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Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

This week Elon Musk made an offhand comment which revealed that he did, indeed, own a stash of bitcoin at one point. The amount wasn't especially massive - not by today's standards, anyway. What's important is this wallet's proximity to Elon Musk in the past, and how aware of the amount Musk remains today.

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Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives

Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives

Twitter's Mac software has never been great; it's 1.5-star rating in the App Store underscores that fact. Rather than putting in the effort to improve it, Twitter has decided to discontinue the software entirely. The company announced its plans in a tweet, saying that the app is no longer available to new users, but existing users have a grace period.

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Embedding tweets can be copyright infringement rules New York judge

Embedding tweets can be copyright infringement rules New York judge

A ruling recently made by a New York federal court has threatened to upend the way copyright infringement is handled online. A judge ruled that merely embedding a tweet is enough to violate someone's copyright, meaning millions of shared tweets and tweeted images could now be considered instances of copyright infringement. This is in contrast to a precedent set back in 2007.

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Essential Phone Ocean Depths color released at last

Essential Phone Ocean Depths color released at last

This week the folks at Essential will finally release their device in its most unique color: Ocean Depths. This version of the Essential Phone PH-1 promises to be the one version of the phone that's far more elite than the rest - as far as color tone goes. This version of the phone was introduced with the rest back at the device's initial reveal, but remained unavailable until now.

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Twitter makes a profit for the first time ever

Twitter makes a profit for the first time ever

Twitter, for as ubiquitous as it seems in modern daily life, has historically had a profit problem. For each quarter since it went public four years ago, Twitter has failed to turn a profit, focusing more on spending to keep growth going around the world. That trend has finally come to an end, even if only temporarily, as Twitter has announced that it made a profit in its last quarter.

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Bitcoin scam targets Twitter, fools hundreds (at least)

Bitcoin scam targets Twitter, fools hundreds (at least)

This week a cryptocurrency scam is taking hold of Twitter. Malicious parties have impersonated well-known Bitcoin and Ethereum traders and leaders in the market, telling everyday followers that they'll be holding a special drawing for free coins. All users have to do is send a few coins to gain entry - therein lies the scam, as it were.

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New York is investigating a firm that sells fake social media followers

New York is investigating a firm that sells fake social media followers

It's no secret that a small amount of money can get you a large number of follows on social media. Businesses like this bank on the desire to be popular, though the reasons for craving popularity vary. Fake followers can be found on all sorts of social media pages, particularly Twitter, boosting numbers while giving the impression of influence or popularity. Now New York is investigating the issue.

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Twitter neural network makes image previews more attractive

Twitter neural network makes image previews more attractive

Twitter is rolling out an improved image preview experience, one that better crops images so that they show the contents of the photos rather than just whatever lies in the center. This improvement is thanks to hardworking Twitter engineers and a trained neural network, the latter of which has learned how to identify the parts of an image someone is most likely to look at.

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Twitter starts notifying users who followed Russian propaganda accounts

Twitter starts notifying users who followed Russian propaganda accounts

Following Facebook's publication of a tool that shows users whether they followed Russia-linked pages comes an update from Twitter: it is emailing users who followed a Russia-linked page on its platform. Twitter revealed its plans in an update on the topic, where it details its progress and what it is doing moving forward. Among its users, 677,775 people located in the United States either liked, followed, or retweeted Russia-linked accounts.

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Twitter Bookmarks feature appears in beta on Android

Twitter Bookmarks feature appears in beta on Android

Back in October, Twitter announced plans to add a feature that allows its users to save tweets for later. The feature was referred to as "Save For Later," but its in-app name will actually be "Bookmarks." With Bookmarks, a user can privately save specific tweets, a feature the company says has been a frequent request from users.

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Bitcoin price crash: Oh god is it over? (BTC USD)

Bitcoin price crash: Oh god is it over? (BTC USD)

This morning the crypto market crashed, and masses of traders sold their Bitcoin for USDT. Did it happen because of South Korea? Did China cause this? For traders, the reasons don't really matter so much as the exact timing for the market's turnaround - incidentally, that just so happens to be right around the time this article is set to be published. If your uncle dropped his Bitcoin in the last hour, he's about to be crying.

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Twitter says why it won’t ban Trump and other world leaders

Twitter says why it won’t ban Trump and other world leaders

When it comes to people who repeatedly break Twitter rules, few are as notable as President Trump himself, who was once briefly (and kinda-sorta accidentally) suspended from the service for a few minutes. Trump is known for his boisterous, sometimes irate, often reckless, tweets; many have called for Twitter to ban him, but the service has so far refused. Until now, it has mostly stayed quiet on its reasons for letting Trump's account remain.

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