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Judge Rejects Most ChatGPT Copyright Claims from Book Authors
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Judge Rejects Most ChatGPT Copyright Claims from Book Authors

OpenAI plans to defeat authors' remaining claim at a "later stage" of the case.

AI Companion Robot Helps Some Seniors Fight Loneliness, but Others Hate It
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AI Companion Robot Helps Some Seniors Fight Loneliness, but Others Hate It

There's limited evidence for health benefits so far; early work suggests no one-size-fits-all.

Atom Computing First to Announce a 1,000+ Qubit Quantum Computer
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Atom Computing First to Announce a 1,000+ Qubit Quantum Computer

A startup company has upped its qubit count by an order of magnitude in two years.

Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone
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Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone

Researchers said Apple has corrected a series iOS zero-day flaws used to infect Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Eltantawy's iPhone with Predator spyware. ...

Google Algorithm Makes FIDO Encryption Safe from Quantum Computers
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Google Algorithm Makes FIDO Encryption Safe from Quantum Computers

A post-quantum cryptography (PQC) algorithm developed by researchers at Google and Switzerland's ETH Zurich enables quantum-resistant encryption for FIDO2 security...

Microsoft Comes Under Blistering Criticism for 'Grossly Irresponsible' Security
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Microsoft Comes Under Blistering Criticism for 'Grossly Irresponsible' Security

Azure looks like a house of cards collapsing under the weight of exploits and vulnerabilities.

OpenAI Discontinues Its AI Writing Detector Due to 'Low Rate of Accuracy'
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OpenAI Discontinues Its AI Writing Detector Due to 'Low Rate of Accuracy'

Research shows that any AI writing detector can be defeated—and false positives abound.

Google Tells Canada It Won't Pay 'Link Tax,' Will Pull News Links from Search
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Google Tells Canada It Won't Pay 'Link Tax,' Will Pull News Links from Search

Canada requiring payments from tech to news orgs; similar bills pending in the U.S.

Feds Tell Automakers Not to Comply with Mass. 'Right to Repair' Law
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Feds Tell Automakers Not to Comply with Mass. 'Right to Repair' Law

The state's right to repair law requires open access to telematics services.
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