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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year
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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year

As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year

Amul congratulates Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal in unique way; check viral post here
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Amul congratulates Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal in unique way; check viral post here

Agrawal joined Twitter in the year 2011 and has been working with the tech company as its chief technology officer (CTO) since October, 2017

Twitter will block users from sharing private images of other individuals without their consent
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Twitter will block users from sharing private images of other individuals without their consent

Under the new rules, people who are not public figures can ask Twitter to take down pictures or video of them that they report were posted without permission.

Internet abuzz with 'Agarwal Ji ka Beta' memes as Parag Agarwal takes over as Twitter CEO
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Internet abuzz with 'Agarwal Ji ka Beta' memes as Parag Agarwal takes over as Twitter CEO

Indian origin techie Parag Agarwal replaced Jack Dorsey as Twitter's chief executive officer after Dorsey announced his resignation from the post on 29 November

Sundar Pichai to Indra Nooyi: Twitter's Parag Agrawal becomes latest Indian to head global multinationals
Business

Sundar Pichai to Indra Nooyi: Twitter's Parag Agrawal becomes latest Indian to head global multinationals

Twitter's outgoing CEO Jack Dorsey announced that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed

Meet Parag Agrawal: Indian-origin executive succeeds Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO
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Meet Parag Agrawal: Indian-origin executive succeeds Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

Agrawal said in a note posted on Twitter that he is honoured and humbled on his appointment and expressed gratitude to Dorsey’s “continued mentorship and your friendship

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down; social media company names CTO Parag Agrawal as replacement
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down; social media company names CTO Parag Agrawal as replacement

Dorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company that he founded, and some big investors have openly questioned whether he can be effective leading both

Twitter might soon allow users to receive Bitcoin, Ethereum via its Tip Jar feature
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Twitter might soon allow users to receive Bitcoin, Ethereum via its Tip Jar feature

During Twitter's earnings call in July, CEO Jack Dorsey called cryptocurrency a 'big part' of Twitter's future.

Farmers' Protest: Centre orders Twitter to block 1,178 accounts for 'spreading misinformation'
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Farmers' Protest: Centre orders Twitter to block 1,178 accounts for 'spreading misinformation'

On 4 February, the IT ministry listed Twitter handles that were flagged by security agencies as 'accounts of Khalistan sympathisers or backed by Pakistan and operating from foreign territories'

Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, calls out 'dangerous precedent' for accountability in Big Tech
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Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, calls out 'dangerous precedent' for accountability in Big Tech

For now, Dorsey says Twitter’s goal 'is to disarm' as much as possible and move towards 'a more peaceful existence'.

Writer Salil Tripathi's Twitter account restored after brief suspension over poem on Babri demolition
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Writer Salil Tripathi's Twitter account restored after brief suspension over poem on Babri demolition

Tripathi is a senior journalist and chairperson of the PEN International's Writers in Prison committee

At judiciary committee hearing, senators take sharper aim at Facebook and Twitter
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At judiciary committee hearing, senators take sharper aim at Facebook and Twitter

Mark Zuckerberg fielded the majority of the inquiries with 71, and Jack Dorsey was asked 56 questions

Twitter says attackers 'manipulated a small number of employees', downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts
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Twitter says attackers 'manipulated a small number of employees', downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts

Hackers accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, billionaire Elon Musk and former president Barack Obama

Twitter stepped up search for chief information security officer ahead of the breach of high-profile accounts
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Twitter stepped up search for chief information security officer ahead of the breach of high-profile accounts

FBI believes hackers committed cryptocurrency fraud after they seized control of the Twitter accounts of celebrities and political figures.

Twitter locks down multiple profiles after Obama, Biden, Musk have accounts hacked in bitcoin scam
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Twitter locks down multiple profiles after Obama, Biden, Musk have accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Some experts said it seemed probable that hackers had access to Twitter’s internal infrastructure

Beyoncé drops surprise single Black Parade on Juneteenth, asks fans to sign petition demanding justice for George Floyd
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Beyoncé drops surprise single Black Parade on Juneteenth, asks fans to sign petition demanding justice for George Floyd

Beyoncé also joined the call for charges against the officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was gunned down in March by officers who burst into her Kentucky home.

After Twitter flags fresh Donald Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence', White House points to Khamenei's use of social media app
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After Twitter flags fresh Donald Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence', White House points to Khamenei's use of social media app

President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term in November, has already threatened to shut down social media platforms.

Twitter fact-checks inaccuracies in Donald Trump's tweets after years of espousing hands-off approach with president
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Twitter fact-checks inaccuracies in Donald Trump's tweets after years of espousing hands-off approach with president

Twitter added information to refute the inaccuracies in President Donald Trump’s tweets for the first time on Tuesday, after years of pressure over its inaction on his false and threatening posts

Coronavirus World Update, May 13: Wuhan to test 11 million people, EU to relax borders, situation in Brazil worsens
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Coronavirus World Update, May 13: Wuhan to test 11 million people, EU to relax borders, situation in Brazil worsens

Over 4.37 million people globally have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Out of these, 292,937 people have died and 1.6 million have already recovered.