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November 25, 2022, 10:25 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
Mercedes plans to charge $1,200 per year for “Acceleration Increase” in its EVs; Volkswagen, Toyota, and GM have all trialed similar subscription-based features  —  Mercedes are charging $1200 a year for an “Acceleration Increase”  —  For a few years now some car companies …
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/...
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Parikshit Mishra / CoinDesk:
ConsenSys says it collects user data related to its on-chain wallet service MetaMask, following a similar announcement by decentralized exchange Uniswap  —  The firm said when using Infura as an RPC on MetaMask, a user's IP address and wallet address information would also be collected.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Stable Diffusion 2.0 makes it harder to mimic some artists' styles or generate NSFW output; Stability AI says NSFW images were removed from its training data  —  Users of AI image generator Stable Diffusion are angry about an update to the software that “nerfs” its ability to generate NSFW output …
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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