Instead of getting mad, I got money Ryan Craggs Published 9:21 am PDT, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Getty Images Flight delay compensation: How I got $1,300 from my airline 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Nothing snuffs out vacation excitement quite like an extended flight delay; that was never more apparent than when my girlfriend and I got into a fight at 2 a.m. in JFK's worst terminal (Terminal 1) about where to sit near our gate. After a four-hour delay on our way to Paris, I wanted blood from the airline—or at least something to cover $10 beers from a bad airport bar. A food voucher wasn't gonna … [Read more...] about How I got my airline to pay $1,300 for a flight delay
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Jun 04, 10:12 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By IBTimes Staff Reporter 06/04/19 AT 9:50 AM In the era of technology and digitalization, cyber security threats are becoming more and more complex. Threats have evolved from simple computer attacks to complex strategies aimed at every device that is connected to a network, including printers, cars, home appliances, and basically every smart device such as - no surprise here - your iPhone.Do I need an Antivirus for my iPhone? Some argue that it’s not necessary to have an antivirus for iPhone devices due to their built-in security measures. However, considering the increase in third-party app stores and hackers figuring out more clever ways to access your phone, along with fact that more and more people are storing sensitive information such as credit card details on their devices, and the real threat of identity theft, the need for extra protection is … [Read more...] about Do iPhones Need Antivirus and Which Ones Are Best?
This story is part of The Privacy Divide, a series that explores the fault lines and disparities—cultural, economic, philosophical—that have developed around digital privacy and its impact on society. I want to give big tech companies even more of my personal data. Yeah, I know that sounds contrarian. Because it is. Over the last two years, we’ve all been inundated with alarming stories about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, (fill in the blank) taking the most personal data about our personalities, habits, and identities and using it for some nefarious purpose. And it’s prompted plenty of outrage, lawsuits, all-caps comments, and even a bipartisan consensus for the government to enact tough new rules on data privacy. Everyone is waking up to the fact that big tech companies have been skimming personal data for years and not saying much about it. And don’t get me wrong, the tech companies deserve all the mistrust and scrutiny they’re … [Read more...] about Actually, I want to hand over even more of my personal data to big tech
PUBLISHED: 00:31 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 00:31 05 January 2019 Jessica Hill Ben Azvine, head of security futures practice Archant In the last six months, there has been a tenfold rise in cyber threats detected by BT. Fortunately however, from its cybersecurity research base in Ipswich, BT is getting better at detecting them too - by redrawing the battle lines and opening up new virtual frontiers. BT Network Operations Centre, Adastral ParkIt may look from a distance like a grim, brutalist piece of architecture harking back to the cold war, rather than the current online war against cybercrime, but BT’s base at Adastral Park has always been at the forefront of ground-breaking internet research. It was, for example, central to the development of fibre optic cables - the knitting on which the world’s internet runs.Although BT recently announced it would cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years, cybersecurity is a global arms race that shows no … [Read more...] about The cybersecurity centre developing new innovations to keep us safe from hackers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted Supported by ByDavid E. Sanger Jan. 4, 2019 WASHINGTON — Marriott International said on Friday that the biggest hacking of personal information in history was not quite as big as first feared, but for the first time conceded that its Starwood hotel unit did not encrypt the passport numbers for roughly five million guests. Those passport numbers were lost in an attack that many outside experts believe was carried out by Chinese intelligence agencies. When the attack was first revealed by Marriott at the end of November, it said that information on upward of 500 million guests may have been stolen, all from the reservations database of Starwood, a major hotel chain Marriot had acquired. But at the time, the company … [Read more...] about Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted