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🪦 Adobe's co-founder, John Warnock, passes at 82
🎨 Federal judge rules that AI art can't be copyrighted
🌕 Russia's Luna 25 spacecraft has crashed into the Moon
🚖 Uber & Lyft consider Minneapolis exit over $0.51 fee
🔗 Significant X glitch wipes out pictures and posts before December 2014
🪦 Adobe's co-founder, John Warnock, passes at 82LINK
Co-founder of Adobe, John Warnock, passed away at the age of 82.
The cause of his death was not revealed.
Warnock co-founded Adobe in 1982, served as CEO until 2000, and remained chairman of the board until 2017.
🎨 Federal judge rules that AI art can't be copyrightedLINK
Debate continues on whether AI-generated work can be copyrighted, with mixed judicial opinions.
A U.S. federal judge ruled that art pieces created by AI are not protected by copyright law.
Stephen Thaler led a charge to copyright AI works, but the ruling stated copyright law only protects works of human creation, leaving the issue complex.
🌕 Russia's Luna 25 spacecraft has crashed into the MoonLINK
Russian Luna 25 spacecraft crashed during a propulsion system burn, a significant loss for the country's moon exploration efforts.
Roscosmos formed an interdepartmental commission to investigate the failure, which occurred during the spacecraft's attempt to enter a pre-landing orbit.
Russia's plans for lunar exploration, including future missions like Luna 26, are now uncertain due to this setback.
🚖 Uber & Lyft consider Minneapolis exit over $0.51 feeLINK
Uber and Lyft threatened to leave Minneapolis over a new city council-approved minimum wage ordinance for drivers.
The ordinance requires tech companies to pay drivers $1.40 per mile and $0.51 per minute during rides, aligning with the city's $15 an hour minimum wage.
Mayor Jacob Frey's potential veto and concerns about the impact on worker protections, safety, and transportation goals add complexity to the situation.
🔗 Significant X glitch wipes out pictures and posts before December 2014LINK
X (formerly Twitter) is experiencing a glitch that affects old posts with images and hyperlinks converted through Twitter's built-in URL shortener, causing them to display improperly.
The issue seems to impact tweets published before December 2014, affecting links and images, but not videos.
Famous tweets, like Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie, are among the affected posts, and while the cause remains unclear, it's speculated to be a bug related to changes made to Twitter's URL enrichment and native attachment features.
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