Delta Sues Chatbot Vendor Faulted for Data Breach

Delta Air Lines planes. The carrier is suing a tech vendor, [24]7.ai, for a breach of data affecting 825,000 passengers. Angus Mordant / Bloomberg Skift Take: Many grandmothers have tighter password security than tech vendor [24]7.ai allegedly did. A hacker had an easy time accessing the vendor’s code, and through it, the payment card data … [Read more…]

Where to see grunge music in Seattle

The less than flattering term “grunge” dates back to at least 1981, when a young high school student named Mark McLaughlin was describing his band, Mr. Epp and the Calculations, in the now-defunct Desperate Times magazine. The man who would later replace his surname McLaughlin with the edgier Arm referred to his band as “pure … [Read more…]

Surfing tourism in Nicaragua

As I shuffled toward my seat in the back of the plane on a recent trip to Nicaragua, I was surprised by the faces that looked up at me as I passed. My earlier trip to the country in 2016 had been at the height of its tourism boom. During that time, a flight bound … [Read more…]