Marriott faces $123 million UK fine over data breach

Marriott might soon face a stiff penalty for the massive November 2018 data breach. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office plans to fine the hotel chain £99,200,396 (about $123.7 million) for allegedly violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation through the incident. Marriott didn’t conduct “sufficient due diligence” when it bought Starwood, according to the regulator, and “should also have done more” to improve security.

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What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?

giant earthquake will strike California this summer. Skyscrapers will topple, the Hoover Dam will crumble and a massive tsunami will wash across the Golden Gate Bridge. Or at least, that’s the scenario that will play out on the big screen in San Andreas. Continue reading What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?

Southern California Hit With Biggest Earthquake in Two Decades

Southern California, including the greater Los Angeles area, was just hit with one of the biggest earthquakes the region has experienced in two decades. The long earthquake, which reportedly lasted between 15 and 20 seconds, measured at 6.4 on the Richter scale. Centered in the Searles Valley near Ridgecrest in San Bernardino County, the quake was felt from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, CNN reports. Continue reading Southern California Hit With Biggest Earthquake in Two Decades

Photos Capture the Great South American Eclipse

The sequel to the Great American Eclipse of 2017 has finally arrived: a Great South American Eclipse, which cast parts of Chile and Argentina in the shadow of the moon as it blocked out the sun. For the first time since a total solar eclipse exposed people in the United States to up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality, another major eclipse crossed the Western Hemisphere. Continue reading Photos Capture the Great South American Eclipse

Disney Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’

The cast of Disney’s live-action(ish) reboot of The Little Mermaid has been filling out as of late, with speculation that Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay are attached to star. Now Variety reports Disney has a lead for the Rob Marshall-directed film, as Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle and Grown-ish fame is set to take the role of the titular mermaid, Ariel. Marshall confirmed the news himself. Continue reading Disney Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’