Binance and CEO ‘CZ’ admit guilt to federal charges, agree to pay $4.3B in fines

It’s been an eventful week for crypto exchanges and the U.S. government. Changpeng Zhao, known as “CZ,” the founder and CEO of Binance, has announced his decision to step down and has pleaded guilty to a number of violations brought on through the Department of Justice and other U.S. agencies. He appeared in a Seattle … Read more

North Korea-linked Hackers Target CyberLink Users in Supply-Chain Attack

Hackers backed by North Korea are distributing a modified version of a legitimate application created by CyberLink, a Taiwanese software company, to target downstream customers. As per Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence team, North Korean hackers compromised CyberLink to distribute a modified installer file as part of a widespread supply-chain attack. CyberLink, headquartered in Taiwan, is a … Read more

WhatsApp Beta Introduces AI Assistant to Chats – Here’s How It Works

During a recent beta release, WhatsApp has introduced Meta’s new AI-powered chat rooms to select mobile users. Recently at its Connect 2023 event, Meta announced that it was working on an “in-app assistant” for several platforms. The AI functions similarly to Bing Chat, allowing users to ask questions or engage in “light conversation.” Meta also … Read more

Sam Altman Comes Back as OpenAI’s CEO

Sam Altman is set to return as CEO of OpenAI, following a recent boardroom turmoil. Former president Greg Brockman, who resigned in objection to Altman’s termination, will also be returning. OpenAI announced late Tuesday that there is an “agreement in principle” for Altman’s return, with a new board consisting of Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and … Read more

Dbrand Sues Casetify for Copying Its Teardown Designs

Dbrand, known for its teasing approach towards brands like Sony and Nintendo, is now engaged in a legal battle of its own. The company is filing a lawsuit against Casetify, alleging that Casetify has unlawfully replicated Dbrand’s Teardown device skins and cases that mimic the internal components of phones, tablets, and laptops, with Dbrand also … Read more

Sam Altman’s Role in Worldcoin Project Remains Unchanged Amidst OpenAI Controversy

Despite his departure from OpenAI, Sam Altman’s involvement with the crypto project, Tools for Humanity, which is responsible for building Worldcoin, continues unabated, according to a source close to the project as reported by TechCrunch. Altman’s contribution to Tools for Humanity remains consistent and valuable, and it is expected to remain so, the source confirmed. … Read more

Private and Secure Web Search Engines: DuckDuckGo, Brave, Kagi, Startpage

When it comes to looking up information on the web, most people default to “googling” it—Google’s search engine has become so dominant that it’s now a verb, much like Photoshop. However, using Google for your searches comes with a privacy trade-off. Google’s business relies on advertising, and every search you make contributes to the profile … Read more

Turn Your iPhone’s ‘Action Button’ into a ChatGPT Voice Assistant, Forget Siri

OpenAI’s ChatGPT Voice feature is now available to all free users, enabling you to switch from using Siri as your main voice assistant on your iPhone, specifically on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Apple’s latest smartphones support configuring the new Action Button, replacing the Mute button that has been a feature since the … Read more