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September 1, 2023, 10:25 PM

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Monica Chin / The Verge:
Hands-on with the $699 Lenovo Legion Go, with Windows 11, an 8.8" QHD+ screen, an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, and detachable controllers, available in October  —  Every company and its mother seems to be putting out handheld gaming PCs these days, and Lenovo is next to the plate.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
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New York Times:
Sources: Meta is considering paid, ad-free versions of Facebook and Instagram for users in the EU, to fend off privacy concerns and scrutiny from EU regulators  —  The subscription plan is a response to European Union policies and court rulings to restrict Meta's data-collection practices.
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
Samsung reveals the world's first 32Gb DDR5 DRAM die, letting the company lower the cost of high-capacity memory modules and build record 1TB RDIMMs for servers  —  Samsung early on Friday revealed the world's first 32 Gb DDR5 DRAM die.  The new memory die is made on the company's 12 nm …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
In a response to Heat Initiative, Apple says CSAM scanning in iCloud would create “new threat vectors” and lead to a “slippery slope of unintended consequences”  —  Child safety group Heat Initiative plans to launch a campaign pressing Apple on child sexual abuse material scanning and user reporting.
Tripp Mickle / New York Times:
Child advocacy group Heat Initiative is starting a $2M campaign calling on Apple to detect, report, and remove child sexual abuse materials from iCloud  —  An advocacy group is starting a $2 million campaign calling for the company to better police materials on its products and services.
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
The manager of .ai TLD for British territory Anguilla estimates the island will make $25M to $30M from domain registration fees in 2023, up from $7.4M in 2021  —  Anguilla is expected to make millions this year from a surge in demand for web addresses ending with .ai, thanks to the frenzy around artificial intelligence.
Reuters:
Canada tries to address Big Tech's Bill C-18 concerns, saying Google and Meta would pay publishers ~$126.6M and ~$44M per year; Meta plans to keep blocking news  —  Canada unveiled draft rules on Friday for a law to compel internet giants to pay news outlets, saying it was addressing …
Robert Stewart / NOLA.com:
Filing: Globalstar signed a $64M deal with SpaceX to launch satellites for Apple's Emergency SOS iPhone feature in 2025  —  Globalstar has enlisted Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch a host of satellites it will use to provide a communications network for an emergency Apple iPhone feature …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Robinhood says the company paid ~$606M to repurchase shares held by an affiliate of Sam Bankman-Fried, set up via an agreement with the US Marshals Service  —  Stock-trading app Robinhood on Friday said it paid nearly $606 million to repurchase shares held by an affiliate of jailed crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried.
Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts its Full Self-Driving Beta's US price from $15K to $12K, reversing the bump from $12K to $15K in September 2022; the subscription is still $199/month  —  Tesla has cut the price of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software by $3,000, to $12K, down from $15K in the US.

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