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Facebook Exposed Data Again, but This Viral Cat Can Save Lives

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Facebook exposed your personal data … again.

Researchers discovered that data from hundreds of millions of Facebook users was left unprotected once again, this time on Amazon’s servers. The information exposed was stuff like names, passwords, comments, interests, and likes. The tl;dr: Facebook doesn’t seem to have much control over what third parties do with your data, basically ever, so you might want to lock down those privacy settings.

Trump’s Winter White House is a security nightmare.

President Trump has hosted everyone from foreign dignitaries to members of Congress at his home away from home—Mar-a-Lago. But after a woman was arrested for sneaking in this week, it raised the question: How safe is this place where Trump conducts major presidential business? According to a former NSA hacker, it’s “an attacker’s dream and a physical security nightmare.” So, that’s great.

A viral internet cat is helping save other cats.

Lil Bub rose to internet fame because of her unique looks, but her unique DNA may be what helps save fellow felines from disease—even if they don’t have millions of Instagram followers. Scientists recently discovered two genetic abnormalities in Lil Bub that may not only help her owner take care of her as she ages, but could one day aid in the treatment and prevention of genetic disease in other cats and even humans.

Cocktail Conversation

The fact that rabbits are adorable and snuggly is something everyone can agree on. Right? Right? Apparently not in Hollywood. From US to Saturday Night Live (and even, back in the day, Monty Python), the true villainy of rabbits has been on full display in popular culture. So, which one are they?

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