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September 12, 2023, 6:50 AM

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Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Sankalp Phartiyal / Bloomberg:
Sources: in a first, Apple plans to make the India-built iPhone 15 available in the country and some other regions on the global sales debut day  —  - Devices from India to debut at same time as China-made ones  — IPhone 15 marks a milestone for India's electronics ambitions
Associated Press:
MGM Resorts says a “cybersecurity issue” that began on Sunday is affecting some casino and hotel computer systems at the company's properties across the US  —  A “cybersecurity issue” led to the shutdown of some casino and hotel computer systems at MGM Resorts International properties across …
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
The US Copyright Office denies protection for an AI-made image that won an art competition, despite Adobe Photoshop alterations and 624+ text prompt revisions  —  The U.S. Copyright Office has again rejected copyright protection for art created using artificial intelligence …
Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast:
An investigation finds that Barstool Sports apparently controls 40+ “burner” X accounts to launder viral copyright-protected videos for its legitimate accounts  —  A Daily Beast investigation found more than 40 content-swiping Twitter accounts apparently controlled by Barstool …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
UK digital bank Monzo launches Investments, letting users invest as little as £1 in BlackRock-picked funds, its first foray into the investment market  —  - British digital bank Monzo has launched a feature that lets users invest with as little as £1.
Ryan Heath / Axios:
A survey of 2,203 US adults: 53% say AI misinformation will impact who wins the 2024 election, 35% say AI will decrease their trust in election ads, and more  —  - Self-identified liberals (21%) were nearly twice as likely to say they have used generative AI for work or education than moderates (11%) or conservatives (12%).
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
TikTok begins rolling out TikTok Shop to all US users, adding a home screen Shop button that sends users to a marketplace, and already has 200K+ sellers  —  The company is beginning to introduce TikTok Shop to all of the app's users in the U.S., hoping to add a major new revenue stream.
More: TechCrunch and TikTok
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Guardio Labs details a campaign that uses fake and compromised Facebook accounts to send 100K+ Messenger phishing messages per week, targeting business accounts  —  Hackers use a massive network of fake and compromised Facebook accounts to send out millions of Messenger phishing messages …

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