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September 9, 2019, 8:05 AM

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New York Times:
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito resigns after a report showed he hid the extent of the fundraising role of Jeffrey Epstein, whom MIT “disqualified” as a donor  —  The director of M.I.T.'s prestigious Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after an outcry over his financial ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
What to expect from Apple on Sep. 10: 3 new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 5, new Apple TV, release info for OSes, pricing and launch date for Apple Arcade, more  —  iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, software updates, and more  —  It's almost iPhone time (or, as other people call it …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple to livestream the September 10 iPhone event on YouTube, marking the first time that Apple will live stream one of its keynotes on Google's platform  —  Over the last several years, Apple has gradually been expanding the ways people can tune into its various keynotes.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
China Labor Watch: at the largest iPhone factory ~50% of workers were temps in August, breaking a 10% limit set by China; Apple, Foxconn admit it was an issue  —  - Companies confirm report on excessive use of temporary workers  — China Labor Watch alleges harsh conditions before iPhone event
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Brad Smith about his new book and how tech sector and governments need to step up and do more to address the challenges that technology is creating  —  Microsoft President Brad Smith has a light-up globe, a neon blue miniature likeness of Earth, spinning on his desk inside the company's Redmond headquarters.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
New York Times:
AI must account for basic concepts of how the world works, like time, space, and causality, beyond statistical pattern detection, before it can earn our trust  —  Computer systems need to understand time, space and causality.  Right now they don't.  —  Dr. Marcus is cognitive psychologist and robotics entrepreneur.
Zak Doffman / Forbes:
Check Point: Chinese hacker group APT3 reverse engineered EternalRomance NSA exploit by setting up machines as traps to retrieve info after they were attacked  —  I write about security and surveillance.  —  When it was alleged earlier this year that secretive Chinese hacking group APT3 …

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