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06-09-2023 Health
Baldness Breakthrough: microRNA Stimulates Hair Growth in Aging Follicles

Just as people’s joints can get stiff as they age and make it harder for them to move around, hair follicle stem cells also get stiff, making it harder for them to grow hair, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

But if the hair follicle’s stem cells are softened, they are more likely to produce hair, the scientists found.

Northwestern scientists discovered how to soften up those stem cells to enable them to grow hair again. In a study in mice published recently in the journal PNAS, the investigators report that they can soften the stem cells by boosting the production of a tiny RNA, miR-205, that relaxes the hardness of the cells. When scientists genetically manipulated the stem cells to produce more miR-205, it promoted hair growth in young and old mice.

“They started to grow hair in 10 days,” said corresponding author Rui Yi, the Paul E. Steiner Research Professor of Pathology and professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “These are not new stem cells being generated. We are stimulating the existing stem cells to grow hair. A lot of times we still have stem cells, but they may not be able to generate the hair.

“Our study demonstrates the possibility of stimulating hair growth by regulating cell mechanics. Because of the potential to deliver microRNA by nanoparticles directly into the skin, next we will test whether topically delivered miR-205 can stimulate hair growth first in mice. If successful, we will design experiments to test whether this microRNA can promote hair growth potentially in humans.”

This study was conducted in genetically engineered mouse models. The scientists used advanced microscopy tools, including atomic force microscopy, to measure the stiffness and two-photon microscopy to monitor cell behaviors in live animals.

Reference: “MicroRNA-205 promotes hair regeneration by modulating mechanical properties of hair follicle stem cells” by Jingjing Wang, Yuheng Fu, Wenmao Huang, Ritusree Biswas, Avinanda Banerjee, Joshua A. Broussard, Zhihai Zhao, Dongmei Wang, Glen Bjerke, Srikala Raghavan, Jie Yan, Kathleen J. Green and Rui Yi, 22 May 2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2220635120

Other Northwestern authors include Jingjing Wang, Yuheng Fu, and Kathleen Green.

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06-09-2023 Society
Instagram Algorithms Connect ‘Vast’ Network of Pedophiles Seeking Child Pornography

Instagram’s recommendation algorithms have enabled a “vast” network of pedophiles seeking illegal underage sexual content and activity, according to a Wall Street Journal exposé.

In a 2,800-word article published Wednesday, the Journal said it conducted an investigation into child pornography on Meta-owned Instagram in collaboration with researchers at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“Pedophiles have long used the internet, but unlike the forums and file-transfer services that cater to people who have interest in illicit content, Instagram doesn’t merely host these activities. Its algorithms promote them,” the Journal reported. “Instagram connects pedophiles and guides them to content sellers via recommendation systems that excel at linking those who share niche interests.”

A Meta spokesperson said the company is “continuously exploring ways to actively defend against this behavior, and we set up an internal task force to investigate these claims and immediately address them.” Meta acknowledged that the company in some cases received reports of child sexual abuse and failed to act on them, citing a software error that prevented them from being processed (which Meta said has since been fixed). In addition, “we provided updated guidance to our content reviewers to more easily identify and remove predatory accounts,” the Meta rep said.

“Child exploitation is a horrific crime. We work aggressively to fight it on and off our platforms, and to support law enforcement in its efforts to arrest and prosecute the criminals behind it,” the rep said in a statement. “Predators constantly change their tactics in their pursuit to harm children, and that’s why we have strict policies and technology to prevent them from finding or interacting with teens on our apps and hire specialist teams who focus on understanding their evolving behaviors so we can eliminate abusive networks.”

Between 2020 and 2022, according to Meta, its policy enforcement teams “dismantled 27 abusive networks” and in January 2023 disabled more than 490,000 accounts for violating child-safety policies. As of the fourth quarter of 2022, Meta’s technology removed more than 34 million pieces of child sexual exploitation content from Facebook and Instagram, more than 98% of which was detected before it was reported by users, the company said. ...

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06-09-2023 Science&Technology
Twitter Now Offers 1-Hour Limit For Editing Tweets If You Are A Twitter Blue Subscriber

Twitter Blue subscribers can now edit their tweet for up to 1 hour after sending the post. Twitter confirmed the new change which is only available for those who have subscribed to Twitter Blue on web or mobile.

