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December 30, 2019, 11:00 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 …
Abdel Latif Wahba / Bloomberg:
Egypt approves Uber's $3.1B acquisition of Careem after setting price caps and other measures designed to keep the local market competitive  —  Egypt signed off on Uber Technologies Inc.'s acquisition of ride-hailing peer Careem Inc. after setting price caps and other measures designed to keep the local market competitive.
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 …
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.
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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