Twitter: Romance, business and campaigns born on the platform

Three women share their stories of how being on Twitter has changed their lives for the better.
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Why Donald Trump isn't returning to Twitter (for now)

How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.
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Elon Musk says Twitter will offer 'amnesty' to suspended accounts

Several accounts - including Donald Trump's - have already been reinstated by the multi-billionaire.
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Mercedes-Benz to introduce acceleration subscription fee

Owners of some Mercedes electric cars in the US can soon pay a $1,200 annual fee to speed up faster.
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Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.
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Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign

The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.
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China claims youth gaming addiction resolved

Children's access to video games has been strictly rationed in China because of addiction concerns,
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Instagram 'wrong' to take down drill music video

Meta's independent appeals body criticises the decision to remove the video and says it must be reinstated.
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Apple and Google face gaming and mobile browser probe

The UK competition watchdog launches a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers.
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'I wouldn't leave South Africa, I have a kid here'

South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.
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China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou

Videos showed workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police.
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Twitter charity partners condemn Musk's 'dangerous' changes

Two of Twitter's most important civil rights partners criticise reinstatement of Trump and West accounts
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Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform

Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.
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Are flying taxis getting closer to lift-off?

US air regulators said they would add flying taxis to the list of regulated aircraft.
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US tech layoffs: India workers face painful exit from the US

Indians are among thousands of educated and skilled immigrant workers laid off by US tech giants.
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FTX crypto exchange owes biggest creditors $3.1bn

FTX owes about $1.45bn to its top 10 creditors, according to its US bankruptcy court filings.
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Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban

The former US president's account is reinstated - but he says he sees no reason to return.
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Is this really the end of Twitter?

The BBC's technology editor looks at claims that Twitter may be heading for calamity.
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Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week

It comes amid reports that large numbers of workers have resigned from the social media platform.
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Lab-grown chicken safe to eat, say US regulators

It is the first time a meat product grown in a lab has been cleared for human consumption in the US.
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New FTX boss condemns crypto exchange's failure

John Ray says there was a "complete absence of trustworthy financial information" at the company.
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China urges military veterans to work at iPhone factory

The country wants retired military personnel to help boost production at the plant in Zhengzhou.
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World of Warcraft to go offline in China

A number of Activision Blizzard titles will disappear, following the end of an arrangement with publisher NetEase.
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Astronomer in Twitter limbo over 'intimate' meteor

An animated video of a meteor shower shared by Mary McIntyre was banned by Twitter's automated tools.
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What is behind the big tech companies' job cuts?

Thousands of redundancies have been announced by some of the largest firms in the industry.
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MrBeast overtakes PewDiePie as most-subscribed YouTuber

PewDiePie's almost 10 years of dominance have come to an end, as MrBeast reaches 112 million subscribers.
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Nvidia investigates melting graphics card cable reports

Social-media users share photos appearing to show damage to the cable supplied with the Nvidia RTX 4090.
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Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to work long hours or leave

Elon Musk says workers at the social media firm must be "hardcore" if they want to stay, reports say.
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People still booking Ubers in UK despite downturn

The boss of Uber UK says just as many people are using the app, despite the cost-of-living crisis.
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Deliveroo: UK-based food delivery firm quits Australia

The firm struggled to compete with rivals as well as facing pressure to improve workers' conditions.
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Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs, according to LinkedIn posts

This week it was reported that the firm is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, around 3% of its office staff.
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Over a million are owed money by failed crypto exchange

Experts and watchdogs warn UK investors that when crypto firms fail, getting money back is unlikely.
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Byjus, Meta, Twitter: India tech workers fight back amid mass layoffs

Many young Indians who've lost their jobs are looking for ways to air their frustration and build support.
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Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement

The technology company tracked users' locations despite them opting out, a US investigation found.
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Biggest crypto exchange Binance urges new industry rules

The boss of Binance tells the G20 the collapse of a rival exchange shows crypto needs regulations.
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Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims' data on website

A police investigation is launched after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appear online.
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The fall of the FTX ‘King of Crypto’ Sam Bankman-Fried

How a crypto empire built on video game battles and beanbags came crashing down.
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Amazon layoffs 'being prepared' as sales slow - reports

