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CPS Tells All Students To Stay Home Wednesday As Chicago Teachers Prepare For Potential Strike

John Williams

01:02 min | 11 months ago

CPS Tells All Students To Stay Home Wednesday As Chicago Teachers Prepare For Potential Strike

"Of CPS students have until not to bring their kids to school today. Mayor Lightfoot says the Chicago Teachers union has told its members to stay home and work remotely. The mayor says the union is wrong and criticizing the district plan to return to in class learning. They say they are doing it is safely as they can. And when we talk about safe, we mean rooted in the data and the science of this disease that ensures the safety and protection of our students. Teachers are school staff and the entire CPS community. But the sea to use Vice President's Daisy Davis Gates says the district has yet to even made a minimum demand of theirs, which is covert 19 vaccinations for teachers were often ridiculed for our community demands, but those have been our community demands as well. Test Our students Gate Starwood, WGN City Bird friend Yesterday afternoon on the Chicago afternoon News. The city in school district are still talking, trying toe work out some sort of a compromise here.

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Chicago Public Schools Tells All Students To Stay Home Wednesday As Teachers Prepare For Potential Strike

John Williams

01:02 min | 11 months ago

Chicago Public Schools Tells All Students To Stay Home Wednesday As Teachers Prepare For Potential Strike

"Parents of CPS students have until not to bring their kids to school today. Mayor Lightfoot says the Chicago Teachers union has told its members to stay home and work remotely. The mayor says the union is wrong and criticizing the district plan to return to in class learning. They say they are doing it is safely as they can. And when we talk about safe, we mean rooted in the data and the science of this disease that ensures the safety and protection of our students. Teachers are school staff and the entire CPS community. But the sea to use Vice President's Daisy Davis Gates says the district has yet to even made a minimum demand of theirs, which is covert 19 vaccinations for teachers were often ridiculed for our community demands, but those have been our community demands as well. Test Our students Gate Starwood, WGN City Bird friend Yesterday afternoon on the Chicago afternoon News. The city in school district are still talking, trying toe work out some sort of a compromise

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Were about to get a big glimpse into Disney Pluss future

The 3:59

09:59 min | 1 year ago

Were about to get a big glimpse into Disney Pluss future

"Has been having a huge year and the company is poised hold investor meeting on thursday. To preview with the service will look like in twenty twenty one so joe. what are you expecting. Yeah we're gonna get pretty much the the layout of where disney plus goes from here. That could mean a number of things but surely it's going to mean that we get a better sense of what programming is going to be coming to disney. Plus next year as well as how i think disney is going to kind of officialize the role that disney plus plays only in the pandemic in these extraordinary circumstances but even after the pandemic when Things have whenever that may be when things go back to semi normal the role that streaming generally is gonna play four disney's entire operation. Everything that it touches on. That's a good because it seems like over this last year that they've been making some moves to really position busy plus as the core It's really the future for this company. Yeah you know. That's one of the kind of question marks that we're going to be answering not weather streaming is important disney because they've said that they're going to realign television programming infrastructure around the idea that streaming is the primary focus Disney of course. Everyone knows it for movies in the marvel movies and stars and for parks but it also owns. Abc broadcast network of course disney channels espn. So we know that streaming is going to become the central programming tenant of how it approaches the content that it creates but we don't know is whether disney plus is going to be there numero uno primary focus considering that they also have espn plus and hulu as other streaming services in addition to streaming service india. And so i think this event has also been answered. The questions do do they continue to have three services that operate separately in the us. Do they wrap them all into one. And have you know a giant. Do they make it into more closely net bundles. we really don't know how they're going to be. Approaching streaming given that they have three services and have said that stream is going to be such a high priority. Going forward gotten and this year saw the launch of peacock discovery plus. Hbo max and of course the dearly departed qube. How did how does he plus or stand above this crowded field because for me seem like it was one of the clear winners this year. Nobody came close to disney. Plus i mean no. That's not only in this past year when there have been when there's been such a frequency of new services launching like even any services launch before disney plus no service has had as explosive a rollout as ni plus has and. There's a lot of reasons for that. And we can get into it but really at this point disney plus it at about one year since its launch it hits seventy three million subscribers. Now that's still a far cry away from netflix. Which is you know head and shoulders way ahead of everybody. At almost two hundred million subscribers will ride but the things to keep in mind our disney got to seventy three million in one ear and they also did it when other services that have been rolling out. Got to maybe eight million got to In the case of Be did so poorly that they shuttered could be shuttered in like six months. Seven months It's not it's not like you show up and watch a streaming service and you're guaranteed to just you know attract wasps and parades of people. It's really hard to do but disney has compared to anybody else that's launched a new streaming service. It's done leagues better than any anybody any other. That has come before. Normally i mean a lot of that has to do with the mandalorian. The buzzer baby. Yoda starwood a general marble is. It's other big franchises. And we've yet to see any real real program yet. We will come january one vision in terms of this investor event. We can we expect to see more out of one vision as well. Some of these other big mar marvel products coming down the pike. Yeah i mean. We don't know exactly what they're going to be showing but you can expect that we're going to get some something about one of which is coming up on january fifteenth. It's going to be released on disney. Plus i'm sure they're gonna want to show off footage from that to get people excited about it. We might have questions answered about when the other marvel original series. These are the movies like these are the shows like one division that are tightly-knit within the marvel cinematic universe the same actors that play characters in the movies are playing those characters on the series. And we still don't know when the falcon and winter soldier show is going to be coming. We don't want no win. The low key shows coming. There's a hawkeye show coming. And then there's a whole slate that goes even beyond that that we don't have any details on so in terms of just specifically marvel. I'm sure we're going to get a lot of updates on that. Were the other big story in streaming last week. Was when hbo max came out and dropped the bomb said all its warnermedia films in twenty one films like suicide squad in dune will drop on the service. Same day as theorist It's endemic related. So they're extraordinary circumstance surrounded. What do you think that means the industry. And how do you think dizzy I think that disney probably already had a game plan in place about what they're gonna do for their gigantic big budget. Tentpole movies next year The question is whether or not they adapt that plan based on the fact that a week before what that plan was going to be announced this thursday no matter what and the question is one week before that event when hbo and warner brothers announced that not only will they be releasing all their all their movies next year on streaming also gonna make it free with no extra cost on each hbo. Max so you don't have to pay for example with disney plus the structure. They kind of set out that they might do. Is there milan. Release when the live action. Updates and milan couldn't really be released in theaters in the traditional blockbuster style way They released it on disney plus the same day that it wasn't theaters but they charged an extra thirty dollar fee in order to stream it so it was available what's known as day that's win streaming home video and theatrical release are at the same time it was available day and date but you had to pay a lot more money to get it what disney has said. And what did you see. Yo- hinted is that they've learned a lot from that milan release and they expect to give us. Give everyone an update. On what what. They called premier access. What that's gonna look like going forward. Will that mean that. They'll continue to stick with this thirty dollars. Price point will that mean that they've they're going to release only their biggest biggest biggest movies with an extra fee. Or are they gonna follow suit from. Hbo and just say hey. We're not gonna make you charge a fee at all. We're going to put it on disney plus for everyone to watch as soon as available. We just don't know exactly those details. But i'm sure we're going to get some clarity about what expect with all these movies. That people are really missing. That three dollar from along was announced stirred up a controversy. A lot of the gut reaction was. Why am i paying three dollars on top of this attraction fee. But they've actually talked about this. Maybe you know more. But we got an indication. Powell moulana actually did that was actually a blueprint for success or Dollar seated scare people. This i mean this question. Touches on one of the frustrating elements about movies like milan or like a marvel movie going to streaming. And that's you know we. It's a black box in a way it's not entirely blackbox. But it's not like when a movie is in theaters. Those box office reports. You know you can't fudge You can't lie about them and he can't keep them secret either like it's just like out there. People know if a movie tanked or movie was a smash success because it's we have those metrics but when something goes straight to streaming we don't know we don't really know except for what disney has told us and i haven't told us anything specific about how in london they've general things that tech companies from the tech world. They'd like to say like we're very pleased with the response and delighted customers and blah blah blah blah blah. But that doesn't really tell us what their expectations were and whether or not milan exceeded expectations or failed to reach them. Not any native nice for for this thursday event if they're tuning or they're looking forward to seeing a flood of trailers or sneak peeks into these upcoming shows any advice for them or or warning. These things tend to be more investor. Focus at what. what are you expecting. Or what can these folks expect. Yeah it'll definitely be. It's an investor day and if passed is any precedent than it'll be a very long presentation. Maybe not as long as i don't know we're used to apple presentations with gone for like what feels like four years so it's going to be a long presentation but there will be designed for an audience of analysts investors and press And so it's not meant to be a consumer events that said even though there will be an emphasis on things like projections for Subscriber growth and like you know what is it are words that like normal people don't care about at all this is disney like show business is their business and they know how to impress people.

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Password abusers of 2020

Talking Tech

02:55 min | 1 year ago

Password abusers of 2020

"So stay tuned after the show to learn more. We're not the only ones who bad job with our passwords companies have a lot to atone for as well dash laying. The password manager likes to end each year with buckets coal for companies. That have not done a good job of keeping our password safe and as always i love reading their chart in letting you know what they have say. I'm jefferson graham. This is talking tech this year twitter. Zoom top dash lanes annual chart of the worst password offenders. His both companies. No tash lane quote allowed their employees and users to fall victim to cyber attacks by using weak passwords unquote. Let me fill you in twitter last july one hundred and thirty verified accounts belonging to barack. Elon musk bill gates. Joe biden and others began to post bitcoin scams because as it turned out a small number of twitter employees fell victim to a phishing attack. Twitter responded by having their employees change their passwords which notes should have happened earlier not later zoom the video meeting app. Which is we've spoken about. Was the most downloaded iphone ipad app of the year. Saw half a million zoom prudential's posted for sale. In april hackers figured out several ways in including credential stuffing and deployment of multiple bots to capitalize on zuma's week and reused passwords potentially compromising more of these users account across the web easyjet the uk based budget airline suffered a cyber attack. The compromised nine million emails itineraries with over two thousand customers credit card. Details breached starwood. The parent company of the mariot mega chain was still recovering from a twenty eighteen data breach when another five point. Two million marietta guests were involved in january hack. The culprit compromised mariot employees log in credentials and on and on. It went the company's lead us down but we need to be more diligent as well with our passwords notes dash lane which says that the average internet user has over two hundred digital accounts that require passwords a figure projected to double to four hundred in next five years so again kids use random and different passwords for every account. You have because repeating the same password note stash. Lane is a lot like using the same key for your house in your car. If someone gets a hold of the keys they now have access to your car. All it takes is for one bad password for hacker to get your information dash line along

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"starwood" Discussed on WokeNFree

WokeNFree

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"starwood" Discussed on WokeNFree

"Check, but I think is still expanding. It's not dying said the only star you WanNa name as the Sun. So No, you're not gonNA pay for that because I don't think they're offering. I know, yeah I'M NOT GONNA be able to do them because they're not gonna be able to give me what I want but also my another issue even if you wanted to give money to these companies that they got a business, you know that's it. Right? It's all you have is that printed certificate of the falsely named Star and came you can't even go online and check that what Starwood we have been was you gotta like show people your certificate or you can scan it and then That just seems weird. You could do this all your own. That's the funny thing about it. This is heartbreaking for me. The answer is, yes. I WOULD WANNA star named after myself or or something in honor of me. Do I need to pay a you know to have this fictitious certificate made not necessarily I would just want the star named after me whether it's real or acknowledged it by the scientific community, which obviously wouldn't be. It doesn't matter really to be. The symbolism of the gift is that late you matter so much person that they would want you like in the star. Something to seem super romantic about it but I like you're saying you could totally print it yourself as you all the time all the different certificates. At Deer by requests. Also sorts of certificates. Can Be certified at any big I guess it's A. Type of behavior but we're just saying we're not saying the catch-me-if-you-can me if you can thing but now. So talk. That maybe for my birthday devils print certificate of my so isn't that interesting like if you really think about that, it almost seems to. Say, the word. No. Is Technically Audrey. I don't know. I just wonder. going. down. There are no legal. Yeah. I guess there's no laws against it so you can do it, but technically, it seems to me it's deceitful but you said the websites tell you eight tells as long as the one that I went to. The mass. And they are not associated with any of the meaning of by commercial. Because sold, the company's tell you that to. disclaimer that's for the company's business and there are no laws. Whatever? Yes. Has the legal ramifications associated with it? All I know is I'm going to get you the yellow paper and you're, gonNA print my certificate. Increments. To, you go to like the edges it everything. Really rough sticking nature. You can. You can do a really good job.

