Using tokens for marking things is the same as taking notes.
Considering memory as skill, my argument here would be that Lukas is no longer in charge and Damon has taken over and maybe he as a different opinion in that matter. Probably quite unlikely but not impossible.
Concerning notes about games, I am pretty sure if you take your notes after your match and look at them before you start your elimination round that would not violate rules at all. The rules only speak of "during a match". And in that case the "not allowed to refer to outside material or information" rule would apply.
Considering information between matches, is there any rule that forbids scouting in the current set? (To me scouting is very shady and a really unfair advantage)
Also may I quote the old deleted sentence again:
Players are not allowed to take notes to aid memory or gameplay, whether physically or digitally, during a tournament match.
It was never forbidden to take notes to write a tournament report later on the way as worded here. If your notes did not aid gameplay or memory the rule never applied.
I am also totally fine if note taking is still prohibited, my whole reason for this post and my argumentation is that FFG deleted a very crucial part in the rules and none seems to have cared about it in the slightest. I find it especially crucial, because they deleted the same part for every other LCG out there. For that case I don't even mind being the "stupid stubborn idiot" in this discussion.
The general argument seems to be here: It has always been this way.
Let's hope FFG answers me this time, maybe I need a non German email address for them to write back.