TikTok virtual purchases, hackers steal personal information, and Stranger Things breaks view marker

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TikTok is reportedly scaling back plans to expand its live shopping feature to the U.S. The Financial Times says TikTok’s efforts to get users to buy via livestreams hasn’t caught-on in test markets in Europe but the idea is popular in several Asian countries.

The personal information of one billion Chinese citizens is now reportedly in the hands of a hacking group. The group claims to have obtained the information from a police database. All of it is being offered for sale, for about 200 thousand dollars.

Stranger Things has passed the one billion hour mark in worldwide viewing. It’s the first English language series on Netflix to reach the milestone, sitting behind the Korean hit "Squid Game." Stranger Things still has about three weeks to pass Squid Game.