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"starwood" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"starwood" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Or some economic realities that can't be ignored white families have ten times more wealth than black families do the gap in home ownership between black and white families is the widest it's been in this economy in fifty years in Minneapolis black families or about a third as likely to own a home as white families are so documentary podcast the uncertain hour has been talking to people about some of the reasons why here's marketplace Caitlin Esch I talked recently with a woman named Vanessa bonus I live in Oakland California I've been a resident since nineteen eighty six she would normally be teaching preschool right now but the preschool where she works is closed she's on furlough but she still owes rent about twenty six hundred dollars a month what percentage of your income would you say your rent takes up about seventy percent while seventy percent loan the thing is the not so used to own her own home but she lost it to foreclosure in the aftermath of the last economic crisis the Great Recession my husband had a massive stroke in two thousand eight and for four years so we try to get a modification to lower our monthly mortgage payment but we were unsuccessful in and that's how I became a tenant here at the property that we're living in now in the eight years she's been a renter she's had for landlords it went from way point homes to colony Starwood homes to Starwood homes and Blackstone and now is invitation homes I wanted to understand why so many people are in finances position these days paying rent to huge corporations instead of mom and pop landlords and why so many people especially black people and people of color are renting instead of owning their home so I talked to Erin glance he's a senior reporter at reveal and the author of a book with a very long title home wreckers Talagang of Wall Street kingpins hedge fund magnates crooked banks and vulture capitalists suckered millions out of their homes and demolish the American dream he says one important thing to understand happened during the Great Recession it's two thousand eight and the economy is falling apart homes are no longer worth as much as they were before and people are out of work banks are foreclosing on thousands and thousands of homes and so what ends up happening is that investors vulture capitalists come in and start buying not one house or two houses as fixer uppers but thousands of houses all at once so as you point out in your book communities of color were hit disproportionately hard by the housing crisis Boston ship their wealth and then they lost out on the recovery why we have a history of institutional racism in this country that continues today we look at thirty one million marker trackers and we found dozens of cities across the country were people of color were far more likely to be turned down for a loan even when they made the same amount of money try to take out the same size loan and buy in the same neighborhood as their white counterparts banks treated them differently so they were far more likely to rent from one of these Wall Street landlords which would keep raising the rent to pay off their rising debt just like Vanessa the renter in Oakland Aaron says an investor bought the house she's now renting four hundred and seventy four thousand dollars in two thousand twelve now today according to Zillow it's worth more than seven hundred thousand dollars so who got the benefit of that price appreciation over the time it could have been finessed said she's been making payments all this time right it's just that she doesn't get any equity from any of those payments it's all gone to these corporate landlords and so Vanessa and many others enter the pandemic a renter with a smaller safety net I'm Caitlin ash the market place the uncertain hours new season it's called a history of now downloadable apps of your choice coming up there on a journey right now are we all alone first let's do the numbers earlier today on a Friday down just rose up eight hundred and twenty nine point three point one percent twenty seven thousand a hundred and ten the nasdaq picked up a hundred ninety eight points just over two percent ninety eight fourteen just shy of its all time high the S. and P. five hundred and eighty one point two point six percent thirty one ninety three for the five days gone by the Dow up six point eight percent the nasdaq up three point four percent S. and P. five hundred and nine tenths of one percent Americans pretty much stopped going for regular medical visits during the lockdown especially hospitals coming back though according to research by brokerage firm Jefferies shares in tenet healthcare picked up fifteen point three percent HCA healthcare headed just over percent day bond prices fell yield on the ten year treasury note rose to zero point eight eight percent market marketplace is supported by share well software is no good platform allows businesses to improve work processes for employees wherever they are to drive business productivity helping tech leaders make workflow.

"starwood" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

10:12 min | 1 year ago

"starwood" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Couple things I need to pass along to you first which is that Marriott in down the middle of all of this pandemic a couple years ago data breach was discovered in the Marriott guest reservation system operated by Starwood affecting more than three hundred million Marriott guests around the world well this past week Marriott announced and we go again there was a breach of the beginning of the year this time affecting more than five million customers your name address phone number email address birthday loyalty information link to you know just goes on and on and on you could check your records to see if your data was affected which you can learn more about all of this to get the links that you need over at commando dot com and one more thing that I need to pass long according to a recent Bloomberg news report one bank has made it very clear employees of the company is watching I just want to think about this and they have to keep work as the primary focus access financial employee said that the company is capturing other keystrokes and logging websites they visit taking a screenshot every ten minutes and you know can they do this yes if you know you probably signed some type of policy so here's the deal you recommended account we have tips on how you can find a keylogger or if there's other spyware on your system I'm back to the calls we go with Roberta and shall we have two people on the line hi there reverted hi Joe yeah welcome what's going on are you currently run a company and I'm using the quickbooks and my grandma does my accounting for me okay the problem having is she lives about two miles down the road and I bought this CD a quick books that she uses and that's not just a desktop okay and I'm using the one that is internet series of the quickbooks and I'm trying to find a way that I can not use the internet here is a quick bugs and blank our computer to where when I do I've been invalid but it will go to her computer I don't have to print it off and you have to re enter okay so you only have a license to use one version of quickbooks is that it correct and I don't mind buying another light and I just don't want work yeah yeah that's it okay I'll tell you quickbooks is they they really they really they really are really strong on their license meaning that yeah sometimes I well okay will it to people or three people quickbooks that you know it's like one computer if you need more than a couple of users that office and then you got to keep paying right yes one of the things that you could do what kind of business are you in jail instruction okay which is great that you have your brown junior Bucks because you know you can trust her right back I love that you do that and so a couple things that come to mind is that you know what she could do is is that you can just have one version of the quickbooks right on your computer and then she can remote into your computer so that this way she does all the work and everything's just housed in that one place okay and so that would probably be the easiest solution okay so now it's like okay so how do I how do I read let granny remote into this my computer it's sad there's remote access software there's one called team viewer that we use in the office if you're fairly technical it's it's it's not difficult to use but if you but it gets kind of cumbersome especially when you start using the free version because you are you have to give them a passcode and I and I know you can unique idea for them to enter every single time okay so what that means is that you have to actually be on the other side and ordered to swap some information which doesn't lend itself especially because you're out do if you're not doing a job and she has time to the books you know it's going to be a hassle right yes so one of our sponsors as I drive and they don't advertise this product with us but the product is actually really good it's called remote PC and it's a lot easier to use than say going to meetings or LogMeIn or anything like that written with remote PC it's it's cheap it's like twenty dollars a year and so and it's really simple I just a few clicks and then she'll be right on your computer and then this way you just have one set of books and then the other thing that's that's nice when you start doing this is that one of things that we do is that you use notepad or windows notes or whatever you have and so as she starts doing this if she has things are questions is that you can keep that open and start leaving your notes and so when you come in you come on your computer you can see all the notes that she may have and then you can fix things or adjust things accordingly okay now if I bought another wife and I went and bought another one I wouldn't be here a separate software from what the current life conditions using as well what you're gonna do is you're what you're gonna do is actually probably your best bet at that point is to is to allow your you could make the other license you could allow to you would have extra users on that and so depending on your license you could have five users you know ten years ago fifteen users and so like for example amber who handles all of our finances and stuff like that for me for in our studios is that she has we she has a license on her desktop and then what we do is we allow we give to the accountants remote access in and then but in order to have them be able to create different types of invoices is that you need to give them the license to do that so becomes more than more than just a remote access it because you don't maybe maybe your grandmother wants to be able to do different things and so you know in the short term you know remote access is probably the easiest but if you wanted to go ahead and you know add extra users to the quickbooks then you're gonna have to buy additional licenses and again thank you for your call guys and stay safe let's see Ron Hubbard hello there Ron welcome to the show today glad to have you on board with us thank you how are you doing good so I read a story that you run that you are that your bunker business right now because of covered nineteen is going like gangbusters that is correct right right and so how many bunkers do you think you've sold why in the last week of their last hour of the last year I don't pick a number it will let you get in that question the phone rings about every four to six minutes for somebody wanting to get a bunker but our factory building up the capability one more fully up and operational logs produced an adoption shelters per day about twenty five hundred a year and those are very small shelters under what we call fake dollar there will be Belgium to do homes constructed so finally Americans are getting on board and they're taking the met the mentality that the sweat then there's rarely time pad for a year that every time you build a house you should have a designated safe room with the name be careful try can set them so now the coronavirus he got everybody wanted that on their own so my phone's been ringing off the hook shot they're promoting that concept for a couple years and now it's coming to real life so when you start talking about a bunker how much is a bunker the least expensive NBC clouds will immediately means nuclear biological and chemical the least expensive Bambi the class alter our habits one called the NATO state which only cost nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars which apparently is the least expensive walk and the fallout shelter in the world yeah but if the price of a mock log that is five feet wide the gate long it's for one to two people and it would be very hard but ironically enough third the YouTube video about it on the outlook Rovell Selter YouTube channel that if you check it out the way the guy decorated it the bad out there by presumptive with all the okay most of the shelters I do have a starting price around twenty five to thirty thousand dollars but on average most adulterous lifestyle are between seventy five and a hundred twenty five thousand dollars so what kind of tech goes into a bunker well I mean as far as the protection they have a Israeli arts which made air filtration but I'm sure they have the pre filter I have a filter and a carbon filter that will filter out every known biological matter known to man it will filter out every chemical known to man what day with the exception of one which is our carbon monoxide you can't kill dot Carmen Parkside and then as far as the radiation you have the carbon filter for the radiation out of business like a military grade yeah yeah well a lot happening in there so what if you want to like watch Netflix what you wanna do that watch Netflix all you gotta do it get get your doctor wired up wifi that's it and then you're all good to go well you know it's interesting it's it's interesting to me that your business is is is growing so exponentially and I like I said I read the story about the survivor shelters and how they work and you know good things like that and I was just fascinated me that you know there's there's a a certain person they they don't say who actually did it but that the Kardashian family is that they have what I read is anyway that they have a bunker that's like eight million dollars and it has a a movie theater in a swimming pool and ask thank you know what who knows all right let's go ahead do R. D. I. Y. security tip and run thank you so much for joining us here on the show sorry I couldn't keep you on longer was running into a hard break here and you've heard me talk about how important it is to have a VPN and now that a lot of you are working from home it's even more and to choose the VPN that you trust now here's the deal I use VPN I recommend it and you need to get it to it doesn't log your data like a lot of cheaper free VPNs to ExpressVPN is a technology called trusted server.

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"starwood" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

10:48 min | 1 year ago

"starwood" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Mobile dot com slash coverage are a couple things I need to pass along to you first of which is that merry I know in the middle of all of this pandemic a couple years ago data breach was discovered in the Marriott guest reservation system operated by Starwood affecting more than three hundred million Marriott guests around the world well this past week Marriott announced and we go again there was a breach of the beginning of the year this time affecting more than five million customers your name address phone number email address birthday loyalty information link to you know just goes on and on and on you could check your records to see if your data was affected which you can learn more about all of this to get the links that you need over at commando dot com and one more thing that I need to pass long according to a recent Bloomberg news report one bank has made it very clear employees at the company is watching I just want to think about this and they have to keep work as their primary focus access financial employee said that the company is capturing other keystrokes and logging websites they visit taking a screenshot every ten minutes and you know can they do this yes if you know you probably signed some type of policy so here's the deal you recommended dot com we have tips on how you can find a keylogger or if there's other spyware on your system back to the calls we go with Roberta and shall we have two people on the line hi there Riverdale hi Joe yeah welcome what's going on are you currently run a company and I'm using the quickbooks and my grandmother's my accounting for me okay the problem having is about two miles down the road and I bought the CD books that she uses and that's not just a desktop okay and I'm using the one that is the internet of the quickbooks and I'm trying to find a way that I can not to use the internet here is a quick books and blank our computer to where when I do like the invoice will go to her computer and I don't have to print it off and you have to re enter your computer okay so you only have a license to use one version of quickbooks is that it correct and I don't mind dying of the light and I just don't want to buy it if it's not gonna work yeah you know that's a cookbook is they they really they really they really are really strong on their license meeting that yes I'm coming say well okay we'll let two people or three people quickbooks that you know it's like one computer if you need more than a couple of users that office and now you got to keep paying right yes one of the things that you could do what kind of business are you in jail instruction okay which is great that you have your brown junior books because you know you can trust her right it's fabulous I love that you do that and so a couple of things that come to mind is that you know what she could do is is that you can just have one version of the quickbooks right on your computer and then she can remote into your computer so that this way she does all the work and everything's just housed in that one place okay and so that would probably be the easiest solution okay so now it's like okay so how do I how do I read let granny remote into this is my computer now it's side there's remote access software there's one called team viewer that we use in the office if you're fairly technical it's it's it's not difficult to use bye if you but it gets kind of cumbersome especially when you start using the free version because you are you have to give them a passcode and I and I know you can unique idea for them to enter every single time okay so what that means is that you have to actually be on the other side and ordered to swap some information which doesn't lend itself especially because you're out do if you're out doing a job and she has time to the books you know it's going to be a hassle right so one of our sponsors as I drive and they don't advertise this product with us but the product is actually really good is called remote PC and it's a lot easier to use than say going to meetings or LogMeIn or anything like that we're in with remote PC it's it's cheap it's like twenty dollars a year and so and it's really simple I just a few clicks and then she'll be right on your computer and then this way you just have one set of books and then the other thing that's that's nice when you start doing this is that one of things that we do is that you use note pad or windows notes or whatever you have and so as she starts doing this if she has things or questions is that you can keep that open and start leaving your notes and so when you come in you come on your computer you can see all the notes that she may have and then you can fix things or adjust things accordingly okay now I bought another wife and if I went and bought another one what is the year a separate software from Black the current life conditions using as well what you're gonna do is you're what you're gonna do is actually probably your best bet at that point is to is to allow your you could we have the other license you could allow to you would have extra users on that and so depending on your license you can have five users you have ten years ago fifteen users and so like for example amber who handles all of our finances and stuff like that R. for me and for in our studios is that she has we she has a license on her desktop and then what we do is we allow we give the accountants remote access in and then but in order to have them be able to create different types of invoices is that you need to have give them the license to do that so it becomes more than more than just a remote access and because you know maybe maybe your grandmother wants to be able to do different things and so you know in the short term you know remote access is probably the easiest but if you wanted to go ahead and you know add extra users to the quickbooks then you're gonna have to buy additional licenses and again thank you for your call guys and stay safe let's see Ron Hubbard hello there Ron welcome to the show today glad to have you on board with us thank you how are you doing good so I read a story that you run that you are that your bunker business right now because of covered nineteen is going like gangbusters that is correct right right and so how many bunkers do you think you've sold why in the last week in our last hour of the last year I don't pick a number I thought the Ledbetter my question the Palmer raids about every four to six minutes for somebody wanting to get a bunker but our factory building up the capability along with fully up and operational logs produced in the Balkans doctors per day about twenty five hundred a year and those are very small soldiers under what we call fake dollar that will be built into new homes constructed so finally Americans are getting on board and they're taking them the mentality that the sweat then there's rarely time pad for a year that every time you build a house you should have a designated safe room with the name be careful try can set them so now the corner virus he got everybody wanted that on their own so my phone's been ringing off the hook sabar promoting that concept for a couple years ago now it's coming to real life so when you start talking about a bunker how much is a bunker the least expensive NBC clouds will immediately make nuclear biological and chemical the least expensive Bambi the class alter our habits one called the NATO state which only cost nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars which apparently is the least expensive walk and the fallout shelter in the world yeah but if the side of a small closet it's five feet wide seven people long and it's the one to two people and it would be very hard but ironically enough third the YouTube video about it on the outlook problems Dr YouTube channel that if you check it out the way the guy decorated it really bad out there but I prefer something with with all the bugs okay most of the doctors I do have a starting price around twenty five to thirty thousand dollars but on average most adultery by cell are between seventy five and a hundred twenty five thousand dollars so what could the tech goes into a bunker well as far as the protection they have a Israeli arts which made error filtration built them that have the pre filter I have a filter and a carbon filter that will filter out every known biological matter known to man it will filter out every chemical known to man with the with the exception of one which is our carbon monoxide you can't filter out carbon dioxide and then apart the radiation you have a carbon filter for the radiation now there's a lot going elementary grade yeah yeah well a lot happening in there so what if you want to like watch Netflix what you wanna do that watch Netflix all you gotta do it get get your shelter wired up for wifi that's it and then you're all good to go well you know it's interesting that it's it's interesting to me that your business is is is growing so exponentially and I like I said I read the story about the survivor shelters and how they work and you know good things like that and I was just fascinated me that you know there's there's a a certain person they they don't say who actually did it but that the Kardashian family is that they have what I read is anyways that they have a bunker that's like eight million dollars and it has a a movie theater in a swimming pool and it's like you know what who knows all right let's go ahead do R. D. I. Y. security tip and Ron thank you so much for joining us here on the show sorry I couldn't keep you on longer was running into a hard break here and you've heard me talk about how important it is to have a VPN and now that a lot of you are working from home is even more to choose the VPN that you trust now here's the deal I use VPN I recommend it and you need to get it to it doesn't log your data like a lot of cheaper free VPNs to ExpressVPN is a technology called trusted server.

