February 21, 2023, 1:10 PM

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft President Brad Smith says the company signed a binding, 10-year contract to bring Call of Duty games to Nintendo consoles on the same day as Xbox  —  Microsoft's deal with Nintendo to bring “Call of Duty” games to Nintendo systems — if Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition …
Washington Post:
A live blog of oral arguments before SCOTUS in Gonzalez v. Google, stemming from an Islamic State attack in Paris in 2015, and Twitter v. Taamneh on Wednesday  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Google, a lawsuit that argues tech companies should be legally liable …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
A look at Apple's smartphone dominance among Gen Z, who make up an estimated 34% of all US iPhone owners, as Samsung and Android struggle against iMessage  —  Younger Americans prefer an iPhone over Android by huge margins, creating unusual pressure over how they communicate
Gary Marcus / The Road to AI We Can Trust:
A Microsoft forum post from November 23, 2022 describes AI chatbot Sydney as “misbehaving” and being “so rude”, suggesting the company knew about its issues  —  A new discovery that makes a curious story a whole lot more curious  —  We all know by now just how off the rails Bing can get.
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Sony adds GT Sophy Race Together mode to Gran Turismo 7, letting players race against its GT Sophy AI experiment announced in February 2022, through March 2023  —  GT Sophy beat the world's best players in 2022; now you can race it yourself.  —  Last year, Sony AI and Polyphony Digital …
Matt Burgess / Wired:
Building on ForcedEntry, Trellix researchers find now-fixed iOS and macOS bugs related to NSPredicate that could have let attackers bypass Apple's sandbox  —  Security researchers found a class of flaws that, if exploited, would allow an attacker to access people's messages, photos, and call history.
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Steven Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Linus Torvalds releases Linux 6.2, the first mainstream Linux kernel to support Apple's M1 chips, expected to become Ubuntu 23.04's default kernel  —  Linux 6.2 was released yesterday, and Linus Torvalds described the latest Linux kernel release as, “Maybe it's not a sexy LTS release like 6.1 ended up being …
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
The European Commission plans to propose a law in Q2 2023 aimed at improving cooperation between national regulators investigating cross-border GDPR violations  —  The European Union is (finally) coming to grips with the dysfunctionalities of its most famous tech law of all: the General Data Protection Regulation.

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