September 27, 2023, 10:50 AM

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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 …
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.
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.
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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 …
Byron Kaye / Reuters:
Researchers say X removed the ability for users to report election misinformation, a feature launched in the US, Australia, and some other countries in 2021  —  Elon Musk's X, formerly called Twitter, disabled a feature that let users report misinformation about elections …
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Staffers and allies of India's BJP detail how they crafted posts for a vast network of WhatsApp groups aimed at exploiting the fears of the Hindu majority  —  MUDBIDRI, India — At first, the WhatsApp messages touted roads paved, schools built, free food distributed to the poor …
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.
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 …
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 …
Binance exits its Russia business as it is not “compatible with Binance's compliance strategy”, and sells the business to CommEX, which launched a day earlier  —  - CommEX was launched a day before Binance announced deal  — Perlman says Russia business ‘not compatible’ with compliance
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 …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Linda Yaccarino reflects on her first 100 days as X CEO, says intense public scrutiny is “hard on me”, as sources describe her relationship with Elon Musk  —  Can the chief of the company formerly known as Twitter survive Musk's chaos and win back advertisers?
Jofie Yordan / Tech in Asia:
Indonesia plans to ban direct transactions on social media, citing their effect on traditional markets, a blow to TikTok Shop in its first and largest market  —  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to ban direct transactions on social media platforms in Indonesia …

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