August 7, 2023, 6:30 PM

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Hayden Field / CNBC:
Zoom updates its terms to let the company train its AI models using customer data, Zoom says only for users who consented, but doesn't offer a way to opt out  —  - Zoom's terms of service update establishes the video platform's right to use some customer data for training its AI models.
Anna Irrera / Bloomberg:
PayPal debuts PYUSD, a Paxos-issued stablecoin and fully backed by USD deposits, short-term Treasuries, and cash equivalents, rolling out to US users gradually  —  - PayPal USD will be pegged to dollar, issued by Paxos Trust  — Stablecoins have yet to take off in consumer-payment sector
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
UK researchers train a deep learning model that can steal passwords and more by decoding keyboard keystrokes recorded using a microphone with an accuracy of 95%  —  A team of researchers from British universities has trained a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using …
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
Zoom, known for helping millions of people work from home, asks its employees living within 50 miles of an office to work in person at least two days per week  —  The tech company that helped millions of people work from home is finally tired of its employees being far away.
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
How a false facial recognition match led to Detroit police wrongfully arresting a Black woman for carjacking and robbery, the first such known case for a woman  —  Porcha Woodruff thought the police who showed up at her door to arrest her for carjacking were joking.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says Bing Chat, which is only available in products like its Edge browser and Bing app, is coming “soon” to third-party browsers, including on mobile  —  In late July, Microsoft confirmed its ChatGPT-like Bing Chat was testing in third-party browsers like Chrome and Safari …
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Sources: Apple has a deal where TSMC effectively eats the cost of chip defects, saving billions for Apple, which will get 3nm chips about a year before rivals  —  When Apple's next iPhone goes on sale in September, its upgraded core processor will be more powerful than that of any rival smartphone.
Researchers: North Korean hackers placed backdoors at Russian rocket design bureau NPO Mashinostroyeniya for at least five months in 2022 to see emails and more  —  An elite group of North Korean hackers secretly breached computer networks at a major Russian missile developer for at least five months …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Black Twitter has become a “digital diaspora” after Elon Musk's takeover, with users in search of a replacement like Mastodon, Threads, Spoutible, and Fanbase  —  The influential online community that gave rise to social movements like #BlackLivesMatter is now a “digital diaspora” in search of a new home.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Developer logs: Apple is testing an M3 Max chip with a 16-core CPU, a 40-core GPU, and 48GB of RAM, in a MacBook Pro that's expected to debut in 2024  —  - The chip has 16 central processing cores and 40 for graphics  — Company is testing flurry of new Macs as it seeks sales boost

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