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November 29, 2019, 2:20 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.
David Z. Morris / Fortune:
A recent fracas between Binance and The Block shows crypto needs more independent journalists investigating the industry despite the community's media hostility  —  This is the web version of The Ledger, Fortune's weekly newsletter covering financial technology and cryptocurrency.
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Unauthorized Uber drivers, including convicted felons with fake IDs, have surfaced in cities beyond London, including San Francisco, Houston, and Boston  —  Turns out that unauthorized drivers using fake identification isn't just a London problem.  —  Uber faced a blow on Monday …
Agence France-Presse:
LG announces CEO Jo Seong-jin will be replaced by Brian Kwon Dec. 1, amid 2020 leadership shakeup and LG smartphone division's 18th straight quarterly loss  —  CEO Jo Seong-jin, dubbed a “washing machine genius”, was appointed in December 2016, and is respected in South Korea for his unlikely journey …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Wyze security cams will lose the AI-based person-detection feature in Jan 2020 after Xnor.ai terminated their agreement; Wyze is working on in-house replacement  —  While it works on a replacement  —  Wyze's security cameras will temporarily lose their person detection feature in January 2020 …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Researchers say multiple telcos are deploying RCS in ways that expose users to text and call interception, spoofed phone calls, and location data leaks  —  A standard used by phone carriers around the world can leave users open to all sorts of attacks, like text message and call interception …
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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.

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