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Stop With the ‘New Teacher Challenge’

In the latest round of What the hell has happened to humanity?, there are now parents on TikTok who are showing their kids pictures of disabled people or people with diseases that affect their physical appearance. And then they are pretending these strangers are their kids’ new teachers. Because, apparently,…

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Is Mathematics Even Real?

While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute gem of a question: How could someone come up with a concept like algebra? She also asked what the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras might have used mathematics…

TikTok Tracked Your MAC Address: Now What?

Well, it could be worse. TikTok could be suffering some gigantic data breach that exposes your account credentials and private video snippets to the world. But the alternative isn’t much better, privacy-wise: a recent Wall Street Journal report found that the popular social network tracked Android users’ MAC addresses for…