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September 4, 2023, 11:45 PM

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Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Elon Musk threatens to file a defamation suit against the ADL for “falsely accusing” X and him of being antisemitic, and blames the ADL for X's US ad sales drop  —  In the newest uproar you might have missed, Elon Musk says X, formerly Twitter, will file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League.
Matt Binder / Mashable:
After ADL's CEO noted talking to X's CEO on August 30, antisemitic X posts surged and #BanTheADL trended, as 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 …
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, marking 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
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro's SMIC-made 7nm Kirin 9000s chip is an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, development and shows US curbs are porous, not useless  —  Chinese chipmakers have done well to bypass restrictions, but that won't be repeated often.  —  A new smartphone from Huawei Technologies Co …
Financial Times:
Matt Poskitt / GamesIndustry.biz:
Q&A with Bethesda Head of Publishing Pete Hines on releasing Starfield, working with Microsoft, Game Pass, triple-A games in 2023, debugging Starfield, and more  —  Head of publishing on why the developer prioritises player freedom over less buggy games, and facing expectations around its sci-fi epic
David Heaney / UploadVR:
Report: Meta has partnered with LG to launch a new Quest Pro in 2025 to compete with Apple's Vision Pro; Meta also plans to release a sub-$200 headset in 2024  —  Meta is reportedly partnering with LG for future Quest Pro headsets.  —  In November last year South Korean news outlet SBS Biz reported Meta …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple and Microsoft have argued that iMessage and Bing are insufficiently popular to be designated “gatekeepers” set to be regulated under the EU's DMA  —  Battle comes ahead of publication of first list of services to be regulated under Digital Markets Act
Alex Blake / Digital Trends:
An interview with Apple executives Susan Prescott and Steve Sinclair on building Vision Pro apps and how Apple is trying to convince developers to create apps  —  Apple's Vision Pro headset hasn't launched yet, but already it's become one of the most hotly debated devices on the planet.
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
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.
Erin Reed / Erin In The Morning:
Senator Marsha Blackburn, the Kids Online Safety Act's lead sponsor, says the US legislation would be used to “protect minor children” from transgender people  —  The lead sponsor of the “Kids Online Safety Act,” otherwise known as KOSA, has stated over the weekend that it will be used to …

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