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Tech Hangover: YouTube is making a TikTok competitor

Google, please don’t.

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We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.

There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover. 

Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).

YouTube Plans ‘Shorts’ to Rival TikTok 

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Google has a great track record of building things only to shut them down a couple of years later. Will this be the case with YouTube’s answer to TikTok?

YouTube is planning to release a rival to TikTok, the hugely popular video-sharing app, by the end of the year, according to two people familiar with the matter. – The Information

Doctors turn to Twitter and TikTok to share coronavirus news

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Earlier today I watched a video of a nurse explaining the horrors she’s dealing with in the emergency room she’s working from. I have to say, that video alone showed the true severity of this epidemic.

Ali Raja spends his nine-hour shifts in the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital treating gunshot wounds, sprained ankles, heart attacks and now a growing number of coronavirus cases. But before the emergency physician steps on to his long shiftand after he’s done, he’s on Twitter, usually for at least an hour a day. – CNN

Cash App scammers are using coronavirus to exploit people

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In another episode of why human beings are literally the worst. Read this story, it’s wild. It can happen to anyone.

What happened to Reyna is a popular Cash App scam called “cash-flipping,” according to Satnam Narang, researcher at the cybersecurity company Tenable. Con artists are taking advantage of the coronavirus by pretending they are helping the needy.  – Quartz

Ex-NSA hacker drops new zero-day doom for Zoom 

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Do yourself a favor right now and delete Zoom if you haven’t already. There’s plenty of other alternatives out there.

Hot on the heels of two security researchers finding a Zoom bug that can be abused to steal Windows passwords, another security researcher found two new bugs that can be used to take over a Zoom user’s Mac, including tapping into the webcam and microphone. – TechCrunch

iOS 14: Keychain password manager to gain new 1Password-like features

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If this is the case, 1Password and LastPass has a serious problem.

Apple is working to improve the iCloud Keychain password manager on iOS, 9to5Mac has learned, with two-factor password integration and more. These new features described are based on an early build of iOS 14 obtained by 9to5Mac. – 9to5Mac

Legere is out as T-Mobile CEO as Sprint merger officially closes


End of an era. John, you’ll be missed.

John Legere is officially done with the role of T-Mobile CEO after the company officially closed its merger with Sprint, the company announced Wednesday. – CNBC

And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:

Notable Mentions

Why a Pandemic Is Bringing Out Our Best Online 

Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ 

Microsoft Edge is becoming the browser you didn’t know you needed 

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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