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Chat GPT Link Roundup

This link roundup is by LIT-SIS Blog Committee member Shay Elbaum, Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library.  The AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT was released at the end of November and has generated thousands of hot takes, some of… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court allows Reddit mods to anonymously defend Section 230

Enlarge (credit: SOPA Images / Contributor | LightRocket) Over the past few days, dozens of tech companies have filed briefs in support of Google in a Supreme Court case that tests online platforms’ liability for recommending content. Obvious stakeholders like… Continue Reading →

Meta, Twitter, Microsoft and Others Urge Supreme Court Not To Allow Lawsuits Against Tech Algorithms

A wide range of businesses, internet users, academics and even human rights experts defended Big Tech’s liability shield in a pivotal Supreme Court case about YouTube algorithms, with some arguing that excluding AI-driven recommendation engines from federal legal protections would… Continue Reading →

The TikTok ‘exclusion act’ of 2022.

Magic Washer Detergent…  “TikTok must go”   Following a move conducted by the executive branch, Congress recently moved forward banning the use of TikTok on federal government devices. The purported ban was declared necessary by officials due to the national… Continue Reading →

The Incessant Whine of Crypto Mining

“When people talk about crypto mining the first thing usually mentioned is the amount of electricity it uses,” writes Slashdot reader quonset. “What few realize is how loud rack after rack of servers and fans for cooling running 24/7 can… Continue Reading →

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D&D Will Move To a Creative Commons License, Requests Feedback On a New OGL

A new draft of the Dungeons & Dragons Open Gaming License, dubbed OGL 1.2 by publisher Wizards of the Coast, is now available for download. Polygon reports: The announcement was made Thursday by Kyle Brink, executive producer of D&D, on… Continue Reading →

Twitter officially bans third-party clients after cutting off prominent devs

After cutting off prominent app makers like Tweetbot and Twitterific, Twitter today quietly updated its developer terms to ban third-party clients altogether. Spotted by Engadget, the “restrictions” section of Twitter’s 5,000-some-word developer agreement was updated with a clause prohibiting “use… Continue Reading →

Dungeons & Dragons’ publisher will put the game under a Creative Commons license

It looks like Dungeons & Dragons just succeeded on a death-saving throw. After weeks of backlash and protests from fans and content creators, Wizards of the Coast — the Hasbro-owned publisher of Dungeons & Dragons — announced that it will… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Will End Sale of Windows 10 Licenses to Consumers This Month

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has been available on the retail market for over seven years and was superseded by Windows 11 in October 2021. However, despite its age, Windows 10 remains the most… Continue Reading →

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