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Facebook Data Breach Probe Launched by Irish Watchdog

Udit Agarwal

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Facebook Data Breach Probe Launched by Irish Watchdog

The Irish Data Commission will decide whether the EU should penalize Facebook rather than there being country-by-country reviews. The Irish Data Protection Commission has formally begun an investigation into Facebook’s recent data breach.

Facebook Data Breach Probe Launched by Irish Watchdog

It will now decide whether the firm should be fined for failing to prevent hackers from being able to access up to 50 million users’ accounts. Earlier this year, the social network picked the regulator to be its “one-stop shop” for oversight of its compliance with EU privacy rules.

In theory, the watchdog can find the US firm up to 4% of its global turnover. Earlier, Facebook had declared that third-party apps and services which let users log in using their accounts had not appeared to have been compromised in the security attack. Tinder and Airbnb are among those which accept Facebook log-ins as an alternative to creating an account.

Initially, Facebook had suggested it was possible platforms such as these could also have been compromised. The firm’s former security chief said this was a consequence of having to report a breach at an early stage of the investigation. The breach was announced on Friday 28 September, one day after Facebook notified the Irish data regulator, but with many unanswered questions.

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Alex Stamos, who left his post as the firm’s chief security officer in August, tweeted that new European privacy laws mean that firms must report data breaches before they know full details themselves. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation, introduced in May 2018, states that a firm must report any security breach within 72 hours.

“You can do incident response quickly or not correctly, but not both!” he wrote. However, some people responding argued that the public had a right to know sooner rather than later.

“The 72-hour notification brings the customer needs to the forefront, rather than shareholder value,” tweeted James.

Up to 50 million Facebook accounts are believed to have been left exposed in the breach, announced last week. An additional 40 million users were also logged out as a precautionary measure.

The issue, which was based on a weakness in a feature allowing Facebook members to view how their profile appeared to others, has now been fixed. In a blog publicizing the latest information on the attack, Guy Rosen, vice-president of product management, wrote that there was no evidence “so far” that attackers had accessed any apps using Facebook log-ins.

The breach was a result of a change made by Facebook in July 2017. It is not yet known whether the hack affected its corporate chat app, Workplace. The firm has no evidence yet to suggest that it has, reports Reuters.

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After 90 years Canada legalizes cannabis for recreational use

Asfia Kulsoom

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After 90 years Canada legalizes cannabis for recreational use

On 17th October, Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s acting on his 2015 election promise paved the way to legalization of cannabis in his country making it the second country in the world to legalize cannabis after Uruguay.

 

After 90 years Canada legalizes cannabis for recreational use

source: www.bbc.com

 

Canada’s upper house of parliament approved the revised bill when the Senate voted in favor of the bill by 52-29, from the elected house of commons. After a long battle, Justin Trudeau’s liberal government managed to legalize marijuana after introducing the legislation last year. As for medical marijuana, it has been legal in country since 2001. In about 8-12 weeks new marijuana marketplace will be set up.

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PM Justin Trudeau on many occasions have voiced against the criminalizing marijuana arguing that a nearly century-old criminalization of the drug has been ineffective since the country falls among the worlds heaviest users of the drug. “we are not legalizing cannabis because we think it’s good for our health. we are doing it because we know, it’s not good for our children.”, he also said that “we need to do a better job to protect our children or to eliminate or massively reduce the profits that go to organized crime.” according to the rules, adults will now be able to buy cannabis oil, seeds, plants and dried cannabis from licensed producers and retailers. And can now be able to possess up to 30 grams in public. as for the restrictions, it will be illegal to grow more than 4 plants per household or buy from an unlicensed dealer. The penalty for getting caught selling the drug to a minor is jail for 14 years. According to Trudeau’s government, these new rules will reduce crime and prevent underage consumption of the drug.

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Opposite to the views of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s previous PM Stephen Harper had always been very vocal about his favor for the criminalization of the marijuana saying “legalizing cannabis is the wrong direction for the society and causes more addiction and greater use by children.”. Among his numerous outburst on the subject, he once said “there’s just overwhelming and growing scientific and medical evidence about the bad long-term effects of marijuana. We’ve spent a couple of generations trying to reduce the usage of tobacco in Canada with a lot of success. Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse and it’s something that we do not want to encourage. On his clash with the then Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Harper said “if we sell marijuana in stores like alcohols and tobacco, that will protect our children? No one believes that”. to which Trudeau replied ” the reality is that we have kids who find it easier to buy marijuana than cigarettes and beer. If a young person buys marijuana, it’s because he had contact directly with a criminal. We will continue to control marijuana like cigarettes and alcohol, not to sell them in corner stores”.

