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August 4, 2023, 11:00 PM

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Martin Coulter / Reuters:
To comply with the EU's DSA, TikTok plans to let users turn off personalized recommendations in For You, remove targeted ads for users aged 13 to 17, and more  —  Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok has announced a raft of new features for European users aimed at improving compliance with incoming European Union regulations.
Dan Garisto / Nature:
Scientists have so far failed to show that a South Korean team's LK-99 material is a claimed room temperature superconductor, which could transform computing  —  You can also search for this author in  —  PubMed Google Scholar  —  A Korean team's claim to have discovered a superconductor …
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Google will face a scaled-down antitrust lawsuit over search after a judge ruled that state AGs didn't show that Google's search results harmed rivals like Yelp  —  - Google still faces DOJ, state suits over search contracts  — Combined trial over claims set for Sept. 12 in federal court
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
A profile of Window Snyder, who helped secure the early internet while at Microsoft and Mozilla, and pushed Apple to enable encryption by default in its devices  —  Snyder has made Windows, Mac computers, iPhones, and other technologies more secure for almost 25 years.
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Microsoft says it has fixed an Azure flaw that could let hackers access sensitive data, following criticism from the CEO of cybersecurity company Tenable  —  Microsoft has resolved a vulnerability that allows threat actors to gain access to information managed by Azure AD …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
SoftBank sues former IRL CEO Abraham Shafi for fraud after investing $150M in IRL in 2021 on user metrics claims; IRL allegedly paid to fill the site with bots  —  SoftBank sued former IRL CEO Abraham Shafi and five siblings and cousins for allegedly misleading the investor about the messaging app's growth …
Michael Kan / PCMag:
X took control of the @music account from a man who had been using it since 2007, without advanced warning or compensation; his new account handle is @musicfan  —  After seizing the @X account, Twitter has taken over the @music handle from an Ohio man who had been using it for over 16 years.
Harmeet Singh Walia / Counterpoint Research:
Global smartphone revenue fell 8% YoY and 15% QoQ to under $90B in Q2 2023; Apple had a record 45% share of global smartphone revenue and an 85% share of profit  —  - Apple led global smartphone revenues and operating profit with record June-quarter shares of 45% and 85% respectively.
IDC:
Smartphone shipments in India fell 10% YoY in H1 2023 to 64M; in Q2 2023, Apple and OnePlus grew 61% YoY each, Xiaomi fell 39% YoY, and Realme fell 30% YoY  —  For more information, contact:  —  ujoshi@idc.com  —  mcarreon@idc.com  —  Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker …
New York Times:
A profile of TSMC founder Morris Chang, who left the US for Taiwan in 1985 to build a chip manufacturing titan now at the center of the US-China tech Cold War  —  At 92, Morris Chang, the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, can no longer stay in the shadows.  —  Reporting from Taipei, Taiwan
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