August 30, 2023, 12:00 AM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google announces AI features coming soon to Meet, including Duet AI taking notes, showing mid-meeting summaries, and “attending” meetings on a user's behalf  —  If Google Meet's new AI tools are as good as advertised, you might never need to pay attention to another meeting again — or even show up at all.
Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post:
Google unveils SynthID, a tool that can embed an invisible digital “watermark” into AI-generated images, available now to Cloud customers for Imagen-made images  —  The tech giant is among companies pushing out AI tools while promising to build more tools to protect against their misuse
David Pierce / The Verge:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The FBI led an effort to dismantle the Qakbot botnet, which ransomware gangs used as an infection vector for years, on August 25 after infiltrating its network  —  Qakbot, one of the largest and longest-running botnets to date, was taken down following a multinational law enforcement operation spearheaded …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple announces a September 12 event at 10am PT at Apple Park titled “Wonderlust”, where four iPhone 15 models, the Apple Watch Series 9, and more are expected  —  Apple today announced plans to hold a special event on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: OpenAI is on pace to generate more than $1B in revenue over the next 12 months from the sale of AI software and the computing capacity that powers it  —  OpenAI is currently on pace to generate more than $1 billion in revenue over the next 12 months from the sale of artificial intelligence software …
More: Bloomberg and Reuters
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Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Meta removes the largest Chinese influence campaign to date; the campaign spans thousands of accounts, and many are still active on TikTok, X, and Reddit  —  The campaign began at least four years ago and spanned thousands of accounts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X, Substack and Chinese websites, Meta said.
A US court rules that the SEC must review its rejection of Grayscale's bid to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an ETF after approving two bitcoin ETPs  —  A federal appeals court ordered the SEC to “vacate” its rejection of the trust issuer's bid to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an exchange-traded fund.
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Meta rejects the Oversight Board's recommendation to suspend former Cambodian PM Hun Sen's account because doing so would “not be consistent with our policies”  —  Meta, the parent company of Facebook, rejected a recommendation from its Oversight Board to suspend the account …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp launches a new native macOS app via its website, coming soon to the App Store, that lets eight users join video calls and 32 users join audio calls  —  WhatsApp said that it has launched a new native app for Mac today.  The app will allow users to participate in video calls …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube now lets creators take an educational training course when they receive a warning, which YouTube lifts if they don't violate the same policy for 90 days  —  YouTube announced this morning a change to its Community Guidelines that impact creators who break its rules.
David Heaney / UploadVR:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple aims for the iPhone 15 Pro Max to make up 35% to 40% of iPhone 15 shipments, optimistic about its exclusive periscope lens camera as a selling point  —  Apple is aiming for the highest-end iPhone 15 Pro Max to account for roughly 35-40% of initial shipments for the iPhone 15 series …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:

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