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Elon Musk Sues OpenAI and Sam Altman for Violating the Company’s Principles

OpenAI, the influential artificial intelligence company that ousted and then reinstated its high-profile chief executive three months ago, faces a new drama: a lawsuit from Elon Musk, one of the richest men in the world and a co-founder of the A.I. lab. Mr. Musk sued OpenAI and its chief executive, Sam Altman, accusing them of breaching a contract by putting …

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Samsung has started rolling out the Galaxy S24’s March security patch

Robert Triggs / Android Authority TL;DR The Galaxy S24 series is getting its March 2024 security update. The update includes security and stability improvements. Owners in Europe appear to be getting the update first. When it comes to the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung has been on top of its game in terms of updates. Just two weeks ago, the company …

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Google confirms it is blocking rooted Android phones from using RCS, citing the need to abide by the RCS standard's "operating measures" to stop spam and abuse (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google confirms it is blocking rooted Android phones from using RCS, citing the need to abide by the RCS standard’s “operating measures” to stop spam and abuse  —  In recent weeks, Android users with rooted or bootloader unlocked phones have found that RCS in Google Messages does not work.

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Spain’s Tragic Tower Block Fire Exposes the World’s Failing Fire Regulations

On February 22, a fire swept through a 14-story apartment block in the Campanar neighborhood of Valencia, Spain. Ten people died in the blaze. Smartphone footage showed an awning on a seventh-floor balcony catching fire at around 5:30pm CET, before the flames rushed upwards. Within 15 minutes, the entire building was engulfed, aided by 40 mph winds. The inferno quickly …

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Telstra Among APAC Telcos Seeking Innovation, Resilience and Growth in 2024

Telecommunications companies in the Asia-Pacific region have entered 2024 facing cost pressures amid limited returns from their 5G investments to date. S&P Global Ratings forecasts that, while 5G adoption in many APAC markets remains too low to boost revenues, price rises such as labour and electricity are squeezing margins. Cost pressures a prime driver for AI and product innovation Jayanth …

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Trump Media co-founders Andy Litinsky, Wes Moss sue to keep stake in company

The co-founders of former president Donald Trump’s media company filed a lawsuit Wednesday, claiming that Trump and other leaders had schemed to deprive them of a stake in the company that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The case could complicate a long-delayed bid by Trump Media & Technology Group, owner of the social network Truth Social, to …

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Biden Issues Executive Order to Restrict Personal Data Sales to China and Russia

President Biden issued an executive order Wednesday seeking to restrict the sale of sensitive American data to China, Russia and four more countries, a first-of-its-kind attempt to keep personally identifying information from being obtained for blackmail, scams or other harm. The president asked the Justice Department to write rules restricting the sale of information about Americans’ locations, health and genetics …

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Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is coming and here’s when to expect it

Hadlee Simons / Android Authority TL;DR A Qualcomm executive has revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset is coming in October. The executive also reiterated that it would offer a custom Oryon CPU. Qualcomm has already confirmed a key detail about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, and an executive has now revealed a launch window for the new smartphone …

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Sources detail Apple's $10B+ car project: years of disagreements on whether it should be a self-driving car or just an EV, talks with Musk on buying Tesla, more (New York Times)

New York Times: Sources detail Apple’s $10B+ car project: years of disagreements on whether it should be a self-driving car or just an EV, talks with Musk on buying Tesla, more  —  Internal disagreements over the direction of the Apple car led the effort to sputter for years before it was canceled this week.

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Amazon Just Got Banned From the EU Parliament

Amazon has become the second company ever to have its lobbyists banned from the European Parliament, amid accusations that the company does not take the institution seriously. The ban, which means the 14 Amazon employees who had access to the European Parliament can no longer enter the building without an invitation, follows the company’s decision not to attend a January …

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