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‘Up to 600 million’ Facebook passwords stored in plain text: Report

The passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees for years, according to a report by KrebsOnSecurity. According to the report, Facebook is probing a series of security failures in which employees built applications... ...
Tags: Facebook, Mobile, News, Social Media, KrebsOnSecurity, Passwords, Privacy


Orchid industry in decline, Legislature rejects plastic ban, new allegations in Zuckerberg Kauai land dispute, Hirono pays up, HPD chief gets high marks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Orchid show in Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News Orchid Industry in Decline. Statewide the production of flowers and other nursery products are worth more than $77 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Orchids make up almost 20 percent of that value. But the state’s orchid industry has been struggling in recent years. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii legislative committees reject plastics ban proposals. Two Hawaii legislative committees have rejected proposals that would have banne...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Navy, California, Hawaii, House, Micronesia, Department Of Transportation, Zuckerberg, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Southwest


Guest Experience vs. Guest Engagement: Which Matters Most? | By David Millili

Imagine this: You begin planning a trip to New Mexico. You ask a who lives there where to stay in Santa Fe. The same day you notice on Facebook that another friend happens to be in Santa Fe right now and has tagged the beautiful hotel where she's staying. You have two recommendations now but do some research anyway to be sure you're getting the right place for the trip. You decide on the hotel your first friend suggested, but the photos don't tell you everything you need to know, and the ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New Mexico, Santa, Santa Fe, David Millili


Tencent Q4 profit disappoints, but cloud and payments gain ground

China’s Tencent reported disappointing profits in the fourth quarter on the back of surging costs but saw emerging businesses pick up steam as it plots to diversify amid slackening gaming revenues. Net profit for the quarter slid 32 percent to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.1 billion), behind analysts’ forecast of 18.3 billion yuan. The decrease was due to one-off expenses related to its portfolio companies and investments in non-gaming segments like video content and financial technology. Excluding non-...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Earnings, Alipay, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, iQiyi


Life in Paris: One Month Down

Posted: 3/21/2019 | March 21st, 2019 It’s been exactly one month since I moved to Paris. During that time, it’s been nonstop wine, cheese, brasseries, influencer meetups, fashionable social events, writer salons, museums, picnics, and late-night jazz concerts. It’s been a whirlwind of adventure and romance. Just I imagined it would be. Actually… It hasn’t been that way at all. I just made that up. Life here has been the exact opposite of that (though that kind of fabulous lifestyle does soun...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Craigslist, France, Berlin, New York City, Paris, Owen Wilson, Bangkok, Duolingo, ITB, Ducks Hostel, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Eiffel Tower Les Piaules Fantastic


Italian American News Anchor & Television Host; Alicia Vitarelli Shares An Exclusive Interview.

Alicia Vitarelli - New Journalist  The Italian American Girl site is dedicated to showcasing and sharing news and notable profiles on influential Italian Americans around the world and in the community. This week we have an exclusive interview with New Jersey's most talked about and admired Italian American news anchor from News 12 New Jersey. She's also the host of an informative-magazine style and culinary show called, "Buck Wild" and "A Roma Aroma." To learn more about Alicia Vitarel...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Abc, New York City, Mtv, New Jersey, Italy, Philadelphia, Catholic, Matthew, Jersey Shore, Calabria, Basilica, New Jerseyans, Roman Catholic, Garden State


Best things to do in Tampa, Florida

Going to Florida for vacation has been an American tradition since the invention of air conditioning. But for business? Outside of Latin American finance and quote-unquote “exotic” imports, folks usually didn’t come down this way to do anything that resembled “serious.” But that’s changed in the past couple of decades, and as business in Florida booms so does the number of people who come here for work. Since the sunshine state was a vacation destination to begin with, it’s also the perfect p...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Florida, New York City, America, Miami, Airbus, Detroit, Hyde Park, Hall, Caribbean, Tampa, St Petersburg, Swann, Orlando


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


5 Ways To Make Friends & Meet People While Working Abroad

Team InstaReM  Working abroad can undoubtedly be one of life’s most rewarding experiences financially, culturally, personally and of course, professionally. But the experience comes with its share of baggage too. Once the excitement of moving to a new country and landing one’s dream job wanes, it finally hits you that you are in a new country and your life has changed 360 degrees. A lot of expats who live, work or study abroad often have to grapple with issues such as culture shock, disenchantm...
Tags: Travel, Work, Facebook


Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, Craigslist, California, Stanford, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, San Francisco, Usda, Google Analytics


