September 27, 2023, 12:55 PM

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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 …
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 …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy confirms that former Microsoft CPO Panos Panay will be joining Amazon at the end of October to lead its devices and services division  —  It's official: Panos Panay, Microsoft's former product lead, is headed to Amazon. … “As a strong product builder and inventor …
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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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.
Ming-Chi Kuo:
Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone 15 temperature issues are 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:
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 …
Binance exits Russia as operating there “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
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 …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Linda Yaccarino reflects on her first 100 days as X's CEO, says the 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?
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 …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Cloudflare launches tools to help customers build, deploy, and run AI models, like Workers AI, which offers pay-as-you-go GPU access from the company's partners  —  Looking to cash in on the AI craze, Cloudflare, the cloud services provider, is launching a new collection of products …
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 …

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