Airport reopens Long Term 1 lot
Due to increased demand for parking, the Chattanooga Airport has reopened the Long Term 1 parking lot to accommodate an additional 400 spaces.
Long Term 1 will remain open for travelers through the completion of the multi-level parking facility. The $25 million parking garage, which will provide 1,300 spaces, is scheduled to open next month.
In addition to Long Term 1, Short Term and Long Term 2 remain open. To learn more about parking availability at the Chattanooga Airport, visit https://www.chattairport.com/parking-directions.
McDonald's hit by data breach
McDonald's has become the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan.
McDonald's Corp. said Friday that it quickly identified and contained the incident and that a thorough investigation was done. The fast-food chain said its investigation determined that only South Korea and Taiwan had customer personal data accessed, and that they would be taking steps to notify regulators and also the customers who may be impacted. No customer payment information was exposed.
McDonald's said it will look at the investigation's findings, coupled with input from security resources, to identify ways to further enhance its existing security measures.
Businesses across various sectors are being targeted by cybercriminals in recent weeks. On Wednesday, JBS SA, the world's largest meat processing company, revealed that it had paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system last month. And Colonial Pipeline, which transports about half of thec fuel consumed on the East Coast, last month paid a ransom of 75 bitcoin — then valued at roughly $4.4 million — in hopes of getting its system back online. On Monday the Justice Department announced that it had recovered most of the ransom payment.
Freight broker adds 92 jobs in Tennessee
A freight brokerage firm that concentrates on oversized open deck truck shipments is expanding in Nasvhville.
Simple Logistics Solutions (SiLo) said it is adding 92 jobs and investing nearly $712,000 in its downtown Nashville headquarters. The company works with both shippers and carriers to arrange the safe transport of goods and services across the United States and Canada.
Luke Hilko, vice president of SiLO, said the freight broker "is ready to grow through diverse local talent from the rich university presence and the solid transportation industry players the state of Tennessee has to offer.
Tennessee's transportation industry employs more than 227,000 persons,
"Nashville continues to attract top headquarters from around the country, and these new jobs will strengthen our transportation and logistics industry," Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said.
GM issues recall on 4 new vehicles
The U.S. government's highway safety agency approved a request by General Motors to recall four 2021 vehicle makes due to a malfunctioning air bag warning light.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the cars in question include the Buick Envision, Cadillac CT4 and CT5, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Corvette, Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.
The government said 285,622 vehicles were affected by the software-related issue, which could cause the air bag light to illuminate inconsistently and fail to notify the driver of an actual problem. Owners of the vehicles included in the recall will be informed by GM in writing later next month.
GM will update the vehicles' software free of charge to fix the problem.
Google seeks to avoid anti-trust regulations
Google is offering U.K. regulators a role overseeing its phasing out of ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, in a package of commitments the tech giant is proposing to apply globally to head off a competition investigation.
The U.K. competition watchdog has been investigating Google's proposals to remove so-called third-party cookies over concerns they would undermine digital ad competition and entrench the company's market power.
To address the concerns, Google on Friday offered a set of commitments including giving the Competition and Markets Authority an oversight role as the company designs and develops a replacement technology.
"The emergence of tech giants such as Google has presented competition authorities around the world with new challenges that require a new approach," Andrea Coscelli, the watchdog's chief executive, said.
The Competition and Markets Authority will work with tech companies to "shape their behavior and protect competition to the benefit of consumers," he said.