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The Battle of the Hotels: Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and IHG

Talking Points

09:34 min | 1 year ago

The Battle of the Hotels: Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and IHG

"Let's get into it. The Hotel Battle Hyatt Hilton Marriott. And here's our moderator. Julian Keel teepee emeritus director of credit cards and points and miles. Take it away Julian. Thank you Brian. I'm Jillian Keel. The director of credit cards and points and miles at the points guy. I am excited today. I have four hotel experts with me and we are going to be doing the battle of hotels. Let's start with Zach griff our travel endless. Hello Zack Hey Julian how's it going. Tell me what Cheney covering today I'll be covering my personal favorite. Hi Hi. It's a very big points in miles favorite also with us. Jt Enter our senior points and miles writer. Hello JD Jolyon. which brand do you talking about? I'll be defending is she. which is the hotel? Branwar spent the most nights this year and in the last two and a half years since going pneumatic a serious high HD HD fan. Yes all right sounds good. We've got cursor Ross and our points in miles reporter. which brand do you talking about today covering Hilton? which is my personal favorite brand? Lorenzo Hilton fans out there and then finally summer hall our director of travel here at Tgi Hud summer. How Juliet Hot Yes so I am going to be defending Mary bond boy. It is actually the program that I have had top tier status with the longest. Now hot minute since I had hiatt so I I have become a Marriott girl sort of yeah and a lot of Marriott in the news in the last year so let's start right there. What would you say for each? We'll start with you summer. What is the one thing? The one worst thing about Marriott's in one sentence from the best thing about Marriott is Saint Regis their high end properties. He's really are amazing. aspirational and something that Makes points worth it for me. So on the flip side I have had a lot of problems with the integration. They are now fully integrated program with Starwood Arwood but there was some serious serious rocky roads and lost points to get there So that was. That's been the worst part for me the last couple of years. Yeah there's been a lot of complaints about it's not just me. Yeah we'll get to that. Jt How about you. For I. H G best thing in worst thing about it. Yeah the reason why she is. The promotions are really great. The rewards program especially with credit cards. You get great night's for cheap. The worst they would definitely be a lack of hotel benefits like guaranteed late. Checkout even has a top tier. I don't get that or breakfast at all hotel brands and you're a top tier elite at a lot of hotel brands. And we'll get just a little bit Carita. As far as Hilton best thing and worse thing I would say Hilton is probably my favorite because it has the most accessible elite status so you get the most bang for your buck with your top tier status. I'd say probably the worst thing is how they tend to devalue their own points Frequently and without notice. Yeah if you're into the the point smiles but some people may just like Hiltons in general. That's true yeah. And Zach Hyatt like I said before points in miles favorite best and worst thing. Thanks for letting me take this one home because the clear clear win for high at here Hi. It's top tier. Elite status is easily the most rewarding of all of them They're fantastic about offering consistent benefits across all the different hotels whether it's confirmed sweet upgrades guaranteed late. checkouts breakfast everywhere under the sort of like exclusions that you get with some of the other chains and earning and burning points with height is super easy transferable currencies from trace and Yeah the only real issue is you can't find height everywhere Hi It's a portfolio is a little bit more limited than the other larger legacy chains but Hyatt. If it's in a place you're traveling going to. It's often the best hotel to choose but some people would argue that the key point of a hotel what you need the most is for them to be one there where you need it and that is somewhere somewhere highest serious For sure and hides doing its due diligence there. And they've had some recent acquisitions some other hotel chains so hopefully they will continue on that making a lot of party partnerships small luxury hotels taking over to Tallahassee so they have integrated more properties into their portfolio. But yes agreed. Are y'all crazy so I have heard High at yeah. They're Nice but you probably won't have one where you are and I've heard ice she. You don't really get anything being elite and I've heard Hilton. Yeah your points may be worth nothing tomorrow and yet here. y'All sit defending. These is the best loyalty programs. It's really quite entertaining. Maria does have the most hotel Marriott has close to seven thousand properties around the world. They do have legit elite status benefits. I love my free breakfasts. This is the selection. I make as a platinum when I check in and yeah they do have some properties have gone up in points but it typically isn't a surprise that just happens overnight so I think you'll lost already. We can wrap it up now. I think Mary also has its own HASHTAG bond void. It does so what is it. People who may not know what is point is is is the term that people use when they get unexpectedly screwed over by Marriott may or may not have also been yes I also was bond void So so that's no no. They might be now. How far do you have to fall when you're already starting with not much like with Marriott? You go in with high expectations tation so get knocked down a little bit. You still come out ahead. I've been bond void and yet I have also been saint. Regis it even unfair though at this point to say with that you are going in with high expectations when it comes to customer service I really I have had real problems where I had hours and hours on the phone. I've written stories about these on the points guy real frustration legit but I will say most of those are now in the rear view mirror. I'M NOT GONNA say it's not still happening to someone but a lot of the problems. uh-huh were centered around reservations made before the two programs merged and we're pretty much past the date or our past the date now. That's even possible so I'm not saying you can't that still have problems of Marriott but I can say that I'm not really having those anymore and I had some big ones. If I was still going through that day after day with Marriott I would have said Cya Nahra eh but I'm not and so instead I'm just living it up. You know at the Western snowmass and skiing out for thirty five thousand points tonight. What about that? Yeah yeah well the only issue though is right you have seven thousand hotels and you talk about you. Know you haven't been bond void nearly as frequently as maybe you are back in the day when the merger what's happening but how hotels how consistent are hotels in delivering your early benefits by upgrade. That might be a problem but in fairness I I wasn't getting the day of complimentary sweet grades frequently with high at either right but I also have four certificates that can use to confirm upgrades and each up to seven eight. Yeah exactly and we're talking about standard suites at top Tier Properties Park. Hyatt's we can go onto battle. Who has the most luxurious hotels? But I'm going to be staying in a suite and most likely as a platinum. You probably are. Well you're right however I travel with two kids so there's four of us in a room. A suite actually isn't useful anymore. It was there was a period of time where sweets were the ultimate and that is when I was a high at globalist or diamond at the time but now sweetshop one bed and then some light crummy sofa pullout so if you need a sweet you know maybe hired is a good thing to focus on for for that period of time in your life. But I'm at a time. Any beds in a room and so sweet upgrade for me is is useless most of the time. I'd rather have an awesome hotel exactly where I want it to beat beat and a few hundred more square feet most of the time speaking of upgrades one of the things about Hilton diamond status. That a lot of people complain about is that so you don't get confirmed upgrades. It's at the discretion of each individual property. Correct that's correct. I will say even though I don't have confirmed sweet upgrades. I have played in large large number of nights and home properties across the world and I've gotten upgraded on sweets on awards days on page days. Basically it's just the US. I think where you're shafted in terms of the sweet upgrades but everywhere else and the rest of the world you're getting in but you think that Hilton is at a slight disadvantage. Because of that because of these other chains that maybe do confirm Swede upgrades think it just depends on what your priorities are in the same in the same way that summer says I'd rather have a reliable quality hotel all across the world. And maybe I'll have a suite upgrade. Maybe I won't but I at least know that I'm going to have key benefits. It's available to me at a high quality level and on the flip side as far as earning top tier status. It's probably easiest with help. I'm just going to go ahead and just throughout throughout that Hilton aspire card because everyone else is just you guys have no game You know interest in terms of light barrier to entry to top Tier Diamond Status Status or top Jerry Lee Status Hilton. Has Everybody beat all you need to do his own one credit card right so with Hilton. You don't have to choose to focus all your stays on Hilton. You can just have a card and keep it in your pocket when you need. Ah The aspires a tremendous card But even if you just have the platinum or one of the less expensive Hilton Cards. That's all we had. We Have Hilton Gold status went to Bora Bora got free breakfast. All of us every single day which was like almost two hundred dollars in value and just with gold with gold status matched. Although I could've just done it for my platinum platinum card as well so I think Chris is right. There's definitely the lowest barrier to entry with Hilton But you don't actually have to make it your program if you don't want to with Marriott right you're gonNA have to make your program to get those elite benefits that you

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"starwood" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"For less Starwood Los ourselves to twelve five US only is there a case for impeachment at least the Brady at question being debated all day in a house committee president trump did not really sick to benefit from foreign interference in our elections he directly and explicitly inviting foreign interference in our election Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler says there's a clear case against the president Republicans echo the White House argument that the whole process is a sham the people of this country are sick of this they're they're sick of the politics of personal destruction they're sick of this toxic atmosphere that is being created here Louisiana congressman Mike Johnson is a constitutional law attorney like today's panel of witnesses us as your helper is live on Capitol Hill for law school professors are giving their assessment of the impeachment inquiry to the house Judiciary Committee you want to build an impeachment you have to have a foundation broad enough to support it this is the narrowest impeachment and history George Washington university's Jonathan Turley is critical that Democrats are rushing an impeachment process but other witnesses on the panel like Stanford university's Pamela Karlan say impeachable offenses have already been proven they have a president ask for the investigation of his political opponents is an archetype of the abuse of power committee chairman Gerald Nadler has also raised concerns about obstruction of justice a charge used in previous impeachment proceedings Lisa meantime Jared president trump is due back at the White House tonight heading home from the NATO summit in London earlier during a meeting with Italy's prime minister I've never seen anything like he criticized the process is part of San and one side it says that I can say is angry and the Republican Party is angry the White House says three of today's witnesses have been known bias against the president meantime a partial rebound on Wall Street the Dow up one forty seven America is listening this report is sponsored by Casper mattress continues with one oh six one F. M. talk a liberty matter cues of sexually assaulting a child has been arrested fox eight reported back in October the sheriff's office launched an investigation after girl reported that she was sexually assaulted detective to establish probable cause in charge thirty three year old Daniel Beisel of liberty with felony indecent liberties with a child cups also charged him in a separate sexual assault investigation involving that same victim he received a sixty thousand dollars secured bond of Kerr broadband faces twelve charges in an FBI child porn investigation ABC eleven reported that after evidence collected by the FBI was reviewed Nathan's almond was charged with twelve counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor he was taken to the Orange County jail with his bond was set at forty nine thousand dollars reportedly more charges are expected wake county public schools are going ahead with the plan to reassign hundreds of students to new schools the plan that school board members approved on Tuesday will affect about fifteen hundred students according to district estimates the students will be reassigned over the next two school years district and school board officials say the plan is needed to increase enrollment act new and under and roll schools and reduce overcrowding in other schools there will be no penalty for a high point nail salon where worker was seen butchering a deer Kyle Wilson explains there's no penalty because the worker did nothing wrong that's the determination of state regulators who say the salon was closed at the time anyway the final customer it already been seen and was checking out and regardless the board of cosmetic artists they don't actually have any rules regarding dead wildlife a photo of the butchering them progress went viral Duke freshman Vernon Carey lit up Michigan state for twenty six points and eleven rebounds as the blue devils took down the Spartans eighty seven seventy five the blue devils are now in one I'm Mike Moore from the JT service now.

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Colts face different Titans' threat with Ryan Tannehill at QB

Fantasy Feast: 'Eatin

02:39 min | 2 years ago

Colts face different Titans' threat with Ryan Tannehill at QB

"Sunday. It is the titans and Ryan Tannehill. Dan Hill really happy for him. By the way at the Indianapolis Colts Starwood Tannahill and the November December Munster known as Derrick Henry. Well here's the thing with tannehill now barring the complete face plan the question is just how many guaranteed years does he get from the titans because because he's GonNa be the quarterback next year. They're really the running an efficient effective offense. I think he's up around fifteen yards of completion over his last two games. The problem is with Tennessee. Hennessy is. He isn't throwing the ball a whole lot so we had eighteen. Pass attempts against Jacksonville last week. Now of course two rushing touchdowns in two passing touchdowns so he he wants somebody a lot of money in DFS. But it's it's one of those things where decided Lamar Jackson. You really don't think that that's tenable. Because he's a good Ron. Everybody's not an explosive one but then he had the nineteen pass attempts against Kansas City. A couple of weeks ago. This is how they WANNA play. So I think Tannahill the hill is a streamer streamer the quarterback the problem is i. Don't trust any of his wide receivers because AJ Brown had the big game and Jacksonville but two weeks exco. He had the terrible game just one catch against Kansas City. So I'm not really trusting any of that. I think Corey Davis is flat out droppable right now because I have a tough time saying to myself. When am I going to play Corey Davis in any of my line at this point and so I think he's droppable? Ryan Tannehill has accounted for for over nineteen fantasy points and multiple touchdowns in each of his five starts his nine point two yards per attempt is leading the NFL. He's playing really well. And I think the colts are a gettable matchup even if it's not a pristine one but the guy you always trust here is Derrick Henry. You had a third touchdown last week wiped out because of a screen pass. The the colts are really struggling to score points right now and we heard this week. That t y Hilton so far isn't sure he's going to be ready to go on Sunday. This projects to be a lower scoring game in Indianapolis and that means all systems go for Derrick Henry locked in rb one locked in court. DFS play tight end for the titans writings. Nobody worthwhile nobody useful Delaney Walker. Could be back. Johnny Smith didn't even have a target last week. He had a carry their they got one in target for Michael Pruitt. Firkh sir. Didn't have a target Dennis Kelly the backup. Tackle got a touchdown. The tight ends and Tennessee are useless. It's really Tannehill and Henry Henry at this point of the season the only two guys that I can consider with any sort of confidence.

