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November 25, 2022, 9:00 PM

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Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Elon Musk says Twitter may start manually authenticating accounts on December 2, with blue check marks for people, gold for companies, and gray for governments  —  Elon Musk says that Twitter's check mark program could return on Friday, December 2nd, with a new procedure to verify individual identities …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Twitter plans to restore next week suspended accounts that haven't “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam”, after 72.4% of 3M+ voted yes in Musk's poll  —  The Twitter chief says he will reinstate accounts suspended for harassment, abuse and misinformation beginning next week.
Tim Copeland / The Block:
Binance releases its proof-of-reserves system, starting with BTC, claiming it has 582,485 BTC and 575,742 BTC user balance, a reserve ratio of 101% for users  —  - Binance has put out its proof-of-reserves system, in light of FTX's meltdown.  — It shows a reserve ratio of 101% for its users' bitcoin balances.
Michelle Toh / CNN:
The UK government asks its departments to stop installing Chinese surveillance cameras at sensitive sites, after calls to ban devices from Hikvision and Dahua  —  Hong Kong CNN Business —  Hikvision, a leading Chinese surveillance company, has denied suggestions that it poses a threat …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
The FCC imposes a ban on equipment from Huawei and ZTE, camera providers Hikvision and Dahua, and radio maker Hytera, citing “a risk to national security”  —  US regulators imposed a ban on electronic equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., continuing a years-long effort …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Zoë Schiffer / @zoeschiffer:
Source: Twitter abruptly fired around 50 engineers and warned dozens more on the evening before Thanksgiving; some were told their “code is not satisfactory”  —  Hearing that roughly 50 Twitter engineers were abruptly fired last night and dozens more received warnings: https://twitter.com/...
Financial Times:
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Google's Project Zero reported five security flaws in devices with Mali GPUs in the summer, but Samsung, Xiaomi, Google, and others are yet to release patches  —  Google has disclosed several security flaws for phones that have Mali GPUs, such as those with Exynos chipsets.
Alistair Gray / Financial Times:
How Woolworths, Loblaws, and other retailers are developing digital advertising arms and profiling customers, aiming to become ad venues for large brands  —  They're barely noticeable, but promoted items on digital sales platforms are at the vanguard of an industry worth tens of billions of dollars
More: PYMNTS.com and RTÉ
Reuters:
How crypto helped users buy horrific child abuse images on Dark Scandals, whose founder was sentenced to 10 years by a Dutch court, often aided by exchanges  —  As websites selling horrific child-abuse images have proliferated on the “darknet,” a new breed of company has boosted their criminal business: cryptocurrency exchanges.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
UK police, Europol, Dutch police, and others dismantle online phone number spoofing service iSpoof and arrest 146 people, including the suspected mastermind  —  The ‘iSpoof’ online spoofing service has been dismantled following an international law enforcement investigation that also led …

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