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September 23, 2023, 5:05 PM

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Reuters:
A look at Scattered Spider, which experts say is a group of 17- to 22-year-old native English speakers likely behind MGM and 52+ other hacks since March 2022  —  About a year ago, the U.S. security firm Palo Alto Networks began to hear from a flurry of companies that had been hacked in ways that weren't the norm for cybercriminals.
Bryant Francis / Game Developer:
Unity apologizes and says games made with Unity Personal will be exempt from its Runtime Fee, which will only apply to games made with Unity versions from 2024  —  Unity's updated Runtime Fee will no longer apply to games made on Unity Personal, and will only apply beginning with the next LTS version of Unity.
Sanket Vijayasarathy / 91mobiles:
A leaked promo video for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro reveals camera features: an Audio Eraser, the ability to swap faces, full manual controls like ISO, more  —  - A new promo video focuses on the many camera features of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.  — Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will get a 50MP primary camera.
Washington Post:
Academics and US agencies are overhauling or ending the study of online misinformation due to escalating pressure from Rep. Jim Jordan and other Republicans  —  An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation …
Abhirup Roy / Reuters:
California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoes a bill that requires a human safety operator in heavy-duty self-driving trucks on public roads  —  California Governor Gavin Newsom late on Friday vetoed a bill to prevent heavy-duty driverless trucks from operating in the state, in a relief …
Paresh Dave / Wired:
A look at the antitrust activists attending the DOJ's Google antitrust trial every day and documenting their observations through social media and newsletters  —  A historic antitrust trial sees Google accused of unlawfully monopolizing search.  A handful of antitrust activists are trying to make sure the world sees all the action.
Vauhini Vara / Wired:
A writer whose AI-assisted essay went viral reflects on testing GPT-3 early, Sudowrite's novel generator, and whether AI is good for writers and literature  —  Despite my success with AI-generated stories, I'm not sure they are good for writers—or writing itself.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Walmart-backed PhonePe, which leads India's UPI-based payments market, launches the Indus AppStore on Android with zero platform fees and no commission on IAP  —  PhonePe launched the Indus AppStore Developer Platform on Saturday, promising zero platform fee and no commission on in-app purchases …

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