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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Records Exposed on Amazon Cloud Servers

For once, we cannot blame Facebook for this security breach. Amazon apparently cannot be blamed either. The problem was created when two third-party Facebook app developers were found to have stored user data on Amazon’s servers in a way that allowed it to be downloaded by the public, according to a report from UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm.

However, if your Facebook user name, password, or any of your personal information was involved, you may suffer the consequences. 146 gigabytes of data containing more than 540 million Facebook records, including comments, likes, reactions and account names, on the Amazon servers, according to UpGuard. The number of users whose data was included is not yet clear.

Details may be found in an article by Seth Fiegerman and Donie O’Sullivan in the CNN Business News web site at: https://cnn.it/2D6Wj6f.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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