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August 1, 2023, 5:00 AM

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New York Times:
Twitter/X files a lawsuit against Center for Countering Digital Hate, accusing the nonprofit and its backers of “actively working to prevent free expression”  —  The Center for Countering Digital Hate said it had received a letter from X, Twitter's parent company …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter is now “X” in the App Store, seemingly via an exception to Apple's rule that requires app names to have two or more characters  —  After weeks of changes to its social handles, branding on its interface, a redirect on the web, and lots of chatter from its owner …
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Ina Fried / Axios:
Internal email: Google is revamping Assistant to focus on using generative AI, starting with the mobile version, and is reorganizing related teams  —  Google plans to overhaul its Assistant to focus on using generative AI technologies similar to those that power ChatGPT and its own Bard chatbot …
Andy Robinson / Video Games Chronicle:
Sources: Nintendo plans to release a new console in H2 2024, with a portable mode, LCD display, and a cartridge slot; key partners already have development kits  —  Development kits for Nintendo's next console are now with key partner studios, with launch planned for next year, sources have told VGC.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
The BBC launches social.bbc, an “experimental” Mastodon server with posts from a handful of BBC accounts, and plans to try out the server for six months  —  The BBC has launched its own “experimental” Mastodon server, marking one of the first major news outlets to establish an instance on the Twitter alternative.
Decrypt:
The SEC charges Hex crypto project founder Richard Heart with raising over $1B via unregistered securities offerings, including Hex, PulseChain, and PulseX  —  The SEC has charged Richard Heart, the founder of the crypto project Hex, with allegedly conducting unregistered securities offerings that raised more than $1 billion.
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
China restricts civilian drone exports, citing Russia's war in Ukraine and concern about military use; DJI pulled out of Russia and Ukraine in April 2022  —  China imposed restrictions Monday on exports of long-range civilian drones, citing Russia's war in Ukraine and concern that drones might be converted to military use.
New York Times:
How popular gaming platforms like Minecraft and Roblox are being used to promote Russia's war narrative, influencing some young and Russian-speaking audiences  —  Propaganda is appearing in Minecraft and other popular games and discussion groups as the Kremlin tries to win over new audiences.

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