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General Electric, Bloomberg And Starwood discussed on WBZ Midday News

WBZ Midday News

00:12 sec | 2 years ago

General Electric, Bloomberg And Starwood discussed on WBZ Midday News

"An aircraft financing business owned by General Electric has attracted a couple of suitors Bloomberg reports Starwood capital and Apollo global have submitted offers the unit could go for around four billion

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"starwood" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

04:32 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on KTOK

"Is it possible that the next galaxy over is maybe made out of anti-matter is the possibility that there is antimatter hiding out there in the universe. So let's think for a moment. How would you find anti-matter right? Okay. I mean, if there's any anti matter on earth, they would very quickly annihilate with normal matter. And the thing you see is photons being created those photons, for example, would have the same energy of the mass of the electron, right? What happens when an electron positron annihilate is you get to photons actually one that has the mass of the electron, the other has the mass of the positive on, which is the same and we know that number. So we can look for that. So we can see matter into matter annihilation, because we look for these photons of specific energy. We'll see any on earth, and we look around our solar system. We don't see any here, and we look further and further any kind of pockets of anti-matter, or even a small amount of it. That's hanging out near regular matter. It would just like an elite, and we would see. These the explosion, right? Yeah. And so imagine you have like a galaxy that's of antimatter next to a galaxy of matter. Maybe they're far enough away that they're not going to collide in ninety eight in some super cataclysm. Right. But they're going to be shooting particles out going to be a boundary at the boundary between them you would expect to see a lot of matter into medical listens. And you would see these photons of a special energy, being created. And so that's what people look forward to see. Is there like a boundary today? Edge of our matter bubble in maybe the rest of the universe is made out of matter. We're just made out of matter look for the edge of this bubble to see how far they can how far they can push the proof of matter. And when they looked beyond the solar system, and the whole galaxy were pretty sure is made out of matter. And also, our cluster of galaxies is made out of matter, but beyond that we're not sure, because it's really hard to see that far to see these little blips of electron positron annihilation of matter, antimatter interaction, you can't just tell the difference by looking at it like star. Seeing the night sky today or a galaxy out and the nights guy, it could be an anti matter galaxy or anti matter star, but you wouldn't be able to tell just by looking at those right? If matter antimatter work, the same way than antimatter, Starwood look, just like a normal star would have the same fusion process, and send up the same kinds of photons and look exactly the same. But at the core of it, it would be like anti stuff burning inside of it. Yeah. Anti fusion, but the interesting thing is maybe your listeners are thinking, well what about the photon, right? People might be wondering what's wouldn't anti sons make anti photons may crazy thing about the photon is it has no electric charge. It has no week charge. So it is it's own anti particle, because it doesn't have these charges that the other particles have it doesn't have anything to flip. That's right. There's nothing to flip a perfect ball looks the same in the mirror. Exactly. It's like the connection between matter anti-matter the bridge. Right. And so anti-matter stars make photons just the same way matter stars make photons. You can't tell the difference. You're exactly right. We think the universe is probably made out of matter, rather than a matter, it's just simpler because everything around us and in our galaxy. And in our galaxy clusters made out of matter, but we don't actually know it could be the deep out there. There's huge blobs of antimatter. But even still say that's the case said universities like pockets of matter pockets of antimatter, then you have to ask. Well, why, why do we prefer matter here anti-matter, they're right? There has to be some difference to explain the fact that we are matter and not antimatter. And that's a fascinating question. It's something it's like a huge symmetry in the universe that we've discovered accept this imagery to it. Right. It's like most symmetry broken symmetry, and those are really interesting clues. If you want to understand something deep about the universe about it's very organization. It's like wire most people right handed you could. Right handed left handed. You're right. It's a good analogy because you could be right or left handed. Right. There's no reason referred one or the other sort of anatomically. So why are most people right handed? Yeah. It could have been some arbitrary moment in the history in the prehistory of humanity where, you know, some gene preferred this with the other. And now we're all living that way. And it could be the same with no matter. That's a moment in the early universe could have gone one way or the other. And now we're living in a matter universe. A lot of big events in the universe could come from random quantum fluctuations in the early moments can have flipped it for everybody else. And we're all living with that..

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"starwood" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

14:10 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"It was, but about the Doobie brothers, the Rolling Stones. And, and that tape was little thin plastic. But this tape was a metal tape to record that data. I remember him taking me to install staying at a client's office. And that was like state of the art cutting edge. I mean it was in the days when he would take me to some of his clients, and they would have these big mainframe computers, and he would type all kinds of codes and stuff onto punchcards feed them into a card, reader press, some buttons, and what would happen bone. These giant printer been star crunching, and crunching and crushing. And when it was all done. There was a big printout with a picture off Snoopy and the red baron just for me. Showing off the power of computer technology. It really has come a long way. I, I mean even though we've been obsessed with shrinking shrinking things making them smaller and smaller and smaller today read a point where everything is basically invisible. And most of what I deal with today's stuff that takes place in the cloud or comes over the internet, and a lot of my practice is focused on helping companies to overcome the threat of cyber terrorism and especially ransomware, one of my proudest accomplishments is my one, one million dollar ransom were guarantee, and as far as I know we're the only company in the whole world to offer its clients protection of two one million dollars against extortion, by hackers some where we can do this, because it's backed by Lloyds of London. The world famous insurance company wrote a special custom policy for any client, I work with protecting them against ransomware. Extortion of to one dollars. Well, Clint must be good of Lloyd's of London is willing to stand behind our million dollar guarantee. Yeah. No kidding. And the guarantees so important, I mean, I, I teach my clients, and I, I teach my customers and like as a as a business person, why would you do business with people who don't guarantee results, and I'm always asking my clients? What is your guarantee that you are providing to your clients, because if you can't guarantee stuff, then what's the point? I want something that I can rely on. So good on you for that. And thank you very much for sharing that story. And I'm looking forward to hearing more as we go through this adventure together, and really appreciate your tech and cyber expertise on a great show of all time. Thank you Clint. Hey will thank you so much, Greg. I really, really loved that, and I'm looking forward to more from you over the next months and years, hopefully next door. I want to tell you guys about Keith urban Keith. Irvine story happened right here in New York City. And this story is about how important it is. For you to be a great customer. See I stay in hotels here. We are, it's June. We're, we're coming up on the halfway. We're, we're like a hundred and fifty something days into the year. I've already stayed in Marriott hotels. More than eighty three nights this year. And because I'm such a frequent guest in Marriott. I'm the highest level. I am a lifetime. Titanium Marriott guest. And I'm also what they call an ambassador level guest, I have my own private ambassador concierge. Her name is Jude and over the years, June. I have become good friends, she's like Stevie nicks in Canada, kind of really, really cool lady. And it took me a long time to get a good one like this ambassador program, the first year I got the ambbassador, she was worthless, then the next year she was worthless. But then I finally got assigned to Jude, and Jude is great. She helps me out with everything and is really a cool person. And it's very valuable perk in one day, Jud calls me up. She goes and this was last year. Like remember last I think it was last year. Keith urban won an award, and I think it was a people's choice award in Las Vegas. And she calls me up, and she goes, hey, what are you going to be doing on, on this date? I think it was like June ninth are you going to be in New York? And I said, yeah, I it looks like I'm going to be in New York. She goes, okay, I can't tell you what it is. But you just need to show up at this place in New York City at this time. Just show up and I go what's going on because I can't tell you what's going on. Just show up. So I tell my wife, okay, what okay alley. We are going to this thing. And I don't know what it is. But Jude says we need to just show up. And it's kind of a party and we should go and we go. So what is it, it turns out to be the party announcing the merger of the Starwood preferred guest, Marriott? Marriott rewards and Ritz Carlton rewards programs together when Marriott just bought Starwood now. Like I've loved Starwood. I, I loved love love Starwood. I've, I've stayed in so many Starwood hotels. It was the greatest hotel chain. And when they announced this merger they did it and they invited all these high level platinum guests to this event the via the event was in this event space downtown. And it was in Tribeca, and I it was like a converted warehouse building with twenty five foot ceilings, and it, it was like a small auditorium, and they started out with open bar. Serving drinks champagne is funny. The day after I went on the today show, I woke up and I said to my wife, you know, I think I'm done drinking. It just came out of the blue. I just stopped drinking alcohol on January first two thousand fourteen I've been sober ever since I quit smoking pot. On December ninth, December fourteen two thousand nine and that's that's another story. I'll tell you later on. So now I've been clean and sober of everything. For more than five years, and ever since then I invited all of these open bar things, you know, and. You know. And here I am. I'm in New York, there's, you know, great Guinness being served in every pub and bar on every street corner in New York City, and I don't get to drink any of it because I'm sober in who would've ever believed that nobody would've ever believed that. But so there, I am at this open bar gala event hosted by Starwood, and which has become married at this point. And they bring out these celebrity chefs to start introducing us to what the food is going to be who's there. Danielle blue is there, my former clients and, you know, he's actually I actually we were at Felipe responded his wedding here in New York City. And Daniel blue actually danced with my wife at Philippe respond his wedding. That's a whole nother story. So anyway, they have these celebrity chefs, presenting the food. What we're gonna eat. We're eating all this, delicious fusion food, yum, yum, yum, and then they go ladies and gentlemen last night you saw. Aw him receiving his people's choice, best artists award in Las Vegas on television. And he's flown in on a private jet. And just got in this morning at four o'clock. Please put your hands together and give warm. New York City, welcome to Mr. Keith urban. Man. I'll tell you what you see the photo on the website. It's me and Keith urban. Okay. Now, I'm I stood with my video camera. And I posted my video on YouTube if you look in the Clinton Arthur YouTube channel on, on YouTube, you'll find that video of that concert, I stood six feet away from Keith urban as he was playing this hour long set, and it was freaking amazing. And I'm there, I'm always wearing a suit and tie, because anytime, I'm not wearing my suit and tie. I regret it all. Invariably always. And I'm there my suit and tie. And I'm you know, I'm like this middle aged white guy, executive guy with a suit and tied shoot video dancing smiling in the front, like right, six feet away from the guy the whole entire show. And when the show is over, I, of course, say, hey, get a quick selfie. I'm the only guy. Who got a selfie oneself? He was taken a that event. You're looking at it on my website. That's the only one that was there. What's the lesson here? The lesson is be a great customer. The reason why I got to go to that show is because I spent a lot of money with Starwood. I go out of my way to stay in Starwood hotels. I am a loyal customer. I am a great customer for Starwood. They do great by me, and I am happy to pay them a lot of money. And when you find a company or a vendor, or a supplier, or some kind of service provider, who does great for you. You should be a great customer. I got these got these, like, unfortunately, like Asian Hagler customer clients, you know, and I and I keep saying to them, halo. Don't negotiate with me. It's not good. Get out of that habit. It's a bad habit to be in. Okay. Be great customer, you get more when you're a better customer. Then if you're a cheap customer, you get special opportunities, you get great things that just come your way because you're a great customer. And if I hadn't been such a great customer for Starwood I wouldn't have this amazing experience with my wife at that party. I wouldn't have that great video me with Keith urban. I wouldn't have this great selfie. I wouldn't have these great story all because I am a great customer, and that involves paying full price that involves buying expensive stuff that involves paying on time or early and not having your credit card. Go bad on, on people. When you have recurring, billing be great customer. Be the person. You know, when you're dealing with people, how do you get? How do you be more do more and have more you got to be more? You got to do more if you wanna have more and being more of a great person is a great thing to help you to get to there. And a lot of that is about money. You know, unfortunately you may be thinking on hopefully you're not. But there, I know there are people out there that are like, well, if I had more money I could be able to spend more money. Well, yeah, I guess, I mean, but which came first the chicken or the sometimes you got to take a leap of faith. I remember when I bought look when I was living on the boat in marina del Rey, one of the things that I did was I, I heard about this guy, Tony Robbins, and I spent the last money on my last credit card to buy Tony Robbins, personal power to tape set. I couldn't like he was one nineteen for the tapes of one thirty nine for the CDs. I couldn't get the CDs because I, I was too poor. I was a taxi driver. So I got the tapes, and you know, in, in those days paying one one nineteen plus shipping that was a stretch. And sometimes you have a stretch to, to make the change and. Really the purpose of a mentor is to stretch you so that you grow because once the rubber bands stretch. It's never the same. It's different. And, and that's what a mentor is going to do for you stretch you to help you to be more so you can do more and have more. And if you got a stretch, sometimes financially well, that is part of your journey, and I'm going to have every week, I'm going to have another one of my super smart expert leaders on this show. Her name is Angela sticker Snyder. She is the CEO of taxonomy STA, and she's known as the Texans star, she's a tax expert, but also really, she's a money and, and prosperity expert for small business owners, and she's gonna be with us each week, sharing her wisdom, and we're going to start her out today. So Angela, thank you so much for being with us here on the show the greatest show of all time. Welcome super excited to be here on this. Great show, you know, being more doing more and having more very often involves money, and I'm so thrilled to have such a money miracle expert with us every week, and I would love it. If you could just tell the people how did you get to be such a miracle maker when it comes to money. Oh, gosh. That is such an amazing question. I love it. I grew up. So poor with my mom and I credit her for where I am today because why didn't grow up? So I wouldn't be here, but I was a dollar very young age so much. So that I really wanted to get out there and make my own money. I rushed through school. I got my bachelor's at nineteen my master's in tax. Yes. I love tax at twenty one but I was still so poor. I remember being so probably with check the electric meter to make sure I could afford the electric dot month. But, you know, things have changed now that I've amassed a little bit more wealth. And money's not really a worry, I have changed. My viewpoint. My viewpoint has gone from scarcity to prosperity, and that's really how I work with my clients, you know, because there is unlimited amount of money in the world. It's really how you see it. How you use it. And your frame of mind route me that's what's enabled me to go from scarcity to prosperity. All right. Well, I could not agree more that it's really all about what's between your ears when it comes to money, and.

