August 19, 2023, 6:30 PM

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Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Cruise complies with California DMV's request to halve its fleet, as the regulator probes “recent concerning incidents” involving its robotaxis in San Francisco  —  Cruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, has been asked to reduce its robotaxi fleet by 50% in San Francisco following …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Windows file archiver utility maker WinRAR fixes a vulnerability that could let an attacker remotely execute arbitrary code, after a researcher flagged the flaw  —  A high-severity vulnerability has been fixed in WinRAR, the popular file archiver utility for Windows used by millions …
Winston Cho / The Hollywood Reporter:
A judge upholds a US Copyright Office finding that artwork created by AI isn't eligible for copyright protection as “human authorship is a bedrock requirement”  —  A federal judge on Friday upheld a finding from the U.S. Copyright Office that a piece of art created by AI is not open to protection.
David Ljunggren / Reuters:
Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge demands that Meta lift its “reckless” news ban on Facebook and Instagram for the safety of people fleeing wildfires  —  The Canadian government on Friday demanded that Meta (META.O) lift a “reckless” ban on domestic news from its platforms …
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Western Digital refuses to answer questions about how its portable SanDisk Extreme SSDs may lose users' data; the company is being sued for fraud and data loss  —  Eleven days ago, we sent these questions to Western Digital's head of PR and published them publicly on The Verge:
Nestlé, Unilever, and other big advertisers are experimenting with using generative AI ads, but many remain wary of the security, copyright, and data bias risks  —  Some of the world's biggest advertisers, from food giant Nestle (NESN.S) to consumer goods multinational Unilever (ULVR.L) …
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Emily Bobrow / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of, and interview with, Max Tegmark, who co-founded the Elon Musk-backed Future of Life Institute and says AI may be an existential threat to humanity  —  Long optimistic about the possibilities of artificial intelligence, the MIT physicist now says companies and governments must work together …

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