Most popular whiskeys in the world

Whiskey is one of the world’s most beloved spirits. It’s both sipped neat and mixed into cocktails, savored and taken as a shot alongside a pint of beer. With this level of universal popularity, it should come as no surprise that countries around the world make the spirit. Each does things a little differently, making exploring the world through a dram or glass all too easy to do. Quick note: America, Ireland, and Mexico use the spelling “whiskey.” Everywhere else goes with the English spelli...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Kentucky, France, Scotland, India, US, America, Taiwan, Canada, United States, Ireland


Super bloom chaos in California

When news of a possible super bloom in Southern California was announced earlier this year, some towns, such as Borrego Springs near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, geared up for mayhem. During the last super bloom in 2017, the town was overwhelmed by an estimated 500,000 flower-peepers, so this year it ordered dozens of portable toilets and dumpsters and took measures to reduce traffic buildup and parking issues. The town of Lake Elsinore, California, however, was not as prepared for the in...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, California, US, Disneyland, Southern California, All, Borrego Springs, Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore California, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Super Bloom, Walker Canyon, Steve Manos, Sheila Fitzgerald Shutterstock


The Secrets to Overcome the Growing Challenge of Turning Content Marketing into a Revenue Stream for Your Hotel

Are you intimidated and frustrated by Content Marketing today?  When it comes to Social Media which categories do you find your Hotel?   Don’t know how to post content   Don’t know what content to post   There are too many Social Media channels to keep track of   Not getting enough followers or interactions   No conversion from our content   No real impact on revenue and occupancy   Note enough resources to dedicate time on Social Media   Too many distractions and noise, and don’t know ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Hotels, US, Social Media, Seo, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Hotel, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch, Revenue Stream, Hotels Social Media, Founders Media


ECI to talk to Google, FB, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok India heads about taking down offending content

The Election Commission of India (EC) has asked to meet with Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok’s India heads to talk about taking down content which violates its guidelines during the upcoming elections, reports the Indian Express. It is interesting that the EC has now... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, EC, Google Facebook Twitter, Content Moderation


Apps for Seniors

Friend and news anchor Diane Ako produces a series called “Aging Well” on KITV4, covering stories of interest to seniors. A few weeks ago, she asked if I knew anyone who could talk about apps for people over 55. I asked my dad who, in turn, provided a couple of likely subject matter experts at Honolulu senior living complexes. “Would you be able to come on KITV and talk about apps?” Diane asked. “What’s an app?” came the reply. And that’s how I ended up the primary source on a story abo...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, Technology, Pew Research Center, Honolulu, Diane, KITV, Diane Ako


Week 15: Viva Las Vegas Baby!

We weren’t intending on visiting Vegas on our America Unplugged road trip. Our intention on  this trip is to go beyond the main tourist destinations that everyone knows, and strangely, wants to visit. But, since we were close by, and our Australian readers insist on incorporating Vegas into their travel plans, we decided why not? I wasn’t expecting to have a great time – I mean how long can you spend looking at casinos before you get bored? But, I arrived intending to have a great time and see V...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Utah, Usa, Instagram, US, America, Chicago, Paris, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Zappos, Tripadvisor, St George, MGM


Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media

This is a tragedy that doesn’t deserve a snappy lede, but it is one that needs to be highlighted because tech companies should be held to account. Earlier today, there was a horrendous mass mosque shooting in New Zealand that killed 49 people — and because this is 2019, social media was used by the apparent murderers to plan, announce, broadcast and virally resonate what they did. Some of that — such as the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the perpetrator — have been deleted. Yet nearly 12 ho...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, New Zealand, Reddit, Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, YouTube Twitter


Understanding Instagram’s founding story and more from SXSW

Each week, Extra Crunch members have access to conference calls moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, in addition to Zack Whittaker’s discussion about a complicated university grade-hacking case, Josh Constine reported from Austin where he attended SXSW. While at SXSW, he interviewed the founders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. They discussed autonomy within Facebook after the acquisition, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up big tech and earl...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Austin, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Sxsw, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Josh Constine, Constine, Zack Whittaker, Clearbanc, Ever Loved, Extra Crunch Conference Calls


Worldee – Share Your Travel with the World

Social media has taken our world by storm. But, most of our social media profiles are a mix and match of all our day to day activities. Have you ever given a thought to a social media network specifically designed for the travelers? There wasn’t any service that would achieve this goal so far. However, Worldee is what can help you communicate with the world – solely based on your travels. What is Worldee? Worldee loves calling itself a traveler’s diary. It is the new social media service that...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Facebook, Worldee, TomášZapletal


Face It. Hate is Profitable.

