eMarketer: in the US, TikTok is expected to grow 21.9% YoY to 45.4M MAU in 2020, down from 97.5% growth in its breakout year of 2019 (eMarketer)

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How a hacker’s mom broke into prison—and the warden’s computer

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Congress gives small ISPs $1 billion to rip out Huawei, ZTE network gear

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Facebook cancels F8 conference over coronavirus fears

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Flaw in billions of Wi-Fi devices left communications open to eavesdropping

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Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs

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Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises  —  Boris Renski, the co-founder…

Petnet goes offline for a week, can’t answer customers at all

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The strange, unexplained journey of ToTok in Google Play fuels user suspicions

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A weed dealer’s $59M lesson: Don’t hide Bitcoin keys with a fishing rod

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