Marriott hack hits 500 million guests

Image copyright Getty Images The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access…

Iraqi Kurds watch as fireworks light the sky in the town of Akra, 500 kilometers…

Iraqi Kurds watch as fireworks light the sky in the town of Akra, 500 kilometers north of Baghdad, on March 20, 2017, during the Noruz spring festival celebrations. The Persian New Year is an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrated by Iranians and Kurds that coincides with the vernal (spring) equinox, and is calculated by the solar…

Amazon’s Plan to Reach 500 Million Indians: Speak Their Language

BANGALORE, India — Only 10 percent of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet most of the country’s e-commerce services have been offered only in English, closing off online shopping to the vast majority of people here. Now Amazon is aiming to break through that language barrier. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday offered a hearty…