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October 31, 2023, 3:35 PM

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Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple's new M3 Pro has fewer performance and GPU cores than the M2 Pro and 25% less memory bandwidth than the M1 Pro and M2 Pro  —  Apple's latest M3 Pro chip in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro has 25% less memory bandwidth than the M1 Pro and M2 Pro chips used in equivalent models from the two previous generations.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces the 3nm M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max with a dynamic caching GPU, 20% faster performance cores over the M2, and 50% faster efficiency cores over the M1  —  Apple has unveiled its next generation of M series chips: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max.  These new chips are 3nm, like the A17 Pro.
John Davidson / Australian Financial Review:
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis pushes back on claims by Meta's Yann LeCun that he, Sam Altman, and Dario Amodei are fearmongering to achieve AI regulatory capture  —  - Google DeepMind boss Demis Hassabis told CNBC that the company wasn't trying to achieve “regulatory capture” when it came to the discussion on how best to approach AI.
More: InsiderThreads: @moskovX: @zackkanter, @markchen90, @sriramk, @pmddomingos, and @suhail
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Zeba Siddiqui / Reuters:
The US says 40 countries plan to sign a pledge to never pay a ransom to cybercriminals and to work toward eliminating the hackers' funding mechanism  —  Forty countries in a U.S.-led alliance plan to sign a pledge never to pay ransom to cybercriminals and to work toward eliminating …
Apple:
Apple's 14" MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $1,599, the 14" MacBook Pro with M3 Pro starts at $1,999, and the 16" MacBook Pro with M3 Pro starts at $2,499  —  14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 now starts at $1,599  —  14- and 16-inch models with M3 Pro and M3 Max are available in a gorgeous new space black finish
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Ismail Shakil / Reuters:
Canada bans WeChat and Moscow-based Kaspersky on government-issued mobile devices, as the apps “present an unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security”  —  Canada on Monday banned Chinese messaging application WeChat and Russian antivirus program Kaspersky …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Palo Alto Networks acquires Tel Aviv-based Dig Security, which helps organizations manage and protect data assets in the cloud, sources say for $400M  —  We reported in September that Palo Alto was getting ready to make yet more security acquisitions out of Israel, specifically of Dig Security and Talon.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils an M3 24-inch iMac that processes photos and produces videos up to 2x faster than the M1 iMac, with Wi-Fi 6E and up to 24GB of RAM, for $1,299+  —  Folks banking on the arrival of the iMac Pro will have to wait a bit longer.  If you've been looking to upgrade your 24-inch all-in-one …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
The Guardian says its reputation was damaged after Microsoft Start placed an AI-generated poll about a woman's death next to the outlet's article about her  —  Publisher says poll speculating on cause of woman's death that appeared next to Guardian article caused ‘significant reputational damage’
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian opposition leaders say Apple warned more than six of them of state-backed iPhone attacks; Apple confirms the notifications but didn't attribute the hacks  —  Apple has warned over a half dozen Indian politicians, other members of political parties and journalists of their iPhones …
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Despite several video games with record sales in 2023 and strong overall sales, the industry is still facing layoffs, fewer job openings, and studio closures  —  We look at the data to analyse the video games industry's current contradictory crisis  —  Feature by Christopher Dring Head of Games B2B
More: Axios and The Verge
Winston Cho / The Hollywood Reporter:
A US judge dismisses three artists' AI copyright infringement claims against Midjourney and DeviantArt but allows a direct claim against Stability AI to proceed  —  While a federal judge advanced an infringement claim against Stability AI, he dismissed the rest of the lawsuit.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A look at some of the creators who report and aggregate news on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and more, as people under 35 move away from traditional news outlets  —  One recent study concluded consumers are looking for news that “feels more relevant,” giving a boost to creators on social media
Reuters:
Tesla wins its first trial in the US over allegations that Autopilot led to a death, in a jury trial in California state court  —  Tesla (TSLA.O) on Tuesday won the first U.S. trial over allegations that its Autopilot driver assistant feature led to a death, as a jury found there was not a manufacturing defect in the system.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple says “all presenters, locations, and drone footage” in the pre-recorded “Scary Fast” event video were shot on an iPhone 15 Pro Max  —  Apple today held a short and unusual special event to introduce a new generation of MacBook Pro and iMac with M3 chip.

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