September 9, 2023, 12:20 AM

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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 on 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
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Roblox unveils Roblox Assistant, a conversational AI assistant that lets creators enter prompts to generate virtual environments, get help with coding, and more  —  Roblox announced a new conversational AI assistant at its 2023 Roblox Developers Conference (RDC) that can help creators …
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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.
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
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple no longer plans to launch any MacBook models with an M3 chip “before the end of this year”  —  Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has bad news for Apple fans hoping to see a lineup of M3-powered Macs this year.  According to Kuo, Apple is no longer planning to release …
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
The IRS says it has started using AI to investigate complex cases of tax evasion at multibillion-dollar partnerships, large hedge funds, PE groups, and others  —  The tax agency is opening examinations into large hedge funds, private equity groups, real estate investors and law firms.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
X sues California over AB 587, which requires social networks to share moderation rules, arguing it interferes with X's editorial calls protected as free speech  —  Elon Musk's X Corp. sued California over a law requiring social media companies to explain how their content is moderated.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
X is showing some ads in users' Following feeds without an “Ad” label, indicated only by clicking on the three-dot menu, which could attract the FTC's attention  —  X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has been caught running unlabeled ads in users' Following feeds …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Reddit can now translate posts into eight languages, including Spanish and French, when viewing them on its mobile apps or on the web while logged out  —  Reddit can now translate posts into eight different languages when viewing them on Reddit's iOS or Android apps or on the web while logged out …
More: TechCrunchForums: r/reddit
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 …
Code in Uber's iPhone app suggests the company is working on a TaskRabbit-like service, codenamed Chore, to let 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: The Verge
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Google releases its relevance and measurement APIs for Privacy Sandbox in general availability, making them available in Chrome without browser flags or trials  —  Google's Chrome browser is now one important step closer to its goal of phasing out third-party cookies by the end of 2024.

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