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In a newly public letter, TikTok's top executive, Shou Zi Chew, tried to allay the concerns of several U.S. senators about the Chinese-owned company's data security practices. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Where abortion is banned, someone's phone activity could be used as criminal evidence

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A sign marks the facade of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. on May 5. A group of senators are asking the DOJ why the agency has failed to file reports on the federal government's compliance with website accessibility standards. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Can TikTok be trusted with users' data?

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Our personas at work are not what they used to be. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Does Bitcoin have a grip on the economy?

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Scientists hope the larvae of the darkling beetle — nicknamed "superworms" — might solve the world's trash crisis thanks to their uncanny ability to eat polystyrene. The University of Queensland hide caption

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How 'superworms' could help solve the trash crisis

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People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The price of free stock trading

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News brief: 4th Jan. 6 hearing, eastern Ukraine, cryptocurrency vulnerability

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What if an Artificial Intelligence program actually becomes sentient?

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