The reductions could affect about 10,000 people at the e-commerce giant, reports suggested.
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Twitter chaos after wave of blue tick impersonations

Blue tick accounts impersonating major brands, politicians and celebrities have appeared on the platform.
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Ros Atkins On… Elon Musk and Twitter

Ros Atkins looks at the twists and turns of Elon Musk’s early days in charge of the social media platform.
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AI reunites Holocaust survivor with childhood photos

Google engineer develops technology to help identify Holocaust victims in archive photos.
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Australian police to Medibank hackers: 'We know who you are'

Authorities say they know the names of cyber-criminals behind "morally reprehensible" hack.
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Chris Rock to host Netflix's first live show

The comic will front a stand-up special as Netflix begins to experiment with screening live events.
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Ukraine war: Russians kept in the dark by internet search

Why users of Russia's top search engine are unlikely to get to the truth about the war in Ukraine.
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FTX woes: 'I'm waiting to get £2,000 back from crypto giant'

One user told the BBC he was able to lodge a withdrawal request on the beleaguered exchange.
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Twitter boss Elon Musk 'not above the law', warns US regulator

The warning from a US regulator came as Mr Musk reportedly warned bankruptcy is not out of the question for Twitter.
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Musk tells Twitter staff remote working will end

The boss of the social media firm also warns workers to prepare for "difficult times", reports say.
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God of War: Ragnarok 'accessibility needed to be better'

The studio behind God of War: Ragnarok on its hopes for more accessible blockbuster games in future.
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Elon Musk foreign ties worth looking at, Joe Biden says

The US president was asked whether Saudi Arabia helping the Tesla boss to buy Twitter should be probed.
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Facebook-owner Meta to cut 11,000 staff

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it was one of the most difficult changes in Meta's history.
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3D printed guns: Warnings over growing threat of 3D firearms

Police say they are seizing 3D printed weapons in greater numbers in the UK.
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Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office in Ghana

The staff tell the BBC they are insulted after receiving an email about the need for cost cutting.
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Elon Musk: Twitter asks NI secretary what 'tosh' looks like

Twitter's owner responds to Chris Heaton-Harris after fake resignation rumours about the Tory MP.
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FTX: Cryptocurrency market rocked by near-collapse of exchange

FTX struck a bailout deal with larger rival Binance as it faced a "significant liquidity crunch".
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Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine

Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has asked the UK privacy watchdog to investigate PimEyes.
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Elon Musk sells almost $4bn of Tesla shares

It comes less than two weeks after the world's richest man completed his $44bn takeover of Twitter.
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Stolen $3bn Bitcoin mystery ends with popcorn tin discovery

James Zhong pleads guilty to the 2012 hack as police find stash of 50,000 Bitcoin.
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Foxconn: iPhone maker bets on electric truck firm Lordstown Motors

The Taiwanese technology giant says it will invest up to $170m in Ohio-based Lordstown Motors.
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Hushpuppi: Notorious Nigerian fraudster jailed for 11 years in US

The FBI says ex-social media star Hushpuppi is one of the world's most high-profile money launderers.
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Facebook owner Meta expected to announce major job losses

The company faces difficult economic conditions and is investing heavily in its metaverse push.
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Tesla recalls 40,000 cars over power-steering fault

The recall affects the 2017-21 Model S and Model X vehicles.
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Instagram debuts new age-verification tools in UK and EU

Users changing their date of birth to that of an adult can upload a video of themselves to prove their age.
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Ten days of Twitter chaos

Elon Musk's first week-and-a-half at Twitter has been a rollercoaster of big changes.
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Twitter users jump to Mastodon - but what is it?

