Did United Airlines ignore stalking, harassment by pilot?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Airlines for failing to protect a flight attendant who was stalked and allegedly sexually harassed for a decade by a pilot. The pilot, now in prison for the stalking, posted personal information and explicit photos of the flight attendant online but was not disciplined by the airline, according to the lawsuit.

Visa restrictions tightened for college students

International students and scholars at US colleges on F, J or M visas will begin accruing "unlawful presence" status from US Citizenship and Immigration Services the day after their studies end, putting their residency in jeopardy earlier. Previously, such visa holders began accruing their 180 days of "unlawful presence" after a formal finding of a violation was issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Record interim net profit posted by HKEx

Interim net profit reached a record $642.1 million in the first half of 2018 at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, increasing 44% from $444.6 million in the first half of 2017. "Lingering uncertainties are likely to cast a dark cloud over global markets for the remainder of this year," Chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung says.

Jack in the Box to refresh the drive-thru

Jack in the Box will invest as much as $45 million to revamp its drive-thru windows starting next year, with digital menu boards and other features designed to upgrade appearance and speed service. More than 70% of the chain's sales happen at the drive-thru.

Health exec sheds light on social responsibility in cybersecurity

Chief information security officers should relate cybersecurity to employees and end users on a personal level to increase their understanding of concepts and ensure adherence to best practices, Christiana Care Health System CISO Anahi Santiago said. Cyberthreats continue to rise, so CISOs should also talk to young people about career opportunities in information security to address the talent shortage, Santiago said.

Snapchat creators can add "Shop Now" to AR Lenses

Snapchat is enabling top creators to add "Shop Now" buttons to AR Lenses, and the first use of the tool is by Nicki Minaj to tout her new album, "Queen," and allow fans to buy a related necklace. The platform reports that more than 70 million users engage with AR Lenses each day, spending an average of three minutes using the feature.

Demand for tech talent drives Amazon's growth plans
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Amazon's search for a second headquarters reflects the need for fast-growing tech companies to grow into markets where they'll be able to find talented tech workers. The need is also reflected in the expansion of Amazon's network of tech hubs to cities around the world.

Machine learning brings challenges to cybersecurity experts

Machine learning can make it easier to track security issues, but the new technology can pose challenges for security pros, writes Macy Bayern. Lack of transparency, data of insufficient quality and a shortage of tech talent are among the things that can cause machine learning problems for security experts.

Cyclospora cases linked to McDonald's salad reach 436

The cyclospora outbreak that is linked to Fresh Express salads from McDonald's has sickened 436 people and caused 20 to be hospitalized across 15 states. Lawsuits have been filed in connection to the outbreak.

Viacom turns to digital, reboots to strengthen Nickelodeon

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish is spearheading changes at Nickelodeon in an effort to recapture audiences from competitors such as Netflix. In addition to focusing on digital content, the network is also hoping to lure in viewers with reboots of Nickelodeon classics including "Blue's Clues" and "Rugrats."

Supreme Court nominee worries environmental groups

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of opposing environmental regulations, and that worries environmental groups. Kavanaugh's supporters insist he opposes overreach from the Environmental Protection Agency and not environmental policies.

Caesars to cut carbon emissions by 95%

Caesars Entertainment has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 95% of 2011 figures by 2050. Meanwhile, 60% of Caesars' suppliers will set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2023, according to the company.

Mass. partnership to use storytelling with STEM

Educators in Massachusetts will soon work to create a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum that integrates storytelling and students' imaginations into lessons for middle-schoolers. Using a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant, a school district, Springfield Technical Community College and Smith College will partner on the four-year project with the goal of being the "Harry Potter of STEM education," according to one official.

Ski resort blends microhotel, home-share features

YotelPAD, the new ski resort Replay Resorts is bringing to Park City, Utah, will combine the microhotel concept with the rental option of Airbnb. Described by the developers as a response to high prices in ski towns, the condo building will offer amenities such as lounges and gyms, with most rooms under 500 square feet.