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May 30, 2024, 2:50 AM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator  —  The U.S. Justice Department and international partners dismantled the 911 S5 proxy botnet and arrested 35-year-old …
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Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects  —  A collection of 2,500 leaked internal documents from Google filled with details about data the company collects is authentic, the company confirmed today.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Atlantic and Vox Media sign multi-year licensing and product deals with OpenAI; The Atlantic plans an experimental Atlantic Labs with OpenAI tech  —  - The Atlantic has been publishing content since 1857. … - Both agreements also allow OpenAI to tap into the respective publishers' current content …
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K  —  Emails, phone numbers, addresses, and even financial details have allegedly been exposed by a notorious hacker group.
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Elizabeth Napolitano / The Block:
Mastercard pilots a P2P network for crypto transactions on Bit2Me, Lirium, and Mercado Bitcoin exchanges in 13 European and Latin American countries  —  - Mastercard is launching a peer-to-peer network for sending and receiving digital assets across borders.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Mistral AI releases 22B-parameter Codestral, its first generative AI model for coding, trained on 80+ programming languages and prohibited for commercial use  —  Mistral, the French AI startup backed by Microsoft and valued at $6 billion, has released its first generative AI model for coding, dubbed Codestral.
Brandon Vigliarolo / The Register:
Colorado governor Jared Polis signs a right-to-repair bill that includes a strong ban on parts pairing and takes effect on January 1, 2026  —  But the repairability war isn't over, says iFixit's Kyle Wiens  —  A right to repair rule just signed into law in Colorado is earning praise …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple is seeking a senior engineer to help build a TV and sports app for Android, a sign the company is bringing its TV+ service to the rival platform  —  - Company is seeking Android engineer to help build new app  — It's rare for Apple to develop software for rival platform
Wesley Yin-Poole / IGN:
A US federal court awards Activision $14.4M in a judgment for its 2022 lawsuit accusing EngineOwning of DMCA violation by selling Call of Duty cheat software  —  Owned.  —  A high-profile video game cheat maker has been ordered to pay Activision over $14 million in damages and hand over its domain name.
Larry Dignan / Constellation Research:
Salesforce reports Q1 revenue up 11% YoY to $9.13B, vs. $9.15B est., and forecasts Q2 revenue below expectations; CRM drops 17%+ after hours  —  Salesforce's second quarter outlook missed expectations, but the company said it is still early innings for generative AI demand.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces the $230 Fitbit Ace LTE, a smartwatch for kids ages 7+, with games, messaging, and features for parents like location sharing  —  The Fitbit Ace LTE is Google's newest Wear OS device and meant to encourage kids (ages 7+) to be healthy through games, while also serving …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
In a risk assessment, the US Treasury says NFTs are “highly susceptible to use in fraud and scams” and NFT platforms lack controls to combat money laundering  —  “Illicit actors can use NFTs to launder proceeds from predicate crimes, often in combination with other methods …
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Researchers: an ex-Florida deputy sheriff who received asylum in Russia has built a network of 160+ fake news sites with the help of ChatGPT and other AI tools  —  In 2016, Russia used an army of trolls to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.  This year, an American given asylum …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Musk and Trump talk many times/month, on topics like a role in a Trump admin, action on “voter fraud”, and X; Musk is organizing friends against Biden  —  Donald Trump and Elon Musk have discussed a possible advisory role for the Tesla leader should the presumptive …
Aisha Counts / Bloomberg:
Meta removed hundreds of Facebook accounts linked to influence campaigns from China, Israel, Iran, and more, some of which used AI to generate disinformation  —  Meta, the parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has seen threat actors rely on AI to produce fake images, videos and text in an effort to influence users on its sites.
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California Governor Gavin Newsom warns against perils of over-regulating AI, sending a signal to the state's lawmakers who are advancing dozens of AI bills  —  The Democratic governor of California is a longtime ally of the tech industry.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gavin Newsom warned …
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Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal:
Policymakers and experts say Hesai and other firms listed as Chinese military entities are rebranding and creating US-domiciled businesses to evade sanctions  —  Firms tagged as military entities use new names and licensing deals to try to keep their businesses going in U.S.

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