Of all the places I’ve traveled to around the world, my favorite by far is New Zealand. Not only is its natural beauty absolutely spectacular, but its people are incredibly warm and welcoming. And as a Native Hawaiian, I was especially struck by how the indigenous Māori people had forged and maintained respectful and equal relationships with the western world. They weren’t marginalized or caricatured cast-offs lost in the military industrial-slash-tourism complex. They were respected and...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Social Media, Racism, United States, Hawaii, New Zealand, Newsfeed, Christchurch, Hate, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Twitter and Instagram


What Just Happened in Social Media and what it Means for Hotels - March 15, 2019

The hospitality industry never sleeps and social media doesn't, either. This week's edition of our biweekly newsletter discusses new changes to Facebook groups, expanded Promoted Pin access, clarification of YouTube policies, and some news about what Instagram is working on next.
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Social Media


Facebook loses head of product Chris Cox and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels

Two of Facebook’s top executives – head of product Chrix Co and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels are leaving the company after disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s future direction. Differences over new single integrated privacy focused platform: The departures... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels, Industry Moves, Chrix Co


Facebook signs music licensing deals with T-Series, Zee Music and Yash Raj Films

Facebook has partnered with T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films to let its users share music through videos, messages and stories on Facebook and Instagram, reports Mint. Note that Facebook signed a ‘multi-year’ (unspecified) deal with Universal Music Group to license its recorded... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Music, News, Instagram, Internet, Streaming, Universal Music Group, Yash Raj Films, T Series Music Zee Music Company


Flight Review: El Al Business Class (787-9) From New York to Tel Aviv

I have long been fascinated by El Al. Since they became a Qantas codeshare partner in 2017, I have wanted to experience the Israeli national airline. Long had I heard that El Al’s long-haul staples – the trusty Boeing 777-200ER – were not as fresh and comfortable as rivals flying on similar routes. But when El Al took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2017, I was set determined to experience their long-haul product. It only took me two-years! (NB: This photo taken of similar p...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Usa, New York, Instagram, Scotland, New York City, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Flying, New Jersey


Apple’s iCloud recovers after a four-hour outage

Facebook has only just recovered from one of its worst outages to date, and Gmail and Google Drive also experienced a worldwide outage this week. Now, apparently, it was Apple’s turn. The company’s system status dashboard was blanketed in yellow warning notes for more than four hours Thursday, indicating mass outages of its iCloud service. iCloud Drive, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Keychain, Reminders, iWork, Photos, News and others all experienced downtime. The issues lasted from 11:00 am to 3:28 pm ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google Drive, Cloud, Facebook, Icloud, Outage, Facebook Instagram


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down

Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global worker productivity shoots up whenever Facebook goes down, and you would think that Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger are nothing more than distractions in our increasingly digi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Messenger, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Downtime, Facebook Amazon Apple, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, India Brazil Mexico


Lyft’s second head of diversity wants to take a more holistic approach

IPO-bound Lyft has employed a head of diversity and inclusion before, but this time, the person in this role has a more holistic mission. Today, Lyft is announcing Monica Poindexter, formerly Facebook’s global head of diversity business partners, has joined the company to lead the transportation company’s inclusion and diversity efforts. “I’m in a unique role and have an opportunity to help the organization look at diversity more holistically and look at it through the lens of talent, workfor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Lyft, Ipo, John, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Logan, Poindexter, Uber Facebook, Tariq Meyers, Nilka Thomas, Monica Poindexter, Google Meyers


How to plan your Ideal Trip to North India

This is a guest post by Rebecca Siggers. Vacations coming up? Want to explore the incredible sights of India? Then why not consider a visit to the North of India! From the foothills of the Himalayas, sacred pilgrimage sights, famous cities, and – of course – the delicious food, the northern region of India is a cultural spectacular. Which states make up North India? While you may not have heard of many of the States that make up North India – Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, India, Rebecca, Guest Post, Himalayas, Delhi, Mumbai, Lonely Planet, Destinations, Diwali, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Intrepid Travel, Shooting Star


NAMA Digest: Developments at Oyo, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem Oyo will pump in $200 million in its India and South Asia business to focus on expansion and customer experience, the company said in a statement. It has... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, India, Amazon Prime, Policy, Regulation, Britain, South Asia, Quikr



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