Tech Bytes: Tax data breach

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Three tax preparation firms are accused of sending taxpayer data to Meta and Google. A congressional report called it a “shocking” breach of privacy by H&R Block Taxslayer and Tax-Act. According to the report, they shared users’ data over two years. Taxslayer claims the report contains false statements. H&R Block said that it takes protecting client privacy “very seriously.”

Microsoft is launching a new feature for Xbox, designed to help users report abusive language. The tool can capture video clips from inappropriate voice chats, which users can submit to moderators.

Finally, Elon Musk has officially launched his artificial intelligence startup xAI,
Musk says the company’s goal is to understand the true nature of the universe.