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The Equifax hack that exposed the private data of 145 million Americans finally has an indictment.
Why it matters: Today's Justice Department charges against four Chinese military members bring good news for everyday Americans, and bad news for America, says Axios' Scott Rosenberg.
The big picture: This shows how China is rapidly learning how to both weaponize and monetize data about average people.
Between the lines: "According to the indictment, in March 2017, a software firm announced a vulnerability in one of its products, but Equifax did not patch the vulnerability on its online dispute portal, which used that particular software," the WashPost reports.
Go deeper: Read the indictment
Joe Biden in Gilford, New Hampshire, today. Photo: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tomorrow's nail biter: Can Joe Biden avoid a 5th place New Hampshire finish?
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Thor the bulldog naps before competition at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which started today.