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October 1, 2023, 2:45 PM

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Patrick Holland / CNET:
Apple confirms that iPhone 15 models can run “warmer than expected” due to factors like an iOS 17 bug and updates to Instagram, Uber, and other third-party apps  —  Widespread complaints about overheating of the new iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max can be traced to several factors …
Associated Press:
NSA's outgoing director, Paul Nakasone, announces an AI security center, after an NSA study identified protecting US AI models as a national security challenge  —  The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Between ChatGPT's surprisingly human voice and Meta's AI characters, we may be witnessing the rise of a new consumer internet era featuring synthetic companions  —  Between ChatGPT's surprisingly human voice and Meta's AI characters, our feeds may be about to change forever
Jacquelyn Melinek / TechCrunch:
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Nick Clegg says Meta used public Facebook and Instagram posts to train its new AI assistant and took steps to filter out private details from training datasets  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) used public Facebook and Instagram posts to train parts of its new Meta AI virtual assistant …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: John Giannandrea's team built a next-gen search engine, “Pegasus”, for Apple's own apps, used in Spotlight and Siri, and coming soon to the App Store  —  Apple has the wherewithal to launch its own search engine, a replacement for Google.  And Microsoft even approached the company about helping make that happen.
New York Times:
The number of fact-checking sites has declined worldwide, as social media platforms reduce disinformation efforts and false AI content keeps fact-checkers busy  —  The momentum behind organizations that aim to combat online falsehoods has started to taper off.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with AMD CEO Lisa Su on competing with Nvidia's H100, PyTorch, AI regulation, the US CHIPS Act, diversifying from TSMC, the global supply chain, and more  —  At this year's Code Conference, the CEO of one of the world's largest computer chip companies discusses competing with Nvidia's leading GPU …
Sean Fine / Globe and Mail:
A Canadian appeals court rules that Google's search engine is covered by federal privacy law, which could give Canadians the “right to be forgotten” on Google  —  Google's search engine is covered by federal privacy law, a court has ruled, opening the door for people to demand …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers report critical vulnerabilities in the Exim open-source mail transfer agent that allow for remote code execution; Exim is used by up to 253K servers  —  Remote code execution requiring no authentication fixed. 2 other RCEs remain unpatched.  —  Thousands of servers running …

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