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Karly Domb Sadof / AP

Instagram said at least one hacker had successfully breached the accounts of several high-profile users, and blamed the hack on a glitch in its system that they said has now been fixed, per Variety:

  • Statement: "We recently discovered that one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users' contact information – specifically email address and phone numbers."
  • The social network said the bug in Instagram's application programming interface enabled the hacker(s) to obtain a set of code that potentially contained users' contact information, but none of their passwords were exposed. Instagram believes the attack was targeted at celebrities, and has since notified all verified account holders.
  • Timing: The announcement comes two days after hackers posted nude photos of Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez's account. Gomez's page, which has 125 million followers, was briefly taken down before being restored later in the day.

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Brazil on Saturday began distributing the 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine that arrived from India Friday, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Brazil has the third highest COVID-19 case-count in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The 2 million doses "only scratch the surface of the shortfall," Brazilian public health experts told the AP.

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Why it matters: This is the first contact between the Biden White House and Israeli prime minister's office. During the transition, the Biden team refrained from speaking to foreign governments.

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The big picture: The Biden administration has already started repealing several of Trump’s immigration policies, including ordering a 100-day freeze on deporting many unauthorized immigrants, halting work on the southern border wall, and reversing plans to exclude undocumented people from being included in the 2020 census.