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A look back at Elon Musk's chaotic first month at Twitter

A look back at Elon Musk’s chaotic first month at Twitter

In that time, Elon Musk initiated mass layoffs and gave remaining staffers a cryptic ultimatum, reinstated the accounts of controversial figures including former President Donald Trump, and launched — then punted — a plan to charge for Twitter’s iconic blue checkmarks. After spending months embroiled in an unsuccessful legal battle to get out of his …

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Apple has a huge problem with its supplier's iPhone factory in China | CNN Business

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  A violent workers’ revolt at the world’s largest iPhone factory this week in central China is further scrambling Apple’s strained supply and highlighting how the country’s stringent zero-Covid policy is hurting global technology firms. The troubles started last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, the capital of …

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Musk says new color-coded verification system at Twitter will roll out in a week

Musk says new color-coded verification system at Twitter will roll out in a week

The CEO of Twitter announced – via a tweet of course – that Twitter will roll out its tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week. There’s changes to the program that he apparently hopes will stop people from paying the $8 a month fee just to impersonate celebrities or companies. “All verified accounts will be …

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UK bans Chinese surveillance cameras from 'sensitive' sites | CNN Business

UK bans Chinese surveillance cameras from ‘sensitive’ sites | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  Hikvision, a leading Chinese surveillance company, has denied suggestions that it poses a threat to Britain’s national security after the UK government banned the use of its camera systems at “sensitive” sites. The restrictions, announced Thursday, will prevent authorities from installing technology that is produced by companies subject to China’s …

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The US-China chip war is spilling over to Europe | CNN Business

The US-China chip war is spilling over to Europe | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  Two European chip deals have run into trouble over their links with China, a sign of concern spreading in the West over potential Chinese control of critical infrastructure. Last week, the new owner of Britain’s biggest chipmaker was ordered to unwind its takeover, just days after another chip factory sale …

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Oh Look, Elon Musk Is Letting More Banned Accounts Back On Twitter

Oh Look, Elon Musk Is Letting More Banned Accounts Back On Twitter

Twitter overlord Elon Musk announced Thursday that he would allow more suspended accounts back on the site following the results of a poll he posted the day before Thanksgiving, claiming this to be the will of the platform’s users. Musk made his decree alongside a Latin phrase translating approximately to: “The voice of the people …

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Elon Musk says he will begin restoring previously banned Twitter accounts next week | CNN Business

Elon Musk says he will begin restoring previously banned Twitter accounts next week | CNN Business

CNN Business  —  Elon Musk said Thursday that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. …

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Hive is the latest Twitter alternative to gain steam — and to show how hard it would be to replace Twitter | CNN Business

Hive is the latest Twitter alternative to gain steam — and to show how hard it would be to replace Twitter | CNN Business

CNN Business  —  Elon Musk’s rocky takeover of Twitter has already been marked by mass layoffs, resignations and the reinstatement of former president Donald Trump’s account, as well as other controversial figures, leaving many users uncertain about the direction of the platform’s future. Amid the chaos, several Twitter alternatives have reported a surge in new …

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House Republicans say TikTok made misleading claims in briefings on data handling | CNN Business

House Republicans say TikTok made misleading claims in briefings on data handling | CNN Business

Washington CNN Business  —  House Republicans say TikTok may have misled congressional staff in private briefings about the company’s handling of US user data, in a new letter to the short-form video app this week. The letter dated Tuesday and addressed to TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew reflects the latest escalation by US lawmakers as …

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Workers at the world's largest iPhone factory in China clash with police, videos show | CNN Business

Workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in China clash with police, videos show | CNN Business

Beijing/Hong Kong CNN Business  —  Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media. The videos show hundreds of workers facing off with law enforcement officers, many in white hazmat suits, on the Foxconn campus in the central Chinese city …

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