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August 7, 2023, 4:55 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple acknowledges the US “smartphone market has been in a decline for the last couple of quarters”; sources: the iPhone 15 will go on sale around September 22  —  On the cusp of the iPhone 15 debut, Apple has finally admitted what has long been clear: The industry is facing a smartphone slowdown.
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on Prospect Medical Holdings, which runs 16 hospitals and 166 outpatient clinics and centers in CA, CT, PA, and RI  —  A major hospital network with arms in multiple states is dealing with widespread network outages due to a cyberattack, which the FBI confirms is ransomware.
New York Times:
Shoddy self-published guidebooks, which appear to be compiled with the help of generative AI and promoted via deceptive reviews, are proliferating on Amazon  —  In March, as she planned for an upcoming trip to France, Amy Kolsky, an experienced international traveler who lives in Bucks County …
Reuters:
Elon Musk claims X will fund the legal bills of people who have been “unfairly treated” by their employer “due to posting or liking something on this platform”  —  Elon Musk has said his X social media platform will fund the legal bills of people who have been treated unfairly …
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 …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Some US lawmakers are quickly advancing an anti-sex, anti-speech agenda in the name of kids' online safety, which could soon entangle every adult internet user  —  Today let's talk about a right we currently take for granted that may soon disappear: the ability to browse and post to most websites anonymously.

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