Don't agree with all the details of this opinion piece but I find this thought remarkable in how it frames the divisiveness America is feeling right now: "This has sharpened one of our many forms of polarization. Conservatives have political power but feel shut out of cultural power, and liberals have cultural power but lack the political power to match."
Facebook has issued a security advisory for a flaw in WhatsApp Desktop that could allow an attacker to use cross-site scripting attacks and read the files on MacOS or Windows PCs by using a specially crafted text message. The attacker could retrieve the contents of files on the computer on the other end of a WhatsApp text message and potentially do other illicit things.
All of this was possible because the vulnerable versions of WhatsApp Desktop had been developed using an outdated, known vulnerable version of Google's Chrome browser engine—Chrome 69. More recent versions of the Chromium engine would catch the malicious code.
According to Facebook, the vulnerability affects WhatsApp Desktop versions 0.3.9309 and earlier, for users who have paired the desktop app with WhatsApp for iPhone versions prior to 2.20.10. Facebook has shipped new versions of WhatsApp Desktop that use updated browser components.