September 27, 2023, 5:25 AM

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The FTC and 17 US states sue Amazon for allegedly using monopoly power to raise its prices, force sellers to pay fulfillment and ad fees, and harm its rivals  —  - Amazon is facing its first set of antitrust charges from the U.S. federal government after the Federal Trade Commission filed …
Alex Cranz / The Verge:
The WGA contract calls for streaming data transparency and guarantees on AI use, including preventing AI-generated material to be used as a source material  —  Instead, members of the union will be poring over new details on the contract negotiated with the AMPTP and deciding whether they will vote to ratify this new contract.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the WGA and AMPTP's deal lets studios train AI models on writers' work while writers would be compensated for work on scripts even if AI tools are used  —  Writers are expected to be guaranteed credit and compensation for work they do on scripts, even if studios partially use AI tools
Wesley Yin-Poole / IGN:
Sony opens an investigation after ransomware group “” claimed to have breached the company's systems and threatened to sell or post the stolen data  —  Data reportedly up for sale.  —  Sony has said it has launched an investigation after a ransomware group claimed to have breached the company's systems.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft starts rolling out a Windows 11 update that adds the new Windows Copilot and, over the coming months, AI updates to Paint, Snipping Tool, and Photos  —  Microsoft is releasing one of its biggest updates to Windows 11 today.  It includes access to the new Windows Copilot …
Ming-Chi Kuo:
Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro overheating issues likely due to thermal system design compromises to achieve a lighter weight, and are unrelated to TSMC's 3nm node  —  My survey indicates that the iPhone 15 Pro series overheating issues are unrelated to TSMC's advanced 3nm node.
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: OpenAI is pitching investors on a possible share sale that would value the AI startup at between $80B and $90B, almost triple its level earlier in 2023  —  Startup was valued at about $29 billion in share sale earlier this year  —  OpenAI is talking to investors about a possible share sale …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Eddie Cue's US v. Google testimony: Cue said Google was the only “valid” search choice for a deal; the DOJ noted Apple railed against Google's privacy policies  —  Eddy Cue, in a dark suit, peered down at the monitor in front of him.  The screens in the Washington, DC …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announces plans to reinstate net neutrality, seeking to “largely return to the successful rules the Commission adopted in 2015”  —  Net neutrality is back on the menu, citizens.  After a long, long battle ending in eventual defeat during Trump's presidency …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
MoneyGram plans to launch a non-custodial wallet in Q1 2024, letting users move funds between fiat and USDC, limited to ~40 countries with a digital KYC process  —  The global payments platform MoneyGram announced on Tuesday that it's launching a non-custodial wallet to help …
The Information:
Sources: Jony Ive and Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device, and Masayoshi Son has been involved in some aspects of the conversation  —  Jony Ive, the renowned designer of the iPhone, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Review of macOS 14 Sonoma: a better stab at usable widgets, an improved password manager, promising gaming enhancements, but fewer new features for Intel Macs  —  If at first you don't create usable desktop widgets, try, try again.  —  I was preparing to write an intro calling macOS Sonoma …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to shut down Google Podcasts “later in 2024”, moving its streaming listeners to YouTube Music, which will support US podcasts and RSS feeds by 2024  —  Google announced this morning it will be shutting down its Google Podcasts app later in 2024 as part of its broader transition …
James Rundle / Wall Street Journal:
Study: 88% of S&P 500 company boards don't have a director with direct cybersecurity experience; only seven companies have a current or former CISO on the board  —  Just 12% of S&P 500 companies have board directors with relevant cyber credentials, new study says

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