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The world's eyes are on a US child abduction case. The supreme court will decide how to apply international law in the case of a mother taking her daughter from Italy to the US to flee her allegedly abusive ex-husband.

A case about international child abduction law has the world watching SCOTUS

There is something especially heartening about a cross-cultural love story. It shows that humans are all essentially the same and that our differences are merely superficial.

But when love turns into hate and parents of differing nationalities break up, there's nothing more terrifying than the idea

There is something especially heartening about a cross-cultural love story. It shows that humans are all essentially the same and that our differences are merely superficial.

But when love turns into hate and parents of differing nationalities break up, there's nothing more terrifying than the idea that your once true love will take off with your child to another land.

This week the US Supreme Court will consider just such a horror story, the tale of a small child separated from her mother and at the center of an international custody dispute of global significance.

Trump and the courts

Objectivity is on trial in Trump's impeachment hearings. A republican congressman sought to undermine a panel of four legal experts by asking whether they voted for Donald Trump—attacking a core principle of the judiciary system that people can put biases aside and act impartially.

The concept of objectivity is under attack at the Trump impeachment hearings

On Wednesday I attended the hearing on constitutional grounds for impeachment of Donald Trump. It was a heartening affair because it shows a lively republic in pursuit of truth and it's always fun to see civics in action.

But it was disheartening because Republicans attacked the constitutional scholars

On Wednesday I attended the hearing on constitutional grounds for impeachment of Donald Trump. It was a heartening affair because it shows a lively republic in pursuit of truth and it's always fun to see civics in action.

But it was disheartening because Republicans attacked the constitutional scholars testifying, questioning their objectivity and suggesting that they could not possibly be unbiased if they didn't reveal how they voted in the last presidential elections. And with each observer they manage to convince of this impossibility, we all lose a little bit more.

Trump's taxes will stay secret, for now. Trump argues that, as the president, his financial records are special. Lower courts have disagreed—but the US Supreme Court has granted the president's legal team more time to work on their petition.

The Supreme Court grants Trump’s emergency stay in financial records case

US president Donald Trump yesterday got what he wanted from, of all people, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The progressive jurist granted the Republican president's request for a stay that would suspend an order in a lower court allowing his financial records to be reviewed.

But RBG was't

US president Donald Trump yesterday got what he wanted from, of all people, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The progressive jurist granted the Republican president's request for a stay that would suspend an order in a lower court allowing his financial records to be reviewed.

But RBG was't signaling her approval of Trump's legal stance, just giving him time to file a petition for review, and it happened to be her because the justices rotate duties with respect to emergency applications. Now the House of Representatives must respond by Dec. 11 and the justices will ultimately have to decide if they want to walk into this political landmine and accept review of three financial matters dealing with Trump's records and his claims the executive is special.

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Reshaping society

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Facebook Is Breached by Hackers, Putting 50 Million Users' Data at Risk

Facebook Is Breached by Hackers, Putting 50 Million Users' Data at Risk

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  • Objectively, this is bad. Subjectively, this is… meh. We’ve been so desensitized to having our online personal data compromised at this point that this barely moves the needle with the public. Congress, however, is another matter.

  • The engineering reality is at a certain point, systems become too complex and too large to secure. This is going to be the biggest issue that rapidly growing technology companies will need to deal with in the next 5 years.

  • They found a vulnerable spot in tech used for video uploads and were able to steal access tokens that are related to FBs “View As” feature. Good thing they found it, sometimes these things go unrealized and revert to insurmountable damages. Out of over 2 billion FB users, 50 Million had data breached

    They found a vulnerable spot in tech used for video uploads and were able to steal access tokens that are related to FBs “View As” feature. Good thing they found it, sometimes these things go unrealized and revert to insurmountable damages. Out of over 2 billion FB users, 50 Million had data breached, so this may be limited and contained within the accounts using this particular upload method or performing some sort of action(s).

  • Data breaches are so common now that if it were any other company, it would be just another blip. But given Facebook's annus horribilis—and its general disregard and recklessness with data—it's hard not to read a little more into this one.

  • I got a notification from them early this morning that I was logged out of my account in an attempt to protect my information from this breach. I have zero confidence I was protected from anything.

  • Holy. Smokes. The most amazing admission is the fact that they hadn't caught the intrusion before but they found it looking for something else. If their traffic was stalling and even decreasing under certain demographics, this will accelerate it. Maybe it's time to shut down our accounts?

