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July 3, 2023, 6:05 AM

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Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
A developer says Twitter appears to be DDoSing itself via a Twitter web app JavaScript bug, which could be tied to Elon Musk's emergency blocks and rate limits  —  For the last two days, Elon Musk has claimed that Twitter is under attack from “several hundred organizations” who were conducting …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Elon Musk says Twitter has temporarily limited verified accounts to reading 10K posts/day, unverified 1K, and new unverified 500, due to “extreme” data scraping  —  Twitter is putting limits to how many tweets its users can read as the Elon Musk-owned service suffers extended outage …
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Bluesky resumes new sign-ups after a temporary pause to resolve performance issues caused by “record high-traffic”  —  / ‘We will temporarily be pausing Bluesky sign-ups while our team continues to resolve the existing performance issues.’
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is exploring hearing health and body-temperature features for AirPods, while planning cheaper models and a shift to a USB-C port for the case  —  Apple is working on a slew of changes for its popular AirPods earbuds, seeking to expand its wearables business.
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple and Luxshare cut Vision Pro production plans from 1M to less than 400K units in 2024 due to manufacturing problems for the $3,500 headset  —  Initial hopes of 1mn shipments in 2024 launch year dashed by manufacturing problems  —  Apple has been forced to make drastic cuts …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
The moderators of r/IAmA say they won't solicit and coordinate celebrity AMAs as Reddit “has all the funds they need to hire people” for work done by volunteers  —  The moderators of Reddit's IAmA community will no longer solicit and coordinate ask me anything (AMA) …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Benedict Evans:
An analysis of whether AI will destroy, displace, create, and accelerate jobs in the coming years like other waves of automation, or if this time is different  —  Pretty much everyone in tech agrees that generative AI, Large Language Models and ChatGPT are a generational change …
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Thousands of performers who signed their voice rights away in perpetuity years ago are now being forced to compete with AI-cloned versions of their voices  —  Performers forced to compete with themselves as companies' use of technology for cloning prompts calls to update copyright law
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Valve won't publish Steam games that use copyright-infringing AI artwork, contrary to reports claiming that the company will not allow any AI-generated content  —  On Thursday, various outlets reported on a June Reddit post from user potterharry97 saying that Steam would no longer be publishing games with AI-generated content.
McKenna Oxenden / New York Times:
A profile of Rachel Griffin Accurso, known as Ms. Rachel on social media, whose YouTube channel for educational children's videos has over 4.8M subscribers  —  The YouTube star of “Songs for Littles,” an online video series that pulls millions of views, says she's found her calling in encouraging children to speak.

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