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How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling

Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz.Marriott estimates that as a result of its breach — in which the reservation database of Starwood-branded hotels in its portfolio was hacked — 383 million guest records could have been affected and 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were possibly compromised. And experts expect breaches in the travel sector will continue.“Travel companies are a prime target of cyberthefts” because they have “highly sensitive, personally identifiable information,” said Eva Velasquez, chief executive of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a national nonprofit organization…

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JD.com’s Richard Liu Was Arrested on a Rape Allegation, Police Say

SAN FRANCISCO — When news broke this week that Liu Qiangdong, the billionaire founder of the online retailer JD.com, had been arrested in a criminal sexual misconduct case while on a business trip in Minnesota, the local police were vague about the details.On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Police Department released its report on the case and said Mr. Liu was arrested Friday on a rape allegation.Mr. Liu, who goes by Richard Liu in the English-speaking world, was freed on Saturday without bail and has returned to China. At the time, the police did not offer specifics beyond using the term “criminal sexual conduct,” which covers a range of…

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Tech Tip: A Wrinkle in Time Keeping

AdvertisementTech TipIf you don’t want your phone’s calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments.May 23, 2018Q. When I travel, how do I make my iPhone’s calendar stop moving the business appointments I originally made at home to the time zone of the city I’m in? I want my phone to act like a paper calendar where an appointment written down for 11 a.m. stays at 11 a.m., no matter where I happen to be.A. Unless you have gone to the Date & Time settings and turned off the “Set Automatically” option, the iPhone picks up the time in your current…

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