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June 7, 2024, 10:25 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect at WWDC 2024: plans to integrate AI into its apps with a new opt-in service called Apple Intelligence, iOS 18, macOS 15, visionOS 2, and more  —  The company will introduce ‘Apple Intelligence,’ its long-awaited push into modern AI for the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans a new Passwords app in macOS 15, iOS 18, and iPadOS 18, powered by iCloud Keychain, and will let users import passwords from rival services  —  Apple Inc. will introduce a new homegrown app next week called Passwords, aiming to make it easier for customers to log …
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Adobe faces a backlash over its terms of service that say Adobe may access user content via “automated and manual methods” to improve its services and software  —  Adobe has been one of the leading legacy enterprise software companies to embrace generative AI and make it accessible …
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Adobe clarifies its terms, saying it does not train Firefly Gen AI models on customer content and will never assume ownership of a customer's work  —  A change to Adobe terms set the internet alight yesterday, after a number of pro users of the company's apps reacted with anger and confusion to the scary-looking wording.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A website for cybercriminals lists 500+ allegedly stolen Snowflake customer credentials, including for environments belonging to Santander and Ticketmaster  —  Cloud data analysis company Snowflake is at the center of a recent spate of alleged data thefts, as its corporate customers scramble …
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
Telegram launches Stars, a new in-app currency for the purchase of digital goods and services in Telegram mini apps; developers can convert Stars into TON  —  Developers of mini apps on Telegram will now be able to sell digital goods and services for Stars, which can be converted into Toncoin.
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Cara, an artist-run, anti-AI social platform, grew from 40K to 650K users in the past week, as some Instagram artists leave over plans to train AI on user data  —  ‘Building a product is a bit like making art,’ said founder Jingna Zhang  —  Artists have finally had enough with Meta's predatory AI policies …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
After Microsoft eroded Windows users' trust with bad practices for years, Recall is a PR disaster, as users remain skeptical despite the company's assurances  —  The world is up-in-arms over Windows Recall, but why?  It stems from Microsoft's seeming lack of care for Windows and its users.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta is rolling out a new Communities feature on Messenger to all users globally, allowing up to 5,000 people to join a Community through shareable invites  —  Meta is quietly rolling out a new “Communities” feature on Messenger, the company confirmed to TechCrunch.
Rachel Graf / Bloomberg:
A US federal court finds Mike Lynch not guilty of criminal charges that he duped HP into buying Autonomy for $11B in 2011; he lost a UK civil trial in 2022  —  - San Francisco acquittal follows Lynch's defeat in civil trial  — He's claimed for years he was scapegoated for merger gone bad
Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
The US Veterans Affairs' internal survey: fewer than 1 in 5 VA health employees say Oracle Health's products enable them to deliver “high-quality care”  —  - Company's $16 billion contract with US agency under scrutiny  — System improving as Oracle makes fixes, Veterans Affairs says
Adam Morgan / Esquire:
Over a dozen video game professionals discuss the Summer Game Fest, amid concerns about the event's high entry fees, opaqueness, celebritization, and more  —  Suddenly, Geoff Keighley's June showcase is one of the industry's most important events.  Whether or not it's a positive force …
Aisha Counts / Bloomberg:
Meta plans WhatsApp features, including an AI-powered assistant for businesses in India and Singapore, and AI tools to create ads in English-speaking markets  —  - Assistant lets businesses chat with customers using AI  — New features will roll out first in India and Singapore
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