August 27, 2023, 10:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning a new iPad Pro for 2024, the device's first major overhaul since 2018, featuring an M3, OLED display, 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.
Benedict Evans:
A look at the ethical and legal issues around generative AI, which makes things that were previously only possible on a small scale practical at a massive scale  —  We've been talking about intellectual property in one way or another for at least the last five hundred years …
Filing: Didi plans to sell its smart car development arm to Xpeng, one of China's largest EV makers, for ~$744M in Xpeng stock, or a ~3.25% stake  —  - Xpeng shares surge in Hong Kong trading after deal announced  — Didi, Xpeng to launch mass-market EV brand in new partnership
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Hackers breached WebDetetive, an Android spyware app used mainly in Brazil, and deleted victims' stolen data; 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 …
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 …
Roger Montti / Search Engine Journal: 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
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.
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
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.
Wall Street Journal:
The US Treasury proposes new rules that would treat crypto exchanges more like stockbrokers, requiring them to report gross proceeds to the IRS starting in 2026  —  Long-delayed regulations would treat crypto platforms more like brokers who handle stocks and mutual funds

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