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"starwood" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:01 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"This is Bloomberg best. In that we're going to get back to a conversation between David Rubenstein, co founder of the Carlisle group and host of Bloomberg television show, peer to peer conversations and Mary at president and chief executive officer, Arne Sorenson, you had a cyber hack of the Starwood loyalty program. Was it Starwood reservation system reservations? So. Who called who did the hacking? Well, we don't know and probably will never know the we know that somebody was in this Starwood reservation system from when the from before we bought Starwood. So how much will it cost you to fix this hack in your penalties associated with it? We don't know the answer that either it'll end up being a number of quarters of millions of dollars the penalties we don't know yet. Some people speculate that it was people in China who were interested in hacking in you have any comment on that there's been pub- public speculation that is trying to we don't have the expertise to have a clue about them. But you hire somebody to figure it out or you're trying to figure it out now. We could in theory, I suppose, but we're not we're not investigators. What is the most profitable part of the hotel? Well, it would be in the guest room in conference. So of course conference has guest firms too, so there's sort of a tweeter if you will, but the guest room margins are great. Obviously, it depends a little bit of the precise rate in the market that you're in. There's the cost is really housekeeping and the capital costs of buying the materials in that room. The conference businesses could because banqueting is a fairly profitable. It's predictable food and beverage business. Unlike the restaurant business, which is a little harder to predict. All right. So let me ask you about hotels specific the experience because I travel a lot, I'm on a road, maybe two hundred and thirty days a year. I spend a lot of nights in hotels. My experience has been that everywhere I go every hotel, the minibar has the same thing in it. It's Pringles and tobe Laurent now here's the Pringles person the best salesperson the world, why, why are Pringles in every single minibar. What's what is it with Pringles? We figure sooner or later, the government will come out and say, that's a balanced meal. So you wanna be a head of the government. But in truth Pringles are, obviously, the brand brand is known broadly. They're packaged will, you know, they tend to be these cans about this big of brings, but people seem to like it, totally around this. Same are two two bits of sort of ultimate quick comfort food when you're getting in late or you're getting in early think it's operate hotels like Marriott. They say we lose money on the mini bars. But if you look at the prices on many bars, they seem to be hard to lose money onto what, how do you lose money on many. This is the shocking thing we lose money on many buyers, and we lose money on room service and both are expensive. When you compare them to the question by bringing in a grocery store or the crust of mine breakfast at the cafe. How do you lose money on room service? If prices are pretty high. Well, it, it, it, it, it ferries a little bit by market. Of course. In some markets in the world. We still make money on on room service. But if you look in the United States from services higher end hotels, which means in urban markets were labor is quite expensive were often required to have a separate line in the kitchen where that material is going to be done. Yeah, it's going to be delivered. You've got you know, all the things that are associated with that service. And it just it's an expensive proposition when people check into a hotel, check in hotels and say, here's my credit card. They want my idea these days. Okay. Then when I check out they want my credit card again. Why didn't they my credit card after I checked in the day before? And they wanted they needed again. Well, they shouldn't be that unless there's something deeply suspicious about, you could be the case committee advice would be don't check out..

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"starwood" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:03 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Brokers studio. This is Bloomberg best. And now we're going to get back to a conversation between David Rubenstein, co founder of the Carlisle group and host of Bloomberg television show, peer to peer conversations and Mary at president and chief executive officer, Arne Sorenson, cyber hack of the Starwood loyalty program. Was it Starwood reservation system reservations? So. Who caught who did the hacking? Well, we don't know and probably will never know the we know that somebody was in this Starwood reservation system from when the from before we bought Starwood. So how much will it cost you to fix this hack in your penalties associated with it? We don't know the answer to that, either. It'll end up being a number of quarters of millions of dollars the penalties we don't know yet. Some people speculate that it was people in China who were interested in hacking in you have any comment on that there's been public public speculation. That is China. We don't have the expertise to have a clue about them, but you hired somebody to figure it out or trying to figure it out. Now. We could in theory, I suppose, but we're not we're not investigators. What is the most profitable part of the hotel? Well, it would be in the guest room in conference. So of course, conference has guest from too, so there's sort of a tweeter if you will, but the guest for margins are great, you know, obviously, it depends a little bit on the precise rate in, in the market that you're in. There's the cost is really housekeeping and the capital costs of buying the materials in that room, the conference, businesses good, because banqueting is a fairly profitable. It's predictable food and beverage business. Unlike the restaurant business, which is a little harder to predict. All right. So let me ask you about hotels Pacific, and experience because I travel a lot I'm on a road, maybe two hundred and thirty days a year. And I spend a lot of nights in hotels. My experience has been that everywhere I go every hotel, the minibar has the same thing in it. It's Pringles and towbar on now. Now is the Pringles person the best salesperson the world, why is prior Pringles in every single minibar. What, what's what is it with Pringles? We figure sooner or later, the government will come out and say that's a balanced meal, so you wanna be a head of the government. But in truth Pringles are, obviously, the brand brand is known broadly. They're packaged will, you know, the they tend to be these cans about this big of wrinkles, but people seem to like it and, and topa around the same. These are two two bits of sort of ultimate quick comfort food when you're getting late or you get it in early think people operate hotels like Mary, they say we lose money on the mini bars. But if you look at the prices on many bars, they seem to be hard to lose money onto what, how do you lose money on many this, this is the shocking thing we lose money on many bars, and we lose money on room service and both are expensive. When you compare them to the question. Brings in a grocery store or the cost of buying breakfast at the cafe. How do you lose money on room service? If prices are pretty high, well, it, it, it, it, it ferries a little bit by market. Of course. In some markets in the world. We still make money on on room service. But if you look in the United States from service is higher end hotels, which means it's in urban markets were labor is quite expensive were often required to have a separate line in the kitchen where that material is going to be done. It's going to be delivered. You've got you know, all the things that are associated with that service. And it just it's an expensive represent people. Check into a hotel. I check in hotels and say, here's my credit card. They want my ID these days. Okay, then when I check out they want my credit card again. Why do you think in my credit card after I checked in the day before and they wanted they needed again? Well, they shouldn't be that unless there's something deeply suspicious about you. That could be the case committee advice would be don't check out just.

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Ask the Points Guy for best deals on credit cards

Talking Tech

05:20 min | 2 years ago

Ask the Points Guy for best deals on credit cards

"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple. And smart that place is ZipRecruiter. Where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. So we all wonder about some of these amazing deals with some of the new credit cards, and Sarah Silbert who is senior editor at the point sky specializes in a lot of these new cards from chase and American Express and other companies. She looks at all them to figure out who has the best deals. Sarah is with us here on talking tech. Hi, sarah. Hi fi here. Thanks for having me. Let's start with some of these deals. Sounds so incredible one hundred thousand miles sixty thousand miles eighty thousand miles to sign up from some of the new cards where should people start with making the decision? Yeah. Obviously can get extremely overwhelming looking at all these offers that why you always say it's like it's think about what you want to get out of mile. What are your travel resemble? If you want to travel Europe, looking at a carpet earned south West Point is not going to be your best option because they don't travel. So it's really all about looking at what you actually want to do with your travel rewards. And then picking the car that help you accomplish those goals. Okay. So there's a new Mariette bun vay card, which is offering one hundred thousand miles through April twenty fourth. I believe it's conveyed cost a the charges ninety five dollars in you have to spend five thousand dollars within a three month period to get your hundred thousand miles. I'd like to go to Japan to free tickets. There you go. Now, what did I miss on that one? Route. Yes. So the Marriott bombo boundless card. That's from chase. That is offering one hundred thousand points, what he needs to know there is that your own earning Marriott points, which if you re with Mary, I you can obviously book hotels within the combined Marriott, and Starwood brand you can also transfer them to various airlines could very well. Use that bonus to buy tickets or get Sma ward flights to Japan. Obviously, there's a little more work involved. If you're looking at transferring the points over to airline partners and looking at those different award charts, but Marriott points are very flexible. You have a lot of options in this great that you mentioned that. And they has now is a great time to sign up for that part. If it is interesting to you because you have opportunity to earn that elevated sign up on seven hundred thousand so many people have written d- the chase. Sapphire card was actually the best card. They were giving. One hundred thousand I think it's now's fifty or sixty thousand and but you have to pay four hundred fifty dollars a year to get it though, they pay some of that money back. Now, are you saying that a card like that will be more flexible on what airline you wanna fly on? Rip the cards take fire preserve and AmEx card. Like, the AmEx platinum you're able to redeem your points directly through to issue. So you don't necessarily have to transfer them to an airline or a hotel. But you have those options that by reserve like you mentioned it's currently offering a fifty thousand points nine opponents after spending four thousand dollars and check out the points guy for the latest reviews of credit cards, Sarah Silbert, reviews them, all and has them in her purse, right? Yeah. My birth my wallet. My my thoughts are mix. Okay. You can find Sarah's work at the point sky dot com. Right. Exactly. And if they want to read you on Twitter or anywhere else where how can they find your socially? I am parents Robert affair with an eight on fritter and on Instagram. All right. Sarah. Thanks so much for doing talking tech with us. I'm Jefferson Graham, thanks for listening to this show. You can find me on Twitter at Jefferson Graham, please subscribe to talking tech wherever you listen to online audio and I'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world attack. Hiring used to be hard. It was and still is one of the biggest challenges businesses face before it meant dealing with endless stacks of resumes flipping through them. And hoping the perfect candidate would jump out at you and the manual review process wasn't any easier. But in today's high tech world hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash tech, talk with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find the most qualified contenders for your job. And actively invites them to apply. 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"starwood" Discussed on Inside the Spa Business | Spa

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on Inside the Spa Business | Spa

"With the marriage bond. Voi- loyalty system, we had dinner at the local Meridian hotel, which of course, used to be part of Starwood. And now as part of merit and in the old system, we were able to when we paid for a meal, we're able to get a discount depending on which credit card. We used that have various deals with various banks and credit cards, and we would all also then be able to get RSP g points loyalty points, which was on the style would. But now apparently under the new system, we have to make a choice, we can either get a discount based on credit card all we can get our award points with bond. Void reward program. We can't get both. And to me what they're doing is. They're showing throwing down the gauntlet away and issuing ultimatum to say either you're loyal to us or you take the discount with your credit card company. And I think that's a dangerous play to be perfectly honest. Because of course, what we did. We chose. The discount because that's something you can use right? Then right there on now. Whereas the loyalty system, while of course, you have to cumulate your points. And then you've got to decide what you want to spend it on. And so I think it's an interesting conversation about whether that's just giving the customer more Joyce, or whether it's really issuing them and ultimate him saying be loyal to me, not to your bank's, not your credit card and not discount. And I think they're doing the later. I think they're actually saying this is an ultimatum choose us. And I personally think it's the wrong choice. Because like we did last night. I think most people are going to choose money now instead of maybe some reward or gift later on what do you think let me know already? That's you

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Choice vs Ultimatum

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

01:34 min | 2 years ago

Choice vs Ultimatum

"With the marriage bond. Voi- loyalty system, we had dinner at the local Meridian hotel, which of course, used to be part of Starwood. And now as part of merit and in the old system, we were able to when we paid for a meal, we're able to get a discount depending on which credit card. We used that have various deals with various banks and credit cards, and we would all also then be able to get RSP g points loyalty points, which was on the style would. But now apparently under the new system, we have to make a choice, we can either get a discount based on credit card all we can get our award points with bond. Void reward program. We can't get both. And to me what they're doing is. They're showing throwing down the gauntlet away and issuing ultimatum to say either you're loyal to us or you take the discount with your credit card company. And I think that's a dangerous play to be perfectly honest. Because of course, what we did. We chose. The discount because that's something you can use right? Then right there on now. Whereas the loyalty system, while of course, you have to cumulate your points. And then you've got to decide what you want to spend it on. And so I think it's an interesting conversation about whether that's just giving the customer more Joyce, or whether it's really issuing them and ultimate him saying be loyal to me, not to your bank's, not your credit card and not discount. And I think they're doing the later. I think they're actually saying this is an ultimatum choose us. And I personally think it's the wrong choice. Because like we did last night. I think most people are going to choose money now instead of maybe some reward or gift later on what do you think let me know already? That's you

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"starwood" Discussed on Security Now

Security Now

05:54 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on Security Now

"Week the forensic firms investigation uncovered mala wear on the Starwood IT systems Sorenson testified that quote, the investigators uncovered a remote access Trojan, a rat of he writes in his testimony of form of malware that allows an attacker to covertly access surveillance and even gained control over a computer. He says I was an notified of the ongoing investigation that day and our board was notified the following day. Significant forensic work was required to reveal the full scope of the attack. And despite the rats presence on the Starwood IT system at that point. There was still no evidence that unauthorized parties had. Actually accessed customer data from star woods guest reservation database, but the investigation continued one month later in October the forensic firm discovered. Mimi cats, a well known penetration testing tool which searches a devices memory for user, names and passwords in ram. Wow. The tool was most likely used to help attackers acquire passwords for other Starwood systems to help them move laterally to other parts of the IT network. Still however attackers found no direct evidence that attackers had access customer data. They knew they'd had a bad infiltration, but they didn't have actual proof a month after that the hack turned from probably bad to definitely bad. When in November investigators discovered that the hackers had been active on star woods IT network since July of twenty fourteen this meant that a long term long term persistent attack had been underway for more than two years without ever being detected. And this meant that the forensics firm had to dig through years of. Logs still. There was no actual evidence of attackers accessing customer data in mid-november that evidence was finally found. Sorensen's statement reads on November third thirteenth are investigators discovered evidence that to compressed encrypted files had been deleted from a device that they were examining the files were encrypted, and the actual content was unknown. There was also evidence to suggest that those two files had potentially been removed from the Starwood network. Six days later on November nineteenth twenty eighteen investigators were able to decrypt the files and found that one contained an export of a table from the Starwood guest reservation database. Containing guests data while the other contained an export of a table. Holding passport information, the hotel chain, then notified authorities and went public with its data breach disclosure on November thirtieth revealing a breach that impacted around five hundred million customers, according to Sorensen's testimony and an update on the Starwood breach. Notification website the latest stats surrounding the m- the Marriott breach which have been updated several times as more was learned are three hundred and eighty three million guests records were involved eighteen and a half million encrypted passport numbers. Five point two. Five million encrypted passport numbers? Six hundred sixty three thousand from the US nine point one million encrypted payment card numbers three hundred eighty five thousand card numbers that were still valid at the time of the breach. Sorenson stated that investigative efforts have yet to uncover evidence to suggest that attackers gained access to the encryption key used to encrypt the nine point one million payment card numbers. But that also presumes that they were probably able to get the the keys required to decrypt the other content. So it's likely that some Starwood employee somewhere. Fell victim to a fishing attack which allowed some someone or something malicious to get into well, someone at something and someone militia to get into their machine. That might have been a remote access Trojan that phoned home to report its success, and then gave some remote attacker visibility into that machine. From there, the attacker likely perused, the connected network and may have move laterally to other machines by downloading and installing and running Mimi cats in various machines best Joel vestige vestigial credentials, could then have been recovered from ram and used to further penetrate, the organization's network servers and services..

