A Southwest Airlines flight attendant alleges in a lawsuit that two pilots streamed airplane bathroom video to the cockpit in February 2017. KPHO-TV reports that Renee Steinaker said she was working on a flight from Phoenix to Pittsburgh when she went into the cockpit and noticed an iPad mounted to the windshield, live streaming from one of the plane’s lavatories.
KPHO-TV reports that according to the lawsuit, about two and a half hours into the flight, the pilot, Terry Graham, asked Steinaker to sit in the cockpit while he used the restroom since protocol states that two people must be in the cockpit at all times. Once inside, Steinaker noticed the iPad that she said was live streaming video from the lavatory, where Graham now was.
In her lawsuit, she says the co-pilot, Ryan Russell, told her “there was a camera in the lavatory and that it was hidden so no one would ever find it.” He also allegedly told her not to tell anyone because it was on the “downlow (sic).”
Russell allegedly said “the cameras were new and they were on all of Southwest Airlines 737-800” planes but Steinaker didn’t believe him.
Steinaker said she took a photo of the iPad and then reported the incident to Southwest Airlines. However, according to court documents, Graham and Russell were never disciplined.
Steinaker claims that after reporting the incident, she was monitored by supervisors in a “threatening and bizarre manner.”
According to KPHO, court papers indicate that Steinaker and other flight attendants were told to keep quiet about what they saw. Steinaker was allegedly warned, “if this got out, if this went public, no one, I mean no one, would ever fly our airline again.”
Southwest Airlines released this statement to CBS News: “The safety and security of our Employees and Customers is Southwest’s uncompromising priority. As such, Southwest does not place cameras in the lavatories of our aircraft. At this time, we have no other comment on the pending litigation.”
Late Saturday afternoon, Southwest told the Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network, that there was no camera in the bathroom and that the airline would vigorously defend the lawsuit.
A suit filed in federal court for the District of Arizona alleges that on Feb. 27, 2017, Renee Steinaker was working as a flight attendant on Flight 1088 between Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
On Saturday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Southwest Airlines sent the Arizona Republic an additional email, stating:
“Southwest will vigorously defend the lawsuit. When the incident happened two years ago, we investigated the allegations and addressed the situation with the crew involved. We can confirm from our investigation that there was never a camera in the lavatory; the incident was an inappropriate attempt at humor which the company did not condone.”
We asked for clarification about why the airline believes it was a bad attempt at humor, how it knows there was no camera and whether the pilots faced discipline.
The spokesperson responded: “At this time, we have no other comment on the pending litigation.”
Adansi Travel Wins Marketing Oriented Hospitality Company Of The Year
Ghana’s leading travel and tour company, Adansi Travels has been adjudged the Marketing Oriented Hospitality Company of the Year, 2022.
At the 34th Annual National Marketing Performance Awards ceremony at the Labadi Beach Hotel, the hospitality company was again crowned for the second time after winning it first in 2020.
Adansi Travels which started a decade ago with a staff strength of 3 people in the Obuasi area in the Ashanti Region of Ghana has become a major tourist promoter, introducing locals to foreign tourist sites and foreigners to breath-taking local tourist sites in Ghana.
The C.E.O, after picking up the award said, We extend our profound appreciation to all our partners, clients, and well-wishers. To our valued clients, who have entrusted us with their travel experiences and have become cherished members of our travel family since 2016, we are deeply thankful. Your unwavering support has inspired us to continually innovate and enhance our offerings.”
He further added, “This recognition will serve as a constant reminder to us to consistently provide nothing less than our very best. We are immensely grateful to CIMG for bestowing this significant honor upon us for the second time, and it serves as a driving force for us to continue striving for excellence.”
This award is in recognition of Adansi Travels’ excellence in strategic marketing which has led to delivering excellent results over the years.
Travels’ tenants for work is hinged on professionalism, trust and loyalty. This leads them to create a niche market that allows people irrespective of their budget to explore Ghana and the world.
Is a Free VPN Safe to Use? Exploring the Risks and Benefits
In our current digital age, online privacy and security have become an importantt concerns for internet users around the world. With the increasing prevalence of cyber threats and data breaches, people are actively seeking ways to protect their online activities. Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have gained popularity as tools that promise safeguarding your digital footprint. While there are many VPN options available, free VPNs, in particular, have garnered significant attention due to their accessibility. In this article, we will explore the risks and benefits of using a free VPN, with a focus on free VPN for Windows.
