The Daily Populous

Sunday June 28th, 2020 night edition

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2 months ago, Reddit user bangorlol made a comment in a discussion about TikTok.

Bangorlol claimed to have successfully reverse-engineered it and shared what he learned about the Chinese video-sharing social networking service.

Basically, he strongly recommended that people never use the app again, warning about its intrusive user tracking and other issues.

Considering that TikTok was the 4th most popular free iPhone app download in 2019, this is quite alarming.

I hunt bug bounties when I’ve got the time, or help my friends out with theirs (or their CTF challenges).

“TikTok put a lot of effort into preventing people like me from figuring out how their app works.

They hide functions, prevent debuggers from attaching, and employ quite a few sneaky tricks to make things difficult. »

Toronto Cop Found Guilty of Assaulting Black Teen, Leaving Him Blind In One Eye

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A Toronto police officer who beat a Black teenager so badly he lost an eye has been found guilty of assault, but not aggravated assault.

The brothers were charged with aggravated assault and obstruction of justice, as they were accused of misleading police about the incident.

Michael, who made more than $100,000 last year, has been suspended from the Toronto Police Service with pay since being charged in July 2017. »

Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers

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Outrage has greeted media reports that American officials believe a Russian intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, including targeting Americans.

It is not clear if bounties were ever paid out for successfully killing American soldiers.

John Weaver (@jwgop) Trump knew Russia was paying bounties on the lives of American servicemen in Afghanistan. »

Abuse, a book of lies and Code Red threatening me and my career

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I have to support my family, my son, I don’t have much else other than esports but I believe in the truth and I believe in Karma.

Redeye has done some incredibly horrible and disgusting things to me and others within the esports scene, abusing his position and power for many years.

I made the tweet above because even after seeing him again back then, I felt nervous, uncomfortable and physically sick. »