Roundup: Mask Shaming, United Backs $5B Loan with Frequent Flyer Program, Barclays Uber Card and More

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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.

Forget About Travel Shaming, Mask Shaming Is Here

Mark at Miles to Memories shares a personal story about a recent incident of mask shaming. We have seen this happen often recently, and going both ways. But saying to a kid “I’m sorry hunny that your mommy is uneducated on this subject”, is unacceptable no matter what it’s about.

United taps frequent flyer program to back $5 billion loan

United Airlines on Monday said it’s using its frequent flyer program to back a new $5 billion loan, as the carrier seeks to shore up liquidity as the coronavirus weighs on demand. By the end of the third quarter, United expects to have $17 billion in available liquidity, thanks to an anticipated $4.5 billion federal loan under the coronavirus rescue package and the $5 billion term loan facility secured by its MileagePlus program.

Barclays Uber Card No Longer Accepting New Applications

The Barclays Uber card is no longer accepting new applications. The old application pages all error out and it isn’t mentioned in the Uber app either. Barclays is stating that this is a temporary removal due to market conditions, Barclays did not provide a timeframe for when the card would be available again.

Airbnb-NYC Settlement Means Hosts Will Have to Pay Taxes or Leave the Platform

Ending a years-long skirmish over complying with short-term rental regulations, Airbnb and New York City reached a settlement that requires Airbnb to provide the city with host information, including names, physical addresses, phone numbers and emails. If hosts don’t consent to the data transfer, they would be barred from listing their properties on the platform.

Here’s what that Capital One court decision means for corporate cybersecurity

The surprise decision, in effect, determined that Capital One would need to provide the forensic details — warts and all — about the hack to attorneys representing a group of customers suing the bank. It’s the kind of report that, if made public, could highlight technical and procedural failures that made it possible for a single suspect to allegedly collect gigabytes of data about 100 million people from a bank with $28 billion in revenue.

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