The edit button has been one the most eagerly awaited feature on Twitter and when Elon Musk decided to offer it he put a price tag on the tool in addition to the other benefits you get for getting Twitter Blue.

The update about the new time limit for editing a tweet comes via an official Twitter post this week which says Twitter Blue subscribers now have up to 1 hour to edit the tweets they have already sent. The edit button icon shows when you make any changes to the existing tweet. The icon is visible to all Twitter users and not just for the subscribers.

In addition to the edit button, you also get the blue tick (verified badge) on your account, and the ability to add full HD videos that are longer than a few minutes. Twitter has been promising the edit button for years now, well before Musk took over the platform. In fact, during his visit to India, former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey was quizzed about the feature and their plans to offer it to the users.

Little did we know that the edit button will only come to your account but you have to pay a price. Twitter Blue has launched in markets like India since then, where you pay Rs 650 per month or Rs 900 per month for signing up with Twitter Blue on the web or mobile app, respectively.

Twitter finally got a new CEO, allowing Musk to focus on the tech side of the platform, which definitely needs a big overhaul and hiring as many engineers and even the security chief decided to end his stint with the company this year.

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06-09-2023 General
A.I. worries Hollywood actors as they enter high-stakes union talks

Hollywood is gearing up for another labor fight, and once again worries about artificial intelligence are front and center.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has three weeks and two days starting Wednesday to seal a deal with the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – or see swarms of picketers outside studio gates.

Hollywood’s talent wants to create guardrails for the use of artificial intelligence in future television and film productions.

A recent series of viral deep fake trailers featuring the visages of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and Timothee Chalamet as Wes Anderson-style versions of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings characters only exacerbated worries that actors could be replaced in film and television shows without proper permissions or payment.

“Certain unauthorized AI uses may effectively devalue some of our members’ performances, but the concerns go far beyond that,” Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, national executive director and chief negotiator for SAG-AFTRA, told CNBC in an emailed statement.

“Our members have the right to know what projects they are working in, what dialogue they are saying, what cause their character is advocating for, what actions their body will be tasked with doing,” he said. “Our members are human beings, not puppets, and it is a violation to use AI technology to make them do or say something without their informed consent.”

AI has been a major concern for all of Hollywood’s guilds, who see their jobs as especially vulnerable to this new technology. For its part, the AMPTP has said AI tech “raises hard, important creative and legal questions for everybody.”

The Directors Guild of America was able to secure a preliminary deal with producers over the weekend that would guarantee wage hikes starting at 5% the first year, an increase in residuals from streaming and a guarantee that artificial intelligence could not replace the duties performed by members. The DGA’s board unanimously approved the agreement, paving the way for members to vote on it.

Both the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA are seeking protections against AI use in their negotiations, in addition to increases in compensation for streamed content.

SAG-AFTRA has acknowledged that AI technology can have its benefits in the industry, but it wants to ensure that any use of AI to replicate an actor or create a new performance is done with the actor’s consent and payment. The guild has similar rules already in place when it comes to computer-generated image capture. ...

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06-09-2023 Environment
Canada wildfire smoke again slows flights to the Eastern U.S.

Smoke from Canada wildfires could disrupt flights in the Eastern U.S. again Thursday after hundreds were delayed a day earlier due to decreased visibility, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

“The FAA will likely need to take steps to manage the flow of traffic safely into New York City, [Washington] DC, Philadelphia and Charlotte [North Carolina] due to reduced visibility from wildfire smoke,” the agency said.

Inbound traffic to Philadelphia International Airport was paused until 9:15 a.m., the FAA said.

Hundreds of flights to and from LaGuardia Airport in New York and nearby Newark Liberty International Airport were delayed Wednesday due to the heavy smoke. The FAA had briefly paused traffic altogether into LaGuardia during the day.

As of about 9:15 a.m. ET on Thursday, more than 800 flights to, from and within the the U.S. were delayed, according to flight tracker FlightAware.

Nearly 50 departures from LaGuardia, or 8% of the schedule, were delayed Thursday as of 9:15 a.m., according to FlightAware.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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06-09-2023 Science&Technology
WhatsApp launches Channels feature for broadcast messages

Meta is rolling out a broadcast-based messaging feature, called Channels, on WhatsApp, similar to a recent update it sent out to Instagram, as the social juggernaut experiments with giving more conversational avenues to its 2 billion users. The company is also aiming to earn money from this feature down the road.

