Articles by ElGuru

Twitter Suspending Accounts of Journalists and those linking “Competitor”

Twitter today has just done a massive ban wave of accounts. This all started with @ElonJet belonging to Florida student Jack Sweeney who posted real-time public information on the whereabouts of Elon Musk’s (as well as other high profile celebrities’) private jets. After having the tracking account banned Sweeney posted a link on Twitter to his tracking account on Mastodon. Mastodon is an open-source alterative (competitor) to Twitter. Musk had previously said in a November Tweet while he didn’t like what Sweeney was doing in the interest of “Free Speech” he would allow the account to remain (even if he had…

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Windows 10 21H1 Servicing Has Ended

Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% has been warning since September 2022 Windows 10 users the 21H1 (May 2021) build would no longer be supported/serviced as of today’s Patch Tuesday. If you are unsure which build of Windows 10 (or even 11) you are running you can open the run prompt (WinKey+R) and type winver in the open field and press enter. If you are still running Windows 10 21H1, you should be able to update to 22H2 via Windows Update. “To help keep you protected and productive, Windows Update will automatically initiate a feature update for Windows 10 consumer devices…

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Patch Tuesday: Windows 11 KB5021255 and KB5021234

Today is the second Tuesday of December, better known as Patch Tuesday. Today, Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% has released Windows 11 mandatory updates KB5021255 (22H2) and KB5021234 (21H2). The Windows 11 cumulative updates include 29 improvements and fixes, with the nine highlighted fixes listed below: New! This update addresses a known issue that might affect Task Manager. It might display certain elements in the user interface (UI) in unexpected colors. Some parts of the UI might not be readable. This issue might occur if you have “Choose your mode” set to “Custom” in the Personalization > Colors section of Settings. New! Microsoft…

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Patch Tuesday: Windows 10 KB5021233 and KB5021237

Today is the second Tuesday of December, better known as Patch Tuesday. Today, Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% has released Windows 10 mandatory updates KB5021233 (20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2) and KB5021237. Microsoft has fixed several bugs and made a couple of improvements to the operating system, including: This update addresses an issue that affects the Camera app. The app stops responding when memory is low. This update addresses security issues for your Windows operating system. The search box now appears, by default, on the taskbar when the taskbar is at the top of your screen or when you turn…

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Twitter ends Trust & Safety Council

Twitter today dispersed the Trust & Safety Council, which was an advisory group consisting of roughly 100 independent researchers and human rights activists. The group, formed in 2016, gave the social network input on different content and human rights-related issues such as the removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), suicide prevention, and online safety. This could have implications for Twitter’s global content moderation as the group consisted of experts around the world. This development comes after three key members of the Trust & Safety council resigned last week. The members said in a letter that Elon Musk ignored the group…

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Twitter Rolls Out “Community Notes” Globally.

It is only Monday, but shaping up to be an exciting (depending on who you ask) and newsworthy week for Twitter. Twitter Blue has jus relaunched and “Blue For Business” is being introduced. Over the weekend Twitter announced Community Notes (formerly known as Birdwatch, the social media giant’s crowdsourced fact-checking system is being rolled out globally. The feature allows users to add context to tweets and takes an open source approach toward debunking misinformation. Moderators who are part of the program can add notes to tweets to add context and users can then vote if they determine the context to…

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Windows 7 and 8 Support Ends in January

Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% is being very firm they will end support for both Windows 7 and 8 come January 2023 Patch Tuesday (January 10, 2023). This also means no longer offering updates for their Edge Browser beyond this point. Google Inc. 96,73 -2,48 -2,50% had already announced Chrome would stop supporting Windows 7 and 8 in mid-January 2023. The end-of-support date for Edge coincides with the end of security update support for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on January 10, and the end of Google Chrome support for Windows 7 and 8 in version 110. Because the underlying…

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Twitter Launches ‘Blue for Business’

Twitter has relaunched Twitter Blue subscriptions this week in 5 countries including the US with a host of new restrictions (account must be at least 90-days old, been active within the last 30-days, has not change their handle or picture in the last 7-days and must have a verified phone number) and a new $11 USD a month price ($8 if users sign-up on the web instead of via iOS App). Now Twitter is set to introduce “Blue for Business:”.  The details of what is included in the subscription (will it just be the same benefits as the regular Twitter…

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Microsoft Adding Screen Recording to Windows 11

Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% has been living up to their promise to add new Window 11 (22H2) features as they “become ready”. Now comes a phased roll-out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel for the new an improved Snipping Tool version 11.2211.35.0 adding the ability to record a portion of your screen. “You will then be able to select and refine the part of your screen that you want to record before starting your screen recording session,” Windows Inbox Apps Principal Product Manager Lead Dave Grochocki explained. “When you are finished, you can preview your recording before saving…

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Twitter Developing Feature to Show if Account is Shadowbanned

Chief Twit has announced Twitter is in the process of developing a feature to show a user if their Twitter account is Shadowbanned (and why) and how they can appeal. However, the details of when (or if) and how this will be implemented have not yet been revealed. This development is interesting as Twitter has claimed in a blog post from 2018 they don’t do shandowbands, but that was before Chief Twit took over. I am surprised there are still developers around to “develop” this feature. Seeing as other parts of Twitter are falling apart. It is being to sound…

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