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August 27, 2023, 8:02 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's new iPad Pro, due in 2024, will get its first major overhaul since 2018, including an M3 chip, OLED displays, and a revamped Magic Keyboard  —  Apple is working on a revamped iPad Pro for next year, aiming to shake up a tablet market that's deep in the doldrums.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Hackers breached WebDetetive, an Android spyware app used mainly in Brazil, and deleted data on its victims; Poland-based LetMeSpy was similarly hacked in June  —  The Portuguese-language app WebDetetive was used to compromise over 76,000 phones to date  —  A Portuguese-language spyware …
Benedict Evans:
A look at the ethical and legal issues around generative AI, as it makes practical at a massive scale things that were previously only possible on a small scale  —  We've been talking about intellectual property in one way or another for at least the last five hundred years …
Roger Montti / Search Engine Journal:
WordPress.com debuts a 100-year domain name registration for $38K, offering managed hosting and 24/7 customer service; domains are typically capped at 10 years  —  WordPress announces the availability of 100-year domain name registrations that include 24/7 assistance and managed web hosting
James Hunt / The Block:
A Pepe memecoin team member says three former colleagues stole ~16T Pepe tokens worth $15M from the project's multisig before selling them on crypto exchanges  —  - Approximately 16 trillion Pepe tokens ($15 million) were illicitly transferred to crypto exchanges OKX, Binance …
Clive Cookson / Financial Times:
A look at the UK's new DARPA-inspired Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), which has a four-year £800M budget to invest in breakthrough tech like AI  —  Head of Advanced Research and Invention Agency tells FT it has appointed directors charged with selecting projects
Stephen King / The Atlantic:
Stephen King reflects on his books being used for AI training, arguing the sum is lesser than its parts, so far, as creativity can't happen without sentience  —  One prominent author responds to the revelation that his writing is being used to coach artificial intelligence.  —  Self-driving cars.
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Linus Tech Tips founder Linus Sebastian addresses the theft allegations and ethical missteps, but not sexual harassment claims, that prompted a production pause  —  Linus Media Group (LMG) founder Linus Sebastian explained LMG's HR policies and how it will improve accuracy and ethics in a video posted to YouTube last night.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Despite cheating and misinformation fears, some US schools that once raced to block AI chatbot access are now encouraging teachers and students to use them  —  Some districts that once raced to block A.I. chatbots are now trying to embrace them.  —  For decades, Walla Walla High School …

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