On WhatsApp, Channels messages will show up in a new tab called Updates. It’s a departure from Meta’s approach on Instagram, where channel announcements are communicated via direct messages. On WhatsApp, Meta is focusing on facilitating channels for use by entities such as NGOs, medical research institutions, and fact-checking bodies, as opposed to individual creators.

Admins can send text, photos, videos, stickers, and polls on these channels, Meta said. Notably, these are one-way conversations, so users won’t be able to reply to those messages.

While users can join channels through an invite link, WhatsApp is also building a directory to find different channels for hobbies, sports teams, and local officials. The company said it will introduce tools for admins to turn off discoverability for their channels.

“Today we’re announcing WhatsApp Channels — a private way to follow people and organizations that matter to you, right within WhatsApp. We are starting in Singapore and Colombia, but will roll out to everyone later this year. We’re building Channels to be the most private way to communicate. As a channel admin, your phone number won’t be shown to followers, and following a channel won’t show that to the admin or others following the channel either, ” Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement.

He added that messages sent on Channels will be deleted after 30 days and the company will not keep any record of them.

Meta is launching Channels in select markets — Colombia and Singapore — with early adopters such as Singapore Heart Foundation and fact-checker Colombia Check. A number of high-profile international partners are also on board, comprising the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and eminent sports teams such as FC Barcelona and Manchester City, the company said. Over the ensuing months, Meta plans to extend the availability of the Channels feature to a broader set of countries, with the ultimate goal of providing any user with the capability to establish a Channel of their own.

The Mark Zuckerberg-led company is also thinking about various possibilities it can explore with this feature. ...

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06-09-2023 Business
TikTok: ByteDance accused of helping China spy on Hong Kong activists

TikTok's owner ByteDance has been accused of allowing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members to access the data of Hong Kong civil rights activists and protesters.

Users who uploaded "protest-related content" were also identified and monitored, former ByteDance executive Yintao Yu alleges in a US court filing.

The CCP members were also able to access US TikTok user data, Mr Yu says.

A ByteDance spokesperson denied the claims, describing them as "baseless".

The allegations are contained in a San Francisco Superior Court filing made this week as part of a lawsuit brought by Mr Yu.

In the filing, Mr Yu claimed that members of a CCP committee had access to a "superuser" credential, which was also known as "god user", which allowed them to view all data collected by ByteDance.

He also alleged that the committee members were not ByteDance employees but were physically present at the company's offices in Beijing.

This was common knowledge among senior executives, said Mr Yu, who for around a year from August 2017 was a head of engineering in the US for ByteDance.

The filing also alleged that in 2018 the CCP committee members used their "god credential" to "identify and locate the Hong Kong protesters, civil rights activists, and supporters of the protests".

Hong Kong saw huge protests in 2014 - the so-called Umbrella movement - where people demanded the right to elect their own leader. After that, there were smaller demonstrations by civil rights activists. Much of this visible dissent has disappeared since Beijing cracked down with a draconian national security law after the anti-government 2019 protests.

When contacted by the BBC, a ByteDance spokesperson strongly denied the allegations: "We plan to vigorously oppose what we believe are baseless claims and allegations in this complaint."

They also said that Mr Yu was employed by the company for less than a year and in that time worked worked on a now-discontinued app called Flipagram.

"It's curious that Mr Yu has never raised these allegations in the five years since his employment for Flipagram was terminated in July 2018. His actions are clearly intended to garner media attention," the ByteDance spokesperson added.

Mr Yu's claims come as TikTok is under intense scrutiny around the world.

In March, TikTok's chief executive Shou Zi Chew faced four-and-a-half hours of questioning at a US congressional hearing.

Mr Chew was quizzed by both Democrats and Republicans over the app's data security and privacy practices, and its alleged ties to Beijing.

A spokesperson for TikTok said afterwards that the politicians were "grandstanding". ...

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06-09-2023 Science&Technology
Warning firms may use brain data to watch workers

Companies in the future may use brain-monitoring technology to watch or hire workers, the data watchdog says.

