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June 9, 2024, 11:25 AM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Sources: iOS 18 will let users lock built-in iPhone apps behind Face ID, and it is likely that the feature will also work with Touch ID or an iPhone's passcode  —  iOS 18 will offer a new security feature that allows users to lock individual apps, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Marko Zivkovic / AppleInsider:
Sources detail Siri's new capabilities, along with the prompts Apple used to test the software, in apps like Camera, Mail, Safari, Notes, and Photos  —  We have exclusively discovered how much iOS 18 and macOS 15 will upgrade Siri and improve everything you do.  Here's what the new-and-improved Siri will be able to do.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The New York Times confirms its internal source code and data leaked on 4chan after being stolen using an exposed GitHub token in January 2024  —  Internal source code and data belonging to The New York Times was leaked on the 4chan message board after being stolen from the company's GitHub repositories …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple's AI push isn't so much about its current devices, but enabling its next wave of AI-intensive devices that may eventually supplant a smartphone  —  Apple's push into artificial intelligence will go beyond software and help enable a wave of next-generation devices.
NOTUS:
X remains a popular destination for people highly engaged in politics, with DC insiders reluctantly buying blue checks and candidates paying for cheap ads  —  While former President Donald Trump was actively being convicted by a jury of his peers in New York City last week …
Zuha Siddiqui / Rest of World:
How Uber-owned Careem went from Pakistan's ride-hailing leader to a distant third player after deprioritizing the country due to its unstable economy  —  After falling from dominance, Careem is experimenting — from corporate rides to price bidding — to maintain its presence in Pakistan.
Financial Times:
Sources: Bharti Airtel's JV with Eutelsat OneWeb could launch satellite internet services in India in June, and Reliance expects to follow later this year  —  Bharti Airtel's joint venture with Eutelsat OneWeb could start operating in June  —  India's biggest telecom companies …
Forbes:
AI search engine Perplexity is republishing parts of stories by Forbes and others, with nearly identical words and inadequate attribution, on its Pages feature  —  The startup, hailed as an AI-focused Google challenger, is republishing parts of exclusive stories from multiple publications …
Financial Times:
Critics say California's AI safety bill, which requires “kill switches” for AI models, will force AI startups to leave, harm open-source models, and more  —  Tech companies launch fightback against proposed law to introduce ‘kill switch’ on powerful artificial intelligence models
Kat Tenbarge / NBC News:
NY passes legislation to ban social media platforms from using “addictive” recommendation algorithms for users under 18; Gov. Hochul is likely to sign the bill  —  The New York state legislation will ban social media platforms from algorithmically recommending content to children.

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