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Twitter to let users charge followers to see premium posts

Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its most prolific users, whether those are businesses, celebrities or regular people. In an investor presentation Thursday, the social media company announced a new feature called “Super Follows,” which will let users charge for extra, exclusive material not shown to their regular followers. This can...

NASA releases new high-definition photos from Mars

NASA released new images on Wednesday showing a gorgeous panorama of Mars taken by its newly-landed Perseverance rover. The rover’s Mastcam-Z camera system took 142 images upon landing on the Red Planet on Sunday. The first high-definition photos of the planet show the rim of Jezero Crater, a prehistoric lake that’s believed to have had water and life billions of years ago. “It’s...

Lucid Motors SPAC stock tanks after Tesla rival inks deal to go public

Shares of a blank-check company that’s set to merge with electric-car maker Lucid Motors tumbled Tuesday after it inked a deal to take the Tesla rival public. Churchill Capital Corp IV — a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, backed by former Citigroup banker Michael Klein — saw its stock price drop 32 percent to $38.78 as of 8:57 a.m. after confirming its roughly $12...

Chinese spyware code was copied from NSA: researchers

WASHINGTON – Chinese spies used code first developed by the US National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators. Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies issued a report noting that some features in a piece of China-linked malware it dubs “Jian” were so similar they...

Nicaragua creates Ministry of Extraterrestrial Space Affairs

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, which is drawing amused reactions on social media in a nation that has been struggling since anti-government protests three years ago. The agency was approved by 76 legislators Wednesday in the country’s congress, which is dominated by President Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista Party. Fifteen opposition...
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