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September 15, 2016

Beware Uber Drivers! The Robot Cars Are Coming

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.

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March 22, 2016

Uber Welcomes Hackers with Its First-Ever Bug Bounty Program

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 [...]

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January 14, 2016

Uber Just Got Cheaper In The US And Canada And Its Drivers Are Pissed

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 [...]

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January 8, 2016

Uber Agrees $20,000 Fine for failing to Report a Data Breach

Ridesharing giant Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for the ‘failure to provide timely notice to drivers’ about a data breach that occurred in September, 2014.

New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, has announced a settlement with Uber that will see the San Francisco-based company pay a fine for failing to inform drivers of a data breach in time. Significantly, the announcement also revealed that Uber agreed improve its cybersecurity standards and practices.

Some of the new practices that Uber is required to adhere to as a part of the settlement includes:

Encryption of rider location details. Uber will now have to encrypt the geo-locations of its [...]
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