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September 17, 2023, 10:00 PM

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Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
Q&A with DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman on maintaining AI optimism, how “interactive” AI will follow the generative AI wave, AI regulation, and more  —  DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman wants to build a chatbot that does a whole lot more than chat.
John Dickerson / CBS News:
An interview with Tim Cook on Apple's pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, the Vision Pro, return to the office, why Apple still advertises on X, and more  —  In Brown County, Texas - flat, dry, near the geographical center of the state - Apple has invested in a joint venture to power 100,000 homes with clean energy.
Elliptic:
N. Korea-linked Lazarus Group stole ~$240M in crypto in the past 104 days, as it ramps up hacks and shifts focus from decentralized services to centralized ones  —  The elite North Korean hacking group Lazarus appears to have recently ramped up its operations, conducting a confirmed four attacks against crypto entities since June 3rd.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
One year after Ethereum's Merge, developers approve a change to slow down staking, which has emerged as one of the few reliable ways to earn returns in crypto  —  - With validators piling in, the network risks getting clogged  — Ethereum developers approved a software fix to that Thursday
Taylor Lyles / IGN:
Q&A with Apple execs Jeremy Sandmel, Tim Millet, and Kaiann Drance on gaming ambitions for the iPhone 15 Pro, MetalFX's upscaling, game controllers, and more  —  Apple is really leaning into the “Pro” aspect of the iPhone 15 Pro.  —  Apple finally announced the iPhone 15 earlier this week, and pre-orders are now live.
New York Times:
TikTok's US staff complain about a new internal app to track office attendance; TikTok requires most staff to be in the office three times a week from October  —  The company is requiring many employees to use an app that tracks their in-person attendance.  —  TikTok employees …
Tom Dotan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, whose OpenAI-or-bust strategy rankled some staff who found their AI projects pushed aside and their resources curtailed  —  Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott spearheaded the tech titan's unlikely partnership with OpenAI  —  In the tech industry's artificial-intelligence race,
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts on Apple's Wonderlust event, including the Mother Nature skit, FineWoven iPhone cases and Watch straps, the iPhone 15 lineup, and the AirPods Pro 2  —  Was Tuesday's “Wonderlust” event mostly predictable?  Yes.  Does that mean it was boring?  For some people, yes.
More: Inc.com, MacRumors, and 500ish
Steven Sinofsky / Hardcore Software:
Max Hoppenstedt / Washington Post:
German prosecutors say Elon Musk's X has complied with hundreds of hate-crime user data requests; Twitter used to push back if requests threatened free speech  —  The social media company has complied with hundreds of hate-crime user data requests from German authorities since Musk's purchase, prosecutors say
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
A look at SBF's ~250 pages of reflections and self-justifications while under house arrest, which signal how he may defend himself at his October criminal trial  —  The FTX founder wrote hundreds of pages of reflections and self-justifications while under house arrest, shedding light …

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