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August 5, 2023, 1:35 PM

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Richard Lawler / The Verge:
X delays its Ads Revenue Sharing program's payouts that were set for the week of July 31, saying the volume of people signing up “has exceeded our expectations”  —  In news that isn't very surprising given the recent history of Twitter, which Elon Musk is currently rebranding to X …
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Microsoft fixes an Azure flaw that could have let hackers access sensitive data, after criticism from the CEO of cybersecurity risk management company Tenable  —  Microsoft has resolved a vulnerability that allows threat actors to gain access to information managed by Azure AD …
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 …
Bloomberg:
How members of the Community, a group of teenage SIM swappers who met on the forum OGUsers, stole millions in crypto in 2018 before turning on each other  —  Michael Terpin lost a fortune to a phone “SIM swap.”  When he went to war to get it back, he found some surprising allies.
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Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
Some designers say AI tools have made them anxious about the YouTube thumbnail microeconomy's future; creators like MrBeast pay up to $10K for a video thumbnail  —  Creators like MrBeast pay up to $10,000 for a single YouTube video thumbnail, but the rise of AI tools have some designers anxious about the microeconomy's future.
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
People have few options for protection or recourse when hallucinating AI chatbots create and spread falsehoods about them that threaten their reputations  —  People have little protection or recourse when the technology creates and spreads falsehoods about them.
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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.

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