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How TikTok can help you get better at studying | Engadget

When you think of study aids, TikTok is likely not what comes to mind. And, there’s probably a good reason for that. Scrolling your For You page may be entertaining, but it’s rarely productive. But, a growing group of study influencers might be changing that. From #booktok, #studytok and #edutok, there are dozens of accounts […]

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Facebook test lets users have up to five profiles for the same account | Engadget

Facebook is testing giving users the ability to create up to five profiles on the platform, a major change to its longstanding policy that only allows people to have a single account and identity on the service. The upcoming test was Bloomberg, which notes that it’s Facebook’s latest ploy to stave off declining engagement, particularly […]

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Former Twitter employee said they tried to warn ‘people were going to die’ on Jan. 6th | Engadget

Twitter’s role in the January 6th insurrection is once again in the spotlight. During a hearing on Tuesday, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack played testimony from a former Twitter employee who said they tried to warn others at the company that there would be violence on January 6th. The committee a […]

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Now everyone can ‘unmention’ themselves from Twitter threads | Engadget

Twitter is opening its conversation-leaving feature to everyone. Now, all Twitter users will be able to use the service’s “unmention” feature, the company announced. Twitter describes “unmention” as the ability to leave an unwanted conversation on the platform. When used, it unlinks the user’s handle from the Twitter thread, so they will no longer be […]

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Twitter tells Musk his attempt to bail on $44 billion acquisition is ‘invalid and wrongful’ | Engadget

Twitter’s lawyers have at Elon Musk for his attempt to bail on his $44 billion takeover of the company. The company said Friday, immediately following Musk’s official notice that he wanted to terminate the deal, that it was prepared to pursue legal action against him. Now, in a with the SEC, Twitter goes further, calling […]

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Biden executive order on abortion access aims to address privacy issues | Engadget

The Biden White House took a step toward shoring up some of the privacy issues that have been raised following the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. In a new addressing abortion access and other issues, the White House suggested that it’s trying to increase privacy protections for people seeking reproductive healthcare, though it’s […]

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Elon Musk is officially trying to kill his Twitter takeover | Engadget

Elon Musk is officially trying to pull the plug on the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. In an SEC filing, Musk’s lawyers said the Tesla CEO wishes to terminate the agreement because of “false and misleading representations” made by Twitter. In a statement, Twitter’s Board of Directors said it still “intends to close the […]

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Twitter lays off nearly 100 employees from its recruiting team | Engadget

Twitter has laid off dozens of employees amid growing uncertainty around Elon Musk’s acquisition. The company cut 30 percent of its talent acquisition team, which includes recruiters and others charged with bringing on new hires, The Wall Street Journal . Twitter told The Journal that “fewer than 100 people” had been let go and that […]

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Reddit’s collectible, blockchain-based avatars definitely aren’t NFTs | Engadget

Reddit is dipping its toe into the digital collectible craze. The site is launching a new take on NFTs with collectible avatars, one of its first forays into blockchain-based tech. The avatars are designed by artists (many of whom are, naturally, also Redditors) and will be for sale in a new storefront. Initially, only a […]

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Google will start removing abortion clinic visits from users’ location history | Engadget

Amid data privacy concerns raised by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Google says it will remove abortion clinics and other facilities from users’ location history. Since the ruling, Google and other tech giants had largely about how they would handle requests for data about users in abortion-related investigations. Privacy experts have flagged […]