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  1. The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat.

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  2. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.

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  3. The Kr00k vulnerability disclosed earlier this has only been found to impact devices using Wi-Fi chips from Broadcom and Cypress, but researchers revealed this week that similar flaws have been discovered in chips made by Qualcomm and MediaTek.

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  4. The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled a hack that accessed the personal information of 106 million of the bank’s credit card holders.

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