But there is a real danger of discrimination if "neurotech" is not developed and used properly, the Information Commissioner's Office says.

Tech Futures: Neurotechnology is the first ICO report on "neurodata", data from the brain and nervous system.

Workplace monitoring is one of a number of hypothetical future uses of neurotech explored in the report.

It comes as companies such as Elon Musk's Neuralink explore new ways to let computers connect to human brains.

"Based on all the indicators that we're looking at, we're seeing quite rapid growth, both in investments and in patents being developed in this area," the ICO's Stephen Almond told BBC News.

Neurotech is already used in the healthcare sector, where there are strict regulations, the ICO says.

Electronic implants in the brain of Gert-Jan Oskam, paralysed in a cycling accident 12 years ago, enabled him to walk again.

And commercial interest in the technology is growing.

Neuralink has won permission for human trials of its implantable brain-computer interface and is reportedly now worth $5bn (£4bn) though a long way from a commercial product.

Artificial Intelligence is also opening up new possibilities, with research projects now able to decipher sentences and words just from brain scans. This might eventually help patients with locked-in syndrome, who are conscious but cannot move or speak.

But the report focuses on technologies that might emerge in the future, which it uses as hypothetical examples to explore the issues raised by neurodata.

In four to five years, the ICO suggests, "as employee tracking expands, the workplace may routinely deploy neurotechnology for safety, productivity and recruitment".

Helmets or safety equipment might measure the attention and focus of an employee in high risk environments.

And bosses might use it to assess how individuals reacted to workplace stress, Mr Almond said.

In the longer term in education wearable brain monitoring devices might be used to measure students' concentration levels and stress levels.

"Neuromarketing" is already in limited use in small, controlled research settings - with consumers' responses to products assessed using medical devices that measure brain activity - although, there is significant debate about its merits. ...

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06-08-2023 Science&Technology
Is Vision Pro the Future of Computing, or a Dystopian Mind Prison?

Is Apple's Vision Pro really the future of computing, or is it just a (really, really) fancy virtual reality (VR) headset?

Spoiler: It's both. The first iteration of Apple's new "spatial computing" device is a technical marvel, something that only Apple could make. It's so far ahead of the competition it's not even a competition anymore. But it is also still a hot and clunky pair of blackout goggles you strap to your head. In a way, it's a public prototype. The real version of Vision Pro is a pair of glasses that does all this and more. But even so, is this how we want computing to evolve?

"At a high level, it's underwhelming, but when you get into the details, it's very impressive. Which is odd," app designer Graham Bower told Lifewire via direct message. "It's not a 'product' in the way Apple usually releases them. It's more a possibility."

Apple's product-launch narratives are as much about what they leave out as what they put in. The Vision Pro is clearly a super-fancy VR headset, but Apple never placed it as such. Instead, it's a new computing platform, one that overlays a computer world onto 3D video of the real world around you, one which is technically astonishing. And yet you can still work on Excel spreadsheets.

If anyone is qualified to invent a new computing paradigm, it's Apple. It made the first computer with a mouse (Mac), the first clamshell-shaped laptop (the PowerBook), and the first multitouch computer (iPhone). It also makes the only smartwatch worth using.

But Spatial Computing isn't just a new way to interact with a computer. It fundamentally changes the nature of computers and the world around us.

When was the last time you left home without your phone? The sense of disconnection is surprisingly deep, a kind of separation anxiety for a gadget. Except that, it's not for a gadget. It's for the sense of connection it brings and the ease of quickly distracting ourselves. And that's just a screen we keep in our pockets.

Now imagine you are accustomed to the Vision Pro or a future version built into a pair of glasses. Everything is augmented. You see apps, remote friends, and all kinds of overlays all the time. That's a very different idea of computing.

"A lot of people have waited a long time for this product. But it's still one step forward on the road to VR. And it's going to take until the end of this decade for the industry to fully catch up to the grand vision for this tech," Sterling Crispin, who worked on Vision Pro for Apple, said on Twitter..

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06-08-2023 Science&Technology
The best AI art generators: DALL-E 2 and other fun alternatives to try

AI art generators or AI image generators use text prompts to produce images within seconds. I tested the best AI art generators, and DALL-E isn't your only option.

If you've ever searched Google high and low to find an image you needed to no avail, AI is coming to the rescue.

