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August 28, 2023, 11:25 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: for 2024, Apple is planning the iPad Pro's first major upgrade since 2018, featuring an M3, an OLED screen, and a Magic Keyboard with a larger trackpad  —  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 …
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
A look at the US Air Force's efforts to build an AI-based air combat system, including drones for as little as $3M apiece that serve pilots as a “loyal wingman”  —  An Air Force program shows how the Pentagon is starting to embrace the potential of a rapidly emerging technology …
Gwyn Topham / The Guardian:
UK's National Air Traffic Services is experiencing network-wide computer failure, as hundreds of flights in and out of the country have been delayed  —  Some regional routes operating but few planes took off from Heathrow and inbound flights have been held  —  Hundreds of flights …
Bloomberg:
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  —  - EV makers buys Didi smart-car unit in $744 million stock deal  — Didi, Xpeng to launch mass-market EV brand in new partnership
Chun Han Wong / Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn founder Terry Gou plans to run in Taiwan's 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate, after an unsuccessful bid in 2019  —  Terry Gou's independent candidacy could split opposition vote and boost the ruling party, which seeks closer U.S. ties amid Chinese pressure
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 …

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