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September 4, 2023, 8:30 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at the iPhone's upcoming Lightning to USB-C transition; sources say the revamped iPad Pro's Magic Keyboard coming in 2024 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.
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
A look at the endless battle being waged by a group of internet sleuths, trans engineers, and activists to banish stalking forum Kiwi Farms from the internet  —  The anonymous forum, known as Kiwi Farms, keeps popping back online despite a relentless campaign by transgender activists and a former insider
Matt Binder / Mashable:
After the ADL's CEO talked to X CEO Linda Yaccarino last week, anti-Semitic posts surged, #BanTheADL trended, and Elon Musk replied to and liked far-right posts  —  Anti-Semitic rhetoric has been especially rampant on the platform over the past 24 hours.  —  Over the past 24 hours …
Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
The San Francisco Fire Department says two Cruise driverless taxis blocked an ambulance carrying a patient who later died at a hospital; Cruise denies any 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.
James Clayton / BBC:
EU study: social media companies have failed to stop pro-Russian disinformation since 2022 and the “reach and influence of Kremlin-backed accounts” grew in 2023  —  Social media companies have failed to stop “large-scale” Russian disinformation campaigns since the invasion of Ukraine, the EU has said.
Financial Times:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
X updated its privacy policy to let the company use collected data to train AI models; Elon 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 …
Bloomberg:
TechInsights teardown: Huawei's Mate 60 Pro uses a new Kirin 9000s chip that was fabricated in China by SMIC using a 7nm process, a blow to US sanctions  —  The company's Mate 60 Pro is powered by SMIC's 7nm chips, according to analysis that TechInsights conducted for Bloomberg News
Insider:
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.
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Mark Townsend / The Guardian:
Emails: some UK Home Office officials lobbied the ICO to act “favorably” towards Facewatch, which is rolling out facial recognition cameras across the country  —  Officials reflected policing minister's enthusiasm to roll out controversial technology across the country, particularly in retail settings

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