September 3, 2023, 1:10 PM

Top News

James Clayton / BBC:
EU study: social media companies have failed to stop pro-Russian disinformation and the “reach and influence of Kremlin-backed accounts” grew further in 2023  —  Social media companies have failed to stop “large-scale” Russian disinformation campaigns since the invasion of Ukraine, the EU has said.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
X updated its privacy policy to let the company use data X collects to train its AI models; Musk says X may use “just public data, not DMs or anything private”  —  X's recently updated privacy policy informed its users it would now collect biometric data as well as users' job …
Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
The SF Fire Department says two Cruise driverless taxis blocked an ambulance carrying a patient who later died at a hospital; Cruise claims it was not at fault  —  Two Cruise taxis delayed an ambulance carrying a car accident victim to a hospital, a department report said.  The company said it was not at fault.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at iPhone's upcoming Lightning to USB-C transition; sources: Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro coming next year will have an aluminum top case  —  Also: The company confirms the date of its Sept. 12 iPhone 15 event and aims to overhaul device production with 3D printers.
As Instagram and other social media feeds get swamped with influencers' professionally created content, average users move to private posting and closed groups  —  Group chats and messaging apps killed it … Tati Bruening, a 22-year-old content creator and photographer, just wants to share memes and post about cooking green beans.
Mark Townsend / The Guardian:
Emails: some UK Home Office officials lobbied the ICO to act “favorably” towards Facewatch, which is rolling out facial recognition tech across the country  —  Officials reflected policing minister's enthusiasm to roll out controversial technology across the country, particularly in retail settings
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft plans to deprecate WordPad, automatically included with Windows since 1995, via a future Windows update, as it's no longer under active development  —  Microsoft announced today that it will deprecate WordPad with a future Windows update as it's no longer under active development …
Foxconn founder Terry Gou resigns as a company board member due to “personal reasons”, less than a week after announcing his bid to be Taiwan's next president  —  Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of major Apple (AAPL.O) supplier Foxconn (2317.TW), resigned as a company board member …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Instacart's IPO filing suggests its Snowflake cloud spending will fall 71% YoY in 2023, sparking an online spat between staff of rivals Snowflake and Databricks  —  - Instacart's long-awaited IPO prospectus last week turned controversial in a way the grocery-delivery company wasn't anticipating.
Echo Wang / Reuters:
Sources: Apple, Nvidia, Alphabet, Intel, Samsung, AMD, Synopsys, and others plan to invest between $25M and $100M each in Arm's IPO; Amazon decided against  —  Customers of Arm Holdings Ltd including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc …

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