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September 9, 2023, 6:50 PM

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Walter Isaacson / CNBC:
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
A US appeals court finds the White House, the CDC, and the FBI likely violated the First Amendment by influencing tech companies' moderation of COVID-19 posts  —  The Court upheld many restrictions on the White House and Surgeon General's office's contacts with tech companies, finding that they ‘coerced’ platforms' content decisions
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Amazon starts requiring writers in its e-book program to disclose using AI-generated content in their books, after complaints from the Authors Guild and others  —  After months of complaints from the Authors Guild and other groups, Amazon.com has started requiring writers who want to sell books through …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google says North Korea-backed hackers are again targeting security researchers via a zero-day exploit; this still unfixed flaw is in a popular software package  —  Google researchers say currently unfixed vulnerability affects a popular software package.  —  North Korea-backed hackers …
Bloomberg:
An FTC judge rules that Intuit misled consumers with its ads claiming that TurboTax is free when most customers need to pay to use the tax preparation software  —  - Judge orders company to stop advertising TurboTax as free  — Intuit to appeal ‘flawed and highly questionable’ decision
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Roblox unveils Roblox Assistant, a conversational AI assistant that lets creators type in prompts to generate virtual environments, get coding help, and more  —  Roblox announced a new conversational AI assistant at its 2023 Roblox Developers Conference (RDC) that can help creators more easily …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Vincent Manancourt / Politico:
How privacy campaigners and tech executives, like Signal president Meredith Whittaker, teamed up to challenge the UK's Online Safety Bill encryption crackdown  —  LONDON — Deep in the recesses of Britain's Hogwarts-like houses of parliament, a Facebook lobbyist-turned-lord is trying to foment a rebellion.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Some Wyze security camera owners report that they were briefly able to see feeds from cameras they didn't own or recognize; Wyze blames “a web caching issue”  —  Some Wyze security camera owners reported Friday that they were unexpectedly able to see webcam feeds that weren't theirs …
Bloomberg:
Code in Uber's iOS app suggests that the company is working on a TaskRabbit-like service, codenamed Chore, that lets users hire people to conduct various tasks  —  - Uber is looking for new ways to grow beyond rides, deliveries  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is working on a TaskRabbit-like service …
More: Engadget and The VergeX: @indianidle
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
X sues California over AB 587, arguing the law forcing social networks to detail their moderation interferes with X's constitutionally protected editorial calls  —  Elon Musk's X Corp. sued California over a law requiring social media companies to explain how their content is moderated.

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