With AI art generators, you can type in a prompt as detailed or vague as you'd like and have the image you were thinking of pop up on your screen instantly. These tools can help with branding, social media content creation, vision boards, and more.

Even if you have no professional use for it, no worries, the process is so fun that anyone can participate.

DALL-E 2 has made a huge splash because of its advanced capabilities and easy access. However, there are plenty of other AI art generators on the market that can suit different needs.

To put the generators to a test, I put a version of the same prompt, "a baby Yorkie sitting on a comfy couch in front of the NYC skyline" in each one and included a screenshot for your viewing pleasure (yes, I am a Yorkie mom).

Using these observations, I put together a list of the best AI generators and detailed everything you need to know before starting your next masterpiece. ...

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06-08-2023 Environment
Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, begins erupting after 3-month pause

HONOLULU -- Kilauea, the second largest volcano in Hawaii, began erupting on Wednesday after a three-month pause, U.S. Geological Survey officials said.

The survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a statement that a glow was detected in webcam images from Kilauea’s summit early in the morning, indicating that an eruption was occurring within the Halema’uma’u crater in the summit caldera.

The images show fissures at the base of the crater generating lava flows on the crater floor's surface, the observatory said.

Before issuing the eruption notice, the observatory said increased earthquake activity and changes in the patterns of ground deformation at the summit started Tuesday night, indicating the movement of magma in the subsurface.

All activity is within a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on Hawaii's Big Island.

The volcano’s alert level was raised to warning status and the aviation color code went to red as scientists evaluate the eruption and associated hazards.

Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, erupted from September 2021 until last December. For about two weeks in December, Hawaii’s biggest volcano, Mauna Loa, also was erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island.

After a short pause, Kilauea began erupting again in January. That eruption lasted for 61 days, ending in March.

A 2018 Kilauea eruption destroyed more than 700 homes.

Before the major 2018 eruption, Kilauea had been erupting since 1983, and streams of lava occasionally covered farms and homes. During that time, the lava sometimes reached the ocean, causing dramatic interactions with the water.

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06-08-2023 Media
India and China are kicking out each other’s journalists in the latest strain on ties

India and China are fast heading toward having few or no accredited journalists on the ground in each other’s country – the latest sign of fraying relations between the world’s two most populous nations.

New Delhi on Friday called on Chinese authorities to “facilitate the continued presence” of Indian journalists working and reporting in the country and said the two sides “remain in touch” on the issue.

Three of the four journalists from major Indian publications based in China this year have had their credentials revoked by Beijing since April, a person within India’s media with first-hand knowledge told CNN.

Meanwhile, Beijing last week said there was only one remaining Chinese reporter in India due to the country’s “unfair and discriminatory treatment” of its reporters, and that reporter’s visa had yet to be renewed.

“The Chinese side has no choice but to take appropriate counter-measures,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at a regular briefing when asked about an article on the recent ejections of journalists in the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story.

The situation is the latest flashpoint in the fractious relationship between the nuclear-armed neighbors, which has deteriorated in recent years amid rising nationalism in both countries and volatility at their contested border.

The reduction of journalists – which includes both those from China’s government-run state media and major Indian outlets – is likely to further degrade those ties and each country’s insight into the other’s political and social circumstances, at a time when there is little room for misunderstandings.

Tensions between the two have remained heightened after a long-standing territorial dispute erupted into a deadly clash in Aksai Chin-Ladakh in 2020. India’s defense minister in April accused China of violating existing border agreements and “eroding the entire basis” of bilateral relations.

It’s also not the first time that journalists have been caught in geopolitical cross-hairs in recent years. ...

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06-03-2023 Environment
World’s wheat supply at risk of a dangerous shock due to heat and drought, study warns

New research outlines a worst-case scenario in which extreme weather hammers winter wheat crops in both the U.S. Midwest and Northeastern China in the same year.

Extreme heat waves and drought due to climate change have the potential to shock the global food supply and send prices soaring, according to a new study.

The research, published Friday in the journal npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, assesses a worst-case scenario in which extreme weather hits two breadbasket regions in the same year, hammering winter wheat crops in both the U.S. Midwest and Northeastern China.

