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September 10, 2023, 10:25 AM

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Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Dennis Austin, the principal developer of PowerPoint who led development of the presentation software until he retired in 1996, died on September 1 aged 76  —  The program was the digital successor of the overhead projector.  It became one of the most ubiquitous and scorned programs of modern office life.
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.
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
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 …
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
How Lisbon's quality of life, crypto-friendly tax laws, and government incentives for foreigners have made the city one of the crypto capitals of the world  —  - Quality of life, bitcoin-friendly tax laws and a huge influx of expats have made Lisbon one of the crypto capitals of the world.
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 …
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 …

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