Quarantined Wuhan kids hacked their way out of app-based schooling


COVID-19 has rightfully taken over the media cycle. While most stories are fear or panic inducing, this one out of Wuhan (the epicenter of the crisis) put a smile on my face.

Schools were shut down as the spread worsened. And the quarantined kids were relieved to be off school ... until they learned an app called DingTalk had been adopted so kids could get lessons and homework remotely. But that didn't stop the children from beating the system. 
"Somehow the little brats worked out that if enough users gave the app a one-star review it would get booted off the App Store. Tens of thousands of reviews flooded in, and DingTalk’s rating plummeted overnight from 4.9 to 1.4. The app has had to beg for mercy on social media: 'I'm only five years old myself, please don’t kill me.'"

The kids are going to be alright.


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