Kris Troukens

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10 companies hiring for remote jobs where you can literally work from anywhere

The majority of remote jobs require workers to live in specific regions or locations, but these 10 companies let you work remotely without geographic …

Yelp adds health inspection scores for restaurants, and restaurateurs are not happy

Starting Tuesday, Yelp is expanding across the nation a controversial program that pulls health-inspection data from government databases and places it directly on a restaurant’s page on the user-generated review site. Yelp is calling it a win for consumer food safety. Some restaurateurs are …

Los Angeles

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairytale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde, perennially tan travel photographer seems to spend more …

Amalfi Coast

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time …

6 Ways You're Risking the Security of Your Gadgets Without Thinking

We all want our tech to stay secure, but we also want a life that’s easy and convenient—and sometimes the two don’t fit together all that well. These …

How suppliers of everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyber attack – and what to do about it

If you run a business, you’re probably concerned about IT security. Maybe you invest in antivirus software, firewalls and regular system …

Hotels, airlines and travel sites battle bot attacks

Attackers in certain countries appear to have a particular focus on breaching organisations operating in the travel sector.<p>Hotels, airlines, cruises …

Personal Information

Facebook apologizes for privacy glitch that affected up to 14 million users

Facebook said Thursday that it would notify 14 million users that posts they intended to share privately may have been published publicly, the company’s latest setback as it tries to rebuild user trust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.<p>The issue arose from a bug affecting Facebook’s “audience …

'Europe will become a digital backwater': there's a new war over online privacy and metadata in Europe right now

• <b>Tech firms have begun seriously lobbying against another set of proposed European privacy laws, called "ePrivacy."</b>• <b><br>ePrivacy would give consumers control over their communications metadata, meaning firms like Facebook might not be able to keep information about when you send messages or how long your</b> …

European Parliament

The world's most fascinating abandoned hotels

Anyone who has ever watched an episode of <i>Scooby-Doo</i> (the classic Seventies cartoon where the villains are corrupt bank managers, implausibly masquerading as monsters, rather than actual monsters) will understand the appeal of an abandoned hotel.<p>There is something about it which zings with lurid, …

Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

SkiftX Webinar: Delivering Personalization at Scale in Hospitality

In a recent webinar session: “<b>Delivering Personalization at Scale in Hospitality</b>,” we explored why hotels are shifting from a product-centric to a …

Fake hotels: the new weapon of choice for fraudsters

Sponsored by eNett InternationalTravel fraud is escalating at an unprecedented rate. In 2017 alone 4,700 travelers were impacted by fraud. The new …

Identity Theft

Cyberwarfare, populism top 'black swan' events at Milken conference

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Cyberwarfare and populism are some of the top risks that could threaten global stability and financial markets in the years ahead, investors and policymakers warned at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference this week, as they characterized them as black swan …

Beverly Hills

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Yahoo and AOL just gave themselves the right to read your emails (again)

Oath, the media division of Verizon that runs both AOL and Yahoo, is finally unifying the privacy policy of its two giant legacy Internet brands. That means an updated set of privacy terms and policies for hundreds of millions of users. And in an online world where privacy expectations have been …

Facebook: If you want privacy, expect to pay for it

Want privacy on Facebook? Cough up some cash.<p>The social-media site plans to extort users who want to keep their personal data away from advertisers — …

Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches (updated)

The attackers displayed a US flag, but it's not clear who's responsible.<p>The past few days haven't been great for the internet's broader security. Iran's Communication and Information Technology Ministry has reported that it was a victim in a global cyberattack that compromised about 200,000 Cisco …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Senate, House committees

Tech & Media<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees as well and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 10 and 11 respectively, the committees announced Wednesday.<p>The public testimony will be Zuckerberg's first before the U.S. …

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.<p>On an Easter …

Cybersecurity

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

Eastern Europe

Facebook and its executives are getting destroyed after botching the handling of a massive data 'breach'

• <b>Facebook executives waded into a firestorm of criticism on Saturday, after news reports revealed that a data firm with ties to the Trump campaign harvested private information from millions of Facebook users.</b>• <b><br>Several executives took to Twitter to insist that the data leak was not technically a</b> …

Cambridge Analytica

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

Cyber-attacks

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

There's a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: "The 'S' in IoT stands for security."<p>And yes, I'm aware there's no "S" in IoT.<p>Oleg Šelajev, a lead developer for Oracle Labs, coined the phrase in 2016, and it pops up almost every time researchers find security flaws …

Discover the Seven New Wonders of the World on this ultimate bucket list trip

If you have a travel bucket list the length of your arm and are hoping to make a big dent in it … then this trip might be the answer. The 31-day tour takes trippers on a whistle-stop tour of the Seven New Wonders of the World and the last standing ancient wonder.<p>The trip is being organised by On …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

• <b>Showing curiosity in someone is the fastest way to establish a connection with them while conversing.</b>• <b><br>To skip past the small talk and have a meaningful interaction, asking pointed, unique questions.</b>• <b><br>"What excites you right now?" and "What's the most important thing I should know about you?" are two</b> …

Small Business

Snapshot: The World’s Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands

<b>Affluent travellers have never been so sophisticated, savvy & opinionated – pushing luxury hospitality to new heights. Here, via a fresh study, we</b> …

Top 10: the best luxury hotels in Bruges

An insider's guide to the best luxury hotels in Bruges, for historic and contemporary interiors, sumptuous spas and great views.<p>Hotel Dukes' Palace<p>Bruges, Belgium<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>This is the only five-star hotel in Bruges. You might think it almost too grand for the little city, but the …

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

9 places on the Vegas Strip where you can still find free parking

If you haven't been to Vegas in a while, you may not know that some Strip resorts now charge for parking. Aria, New York-New York, Vdara, MGM Grand and others started charging visitors for self- and valet parking last summer.<p>But you can still find free parking along the Strip, if you know where to …

Las Vegas