Understanding VPNs: What Are They?
Before delving into the world of free VPNs, let’s understand what a VPN is and how it works. A VPN is essentially a service that establishes a secure, encrypted connection between your device (in this case, your Windows PC) and a remote server. This connection masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic, making it difficult for third parties, such as hackers or government agencies, to monitor your online activities.
The Benefits of Using a Free VPN
Enhanced Privacy: One of the primary advantages of using a free VPN is the boost in online privacy. Your internet service provider (ISP), websites, and even potential cybercriminals won’t be able to track your online behavior when you’re connected to a VPN.
Bypassing Geo-Restrictions: Free VPNs often allow users to access geo-restricted content. For example, if a streaming platform or website is only accessible in certain regions, a VPN can make it appear as though you’re browsing from an eligible location.
Protection on Public Wi-Fi: When you connect to public Wi-Fi networks, your data becomes vulnerable to interception. A free VPN can add an extra layer of security when you’re using unsecured public Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, or hotels.
The Risks Associated with Free VPNs
Data Logging: Many free VPN providers track and log user data. This can include your online activities, websites visited, and even personal information. This data may then be sold to third parties or used for targeted advertising.
Inadequate Security Measures: Some free VPNs might not implement robust encryption protocols, leaving your data vulnerable to breaches or leaks.
Limited Features: Free VPNs often come with limitations, such as slower connection speeds, data caps, and fewer server locations. These restrictions can hinder your online experience.
Malware and Adware: Some free VPN services have been found to include malware or adware in their software, potentially infecting your device.
Uncertain Jurisdiction: Free VPN providers can be based in countries with lax data privacy laws, which means they may not be obligated to protect your data.
Choosing the Right Free VPN for Windows
If you decide to use a free VPN for your Windows device, it’s essential to exercise caution and select a reputable service. Here are some simple tips for selecting the right one:
Read Reviews: Research and read user reviews and expert opinions to find out which free VPNs have a good reputation for security and privacy.
Check for No-Logs Policy: Look for a free VPN that has a strict no-logs policy. This means they don’t store your online activities or personal information.
Encryption Standards: Check what encryption standards the VPN employs. The stronger, the better.
Server Locations: Opt for a free VPN with multiple server locations so you can access content from different regions.
Trial Period: Some premium VPN providers offer limited free versions or trial periods of their services. These can be a safer option than entirely free VPNs.
In conclusion, the decision to use a free VPN for your Windows device comes with both benefits and risks. While free VPNs can enhance your online privacy and help you access geo-restricted content, they may also compromise your data security and privacy due to certain limitations and potential pitfalls. To maximize the benefits of using a free VPN while minimizing the risks, it’s crucial to conduct thorough research, choose a reputable provider, and be aware of the privacy policies and security measures in place. Ultimately, your online security is in your hands, and a well-informed choice can help you navigate the digital landscape more safely.
Edem, Camidoh, Cina Soul, Chief One, Keeny Ice to rock Asogli Yam Festival 2023 stage this Sunday in Ho
Celebrated Ghanaian Rapper/CEO, Edem, parades his fellow Volta Artistes for this year’s big stage at the Asogli Yam Festival.
Edem will be joined on stage by ‘Sugarcane’ hitmaker, Camidoh, who for the first time will be rocking such a big stage in Ho since his major break.
Chief One and Keeny Ice, current Volta Heavyweight Artistes with banging back-to-back hits will also grace the stage with Edem.
Cina Soul, the swooning singer is the surprise Act listed for the concert as well. She joins the big line up for the show slated for this Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Budding artistes, Rizzlah Stylah and Tuf B have also been named as performers on the night with DJ Cyril being the top man on the music decks.
White House Forecourt is the venue for the show and event kick starts from 5:00pm on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Events 21 and Beenie Words are producers of this event.
The big celebration is in line with T
ogbe Afede XIV’s 20th Anniversary on the Throne as Agbogbomefia of Asogli State.
Asogli Yam Festival also known as Asogli Te Za” is an annual festival celebrated in Ho Municipal by the Asogli Fraternity, happens during the 3rd and 4th quarter of every year.
For further information, kindly reference the flyer for details, or connect directly with Elorm Beenie, Production Lead for the concert.