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Breaking down the cyber risks at Twitter after Musk’s purchase

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios A massive Twitter staff exodus in the first month of Elon Musk’s ownership is only exacerbating the company’s long list of existing data security problems, experts tell Axios. Why it matters: While Twitter’s list of cybersecurity challenges has not appeared to change yet, dwindling staff numbers mean the company could struggle to …

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Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid misinformation policy

New York CNN Business — Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago. In 2020, Twitter developed an extensive set of rules that sought to prohibit “harmful misinformation” about the virus and …

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Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter’s Child Safety Team

Removing child exploitation is “priority #1”, Twitter’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk declared last week. But, at the same time, following widespread layoffs and resignations, just one staff member remains on a key team dedicated to removing child sexual abuse content from the site, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, who …

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Hackers Release Millions of Twitter IDs and User Info for Free

Twitter’s security flaw that allowed hackers to steal millions of user records had been patched in August this year, but that hasn’t stopped hackers from releasing that data for free online.Photo: Sergei Elagin (Shutterstock) Twitter’s API once held such an easily exploitable flaw that hackers managed to grab 5.4 million user details. Now, according to …

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Amouranth Streamed ‘More Overwatch 2 Than Hot Tub’ Last Month

Screenshot: Twitch Over a month after announcing that she was splitting from her husband following accusations of an abusive relationshipstreamer Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa has taken to Twitter to reveal some news (and statistics) about how things have been going in the weeks since. One of the most popular streamers on the planet—and at the moment …

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Elon Musk Tweets Photo Of His Bedside Table, Says “No Excuse For Lack Of Coasters”

Posted an hour ago, the tweet has 69,700 likes Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk revealed that he sleeps with two guns and a vast collection of Diet Coke cans. Musk posted a picture of the contents of his bedside table and showed two revolvers which looked like a film prop and another appeared to be …

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‘A Billion Monthly Users’ And A New iPhone Alternative—Leak Reveals Elon Musk’s Radical Twitter Plan And Boosts The Price Of This Small Bitcoin Rival 300%

Elon Musk, Tesla billionaire and Twitter’s TWTR mercurial new owner who’s still surprisingly bullish on bitcoin, has released a roadmap that would see the app radically overhauled. Subscribe now two Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and successfully navigate the latest bitcoin and crypto market crash Encrypted private messages, long-form posts, a subscription relaunch and payments …

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Chris Hayes frets his ‘worst fears’ have been realized since Elon Musk acquired Twitter

In a New York Times guest essay, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes claimed that “in under a month” all of his “worst fears have been realized” in regard to how new Twitter owner Elon Musk has run his new social media platform. Hayes claimed that Musk “courted some of the worst trolls” on Twitter, has scared …

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Elon Musk credits ‘The Simpsons’ for predicting his Twitter takeover

The Simpsons have done the impossible again. Elon Musk is highlighting a 2015 episode from the Fox animated sitcom that seemingly hinted at his Twitter takeover. “Simpson’s predicts I buy Twitter S26E12,” Musk, 51, tweeted Saturday. The episode, titled “The Musk Who Fell to Earth,” begins by showing Lisa Simpson tending to a birdhouse with …

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Elon Musk says he would make his own smartphone if app stores banned Twitter

Elon Musk said he would make his own smartphone if Google and Apple were to ban Twitter from their app stores. Musk said in a tweet responding to conservative podcaster Liz Wheeler that he hopes the situation does not come to that but that he will make that decision if necessary. “I certainly hope it …

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