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Elon Musk announces reinstatement of suspended Twitter accounts

New Twitter boss Elon Musk announced Thursday that he would reinstate suspended accounts on the platform next week if they have not broken the law, thus returning to reassuring remarks during his takeover. To the question, published on Wednesday in the form of a poll on its account, whether Twitter should offer a “general amnesty …

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Elon Musk mulls ‘blanket amnesty’ for suspended Twitter accounts

Elon Musk has launched a new poll on reinstating suspended Twitter accounts, systematizing this rough method for major content moderation decisions. “Should Twitter offer a blanket amnesty to suspended accounts, as long as they haven’t broken the law or spammed outrageously? Yes/No,” he asked Wednesday. Five hours later, about two million accounts had already spoken, …

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The first galaxies may have formed earlier than predicted

The very first galaxies may have formed earlier than astronomers previously thought, according to early observations from the new James Webb Space Telescope, which in just a few months has already shaken up scientific understanding of the cosmos. “One way or another, the Universe has managed to form galaxies faster and earlier than we thought,” …

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Faced with spoofed accounts, Twitter is still reviewing its authentication system

Faced with the proliferation of spoofed accounts, Twitter reintroduced Friday in the greatest cacophony an “official” badge to certify certain profiles and suspended its paid authentication system. “To fight against identity theft, we have added an + official + acronym to certain accounts,” tweeted the influential platform, bought on October 28 by Elon Musk for …

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Paul Allen’s art collection sold over two days for record $1.6 billion

An auction at Christie’s in New York of the art collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died in 2018, brought in a record $1.62 billion on Wednesday and Thursday, with five works fetching more than 100 million dollars each. A sign that the art market continues to grow insolently despite geopolitical and economic uncertainties, …

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Apple clamps down on iPhone file sharing in China

Apple has imposed restrictions on its iPhones sold in China for file sharing between devices, a function that could potentially be used to circumvent censorship and disseminate information deemed hostile or critical of power. China already closely monitors its internet network and media. Every day, an army of censors erase content that portrays state policy …

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Paul Allen art collection surpasses historic $1 billion mark at auction (Christie’s)

The auction at Christie’s in New York of the art collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died in 2018, passed the historic one billion dollar mark on Wednesday evening, with a rain of records for works by Van Gogh, Cezanne or Gauguin. Five paintings have entered the closed club of works sold for more …

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Launch of NASA rocket to the Moon postponed to November 16 at the earliest

The curse continues for the Artemis 1 space mission: the takeoff of the new NASA rocket for the Moon has been postponed again, to Wednesday, November 16 at the earliest, because of the storm Nicole which should hit Florida in the middle of week, NASA announced on Tuesday. Liftoff had so far been scheduled in …

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The takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft in the crosshairs of Brussels

The acquisition of the American video game publisher Activision Blizzard by Microsoft for 69 billion dollars is under threat from Brussels which fears an attack on competition and announced on Tuesday the opening of an in-depth investigation. The European Commission, guardian of competition in the EU, explained that it feared in particular that Microsoft could …

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