Allum Bokhari

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Playing Catch Up: Amazon Enters AI Race with Custom Chips

Tech giant Amazon was one of the last big tech companies to join the generative AI gold rush, announcing its own Titan large language model in April, after Google announced Bard and Facebook launched LLaMA, following the massive success of OpenAI’s ChatGPT last year.

Jeff Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Elon Musk Calls on South African President to Condemn Genocidal Chant

Elon Musk, the South African-born CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter (now X Corp) called on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to condemn a racist chant used by one of the country’s political leaders, that encourages the murder of white Boer farmers.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pictured as he attends the start of the production at Tesla's "Gigafactory" on March 22, 2022 in Gruenheide, southeast of Berlin. - US electric car pioneer Tesla received the go-ahead for its "gigafactory" in Germany on March 4, 2022, paving the way for production to …

National Defense Authorization Act Becomes Censorship Battleground

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has become a censorship battleground, with reports that Democrats in the Senate may attempt to add provisions that would make it easier for the federal government to control online speech, after Republicans in the House passed a version of the bill that would make it harder.

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Report: Ukraine Intelligence Coordinated with FBI to Censor Americans on Social Media

A new report from the House Judiciary Committee indicates that an effort against “Russian disinformation” on social media platforms, spearheaded by the FBI and Ukrainian intelligence officials, resulted in the censorship of Americans’ accounts. In one case, the FBI and Ukrainian intelligence effort flagged  an account run by the U.S. State Department for censorship, but it was ultimately not taken down.

US President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Mariinsky Palace during an unannounced visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Unholy Alliance: Google Joins Facebook in Blocking News Stories in Canada

Following a similar decision by Facebook (now known as Meta), Google announced plans to block all news links in Canada following the passage of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, a corporate welfare package for the legacy media industry that would force tech companies to pay big media companies for linking to their content.

Sundar Pichai CEO of Google ( Carsten Koall /Getty)