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September 8, 2023, 11:20 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's “Wonderlust” event on September 12: four iPhone 15 models with USB-C, the Apple Watch Series 9 with a new chip and sensors, and more  —  Company will spotlight titanium iPhone 15 Pro and cameras, switch to USB-C chargers and faster smartwatches.
Joe Warminsky / The Record:
Apple releases macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS updates to address two zero-day flaws that Citizen Lab says were used to deliver NSO Group's Pegasus spyware  —  Apple released software updates on Thursday to address two zero-day vulnerabilities that researchers said were used …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
The US and the UK sanction 11 more alleged Trickbot ransomware gang members, and the US DOJ unseals indictments against nine alleged Trickbot and Conti members  —  Authorities have sanctioned 11 alleged members of the cybercriminal groups, while the US Justice Department unsealed three federal indictments …
Sam Kessler / CoinDesk:
Former FTX Digital Markets co-CEO Ryan Salame pleads guilty to US campaign finance and money transmitting charges and will forfeit $1.5B+ as part of the deal  —  Salame admitted to being a “straw donor” to secretly funnel millions of dollars to Republican political candidates while Bankman-Fried donated to Democrats.
Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
An excerpt from Walter Isaacson's Elon Musk biography: Musk cut off Starlink internet access near Crimea to disrupt a Ukrainian sneak attack on a Russian fleet  —  Elon Musk secretly ordered his engineers to turn off his company's Starlink satellite communications network near the Crimean coast …
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
The FBI says North Korea-linked Lazarus Group was responsible for stealing $41M in crypto from casino and sports betting website Stake around September 4, 2023  —  - The FBI said North Korea-affiliated Lazarus Group was responsible for a $41 million theft this week from crypto-based sports betting platform Stake.com.
Gergely Orosz / The Pragmatic Engineer:
Q&A with Threads engineers Jesse Chen and Zahan Malkani on building the app with Instagram's tech stack, handling Threads' unexpectedly intense launch, and more  —  The Threads app was downloaded by more than 100M people on launch week.  How did the engineering team build the app, and handle an unexpectedly intense launch?
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A look at Microsoft's device-agnostic game streaming model; sources say Microsoft prototyped a cloud-focused Xbox handheld, but work on cloud gaming has slowed  —  With Steam Deck competitors on the rise, Microsoft has been focused on phones for Xbox Cloud Gaming so far.
Anna Tong / Reuters:
Similarweb: ChatGPT's worldwide desktop and mobile website visits fell 3.2% MoM to 1.43B in August, following ~10% drops from each of the previous two months  —  OpenAI's ChatGPT, the wildly popular artificial intelligence chatbot launched in November, saw monthly website visits decline …
Amitoj Singh / CoinDesk:
Local media: Turkey sentences Faruk Fatih Özer, the CEO of defunct crypto exchange Thodex, to 11,196+ years; 400K+ users of Thodex lost $2B+ in crypto deposits  —  Thodex was one of Turkey's largest crypto exchanges before it suddenly went offline in April 2021 and Özer went missing.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google plans to update Chrome in the coming weeks to incorporate the company's Material You design language, including refreshed icons and new color palettes  —  Chrome on the desktop is about to get a new look.  Google's widely used browser is getting an update based on its Material …
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