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Top Stories for the Week of September 13, 2017

  • Episode 521
  • September 13, 2017
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Here are the stories we're covering this week: - More excitement in technological advancement in the fight against cancer as scientists in Texas reveal a pen-like device that can find cancerous cells in just 10 seconds. - A potentially dangerous overlay exploit has been found in all versions of Android before Oreo. - A massive data breach has happened at credit reporting giant Equifax, raising serious concern over mass identity theft. - If you've been having trouble finding a reason to replace Windows with Linux, I've got one for you: a design flaw discovered in the Windows kernel allows malicious programs to mask themselves from antivirus programs... and Microsoft says they're not going to fix it. - Facebook claims its ads have the potential to reach more people than recent U.S. census data shows exist, and that's troublesome for one analyst, who thinks third-party measurement services stand to benefit. - A WordPress plugin installed on around 200,000 web sites has a backdoor that lets the code authors do pretty much anything they like with your content.

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