Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime, and the costly attacks are not going to stop, says an insurance industry expert.
Tens of millions of homes, businesses and other buildings are concentrated in areas with the most risk from hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and earthquakes, a new study says. The findings underscore how development patterns exacerbate damage from climate change.
The West experienced extremely low rain and snowfall over the past year, compounded by drastically high temperatures. Less rain and increasing heat waves have led directly to drought conditions and water shortages.
The extraordinarily high temperatures, coupled with the drought gripping the area, create conditions where wildfires are more likely to start and spread rapidly. High winds in some areas exacerbate the risk.
The new order comes amid increased scrutiny of advanced driver assistance systems, especially Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said earlier this month said it had opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes, involving 10 deaths since 2016, where such systems were suspected of being in use.
Americans were behind the wheel for 307.8 hours in 2016, or around six hours a week. That’s a fair chunk of someone’s life not spent using apps on an iPhone, searching on Google or scrolling through Instagram.
Although insurers are well known for offering cover for even the most outlandish of risks, at a price, potential accidents in space are not yet among them. However, being uninsured in space is nothing new.
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