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The process for protecting children from identity theft is also easier
Citing concerns over high fuel prices and increased salaries for pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics, the first bag checked will now be $30, up from $25, while the second will set customers back another $40. Southwest is now the only major airline that doesn't charge for baggage.
Phone companies can use Stir/Shaken to authenticate the number for every call with a digital fingerprint—calls without that identification may be flagged or blocked.
The event marked the most significant move yet by Amazon to become an industry leader in smart-home technology.
Privacy and consumer advocates have raised questions about whether insurers may eventually use data to select the most profitable customers.