Category Archives: Business

Hackers Regret Accessing Credit Reporting Agency’s Database

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SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The database of one of the major credit reporting agencies has been hacked, exposing personal information of about 143 million people in the U.S., UK and Canada.

The agency, Equifax, announced that hackers were able to acquire names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and drivers’ license information — making it easy for criminal elements to have access to people’s financial accounts, including credit cards.

But in an anonymous statement posted on social media, a spokesperson for the alleged hackers said that his group is now deeply regretting what they have done.

The reason? The people whose information they have accessed all have bad credit, making their hack practically useless.

It’s the economy, stupid!

 

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Move Over TransAmerica Pyramid, Here Comes San Francisco’s Leaning Tower

IMG_4343.PNGSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – For many decades, San Francisco’s skyline was ruled by the TransAmerica Building.  No tourist will leave the City by the Bay without a selfie in front of the obelisk-shaped tower.

Not anymore.

Here comes San Francisco’s newest and future tourist attraction: The Millennium Condominium Tower.  It’s the city’s modern version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

At its current rate, the sinking Tower could tilt another 10 inches toward the Salesforce Tower in the next two years, lawyers for the homeowners warned in a legal filing.

We asked our artist-in-residence to give us an idea what the Tower might look like in the future (see photo).

While condominium residents will not be happy, world tourists will be, for sure!

 

 

Breaking News! UBER Suspension Is Now Ober

IMG_4130MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has lifted its one-month suspension on UBER after the ride-hailing firm paid almost $10 million in fine and financial aid to its drivers affected by the halted operations.

LTFRB had halted UBER’s operations for a month from Aug. 14 for violating an order to stop accepting new driver applications.

In effect, UBER’s suspension is now ober!