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Travis Kalanick Needs to Explain Role in Uber’s Breach: Gadfly
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Uber waits a year to reveal major hack of customer data
Washington Post • Peter Holley
Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users
WNYC • Aarti Shahani
Uber paid off hackers, concealed data breach affecting 57 million people
The Week • Catherine Garcia
Simulator trains teachers to deal with mass shootings
BBC
Uber Reveals Data Breach and Cover-up, Leading to Two Firings
The Wall Street Journal • Greg Bensinger
Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users
Daily Dot • Phillip Tracy
Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers
Los Angeles Times • David Pierson
Uber covered up massive hack that exposed data of 57m users and drivers
The Guardian • Julia Carrie Wong
Council Passes Ride-Share Tax to Fund Transit, CTA Announces $23M in Cuts, Reforms
Streetsblog • John Greenfield
 
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Travis Kalanick Needs to Explain Role in Uber’s Breach: Gadfly
Washington Post
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Finance, Green Transportation
Uber waits a year to reveal major hack of customer data
Washington PostPeter Holley
Uber said on Tuesday that it had suffered a breach in 2016 that exposed personal information, including names and phones numbers, of 57 million drivers and customers. The company said that soon after it had learned of the breach, it took steps...
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Advertising Industry, Green Transportation
Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users
WNYCAarti Shahani
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Finance, Green Transportation
Uber paid off hackers, concealed data breach affecting 57 million people
The WeekCatherine Garcia
In October 2016, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers, the company announced Tuesday. Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data, which included names, email addresses, phone numbers, and in the case of some U.S....
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Education, Green Transportation
Simulator trains teachers to deal with mass shootings
BBC
There have been more than 200 school shootings in the United States over the last four years.
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Financial Regulatory Bodies, Green Transportation
Uber Reveals Data Breach and Cover-up, Leading to Two Firings
The Wall Street JournalGreg Bensinger
Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday revealed it paid hackers $100,000 in an effort to conceal a data breach affecting 57 million accounts one year ago, a troubling disclosure that adds to a string of scandals and legal problems for the world’s most...
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Green Transportation, Security Software & Services
Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users
Daily DotPhillip Tracy
Uber admitted Tuesday to covering up a massive cyberattack by paying hackers $100,000 so they wouldn’t reveal that they had stolen sensitive information from 57 million customer and driver accounts. Two hackers reportedly accessed a private Github site used by Uber engineers,...
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Green Transportation, Technology Industry
Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers
Los Angeles TimesDavid Pierson
Uber Technologies Inc. admitted Tuesday that hackers stole personal data belonging to 57 million customers and drivers — a fact it concealed for more than a year. The attack, which took place in October 2016, resulted in the worldwide theft of names,...
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Digital Media, Green Transportation
Uber covered up massive hack that exposed data of 57m users and drivers
The GuardianJulia Carrie Wong
Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday. According to Bloomberg, which first reported on the breach, Uber paid...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Council Passes Ride-Share Tax to Fund Transit, CTA Announces $23M in Cuts, Reforms
StreetsblogJohn Greenfield
Today the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget, including a new fee on ride-hailing trips to fund the CTA. In addition, the transit agency announced $20 million in cost reductions and $3 million in new revenue, which should help...
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