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June 17, 2024, 4:40 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow AI features rollout, impressive visionOS 2 beta, and plans for the thinnest, lightest devices in tech in time for the iPhone 17 in 2025  —  Apple will gradually roll out its new Intelligence features over several months, seeking to avoid the pitfalls that have plagued other AI systems.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: the alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources say the accused is 22-year-old Scottish man Tyler Buchanan  —  A 22-year-old man from the United Kingdom arrested this week in Spain is allegedly the ringleader of Scattered Spider …
Caroline Mimbs Nyce / The Atlantic:
Kids are interacting with AI in school and online, serving as testers for a new generation of tech, making them the ones to experience some of its worst effects  —  AI is quickly becoming a regular part of children's lives.  What happens next?  —  This spring, the Los Angeles Unified School District …
Thomas Germain / BBC:
Copywriters detail how AI is changing their jobs, with some seeing a new line of work to make AI-generated text sound more human, a job that pays a lot less  —  If you're worried about how AI will affect your job, the world of copywriters may offer a glimpse of the future.
Ari Saperstein / The Guardian:
How Apple added support for automatic transcript generation in the Podcast app, a feature highly requested by both disabled users and podcast creators  —  Apple rolled out a feature highly requested by both disabled users and podcast creators.  Why did it take so long?
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Survey: 52% of US and 63% of UK respondents say they would be uneasy with news produced mostly using AI; 59% worry about false news content online, up 3% YoY  —  Global concerns about the use of AI in news production and misinformation are growing, a report published by the Reuters Institute …
Seb Murray / Financial Times:
Experts say generative AI is set to make certain skills in finance and accounting redundant and free up time for workers to focus more on value-added tasks  —  Tools are set to make some skills redundant and free up time for more value-added tasks  —  The accounting and finance professions …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Wells Fargo's credit card with fintech startup Bilt, rewarding rent payments and gaining 1M+ signups in 18 months, costs the bank up to $10M per month  —  Bank is renegotiating deal with startup after incorrectly forecasting key revenue drivers  —  When Charlie Scharf took over as CEO …
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