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September 19, 2022, 9:00 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
A GTAForums user uploads 90 gameplay videos of Rockstar's upcoming GTA VI, claiming they were behind last week's Uber hack and may leak GTA V and VI source code  —  Footage of Grand Theft Auto VI, Rockstar's next entry in its open-world franchise, appears to have leaked online.
Song Jung-a / Financial Times:
South Korean prosecutors ask Interpol to issue a red notice for Do Kwon and the government to revoke his passport; Kwon denies being “on the run”  —  Fallen crypto developer denies he is ‘on the run’ from investigators  —  South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol to issue …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Some iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max owners say the camera physically shakes when taking photos or video in third-party apps, such as TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram  —  It appears that many popular third-party apps weren't quite prepared for the iPhone 14 Pro's new camera technology.
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
How Russia's IRA troll factories tweeted a torrent of fabricated narratives against the US Women's March and its leaders for 18 months, fracturing the movement  —  As American feminists came together in 2017 to protest Donald Trump, Russia's disinformation machine set about deepening the divides among them.
Joshua Oliver / Financial Times:
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority warns consumers against FTX, saying the exchange is not authorized, following a similar warning about Binance in 2021  —  FCA says group led by Sam Bankman-Fried is ‘targeting’ consumers without authorisation  —  The UK's financial regulator …
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
Artists say they risk losing income as people use their names as distinctive style prompts in text-to-image AI art generators for commercial purposes  —  Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.  —  Those cool AI-generated images you've seen across the internet?
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: the Pentagon plans to audit how it conducts online clandestine information warfare after Meta, Twitter, and others removed pro-US operations  —  Complaints about the U.S. military's influence operations using Facebook and Twitter have raised concern in the White House and federal agencies.
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Sources detail Apple's dilemma over releasing Emancipation, the $120M Civil War drama starring Will Smith that wrapped earlier in 2022, after his Oscar's slap  —  The Civil War drama “Emancipation” finished filming early this year.  Now, Apple faces a quandary on what to do with the movie.
Reuters:
Sources: India's government and central bank have asked Google to help curb illegal digital lending apps several times in recent months  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google has been asked by the Indian government and the central bank to introduce more stringent checks to help curb the use …
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition will likely face antitrust scrutiny over whether the deal would snuff out competition or harm consumers by taking away choices  —  Hello, and welcome to Pipeline.  I'm Biz Carson, and I'm devastated after I lost my 149-day Wordle streak to “parer” yesterday.
Bloomberg:
Jane Zhang / Bloomberg:
A profile of China-born, US-educated academic Li Zexiang, an angel investor in 60+ Chinese tech startups collectively worth almost $12B, including DJI  —  Li Zexiang grew up in rural China during the Cultural Revolution, when capitalists were the enemy.  Now the 61-year-old academic …
Yaling Jiang / South China Morning Post:
Tiffany, Pomellato, and other luxury brands are creating and marketing NFTs to reach young potential consumers in China, despite the country banning NFT trading  —  As in the rest of the world, the metaverse is generating marketing buzz in China.  Unlike the rest of the world …

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