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June 4, 2024, 12:20 AM

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Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
A leaked internal Google database tracking thousands of privacy and security issues from 2013 to 2018 details a myriad of data management mistakes Google made  —  Google has accidentally collected childrens' voice data, leaked the trips and home addresses of car pool users …
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 …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Intel unveils Lunar Lake, with a new SoC design, up to 14% faster CPU and 50% more graphics performance than Meteor Lake, and 40+ TOPS of AI performance  —  Last year, Intel boasted that its Meteor Lake processors, dubbed Core Ultra, represented the company's biggest architectural shift in 40 years.
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 …
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 …
Ashley Stewart / Business Insider:
Sources: Microsoft is laying off hundreds of employees in Azure; one source estimated the Azure for Operators team cuts involved as many as 1,500 staffers  —  - Microsoft is cutting hundreds of jobs from the Azure business, sources say.  — The layoffs impact Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering teams.
Les Pounder / Tom's Hardware:
Qualcomm claims Snapdragon chips will come to “all PC form factors” including desktops, and Snapdragon X Elite has 2.6x the performance per watt vs. Apple's M3  —  The PC Reborn  —  Qualcomm CEO Christiano Amon has taken the stage at Computex Taipei and detailed the company's AI advances …
Victoria Song / The Verge:
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.
Emilia David / The Verge:
Amazon details Project PI, which is active in several warehouses and uses computer vision to detect if products are damaged or don't meet buyers' criteria  —  Amazon's Project PI, or “Private Investigator,” setup combines generative AI and computer vision to “see” damage on products or determine …
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