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September 1, 2022, 6:10 PM

Top News

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter is testing an edit button, giving some Twitter Blue subscribers 30 minutes to make edits later in September 2022; edit labels include a complete history  —  Twitter Blue subscribers get access later this month  —  Twitter is now testing its highly-requested Edit Tweet feature.
Washington Post:
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
The UK's CMA says Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition will require an in-depth review and gives Microsoft a September 8 deadline to offer remedies  —  Microsoft Corp.'s planned $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. will be sent for an in-depth review unless …
Associated Press:
An investigation details local US law enforcement using the “Fog Reveal” phone tracking tool, at times without warrants, to search records from 250M devices  —  Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using …
Bennett Cyphers / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
The USB Promoter Group: USB 4 version 2 will offer speeds up to 80Gbps, using existing 40Gbps USB Type-C passive cables and new 80Gbps USB Type-C active cables  —  USB 4 version 2 promises 80 Gbps speeds  —  The next version of USB could be one of the fastest connectors we've seen yet.
Hoakley / The Eclectic Light Company:
Apple quietly updates malware protection in macOS to scan more frequently, making XProtect Remediator as active as many commercial anti-malware products  —  In the last six months macOS malware protection has changed more than it did over the previous seven years.
Matthew Gault / VICE:
An artist using Midjourney to create AI-generated art won first place at Colorado State Fair's fine arts competition, leading to criticism by other artists  —  Jason Allen's AI-generated work “Théâtre D'opéra Spatial” took first place in the digital category at the Colorado State Fair.
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Some musicians with songs about “poop” say Amazon Music has become their biggest source of revenue, likely due to kids yelling the word at Alexa-enabled devices  —  “Alexa, play ‘Poopy Stupid Butt’ again."  —  There are many topics that my 5-year-old and I don't see eye to eye on …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Source: the space between the iPhone 14 Pro display's pill and hole-shaped cutouts will be bridged by software and show microphone and camera privacy indicators  —  The big Apple news of the day is that the iPhone 14 Pro will apparently use software to make the two new display cutouts look like one seamless cutout.
Reuters:
Sources: in December 2020, the US DOJ asked Binance to provide extensive records about its anti-money laundering checks and communications by CEO Changpeng Zhao  —  U.S. federal prosecutors asked Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, to provide extensive internal records …
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Google announces $20M in new commitments to expand computer science education in the US and expects the funds to improve educational access for 11M+ students  —  Grants will support 4-H, The Hidden Genius Project, CUNY, and more  —  Google has announced $20 million in new commitments …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney explores a membership program akin to Amazon Prime, bundling streaming, theme parks, and merchandise, and adding a commerce feature to Disney+  —  Entertainment giant looks to package streaming, parks and merchandise offerings together; aims to add commerce feature to Disney+
Max A. Cherney / Protocol:
Nvidia and AMD say the US has imposed restrictions on exporting chips for AI-related applications to Russia and China, including Nvidia's A100 and AMD's MI200  —  The U.S. has begun to impose fresh restrictions on exports of advanced chips necessary for AI-related applications to Russia and China …
Financial Times:
The EU publishes draft regulations on smartphone spare parts and battery life, including requiring that manufacturers supply 15+ parts for at least five years  —  European Commission says 15 components should be made available for five years after a device's introduction

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