Dec 4, 2018

Who's been breached this time? Question-answering site Quora

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Hackers may have stolen personal information belonging to 100 million users of the crowdsourced question answering site Quora, according to a blog post from the site posted Monday evening.

The big picture: The investigation is still ongoing into the "unauthorized third party" the site caught on its network, which means exactly what happened and how many people it happened to remain unclear.

Details: The information snagged by hackers includes usernames and encrypted password data as well as content from the site, including public and private activities. Attackers potentially know what questions you've asked, what answers you've given, upvotes and downvotes, answer requests and direct messages.

  • "The overwhelming majority of the content accessed was already public on Quora, but the compromise of account and other private information is serious," reads the post.
  • Quora has logged out affected users and is contacting them.

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The big picture: Protests against police brutality have turned into a showcase of police brutality, with tear gas and rubber bullets deployed against crowds. The police have the arsenals at their disposal, but we're also seeing law enforcement officers becoming targets.

McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump's actions against peaceful protesters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution introduced by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday that would have condemned the use of tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters outside the White House on Monday in order to allow President Trump to walk to St. John's Church.

What they're saying: "Justice for black Americans in the face of unjust violence, and peace for our country in the face of looting, riots, and domestic terror. Those are the two issues Americans want addressed," McConnell said on the Senate floor.

George W. Bush breaks silence on George Floyd

Goerge Bush in Michigan in 2009. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Former President George W. Bush (R) wrote in a statement Tuesday that he and his wife, Laura, are "anguished" by the death of George Floyd, and said that "it is time for America to examine our tragic failures."

Why it matters: It's a stark juxtaposition when compared to fellow Republican President Trump's response to current civil unrest. While Trump has called for justice in Floyd's death, he's also condemned protestors and threatened to deploy military personnel if demonstrations continue.