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June 14, 2024, 12:05 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft delays Recall to test it with the Windows Insider Program and won't ship it with Copilot+ PCs next week, after saying it would make the feature opt-in  —  Microsoft is planning to launch its new Copilot Plus PCs next week without its controversial Recall feature that screenshots everything you do on these new laptops.
Nathan Lambert / Interconnects:
A look at Apple's technical approach to AI, including core model performance, alignment strategies, and adapter and on-device strategy  —  Apple Intelligence makes a lot of sense when you get out of the AI bubble.  Plus, the cool technical details Apple shared about their language models “thinking different.”
Umar Shakir / The Verge:
Apple says it doesn't train its models on users' private data or user interactions, and instead relies on licensed materials and publicly available online data  —  At WWDC on Monday, Apple revealed Apple Intelligence, a suite of features bringing generative AI tools like rewriting an email draft …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Brad Smith tells a US House committee that Microsoft “accepts responsibility” for the issues the CSRB found, its business in China serves US interests, and more  —  Microsoft President Brad Smith faced the the House Homeland Security Committee amid sharp criticism the company's practices put government clients at risk.
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Luma debuts Dream Machine, an AI model that generates high-quality videos from text and images, and plans to release APIs and plugins for popular creative tools  —  Luma AI, a San Francisco artificial intelligence startup, today announced the release of Dream Machine, a powerful new AI system capable …
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Filing: Clearview AI proposes settling a class action lawsuit by collectively giving a 23% stake, worth ~$52M, to Americans whose faces are in its database  —  The facial recognition start-up doesn't have the funds to settle a class-action lawsuit, so lawyers are proposing equity for those whose faces were scraped from the internet.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
US hospital operator Ascension says a May ransomware attack was caused by an employee downloading a malicious file, and has no proof data was taken from its EHR  —  Ascension, one of the largest U.S. healthcare systems, revealed that a May 2024 ransomware attack was caused by an employee …
Ina Fried / Axios:
OpenAI adds retired US Army General Paul Nakasone, who led the NSA and US Cyber Command, to its board of directors and its Safety and Security Committee  —  - Nakasone, who led the military's Cyber Command in addition to his time atop the NSA, brings cybersecurity and national security expertise to the board.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Paradigm says it raised $850M for its third fund, which will focus on early-stage crypto projects; Paradigm launched a $2.5B crypto fund in November 2021  —  - Venture capital firm raised a $2.5 billion fund in 2021  — The new fund will invest in early-stage crypto projects
Financial Times:
Sources: the EU has determined that Apple's anti-steering rules for developers do not comply with the DMA, and plans charges against Apple in the coming weeks  —  Brussels to announce iPhone maker is failing to adhere to new rules designed to open up its app store to competition

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