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December 19, 2022, 1:00 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Twitter says it will remove tweets and accounts promoting their presence on Facebook, Mastodon, more; Musk says that the policy will be like a “no spam rule”  —  Twitter will no longer allow users to promote their presence on certain social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram …
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@twittersafety:
After Musk said that major new policies will go to a vote, @TwitterSafety posts a poll on whether accounts primarily promoting other platforms should be allowed  —  Should we have a policy preventing the creation of or use of existing accounts for the main purpose of advertising other social media platforms?
Molly White / @molly0xfff:
Twitter has deleted @TwitterSafety's tweets and a webpage detailing its new policy to prevent accounts from promoting other social media platforms  —  policy page and tweets announcing it are now gone. archive links for posterity: thread: https://web.archive.org/... policy page: https://web.archive.org/... https://twitter.com/...
Washington Post:
Elon Musk says polls will decide major policies at Twitter and then launches a poll that asks “Should I step down as head of Twitter?”; “Yes” is leading by 10%+  —  After a new policy prompted a backlash, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said future policies would be determined by polls.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a Mac Pro with an M2 Ultra but cancelled the M2 “Extreme” with double the compute power; the Mac Pro could be produced in Vietnam  —  The new high-end Mac Pro with Apple silicon is behind schedule, and you can blame changes to the company's chip and manufacturing plans.
Jasper Ward / Reuters:
Source: Sam Bankman-Fried plans to reverse his decision to contest extradition to the US; legal experts say any trial is likely more than a year away  —  Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to appear in court in the Bahamas on Monday to reverse his decision to contest extradition …
New York Times:
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Google launches client-side encryption for Gmail in beta and lets Workspace administrators sign up until January 20, coming to Gmail for Android and iOS later  —  Google has launched a beta of its client-side encryption for Gmail, letting businesses apply to test out the feature meant to make …
Alex Cranz / The Verge:
Netflix, HBO Max, and other streaming services scale back on experimental content that caters to smaller audiences, amid rising costs and increased competition  —  For a few years, there was a boon of content, and we were all wonderfully spoiled.  And now that's over.  —  It's over.
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
A look at Backstage, Spotify's open-source developer platform used at Netflix, LinkedIn, Epic, Roku, Box, and 200+ others, which the company seeks to monetize  —  Backstage is used by developers at Netflix, American Airlines and hundreds of other companies  —  With nearly a third …
Amy Harmon / New York Times:
A profile of iNaturalist, a not-for-profit social network with an ML algorithm to help users identify 70K plants and animals, driving cooperation and consensus  —  A not-for-profit initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society, iNaturalist says it aims …

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