Today's SNAP from Twitter, Binance, Windows and Google One
After just a few hours, Musk "killed" the Twitter checkmarks, Possible native payment system for Twitter, One day after unveiling its takeover proposal, Binance gives up on saving FTX, The iCloud Photos integration in Windows 11 is now available, The Google One VPN is available on Mac and Windows
Hours after it started, Elon Musk says he "simply terminated" the deployment. The New York Times and Engadget's accounts, which had just recently received the gray checkmarks, are no longer showing them. You will still notice the markings, but a Twitter vice president made it clear that the social media firm is initially giving them to "government and business groups."
Musk repeated his belief that democratizing the service by associating the initial checkmark with a Twitter Blue membership in order to defend the decision. In a Spaces Q&A, Elon Musk discussed introducing a payment mechanism for Twitter. Twitter introduced an in-app tipping option in 2021 that users could use to give money to content creators, but it requires a connection to a third-party payment processor to function. But if Elon Musk's plan for the social network materializes, Twitter may have its own payment mechanism. He disclosed a number of things, including his vision for a day when users would be able to pay money to one another via Twitter by linking their bank accounts to the social media platform. Additionally, he alluded to a system like to PayPal, which he helped create, by talking about how users will be able to withdraw money from Twitter by connecting their bank accounts. One day after unveiling its takeover proposal, Binance gives up on saving FTX. The business chose to leave after seeing the books of its competitor. The main rival of FTX won't step in to save it. Binance claimed it didn't like what it saw in the company's books one day after announcing a possible agreement to purchase the cryptocurrency exchange. "A turbulent week for FTX comes to a close with the abandoned acquisition offer. Less than an hour later, Bloomberg reported that FTX was under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to see if customer cash were mismanaged by the business. It's important to note that the SEC and Justice Department are also looking into Binance. The iCloud Photos integration in Windows 11 is now available. iCloud picture libraries are viewable in the Windows Photos program for PC users. Today marks the start of the rollout of the feature Microsoft announced last month, which integrates iCloud Photos with the Windows Photos app. By the end of November, according to Microsoft, it will be accessible to all Windows 11 users. Through the Windows 11 Photographs app, Microsoft's new functionality provides you an integrated view of all your iCloud photos. You must make sure your Windows Photos app is up to date in order to enjoy the new functionality. The Google One VPN is available on Mac and Windows. Using Google's service, you can finally protect your desktop connection. To utilize the virtual private network of Google One, you are no longer need to take out your phone. Google has made One VPN programs available for Windows and Mac computers.
The VPN encrypts and otherwise disguises your internet traffic, just like on mobile. Even though you may share access with up to five more users, the VPN requires at least the $10 per month 2TB Google One subscription. All 22 countries that provide the service have desktop support accessible, including the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and most of Europe.