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U.S. investigators point to China in the Marriott data hack affecting 500 million travelers

December 12, 2018 |

U.S. government investigators increasingly believe that Chinese state hackers probably were responsible for the massive breach reported last month of Marriott International Inc.’s Starwood chain hotel reservation system, which exposed the private information and travel details of as many as 500…


L.A. Times – Business

Facebook is accused of offering advertisers special access to users’ data

December 6, 2018 |

A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained “whitelisting agreements” that gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data several years ago, offering insight into how the company balanced concerns about user privacy with the business imperative of growing…


L.A. Times – Business

Marriott says personal information of up to 500 million guests may have been hacked in data breach

November 30, 2018 |

The information of as many as 500 million people staying at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott said Friday that it’s uncovered unauthorized access that’s been taking place within its Starwood network since 2014.

The company said that credit card numbers and expiration dates of some…


L.A. Times – Business

Investigators Download 69 Hours of Data From Crashed Lion Air Jet

November 6, 2018 |

Investigators have downloaded data detailing the last 19 flights of a new Boeing jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea, raising confidence that they will be able to build a picture of what went wrong.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Lion Air Data Recorder Recovered From Sea

November 1, 2018 |

Divers on Thursday recovered a flight data recorder from the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas earlier this week , killing all 189 people on board. One TV station showed footage of two…
Newser

F-35 combat missions now have operational ‘threat library’ of mission data files

October 24, 2018 |

The Pentagon’s F-35 is conducting attacks, surveillance operations and combat missions with an updated on-board “threat library” of Mission Data Files engineered to identify enemy threats in key regions around the globe.
FOX News

Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering

October 18, 2018 |

Data-mining giant Palantir Technologies is weighing an initial public offering likely to be among the largest in recent years.
WSJ.com: US Business

DA: Detective Told Weinstein Accuser to Delete Phone Data

October 18, 2018 |

The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective’s improper conduct, the AP reports. Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case last week…
Newser

Health insurer Anthem to pay $16-million settlement after big data breach

October 15, 2018 |

Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the United States, has agreed to pay a record $ 16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest healthcare hack in the nation’s history, federal officials said Monday.

The personal information of nearly 79 million people — including…


L.A. Times – Business

Asian stock markets rebound on Chinese export data and a report of a Trump-Xi meeting next month

October 14, 2018 |

Share prices in Asia rebounded Friday on a report that President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, may meet at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina in late November.

In the U.S., Wall Street was set for an optimistic open. S&P 500 futures rebounded 1.3% to 2,781.50. Dow futures were…


L.A. Times – Business