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How to safely store personal data on 'the cloud'

Verizon CEO: Taking Amazon’s cloud services to ‘the edge’ with 5GVerizon CEO Hans Vestberg discusses his company’s expansion of its 5G network, the importance of opening Verizon customers to unlimited broadband connection and how the Sprint-T-mobile merger will affect his strategy."The cloud" is a physical place where access to digital information is stored.Continue Reading BelowWhile data kept on a cloud system is typically safer than information that is stored on a user's own hard drive, some people are concerned about losing control over data they do not have physical control of on their own devices, especially after a 2014 mass breach exposed several high-profile celebrities' nude photos stored on their iCloud accounts."While it may seem a bit disconcerting to push personal data outside of our homes and businesses to a public cloud, it’s actually more secure there than on our laptops, phones or even our traditional business computing systems," Deloitte …

Newly single Sandra Lee goes on California home-buying spree

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ex Sandra Lee has embarked on a home-buying — and selling — spree.As part of it, Lee has dropped the price of Lily Pond, the idyllic home in Westchester County’s Mount Kisco that she shared with Cuomo. The home is now on the market for $1.59 million — down from its original $2 million asking price in 2019. Lee, an Emmy-award winning chef and TV personality, bought the home for $1.22 million in 2005.The Colonial house, built in the 1950s, is 4,129 square feet. It has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and four fireplaces. There’s also a chef’s kitchen — where Lee wrote 25 cookbooks — two living rooms, three dining areas and a home gym. The property sits on 2.89 acres and includes a creek, a pond and a border of evergreen trees. It’s located an hour from Grand Central Terminal.The new listing broker is Melissa Colabella of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty.Lee, 53, tells Gimme Shelter that she is moving to Los Angeles, where she owns a $7 million home in Beverly …

Korean Air is letting people change their flights from the US to South Korea after a flight attendant tested positive for coronavirus — but there's a catch

Korean Air will let certain passengers with tickets from the US to South Korea to change their flights, the airline said Wednesday morning local time. The airline is still not offering refunds to all customers, and the rebooked flight to South Korea must be on or before June 30. Korean Air announced on Tuesday that a flight attendant has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Korean Air will allow customers to adjust flights to South Korea free of charge, after one of its flight attendants tested positive for coronavirus. Customers traveling from the US to South Korea on Korean Air are now allowed to change their flight schedule free of charge, a representative for Korean Air told Business Insider on Wednesday morning Korea Standard Time. The new date of the flight must be on or before June 30. The ticket must have been purchased on or before February 22 to be able to change it free of charge.Customers seeking refunds will be a…

JP Morgan Chase — the oil industry’s bank of choice — to withdraw support for some fossil fuels

JP Morgan Chase & Co. will end or phase out loans to some fossil-fuel interests, namely Arctic drilling and coal mining, but the ongoing funding of major oil firms by the world’s largest financier of fossil fuels still chafes environmentalists and shareholder groups.The bank said at its annual investor day on Tuesday that it will aim to facilitate $200 billion in environmental and economic development deals. It will put restrictions on financing new coal-fired power plants, phase out “credit exposure” to the industry by 2024 and stop funding new oil and gas drilling projects as part of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The company’s announcement Tuesday emerges a few days after the bank’s own economists warned that the climate crisis presents financial and reputational risk that can’t be ignored, according to leaked documents reported by the Guardian.The bankJPM, -1.77%  had provided $196 billion in funding of fossil-fuel projects between the December 2015 creation of…

Hi-tech 'bum-warming' bench with built-in WiFi installed at London train station

CHILLY commuters were delighted when their journey to work was made more bearable this morning (Monday) – thanks to a high-tech heated bench.The bench has been installed at Coulsdon South train station – which has temporarily been renamed Warmsdon South – to celebrate the new feature.It comes complete with Wi-Fi so those on their way to work can catch-up on the latest news, social media or download music ahead of their journey to work.And for those who forgot to charge their devices, the bench also comes with charging facilities – all this while they warm their bottoms.British Gas installed the bench to give commuters a reprieve against the ice cold morning weather when waiting for their train to arrive.Dave Kirwan, British Gas managing director, said: "Mornings – and commutes – are tough, and in winter they can be even tougher."At British Gas we’re committed to keeping our customers’ homes running smoothly, and this week we wanted to help outside the home."The bench wa…

WA cannabis hopefuls pass the hat around to grow operations

The first two months of 2020 have seen a flurry of activity as West Australian-based medical cannabis companies hunt for cash to grow their businesses to meet booming patient demand.February will see two the public listing of two Perth medical cannabis companies, while a third startup has gone down the crowdfunding route to fund its African grow operation and the development of new medicines.Little Green Pharma’s top secret facility in WA’s south west.Credit:Marta Pascual JuanolaEmerald Clinics, which has established four medical cannabis access clinics across the country, floated on the ASX on February 12 after raising $6 million through its initial public offering.WA-based Little Green Pharma was the first Australian company to produce medical cannabis from its own plants and will list on the ASX on Thursday after raising $10 million in an oversubscribed IPO.Perth-based TetraMed is using crowdfunding campaign site OnMarket to raise $3 million, with a minimum buy-in set at $420. Curr…

How to stop Alexa spying on you – settings to change NOW to stop strangers listening in

WORRIED that Alexa is listening in to your private chats? You're not wrong – complete strangers can end up listening to you without your knowledge.The good news is that it's possible to shut out snoopers, so read on to find out how.Is Alexa spying on me? The truth revealedAs far as we know, Amazon isn't using your Alexa to eavesdrop on everything you do.But there is a big exception: Amazon will sometimes send your voice clips off to "graders".They will listen to clips to make sure Alexa is working as intended – improving the system all round.However, Alexa will sometimes record you without your knowledge, because she thought you said her name.This can result in her saving audio from your home – and you'll have no idea she's doing it.The Sun recently revealed how Amazon-funded "graders" have heard family rows, conversations about money and audio from steamy romps.Stop Alexa sending your voice clips to strangersThe good news is that you can stop A…