August 21, 2023, 7:15 AM

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Alex Reisner / The Atlantic:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Meta plans to launch a web version of Threads early this week, addressing a longstanding wish list item; Adam Mosseri confirmed testing the web app  —  Meta Platforms plans to launch a web version of microblogging app Threads early this week, the biggest new feature to be introduced …
Dayana Mustak / Bloomberg:
John Warnock, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with Charles Geschke and was the company's CEO until 2000 and CTO until retiring in 2001, died on August 19 at age 82  —  Technology entrepreneur John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Inc., died on Saturday at age 82, the company said in a statement.
Matt Novak / Forbes:
Many images uploaded directly to X between 2011 and 2014 are not loading and links from those years that used Twitter's native shortening service are broken too  —  Twitter, the social media platform officially known as X, appears to have deleted all images from the website that were posted between 2011 and 2014.
New York Times:
A look at Music: Not Impossible's haptic suit, consisting of a backpack and ankle and wrist bands, which lets people feel music as vibrations on their bodies  —  Wearable backpacks designed by Music: Not Impossible, which allow people to experience music as vibrations on their bodies, are becoming more accessible to the public.
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
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 …
Amanda Hoover / Wired:
How Science, Nature, and other peer-reviewed journals are grappling with outlines, drafts, or papers that authors used generative AI to write without disclosure  —  Ethics watchdogs are looking out for potentially undisclosed use of generative AI in scientific writing.  But there's no foolproof way to catch it all yet.

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