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What’s next after Facebook’s major data breach

Facebook logged everyone out of all 90 million accounts in order to reset digital keys the hackers had stolen — keys normally used to keep users logged in, but which could also give outsiders full control of the compromised accounts. Read More

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. Read More

SEC seeks to oust Tesla CEO Elon Musk over go-private tweet

U.S. securities regulators are asking a federal court to oust Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk, alleging in a complaint that he committed securities fraud with false statements about plans to take the company private. Read More

Ford celebrates 100 years of production at Michigan plant

Ford’s historic Rouge factory complex will continue well into its second century of production with the announcement that it will make at least one version of the next-generation F-150 pickup truck. Read More

Stocks break 4-day losing skid as Apple, Amazon climb

After four days of modest losses, Apple and Amazon led the U.S. stock market to small gains today. Internet and health care companies rose while mining companies fell with metals prices. Read More

Hawaii tourism grew in August, continuing upward trend

Visitor arrivals and spending continued increasing in August, albeit at a less robust pace than earlier in the year. Read More

Nintendo bets on dragons in first built-from-scratch mobile game

Nintendo Co.’s two-year old experiment in mobile gaming is heading for uncharted territory with Dragalia Lost, its first smartphone title featuring original characters rather than its established stars. Read More

San Francisco tax for homeless aid could result in job losses, controller says

A proposed tax on large businesses in San Francisco to help contend with the city’s homelessness epidemic could result in job losses and potentially cause some large employers to move out of the tech-industry hub, according to a report from the city controller’s office. Read More

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

The House voted today to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on planes. Read More

Facebook unveils Quest, its new virtual-reality headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s next VR headset will be called Quest. Read More

Hawaii to receive $700K as part of settlement with Uber over data breach

Hawaii will receive about $700,000 as part of a $148 million nationwide settlement with California ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. due to its delay in reporting that hackers had accessed the private information of some 600,000 drivers. Read More

Hilton Grand Vacations acquires site to build 32-story tower in Waikiki

Hilton Grand Vacations has announced the purchase of a 1.05-acre site that currently includes King’s Village in Waikiki, with plans to develop a 32-story tower. Read More

Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. Read More

Delta fixes ‘technology issue;’ flights no longer grounded

Delta Air Lines says its IT systems have been restored and flights are no longer grounded due to the technology problem. Read More

Hawaii receives $450K for ‘Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha’ program

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to the state to continue its “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha” program, which provides training, grants and trade shows for local companies looking to export their goods. Read More

Dunkin’ Donuts is changing its name to Dunkin’

Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself “Dunkin’” to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. Read More

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