  • Rough year for Facebook and the stock - data breach, Cambridge Analytica, congress testimony, potential U.S. regulations, founder departures, slowing, and in some regions, declining or zero growth, slowing ad revenue growth, and rising expenses putting a dent in margins. That said, the coming week is

    Rough year for Facebook and the stock - data breach, Cambridge Analytica, congress testimony, potential U.S. regulations, founder departures, slowing, and in some regions, declining or zero growth, slowing ad revenue growth, and rising expenses putting a dent in margins. That said, the coming week is Advertising Week in NYC. FB still has the best ad targeting on the planet. Watch the holiday season online ad rush on Facebook.

  • Talk about timing. This comes right after reports surfaced about Facebook providing advertisers with phone numbers. Facebook stock prices have taken a hit and have fallen by about 3%.

    Compared to Facebook’s massive 2.3 billion MAU, the effects of the 50 million figure might be smaller than meets the

    Talk about timing. This comes right after reports surfaced about Facebook providing advertisers with phone numbers. Facebook stock prices have taken a hit and have fallen by about 3%.

    Compared to Facebook’s massive 2.3 billion MAU, the effects of the 50 million figure might be smaller than meets the eye, but these hits add up.

    Here’s Facebook’s press release about the matter.

    https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/09/security-update/

  • This is probably one of Facebook's deepest security issues to date. This wasn't a data breach, the hackers had control of these profiles and they could not only access all of your messages, photos, etc. - but they could also post on your behalf, change your profile, all that. Will keep an eye on the

    This is probably one of Facebook's deepest security issues to date. This wasn't a data breach, the hackers had control of these profiles and they could not only access all of your messages, photos, etc. - but they could also post on your behalf, change your profile, all that. Will keep an eye on the 50-90M million number to see if that is credible.

  • It would really help if companies like Facebook were just more transparent with how and what data they gather from us. We’d all feel a little more like partners and less like products. And when these things happen there would be more sense of community. They really need to work on trust.

  • Isn’t it high time people start to take privacy seriously and take personal content off FB and other platforms for good ? On the personal note why would I want my friends to know what I ate or drank while I was dining at the local bar or restaurant. Lately, FB has become a joke where people have timelines

    Isn’t it high time people start to take privacy seriously and take personal content off FB and other platforms for good ? On the personal note why would I want my friends to know what I ate or drank while I was dining at the local bar or restaurant. Lately, FB has become a joke where people have timelines for every single hour of the day....should people not be doing something productive ? Just a thought!

  • So what’s a cool password the hackers won’t get

  • This looks like the plot of the Fast and Furious spin off starring The Rock and Jason Statham, with Charlize Theron as the villain, Cypher.

  • Ian Bremmer is right, it’s s meh event at best. At worst,

    they stole some photos or videos from less than 2% of FB users but even that now seem unlikely. It’s also the first known breach of FB which is saying something since it’s under a constant barrage of attacks.

  • I did not get a notification like John Poveromo did. I have never uploaded a video, or used the "view as" function. I wonder, since John got a notice and they logged him out, they knew he was hacked?

  • Ouch

  • Hasn't there been similar breaches? Like not the same tech but breaches in general? I may have to delete my account sooner or later

  • This does not bode well for the social media giant as it tries to recover from the many problems it has faced lately.

  • The web should stop being a place for anonymity. With GPS, phones, fingerprints, face recognition, the ID of the sending computer chip, we have enough information to identify the source of each message. This would eliminate pornography, bullying and many other ills of the Internet.

    The information would

    The web should stop being a place for anonymity. With GPS, phones, fingerprints, face recognition, the ID of the sending computer chip, we have enough information to identify the source of each message. This would eliminate pornography, bullying and many other ills of the Internet.

    The information would be transmitted with every message and all intermediate servers would add location and IDs to the message.

  • This is huge

  • Not surprising. It's hard to find services which are not yet breached at all recently. So we should think that data breaches do happen to all services and prepare for them.

  • Well of course hackers are going to target Facebook! With them being in the hot seat lately we would be fools to have not seen this coming. Stock crash next.

  • Mark: Once is free, twice is thee! Sorry, WE still trust You🦓🦌🍀🌎🌈🌦🏆⛵️

  • Facebook spending their energy on eliminating what they consider negative blogs while forgetting what should be there number one objective.....Security for their members

  • I’m not surprised that the media has jumped all over this event. But, FB is, by no means, alone in being hacked.