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Malicious xz backdoor reveals fragility of open source

This time, we got lucky. It mostly affected bleeding-edge distros. But that's not a defense strategy

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Microsoft, OpenAI may be dreaming of $100B 5GW AI 'Stargate' supercomputer

Play it again, Sam

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OpenAI claims its software can clone your voice from 15 seconds of you talking

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