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X launches government ID account verification

For paid users, X, formerly Twitter, has implemented government ID-based account verification to prevent impersonation and provide “prioritized support.” Social media partner Au10tix provides identity verification solutions from Israel. The ID verification pop-up says the Au10tix can store this data for 30 days. X’s verification support page says ID verification …

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iOS 17 has new privacy and security features

The much-anticipated iOS 17 update for iPhones arrives today with new and improved security features. Much of the new features protect iPhone owners at higher risk of cyberattacks and spyware, like journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. iOS 17’s anti-web tracking, password storage, and easy sharing of new phishing-resistant passkeys …

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Microsoft AI researchers accidentally leaked terabytes of sensitive data

While publishing a storage bucket of open-source training data on GitHub, Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed tens of terabytes of sensitive data, including private keys and passwords. Cloud security startup Wiz told it found Microsoft’s AI research division’s GitHub repository while investigating accidental cloud data exposure. Open source code and …

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Arm after the IPO

Arm EVP and Chief Commercial Officer Will Abbey told me this morning, minutes before the chip designer’s stock started trading on Nasdaq, that “AI, I believe, is the growth of Arm.” You may not think of AI when you hear about Arm, but Abbey immediately thought of it when I …

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Al Gore and Lila Preston question everything in their new climate report

Generation Investment Management, a sustainability-focused public and private equity firm co-founded by former U.S. vice president Al Gore, has published a sustainability trends report every year for seven years with the goal of becoming the climate tech industry’s bible, like Mary Meeker’s “internet trends” reports were to dot-com entrepreneurs. Reading …

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