16 Aug 2018

CBP Rolls Out Facial Recognition at Silicon Valley Airport

While a number of airports already use facial recognition technology on departing travelers, Silicon Valley’s SJC airport will be the first in the U.S. to roll out facial recognition technology for incoming passengers. The new system will reportedly reduce the processing of foreign nationals by over 85%. The flow of international

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16 Aug 2018

Uber’s Losses Mount at Self-Driving Car Unit

15%-30% of Uber’s quarterly losses are due to the company’s self-driving car unit over the past year and a half, as the company has spent over $2 billion on the program that has not yet been able to achieve commercial success. Some investors are now pushing the company to cut

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13 Aug 2018

Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security

“He was a 29-year-old ground-crew member, fully credentialed to be inside secure areas and certified to tow aircraft around the tarmac. But federal investigators, Sea-Tac officials and his employer are scrambling to figure out how Richard Russell managed to steal an empty 76-passenger Horizon Air turboprop plane, take off from

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13 Aug 2018

This Guy Hacked Hundreds Of Planes From The Ground

A cybersecurity researcher used antennas to access large troves of data from airplanes flying overhead. While segmentation prevented access to navigation and other important features, the hackers was able to access important information and even locate a number of supposedly hidden military bases. While many of the vulnerabilities have been

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06 Aug 2018

Bangladesh violence: Armed men attack US envoy’s cars amid protests

The US envoy to Bangladesh was attacked by armed men during protests in the capital of Dhaka on Saturday. The ambassador escaped the area, but two vehicles were damaged. Bangladesh has seen a week of protests for safer roads after two children were killed by a bus. Protestors have been

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02 Aug 2018

BurnBox makes hidden files look like you’ve deleted them

A new “self-revocable encryption” app has been designed to temporarily remove access to specified content on a device. The app is not yet commercially available, but could eventually allow journalists, dissidents, and similar individuals carrying sensitive data a method of carrying the data over borders or through high-risk situations without

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26 Jul 2018

US airlines comply at last minute with Beijing’s demand

United, Delta, and American Airlines all complied at the last minute with a demand from Beijing requiring them to scrub any mentions of Taiwan as a country, instead categorizing it as a province of China. The companies, long unwilling to make these changes, are now referring to Taiwan simply by

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24 Jul 2018

Airlines report reduced demand for Mexico amid safety concerns for travelers

Airlines have witnessed a drop in demand for flights to Mexican beach resort destinations over recent months due to ongoing security concerns from vacationers. Delta Air Lines president said that weakness in Mexican markets have been offset by Central America and the Caribbean, which has recovered from last year’s hurricanes

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18 Jul 2018

Russia to let World Cup fans come back with Fan ID, no visa

Russia is in the final stages of a bill to allow World Cup attendees free re-entry for the rest of the year by flashing their world cup Fan ID. The bill was announced by Putin last week and is currently “under priority procedure” for a quick passing and rollout.  Source:

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10 Jul 2018

Powders to be banned from hand luggage at UK airports

The UK has announced new restrictions for travelers flying with any kind of powders, whether instant coffee, make-up, or spices, aboard flights. The U.S., Australia, and New Zealand already treat powders in the same way as liquids, but the UK’s position on outright banning or severely limiting powdered substances has

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