Twitter battles all things ElonJet, SBF gets arrested, and OpenAI tries to figure out watermarking
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Twitter vs. ElonJetThis week’s Twitter wildfire: First, @ElonJet was suspended. This account tracked Elon’s private plane’s movements. The official account of Twitter-competitor Mastodon was then suspended. Suspended (with links to Mastodon flagged “potentially hazardous”) shortly after posting about the jet trackers. Then, a bunch tech reporters all SuspendedSeveral of them had been tweeting about this jet tracker incident. There’s more! — Elon joined a Twitter Space that featured a handful of said suspended reporters (with Twitter Spaces seemingly not recognizing/respecting the suspensions); after a few minutes of questions, Elon left the session and the Feature complete Twitter Spaces was taken offline.
SBF is arrested: Sam Bankman Fried, the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency/Gordian knot, was arrested in the Bahamas this Week. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announcement It had officially charged SBF with defrauding investors. Investigations are ongoing.
OpenAI wants to watermark what its AI writesKyle Wiggers questions, “Did a person write that, or ChatGPT?” It can be difficult to tell the difference, OpenAI’s creator thinks. OpenAI is currently working on a way for AI-generated content to ‘watermark.
NSA warns about exploits in popular networking gear“The U.S. National Security Agency is warning Chinese government-backed hackers are exploiting a zero day vulnerability in two widely-used Citrix networking products,” writes Carly Page. Citrix confirms that the flaw is being actively exploited by hackers. This allows them to execute malicious code on devices commonly found in enterprise networks.
iOS 16.2Ivan Mehta, a journalist at Apple, reviewed the latest iOS version. He highlighted some of its most notable features, including end-to-end encryption for more iCloud data and a karaoke option for Apple Music. Also, Freeform, the public rollout the “infinite” collaboration app, Freeform.
Instagram now allows text-only posts: Have you ever wished that you could post to Instagram without taking a picture? No? No. Instagram introduced a text-centric option last week. It’s at least making it to our top posts list. Or, more likely, people are searching for the “Notes” feature on Instagram and landing on our website. They remind me of old-school AIM status updates — they are short, ephemeral updates and live in your DMs, rather than the main feed (see the image below).
Although they may not be clairvoyant the Equity crew is very, very, Very They are smart — and this week after a few years of being wildly unpredictable, they managed to do it! Make some predictions About 2023 The Found Podcast, meanwhile, chatted to Cheryl Sew Hoy, founder of Tiny Health, about the importance and benefits of the gut microbiome. This includes how having a healthy gut microbiome in infants can help prevent chronic health problems later on.
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The one slide that founders make mistakes withHaje has seen more pitch decks than anyone I know, having worked as a reporter, a VC and a pitch coach for startups. He sees the most common error. It all comes down to “the ask.”
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