Between 50 and 90 million Facebook users’ accounts were exposed, appearing to give hackers full access as if they were logged in as you. Facebook has fixed the bug, but it’s not yet clear whose accounts may have been compromised. In other news, researchers have determined that Facebook is using your security contact information and information shared by others you know to target you with ads.

In other privacy news, Google’s Chrome browser version 69 will automatically log you into the browser if you log in to any of Google many services – without warning or consent. While Google claims that none of your history or data is uploaded, the quiet change appears to violate their own privacy policies and has rankled many privacy advocates (including yours truly).

For Further Insight:
Why I’m Done With Chrome: https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome/
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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.

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