Winter wheat is planted in the fall, goes dormant in winter cold, then gets harvested in early summer. The study found that the extreme weather conditions that would push those wheat crops beyond their physiological tolerances are becoming more likely. If such weather affected multiple regions at once — a scenario possible in today’s climate — it could stress the global food system in dangerous ways.

Erin Coughlan de Perez, the study’s lead author and a climate scientist and associate professor at Tufts University, said the research was meant to show political leaders and disaster responders the degree to which a critical crop is under threat, so that they can prepare accordingly for such a crisis.

“We’re suffering from a failure of imagination in terms of what this could look like,” Coughlan de Perez said. “The whole point of imagining these serious consequences — we could take action to prevent them and build a more resilient system.”

Already, climate change is disrupting food production across the globe. The Horn of Africa, for example, suffered several years of drought beginning in 2020 that killed livestock and wiped out crops. The World Weather Attribution Network determined climate change was responsible for that drought, which left more than 4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

This year, late rain in China’s largest wheat-growing province, Henan, is complicating efforts to harvest grain already damaged by wet weather, Reuters reported. ...

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05-31-2023 Politics
Secret audio tape among evidence collected by DA in fraud case against Trump

The evidence in the Manhattan DA's criminal fraud case against former President Donald Trump includes a secretly made 2016 recording of Trump and a witness, thought to be Michael Cohen, that ABC News previously reported contained a discussion of a plan to buy the silence of Playboy model Karen McDougal prior to the 2016 election. The recording is included in a document known as an Automatic Discovery Form that lists the kind of evidence Manhattan prosecutors have amassed during their multi-year investigation, in preparation for it to be turned over to Trump's attorneys as they prepare his defense. Trump last month pled not guilty to a 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in what prosecutors say was a "scheme" to boost his 2016 election chances by using hush money payments to suppress damaging information from two women who claimed to have had long-denied affairs with Trump. Although the name of the witness was not disclosed in the Automatic Discovery Form that was made public on Friday, ABC News reported that the person was Cohen when it reported on the secret recording in 2018. Cohen, Trump's then-personal attorney, told investigators that he worked with the publisher of the National Enquirer, longtime Trump ally David Pecker, to pay McDougal $150,000 for the rights to her story that she'd had a 10-month affair with Trump from 2006 to 2007, so the Enquirer could suppress the story and keep it from going public. On the recording obtained by ABC News, Trump and Cohen were heard discussing the payment. "Don't pay with cash ... check," Trump stated, according to a transcript released by Trump's legal team after news of the recording was made public. Trump's attorneys said the recording showed that Trump wanted to pay via check in order to properly document the payment. Trump has denied all charges against him. A judge on Tuesday set a trial date of March 25, 2024, for the case.

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05-31-2023 Science&Technology
Italy plans state-backed fund to promote AI startups

Italy's government plans to set up an investment fund backed by state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) to promote startups investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI), cabinet undersecretary Alessio Butti said on Tuesday. The upcoming vehicle will "promote study, research and programming on AI in Italy," Butti said in a statement. The growing spread of AI and automation, and the rapid development of tools such as ChatGPT have attracted attention from politicians and regulators around the world. Many experts say new regulations are needed to govern AI because of its potential impact on national security and education, as well as jobs. "The government is looking at developments in artificial intelligence, an area where a balance must be struck between human rights and technological evolution," Butti said. "We aim to increase the independence of Italian industry and cultivate our own national capacity to develop expertise and research in such a strategic sector." A government source told Reuters Rome planned to earmark around 150 million euros ($165 million) to launch the fund. CDP is expected to invest its own resources in the scheme through CDP Venture Capital, a fund with around 3.2 billion euros in assets under management. ($1 = 0.9084 euros)

