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Marriott says 5.2 million guest records were stolen in another data breach

Marriott has confirmed a second data breach in three years — this time involving the personal information on 5.2 million guests. The hotel giant said Tuesday it discovered in late February the breach of an unspecified property system at a franchise hotel. The hackers obtained the login details of two employees, a hotel statement said, ...

First Canada Wuhan virus case confirmed, more than 1,400 people worldwide now infected with 2019-nCoV

On Saturday, the government health ministry of Canada reported the first presumed case in Canada of a patient with the so-called Wuhan virus, officially known as Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

Coronavirus has infected more than 1,400 people worldwide, most in and around Wuhan, China's third-largest city.

Also on Saturday, Australia confirmed its first four cases of the ...

Elon Musk’s Tesla denies claims of unintended acceleration in vehicles

Petition demands recall of 500,000+ cars over alleged defect

Electric car maker Tesla said on Monday there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as petition signature-gatherers demanding a federal safety investigation have claimed.

From Reuters:

On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would review the petition and released a redacted version ...

US pharma and biotech lobbyists’ documents reveal their plan to gouge Britons in any post-Brexit trade-deal

Both Phrma (the lobby for the global pharmaceutical industry) and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (biotech lobbyists) provided letters to a US-UK government meeting to discuss post-Brexit trade terms, in which both organisations called for substantially higher British prices for essential medicines after Brexit.

They joined a chorous of lobbyists from other US industries (pork, grains, etc) to ...

Uber says 3,045 ****** assaults reported in U.S. rides last year

Women and girls, Uber at your own risk.

In its first safety report released tonight, Uber disclosed the number of ****** assaults, murders and fatal crashes that happened through its ride-sharing platform.

Uber says 3,045 ****** assaults involving Uber drivers and passengers were reported in U.S. rides just last year.

Here's the official report in the ...