OpenAI hits $80 billion, EU tightens online rules

FDA approves groundbreaking melanoma therapy; OpenAI's valuation triples. Plus, EU's Digital Services Act covers all platforms and Android 15 focuses on privacy.

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[7.2] FDA approves first cellular therapy to treat patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma — FDA.gov

The FDA has approved Amtagvi, a new immunotherapy for adults with certain types of advanced melanoma. It's for patients who've already tried other treatments. Amtagvi uses a patient's own T cells to fight cancer. In a study, 31.5% of patients responded to Amtagvi, with some maintaining the response for up to 12 months. However, it can cause serious side effects, so patients must be monitored. The treatment was fast-tracked and given priority by the FDA.

[7.1] OpenAI's valuation triples to over $80 billion — The New York Times

OpenAI's valuation has soared to over $80 billion, nearly tripling in under 10 months. Employees can sell shares through a tender offer led by Thrive Capital. This makes OpenAI one of the top-valued tech startups, trailing only ByteDance and SpaceX.

[7.0] EU's Digital Services Act expands to cover all online platforms — The Verge

Starting February 17, the EU's Digital Services Act (DSA) will apply to all online platforms with EU users, not just the 19 large ones already covered. This includes sites like eBay and OnlyFans. The DSA mandates clear rules for content moderation, bans targeted ads to minors, and prohibits targeting based on sensitive data. Platforms must explain moderation actions and offer dispute options. The DSA also requires transparency reports and mechanisms to report illegal content. Small services with under 50 staff and €10 million turnover are exempt. Violations can lead to fines up to 6% of global turnover.

[6.9] Google announces Android 15 with focus on privacy and performance — The Verge

Google unveils Android 15, focusing on improved hardware-software communication and privacy. Developer preview out now, public betas between March and April, aiming for platform stability in June. Updates include Dynamic Performance Framework for better power management, privacy enhancements, partial screen recording, and improved camera experience in third-party apps.

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