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The Mastodon app homepage is seen displayed on a mobile phone screen. Photo Illustration by Davide Bonaldo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Twitter users flying the coop hope Mastodon will be a safe landing

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Monday

Twitter promotes a new monthly subscription that will verify accounts

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Saturday

Friday

A receptionist works Oct. 26 in the lobby of the building that houses the Twitter office in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Twitter layoffs begin, sparking a lawsuit and backlash

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Friday

After many delays, Elon Musk is now the proud owner of Twitter

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Thursday

Wednesday

California's gas prices top $6 a gallon in October

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Thursday

Elon Musk has until Oct. 28 to close the deal to purchase Twitter, a judge ruled on Thursday. Here, the Tesla CEO smiles while on stage at an event in Norway in August. CARINA JOHANSEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Elon Musk changes his position and says he wants to buy Twitter after all

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Tuesday

Billionaire Elon Musk has told Twitter he's willing to buy the company after all, and at the originally agreed upon price of $54.20 per share. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk says he's willing to buy Twitter after all

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Friday

SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images hide caption

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Texts released ahead of Twitter trial show Elon Musk assembling the deal

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Wednesday

Tuesday

Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, former head of security at Twitter, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on data security at Twitter, on Capitol Hill, September 13, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter may have hired a Chinese spy and four other takeaways from the Senate hearing

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Monday

Peiter Zatko, known by his hacker name "Mudge," talks about cybersecurity with the Senate Governmental Affairs committee on May 19, 1998. He's scheduled to testify again about his whistleblower complaint against Twitter on Sept. 13, 2022. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images) Douglas Graham/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's legal team argues that allegations by Twitter's ex-security chief give him reason to pull out of his agreement to buy the Twitter. Here, Musk speaks at a meeting of energy, oil and gas executives in Norway on August 29. CARINA JOHANSEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk wants to get out of buying Twitter. A whistleblower's claims might help him

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Thursday

Encore: Drivers question whether it's worth it as Uber and Lyft cut incentives

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Tuesday

Peiter Zatko, Twitter's former security head, poses for a portrait on Aug. 22 in Washington, D.C. Zatko accused the company of ignoring major security vulnerabilities in an explosive whistleblower complaint. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Elon Musk has subpoenaed his friend and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as part of his legal effort to get out of his acquisition of the social media platform. Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg via Getty Images;Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Uber and Lyft drivers question whether it's worth it as companies cut incentives

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Thursday

Tuesday

Snapchat is rolling out new parental controls that allow parents to see their teenager's contacts and confidentially report to the social media company any accounts that concern them. A child lies in bed illuminated by the glow of a cell phone. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption

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Snapchat's new parental controls try to mimic real-life parenting, minus the hovering

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Monday

A plume of smoke from the Black Fire rises over the Gila National Forest. Philip Connors watched the fire grow and creep closer to his fire lookout post. Philip Connors/Philip Connors hide caption

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A New Mexico firewatcher describes watching his world burn

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Saturday

Eva relaxes in a puddle in 2020. Erin Wilson hide caption

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Eva, the hero dog, beats back a mountain lion that attacked her owner on a hike

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