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June 8, 2024, 3:55 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.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The New York Times confirms its internal source code and data leaked on 4chan after being stolen using an exposed GitHub token in January 2024  —  Internal source code and data belonging to The New York Times was leaked on the 4chan message board after being stolen from the company's GitHub repositories …
Forbes:
AI search engine Perplexity is republishing parts of stories by Forbes and others, with nearly identical words and inadequate attribution, on its Pages feature  —  The startup, hailed as an AI-focused Google challenger, is republishing parts of exclusive stories from multiple publications …
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
A judge, not a jury, will give the verdict in the antitrust trial about Google's ad business, after Google paid $2.3M to cover US government's monetary damages  —  A judge rather than a jury will decide whether Google violated federal antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising.
Marko Zivkovic / AppleInsider:
Sources detail Siri's new capabilities, along with the prompts Apple used to test the software, in apps like Camera, Mail, Safari, Notes, and Photos  —  We have exclusively discovered how much iOS 18 and macOS 15 will upgrade Siri and improve everything you do.  Here's what the new-and-improved Siri will be able to do.
Kat Tenbarge / NBC News:
NY passes legislation to ban social media platforms from using “addictive” recommendation algorithms for users under 18; Gov. Hochul is likely to sign the bill  —  The New York state legislation will ban social media platforms from algorithmically recommending content to children.
Financial Times:
Critics say California's AI safety bill, which requires “kill switches” for AI models, will force AI startups to leave, harm open-source models, and more  —  Tech companies launch fightback against proposed law to introduce ‘kill switch’ on powerful artificial intelligence models
Bloomberg:
Sources: Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange's digital-asset marketplace launched in 2018, explores a sale, after issuing a “going concern” warning earlier in 2024  —  - Range of options includes a breakup, people familiar say  — Crypto firm issued a going concern warning earlier this year
NOTUS:
X remains a popular destination for people highly engaged in politics, with DC insiders reluctantly buying blue checks and candidates paying for cheap ads  —  While former President Donald Trump was actively being convicted by a jury of his peers in New York City last week …

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