The Daily Populous

Sunday April 4th, 2021 day edition

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The phone numbers and personal data of over 553 million Facebook users have been published online for free by a user in a low-level hacking forum, according to Business Insider.

At least 100 countries are included in this leak, with data from 32 million users in the U.S. and 11 millions users in the UK.

This breach includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and in some cases email addresses.

Insider reviewed a sample of the leaked data and verified several records by matching known Facebook users’ phone numbers with the IDs listed in the data set.

We also verified records by testing email addresses from the data set in Facebook’s password reset feature, which can be used to partially reveal a user’s phone number.

This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.

It’s not the first time Facebook has its users’ data leaked online. »

Religion is a driving force behind the gender wage gap, study finds

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The findings provide evidence that men tend to earn significantly more than women in societies with heightened religiosity.

The studies, which included 234 individuals, provided evidence that religion is a driving force behind the wage gap.

The study, “The Hidden Cost of Prayer: Religiosity and the Gender Wage Gap“, was published October 27, 2020. »

Egypt demands over $1B in damages after Suez Canal blockage

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Egypt's Suez canal Authority warns the ship and its cargo will not be allowed leave if the issue of damages goes to court.

Egypt wants over $1 billion in compensation after a cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, a top canal official has said.

Lt. Gen. Osama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority on Thursday warned the ship and its cargo will not be allowed leave Egypt if the issue of damages goes to court. »

Baby in Iraq first ever human documented with three penises

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Someone with two penises is known to have a condition called diphallia.

Back in 2015, a two-year-old boy in India made headlines for having been born with three penises.

A baby in Iraq has made history: He is the first person to be documented as being born with three penises. »