October 18, 2023, 4:20 PM

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Experts say misinformation from “verified” pseudo-OSINT accounts on X, driven by profit and engagement, is destroying the Israel-Hamas war information ecosystem  —  Join the newsletter to get the latest updates.  —  Success  —  Great!  Check your inbox and click the link.  —  Error
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
The US' new 400-page chip export rules show officials are open to chip sector input on ways to keep sending AI chips to China for small and medium-sized systems  —  While stripping China's access to key U.S. artificial intelligence chips, the Biden administration's sweeping new rules …
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
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Zeba Siddiqui / Reuters:
In a rare joint statement, Five Eyes chiefs from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand warn about China's IP “theft” and using AI to hack and spy  —  The Five Eyes countries' intelligence chiefs came together on Tuesday to accuse China of intellectual property theft …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Google says that government-backed hackers linked to Russia and China are exploiting a since-patched zero-day in WinRAR, discovered by Group-IB in August 2023  —  Google security researchers say they have found evidence that government-backed hackers linked to Russia and China are exploiting …
Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Jon Porter / The Verge:
YouTube adds a news page to its mobile apps that suggests content from “authoritative sources”, and plans to spend $1.6M to promote creating Shorts news content  —  YouTube is embracing news from “authoritative sources” at a time when Meta is reluctant to promote hard news …
Francesco Canepa / Reuters:
The European Central Bank plans to start a two-year “preparation phase” for the digital euro on November 1, to finalize rules, select partners, and do testing  —  The European Central Bank took a further step on Wednesday towards launching a digital version of the euro …
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Foxconn and Nvidia plan to build “AI factories”, data centers that accelerate the development of self-driving EVs, autonomous machines, and industrial robots  —  Nvidia and Foxconn are working together to build so-called “AI factories,” a new class of data centers that promise …
Wall Street Journal:
At a conference, Sam Altman and other tech leaders say AI will likely bring seismic workforce changes, eliminating professions, a hard sell to the most affected  —  At WSJ Tech Live, Sam Altman said coming workforce changes will play out unevenly  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. …
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
SBF's defense finally undermines a witness' credibility, noting Nishad Singh borrowed $3.7M from FTX after Singh says he knew about its misuse of customer funds  —  Nishad Singh looks less reliable.  Is it enough? … Of Sam Bankman-Fried's alleged co-conspirators, Nishad Singh gave the most emotionally compelling testimony.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces the launch of drone deliveries of medicines purchased through Amazon Pharmacy for customers in College Station, Texas  —  Amazon's Prime Air drone service has been slow to take off for the company, with limited operations in just two locales a whole decade after Amazon first started development of the program.
Katie Notopoulos / MIT Technology Review:
Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao meets Tim Cook and says China welcomes Apple for “win-win development” and to share the “dividends of the Chinese market”  —  - New iPhone off to a weak start in China, initial data show  — China banned use of iPhone in some government, state firms
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
ASML reports Q3 revenue up 15.5% YoY to €6.67B, vs. €6.71B est., net profit up 11% YoY to €1.89B, vs. €1.8B est., and forecasts 2024 revenue growth will be flat  —  - ASML reported a profit decline in the third quarter, but beat estimates as it forecast 2024 revenue will be flat.

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