August 9, 2023, 5:15 AM

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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Intel fixes a flaw found by a Google researcher that could let attackers steal passwords and other secrets, affecting Skylake, Tiger Lake, and Ice Lake chips  —  The vulnerability could allow attackers to take advantage of an information leak to steal sensitive details like private messages, passwords, and encryption keys.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Nvidia unveils the GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, a combination GPU and CPU relying on high-bandwidth memory 3, or HBM3e, expected to enter production in Q2 2024  —  - Company is upgrading lineup that fueled $1 trillion valuation  — New chip could make it harder for rivals like AMD to catch up
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
YouTube plans to stop showing users recommended videos in some places when watch history is turned off entirely, including the homepage  —  Recommended videos keep users engaged on YouTube, but starting today, YouTube will stop showing recommended videos in some places, such as the homepage …
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
The US Federal Reserve launches a program for overseeing banks' crypto activity and clarifies its pre-approval process for engaging with stablecoins  —  Fresh crypto guidance from the U.S. central bank doesn't represent a departure from previous policy, but it provides more details on what the Fed expects from banks.
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Dutch engineer Bram Moolenaar, who in 1991 released and then maintained the very popular Vim open-source code editor, died on August 3 at 62  —  The open source software legend left us on August 3 at age 62.  —  Computing as we know it today was built in no small part by individuals …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix launches a game controller app on the App Store to let users play Netflix games on their TV; the app description says the feature is “coming soon”  —  After last fall signaling its intentions to expand into cloud gaming, Netflix today launched a new app that will soon allow subscribers to play games on their TV.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Verizon is sunsetting BlueJeans, a business-focused video conferencing app acquired in 2020, starting on August 31, due to “the changing market landscape”  —  Did you know Verizon acquired a video conferencing app back in 2020?  It's fine if you haven't because Verizon has announced that its …
Ava Benny-Morrison / Bloomberg:
Sources: ex-FTX Digital Markets co-CEO Ryan Salame is in talks with prosecutors to plead guilty to criminal charges and may enter a plea as soon as September  —  - Ryan Salame was the co-chief executive of FTX Digital Markets  — Salame would be fourth former FTX executive to plead guilty
Hugh Son / CNBC:
The SEC fines 11 Wall Street firms $289M total for poor recordkeeping by using apps including Signal, WhatsApp, and iMessage; CFTC fines four banks $260M total  —  - U.S. regulators on Tuesday announced a combined $549 million in penalties against Wall Street firms that failed to maintain electronic records of employee communications.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google updates Messages with group end-to-end encryption and turns RCS on by default for new and existing users, but some have to agree to their carrier's ToS  —  After testing group end-to-end encryption for the past few months, Google Messages has now fully rolled it out and is enabling RCS by default too.
Sony reports Q1 revenue up 33% YoY to $20.7B and PS5 sales up 38% YoY to 3.3M; Sony had said the company expects to sell 25M PS5 units in the year to March 2024  —  Sony on Wednesday reported a 31% fall in profit in the first fiscal quarter as its life insurance unit dragged on its bottom line …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Project IDX, an AI- and browser-based developer environment using the open-source Visual Studio Code and integrating Google's PaLM 2-based Codey  —  Google today announced the launch of Project IDX, its foray into offering an AI-enabled browser-based development environment …
Varsha Bansal / Rest of World:
A look at the Indian Institutes of Technology, established in the 1950s and 1960s to emulate MIT and now comprising 23 schools offering a path to tech success  —  Indian tech entrepreneur Kesavan Kandadai has many accomplishments under his belt: launching Amazon Prime Video in India and founding …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
A look at Def Con's White House-backed Generative Red Team Challenge, where contestants try to make AI chatbots go rogue; the results will be sealed for months  —  Chatbots can be biased, deceptive or even dangerous.  Hackers are competing to figure out exactly how.

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