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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...
Most COPD patients never go to rehab, despite health benefits

Most COPD patients never go to rehab, despite health benefits

Health
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The vast majority of patients hospitalized for COPD, the fourth highest cause of death in the United States, never get follow up pulmonary rehabilitation. Those startling findings, which wer published Monday in the Journal Annals of Thoracic Society, found that only 2 percent of more than 4,200 COPD patients in the U.S. began pulmonary rehabilitation after six months of COPD-related hospitalization. And among 6,100 COPD patients, only 2.7 percent received rehabilitation for their condition. "Unfortunately, many patients face multiple barriers to participating, such as family responsibilities or transportation, and participation rates are especially low among vulnerable populations," Kerry A. Spitzer, doctor at Baystate Medical Center and co-author of the study, said in a ...
Sinead O’Connor brands white people ‘DISGUSTING’ and never wants to be around them again

Sinead O’Connor brands white people ‘DISGUSTING’ and never wants to be around them again

Entertainment
Sinead O’Connor recently stunned the world when she revealed she had converted to Islam.The Nothing Compares to You singer – who was previously Catholic – announced the news to her 19.3k followers with a quote which read: “I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant.”Since revealing she had converted to Islam, Sinead also revealed she had changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.Shuhada’ means “martyrs” or “witnesses” in Arabic. Related Articles The 51-year-old has been flooding her page with pictures she has created of different parts of the scripture, as well as sharing a video of her singing the Azan (Muslim call to prayer).But Sinead stunned yesterday when she hit out at white people on s...
If Harry Kane does not move to Real Madrid within the next two years he will never leave Tottenham Hotspur, claims Lothar Matthaus

If Harry Kane does not move to Real Madrid within the next two years he will never leave Tottenham Hotspur, claims Lothar Matthaus

Sports
move it! The 1990 World Cup winner believes Kane is ready to play for Los Blancos now but needs to try and make a move happen if he wants to leave Spurs Harry Kane should move to Real Madrid within the next two years if he wants to play for the LaLiga giants in his career, according to Germany great Lothar Matthaus. The Tottenham striker has been linked with a Bernabeu transfer in recent years thanks to his splendid form for the Premier League club and England. Kane has 146 goals in 187 games for Spurs Kane and Spurs have a crunch Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT –  on Wednesday night knowing anything other than a win will effectively end their hopes of reaching the last 16....
Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

Technology
Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers, but admits he may have to "fake it until I make it".Mr Torvalds stepped back from his role heading the organisation, following accusations of bullying and rudeness.He admitted to bad behaviour but added that the Linux community also has to look at the way it conducts itself.He told the BBC parts of it had become "a morass of nastiness".Mr Torvalds developed the first version of the Linux operating system while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1991.He has always had a reputation as someone who provides blunt feedback to engineers, with expletive-laden emails, once describing an I...