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05-30-2023 Business

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9 The Times of India / India 10 The Independent / United Kingdom 11 Los Angeles Times / United States 12 El País / Spain
13 Financial Times / United Kingdom 14 The People's Daily / China 15 United Daily News / China 16 The Economic Daily / China
17 Le Monde / France 18 Daily Mirror / United Kingdom 19 El Mundo / Spain 20 Daily News / United States
21 La Repubblica / Italy 22 Bild / Germany 23 Le Figaro / France 24 The Sydney Morning Herald / Australia
25 Houston Chronicle / United States 26 Hürriyet / Turkey 27 Chicago Tribune / United States 28 The Examiner / United States
29 New York Post / United States 30 Asahi Shimbun / Japan 31 Corriere della Sera / Italy 32 The Economic Times / India
33 Milliyet Gazetesi / Turkey 34 Marca / Spain 35 Liberty Times / Taiwan 36 Die Welt / Germany
37 The Globe and Mail / Canada 38 Nihon Keizai Shimbun / Japan 39 The Hollywood Reporter / United States 40 Sabah / Turkey
41 The Christian Science Monitor / United States 42 Daily Express / United Kingdom 43 Kompas / Indonesia 44 The Indian Express / India
45 Yomiuri Shimbun / Japan 46 Gazeta Wyborcza / Poland 47 The Hindu / India 48 The Toronto Star / Canada
49 The Sun / United Kingdom 50 The Age / Australia 51 The Boston Globe / United States 52 Philippine Daily Inquirer / Philippines
53 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Germany 54 The Washington Times / United States 55 Clarín / Argentina 56 Chosun Ilbo / Japan
57 Die Zeit / Germany 58 The Onion / United States 59 Metro / United Kingdom 60 ABC / Spain
61 The Seattle Times / United States 62 The Times / United Kingdom 63 La Gazzetta dello Sport / Italy 64 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Germany
65 The Hill / United States 66 Dainik Bhaskar / India 67 The Philadelphia Inquirer / United States 68 The Oregonian / United States
69 The Dong-a Ilbo / Korea 70 La Nación / Argentina 71 The Hindustan Times / India 72 San Jose Mercury News / United States
73 The Dallas Morning News / United States 74 AS / Spain 75 The Australian / Australia 76 Star Tribune / United States
77 Qingdao News / China 78 The Jerusalem Post / Israel 79 The Plain Dealer / United States 80 L'Equipe / France
81 Komsomolskaya Pravda / Russia 82 The Denver Post / United States 83 Mladá fronta Dnes / Czech Republic 84 Libération / France
85 O Globo / Brazil 86 Aftonbladet / Sweden 87 The Japan Times / Japan 88 Business Standard / India
89 Le Nouvel Observateur / France 90 Kommersant / Russia 91 Le Parisien / France 92 The New Zealand Herald / New Zealand
93 Detroit Free Press / United States 94 Newsday / United States 95 The Baltimore Sun / United States 96 National Post / Canada
97 Il Sole 24 Ore / Italy 98 The Miami Herald / United States 99 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / United States 100 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / United States
101 The Irish Independent / Ireland 102 South China Morning Post / Hong Kong SAR 103 The Irish Times / Ireland 104 The Star Online / Malaysia
105 De Telegraaf / Netherlands 106 Dawn / Pakistan 107 Der Standaard / Austria 108 The Sacramento Bee / United States
109 20 Minutos / Spain 110 Mainichi Shimbun / Japan 111 Rossiyskaya Gazeta / Russia 112 Apple Daily / Taiwan
113 DNA - Daily News & Analysis / India 114 La Stampa / Italy 115 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / United States 116 20 Minutes / France
117 La Vanguardia / Spain 118 Evening Standard / United Kingdom 119 China Times / Taiwan 120 The Straits Times / Singapore
121 Orlando Sentinel / United States 122 Der Tagesspiegel / Germany 123 South Florida Sun-Sentinel / United States 124 Verdens Gang / Norway
125 Argumenti i Fakti / Russia 126 Boston Herald / United States 127 Infobae / Argentina 128 Dagbladet / Norway
129 Independent Online / South Africa 130 The New York Observer / United States 131 Yeni Safak / Turkey 132 Seattle Post-Intelligencer / United States
133 The Kansas City Star / United States 134 Al-Ahram / Egypt 135 The Scotsman / United Kingdom 136 Nikkan Sports / Japan
137 Deseret News / United States 138 Herald Sun / Australia 139 The Vancouver Sun / Canada 140 Yang Cheng Wan Bao / China
141 Les Échos / France 142 Gulf News / United Arab Emirates 143 Yedioth Aharonot / Israel 144 Sports Nippon / Japan
145 The Orange County Register / United States 146 Expressen / Sweden 147 St. Louis Post-Dispatch / United States 148 / Russia
149 Handelsblatt / Germany 150 The Daily Telegraph / Australia

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