hotels

Another Day Another Hack

Marriott Hotels Announces Data Breach of 500 Million Customers

The data stolen from the company's Starwood properties includes passport numbers, and for some customers, potentially compromised payment card information.
Joseph Cox
11.30.18
pwned

Watch Someone Break Into a Hotel Room Using Just a Paper Menu

Proof that you should always deadbolt the damn door.
Samantha Cole
3.26.18
Internet Insecurity

Russian Hackers Are Targeting Hotels Across Europe, Researchers Say

The hackers used booby-trapped Word documents and a leaked NSA hacking tool to get a foothold into the networks to then attack guests.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.11.17
the sharing economy

California Wants to Know How Many Airbnb Hosts Racially Discriminate Against Guests

A California agency will investigate hosts with three or more complaints against them alleging racial discrimination.
Meaghan Beatley
5.1.17
security

It's Incredibly Easy to Tamper with Someone's Flight Plan, Anywhere on the Globe

Hackers can gain access to and manipulate flight information because of aging legacy systems.
Joseph Cox
12.26.16
short circuit

How Virtual Reality Could Offer Vacations Without Leaving The House

Virtual Reality can take us to places we’ve never been, but it can also give us a preview of our dream vacation without ever booking a ticket.
Curtis Silver
8.30.16
indie

Clean Hotel Rooms Like a SWAT Team in This Housekeeping Simulator

Some stains need more than soap.
Zack Kotzer
7.17.16
News

Another Day, Another Hack: Credit Card Stealing Malware Hits Hotel Chain

The Starwood hotel chain reveals 54 of its establishments were infiltrated by malware designed to steal credit card information.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.20.15
short circuit

Airbnb Promises to Pay Its Fair Share of Taxes and Help Prevent Misuse

Airbnb has issued a new “Community Compact” where it says it wants to work with cities, not against them.
Rachel Pick
11.11.15
security

Companies That Let Themselves Get Hacked Can Be Sued by the FTC, Court Rules

The decision comes, serendipitously, after hackers published Ashley Madison users’ private data last week.
Sarah Jeong
8.24.15
japan

At Japan's 'Weird' Hotel, Robots Replace Human Workers

It's one way to keep costs down.
Emiko Jozuka
7.15.15
robots

Why Robots Aren't the Bellhops of the Future

Or they aren't entirely, at least.
Michael Byrne
8.13.14
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