Subject: SCN Daily News (HTML) Friday, 14 June 2019
Date: 14/06/2019, 10:30

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Friday, 14 June 2019

Identify Theft and Bank Fraud remain at the Top of Consumers' Security Concerns

Bank fraud and identity theft are some of the more pressing concerns facing consumers globally, according to a digital security survey this week today.

Two-thirds (69%) of those surveyed in this year's Unisys Security Index said they viewed identity theft as an imminent threat - ranking it ahead of other risks such as war, terrorism, and natural disasters.

Link: The Daily Swig

Airlines Aim to Lose Fewer Bags with New RFID Baggage Tags

Whether taking a non-stop flight or transiting from one aircraft to the next, having a barcoded tag attached to your baggage is a staple of travel the world over: but that could soon change, with new contactless RFID baggage tags set to replace the humble barcode.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) - which represents some 290 airlines spanning 82% of global air traffic - changing to RFID baggage tags will not only make it easier for airlines to keep track of baggage, it's also expected to reduce the number of bags that go astray.

Link: Australian Business Traveller

A 20-year-old Bitcoin Millionaire is Determined to Create the 'Acorns of Crypto'

Bitcoin bets made Erik Finman a millionaire before he was out of his teens. Now, the crypto wunderkind says he wants to help engineer a platform for investing in cryptocurrencies that is easy for average folks to use.

Link: MarketWatch

UK Approves PayPal's iZettle Acquisition

With the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) decision to provide final and unconditional approval of PayPal's completed acquisition of iZettle, the digital payments company will start to integrate the teams and products of iZettle in the U.K. and around the world. The move will significantly bolster the in-store presence and platform of PayPal, according to an announcement.


UK's GMB to Launch Awareness Campaign on Workplace Biometrics

The GMB Congress has passed a motion calling for an awareness campaign against employers taking biometric information to sign in and out of work without reasonable grounds such as security and privacy. The motion was passed at the GMB's annual Congress in Brighton.

Link: Planet Biometrics

Radiohead Releases OK Computer Sessions after being Hacked for Ransom

British rock band Radiohead have announced the release of hours of unheard material from the mid-1990s in response to ransom demands from unnamed hackers.

Last week cyber attackers stole archive material held by lead singer Thom Yorke and threatened to release it unless the band paid $150,000, according to a Facebook post from Radiohead. The recordings date from "around the time of OK Computer" - Radiohead's third album released in 1997, the band said.

Link: CNN

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