Roundup: Carnival Swamped with Bookings, Visa Gift Card Fraud, Samsung Security Issue, eBay New Fee Structure and Uber Eats Fees

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News Roundup

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 related to this content, please send them my way.

Carnival swamped with cruise bookings after announcing August return

Cruise Planners, a company that books cruises on the world’s largest cruise ship line, said bookings shot up by 600% when they announced that cruises would begin August 1. The spike is a 200% increase over the same time period last year.

Visa Gift Card Fraud! What Happened & How to Protect Yourself

A quick recap of the issue. “While picking up a few additional items at a different supermarket, I tried using the card.  The card reader did not recognize the card.  There wasn’t even an error message; it was as if there was no card swiped at all.  The representative canceled the transaction.”

Samsung Confirms Critical Security Issue For Millions: Every Galaxy After 2014 Affected

The monthly security updates from Samsung have started rolling out. If you own a Samsung smartphone that was sold from late 2014 onward, you’d better hope that update hits your device soon. Why so? Only the small matter of a “perfect 10” critical security vulnerability that can enable arbitrary remote code execution (RCE) if exploited. Oh yes, and that arbitrary RCE can happen without any user interaction needed, as this is a “zero-click” vulnerability. And if you think that sounds pretty serious, and it is, there’s more to come: the vulnerability affects every Galaxy smartphone that Samsung has made from late 2014 onward.

eBay will institute a new fee structure on July 20, 2020 in which it will merge payment processing fees into final value (commission) fees. The new fees apply to sellers enrolled in Managed Payments, who were notified on Thursday.

Uber Eats slaps surcharge on customers of Jersey City

People who use the Uber Eats app to order delivery from their favorite restaurants in Jersey City will have to start ponying up some extra cash. The popular food delivery service announced Friday that it will charge Jersey City restaurant customers an extra $3 in response to Mayor Steve Fulop’s executive order capping how much food delivery apps can charge eateries.

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