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September 19, 2022, 7:15 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 …
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.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 14 Pro owners are reporting that the camera physically shakes when taking photos or video in apps including 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.
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?
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 …
Bloomberg:
A profile of Figma founder Dylan Field, who will become the wealthiest person from the Thiel Fellowship by far, as PitchBook estimates his stake is worth $2B+  —  Dylan Field dropped out of an Ivy League school in 2012 to take a grant from the billionaire Peter Thiel and start a software company called Figma.
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Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Sources detail Apple's dilemma over releasing Civil War drama Emancipation starring Will Smith, which cost $120M and wrapped earlier in 2022, after the slap  —  The Civil War drama “Emancipation” finished filming early this year.  Now, Apple faces a quandary on what to do with the movie.
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 …
Emily Birnbaum / Bloomberg:
Former App Association staff describe Apple's large influence despite not being a member; the developer group confirms Apple provides 50%+ of its $9M funding  —  The App Association brands itself as the leading voice for thousands of app developers around the world.

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