Leak left 243 million Brazilians’ medical records and personal info ripe for the picking

The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians was potentially accessible for at least six months thanks to weakly encoded credentials kept in the source code of the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website (via ZDNet). The security issue was first reported by Brazilian publication Estadão.

The personal data of anyone who had registered with Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), Brazil’s national health system, could be viewed. That data included people’s full names, addresses, and telephone numbers, reported Estadão. The database also includes records of living and dead people as the population of Brazil was more than 211 million in 2019, according to The World Bank, which is about 32 million fewer people than the reported number of records that were potentially accessible.

The Ministry of Health’s website stored the encoded access credentials to the database of personal information in its source code, reports Estadão. However, the

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As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since March, the latest sign of an exodus spurred by the pandemic

a group of people standing on top of a mountain: San Francisco. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images

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San Francisco. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images

  • As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to San Francisco-based site Public Comment.
  • Public Comment worked with the United States Postal Service to track requests for a change of address between March 1 and November 1, 2020.
  • The data showed that 124,131 households requested a change of address during that period with at least 34,803 of those requests for moves to a different neighborhood within San Francisco. 
  • That means as many as 89,328 households left the city altogether. Those who left relocated to Las Vegas, Florida, the Denver region, and a city near Portland, Oregon, according to Public Comment. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As many as 89,000 households have moved out of San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 


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Should the Left Care About Blockchain Technology?

Bitcoin mining. (Photo: Marko. CC BY 2.0)

Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain, have become bywords for hype among technologists. It was therefore not entirely surprising to read in a recent book published by Polity Press that ‘Bitcoin is Marx’s dream become reality’. Yet there is something unusual about this claim.

Since its emergence over a decade ago Bitcoin has largely been ignored by the Left. By allowing internet users to make transactions outside the purview of regulatory bodies, Bitcoin quickly established itself as an icon for right-wing libertarians for whom it represents the technological basis for truly ‘free’ markets.

Moreover, the majority of experimentations with blockchain technology have taken place in the finance sector, where innovations such as ‘smart contracts’ are envisioned as ways of automating various administrative processes. Consequently, there has been a tendency among scholars and activists on the Left to dismiss blockchain.

Over the past two

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If You Left A Monolith In A Remote Utah Canyon, Authorities Would Like A Word

It definitely wasn’t planted in a remote Utah canyon by aliens.

After all, this is 2020 we’re talking about.

While on a mission to count bighorn sheep last Wednesday, Wildlife Resources officers aboard a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter spotted a curious sight: a steely, triangular 10- to 12-foot-tall monolith, firmly planted at the bottom of an isolated sandstone gulch.

“During the counts we came across this, in the middle of nowhere, buried deep in the rock,” the department wrote in a caption accompanying the photo on Instagram. “Inquiring minds want to know, what the heck is it? Anyone?”

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers spotted this monolith in the southeast corner of the state on Nov. 18.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers spotted this monolith in the southeast corner of the state on Nov. 18.

Officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety investigate the monolith they found.

Officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety investigate the monolith they found.

“One of the biologists is the one who spotted it

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Original iPhone SE, iPhone 6S could be left behind in iOS 15

Not all devices that run iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 may be able to use iOS 15, a report claims, with Apple planning to end operating system updates for the iPhone 6 series and the original iPhone SE in its major 2021 update.

While Apple tries to maintain support for as many iPhones and iPads as possible with its operating system releases, it does occasionally drop some of the older models off the list. For 2021, it is already claimed Apple is preparing to give the heave-ho to some beloved models.

According to Israeli site The Verifier, Apple will be axing support for the iPhone 6S series, including the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, in the next major operating system refresh. Furthermore, the original iPhone SE will also share the same fate, with it being left behind on iOS 14.

