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October 1, 2022, 9:20 PM

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Stadia was doomed from the start because Google knows next to nothing about gaming and no one wants to invest in services they don't trust Google to keep around  —  There's a lot of chatter right now about the “surprise” shutdown of Stadia, Google's game-streaming service.
Ryan Gajewski / The Hollywood Reporter:
Bruce Willis refutes a report that he sold his digital likeness rights to Deepcake, which confirms and says the company created his “digital twin” for 2021 ads  —  Recent reports claimed that the star had become the first Hollywood figure to sell his rights to a company …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Symantec details an ongoing campaign by the Witchetty hacking group, potentially tied to a China-backed threat actor, that hides malware in a Windows logo image  —  Security researchers have discovered a malicious campaign by the ‘Witchetty’ hacking group, which uses steganography to hide a backdoor malware in a Windows logo.
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Local media: South Korea's Fair Trade Commission raided Apple's Seoul offices over allegations the App Store is charging 33% IAP fees rather than the stated 30%  —  Officials from Korea's Fair Trade Commission conducted a dawn raid on Apple's offices in Gangnam-gu, Seoul …
Jennifer A. Kingson / Axios:
Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
Tech companies working with AI are shielding themselves from accountability by outsourcing data collection and model training to academic and nonprofit groups  —  Yesterday, Meta's AI Research Team announced Make-A-Video, a “state-of-the-art AI system that generates videos from text.”
Reuters:
SEC filing: Intel's self-driving car unit Mobileye files for a US IPO and reports $854M revenue in H1 2022, up 21% YoY; Mobileye posted $1.4B revenue in 2021  —  Mobileye, Intel Corp's (INTC.O) self-driving unit, on Friday filed for an initial public offering in the United States …
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
A research project is trying to stop suicides by using AI to analyze at-risk people's smartphone and Fitbit wearable data and identify periods of high danger  —  A unique research project is tracking hundreds of people at risk for suicide, using data from smartphones and wearable biosensors …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft confirms two zero-days in Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are being exploited in the wild; security firm GTSC suspects a Chinese threat actor  —  Microsoft has confirmed that two recently reported zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are being exploited in the wild.
The Verge:
At Tesla AI Day, Musk shows an Optimus humanoid robot prototype that he claims shares AI software and sensors with Autopilot and will “probably” cost under $20K  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of a humanoid “Optimus” robot that shares some AI software and sensors …

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