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February 7, 2017, 2:25 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter to hide abusive tweets in conversations, add safe search, and try to keep banned users from rejoining the service  —  The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.  —  A week ago, Twitter executives said that making the service safer for users was the company's …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to all creators with 10K+ subscribers and debuts Super Chat, which lets users pay to highlight their messages  —  Eight months after announcing it would support livestreaming capabilities, YouTube has started giving more people access to the service.
David Carnoy / CNET:
BeatsX wireless earphones will go on sale February 10 in Apple retail stores and online at Apple.com  —  Beats by Dr. Dre says its highly anticipated wireless neckband-style headphone and AirPods competitor will be in stores shortly — and two new colors are coming.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Google Material Design principal Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox as head of design  —  Dropbox today said it has named Nicholas Jitkoff — former lead designer for Google's Material Design team — as its VP of design.  —  This comes on the heels of a suite of announcements Dropbox made last week …
Will Strafach:
Researcher finds 76 popular iOS apps, including VICE News, are vulnerable to interception of TLS-protected data while in use  —  During the development of our web-based mobile app analysis service verify.ly, it was essential to have a clear understanding of the most common security issues which plague mobile applications today.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
CEO Erik Huggers says Vevo is postponing subscription service launch to focus on international expansion and original content  —  Music video service Vevo is putting the brakes on its planned subscription service, and will instead focus on its international expansion as well as original content production …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's head of diversity, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving, and its chief HR officer, Renee Atwood, has already left  —  Twitter's VP of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff is leaving the company at the end of the month and its chief human resources officer Renee Atwood has already left, TechCrunch has confirmed.
More: The Verge and USA Today
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Payments has had 33M+ customers make a purchase via the service, up from 23M in April 2016  —  Shortly after a Bloomberg report indicating that PayPal and Amazon have been discussing ways to work together on payments, Amazon unveiled a new milestone for its own payments business.
More: CNET, Amazon.com, and GeekWire
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