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Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis

Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis

Health
More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. A letter from the HealthPlus Surgery Center was sent out this month notifying patients who had a procedure there between January and September that they may have come in contact with various infections. "An investigation by the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that during this time period, lapses in infection control in sterilization/cleaning instruments and the injection of medications may have exposed patients to bloodborne pathogens," the letter states, adding that it is important to get tested "even if you do not remember feeling s...
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Technology
Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted.It made the announcement a day after hosting its pop-up privacy experience "It's Your Facebook" in New York's Bryant Park.It said several third-party apps had access to "a broader set of photos than usual" for 12 days in September.The company said it would notify affected users.It is the latest in a series of data breaches at the social network, which has faced scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. "When someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, we usually only grant the app access to photos people share on their timeline....
Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted

Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted

Technology
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. The glitch was active for 12 days between 13 and 25 September.It was found in software that used Facebook logins to give third-party apps permission to access users' images.The social media giant said the bug meant access was granted to a broader set of photos than intended, including ones uploaded to the site but never posted.They added that up to 6.8 million accounts were exposed. Image: A Facebook bug has exposed millions of users' photos Facebook's engineering director Tomer Bar said: "When someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, we usually only grant the app access to pho...
New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

World
It seems like open season on the GRU. The Russian military agency had its inner workings exposed again Friday as determined journalists and Kremlin critics remain focused on uncovering its secrets. A new report details the alleged misbehavior and bizarre bureaucratic decisions that allowed a Russian journalist to identify people he says are GRU officers. Journalist Sergei Kanev said he wants to call attention to problems within an organization he thinks has moved from traditional spying into unchecked violence and foreign interference. But his story portrays the agency as more sloppy than scary: one finding was that suspected GRU agents appeared to blow their own covers. None of the few dozen agents he wrote about is suspected of grave wrongdoing. However, governments in multiple countri...
Study identifies genetic mutations among children of soldiers exposed to radiation

Study identifies genetic mutations among children of soldiers exposed to radiation

Science
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic mutation among the children of soldiers exposed to radar. Prior to the 1990s, most radar systems were poorly insulated. Those operating and working in close proximity to the systems were regularly exposed to the unconfined radiation. Today, the radiation emitted by radar systems is well-contained and soldiers are better protected. However, some soldiers exposed to radiation in the 1970s and 1980s -- so-called "radar soldiers" -- have experienced health problems after leaving the service. New research suggests the effects of radiation also explain genetic mutations among the children of radar soldiers. Families affected by radiation exposure have raised concerns about radiation's generation impacts, but until now, the science ...