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Meta Faces Joint Lawsuit Over Children's Mental Health Meta is under legal fire as 42 U.S. states have filed a lawsuit against the tech giant, accusing it of knowingly endangering children's mental health for profit. The states allege that Meta's platforms, particularly Facebook and Instagram, are deliberately designed to foster addiction among young users, ignoring evidence linking excessive social media use to several youth mental health issues. The suit highlights Meta's violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and various consumer protection laws. This legal challenge, seeking significant policy changes in Meta's operations, marks a monumental step in holding social media companies accountable for user welfare.
Elon Musk Announces Early Version of Video & Audio Calling on 'X' Elon Musk has teased the introduction of video and audio calling features on 'X,' likely referring to a new platform or service. The post, which has garnered significant attention, suggests that these features are in the early stages of development. Specific details about the platform or the rollout of these features are currently sparse, but the announcement has sparked curiosity and anticipation among followers and tech enthusiasts.
Okta's Latest Hack Fallout Hits Cloudflare, 1Password Cloudflare and 1Password experienced attempted hacks linked to a recent breach at Okta’s support unit. Although the intruders targeted their systems, no customer data or sensitive systems were compromised. The incident was connected to Okta's breach, where hackers broke into its customer support unit, stealing files used for diagnosing technical issues, potentially compromising user credentials. Okta confirmed that about 1% of its corporate customers were affected. The breach is the latest in a series for Okta, impacting its stock price.
Apple's 'Scary Fast' Event Apple has announced a "Scary Fast" virtual event scheduled for October 30, hinting at the debut of new Macs, potentially featuring the new M3 chip. The event is expected to focus on hardware compatible with macOS Sonoma, with speculations about new MacBook Pros and iMacs. There are rumors about supply chain constraints possibly delaying the new M3 until 2024, but recent buzz suggests the imminent unveiling of an M3 MacBook Pro and a 24-inch iMac.
Humane AI Pin's Features Humane is set to launch its first gadget, the AI Pin, on November 9th. The device, featured as one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2023,” attaches magnetically to clothing and uses a mix of proprietary software and OpenAI’s GPT-4. It features a “Trust Light” indicating when it's recording data. The AI Pin, hyped for months, promises various features from making calls to translating speech, all without requiring a smartphone. Despite the excitement, many details about the device's functionality remain unclear.
Tech Layoffs: A new wave of tech layoffs that contradicts the expected economic recovery. In October, several companies, including Nokia, Qualcomm, Qualtrics, LinkedIn, Flexport, Stitch Fix, and Hopper, announced significant layoffs. The reasons behind these layoffs are complex, involving individual company circumstances and broader economic conditions. Despite economists' predictions avoiding a recession, the recovery has been slow, contributing to these unexpected job cuts.
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Prompt - A ChatGPT CLI A command-line interface (CLI) application designed to interact with OpenAI's ChatGPT API. It facilitates seamless interaction with ChatGPT, allowing for sessions where context is maintained for more coherent and extended conversations.
Airbook: Collaborative Data Workspace Airbook revolutionizes data work by providing a collaborative workspace that connects over 150 data sources, facilitating seamless integration between data and business teams. The platform allows users to generate insights through code or no-code solutions, enhancing decision-making processes. With its upcoming AI feature, Airbook promises to further simplify data work by generating code, explanations, and summaries. The platform's versatility is evident in its wide range of use-cases, backed by testimonials from professionals across industries who praise its efficiency and user-friendly interface.
Equals' Dashboards and Reports Equals offers a platform that turns spreadsheets into dashboards, allowing for the automatic distribution of up-to-date reports. It emphasizes ease of use, with features similar to familiar tools like Excel, and capabilities for pulling data from various sources. Users can create visualizations, schedule reports, and send them through different channels. The tool integrates with numerous services and databases, providing a comprehensive business intelligence solution.
Pill Extension on Chrome Web Store: Pill is a Chrome extension designed to enhance users' browsing experience by providing chill music at the click of a button. It aims to create a relaxing atmosphere to help users focus, whether they are working, studying, or just browsing. The extension does not require a login, works offline, and is designed to be non-intrusive, with a minimalist interface. It does not consume significant resources, ensuring a smooth browsing experience.
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YC’s first healthcare and biotech-focused Group Partner. In 2018 Surbhi Sarna sold her company nVision for $275 million to one of the world’s leading healthcare companies. But to understand how Surbhi got where she is today, you have to go back to her sophomore year in high school, when a cancer scare upended her life and set her on an entirely new path.
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