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June 21, 2024, 6:40 AM

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Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
The restrictions on Kaspersky will stop new sales of its antivirus software in the US from July 20 and bar software updates to US customers after September 29  —  The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to bar the sale of antivirus software made by Russia's Kaspersky Lab in the United States …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
The Commerce Department bans Kaspersky antivirus sales in the US, says Kaspersky threatens national security and users' privacy because it is based in Russia  —  The U.S. government announced on Thursday that it is banning the sale of Kaspersky antivirus in the country …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Anthropic launches Claude 3.5 Sonnet, which beats its flagship model Claude 3 Opus and outperforms GPT-4o in some tests, available for free on the web and iOS  —  OpenAI rival Anthropic is releasing a powerful new generative AI model called Claude 3.5 Sonnet.  But it's more an incremental step than a monumental leap forward.
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Claude 3.5 Sonnet appears to be a tremendous leap for Anthropic and LLMs generally, and shows that AI model makers' performance gains are not slowing down  —  A new large language model (LLM) has apparently taken the performance crown from OpenAI's GPT-4o about a month after its release …
David Pierce / The Verge:
David Shepardson / Reuters:
In a filing, ByteDance urged a US court to strike down a law that could ban TikTok in the US, recounting lengthy talks that it says the US ended in August 2022  —  TikTok and Chinese parent ByteDance on Thursday urged a U.S. court to strike down a law they say will ban the popular short video app …
Bloomberg:
Sources: US DOJ won't pursue FTC's claim that TikTok misled US consumers on data security in a forthcoming suit accusing TikTok of children's privacy violations  —  - Justice Department will sue over children's privacy violations  — FTC and Justice Department are at odds over TikTok allegations
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
SpaceX unveils Starlink Mini, a compact version of its satellite internet antenna “that can easily fit in a backpack”, offering a “limited number” for $599 each  —  SpaceX is rolling out a compact version of its Starlink antennas, which the company is advertising …
Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
NY's governor signs two bills to protect minors, banning “addictive feeds”, limiting data collection, barring social media notifications from 12am to 6am, more  —  New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) signed two bills into law on Thursday that aim to protect kids and teens from social media harms …

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