The little-known social network's user base has swelled after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.
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Twitter will ban unlabelled parody accounts, says Elon Musk

The site's new owner says accounts failing to specify they are parodies will be permanently suspended.
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Billions being spent in metaverse land grab

Corporations, speculators and individuals have spent nearly $2bn (£1.75bn) on virtual plots.
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Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation

Hundreds affected by Twitter's worldwide job cuts have three days to elect a representative.
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TikTok says staff in China can access UK and EU user data

The Chinese-owned platform said the policy is "based on a demonstrated need to do their job".
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Apple store Glasgow workers unionise in UK first

The UK's first Apple retail workers union has been formed, following US action.
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Tinder: More pay for dating app despite cost-of-living crisis

The number of paid subscriptions to the dating app rose sharply in July to September.
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Manchester Arena's weapon scanning tech questioned

Technology used in the Manchester Arena to find weapons has limitations, according to a report.
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Haaland or Halland? Fans asked to spellcheck tweets

The director of Visit Halland says the region's hashtag is now filled with photos of the footballer.
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China Covid: Area around world's biggest iPhone plant locked down

The move may have an impact on production of the new iPhone 14, which is made at Foxconn's factory.
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Twitter to lose magic with blue tick fee, says ex exec

Twitter's former global communications head tells BBC News he is worried about Elon Musk's plans.
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Is it goodbye - finally - to the fax machine?

Ofcom is consulting on changes to telecoms rules that could see fax machines become obsolete.
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Elon Musk says $8 monthly fee for Twitter blue tick

Critics say the change could make it harder for people to find reliable sources on the social media site.
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New EU law could open up messaging and app buying

The Digital Markets Act designed to curb the market power of big-tech is starting to come into force.
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Elon Musk dissolves Twitter's board of directors

The multi-billionaire has cemented his control over the company by becoming its chief executive.
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Instagram bug tells some users accounts are suspended

Some have received a message saying their account has been stopped for 30 days.
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UK watchdog warns of emotion-analysis tech risks

Immature biometric technologies are as unscientific as the magic sorting hat in Harry Potter., the ICO warns.
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Apple: Chinese workers flee Covid lockdown at iPhone factory

Video shared online shows people jumping a fence to escape the plant, owned by Foxconn, in Zhengzhou.
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UK battery firm Britishvolt near collapse as it seeks funding

Britishvolt could run out of money after the government refused to advance £30m in funding.
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Elon Musk says Twitter blue tick to be revamped

Reports suggest the firm could charge users almost $20 per month to be verified.
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Liz Truss phone hack claim prompts calls for investigation

The Mail on Sunday claims the ex-prime minister's phone was hacked while she was foreign secretary.
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The crash dummy aimed at protecting women drivers

Researchers in Sweden are close to completing an industry-first average female crash test dummy.
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Who is Elon Musk?

The boss of Tesla and SpaceX is the world's richest person and a business celebrity with few rivals.
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Elon Musk: How the world's richest person bought Twitter

One of the most publicised and frenetic deals in Silicon Valley history has reportedly been completed.
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Amazon warns of slower sales as economy weakens

The online retail giant says "various factors" are "weighing on people's wallets".
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Elon Musk: No change to Twitter moderation policy yet

Top managers leave the social media platform as the billionaire seals his takeover of the firm.
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Will Donald Trump go back on to Twitter?

Donald Trump shares a love for Twitter with Elon Musk, its new owner, but times have changed.
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What next for Twitter under Elon Musk?

The BBC's technology editor looks at the path ahead for the tech company and the billionaire.
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Black women missing from tech industry, says report

A report says an additional 20,000 black women need to be recruited to match numbers in the wider workforce.
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Tory MP Julian Knight warns of face-offs with Musk's Twitter

Commons committee chair Julian Knight says UK and EU regulators will be monitoring developments.
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Meta: Shares in Facebook owner dive 20% as investors lose faith

Shares in Meta drop more than 20% after the firm sees sharp falls in revenue and profit.
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Lee Jae-yong: Samsung appoints convicted heir to top job

Lee Jae-yong was found guilty of bribery and embezzlement before being granted a presidential pardon.
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Google and Microsoft hit by slowing economy

The tech giants say customers are cutting back amid growing signs of an economic downturn.
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Elon Musk claims he's buying Twitter to 'help humanity'

The billionaire, who says he is not buying the firm to make money, faces court if he walks away.
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WhatsApp back online after worldwide outage

Users started to report problems just before 08:00 BST but Meta says the issue is now fixed.
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Competition regulator needs teeth to curb big tech, MPs say

They urge publication of a draft bill that could see firms fined 10% of turnover for market abuses.
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