Apple’s decision whether or not

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Upstream CEO on remote work and why he left New York during COVID-19

  • Alex Taub, 33, is cofounder and CEO of Upstream, a new professional social networking app and platform.
  • After he and his wife and daughters contracted COVID-19, they decided to swap their two-bedroom apartment in NYC for the extra space, yard, pool, and sunny weather that Miami offered.
  • With his new lack of commute and added space, Taub is more productive in his work than ever; the hardest part is being away from family.
  • Regardless of the status of a COVID-19 vaccine, Taub thinks the remote work trend will continue to grow over the next few years and that less-populated cities may become new hubs for tech and business.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

I grew up in NYC on the Upper West Side; my parents still live there. Other than nine months spent overseas between high school and college, I’ve lived my entire life in Manhattan — most

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Sonatype and Fugue Partner to Shift Cloud Security Left and Ensure Continuous Policy Compliance

Innovative solution empowers developers to deliver secure applications and automatically help them configure secure and policy compliant cloud infrastructure

Fulton, MD and Frederick, MD, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonatype, the leading provider of innovation-friendly open source security tools, today announced a strategic partnership with Fugue, the company putting engineers in command of cloud security, to deliver the first infrastructure-as-code (IaC) solution that shifts cloud security left into the developer workflow. The partnership further advances the missions of Sonatype and Fugue to empower software developers with best-in-class tools so they can accelerate innovation and simultaneously improve application security, cloud infrastructure security, and continuous compliance with defined policy.

The combined capabilities of Sonatype and Fugue enable developers to find and fix security vulnerabilities when actively developing cloud applications, while at the same time preventing security vulnerabilities and compliance issues from surfacing in production due to misconfigured cloud infrastructure. The joint

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Popa langur: Scientists discover new endangered primate species in Myanmar, with only 260 left

The Popa langur is a type of monkey with a long tail, rings around its eyes, and a crest of fur on top of its head. There are only an estimated 200 to 260 left, according to a news release by the London Natural History Museum, which collaborated on this study.

The research team named the Popa langurs after the sacred extinct volcano Mount Popa and classified them as “critically endangered.”

“Sadly this is a bittersweet discovery due to the limited number of individuals left in the wild and fragmented populations,” said Roberto Portela Miguez, a senior curator at the Natural History Museum, in the release.

“The hope is that by giving this species the scientific status and notoriety it merits, there will be even more concerted efforts in protecting this area and the few other remaining populations.”

The scientists, spanning three organizations, published their findings on Wednesday in the
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Ericsson shares fall after 2022 margin target left unchanged

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson on Tuesday set some new long-term financial goals but left its 2022 operating margin target unchanged, driving down the telecom equipment maker’s shares.

FILE PHOTO: The Ericsson logo is seen at the Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden June 14, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Olof Swahnberg/File Photo

The company maintained its 2022 earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) target of 12%-14%, excluding charges, and boosted its margin forecast from its networks business as telecom operators across the world upgrade to 5G technology.

Ericsson shares fell 6.6%.

Handelsbanken analyst Daniel Djurberg said the drop was due to the 2022 group operating margin target being left unchanged and that the company provided no new measurable targets for growth.

“The new long-term adjusted EBITA and FCF (free cash flow) targets are positive and probably above most analysts’ long-term estimates. Having said that they

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Why high earners in finance and tech left New York City

Brenan Hefner, co-founder and chief operating officer of Analyst Hub, and his family outside of their former home in Pelham, NY.

Source: Brian Hefner

Like many before him, Brenan Hefner arrived in New York 20 years ago in search of a career on Wall Street.

His journey will sound familiar to those drawn to the nation’s financial capital. Hefner got a job at an asset management firm in Manhattan, found love and career success, and eventually moved to Pelham, an upscale town in Westchester, to start a family.

He would still be there if it wasn’t for the coronavirus pandemic. When Hefner, co-founder of a research platform called Analyst Hub, sold his house this summer to a couple from London, he wondered if it made sense to look beyond the surrounding neighborhoods for a new home. He ended up moving his family to Dallas last month.

Hefner is one of

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