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December 30, 2019, 8:30 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
IoT device vendor Wyze says a server leak exposed data, including email addresses, camera user IDs, and WiFi SSIDs, of ~2.4M customers from Dec. 4 to Dec. 26  —  Details for 2.4 million users were exposed online for 22 days.  —  Wyze, a company that sells smart devices like security cameras …
Byuu / Medium:
Chrome's overzealous approach to flagging downloads of newly created software as potential malware is stifling online distribution of indie and free software  —  Google has an undeniable monopoly on search, and a near-monopoly on web browsing software via Chrome and its forks.
Peerzada Abrar / Business Standard:
Report: Indian startups raised a record $14.5B in 2019, up from $10.5B in 2018 and $550M in 2010; Sequoia, Accel, and Tiger Global were the most active VCs  —  As the decade is coming to an end, it has seen an impressive 25x growth from a tiny $550 million in 2010 to $14.5 billion in 2019 …
Sarah J. Jackson / New York Times:
In 2010s, Twitter enabled young and marginalized people to be heard, held news organizations accountable, and pushed largely ignored issues into the mainstream  —  It's impossible to avoid news about how harmful social media can be.  The Cambridge Analytica scandal.  The ubiquitous Russian bots.
Shunsuke Tabeta / Nikkei Asian Review:
China launches two more satellites for BeiDou, its GPS competitor, says it will be fully complete in June, with centimeters-level accuracy by the end of 2020  —  70% of Chinese smartphones now compatible with Beidou  —  BEIJING — China announced Friday that it is just months away …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
How Amazon has shaped the economy of Campbellsville, KY, where it opened one of its first fulfillment centers and is now the town's largest private employer  —  In Campbellsville, Ky., the tech giant's influences abound.  The profits, not so much.  —  CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — In the late 1990s …

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