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10 billion passwords exposed in giant leak + 2 more stories

Password leak exposes nearly 10 billion accounts; Kenya police crucial for Haiti's gang control; Officials warn about unregulated mushroom edibles.

Today ChatGPT read 1032 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 6.

[6.1] RockYou2024 leak exposes nearly 10 billion passwords — TechRadar

The RockYou2024 leak involves nearly 10 billion plaintext passwords from various breaches, making it the largest password cache ever discovered. Posted on July 4 by user 'ObamaCare', it includes passwords from breaches spanning two decades, with 1.5 billion added between 2021-2024. This cache enhances risks of brute-force and credential stuffing attacks, potentially leading to widespread data breaches, financial frauds, and identity thefts.

[6.0] Haiti's prime minister says Kenya police is crucial to controlling gangs — The Associated Press

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille told the U.N. Security Council that Kenya's initial 200 police, part of a pledged 1,000, are crucial in controlling gangs and preparing for the 2026 elections. Haiti faces severe gang control, food insecurity affecting over 4 million, and violence displacing 580,000. The international police force will total 2,500 personnel.

[6.0] Officials warn about risks of unregulated psychedelic mushroom edibles — The Washington Post [$]

Officials are raising alarms about unregulated and potentially harmful psychedelic mushroom edibles, including the Amanita muscaria mushroom. Nearly 50 people across 24 states fell ill from Diamond Shruumz products. The unregulated psilocybin market echoes early marijuana legalization. Rising reports of mushroom poisonings reached 1,005 cases in 2023, with seizures up 369% since 2017.

Highly covered news with significance over 5:

[5.2] American researchers built world's most precise atomic clock
(Moneycontrol + 3)

[5.0] EU imposes tariffs on Chinese EVs despite fears of retaliation
(The Guardian + 3)

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