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Mexican regulators tell Amazon to wall off Prime TV, reveal its algorithms and open up delivery

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Mexican regulators have ordered online retailers Amazon and Mercado Libre to reveal their algorithms and to wall off TV streaming to avoid stifling competition. Mexico’s Federal Commission on Economic Competition, known by its initials as COFECE, said in a preliminary finding late Tuesday that the two firms control 85% of… Read

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OpenAI CEO warns that 'societal misalignments' could make artificial intelligence dangerous

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The CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence are the “very subtle societal misalignments” that could make the systems wreak havoc. Sam Altman, speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai via a video call, reiterated his call for… Read

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Apple's iMessage, Microsoft's Bing escape EU rules

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Apple's iMessage and Microsoft's Bing search engine got a reprieve from tougher EU rules curbing how tech titans do business, the European Commission said on Tuesday. From next month, the world's biggest digital firms, identified as "gatekeepers" by the EU, must comply with strict do's and don'ts under a landmark… Read

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Apollo to Artemis: Why America is betting big on private space

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A private Houston-based company is set this week to lead a mission to the moon which, if successful, will mark America's first lunar landing since the end of the Apollo era five decades ago. Reputation will be on the line when Intuitive Machines' Nova-C spaceship will launch atop a SpaceX… Read

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Judge orders Musk to testify in SEC probe of his $44 billion Twitter takeover in 2022

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A judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify for a third time as part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, now called X, in 2022. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler issued an order Saturday giving Musk, his team and the SEC a week… Read

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Meta reviewing use of word 'Zionist' amid Israel-Hamas war

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Meta on Friday confirmed it is assessing when the word "Zionist" should be deemed hate speech as online anti-Semitism escalates amid the Israel-Hamas war. The tech titan behind Facebook and Instagram confirmed a Washington Post report that it is thinking of expanding its hate speech ban to include more uses… Read

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OpenAI chief looking to raise trillions to reshape semiconductor sector: WSJ

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OpenAI chief Sam Altman is seeking to raise trillions of dollars to reshape the global semiconductor industry, and has held talks with potential investors including the UAE government, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Altman is reportedly looking to resolve some of the biggest challenges faced by the rapidly-expanding artificial… Read

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Nissan develops robot to calm babies during car rides

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Driving can be a harrowing experience with babies. Since their car seat is meant to be in the back seat facing backwards, the child is stressed because it’s out of visual contact with their parent. This results in crying, which the driving parent is then unable to deal with without… Read

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Editing memories, spying on our bodies, normalizing weird goggles: Apple’s new Vision Pro has big ambitions

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Apple Vision Pro is a mixed-reality headset – which the company hopes is a “revolutionary spatial computer that transforms how people work, collaborate, connect, relive memories, and enjoy entertainment” – that begins shipping to the public (in the United States) later this week. Critics have doubted the appeal of the face-worn computer, which… Read

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Tech CEOs told 'you have blood on your hands' at U.S. Senate child safety hearing

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U.S. senators on Wednesday grilled leaders of the biggest social media companies and said Congress must quickly pass legislation, as one lawmaker accused the companies of having "blood on their hands" for failing to protect children from escalating threats of sexual predation on their platforms. The hearing marks the latest… Read

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