crowns ($3.21 billion) to expand its cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure …

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