#TechTalk: Facebook Breach, Kid-Saving Car Tech, & Tech Tip Of The Day

Facebook has another problem on its hands

According to USA Today, this time it was all because of an inadvertent exposition that allowed millions of user phone numbers to be released into the of the public.

The server that was exposed "contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam."

Although anyone could access this data, Facebook says the information was old and it appears that no accounts were compromised.

 

53 kids died in hot cars last year.

35 more have already died this year.

924 have died since 1990.

Those numbers fueled a movement for change.

By 2025, nearly all passenger vehicles sold in the United States will have standard equipment that will notify and remind drivers about kids in the back seat.

According to USA Today, the warning system will utilize multiple different warning methods.

"Under this commitment, automakers will innovate by introducing a wide range of approaches to help parents and caregivers remember to check the back seat as they leave a vehicle. At a minimum, these prompts will include a combination of auditory and visual alerts that will activate after a driver turns off a vehicle."

 

And here we thought that Marc was such a polite Canadian...

 

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