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Ceo Arne Sorenson, Starwood And Senate discussed on Jim Bohannon

Jim Bohannon

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

Ceo Arne Sorenson, Starwood And Senate discussed on Jim Bohannon

"Last November Marietta announced one of the largest data breaches in history. Just yesterday the hotel chain CEO faced tough questions from a Senate panel looking at the causes of data breaches on how to stop them. Karen Kafer has details from Washington companies two of the largest data breaches in history to all of our guests. I sincerely apologize Marriott. Ceo Arne Sorenson testifying before a Senate subcommittee about a massive breach. Of the Starwood reservation system announced by the hotel chain. Last November Marriott completed an acquisition of Starwood in two thousand sixteen Sorenson. Now says information from up to three hundred eighty three million guests was compromised, including passport and credit card numbers. We have shared everything we have with the FBI, including the the addresses used in the mail where tools used in the system. So that they can do that kind of investigation. We simply didn't

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"starwood" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

12:56 min | 2 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"We are global hospitality company conducting operations in fifty of the United States in a hundred thirty countries and territories throughout that time. We have built our reputation by putting people first in focusing on the care of our guests as a company that prides itself on taking care of people. We recognize the gravity of this criminal attack on the Starwood guest reservation database, and our responsibility for protecting data concerning our guests to all of our guests. I sincerely apologize. We are working hard every day to rebuild your confidence in us. Because this incident involved a Starwood database. Let me provide some background on the merger of Mary was Starwood. Variant signed a merger agreement with Starwood in November twenty fifteen and closed. The transaction in September twenty sixteen between these two events. We obtained information about starrewards network and conducted an assessment on integrating the two systems. Although this inquiry was legally and practically limited by the fact that until the merger closed, Starwood remain, direct competitor. We made the decision to retain Mary's reservation system as the central system for the combined group of hotels into retire Starwood system, migrating olive star which twelve hundred seventy hotels onto myriads reservation system, while avoiding disruption of the reservation process was a significant undertook taking that took us about two years. We made additional investments to enhance security of the system. Well, it was operating. Following discovery of the incident. We accelerated retirement of star woods reservation system. And as of December eighteen twenty eighteen are no longer using the Starwood guess reservation database to conduct business or operations until our investigation of the incident announced on November thirty we were unaware that the Starwood guess reservation database had been infiltrated vine attacker. Our investigation was initiated following an alert on September seven twenty eight team from a cybersecurity tool in response or IT team swiftly implemented containment measures. We retained industry experts to conduct a for incident investigation and deploy additional defences unraveling the scope of the attack required extensive forensic work by experts. We also contacted the FBI which continues its investigation as our investigation unfolded. We learned that the intruder had been in the Starwood system since twenty four team on November. Nineteen of two thousand eighteen we determined that. The intruder had accessed files containing personal information of guests who had made reservations at Starwood properties. We believe that the upper limit for the total number of guests records involved in. This incident is approximately three hundred eighty three million portion of the opening statement by Arne Sorenson, the CEO of married international committee chair Rob Portman as you heard just a moment ago noting that Starwood discover them all wear back in November of two thousand fifteen before Mary purchased. It starrewards. Said at the time that it did not impact. It's guest reservation database, also testifying Mark Magor. He is the CEO of equifax and this line of questioning from Senator Portman. Mister bugler. You were. In your testimony, pretty confident that they were doing the right things by saying that the program also leverage strong administrative and technical safeguards and was subject to regular ongoing review through external and internal assessment. And there is a third concern that I have that. I think we need to raise this morning and be sure that we're aware of a lack of follow up relate to to an audit. That was done. There was two thousand fifteen audit of the security of your system if found over eighty five hundred known critical high or medium vulnerabilities on equifax systems. So here's an audit discovers these abilities. These abilities had not been patched when the breach occurred and many were over ninety days old copy that audit. Is there with you on the witness table? Headed for you ought to look at this morning. I'm gonna ask that that twenty fifteen hundred made part of the record without objection. So my question for you is how does a company that at that time as you indicated place too, high priority on cybersecurity allow eighty five hundred vulnerabilities to exist. On patched on it systems. And of course, my follow up is since you've become CEO, and you stepped in aggressively tried to address these issues. Have you addressed these patching vulnerabilities on equifax it systems? How did it how how could that have happened? And then what has been done? Thank you, Senator as you point out. I wasn't there. I spent quite a bit of time looking at the past. I'm a big believer that we want to learn from mistakes and learn from things that weren't going as well as they could be I've tried to be quite clear, and I will be clear right now that there's no question what we did in the past. We can do a lot better today and tomorrow, and we already have we've made massive changes in our security protocols. Our infrastructure the involvement in the organization is I mentioned earlier we've brought in really top talent it starts with people leading these organizations. I think the Senator may know that the so reports directly to me Jimmy L does Farsi also has a line into the board to our technology committee, which is a best practice in. In many companies, and we've added doubled the size of his team with regards to your specific question around audits and patch management. We've also doubled the size of our audit team, and is a new element that we've added IT or cyber experts is a part of our internal audit team, historically, those were just financial resources. Now, we have experienced technologists our security people in our independent audit team. They're doing some of that work the equifax at today's Senate homeland subcommittee hearing focusing on data breaches congressional Democrats unveiling legislation this week to restore federal net neutrality rules on the internet. We'll get some background on all of this. And would have potentially means with Brian Fung of the Washington Post. But I from yesterday's news conference house speaker Nancy Pelosi. A full eighty six percent of Americans opposed. The Trump assault on net neutrality, including eighty two percent of Republicans. That's hopeful with the internet acts Democrats are honoring the will of the people and restoring the protections that do this stop unjust discriminatory practices by ISP's that tried to throttle. The public's browsing speed block your internet access and increase your costs. This is about freedom. It's about cost giving entrepreneurs and small businesses a level playing field and ensuring American innovation can continue to be the envy of the world this legislation. Also brings the power of the internet to every corner of the country from rolling Erica. To our cities. We must close the urban rural digital divide guaranteeing better cheaper internet. So that we can create jobs and unless unlock the economic potential for all with more on the issue of net neutrality. We're joined on the phone with Brian Fung covers business and technology for the Washington Post. What is the objective of speaker Pelosi and congressional Democrats? What's their aim? According to the text of the Bill, the legislation that's being put forward by house and Senate Democrats would essentially rolled back the SEC's decision to repeal the twenty fifteen that neutrality rules and reinstate the old rules as they stood when they were first approved in two thousand fifteen that would basically mean that internet providers would be forced not to block or slow down or speed up websites and absence services according to their their win. Sort of restore the status quo ante so to speak. You've talked about this so often on C Span's, the communicators, but explain that neutrality and its impact on providers like AT and T and Verizon short so net neutrality is essentially at idea about fairness on the internet. It's an argument that internet providers shouldn't be allowed to manipulate your internet traffic, or what you see on the internet and the internet industry that the broadband industry has opposed efforts to enshrine those rules into regulation. Or those principles into regulation. That they say would harm innovation and would prevent them from investing or upgrading their networks to be better and faster. Now, the public those who support the SEC's rules say these regulations Representative light, oh, consumer protection and would present internet providers from essentially determining what individual users like you. Or I would be able to see online at the request of the Trump White House. Specifically, what did the FCC do in two thousand seventeen the FCC voted to repeal? The SEC is net neutrality regulations that affect took adversary that took effect the following year in twenty eighteen and now they're currently at no rules on the books meeting. Internet providers are free to block or throttle so long as they disclosed that fact. Somewhere on their websites or to the SEC itself. And you also point out in your piece, which by the way is available at Washington Post dot com that there is a federal court case, pending. Can you explain that? Yes. So even as this legislation has been a bell. And there's a conversation about taking place on on Capitol Hill. The advocates for these rules have taken the SEC's repeal decision to quit on trying to get a three judge panel to overturn that decision. Making arguments that for example, the SEC fail to account for public safety officials in making their their rules, arguing that the ruled are go beyond the SEC's authority. That was granted to it by congress. And so on. We're expecting a ruling in case sometime this summer, and you know, depending on how it turns out we could be set up for more, litigation or could change the balance of the debate in congress. And finally, do you have a sense of how much support there is for this in the Senate that's unclear and that's currently because the two sides are so far apart on substance. Even though we have proposed legislation from both Republicans and Democrats. Chambers. We have the text of the legislation is very different. On the one hand Democrats are insisting that any legislation would have to preserve the SEC's authority to write regulations for internet providers on the other hand, you have Republican bills that, you know, largely say. Would would enshrine current net neutrality principles into law, but would likely restrict the SEC for being able to promulgate new regulations on internet providers down the road? And that's the service current source of major contention between the two parties Brian Fung. We thank you as always for explaining this in such clear and concise terms technology reporter for the Washington Post. We appreciate it. My pleasure. The forecast of a potential economic slowdown. The Dow slid two hundred points today, the S and P was off by twenty two and a half. The NASDAQ fell eighty four Americans net worth declined last year. That's based on new numbers released today by the Federal Reserve net worth dropping to one hundred four point three trillion dollars in two thousand eighteen is the year came to an end a decrease of just over three and a half trillion dollars. And this headline from the Wall Street Journal Philadelphia is the first city to ban cashless stores the journal reporting, it it is putting the city at the forefront of a debate that is pitting retail innovation against lawmakers. Trying to protect all citizens, including mom and pop stores and access to the marketplace. More details at wsJcom, you're listening to Washington today. Here's some of the live programming for Friday on C span radio at nine AM eastern. The.

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"starwood" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show

The Steve Deace Show

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show

"A lot of you have identity theft protection. And that is good particularly in this day and age. So when you hear a story like what happened right before Christmas Marriott corporation through? Their Starwood hotel line was breached, their data was breached five hundred million identities, stolen, you read something like that. And you're like, a I've been through this before my identity theft is on it some tries to penetrate, my checking account, etc. Good. But what if they use the information they took from there? And instead went after some of your secondary level identity in investments that your identity theft doesn't protect for example, your own home. Well, how could they do that? You might ask. Well. Back in the day. It was really hard to just kind of pill for the deed or the title the somebody's home because they it'd be actual paper. There, you know, yet to show photo ID, but that's racist. Now, and you'd have to go down like physically the county recorder's office or the county assessors office nowadays all that stuff online, which is cool. It makes it more accessible for us to access our own information. But it does mean when our information is stolen. Maybe they can't steal your identity. They can take your identification information that they've obtained through thefts like this and use it to pretend they're you. How would that work? Well, they might now have a checking account number. They might have the last four digits of a social security number a middle initial a made name the kinds of things that you enter in as hey, this is my my secondary proof of who. I am when I go and do blink. And then they go. Now, they go to your county assessor site. I kind of recorder site enter that. Information in and for just signature, and it makes it easier for them to pretend they're you. And then you might be like, well, if they want my home, they can have. And I you know, I can't afford the mortgage now Ohno they're gonna do is liquidate that equity so that your most invest, your most valuable investment that most Americans will ever have no longer.

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"starwood" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on KTOK

"Free printing with eco-tank. Never binding carcass. Again, did you did you get to hear the phone call because that would be fun to hear somebody impersonating? You. No, I didn't. But I sometimes think about calling him announcing them to play it for me. I been so busy figuring out last as in all the man. So I did let me recap so Mara for some reason. Some gotta got the idea. She should check her online. Brokerage catch you hadn't done in a while. And they said or your password changed yesterday you called in. In fact, you asked for all the paperwork to transfer your money out. Fortunately, you called them. I mean, had you, you know, did you not get an Email from them saying this had happened? Usually, that's what happened to me. They told me that the call came from my number and that they sent a letter to my Email address. And I never got it. And this is basically why unquote adds a cause for concern your numbers easy. It's easy to spoof your number. I can spoof your number right now. If I know it, by the way, this is the worst kind of attack because this is a targeted attack at you. They know about you see most tacking most malware is a, you know, a will cast a wide net. But somebody probably from one of these breaches that I was talking about earlier on the show. Got some critical information about you. Maybe you were Marriott Starwood member. And remember that big Marriott hack that half a billion accounts got out. We'll had name address phone. Oh number. Maybe they didn't know who your brokerage was. But they called around till they found the one that was right. And they had you know, they spoofed your number. So that's by the way, if the brokerages using that to verify you that's terrible. Get a new brokerage. They should do a lot more than that. Care about security measures that I thought I got I checked everything else, and it didn't appear that I they had done anything else me on my computer, Bank, or whatever, you know. They got the goal. They got the gold mine. Who cares? What else they got the money? But Leo, here's the main reason, I'm calling you know, you can explain, but I ask them how they finally verified and allowed this person to do this. They said we gave him poor multiple choice questions that were taken from public records. I think we've all had these questions that are sort of like, which these banks did you have a mortgage with eight years ago or what would? Yeah. They use. They use your credit report for that. So how they that's how they got it so answered every question correctly. And that's the thing that I just can't understand. Yeah. That's how they got it. So whoever did this to you got information about you, probably got your social. And what they asked for. They went to this was a bit of a project. But they knew there was there was a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow..

