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June 8, 2024, 9:50 AM

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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.
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 …
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
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.
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
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Q&A with Arm CEO Rene Haas about Microsoft's big push with Arm-based PCs, AI wearables, Arm's adoption in the cloud, competition from RISC-V and Intel, and more  —  Chip designer's chief executive talks about diversification and how AI is changing the devices we use
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect at WWDC 2024: plans to integrate AI into Apple's 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.
David Gilbert / Wired:
Google's 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 …

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