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Elton John quits Twitter blaming change in misinformation policy

Elton John quits Twitter blaming change in misinformation policy

This video can not be played To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser. By Sam Hancock BBC News Sir Elton John has become the latest celebrity to leave Twitter since its acquisition by Tesla boss Elon Musk. The singer, a headline act for next year’s Glastonbury Festival, blamed the platform’s “change in policy” around misinformation without elaborating. Twitter stopped...

Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?

Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?

More than three years ago, this editor sat down with Sam Altman for a small event in San Francisco soon after he’d left his role as the president of Y Combinator to become CEO of the AI company he co-founded in 2015 with Elon Musk and others, OpenAI. At the time, Altman described OpenAI’s potential in language that sounded outlandish to some. Altman said,...

Sam Bankman-Fried: I hope to make money to pay people back

Sam Bankman-Fried: I hope to make money to pay people back

By Joe Tidy Cyber reporter Disgraced crypto boss Sam Bankman-Fried says he hopes to start a new business to make enough money to pay back victims of the FTX collapse. The 30-year-old faces several federal investigations into his former company’s handling of funds. Speaking in a luxury complex in the Bahamas, the former billionaire denies fraud but says he was “not nearly as competent...

Daily Crunch: Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a $1.2B acquisition

Daily Crunch: Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a $1.2B acquisition

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. We’ve made it to Friday, folks. If you’re anything like me, that means finishing the workday with a well-deserved nap and reruns of “The Office.” Tweet, toot or Post at me about your favorite way to end the week. Mark your...

Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation

Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation

Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, is feverishly promoting his “Twitter Files”: selected internal communications from the company, laboriously tweeted out by sympathetic amanuenses. But Musk’s obvious conviction that he has released some partisan kraken is mistaken — far from conspiracy or systemic abuse, the files are a valuable peek behind the curtain of moderation at scale, hinting at the Sisyphean labors undertaken by every...

Proposed legislation would force US higher education endowments to reveal where they invest

Proposed legislation would force US higher education endowments to reveal where they invest

In January, Missouri Representative Emanuel Cleaver will introduce the Endowment Transparency Act into Congress, a move that could, frankly, change everything. Cleaver’s proposed legislation seeks to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require universities and colleges to share information about how and whether they are allocating endowment investment funds to women- and minority-owned firms. These higher education institutions, which collectively manage more...

The Block founder says he’s exploring ways to get the publication into ‘trustworthy’ hands

The Block founder says he’s exploring ways to get the publication into ‘trustworthy’ hands

Crypto news publication The Block announced today that its CEO, Michael McCaffrey, has resigned after failing to disclose a series of loans from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s company Alameda Research. Axios first reported the news. The capital was used in part to finance an employee-led buyout of the company, among other more extracurricular activities. McCaffrey will be replaced by the company’s chief revenue...

Gift Guide: On-the-go fitness tech to boost their training anywhere

Gift Guide: On-the-go fitness tech to boost their training anywhere

Keeping fit doesn’t need a lot of technology. A decent pair of running shoes and an exercise mat might just do it. But of course sometimes a little extra tech can give an inspiring boost — so long as whatever it is is useful, accessible and can move with you. The smart spot for fitness tech is stuff that enhances and/or motivates training and...

Evercade EXP Review: Vertical Scrolling, Sub-Par Build

While this latter cohort is mainly focused on the Mega Man series, right down to the famously awful “realistic” US cover art for the games being used to highlight them in the library view, arguably the best inclusion is the first Breath of Fire game, Capcom’s brilliant but long-overlooked fantasy RPG series. That’s dozens of hours of classic turn-based combat and story-driven gameplay alone....

Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Making Meta Look Smart

It was the first day of April 2022, and I was sitting in a law firm’s midtown Manhattan conference room at a meeting of Meta’s Oversight Board, the independent body the scrutinizes its content decisions. And for a few minutes, it seemed that despair had set in. The topic at hand was Meta’s controversial Cross Check program, which gave special treatment to posts from certain...