Twitter says it mistakenly suspended a dozen accounts after "coordinated and malicious reports" targeted researchers and journalists, launches a policy review (Drew Harwell/Washington Post)

Drew Harwell / Washington Post: Twitter says it mistakenly suspended dozens of accounts after “coordinated and malicious reporting” targeted researchers and journalists, and launched a policy review.Far-right activists urged their followers to use the company’s new rule to target anti-extremist researchers and journalists

Meta must improve its existing content-oblivious harm-reduction mechanisms, limit recommendation engines and discoverability, and more, before implementing e2ee (David Thiel/Wired)

David Thiel / wired: Meta must improve existing damage mitigation mechanisms that ignore content, limit recommendation and discoverability engines, and more, before implementing e2eeThe company’s decision to delay the offering makes sense – because its initial plan never did.

Livestream shopping is disrupting Alibaba's online shopping business in China; analysts: value of goods sold through livestreams this year will double to $313B (Eleanor Olcott/Financial Times)

Eleanor Olcott / financial times: Online shopping disrupts Alibaba’s online shopping business in China; Analysts: The value of goods sold through live broadcasts will double this year to reach 313 billion dollars– Douyin, sister of TikTok app, and Kuaishou take on China’s leading online shopping giant – with their stylish suits…

Sources: Airtable, a developer of cloud-based collaboration software, is finalizing $700M+ in new funding at an $11.7B valuation (Berber Jin/The Information)

Amazigh Jane / the information: SOURCES: Airtable, developer of cloud-based collaboration software, is finalizing $700 million in new funding valuing $11.7 billionAirtable, a developer of cloud-based collaboration software, is finalizing a new round of financing that will value the San Francisco startup at $11.7 billion including…

Meta says it is testing a Split Payments feature for Facebook Messenger in the US that lets users share the cost of bills and expenses (Aisha Malik/TechCrunch)

Aisha Malik / Take Crunch: Meta says it is testing Facebook Messenger’s Split Payments feature in the US that allows users to share the cost of bills and expensesFacebook Messenger today announced that it has begun testing a new “Split Payments” feature that offers a way for users to share the cost of bills and … Read more

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announces a major reorganization in a staff email; head of engineering Michael Montano and design lead Dantley Davis will step down (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announces a major reorganization in an email to employees; Head of Engineering Michael Montano and Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis will step downEngineering and design lead to Parag Agrawal announcing major changes. Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal…

FBI says the "Cuba Ransomware" gang earned about $43.9M from ransom payments and breached at least 49 US critical infrastructure organizations this year (Catalin Cimpanu/The Record)

Catalin Simbano / register: The FBI says Cuba ransomware earned about $43.9 million in ransom payments and breached at least 49 critical infrastructure institutions this year.The US Federal Bureau of Investigation said today that Cuban ransomware operators have earned at least $43.9 million…

Sources: Sony plans to launch a subscription service, codenamed Spartacus, next spring that merges PlayStation Plus and Now, to compete with Xbox Game Pass (Jason Schreier/Bloomberg)

Jason Schreyer / Bloomberg: Sources: Sony plans to launch a subscription service, codenamed Spartacus, next spring that will merge PlayStation Plus and Now, to compete with Xbox Game Pass.– – Subscription offer will mix PlayStation Now and PS Plus – Code-named Spartacus, targeting launch next spring

US says it will work with friendly nations to limit the export of surveillance tools and other tech used by authoritarian governments to suppress human rights (Wall Street Journal)

The Wall Street Journal: The United States says it will work with friendly countries to limit the export of surveillance tools and other technologies that authoritarian governments use to suppress human rights.— An administration official cited China’s use of surveillance technologies, which Beijing has defended, in its call for tighter export rules.

Sources: Apple notified at least nine US State Department employees that their iPhones were hacked using NSO's software in the last several months (Reuters)

Reuters: Sources: Apple notified at least nine US State Department employees that their iPhones had been hacked using NSO software in the past several monthsThe iPhones of Apple Inc. of at least nine employees of the US State Department were hacked by an unknown attacker using sophisticated spyware developed …