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June 7, 2024, 7:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will make Recall an opt-in feature, encrypt its search index database, and require Windows Hello authentication and proof of presence to view timeline  —  Microsoft says it's making its new Recall feature in Windows 11 that screenshots everything you do on your PC an opt-in feature and addressing various security concerns.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect at WWDC 2024: plans to integrate AI into its apps with a new opt-in service called Apple Intelligence, iOS 18, macOS 15, visionOS 2, and more  —  The company will introduce ‘Apple Intelligence,’ its long-awaited push into modern AI for the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Adobe clarifies its terms, saying it does not train Firefly Gen AI models on customer content and will never assume ownership of a customer's work  —  A change to Adobe terms set the internet alight yesterday, after a number of pro users of the company's apps reacted with anger and confusion to the scary-looking wording.
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A website for cybercriminals lists 500+ allegedly stolen Snowflake customer credentials, including for environments belonging to Santander and Ticketmaster  —  Cloud data analysis company Snowflake is at the center of a recent spate of alleged data thefts, as its corporate customers scramble …
David Gilbert / Wired:
Google Gemini and Microsoft's Copilot won't return results on any elections globally or historical US elections, and refuse to confirm that Biden won in 2020  —  With just six months to go before the US presidential election, Gemini and Copilot chatbots are incapable of saying that Joe Biden won in 2020 …
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
How ex-FTC commissioner Joshua Wright became the tech industry's fixer, while allegedly juggling inappropriate relationships and skirting conflicts of interests  —  Joshua Wright cleared a path to domination for the world's biggest tech companies, keeping regulators at bay …
Rebecca Kern / Politico:
WhatsApp Channels, which has 500M+ MAUs, relies on community guidelines to tackle election interference, instead of specific rules like on Facebook or Threads  —  The platform transforms WhatsApp from a private messaging and group chat service into a broadcast platform as well, with users able to follow posts from public accounts.
Adam Morgan / Esquire:
Over a dozen video game professionals discuss the Summer Game Fest, amid concerns about the event's high entry fees, opaqueness, celebritization, and more  —  Suddenly, Geoff Keighley's June showcase is one of the industry's most important events.  Whether or not it's a positive force …

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