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Twitter introduces profile labels for US midterm general election candidates, political campaigning policy

After the 2016 US election, social media services have felt increasing pressure to improve the integrity and quality of information its users discover in their ecosystems. This week, Twitter announced US election labels, which essentially act as enhanced verified badges specially made for candidates running in this year's US midterm general election. The company also announced its "Political Campaigning Policy" to make it easier for users to understand exactly who is backing political ads. These are two steps Twitter is taking to make good on its vow to protect its users from misinformation and bad actors abusing its platform.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2 Making Steady March Across CM Roster

Have you finished downloading CyanogenMod's 10.1 RC1 release for your device yet? If not, hit cancel and refresh your browser. Just three days after RC1 started rolling out, CM 10.1 RC2 has hit the download center, going up over night for forty seven devices at the time of writing, including devices from the Galaxy SIII to the Nexus Q.


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For those not sure why they should care about CM10.1 RC2, an RC or Release Candidate is basically a firmware release that the CyanogenMod team believes is up to snuff for a daily driver – a new-but-not-bleeding-edge release that's stable enough to rely on.

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First CyanogenMod 7.2 Release Candidate "More Than Ready For Everybody To Enjoy"

In a post to the official CyanogenMod blog today, arcee announced that the first CM7.2 release candidate, based on Android 2.3.7, is  ready to go for 70 devices. The entry also notes that 7.2 brings with it a few backported features and fixes from Android Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as a few completely new features. Those interested can see a complete change log here.

Since 7.2 is still in its release candidate stage, arcee notes that users are welcomed to report any bugs they encounter while running RC1:

As usual, you can submit bug reports on these builds: if you find anything broken in your device while running CM7.2-RC1, (as downloaded from our mirrors or ROM Manager!

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CyanogenMod 7 RC2 Rolling Out Now, Packing Android 2.3.3, New Features, Bugfixes

Cyanogen has just announced via the CM blog that CyanogenMod 7 Release Candidate 2 is rolling out now for supported devices. The team has managed to work in the changes found in Android 2.3.3, and this is the first RC to pack WiMAX for the EVO (previously it was only found in nightlies). CM7 has been feature-frozen with RC2 as well, meaning the team will focus on fixing bugs from this point on.



  • Common: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) - Google
  • Common: Fixes and changes from AOSP master - Various
  • Common: ClockworkMod Recovery 3.0: Koush, Cyanogen, Zinx
  • Common: Themes engine - T-Mobile
  • Common: Performance enhancements for Qualcomm hardware - Code Aurora
  • Common: New boot animation - 73v1n -
  • Common: Fix readahead values for NAND/MMC devices
  • Common: Revamped notification widget - cvpcs
  • Common: Updated various graphics for GB style - blunden
  • Common: DSPManager updated for 2.3 - alankila
  • Common: Restyled music app and forward-port of features - Jason Asher
  • Common: Rotary answer in Phone app - James Peterson
  • Common: BT VoiceDialer fixes - Matthew Sparby
  • Common: Calendar enhancements - James Peterson
  • Common: Stagefright fixes for 7x30, 8x50, and 7x27 - Zinx, arcee, Cyanogen
  • Common: Pacman package manager - Kmobs
  • Common: Workaround for unknown phone number - Jiri Tyr
  • Common: Trackball answer/hangup - Juan Rodriguez
  • Common: CMParts reorganization - Robert Burns
  • Common: Optional screen on/off animations - Diogo Ferreira
  • Common: New browser incognito mode - optedoblivion
  • Common: New trackball/trackpad wake - Zinx, Cyanogen
  • Common: Legacy sensor/GPS support - arcee
  • Common: Enabled v8 javascript engine on armv6 (msm7227/msm7225) - arcee
  • Common: Customizable overscroll - arcee
  • Common: Torch cleanup - defer
  • Common: 2D compositor backwards compatibility - arcee
  • Common: OpenGL backwards compatibility - Zinx, Cyanogen, Sileht, ezterry
  • Common: SMS templates using gestures - Riccardo Ciovati
  • Common: Phone Goggles - David Bidorff
  • Common: Option to always show battery percentage on lockscreen - Robert Burns
  • Common: CPU frequency/scaling control in CMParts - Robert Ramiega
  • Common: Option to pause/play music with camera button - cvpcs
  • Common: Allow SIP User-Agent configuration - arcee
  • Common (non-HTC): Fixed mobile connection suspension - arcee
  • Common: New music widgets - Jason Asher
  • Common: Updated FLAC support - cvpcs, Cyanogen, kroot
  • Common: Updated wallpapers - Fitsnugly, Prash
  • Common: Customizable search/long-press search - Sven Dawitz
  • Common: New lockscreen styles - Rotary Revamped (default) and Lense - Sven Dawitz, Stefano Pignataro
  • Common: Customizable app launcher on rotary lockscreen - Sven Dawitz
  • Common: Now playing and album art on lockscreen - kmobs
  • Common: GPS fixes - CodeAurora, arcee
  • Common: Breakfast/Brunch - arcee
  • Common: Statusbar battery percentage with mini icon - Sven Dawitz, design by Jazz Kalsi
  • Common: SMS split for braindead carriers - Mike Wielgosz
  • Common: CMParts cleanup - Sven Dawitz
  • Common: Notification profiles - Martin Long
  • Espresso/Legend: Enabled native WiFi tethering - Cyanogen,
  • Z71: Enabled MPEG4/AAC video recording - arcee
  • Z71: Enabled native WiFi tethering - arcee
  • Passion/Bravo/BravoC/Supersonic/Inc: Kernel 2.6.37 - Google, Cyanogen, defer, Kali-, toastcfh, slayher
  • Vision/Glacier/Espresso: WiFi calling compatibility and optimization - Zinx
  • Vision/Glacier/Ace: Unified kernel - HTC, Cyanogen, Zinx, Kali-, defer
  • Vision/Glacier/Ace: Fix FM radio on 2.3 - Zinx
  • Vision: Only install WiFi calling on TMUS devices - attn1
  • Espresso/Legend/Liberty: Unified kernel - HTC, Cyanogen, attn1, jznomoney, Alex Hofbauer
  • Supersonic: WiMAX support - HTC, Shinzul, toastcfh, shift, #teamwin, Cyanogen
  • ONE: Enabled native WiFi tethering - arcee

For those who don't know, CyanogenMod is the largest and most popular custom ROM for Android.

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[Updated] CyanogenMod 7 RC1 Now Available For 17 Android Devices

Warning: This article contains information about flashing custom ROMs to your phone. If you're at all new to this, give our complete guide to custom ROM flashing a read.

Well folks, the day has finally come: the Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7 Release Candidates have landed for 17 Android devices. These "RCs" are suitable, generally speaking, for everyday use and have been road-tested enough that TeamDouche feels they're almost ready for prime time. Hit the links for the individual threads, which contain instructions and download mirrors:

Happy flashing, and be sure to read the instructions if this is your first go.

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