More than 350,000 vehicle crimes in 2016; 89,900 reported by the Metropolitan Police

 

More than 350,000 vehicle crimes in 2016; 89,900 reported by the Metropolitan Police
? Metropolitan Police recorded the highest number of vehicle crimes in 2016 at an astonishing 89,900
? West Midlands Police recorded the second highest number of vehicle crimes in 2016 at 29,106
? City of London Police had the lowest number of vehicle crimes in 2016, with 177 cases reported
? 43% of all vehicle-related theft occurs because drivers do not adequately lock their doors
Vehicle crime has become a way of life for many opportunist criminals and thieves. It’s one of the most preventable crimes, yet many forget to take the necessary and simple precautions to avoid becoming a victim.

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· The event will challenge developers to help improve passengers’ travel experience by developing new applications · Alongside Gatwick, six other airports: Schiphol, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen will participate in the event · Each airport supporting the 48 hour ‘hackathon’ will share flight data with the developers to help with the challenge Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours. Gatwick will share flight and waiting time data with the developers to help them with the challenge, alongside six other airports including: Schiphol (organisers of the initiative) Stockholm, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen. The ‘{re}coding’ event, which is taking place in Berlin from 16 – 18 June, is the first time so many international airports have joined forces to collaborate and share data to improve the passengers’ experience by for example, managing passenger flows more efficiently, as well as preventing delays and inconvenience to passengers. The hackathon will be divided into four main themes – Life before the airport, Life at the airport, Life in between airports and Life after the airport – which together cover all aspects of a plane trip, from booking the journey to the journey itself. The developers will be split up into teams and present their ideas to a judging panel, who will award prizes to the winners of each theme. This follows the news that Gatwick has installed 2000 beacons across both terminals, providing an indoor navigation system which enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – a world first for an airport. Gatwick’s Chief Information Officer, Cathal Corcoran, said: “Providing our passengers with the best possible experience as they travel through the airport is a key priority for us and by collaborating with other airports in this way we are able to explore and push the boundaries of current passenger facing technology.” Schiphol Airport’s Innovation Manager, Christiaan Hen, said: “{Re}coding aviation represents the first time in history that so many international airports have joined forces by opening up access to data for the development of innovative applications. The challenges faced by every airport have been made central to the themes, and this ensures that the solutions developed by the participants will be widely applicable.”

  • The event will challenge developers to help improve passengers’ travel experience by developing new applications
  • Alongside Gatwick, six other airports: Schiphol, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen will participate in the event
  • Each airport supporting the 48 hour ‘hackathon’ will share flight data with the developers to help with the challenge

 

Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.

 

Gatwick will share flight and waiting time data with the developers to help them with the challenge, alongside six other airports including: Schiphol (organisers of the initiative) Stockholm, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen.

 

The ‘{re}coding’ event, which is taking place in Berlin from 16 – 18 June, is the first time so many international airports have joined forces to collaborate and share data to improve the passengers’ experience by for example, managing passenger flows more efficiently, as well as preventing delays and inconvenience to passengers.

 

The hackathon will be divided into four main themes – Life before the airport, Life at the airport, Life in between airports and Life after the airport – which together cover all aspects of a plane trip, from booking the journey to the journey itself.

 

The developers will be split up into teams and present their ideas to a judging panel, who will award prizes to the winners of each theme.

 

This follows the news that Gatwick has installed 2000 beacons across both terminals, providing an indoor navigation system which enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – a world first for an airport.

 

Gatwick’s Chief Information Officer, Cathal Corcoran, said:

 

“Providing our passengers with the best possible experience as they travel through the airport is a key priority for us and by collaborating with other airports in this way we are able to explore and push the boundaries of current passenger facing technology.”

 

Schiphol Airport’s Innovation Manager, Christiaan Hen, said:

 

“{Re}coding aviation represents the first time in history that so many international airports have joined forces by opening up access to data for the development of innovative applications.

 

The challenges faced by every airport have been made central to the themes, and this ensures that the solutions developed by the participants will be widely applicable.”

 

 

End of roaming: Unexpected side effects for consumers, business users and operators?

Brussels, June 2017 –  As of June 15, mobile users in Europe will in principle be able to “roam-like-at-home”, under the EU new rules which abolish mobile roaming surcharges across the Union. MVNO Europe has always strongly supported the policy objective of “roam-like-at-home”, and its members are looking forward to offering roaming free offers to their customers. Yet, there might have unexpected side effects for consumers, business users and operators as wholesale regulated roaming caps still remain too high and could lead to competitive unbalances on the markets. Unfortunately, in this context we will not be surprised to see a number of operators applying and qualifying for derogations.

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US warns about North Korean hacker group’s 8-year-long attack spree

 

News broke earlier this week that the U.S. government issued an alert on the activities of a hacking group it called “Hidden Cobra,” saying the group was part of the North Korean government. The joint alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that “cyber actors of the North Korean government” had targeted the media, aerospace and financial sectors, as well as critical infrastructure, in the United States and globally.

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