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Musk Restores Twitter Accounts of Banned Journalists

Twitter lifted its ban on several journalists it recently banned. The Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times each had reporters who were banned from accessing the platform. The journalists were banned when they shared location data of Elon Musk. The ban was lifted after the second poll Musk conducted. 59% of 3.6 million participants chose to lift the restriction right away.

Russia To Formally Annex 18% Of Ukrainian Territory On Friday

Putin will host an official ceremony of Annexing a large chunk of Ukrainian territory in fake referendums on Friday. Voting polls were organized by Putin-backed separatists in four major Ukrainian territories. The regions included Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Voting for joining Russia started on 23 September and the results were announced just recently.

Lawmakers Say The US Needs A Standard Charger

Following European Union lawmakers reaching a deal to force all smartphones and tablets to have USB-C charging ports by 2024, a trio of senate democrats is looking to implement a similar mandate in the US. As reported, these democrats have called on the US Commerce Department to follow the EU’s lead and “develop a strategy to require a common charging port across all mobile devices.”

Apple Will Be Forced To Use USB-C Charger

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is going to force smartphone manufacturers like Apple and other electronics makers to equip their devices with a standard USB-C charging port. EU lawmakers on Tuesday, June 7 agreed to a single mobile charging port for mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras. The equipment makers will have to comply with the new terms by 2024.