When we imagined the 21st century in the late lamented sixties, two features were always there: the cities on the Moon and the planets, and the flying cars. Much to our chagrin, neither materialized. But now SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build cities on Mars, and Uber is envisioning a fleet of flying cars, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Uber announced that that the world’s first self-driving Uber cars are on the road in Pittsburgh, the Steel City. The road ahead is still long, but the implications are staggering.
In a friendly nod to roping in and not employing white-hat hackers to look through its code to uncover vulnerabilities and possible weaknesses to exploit, Uber has announced a bug bounty program for security researchers or white-hat hackers.
With its first ever bug-bounty program, Uber has revealed that it will reward and pay independent security researchers with thousands of dollars for finding vulnerabilities in its websites and its apps across different platforms.
Uber is launching its official bug bounty program on popular platform HackerOne. Notably, Uber is also trying to keep white-hat hackers on its side with a “loyalty system” that rewards hackers with bonuses [...]
Uber just got cheaper in eighty cities in the US and Canada, and Uber drivers are pissed. “We’re reducing prices to heat up demand,” the company wrote in an e-mail to drivers for its Uber X and Uber XL services. Demand, many drivers point out, does not necessarily mean higher earnings for them, and they claim instead they’re subsidizing the new rates with paltry earnings.
Drivers claim that while Uber continues making the same rate as before the rate cut, their earnings are directly impacted; indeed, in some markets, they will be subsidizing the costs to chauffeur passengers. Since Uber actively prohibits drivers from collecting data in its driver agreement, there is not much [...]