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"starwood" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

07:20 min | 3 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"You don't have to worry about seat allocations or hotel availability. Redeem points or anything like that. And by the way, the hotel tie in cards that have pretty significant to giant annual fees. The airlines now is airline sorry, the hotel chains. Now, they've consolidated particularly you think about Marriott and Starwood merging. Starwood being taken over by Marriott. The value of the hotel. Stay points has greatly shrunk. And so paying a big annual fee for a hotel card is generally, not a wise choice either. Think about the cash alternative and remember with cash nobody tells you when you can use it, and no one suddenly decides that your cash is worth less, but hotels and airlines. They do that stuff. All the time. Sean is with us on the Clark Howard show. How can I be service to you today? Well, I've got a couple of questions for you. The first is we have successfully attacks most of our debt, and we're trying to set up an emergency funds. Is great. We've been putting some money aside. But I'm also starting to think ahead for about a couple of kids, and we're gonna be starting college soon that four years, but I know that when you fill out a fast. You get penalized for having a savings account. They expect you to use a good percentage of that to pay for college. Is there any place that I can put my money not get as penalized? Absolutely. If you were to do what's known as a five twenty nine plan, you eliminate the level of hit that you have for you having resources in a very small percent is calculated out of that five twenty nine is being your resources, but it's tax free way for you to build up money for college for your kids. And then you spend the money tax free as well. And in many states, there's actually a tax benefit where you get a tax deduction when you contribute money into a five twenty nine what state do you live in? I'm in California. We know California today has the distinction of having one of the very best five twenty nine plans in America. And have you ever heard of it? It's called the scholar share college savings plan. I have not it's very very good very easy to set up an account the way it works. Is you own the account, and you said you have two kids? Correct. So you would set up an account for each child you open the account, and then you can add to it as you wish. The reason California's plan is so good. And it's even one that I recommend is one of the plans to what get if your own state plan is in a good one. Is that California charges extremely low expenses? So it works very very well for you. The way these plans operate is whatever money you put in if it's used for college to referred to as eligible college expenses. Sean, everything you earn from when you start putting money in for your kids till the money is spent is used for college tax free, and you know, in California with very high income tax rates, and then federal income tax tax free is wonderful. It effectively means you have a lot more money for them. But how does that affect my emergency fund? Okay. So it's a whole different thing than having an emergency fund. You said three things to me. And I got lost in the weeds on them. If I recall, you said, you have successfully attacked debt you pretty much wiped it out. Now, it's time to have some breathing space in your life and have a rainy day account. And by the way, you have kids that are getting any younger, and you got to pay for their college. You don't wanna save money in a rainy day account? And have it affect their ability to qualify for financial aid for college. Right. So you got a lot of things working together at the same time. So when money is in your name when you look at how colleges calculate how it affects your kids eligible for financial aid. They expect you to spend roughly five six percent of what five to six percent of what you have in cash for your kids college. The other ninety five percent approximately is yours to keep. So you can have money in a rainy day account. And most of it will not being looked at with greedy is by a college. So you can do your rainy day and put it in a simple online savings account. And the money is available to you typically on two days notice. And that's where I currently at it. Okay. So you're doing the rainy day thing, right? But the other half of what you alluded to the kids college the five twenty nine. Where is it? My understanding that when applying for the fast, and they look at student asset expect a much much much higher percentage of contribution. Right. They clobber you for any money in a kid's name when a kid is going to college. They expect that money that the only purpose of it really is to pay directly for that college experience. So that's why we're the five twenty nine account. You never have the kids own it you own it with your each of your children in the two accounts as beneficiary, and then it's treated as a parental asset. Not a kids asset. Okay. So that leads me to my second major question. What's that? My twelve year old wants to open an investment account. And I need a place for him to do it. So now, my fallback is Charles Schwab that will allow him to open an investment account with a one hundred dollar minimum deposit, and then everything available in the investment world owning individual stocks. Owning funds owning exchange traded funds all available to him to manage in that account as long as he's got a million dollars hundred dollars to open it. He's good to go. And Charles Schwab is a fantastic company. He'll be able to do pretty much everything online with them buying selling. Tracking is investments learning about them studying reading if he does funds reading how the fund works, and they.

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Man placed victim in bathtub with alligator in extortion attempt, Connecticut police say

27 Hour News

00:41 sec | 3 years ago

Man placed victim in bathtub with alligator in extortion attempt, Connecticut police say

"Was demanding eight hundred dollars police say she received a photograph of him face down in a bathtub with an open mouth alligator on top of him Garcia was later arrested at a Shelton hotel. He faces up to one year in prison. Last year's data breach involving Marriott owned hotels. Those led a group of class action law firms to file a lawsuit over the hack. The daily record reports Marriott International, inC is being sued by one hundred seventy six plaintiffs from all fifty states the district of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in federal court. The chain confirmed last year hackers compiled stolen data from reservation systems used by Starwood hotels and

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"starwood" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"In the latest blow for the star executives charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting is income by about forty four million US dollars over five years through two thousand fifteen gone Greg Kelly, another Nissan executive and Nissan as a legal entity were charged with additional under reporting of income from two thousand fifteen through fiscal two thousand seventeen guns. Lewis requests gonna be granted. Release on bail. Kellyanne Nissan were not charged with breach of trust. I'm serious shaklee, Macedonia. Lawmakers approved constitutional changes to rename the country north Macedonia for the agreement to come into effect. Greece's parliament must now convene in the coming weeks to ratify breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com. Google looking into building a six hundred million dollar data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms. Cindy, apple is based XL energy disclose the data centre project in a regulatory filing the Google facility proposed in Becker with Mark one of the largest private construction projects in recent state history out of the proposed agreement. Excel so Google land for the facility and provide electricity servants the project would create about fifty full-time techjobs while Agnew reporting. A group of class action law firms has filed the largest today's lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott, data breach Marriott international is being sued by one hundred seventy six plaintiffs from all fifty states the district of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. They after they confirmed late last year that hackers compiled stolen data from reservation systems used by Starwood hotels and resorts worldwide more on these stories at townhall dot com. I'm Rhonda roster. This is Bob Sadiq. Bob's eight show with a libertarian minute. Trump's recently enacted tax reform drastically reduced the deductability of home mortgage interest and state income in real estate taxes, severely hurting, middle income tax payers in high tax states, such as California and New York, a targeted tax increase for a large population of blue staters is this good policy. I think so before the new law was passed the country subsidize those states high taxes Festa ministering the incentive for those taxpayers to oppose their states profligate state spending about forty percent of those states taxes are effectively paid by the rest of the country. Once these tax feel the true cost of that state. Spending voting will be on a more informed basis. Phil have three choices move continue to pay higher federal taxes or vote. The bums out. Let's see which they choose for more. Libertarian ideas without attitude. Go to libertarian minute dot com. Listen. Here. Eight AM every Sunday. Dr Sebastian Gorka,.

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Apple: Time to Think Very Different?

WSJ Tech News Briefing

06:50 min | 3 years ago

Apple: Time to Think Very Different?

"The. This is tech news briefing im Tanya Bustos reporting from the newsroom in New York coming up after a headline making week about these state of the iphone. It's staying power. A look get why apple might need to think very differently in the future. The journal writes that defending its profit margins may now be coming at a significant cost to it's no longer the world's most valuable company heard on the streets. Dan Gallagher is back with dose of harsh reality. Or at least a case for why it's time to think very differently moving forward. Is it a turning point for apple? We'll talk about it after these tech headlines. Marietta. International said fewer customers were affected in a massive data breach. That initially feared, but confirmed that hackers had compromised, the passport numbers of millions of people in what security analysts have described as a potential foreign intelligence gold mine, the hotel chain said a total of about three hundred eighty million records was the upper limit for the record potentially compromised in the incident Marriott disclosed in November that the hack in the reservation database for its Starwood properties may have exposed the personal information of up to five hundred billion guests, the F B I is leading an investigation into the Marriott hack. US officials familiar with the probe of said, they increasingly view China as leading suspect in the breach. Basing this off of forensic clues and Beijing's history of pilfering large American data sets for intelligence purposes. The company gave no further guidance on who may have been behind the hack. And privacy minded, Germany, a massive leak strikes the political class. The Wall Street Journal's Ruth bender reports from Berlin that German authorities are investigating the leak of private data belonging to hundreds of politicians in one of the country's largest cyber leaks. The league affected Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to German authorities the country has among the toughest privacy legislation in the world and has experienced repeated attacks in the past including a vast theft targeting lawmakers in twenty fifteen which thirty since blamed on Russia. Facebook begins the new year in fixer upper mode, and the journal reports at the top of the twenty nineteen to do list is to find a balance between its deeply-held drive for growth, and it's heightened commitment to improving safety across its many platforms. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post late last week that fixing the company was quote more than a one year challenge and per tradition. Mr. Zuckerberg is expected to announce his specific annual goals later this month coming up why it's time for apple to think very differently. What a new era means for the fate of the iphone? Last week slowing iphone sales triggered a nearly unprecedented. Warning from apple about lower than expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter the world became very concerned. No one more than Wall Street and now that the dust to settle let's talk about what apple does moving forward heard on the streets. Dan Gallagher has a couple of ideas. And he joins us to talk about these state of apple and how it sees itself out of challenging times Dan joins us now via Skype from San Francisco ident- rear so keyword that keeps popping up in this conversation about apple is China. So bottom line, if you could is I'm sure you've been doing a lot since Applebrook this news. Explain why things didn't exactly go right in China for apple and how we kinda landed here. Well, I think you know, based on I went the company said has gone that, you know, seems a traffic into retail stores is down. You know, the Chinese economy is going through Shen contraction. Nhs. Apple's devices are among them are are the boasts expensive smartphones by a long shot over there. So obviously a slowing economy, you know, expensive products tend to not sell as well, they also team hinted that the trade war. I mean, they didn't hit. They actually said the trade war was having an impact it's not clear that means, you know, the train war is kind of hurting Chinese customers. They have less money to spend. They also seem to hit that there would say some of those customers may have been may be going to Chinese phones for kind of patriotic reasons, we don't get the sense that is a a major factor, you know, but you know, eventually the Chinese smartphone market overall. It's been going through some contractions anyway because apple is kind of at the top end of that in price. I think they're feeling the brunt of and bottom line something's got to change. And that's what you write about. Basically how apple has two little bit differently. So as far as an approach to fixing the China situation. What what's being said, you know, the people that talk. About this the analysts that you speak to how do people think that this needs to get resolved? Well, a lot of the analysts covering apple are still very optimistic about the, you know, realize the iphone is slowing business in a mature market in a lot of analysts were really optimistic that the company's services or the growth engine of the future for the company. And that's that includes things like app store and apple music and all kinds of things in there. But you know, my problem without view is that the iphone businesses is so large still more two-thirds the company's revenue that even with some really optimistic growth prospects services. Not is not going to be really big enough to offset even in the next three years. And that's and that's if things go really well for that business. So it's from I think apple needs to consider kind of different approaches to its business. Among them might be the kind of rethink this whole pricing strategy. They've been doing over the last couple of years where they're raising the prices on their phones. Because they have apples long had the best margins in the business in they liked to protect those. But I think trying to try to protect them starting to cost the company and speaking to that the ones trillion dollar company, certainly took a hit, you know, just judging by last week's market happenings. How big was this of a hit for apple? Apple shares went down ten percent just on that warning. But they were down. I think about twenty seven percent already between since they reported their last range report on November first up before the warning that they gave that they gave all in the damage they've lost. I think a little over a third of their market value. Now, you know, and in just a more numbers they were valued at over the market value was over trillion dollars when they last reported their earnings it's now in the mid six hundred in the mid six hundred billions in relatively speaking. They've gone from being the most valuable company in the world to now they are ranking. Fourth behind Microsoft, Amazon and alphabet, which is Google's parent certainly puts it into perspective. Dan gallagher. Thanks, so much pleasure. For more head to wsJcom. That's it for the tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in New York. Thanks for listening.

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"starwood" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

02:57 min | 3 years ago

"starwood" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Trump with the very grim assessment of the partial government shutdown, but the president gave a more positive outlook CBS news White House. Correspondent Steven Portnoy has the story the top congressional Democrats say they insisted the president allow the government to open now while the negotiations continue Senator Chuck Schumer says Mr. Trump resisted, he said he'd keep the government closed for a very long period of time months or even years, the president confirmed that quote at a news conference, but he also expressed optimism that a deal could soon be reached. I think it's going to be over with sooner than people think that's it. He's not backing off his demand for a border wall. I will do whatever we have to do. Mr. Trump says talks will continue this weekend. Steven Portnoy, CBS news, the White House Marriott corporation says a hacking incident announced in November was not nearly as bad as I thought CBS news, Peter King report Marriott originally estimated as many as five hundred million. Guess. May have had their information stolen from Starwood reservations database now, it says hackers got just over five billion unencrypted passport numbers twenty million. That were locked of the company says more than eight and a half million encrypted credit card numbers were stolen just over three hundred fifty thousand still active when the hacking occurred company says the Starwood system is no longer active. Peter King CBS news, a judge's reevaluating. Whether to put a sexually violent predator back into society, the court was going to put the bolder than most rapists out near the desert. But now the convict may not be released at all news eight shot skis downtown with today's developments a change in motion for the man that's been done the bolder than most rapists today instead of considering placement options for sexually violent predator Alvin quarrels the judge decided to go back on his initial decision to release him. Instead he honored a request by the DA to reevaluate quarrels quarrels is now committed to a state hospital after serving prison time for. Series of sexual attacks on women in the eighties. He was given the name bolder than most because of the brazen nature of those attacks. Some women he raped at knifepoint while forcing their partners to watch last year. A judge approved quarrels can be released to a home in Kumba hot springs. But the plan was shelled following complications with the property and strong objections raised by the district attorney's office and supervisor Dianne Jacob. Supervisor Jacob told the judge that Alvin corals never finished his rehabilitation at Kalinga and officials deemed him unsafe for release a California parole panel has for the first time recommended that Charles Manson follower. Robert Beausoleil be freed. After nearly a half a century in prison. California's incoming governor Gavin Newsom could block the release Beaujolais was not involved in the most notorious killings of actress, Sharon Tate, and six others in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine but he was convicted in the slain of musician Gary hinman that same year..

