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February 2019's Converge Newsletter
How to Safeguard Your Tech, And Your Money, While Traveling
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January 4, 2019 via NY Times

Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz.

Marriott estimates that as a result of its breach — in which the reservation database of Starwood-branded hotels in its portfolio was hacked — 383 million guest records could have been affected and 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were possibly compromised. And experts expect breaches in the travel sector will continue.

But travelers do have options to protect their information.

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Airline Mechanics Speak Out On Pressure To Ignore Safety Issues

February 4, 2019 via Travel Pulse
The mechanics blame the pressure from their managers on the economic reality of airlines, who can only make money when their planes are flying passengers. A safety issue that needs to be fixed could result in the grounding of a plane for some time, and therefore, no money for the airline.
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Did Australia Hurt Phone Security Around The World?

January 22, 2019 via NY Times

A new law in Australia gives law enforcement authorities the power to compel tech-industry giants like Apple to create tools that would circumvent the encryption built into their products.
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Top Tips When In Crowded Places
Via International SOS

Concerts, festive markets or shopping on the high street – the holiday season is always a popular time for going out. And, as much as these events are to be enjoyed, it is important that anyone attending such events should consider their own personal safety.
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