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August 7, 2023, 1:15 PM

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Hayden Field / CNBC:
Zoom updates terms letting it use customer data to train AI; Zoom says only for users who consented, but consent must be given to enable generative AI features  —  - Zoom's terms of service update establishes the video platform's right to use some customer data for training its AI models.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
UK researchers train a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using a microphone with 95% accuracy overall and 93% on Zoom  —  A team of researchers from British universities has trained a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using …
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.
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Bing Chat, which previously was only available in Microsoft products like the Edge browser and Bing app, is coming 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.
Reuters:
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 users have become a “digital diaspora” searching for a replacement after Elon Musk's takeover, such as 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.
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 …

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