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Hackers Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:29 min | 3 years ago

Hackers Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks

"A seemingly endless string of breaches have hit big companies and their users in recent years, five hundred million potential victims at Marriott, Starwood properties. One hundred seventeen million users in the twenty twelve hack of linked in three billion at Yahoo. And twenty thirteen the list goes on what you might not know is that these attacks fuel a black market swimming in stolen, data bought sold and repackaged for criminal use here to fill us in on. What's been going on while we were just living our lives? None. The wiser for a change is Robert MacMillan in our New York City podcast studio, welcome. Hey, China, Japan, New York nice to see you. So I'll just get into it. I think most of us would be surprised to learn just how much stolen data is available on the dark web. So enlighten us if you would or frighten us, I should say because this is important. It was it was actually quite surprising to me. It's all there. I mean, everything right. Yeah. If somebody wants your. Personal data that your date of birth your social, they can they can get it. I mean, that's that was a revelation to me as well. But you know, I interviewed FBI agent who has worked on many of these cases. And he said, it's all there. I believe him. I'll such it's created this. What you call a pipeline for personal data. It's made it so cheap and easy to get the asking price for a single piece of data such as a credit card number. What is that go far? I'd love to get a feel for these kinds of things. Yeah. So you know, the day that can be can be very cheap. Because like let your identity is the raw material for an entire kind of factory line of products that are made from that data. So they can, you know, look, very large databases can be sold for not a lot of money. So you could you could be looking at paying, you know, a fraction of a cent for username and password. You know, a nickel for social security number or you know, you asked about credit card while credit US credit card. Numbers go for between seven and eleven dollars. And I would include you know, the the three digit number on the back of them. European credit card numbers are a little bit more expensive than you got Bank accounts. You know, Bank accounts that have been validated. You know, you can you can buy those for maybe starting at a hundred dollars. So you get access to a Bank account. And then it's up to you, the the criminal who's bought access to this Bank account to empty it of money and somehow get that money into your hands, which is which is risky. So there is this this whole range of things that are basically being bought and sold by criminals, and it's all based on your data. That's that's been, you know, honestly, very poorly stewarded by these companies companies are supposed to protect your data on the and they're not doing it. And now criminals are making money. So what was interesting to learn, though, wise just this cottage industry that's been created. Let's for example, criminals, assemble these comper. Henson files called foles with z which I like, but it's interesting to learn because these things are packaged processed in sold in bulk. How did this become the whole business that it is? Well, it's creativity right of the, you know, you're a criminal. And I think in the early days, the idea was to break into Bank accounts, or maybe steal credit card numbers from people the markets get saturated or you get this data you use a bunch of the credit card or you. You get basically so many credit card numbers. You you can't process them all yourself. So maybe sell those to somebody else user names and passwords the same kind of thing. You know, people just experiment and innovate. And and you know, it's a it's a very entrepreneurial space cybercrime criminal tutorials for sale as well. Not on this stark west. Yeah. It's kind of like if you have this way of making money. Why would you sell the techniques that you're using to somebody else? And some of these products are are not good, right? Like, some people. All sell things that are they claim that they you know, it's a database of passwords that will get you into Amazon dot com accounts, and you buy it, and they don't work. You know? I mean, it's really are criminals. We're talking about here. So so in light of this in light of the, you know, the latest that's been going on with Marriott bridge. There's there's no shortage of cyber vulnerability. You're in town for a big conference on the topic. What do we the consumer do what where do we land right now? How do we be the most proactive in our affairs? Yeah. Considering all of this going on. Well, if you're not planning on applying for a credit card or a loan of some sort in the near future, you should get a credit freeze, right? Like that can save you a lot of hassle and, you know, quite honestly should get one for your kids too. Because the criminals are not above stealing the identities of children, and and misusing that so credit freeze is pretty easy thing to do. You can do it for free. Now, you kind of check in with the credit bureaus and just it puts a barrier to some. Stealing your identity and taking it a car loan without your permission. That's a really simple thing. Even more of a no brainer would be to get a second factor authentication on your Email account, and particularly often if your Email gets hacked that becomes like the gateway to getting into all kinds of other accounts and less than ten percent of users have to factor indication on services such as g mail. So you can do that. I mean, I wrecked. The way I recommend

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Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

John Batchelor

00:43 sec | 3 years ago

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

"Investigators believe that Chinese state cybercriminals likely were responsible for the massive data breach. At Marriott, Starwood chain, the hack into the Marriott reservation system, exposed the private information and travel details of as many as five hundred million people. The Washington Post reports the hack was likely executed by hackers affiliated with the Chinese ministry of state security that agency has been behind many Chinese hacks into sensitive US government networks in recent years. The breach exposed a wide array of information that would be useful identity theft and tracking the movement of diplomats spies, military, personnel and business

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Chinese hackers behind Marriott data breach?

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:25 sec | 3 years ago

Chinese hackers behind Marriott data breach?

"Laws. Hackers behind a massive breach at Marriott international left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation. Reuters says private investigators looking into the breach of found hacking tools techniques and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to Chinese hackers Marriott said last week that a hack had exposed the records of up to five hundred million customers at Starwood hotels,

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After Starwood Data Breach, Marriott And Customers Face Costly Headaches

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:10 min | 3 years ago

After Starwood Data Breach, Marriott And Customers Face Costly Headaches

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything the question and answer website quarter is the latest company to report a data breach. The site says hackers may have accessed the data of one hundred million users when companies reveal massive data breaches like this. As Mary did with its Starwood properties last week. It's hard to pinpoint who stole what? And how that data was used because of that companies and their customers face a whole lot of expensive headaches. Here's NPR's Yuki Noguchi after data-breach companies undertake massive cleanup efforts to try to patch up at security and alert customers cybersecurity experts. Call this remediation Aviva lighten a cybersecurity analyst with Gardner says such costs vary. It can rain. From ten to one hundred fifty dollar a record stolen, depending on how many millions of records were stalling at half a billion affected. Guess Marriott's breach is one of the largest in recent history. It's also likely to face tens of millions of euros in penalties from new EU privacy laws that took effect this year apart from that light and says Mary out will have to pay for expensive upgrades to its security an additional fees and fines to credit card companies. But how effective are these efforts? Many experts say not very Nick Marino says director of cybersecurity in data protection at the government accountability office. I think the remediation can be pretty don't challenging not at least I think I can safely say Marino's wrote a recent report on the aftermath of last year's data breach. At equifax the credit reporting company. They're hackers stole personal information of nearly one hundred fifty million people many had to freeze their credit the cost equifax has topped four hundred million dollars to date, and this doesn't even. Clued extensive legal costs or fines. Marino says it's hard to trace incidents of fraud to a specific data breach in part because there have been so many over the years one thing that we talk about often with some of these breaches as the fact that if you take the data that was stolen from one breach combined with the data that's out there from different breaches. You know, a lot about an individual and use that information to carry out fraud. This situation has companies scrambling to protect themselves Marriott. For example, says it's trying to gauge what it cybersecurity insurance will cover but consumer advocates complain most of the cleanup falls to individual consumers who have to cancel credit cards, change passwords or monitor their credit, Mike lit with consumer group US per supports congressional proposals akin to the new European statute that would increase fines for data breaches one way to offset. These costs would be to actually make the investments on the front end John Tunis agrees. He's a class action. Attorney who? Old suit against Mary out the same day, it revealed its breach data breach litigation is gonna cost companies to want to avoid getting suit in a void regulatory scrutiny. So they're going to begin to spend more money on keeping information safe. But safety is an elusive constantly shifting goal. Even among companies that prioritize it Sean Joyce is head of cybersecurity and privacy at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He says cybercriminals have become harder to detect and defeat. It really looking at implementing box and complicated. Exploits that they're developing using machine learning joy says it's countries like North Korea that are driving the demand for hack data and their objected isn't necessarily to access an individual consumers Bank account the reality. He says is that breaches are inevitable. He offers companies this advice bite like heck to protect yourselves. Right. But what I'm saying is be prepared. And then. Have that ability to basically respond to recover quickly? You can do cheat. NPR news, Washington.

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Amazon Tests Cashierless Tech for Bigger Stores

WSJ Tech News Briefing

06:57 min | 3 years ago

Amazon Tests Cashierless Tech for Bigger Stores

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from SAP. Concur employees can submit expenses and invoices from anywhere, and you get the visibility and control you need to drive your business forward. Learn more at concur dot com slash W, s j. This is tech news briefing im Tanya Cousteau's reporting from the newsroom in New York. And as we speak Amazon is testing its cashier 'less checkout technology for bigger stores. This is according to a new report in the journal if successful a look at how that shakes up brick and mortar retailers will talk about it after these tech headlines. Cybersecurity specialists say that Marriott international missed a significant chance to halt its data security breach years earlier, while Marriott international says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of consumer data journal reports that in twenty fifteen Starwood reported, much smaller breach. And at a more thorough investigation could have uncovered the attackers who instead were able to lurk in its reservation system for three more years. Marriott began sending out emails to customers last Friday when it learned that hackers may have gained access to passport numbers travel details and in some cases credit card information for the very latest details on the security breach had to wsJcom or the WSJ app. So apparently there is a race to make electric buses taxis and trucks and China is the only one in it at the moment. The journal says that Chinese makers produced ninety nine percent of electric buses deployed globally from twenty fourteen to twenty seventeen electronic vehicles are at the heart of Beijing's made in China twenty twenty-five industrial strategy which calls for manufacturers to achieve dominance at home and success abroad in critical future technologies. China is also forging ahead, and it's adoption of electronic passenger cars case in point seven hundred forty six thousand were sold in the country in the January to October period compared with one hundred fourteen thousand commercial EVT's and quick side note, while you're looking the other way, Microsoft quietly became the world's most valuable company. The moment came last Friday when Microsoft managed to unseat apple for the top spot with a market cap of eight hundred fifty one point three six billion dollars nearly four billion. Ian, higher than the iphone maker to get their Microsoft had to outpace Amazon, Facebook and Google owner alphabet Inc. The journal has more on how the resurgence can be traced to CEO Sati and Adela prioritizing of selling computer devices over buzzy consumer electronics coming up racing to make their businesses. More convenient Amazon tests out cashier 'less technology at stores. Amazon as experimenting with a new cashier less system. Already in use at seven Amazon, go convenience stores in places like Seattle, Chicago. And San Francisco the company plans to build more of these small stores here to talk more about what a cashier less Amazon. Go store looks like and how soon you may or may not expect this kind of tech and a store near you is the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens joining us from San Francisco. Hey, Laura, I Tanya, so currently they're using the systems. These new cashier 'less Techsystems and several Amazon go stores just to get a feel of how this tech specifically works as with everything we're being tracked rate, can you walk us through how this basically works said if if one were to enter one of these Amazon goes stores, what you do is you download the app you walk into the store, and there's kind of these kiosks as you walk in. And you scan the app which has a code on it. The technology is going to be tracking. You it'll see what you pick up what you put down and hopefully charge you accurate. When you walk out. You don't have to stop you can just walk out without paying you will still be paying. But that's how it weren't. All right. So it's sort of been this experiment in place, thus far logistically is there a lot. They need to work out before they, you know, take the next steps to expand this project or what's been what's been the case. Well, actually, the stores that they have right now are are working very well. So those are typically between about one thousand two twenty five hundred square feet s-, and they're very small imagine. Like, a seven eleven type convenience store the space you're looking at so what they're working on. Now is testing out to see if they can move it into a bigger store format. So something more like whole foods, which they purchased last year. And that's where you run into a challenge because think about it that ceilings are so high. There's so many different types of objects in that store, it's going to be a more complicated thing for the AI or machine learning to figure out how to track all those different items in charge you correctly. This really just carries. The conversation. We've been having a write about how brick and mortar retailers or getting shakeup, Amazon, Amazon's technology, it's proving again to be a a threat to the the establishment. What's call it? Right. So obviously all these companies are scrambling to try to make it more convenient to grocery shop or for anything because consumers have gotten very used to be able to get their their orders from Amazon or other places even within a couple of days, or even now a couple of hours and Amazon goes the next iteration of that because it's just a very convenient experience the able to walk in and walk out without having to spend any time in the store other than what you wanna spend. So it's definitely going to be an added challenge if I can figure out how to make this work in a bigger store formats for the broader retail industry, and they're working to make this stuff better all the time right to make things more and more effortless, and convenient that's how they get us. And the tech that's already in place that these Amazon goes stores. Do you see festival admits to this kind of technology, right? Well, it's interesting. So it's a machine learning algorithm. That's kind of helping teach it how to do these things. So those just generally learn and improve on their own. I've toured a couple of the stores even with Amazon executives, and it was interesting because I was in a new one just the other day and realized that originally they'd had to have all these little dots all over the sandwich wrapper because they look so similar that the technology couldn't tell what you're but they've actually removed those now, and they just have a normal label on it. And I was talking with the executive about it. And he was saying, yeah, you know, it's just, you know, the m- the machine learnings getting so good that we don't have to have all the dots to help distinguish. So it's really interesting how they've been able to improve just in the short course of a year that has been publicly open. It's been some fast moving tech. As it always is Laura Stevens. Thank you so much. Thank you, Wall Street Journal reporter, Laura Stevens covers all things Amazon, and I do meet every last thing for the journal, you can read more at wsJcom and for more tech podcast. Check out our latest instant message from personal tech homes. David. Pierce? No, lack of tech podcast from the Wall Street Journal that wraps up this installment of tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boost does thanks for listening.

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Marriott's Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers

The Tech Guy

01:09 min | 3 years ago

Marriott's Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers

"The gold medal goes to Yahoo for three billion breaches silver. And bronze shared by who. And now Marriott for half. A billion Starwood guests records, including some cases, credit card numbers, passports, actually, pretty bad too. I think I would think you know, what that to leak out to you. You get two silvers for a tie. Thank you Declan. There is no Prins awarded. We just have a gold and two silver. So in this particular competition Yahoo wins both the gold and the silver and Mariette just gets the silver. Somebody saying don't forget the equifax breach. Oh, that's nothing compared to this. Although what was breached and equifax was much more secure, you know, serious information because it was your entire credit card data, but that was one hundred fifty million people at nothing that's small potatoes at nothing compared to half a billion. Has nothing. That's barely a breach. Eight ask Leo that's the phone number. We're going to actually talk about travelling bit. Johnny jet is queued up our travel guru. I bet he has a Starwood preferred guest group number, but he does I think I do if I could remember the password. Oh, I know. I could just ask Aker he'll know. And we'll take more of your calls. Eight ask Leo. Leo laporte. The tech guy.

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