Soon after it’s legalization Ian power became the first man in the country to buy the drug legally. “Prohibition has ended right now. we just made history.” said the 46-year-old citizen. “I can’t believe we did it. all the years of activism paid off. Cannabis is legal in Canada, and everyone should come to Canada to enjoy Cannabis”.

However, this policy has created a problematic situation for the US and Canada have been posting out the signs to warn the travelers that crossing borders with the drug are still illegal.

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List of Power Ball Winners and Their Reactions 2018

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Power Ball Winner Numbers: Much Like the Mega Millions lottery game jackpot, the Powerball prize is expanding. Without total champion in Powerball’s Wednesday evening’s 10/17/18 illustration, the Powerball jackpot is currently worth $430 million for the upcoming Saturday making use of 10/20/18

#Draw DateJackpot PrizeWinnerState
183August 11, 2018$245.6 MillionThe Sea & Sand Trust (Nandlall Mangal)New York
182June 20, 2018$150.4 MillionSteven NickellOregon
181May 19, 2018$315.3 MillionTayeb SouamiNew Jersey
180March 24, 2018$55.9 MillionThe Moose Family TrustLA
179March 17, 2018$456.7 MillionEmerald Legacy TrustPennsylvania
178January 06, 2018$559.7 MillionGood Karma Family 2018 Nominee TrustNew Hampshire

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Power Ball Winner Numbers: Powerball jackpot is Now $345Million Dollars

Rajesh Khanna

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Power Ball Winner Numbers: Much Like the Mega Millions lottery game jackpot, the Powerball prize is expanding. Without total champion in Powerball’s Wednesday evening’s 10/17/18 illustration, the Powerball jackpot is currently worth $430 million for the upcoming Saturday making use of 10/20/18

Are you seeming like a fortunate champion? If so, currently might be a great time to get a ticket if you intend to take the threat because the consolidated Huge Millions, as well as Powerball rewards for America’s biggest lottery games, are currently worth greater than $1.3 billion. The following illustration is Friday evening’s Huge Millions prize, worth an approximated $900 million (money alternative $513 million).

Wednesday’s Power Ball Winner Numbers last evening (10/17/18) were:

Winning numbers: 3-57-64-68-69

Powerball: 15

Power Play: 3

Despite The Fact That there was no Powerball jackpot winner Wednesday evening, there was a $2 million champion in Florida that had a suit 5 plus a Power Play, as well as a number of $1 million victors matching the 5 white winning numbers in Kentucky, Massachusetts, as well as New Jacket.

Exactly how hard can it be to select 6 poor numbers?

Well, exactly how around 302,575,350 to 1. Those were the chances on Tuesday evening, which assists clarify why nobody got hold of the Huge Millions prize.

If had your heart established on Powerball on Wednesday evening, you absolutely had a much better opportunity, with chances of 292,201,388 to 1.

Yet if you are relying on winning both, allow’s obtain reasonably: The chances for swiping both rewards are 1 in 88 quadrillions, according to CNBC.

Tickets for Saturday evening’s Powerball $430 million prize ($248 million money alternative) can be acquired up until 9: 45 p.m. ET in a lot of states on the day of the following illustration. They set you back is $2 to play.

On The Other Hand, as the Powerball prize expands, the rate of interest in America’s biggest lottery games is expanding to a high-temperature pitch as the Huge Millions prize has actually risen to an all-time document high. Friday evening’s upcoming Huge Millions prize is an approximated $900 million (money alternative $513 million). Tickets are $2 to play as well as the due date for buying is 10: 50 p.m. ET in a lot of states.

The biggest Powerball rewards ever before are as complies with:

Jan. 13, 2016: $1.586 billion

Aug. 23, 2017: $7587 million

May 18, 2013: $5905 million

Nov. 28, 2012: $5875 million

Feb. 11, 2015: $5641 million

Jan. 6, 2018: $5597 million

July 30, 2016: $4870 million

March 17, 2018: $456 million

Aug. 7, 2013: $4484 million

June 10, 2017: $4478 million

Feb. 22, 2017: $4353 million

As a matter of fact, you are 258 times most likely to be struck by lightning this year than win the Huge Millions lotto game, according to information from the National Weather Condition Solution.

Or, with chances of 1 in 3,748,067, you are 80 times most likely to be eliminated by a shark this year than win Huge Millions, the International Shark Strike Documents reported.

At 1 in 700,000, ladies are 432 times most likely to bring to life the same quadruplets than win the lotto game.

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