Roundup: Improved Delta Upgrades, Brilliant & Risky Booking Trick, Phone Companies Data Exposed, TSA Problems, Best Phone on the Market

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something relatable please send them my way.

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New & Improved Delta Upgrade System For Elites

Good news Delta flyers, there will be a new & improved Delta upgrade system for elites going forward.  No more giving up a exit row window seat for a middle economy comfort seat if you don’t want to.  Read more here.

Personal information from thousands of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers was accidentally left exposed

Hundreds of thousands of cell subscribers’ personal information was accidentally left unprotected on a cloud server hosted by Amazon Web Services, according to a report from Fidus Information Security.Read more here.

Watchdog raises concerns that some TSA screening equipment is not keeping pace with current threats

The Government Accountability Office, a watchdog arm of Congress, reported that some devices used by the Transportation Security Administration are no longer up to the job due to lapses in maintenance and inspections. Read more here.

Booking Back-to-back Flights Is Brilliant, but Risky

Say you’re traveling home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Instead of booking one roundtrip itinerary for the week of Thanksgiving and another for Christmas because it might be too expensive, you might book a departure during Thanksgiving and a return trip during Christmas (and another in the reverse direction) when prices might be cheaper by flying on certain dates. Read more here.

Pablo Escobar’s brother released a foldable smartphone that he claims can only be destroyed by fire

Escobar Inc. CEO Olof Gustafsson told CNN that the screen is made of a proprietary plastic that “makes it almost unbreakable,” claiming that it is the “most durable telephone screen on the market.” Read more here.

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