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November 28, 2019, 2:25 PM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter pauses its plan to delete inactive accounts, after concerns were raised about deceased users, until it creates a way to memorialize accounts  —  Twitter said Wednesday it was putting on hold a plan to delete inactive accounts amid concerns that accounts from deceased users would be swept up in the purge.
Newsroom | TikTok:
TikTok says it didn't block US teen's account with Uighur persecution video, but did block device associated with her other account banned for bin Laden pic  —  There has been significant interest and confusion regarding a user's two TikTok accounts and her viral video talking about the Uighur community in China.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
James Vincent / The Verge:
Facebook and Instagram are experiencing intermittent outages across the globe  —  Users on both apps are reporting intermittent problems  —  If you were trying to share Thanksgiving photos today you may have noticed that both Facebook and Instagram have been suffering intermittent outages.
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Google Photos starts rolling out manual face tagging, lets users tag faces that Google's algorithm detects but doesn't recognize  —  A few months ago, Google Photos product lead, David Lieb, told us that manually tagging faces was on the app's update roadmap.
BBC:
Apple meets Russia's demands to show Crimea as part of Russia for Russian Apple Maps users; elsewhere on Apple Maps, Crimea isn't shown as part of any country  —  Apple has complied with Russian demands to show the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russian territory on its apps.
FinSMEs:
Miami-based direct-to-consumer arts and crafts supplies startup Arteza raises $24M Series A from Volition Capital  —  Arteza, a Miami, FL-based direct-to-consumer arts and crafts supplies company, raised $24m in Series A funding.  —  Volition Capital made the investment.
Reuters:
Panasonic says it will sell its loss-making semiconductor unit to Taiwan's Nuvoton for $250M  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp (6752.T) said it would sell its loss-making semiconductor unit to Taiwan's Nuvoton Technology Corp (4919.TW) for $250 million as the Japanese electronics giant struggles …
Charlotte Tucker / EU-Startups:
Toucan Toto, which provides a data visualization platform without requiring users to learn a new language, raises €12M led by Balderton Capital  —  Toucan Toco, a data storytelling startup founded in 2014, has completed its first-ever round of funding of €12 million, led by Balderton Capital.
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