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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry. Hosted by Zoe Thomas

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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry. Hosted by Zoe Thomas

    Celsius Founder Left a Trail of Unhappy Colleagues and Investors

    Celsius Founder Left a Trail of Unhappy Colleagues and Investors

    Celsius founder Alex Mashinsky grew his company to be one of the biggest crypto lenders. Now the company has filed for bankruptcy protection, and investors and clients are asking how this could have happened. This isn't the first time Mashinsky has taken a moonshot idea and ended up creating a trail of unhappy friends, colleagues and investors. WSJ reporter Vicky Ge Huang joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss Mashinsky’s past and the possible future for Celsius’ customers.

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    • 14 min
    More of China’s Social-Media Users Head to Under-the-Radar Platforms

    More of China’s Social-Media Users Head to Under-the-Radar Platforms

    To avoid harassment and greater oversight on social-media platforms, some users in China are leaving the country's dominant sites for under-the-radar options. WSJ China technology reporter Shen Lu joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what led them to this point and where they are moving.

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    • 13 min
    Big Tech’s Western Values Help It Find Allies Abroad

    Big Tech’s Western Values Help It Find Allies Abroad

    Often short on friends at home, big U.S. tech companies are finding their size and commitment to openness are viewed favorably in other parts of the world. WSJ Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how this dichotomy arose and what it could mean for combating the influence of China and Russia.

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    • 13 min
    Protecting Your Privacy With (and From) Home Security Cameras

    Protecting Your Privacy With (and From) Home Security Cameras

    Home surveillance cameras, like those made by Ring, Nest and others, can protect your property or alert you when visitors or packages arrive. But police or hackers also could be interested in the data they gather. WSJ personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how to protect your privacy when using one of these devices.

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    • 12 min
    SoftBank’s Losses Mount as History Repeats Itself

    SoftBank’s Losses Mount as History Repeats Itself

    The CEO of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, promised to be more disciplined with his investing after billion-dollar losses piled up in the firm’s first Vision Fund. But as the market for tech stocks and startups turns downward, the firm is now finding itself in a similar position. WSJ reporter Eliot Brown joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why SoftBank may emerge as one of the biggest losers in the tech downturn, again.

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    • 14 min
    Hacked Crypto Platforms Try New Strategy for Recovering Stolen Funds

    Hacked Crypto Platforms Try New Strategy for Recovering Stolen Funds

    The targets of crypto hacks are making an offer to the thieves: Keep some and give back the rest. The strategy is raising concerns among ethical hackers and authorities trying to catch cybercriminals. But what impact is it having? WSJ Pro Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss.

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    • 13 min

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