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Twitter owner Elon Musk, who has described himself as a “free speech absolutist”, has fired key company engineers who publicly criticized him on the social network.

In the first case, Musk himself announced his resignation on Twitter. In another case, a former employee said he was fired after he openly rebuked Musk.

Engineer Eric Fronhoefer, who worked on the Twitter app for the Android mobile operating system, posted one of Musk’s tweets on Sunday with a comment saying that Musk’s understanding of the technical part of the Twitter app was “wrong.” Musk responded and asked Fronhöfer for clarification, adding, “Twitter is very slow on Android. What did you do to fix it?”

Elon Musk fires Twitter veterans who publicly criticize him

After trying to explain his thoughts in several tweets, another user asked Fronhöfer why he didn’t share his feedback privately with his new boss. The engineer, who has been on Twitter for more than eight years, replied: “Maybe he should ask questions privately. Maybe use Slack or email.” On Monday morning, Musk wrote that Fronhoefer had been fired.

Another engineer, Ben Leib, was fired after criticizing Musk. He retweeted Musk’s same tech post, writing, “As a former Twitter timeline infrastructure tech lead, I can safely say this person has no idea what he’s talking about.” Leib, who has worked at Twitter for ten years, confirmed to Bloomberg that he was fired on Sunday.

Twitter has seen major changes since Musk took over late last month. Many are still upset that Musk fired half of the company’s more than 7,000 employees, including most of the top executives.

In addition, Elon Musk promised that Twitter will reward the “exceptional merit” of the company’s employees with the “exceptional amount” of shares that they can receive.

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“This is another unspoken sign of disrespect,” the Twitter office equipped sleeping quarters for “hardcore” employees

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This is another unspoken sign of disrespect the Twitter office

According to Forbes, earlier this week, Twitter employees discovered several sleeping areas in the company’s San Francisco office. They were organized in conference rooms, where beds and bedside tables with lamps appeared.

The whistleblower and Twitter said employees were given no explanation for the change and suggested that the beds are for the remaining “hardcore” employees so they can stay overnight in the office. “This is another unspoken sign of disrespect. No one discussed this with us,” said one of the employees.

Last month, CEO Elon Musk gave the thousands of employees remaining at the company the option to leave or stay on the condition that they work hard under Twitter 2.0. Since taking over as owner and CEO, Musk has fired at least half of Twitter’s employees, with many leaving of their own accord.

“This is another unspoken sign of disrespect,” the Twitter office equipped sleeping quarters for “hardcore” employees

Another source, who wished to remain anonymous, suggested that there could be “four to eight of these bedrooms per floor,” adding that “they look comfortable.”

One room’s trash bin was reportedly filled with trash, meaning someone had already slept there: “People are already working late into the night, so that kind of makes sense.”

According to Business Insider, the American billionaire and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, brought quite a few people to the company, among whom were employees of his other companies and relatives.

We reported this morning that Elon Musk briefly lost his title as the richest man in the world on Wednesday, according to Forbes.

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Google degrades in Google Photos the definition of the place where the photo was taken

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Google degrades in Google Photos the definition of the place

Google has warned users about a new location policy for Google Photos (Google Photos).

Google degrades in Google Photos the definition of the place where the photo was taken

Google Photos will stop using a user account’s location history to determine where specific pictures were taken, according to a new support document. This policy will apply to users who have opted out of sharing location data for the camera app for privacy reasons.

Until now, if you didn’t allow the camera app to use your current location, Google Photos used two methods to roughly estimate where you took the photo. First, the app will try to identify visible landmarks in your photos, and second, it will use your location history to narrow down the area.

However, now Google Photos will rely solely on trying to identify landmarks in photos. As you can easily guess, this method is noticeably less reliable.

Google notes that the change has already started rolling out to some Google Photos users, with a full rollout expected in the coming months.

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“Digital version of yourself”: WhatsApp launched avatars

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The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger announced the launch of an interesting innovation – avatars.

“Digital version of yourself”: WhatsApp launched avatars

According to the developers, avatars will allow users to create a “digital version of themselves.” A variety of combinations of hairstyles, facial features and images are available for the avatar. You can use your avatar as your WhatsApp profile picture. Moreover, during installation, you can choose one of 36 facial expressions and actions.

In addition, a selection of personal stickers is created with the avatar. The developers also talked about how the avatars will develop. Now work is underway on light and shadow, hair textures and other details.

Avatars are becoming available to WhatsApp users gradually and will eventually appear for everyone.

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